So I'm kind of in a bind/desperately need help. I'm a senior in HS and I'm starting the college application process. I need to think of a common app essay to write. If I apply early to a school, and I think I will, I need to have at least a first draft by the end of the week, but I have intense writers block. So:
1) What did you write about for your college essay?
2) Have any interesting, unique prompts?
Thanks. : )
i had a very bad night, tqc.
have you ever acted in the moment only to regret the consequences later? if so, explain.
if not, is it cold where you are?
also, ladies, are you pmsing? i think that's part of my problem. :(
I'm feeling very blah. What are some of the saddest stories/news articles/youtube videos/pictures that you've ever seen? I need to put my life in perspective to the world around me.
Alternatively; are you allergic to latex?
Does anyone beside me think that Ben Linus and Richard Alpert should have hot nasty BDSM sex?
God though... which one of them would top??
what's the worst possible thing you could write an american college essay about?
So my mom went to the post office today and in front they had a poster of Obama as Hitler. It said something about not wanting Obama's Hitler healthcare or some bullshit.
Anyway, regardless of someone's views I always thought comparing anyone but Hitler to Hitler is offensive and I'm surprised that something like that would be at a place like the Post Office.
Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but are things like that--political things that obviously aren't neutral--allowed at post offices? Off of the top of my head I'd think that since it's a government-owned building/property that it isn't allowed.
Anyone know for sure? If you don't, do you think someone should say something about it? The thought of going to a PO and seeing that is really... unpleasant.
What was your hottest hook up ever like?
Details! Mine was on a date after watching Mean Girls and drinking a mug of Barefoot Merlot, hah. He popped in the next DVD and we didn't end up seeing any of it. We kissed/cuddled/groped all night and kept falling asleep and waking up smooching. :]
Do you generally keep your nails long or short?
How often you you trim them?
How does that make you feel?
So I have been a huge fan of greek yogurt lately but found russian yogurt at my local supermarket today. What is the main difference between the two? Is it the texture? Taste? Also it was dramatically cheaper for a lot more. Can anyone explain to me as to why?
how the fuck do you deal with humidity?
i'm sweating just sitting here, it's bullshit.
Ok, it's 1:50 in the morning. I have a class at 9AM, but my dormmate has three people over (two of which I despise) watching tv. Would it be rude to tell them all to GTFO so I can fucking sleep? I don't want to piss off my dormmate, but I also want to go to fucking bed.
tqc, i am on a mac. while reading the replies to a livejournal post, ALL OF A SUDDEN the font got 2x bigger. what did i do???? i thought my fingers were only on the mousepad, but i know the mousepads on macs can do crazy things.
the font thing is only on replies to livejournal posts, but i would love to figure out how to make the font bigger on every web page.
if you're not computer savvy: do any of you use natural shampoo/conditioner? if so, what's your favorite kind. i'm scared to get natural conditioner, since i'm super picky about them
What's something you don't think you'll ever get over?
TQC, I turned 21 two hours ago! And I'm drunk for the first time in my life! What should I do with my drunk self? As in, should I cause mischief or just go to bed?
Best drink ever?
Are you generally a decent speller when you're drunk? I'm finding I use a LOT of scientific terms to explain myself to people, and I'm generally spelling them right.
Why are chip bags so crinkly and noisy? Is it to make you feel guilty for getting chips and salsa at three in the morning?
HEY, GUYS! I've just said something witty and incisive about politics, religion, and/or American hypocrisy! How will you respond?
What are the components of your ideal smoothie?
Why do so many people find the term "trailer trash" acceptable?
How is that not classist?
It's 7am on the Pacific coast of western United States. Why the hell are you up?
What do you plan on doing for lunch? Or if you had lunch, dinner?
1)Does facebook depress you? why?
2)Have you ever worked the night shift? did you like it or hate it?
3)Is your heat on? what temperature is it outside?
yes, 60 degrees.
What should I do about a best friend who eats WAY too much of my food whenever she comes over here? My boyfriend and I have started hiding snacks from her. I've said something about it before but she always gets offended and points out how often she shares with me, which is true, but this girl will show up and eat like an entire loaf of bread and box of cereal. I know she has tons of awesome food at her house courtesy of rich parents, so why does she feel the need to come over and raid our fridge when we can barely afford to feed the people who live here?
When you pull a muscle, do you prefer to use heat or cold?
Do you use any kind of budgeting program on your computer?
Should I go back to school and get a Master's?
Skiing or snowboarding?
Did you get drunk/are you going to get drunk on your 21st birthday?
What did you do/what do you want to do for your bachelor[ette] party?
I want a bike to take the place of my car as my primary mode of transportation and I have a few questions. If you know the answer, feel free to give your two cents.
What bike would you recommend I get? Keep in mind, it must be....
-Compact (able to fit into trunks or back seats of cars)
-For city streets (I'm not much of a mountain biker)
(-Electric would be nice but not necessary(sometimes I just don't have energy or I have to ride long distances)
Between $500-1,000, what would you recommend? If money was no object, what would you recommend?
I sold something on eBay 3 days (and change) ago, and it looks like the buyer just isn't going to pay. The buyer is a PowerSeller and runs an eBay store, so she's probably pretty familiar with how eBay works regarding payment. My auction states that the buyer has 48 hours to pay by PayPal once the auction ends, and currently, she's at 80+ hours without paying. I've sent her an invoice through email, as well as a friendly reminder to pay by email.
1) How long is a fair amount of time to wait before reporting her to eBay/leaving her negative feedback?
2) I'm sure that after I give her negative feedback, she'll give me neg. feedback as well. If it's an unfair negative (which it likely will be), am I able to have that neg. feedback removed? I only have 8 pieces of feedback total, all of them positive, and a negative would really hurt my score. I checked eBay's rules about this, but they're unclear.
3) Have any shitty eBay stories to share?
(This pisses me off because of the five things I've sold in the last three weeks, this is the SECOND person to try to get out of bidding/paying. At least the first person had the decency to write me and say, "yo, I can't pay," and I canceled her bid without reporting her.)
Women (and men too, I suppose) of TQC, I need you to play on google for me.
How many calories are in 1 fun size bar of Hershey's cookies n creme? My boss asked but I already threw away the bag.
Edit: 73.3; I retrieved the bag and looked. If anyone cares to know.
how old are you?
how do you make a living?
how much school do you have under your belt?
I haven't been able to get on here very much lately..with school and work and all.
Have I missed anything particularly awesome in the past month or so?
Any super sweet drama?
Did you guys even notice I was gone?
Are you listening to music right now? What?
What was your last journal entry about?
How do you feel about Skullcandy brand earbuds?
How many bones have you broken?
None (I don't count all the cracked fingers from football, since they were minor cracks that couldn't have anything done for them)
What's the worst injury you've ever had?
Sprained ankle my senior football season...not a bad record over 13 years of baseball, 6 of football, 4 of track, 2 of wrestling, 3 of soccer, and 2 of basketball.
What's the worst injury you've ever witnessed in person?
I line-drived a baseball squarely into a kid's left eye in Little League. It fractured his skull and tore his cornea.
If you'd rather not talk about owies, what's your favorite kind of cake?
What about stiches? Have you ever had stitches? Where? Why?
I jumped out of a tree when I was seven, and a sharp stub of a branch caught me under the right armpit, tearing it open. Then there was the hand-through-a-fence thing two years ago that got me stitched up from the palm, between the fingers, to the back of my right hand.
What's your favorite Beatles song?
My personal choice is In My Life. Never fails to make me nostalgic.
Is it ever okay to consume alcohol right before work?
Do your hipbones touch the bed/ground when you're laying on your stomach?
Grrr I need a smaller pelvis.
If death could talk to you, what would he/she say?
what the hell are you talking about
I have the day all the myself! What should I do?
I was thinking of going to either the Museum of Sex or the Transit museum. Or going shopping.
I have some kind of sickness (could be the flu or just a bad virus) but I feel like my house is uber dusty. Could this have a factor on my sickness? What can I do to make it better? What can I do to make ME better?
My family will be spending a day and a half in DC and half a day in Philadelphia this December. What, aside from the normal DC/Philly tourist traps, are things we need to see?
Why is it when you transport something by car it's called a 'shipment' but when you transport it by ship it's 'cargo'?
Would a Highlights subscription be a cool gift for a 6 yr old?
My cousin's birthday is coming up and I'm not sure what to get her. Any idea's?
1 - Ideally, what would you like to be "known for" at your workplace? Even if you are working at a convenience store or as a janitor, there is always room to make a difference in the work you do and/ or the lives around you.
2 - If you aren't working, what would you like to do and why?
3 - And more long term, what would you like to be known for or accomplish in your career?
4 - Does organizing things make you happy?
5 - Have you ever planned a party? If so, for what and how did it go?
6 - What makes you unique?
7 - Can you do any magic tricks?
Can you regale me with tales of bad roommates to remind me how awesome mine is?
My best friend works at a Catholic School/Church and right now she is stuffing envelopes with invitations for a funeral. The church messed up and there's an invitation to be sent out to the dead guy...to his own funeral. Should she say something or send it out in the name of LOL?
my childhood best friend is getting married on saturday and i'm the maid of honor! yay! but now for the speech...
have you ever made a speech at a wedding? what did you say?
i know i want to make it kind of funny, but how much is too much?
i don't really know the groom all that well so i don't really have any stories of them as a couple.
if you were giving a speech in honor of your oldest friend, what would you say?
What exactly is a purple nurple?
Any state of Georgia teachers here? I am planning on taking the GACE History test (fyi, I am almost done with my BS in Middle School Ed w/ a minor in History, so if I get the History element I can teach middle and high), and I am curious on how difficult the test is. I have checked out the study guide for sale, but it is a piece of crap. Any ideas on study material, I am pretty knowledgeable on History, I was going be a history major, but teaching was my goal to begin with, so here we are.
I may be adopting a year old husky in the next few days. Although I grew up with dogs and have lots of experience with them, I've never owned a dog as an adult. For those of you who have medium-large size dogs, approximately how much do you spend a month to on it? (for food, healthcare, toys, flea treatment, etc)
Do you have any tips on how to keep yourself feeling awake/comfortable when working 16 hours straight? I'm starting a second job next week and three or four days a week I will potentially be starting work at 5 a.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m.
Caffeine has no effect on me so that's not an option...even though my first job is in a coffee shop.
What makes you smile, TQC?
This will be my last relationship question for a while TQC. I promise. :(
What do you do when everything reminds you of the person you're still in love with who broke your heart?
And I mean everything. I'm having a hard time sleeping because random memories of us will pop into my head. When I take a shower, I think of when we showered together. It's EVERYTHING and I can't stop. I've tried keeping busy but that just leads to more things popping into my head.
Alternatively, what are you doing this weekend?
Why does making a grocery list always suck so much dick? >:(
ETA DONE! We're having linguine, white chicken chili, piccata, sketti, country fried steak, German pork and wontons. JFC, it's over!
If you and your SO were to both do profiles on eHarmony.com, do you think it would select the two of you as a match?
[BTW, I haven't done this, so I have no idea what eHarmony asks.]
Do you ever take sick days from work when you aren't sick?
What is the maximum number of sick days in a row that you've taken when you weren't sick?
What excuses do you give?
My mom was just mopping the kitchen and her bf goes in there to warm up soup and she completely flipped out. Yelling, crying, slamming doors and taking off...the usual. Because he stepped on the floor she was cleaning.
What was the last over reaction you witnessed?
I'm giving a process speech about how to make a sandwich from the deli I used to work at. Would wearing my old uniform be awesome for the visual aid? Should I get a picture of the actual sandwich too?
Though the following type of sentence is often said in common speech, it isn't gramatically correct:
He came across as condescending, though he didn't intend to.
What do you call verbs like 'intend' that require the words to, for, of, in, etc., to follow the verb in order for it to be operational?
Where are you from and what do you miss about it? (That is, if you've moved away from your hometown.)
Did you know that there's no actual grammatical rule against ending a sentence with a preposition?
How does that make you feel?
Where's it at?
What do you strive to be?
Why is the hair in this one spot on my head growing out curly? Everything else is straight except this spot of kinks. It's starting to annoy me.
Also, has your hair changed itself over the years?
I know some people that were born blonde and it turned darker or born with dark hair and it turned lighter.
What's a good food to go with chili?
Maybe grilled cheese? IDK HELP ME TQC FOOD GODS.
where do you smoke weed?
alone or with people?
do you go to work/class high?
Do you have any 'phobias' or irrational fears?
What was the worst thing to happen while you were having sex with someone?
What is your opinion on people who make/take calls while they're on the toilet?
As a child/pubescent young man or woman, how often did you get what you wanted? How hard did you have to work for it?
quick! I need 600 glow sticks (300 necklaces, 300 bracelets) by saturday. online wholesale places take forever to ship, and the place I found that does ship in 2 days is charging $90.00 EXTRA.
HELPPPPPPPPPP! what do I do?
ETA: i'm selling the glowsticks at my school's homecoming to raise money to help put an end to child sex trafficking. not that it's all boohooyou'reoffthehook but my school's administration didn't respond to my request to do a fundraiser earlier. just sayin.
do you know of any websites that are fairly cheap that sell gifts?
(things like ltd commodities, brookstone, abc distributing, etc.)
do you buy alot of things online?
from what websites?
is anyone good with excel? i'm trying to make a formula that will make the cell display "no" only if three specific requirements are met. how do i do this?
How long does corn on the cob have to boil?
What are some good photo scavenger hunt ideas? The more ridiculous, the better.
Do you believe in miracles?
Why or why not?
Have you ever seen a miracle IRL?
The Supreme Court is about to decide whether state and local governments have a right to deny the people a concealed handgun license. A man in Chicago sued because they denied his request for a concealed handgun after he applied for one because he was threatened by a drug dealer. They have historically sided with those who say "the right of the people" means any citizen.
Article six of the U.S. constitution says: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
If the Supreme Court decides state and local governments have the right to say the people don't have the right to keep and bear arms, then can it be said "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" is a supreme law of the land?
What does something being the supreme law of the land mean to you?
What's the best news you've got lately?
In what places have you engaged in sexual activities that weren't your bed or your partners bed?
Inspired by the people doing something in the bathroom at the bar I went to Sunday D:
Does anyone else feel like they have to get nice and attractive before having super special masturbation time?
Anyone have any cheap, skanky Halloween outfit ideas?
TQC, what was your greatest psychedelic experience like? (mushrooms, mdma, lsd, etc).
If you don't do drugs, could you describe a recurring dream you have? Or your most memorable dream?
Do you like Indian food?
What is your favourite dish?
Should I get an iPod Touch, an iPhone, or a netbook? If you have an iPod Touch, do you wish you'd gotten an iPhone instead?
I just want to be able to check email and chat on IM when I'm not at home/work. All I use a cell phone for is at most 100 text msgs a month-- so I just have a cheap pay-as-you-go plan, and that makes the iPhone's data plan feel pretty pricy.
belly buttons: which is more sexy, innie or outtie?
My boyfriend and I ordered a pizza from Papa Johns earlier. The delivery guy was half an hour late which meant a cold pizza, my boyfriend had to meet him in our parking lot because he got lost, he brought a 20oz bottle of soda instead of a 2 liter, and completely ignored my boyfriend when he asked for Parmesan Cheese. Luckily the manager offered us a free large pizza, but hands down the worst service I've ever had.
So dear TQC, will you share with me your delivery (or just customer service) horror stories?
What do you think of people who get plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons?
What would you do/say if one of your friends told you that they were going to get cosmetic surgery?
help me i dont know anything about this, i need a credit card that i can take a couple grand out of. i dont know how do find any with a good rate. im a college student with no credit if that helps anything. can you help me find one?
What's the last thing that embarrassed you?
My great grandma has dementia and she had to have an MRI today. She kept asking why I was making her go into the Enterprise.
Her Doctor then came in and she yelled "DOCTOR SPOCK! Why aren't your ears pointed?!"
She then continued to strip down in front of him and hug all over him, asking me to do the same.
You don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?
So I bought my boyfriend an iPod for his birthday. He already had one but it's an older version and I got him an iPod Touch. The thing is, I want to wrap it so he doesn't instantly know he's getting one when I give him his gift. Any creative gift wrapping ideas? I was thinking of wrapping a shirt around it so he'll think he's getting that but I thought that was a little boring and I'm afraid he'll drop it when he pulls it out of the box/bag. :P
If you have scented candles, what scent are they?
How would you rate your last date on a scale of 1 to 10? (1 being horrible and 10 being the greatest.) Care to explain?
If you've never gone on a date, what's the dumbest thing you've done for a guy or a girl?
I think I'm going to make a sammich. Do I want it toasted or untoasted? (Contents will be bread, turkey, spinach, provalone, avacado, and mustard if that matters).
How is your relationship with your coworkers?
I just got a Facebook message from one saying "I'm fbooking from work shh don't tell!" And it made me :D
While I was at the store today I saw they had already started putting out CHRISTMAS stuff, and among it was a countdown (79 days). So, if they can put that crap out this early, I figure I can ask you this question this early as well- What will YOU be asking/hoping for this holiday season? I mean objects, not "world peace".
What are some things you do obsessively?
I'm constantly applying chapstick and I've recently become neurotic about vaccuuming.
I'm bored. here are some questions my friends and I have been debating lately. (with the exception of the last one.)
what are guys thinking about when they stare at boobs? (creativity/hilarity and honesty equally prized)
chocolate peanut butter cups: pronounced rees-uhz or rees-eez? and what about reese's pieces?
do you still buy CDs?
crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
what was the weather like today where you are?
Have you ever worked as an independent sales consultant? (Along the lines of...Avon/Tupperware/Mary Kay)
Which do you think is the best one to get into?
Pants never seem to fit me right. They are ALWAYS too long. What do you do with your jeans/other kinds of pants that are too long? Do you think rolling them up looks ugly/tacky?
What's your favourite casual, going-out outfit? Not like out on a date, but maybe out with friends.
What's the most versatile item in your wardrobe? How do you wear it?
I bought a package of Laffy Taffy. It came with red, green, and purple. The red and the green are soft and chewy and wonderful, but all the purple are hard! What sort of conspiracy is this, TQC?
What's your favorite "trashy" meal? I'm in need for some comfort food soon.
Why is is spelled Barbra Streisand and not BARBARA, like how you normally spell it?
It reminds me of that Flight Of The Conchords episode with the epileptic dog :(
does anyone remember that website posted here within the last week/two weeks dedicated to terrible date stories? i can't find it..
any other websites you read for fun when youre bored? not fml, mlia, etc.
The news just told me the moon is being bombed on Friday. WTF?
Have you heard of this? What are your thoughts?
I just volunteered for a position of significant responsibility that will consume a significant chunk of my time over the next few months, even though my life is already unmanageable -- and I am not 100% in agreement with the organization to which I will be devoting all of this effort.
Why did I do this, Mr. and Mrs. DeKusee?
You're at an arena concert, which is in a general oval shape. An aerial view would show the stage situated to the left end of things. There are four levels of seating. Would you rather be in section 123 row 1(the right side of the arena from the aerial view), or in section 436 row 1 (the left side of the arena, basically over the stage)?
I went to Muse & U2 tonight but was so far back I didn't really enjoy it :( I think I'd prefer to be higher up than further out, if I can help it.
Are you a U2 fan?
I'm not a fan, but I don't dislike them either. I won the tickets.
Are you a Muse fan?
I like them a lot more after hearing them live, so yes :)
A guy bought me a button ($5) that says "STAND UP TO ROCKSTARS U2360". Do you see the irony in this?
What kind of clothes(and shoes) should I wear in minus 20- 30 degrees Celsius? I've never been anywhere that cold so I have no idea.
iphone users: how much do you pay every month?
my family and i are with t-mobile and so obviously we have a family plan, but i would really like an iphone and i'm considering switching to at&t when our contract ends in december. i would need an individual plan... i don't talk too much, but i do love texting, internet, all that data shit. i just need an estimate of how much $$$ it will be.
hi guys! can you think of actions that convey different meanings?
(e.g pointing of finger)