October 16th, 2009

  • akktri

Compatibility question

I want to use Photoshop 5 on a Vista computer. Is there any way I can download something to make the program work on there?
I'm trying to save money. I don't want to shell out $500 for CS or whatever they're selling now.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Kill Bill - Elle
  • poo

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If you were facing the prospect of being in chronic pain the rest of your life how would you react?

Would your answer change if this pain affected your mobility, or was worsened by it?

Suggest a happy topic for the night?

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i had a final interview at target october 5 (a week and a half ago), and i went and took the drug test that day. the lady told me that she'd call me before orientation (and not to come if she didn't call) and that i'd receive something in the mail from them before orientation. orietation is supposed to be the 22nd, and i haven't heard from them yet nor have i gotten either the "sorry you're not good enough" postcard or whatever it is they send if you ARE good enough.

does this mean i failed the drug test? should i call them and see if they just forgot to call me back? i'm really need this job and i expected to have been called already so i'm really worried.

eta: i'll be calling in the morning. here's hoping!
  • cio

Paranormal Activity

Anyone else see Paranormal Activity tonight?
If so, did a girl in the crowd freak out at the end of the movie and start yelling at people about whether or not they go to church, and how "these things are real."?
Just curious as to whether or not that was some kind of ploy.
nat > smirk
  • amalius

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 What are your favorite pairings/ships and from what fandoms? If you don't have a favorite ship, why?

My top two are Zutara (from Avatar: the Last Airbender) and Jackie/Hyde (from That 70's Show).
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    bored bored

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I've had a weird pain in the top of my right hand since I came back to school. It seems to get worse when I type or text on my phone. It's not like a sharp pain and it's not agonizing, but it's really annoying. It kind of feels like its in the bone on the top side of my hand, right above my wrist.

I didn't really know what the symptoms of carpal tunnel were and since I had heard you can get it from using the computer too much I thought it might be that. I looked it up though and it doesn't seem to fit...my hand doesn't fall asleep randomly like it should with carpal tunnel. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? Am I just on the computer too long and it's wearing my hand out?

[ETA:] Also, WHO DELETED the n-word entry? I was waiting to see shit go down.
Autumn Pink

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Does a Justice of the Peace have the right to decline to marry a couple for his own personal beliefs?

I have a box of (mocha) Fiber One bars and a box of Fuji Apple Crisps, which one would you like?

You walk into a doctor's office and there is music playing - what kind of music is it?

What crazy technological/futuristic/nearly impossible thing thing do you wish we could do? (Like, how cool would it be if I could actually somehow transmit the bag of Apple Crisps to you.) 

Are you one of those people who lives for the weekend: dreads Mondays and loves Fridays?

Duchess of Devonshire

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Which fashion trends are you tired of?
I'm tired of the entire 80s throwback look. I'm also tired of cloches and pageboy-style hats. And leggings on anyone. Leggings aren't pants..

Which fashion trends would you like to see return?
Honestly, anything before 1920 but I know some people wouldn't put up with that. I'd love to see 50s/early 60s style swing skirts in again (complete with petticoats).

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I've got a ton of bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks. What should I make for dinner? Note: it's raining so I can't barbecue, which I had planned to do. If you don't have any suggestions, can you point me to a community that would?

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Has anyone ever sold anything on Craigslist before? I'd like to sell my iPod (Touch), and I'm not super keen on using ebay. How was your experience?

Alternatively, have you ever sold anything on Ebay, and how was your experience?

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I'm lookin for a new (pretty big) cage for my pet rats. Are there any good websites to buy pet cages besides Martins and Quality Cages??

if you dk or dc, are you happy with your physical appearance? if so what are your fave features? if not, what would you change?

EDIT: a cage that is suuuuper easy to clean is a huuge plus.
Spiral of Light

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So I broke my laptop today. I accidently dropped it when I was in class today, but it was in my bag and there's no damage done to the outside. When I tried to turn it on, the battery light flashed yellow. I assumed this meant something was wrong with the battery (which charged all night long better than that, I used it this morning before I went to class), so I took it out, inspected it, and put it back in. Now when I try to turn my laptop on, nothing happens! So, TQC, what do you think is wrong with my laptop?

(If it still won't work when I take it home & plug it in, I am of course taking it to a shop somewhere.)

Edit: I turned it on just now and it worked, but it couldn't detect the battery and ended up shutting down unexpectedly. Does this change your answer?
Angelic transmutation

Buying manga

Where does everyone buy their USED manga online? The cheaper the better. I've checked places like amazon, ebay, abebooks, powells etc.

I'm looking for the vampire knight series, and it would be good to know where to look :)

I am also not looking for places to read SCANLATIONS of them online.

FLORENCE by rodeo_town


My son is currenly watching nick jr and Miss spider's sunny patch is on. They are going on an adventure to look for mushrooms, "Not just any mushrooms, special mushrooms".
Should I continue to let my son watch this?
Why or why not?
What are some crazy ridiculous things you've seen on television meant for toddlers?

EDIT, another question.
My friend told me that I shouldn't let my son watch the old loony toons cartoons because they are brainwashing and racist. I do anyway, but seriously what harm could it do? Is my son going to be racist when he gets older because of these cartoons? Seriously wth
Secret Squirrel

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How do you tell someone nicely that they need to talk more?

I've been occasionally texting this guy and he seems very interested in me and always asks me questions to get to know me better. I answer his questions as best as I can and I always make sure to elaborate on things. But I've noticed that his responses are always one liners or two words long. He'll reply with "Lol nice" or "That's cool" or "Yea".

He's the one asking the questions so I know he's not losing interest. Even when I ask him questions, his answers are always short like "Working" or "About to play soccer" and then that just ends it.

It's starting to annoy the hell out of me. I like him a lot, but I feel like I'm chatting my life away and that when we finally get together in person, I am going to have nothing to say because I already said everything. We lost touch for a while and I haven't seen him in months but I KNOW he doesn't act like this in person. He's always talking.

I don't know what to say to him to make him say more than "That's cool". WHY is that cool? He could tell me why and he doesn't.

How do I break it to him that his two word responses are annoying? It makes me feel like I'm putting so much effort into this and getting nothing in return.

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1. If you had a PA* for your life right now, what would you get them to do?

Send emails to my lecturer/intern supervisor to tell them why things aren't done, clean my house.

2. What employees do you need for your life right now?

3. I am in my last semester of uni and it's all a bit too stressful. I should run away to do what other career/lifestlye?

*Personal Assistant
i like calzones

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Who are some of your favourite people/characters that wear eyepatches?

I have an eyepatch left over from last Halloween (my boyfriend went as Phil Ken Sebben), and I'd like to incorporate it into my costume.

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Does anyone know of any hotels in Monterey, CA that will let you book if you're under 21? I'm 19 and need to find a reasonably priced place to stay. I can e-mail/call them too if the policy isn't on their site but before going through a million hotels, I figured I'd ask here. If it matters, I have a credit card. The closer to the airport and Presidio of Monterey the better, but it really doesn't matter that much.

If you dk/dc, how's the weather where you are?
Is it harder for you to tell someone you love them, or tell them that you don't love them back?
What's the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?

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I have a friend who I met online (never met, but there are a group of us on a forum who are very very close) who just lost her boyfriend to injuries sustained in a car accident. She is also pregnant with his twins. :( 

I have her address and I want to send her something nice, but she said it needs to be able to fit in her mailbox because she has sketchy neighbors and doesn't want the package left out. So, any ideas? I haven't really had to deal with someone after they lose a loved one, so I'm not too sure what to get/say/do/etc.
  • bull

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I need your vote. Planning a cruise and I've decided on a Caribbean one but little did I know there would be options

Ok so either way I go it's a 7 nighter and both sail out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and here are the ports

Eastern:Nassau, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Western: Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico;

Poll #1472196 Help a brother out

East or West?


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i know i just posted, but has anyone ever done this? is it legit?


if you have, will you share your experience?

I decided to actually read the website.
My cat just farted really bad near me. What do you smell?

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My fiance and I applied to rent the house of my dreams basically. The landlord called us today and said after one more reference check she's coming over to drop off a tenants package. We handed in our application 2 days ago.

Did she make up her mind already to rent us the house?! 
Do you think she'd bother calling before doing the ref check if there was any way she'd not give us the house? 
What do you think this tenants package consists of?

There were 4 ref checks in total so she's already done 3 of them and they must have turned out fine.
I'm close to barfing in anticipation. It would be our first house and we need the space. Not to mention it's my dream house (in a different color)! 

What is something you're anxiously waiting on? 
im french

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1. So, I need a ticket to an event tonight. Tickets are sold-out. I messaged someone about one on Craigslist.

I need a fucking ticket. I'll pay 3x what the ticket is worth.

How do I get one?

Any luck with scalpers? Websites? Other?

2. Alternately, what was the last show you went to? How was it?

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Will you share your experiences with OTC sleep aids? I'm particularly looking for comparisons between melatonin, diphenhydramine hcl, and doxylamine succinate.

Alternatively, will you tell me about the last delicious thing you ate?
  • macabre

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So tomorrow I can going to attempt to color my hair. I've done this before many times, but I often end up missing spots on my head which makes me very sad. I haven't done it in a while, and my hair is much longer than it used to be. Anyone have any tips on how to get the dye on all my hair and not miss spots?
  • poo

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I'm looking for cute flats in my size (11; I love these in pewter) because I only have one pair of shoes that doesn't rub on the plate in my ankle; heels are a no also. Piperlime, DSW, Nordstrom have not helped ANY. Any suggestions for stores? Or communities that might be more helpful?

What kind of winter coats do you love? Scarves?
I can't wait for the cold weather oh yes.

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This question is inspired by a thread in another community (I will be very upset if someone has already asked this):

When you were younger (or perhaps you still do this - I won't question your fetishes....), did you make your dolls/action figures/toys have sex, or made someone else's toys do this? Please elaborate.

If you never did this (psh!) or feel like answering a different question:

What games did you play when you younger that you think other people would find odd?

I remember having a black ballerina Barbie, a Megara (from hercules), Hercules, and I think I also remember having Jasmine and Aladdin. I remember all the girls being straight until the male dolls started losing limbs and heads - my brother was rough with them. Unfortunately, sex and fighting in the doll world are unfortunately too similar. Lots of smashing.......


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I went to go do my laundry which included carrying a huge basket of about 40lbs of laundry down 3 flights of stairs. (I can't do a push up so this was difficult for me) I get to the laundry mat, which consists of 1 industrial washer, and 10 regular washers. Of the 10 washers, 3 were in use and the other 7 were full of wet clothes. I could only fit my sheets and pants in the industrial washer and had to carry all the rest of my clothes back to my apartment.

What should I have done? Took their clothes out and put them on a table? Put them on top of the washer? Burned them? Or admit defeat like I did?

Retail jobs.

I'm applying for jobs at five different teen clothing stores. I am almost 17. I have had a job for one year and I have three excellent references. I live in a small city (the metro has two million people but the city itself has 250,000). One thing I have going against me is that I am slightly alternative with my clothing. I'm not a prep, but I don't have anything against that, obviously. What are my chances of getting hired? My hours are very flexible because I'm homeschooled.

Be nice? I actually need this job to help support my family.


ETA: Also, my hair is black with a slight bluish tint in areas (I'll dye over the bluish parts for the interviews, but it's not really that noticeable).

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My friend and her boyfriend bailed on our plans to go to the movies tonight, so it's going to be JUST me and the dude I like who I've actually only met once, 2 months ago. We've been talking on Facebook every night, but guys, I'm afraid it's going to be SO awkward. I'm really shy when I first meet people, too.

So what can I do to help myself feel more comfortable? What should I talk about? Should I initiate conversation? 
Help me out so I don't make a complete fool of myself :( 

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So, I've searched the iTunes Store for "Groove Coverage".  I've also searched for "Far Away from Home".  I would like to find "Far Away from Home" by Groove Coverage for my iPod.   Since neither of those searches turned up this specific song, am I SOL?  I can find the song on Grooveshark, but I really would like it for my iPod.

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guise i have been trying to eat healthy and for the past month i have been doing extremely well. i'm trying to lose weight by eating 12-1500 calories a day and blahblahblah. however my mom is making lasagna and fresh bread and it smells really good but would definitely put me over my self-imposed limit. i will be running later this evening. should i just splurge and eat this tasty shit?
  • nogular

Passport ID

I'm going to Mexico this weekend by plane. I lost my state ID yesterday so I only have my passport. I googled what I needed to travel to Mexico and the information isn't very clear. My mom told me that I need my state ID as well, is this true?

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My roommate says it's weird that I routinely take a hair dryer to my bedsheets to warm myself and them before and after I get into bed at night.

Is this really all that odd?

What are your favourite methods of warming your bed?

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I'm a bookkeeping assistant. Sometimes I'm asked to drive to the post office or one bank. On Fridays though, I'm usually asked to make runs to at least three banks, our store and then possibly get lunch for everyone.

Today I drove around 20 miles and spent close to an hour driving around.
Should they offer to pay for my mileage? My dad said they should...I mean, it's a gallon of gas so I don't know.

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I'm finally getting my latest tattoo finished tonight! (Yayyyy!)

For those of you with some body art, what do you do during the process to deal with the pain?

For everyone, how well do you deal with pain, on a scale of 1-10? Are there certain kinds of pain you handle better than others?

Do you consider tattoos to be "art"? Do you have any? May I see them?
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    Panic Switch - Silversun Pickups
Legal drug quatresprincess at greatestjo
  • rumor33

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Whats the coolest name of someone you know IRL?

I have a friend name Rambo, and I'm two social degrees away from a fat redheaded Irish guy named Peter Griffin, I shit you not

Pizza or Chinese?

Fried Rice or Lo Mein?

Can you name a terrible movie thats fun to watch and make fun of with friends?

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 So I need to choreograph a dance but I'm having trouble finding a suitable song. we came up with the story line before we thought of the song for the piece, hence our troubles. the basic story line is two girls chasing after the same guy, but in the end the guy ends up with neither girl...because it turns out he's gay. I have no real requirement for this song, as long as its not too slow, and it would rock if the song had a good beat. so does anyone have any song ideas for me? :)
i don't want to be friends

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Guys, I quit smoking Saturday. However, I've had a shitty week, my love life's to shits, work is miserable, and I'm going to be drinking tonight. Should I just save myself the trouble and pick up a pack when I go get booze? Or should I just hold strong?
d20 :: natural 1
  • kiraya

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My father is cutting back on the booze, so he's trying to clear out the liquor cabinet... by drinking all of it bit by bit.

1) What the fuck?
2) What made him decide to forgo consulting any of the rest of the drinkers who live here about this?
3) What would you consider the bare essentials for your liquor cabinet?

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so my birthday is october 28th, and my dad just bought me a 2001 oldsmobile intrugie for my birthday with 95 thousand miles on it. its a hell of an upgrade from a 92 dodge shadow.

lead me

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I'm going on a school trip in two weeks. We're taking a charter bus. A close friend may be bringing her six month old daughter with her. In my experience, most charter buses don't have seatbelts, so there's nowhere we could restrain her car seat. We're looking into a snugli to carry her around in, so someone could carry her in the snugli while we're on the bus... is there another way we could keep her safe while we're traveling that I've overlooked?

Before the "don't take a six month old on a charter bus" starts, I don't even know for sure if she's going with us. Ideas plz in case she does.

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I just got the 70th anniversary edition DVD of the wizard of oz and as a Judy Garland obsessed fan I'm psyched. :)

What are your favorite movies from your childhood?

ETA: A couple of my other favorites were Labyrinth (Dance magic!) and ...
Howard the Duck.

Yeah, I know...but it was such an integral part of my childhood. I loved it.

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how do you feel about the "fifth flavor," known as umami?

do any of you guys cook with MSG? I'm reading up on it and apparently it's not bad for most people, and it's pretty much pure umami in the way sugar is pure sweetness

I know this flavor was "discovered" a long time ago, but I feel like a lot of people don't consider it one of the basic flavors...I'm re-reading up on it and it's so fascinating!!