TQC, it's been raining for two days straight now, and tonight, the rain is coming down at 2 inches per hour. Most of the streets in town are closed or at least blocked off.
What are the chances that I'll wake up under water? Or will I even wake up at all?
What's your least favorite type of weather?
So, I've got the flu, probably of the porcine variety, as it's hit my area pretty hard. I also have a huuuuuge test in Chemistry tomorrow. My father is insisting that I go to school to take it, even though I'm almost certainly still contagious, feel like crap, and don't want to infect anyone who's immunocompromised. How do I tell him (politely) to go fuck himself? Seriously, a kid at my brother's school just DIED from H1N1.
Do you know anything about foodstamps? Being that I can't collect unemployment because I just graduated and have never had an actual salaried job... should I try to get foodstamps even though I live with my parents?
I feel like I need to do something. Would they laugh at me if I tried to apply for them? I live in a wealthy neighborhood but I'm totally freeloading and my parents have been having a hard time financially for four years. I feel like I need to stop mooching but cannot get any entry level jobs or even minimum wage jobs. I just can't.
Really I just want to mooch off the government now since everything is so fucked up. I feel like it's my right.
have you loaned your parents money in the last six months? have you loaned anyone else money? how much? do you ever think you're going to get it back? i dont.
how would i go about being kate gosselin for halloween? (assume i have the hair taken care of) what would i wear to make people know who i was?
what is your favorite children's story?
what's the weather like?
why is it that I'm ready to fall asleep sitting up in chair at 6 pm but when it's time to actually time to go to sleep I can't?
anybody else have sleep problems?
are your neighbors doin it?
how do you know when they do it?
edit: what about your parents? did you ever walk in on them?
my neighbors are playing music rather loud which makes me think theyre doing it. unless its my haunted tv upstairs that turns on by itself. update: false alarm, its just the haunted tv upstairs. no big deal.
what fun things can i do with microsoft paint?
I'm extremely depressed, but I don't want to go to bed but I'm tired. If I go to bed, I'll probably end up sleeping for about twelve hours and waking up really depressed tomorrow because I'm unfortunately bipolar type 1, extremely rapid cycling but apparently in a very strong depressive cycle currently thanks to starting a new job and feeling like I'm not doing well enough and a boss that likes his employees to learn fast and my not learning fast enough for him.
Should I go to bed, wake up feeling depressed, or stay up feeling depressed, go to bed later, and wake up feeling depressed?
Or can you suggest something to cheer me up?
Yeah, I know I'm being pathetic and whiny and emo and deserve to be mocked, I'm honestly making fun of myself as I type this, if you could hear me. I'm just feeling really depressed and lonely and wish I could learn faster at my job, so I wasn't so sucky at it, and wishing I wasn't so screwed up in the head.
And on a completely different topic, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PHONE? Mine is red.
I'm moving into a new dorm (hopefully) tomorrow, but I'm not done packing, it's 2 am, and I'm tired. Should I go to sleep or keep packing till I pass out?
Best way to reheat a quesadilla?
Salsa or Guac?
Sour cream or cream cheese?
dear professional insomniacs,
it's 2:15am. i have to be up at 5 for a class that runs 8-11. i have to do homework after that class that is due at 5pm. it's not a paper, i'm in a techy program.
will i be more or less fucked tomorrow afternoon if i nap now?
what's the longest you've gone without sleeping?
edit: lol doh, my flash project got corrupted when i saved it and i had to stay up :(
I recently went to a thrift store for costume ideas and I got a really campy flamboyant sweater and was going to go as bill cosby. my friend said that's a good idea but I would need to put dark makeup on my face to complete it.
people will still get it if I'm a white bill cosby, right?
black-face is still frowned upon, right?
also, I was thinking of going as a dead (zombie?) kurt cobain. you know, ripped jeans, flannel, prosthetic shotgun blast to the head.
is it too soon?
Why does it constantly feel like something is stuck between my teeth? It's two certain teeth and I floss and floss and nothing ever helps.
I had a job interview today. I think it went okay, leaning on the "ehhhh" side of okay D: I blanked out on the easiest questions like: tell me about yourself and the strength+weaknesses. I really hope I get the job though *prays*
How do you know if your interview went well?
Do you think it's a more common issue for people to be discriminated in terms of class, or in terms of race?
I'm thinking about the present day, not in the past when the answer would be more clear cut.
TQC, have you ever heard of an exploding spider cricket? Supposedly it's a spider or cricket thing (or is it a spricket?) that explodes when exposed to sunlight. We've also found it described online as a camel cricket, but we can't find anything that explains why it explodes or any evidence that it actually does.
First one who finds a youtube video of an exploding spider cricket gets a cinnamon roll in the morning.
Is is sketchy that a study abroad program wants you to handle getting your own airline tickets for the trip? I am looking at a program that goes to Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, and Vienna but the way they organize the fees is not something I have seen for a SAP a whole lot. The program itself is almost $4K, but that doesnt include tuition and like I said, you are basically on your own when it comes to the flight.
What does one do when over the counter meds won't put you to sleep- even at ridiculous dosages?
Or when prescription sleep aid won't do it either?
At what point does it become rational to consider self beating with a large cast iron object?
Also- What IS the proper response when one's 19 month old-cannot speak english yet- hands on hips and full pouting toddler curses you out in toddler-ese? Like...many times a day? Time outs don't seem effective yet, distraction lasts for about 5 seconds and girl climbs out of anything! Help!!!
And finally- I need ideas for inexpensive date nights with hubby OUTSIDE of the house (egads- that's where the CHILDREN are!!)
How do you help yourself fall asleep when you're sick? I've got the whole daggers-in-my-chest cough and sore throat, I'm achey and too tired to fall asleep, head hurts, etc. I've taken waaay too much Tylenol today so I'm not taking any more, and I'm plenty hydrated. I've been sitting in the dark for the past three hours, and it's not friggin' working.
I'm having trouble finding a purse/shoulder bag that I can stand for more than a few months. It seems that the "sack" style (I don't know what they're really called, sorry), with one big space, no/very few pockets, and no way to securely close the thing is currently all the rage, because that's all I can seem to find at local stores. I have one like that, and it's cute, but it's hell on my organization. All my shit just jumbles together in there, I can never find anything, sometimes stuff gets damaged because it's being crushed by other stuff, and half the time when I put it down, everything falls out. I need a purse that's not huge but not tiny, with pockets, divides, a secure closure, and a somewhat comfortable strap, that's sturdy, at least kinda cute, and not stupidly expensive (though I'm willing to pay more for something that'll last me a long time). Brands/designers don't matter. I've looked locally and I've tried googling, but haven't found much, probably because I don't really know what to search for.
Can you help me, TQC?
How important is it that the ERA be added to the constitution?
I was just thinking about some episode of The West Wing (I think) where one of the women talks about going to some conference to argue against it...
How can people not find South Park funny when they make fun of Whale Wars by animating the Japanese kamikaze-diving into whales?
Does it seem like there is a defining age where you go to the Halloween store and look at the costumes and think to your self, I could go in this awesome scary, elaborate, perfect costume right here OR I could go as this ultra slutty version of Teddy Ruxpin?
Or do you think that the slutty craze took hold at a certain point in time, like about 7 to 10 years ago?
I can't tell.
What are your favorite things to get at Trader Joe's?!
What was your least favorite computer program/software that you had to deal with at any of the places you've worked?
I used to hate hate hate the document management system at the last place I worked, but here I don't have that problem since we don't even manage documents electronically (which kinda sucks even more). Now I just hate dealing with the travel reimbursement program.
I know this is a random question community, but is anyone else getting annoyed with the people posting questions about morals?
If your friend was assaulted, get the fuck off the internet and help her out.
If you're cheating with your best friend's guy, you are a shithead.
My new kitten sneezes all the time. Does he have a kitten cold or is he allergic to people?
I'm making potato soup and I'd like to make a bread with it.
What type of bread should I make? I always make Italian so I'd like to try something new.
1. Why was this question deleted? (I didn't post it. Saw it on TQC, went to read the 3 comments and BAM, it was gone):
Have you ever been the person that someone else has cheated on their SO with? Was it just sex or did you have a full out secret relationship? Can you share your story and maybe I'll figure out what to do?
He dates her (forever). He sleeps with me (all the time). She and I are tight (I don't want to lose her OR him). Am I a truly horrible person?
2. My neighbor is moving and rather than take all the stuff in her fridge/freezer with her, she tossed most of it. She did give me a 10-pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts out of her freezer. That's 5 dinners for my husband and I if I can get them separated and put into separate bags (like I normally do when I buy big packages of chicken).
They're frozen - without using an ice pick since I don't have one - how can I separate them? Or am I stuck defrosting them all together, cooking them all at once and then being sick of chicken because that's all we'll eat for a week?
HOW can my boyfriend still think that you can get colds from being cold or out in the rain? I thought we figured out that whole microbes thing a really long time ago.
What other antiquated beliefs blow your mind that people still think are true?
my roommate's very racist boyfriend is spending the weekend here. my other roommate and i are trying to think of ways to get him to leave. tqc, do you have any ideas?
i'm writing a paper on gays in the u.s. military (specifically the "don't ask don't tell" policy). this paper requires a "creative" title. what should i title this? i am against DADT, if it helps.
what do you put on your toast?
i like nutella but it's starting to get expensive.
How much do you tip your hairstylist? Does it vary based on the service you're having done? If so, how much does it vary? The girl who colors my hair does a wonderful job and I feel like I don't tip her enough sometimes, though I always give just over 20%. Would giving her more be patronizing or insulting that I suddenly am giving her more, or should I just stick with the status quo? It always comes out to be the same total.
If I want to iron a picture on to a dark fabric, is there a secret to how to use the iron on? I bought the dark sheets specifically, and it still didn't work :( Any suggestions?
is there some kind of deleting
epidemicpandemic running through tqc today?
What's the most recent thing to piss you off? What did you do to make yourself feel better?
I stayed late at work yesterday to sift through a huge lab data package and make it into a user-friendly spreadsheet that showed which samples we sent to the lab were contaminated. It was important because the results dictated a decision made this morning. I emailed it to one of my "superiors" (though in no way my supervisor or boss) late yesterday, and then a bit ago I was copied on an email that this guy sent to all of his superiors that was a rephrased version of MY email with MY spreadsheet. Except this guy took ALL of the credit!
I normally would give a person a free pass on something like that and just be a little disappointed, but this dude is an asshole to me when we are working together (treating me like I'm 7, commanding me to do things rather than asking, belittling me, etc.) and is pretty terrible at his job (inefficient, constantly makes mistakes, etc.) I sent him a polite but firm email to make myself feel better, and he replied apologizing for the fact that I felt "disgruntled".
What are some things people care way to much about that really when you get right down to it are none of their business?
Do you currently have an annoying pimple that you just can't get rid of? What about a pimp?
Yes, it's on the side of my head. No, I'm thankfully not into that (yet, we'll see what it comes down to.)
Have you ever been to a mental hospital/psych ward (be it one that was for short stays only or longer periods of time?) Was it to visit someone or were you a patient?
I have been in twice, although I consider the second an extension of the first, since the first was really only in there for a day and a half and the second was a week and they were only a month apart. I don't want to really go into the circumstances, but I needed to be there, and it actually helped out a lot and has helped me out in regards to how I think when I get really down.
If you were going to a concert on Halloween, would you dress up?
I'm not dressing up, but some friends of mine are wearing extra slutty costumes and I can only wonder how that's going to turn out.
Have you ever done something that seemed totally normal at the time, but afterwards you realized that it was obviously common sense and it should have been second nature NOT to do said thing?
I just poured boiling water into my plastic thermos to make instant coffee. The thermos warped and melted a bit. Should I use it anyway? Nothing leaks. :D
TQC, my jaw hurts. :(
The pain woke me up at 4:30 this morning. I took 2 rapid release generic Tylenol and went back to sleep, only for it to start hurting again at 6:30.
When I got to work at 8:00, I took 2 Advil Liquid Gels, and nothing. So around 9:00, I took a 3rd. Still no help.
Besides the obvious, go to a dentist solution, wtf can I do? I have 4 1/2 hours of work left. :(
Does it annoy you when people add your e-mail address to their chain mail lists?
I gave away some stuff on Craigslist to someone I know and he put me on his chain e-mail list. Same thing at work happened too. Should I retaliate by sending some not so nice chain e-mails?
Have you seen the movie Dead Silence?
What's the strangest, yet most delicious, food combination you can think of?
what is your favorite movie to watch while you are high?
what is your least favorite movie to watch while you are high?
I heard that if you stand on your head for 20 minutes while reciting the Pledge of Alleigance over and over again, your ethnicity will automatically change to Pacific Islander...
...anyone know if this is true?
Later, I'll be going food shopping
Tell me, what's your favorite taco topping???
What was the last pleasant surprise you got?
My phone that I dropped in a sink a week ago and thought broken is working perfectly fine again after sitting in a duffel bag for a week and a half. :P
Guys, two of our three baby wallabies have just died and our third isn't looking good. I'm absolutely devastated.
Anyone want to post some macros or lolcats to help me feel better?
I have two Halloween parties to go to. Should I be business lady tonight and 80s lady tomorrow night, or 80s lady tonight and business lady tomorrow night? If it sways your decision at all, I think it might rain tomorrow night, business lady wears heels and 80s lady wears flats.
For my 80s lady costume, what the hell should I do with my hair? It won't go to a side ponytail, I don't have bangs, and I haven't tried really going at it with the teasing but everytime I've tried to style my hair at all in the past it didn't really take to it.
Is your bedroom always clean? If no do you pick up here and there or do you let it get really messy and then go on a cleaning spree?
I tend to do the latter lately. I always had a clean room but lately it gets messy so quickly so every week I go on a cleaning spree and spit shine everything. Only to do the same thing a week later.
if you use facebook, what advertisements are on the sidebar of your profile page?
right now i have one for La Damnation de Faust at the Met. Opera, one that wants me to Meet Christian Men, and another that wants me to Meet Black Men.
We're having a Halloween party on Saturday and want to have backup costumes prepared for people who come out of costume. We're thinking of just throwing flour on people.
Any other quick, easy and cheap backup costume ideas?
Don't you just hate it when you're not the least little bit hungry, and then someone starts talking about something utterly delicious (like sausage and provolone lasagna with garlic bread), making your stomach suddenly realize that it's empty and wants to kill you slowly by digesting itself?
What are your plans for this lovely Friday evening? What's the weather like by you?
I got all pumped to paint whiskers on my face and black out my nose to wear with my Hello Kitty ears to work tonight, and then I remembered I have to stop at an alteration place to see about getting a zipper fixed. I have to do this today, as the zipper came partly off my couch cushion cover when I washed it last night and I don't want to go very long with a naked couch. So now I'm having second thoughts because I think I'll feel silly trying to ask the woman at the shop if she can fix it like that (the alteration place is by work, so I'm doing one go). Should I quit being a weenie and go in kitty face anyways or not be a bigger weenie and skip dressing up the day before Halloween?
Semi-related bonus question - why doesn't Hello Kitty have a tail?
Other than thrift stores and the internet, where could I find a cheap men's suit in an obnoxious color?
Edit: Is it too late for me to be Matthew Lesko for Halloween? I think it is =[
Have you ever keyed someone's car? Did they deserve it?
If you own a car, has your car ever been keyed?
Has your car ever been violated in a another way, such as egging, deli meats, window smashing? Have you violated someone's car in this way?
What does love mean to you? When do you start telling people you love them? Who do you love? Who loves you?
Will you please post your creepiest halloween music?
I wish I could post mine but my music is on an external hard drive and my stepfather will not let me plug it in to his computer because he's convinced I'm the ONLY person who could do something wrong and make the computer get a virus (when my mother is the one downloading every attachment known the mankind). My three creepy halloween songs though are Witch Hunt by Jack Off Jill, Rosemary's Baby by The Fantomas, and Im Embryovernichtungslager by Samsas Traum.
Is there a way to make an image that you have enlarged (and has become all pixelated) clear and sharp? Or at least a way to do it without photoshop?
What are some good movies to watch tonight? I'm looking for movies that are maybe more on the suspenseful side than on the outride scary side. Identity is a good example, but I don't have any others.
What do you think?
I'm weird and socially awkward, so help a girl out, TQC.
A friend invited me to go bar hopping on Halloween. I'm wary of saying yes because I know there won't be a designated driver & I really don't like the idea of taking the bus back to my place late at night. How can I explain to him that I'll go only if I can be sure I'll be safe without sounding lame?
If you're too busy laughing at my idiocy, what's the best thing to happen to you this week?
Did you like Reno 911?
Who was your favorite cop on the show? Who was your favorite criminal?
What's the funniest show you've ever seen?
Are you planning on giving out candy tomorrow?
How many trick or treaters do you usually get?
I don't plan on giving out candy, but my parents routinely get around 300-400 kids. The record was 480, I think.
erm so if you have any photographs of serious animals or animals making human-like faces, would you mind posting them here?
ty ty tqc
I just applied for a job at a photography studio. This would be pretty much my dream job. I talked to the manager and he said he'll call me sometime next week to let me know. At what point should I start calling him about it?
If all of TQC was on a plane and it crashed in the Andes and all the food ran out, who would you nominate to be eaten first?
I've just been told by my work (I'm a receptionist at a bowling alley) that I NEED to dress up since I'm working tomorrow night. How lame is it to wear a cat costume, like really? It's all I have apart from a sexy wench outfit but I doubt my bosses would allow that.
What do you call the night before Halloween in your area (assuming you call it anything special)? Mischief night? Cabbage night? Something else?
Does your town get TPed, egged and shaving creamed? Mine does.
I know this has been asked a billion and five times but....what are you going to be for Halloween?
Did you hand-make your costume?
How long did it take you to make (if you did make your costume)?
How long is 'too long' to make a costume?
Messy hair or not for my hobo costume?
why would you swallow a tampon? what does that do? i figure it must do something awesome.
apparently druggies do this. thanks, public transit
What do I have to do to get you into this car today?
How can you tell if a guy is just being friendly with you or flirting?
Are you sure you want to be a Pwner?
Do you have a favorite brand or model of earbuds/earphones/headphones? Which and why? How much of your preference is due to sound quality, and how much to things like appearance, comfort, and stay-in-place?
What are some good songs to be angry to?
Have you ever cut your own hair? How did that work out for you?
So I'm almost in my costume, and I'm wearing my Hooters pantyhose. My top half is like Dita von Teese, my bottom half is like Vivica A. Fox. Do you think I'll show up funny in pictures, or will it be at all noticeable?
(ps, I got my tray! the local mexican restaurant sold it to me for only 10 bucks!)
What's a group activity I can do with some people adults, and their children ranging from as young as a year and a half to 12 years old? Either completely free or relatively inexpensive. I live in Ohio, so it's Fall and still somewhat warm, but won't be for much longer. Thanks for the help!
(serious answers only please)
Why is it that ever since I got my septum piercing the number of random men who hit on me has increased significantly? Is it a coincidence? Am I imagining things? Do men find nasal piercings irresistible? Is it just that I'm now all ~exotic~? It's weird and uncomfortable.
Was anyone else disappointed in Where the Wild Things Are?
So my car decided not to go today (it turns on, but it wont move) so off to the shop it goes. Which means I will be carless tomorrow, and therefore staying in and missing Halloween parties.
What awesome fun Halloweeny activities can I do at home with the cats? I think they would hate me if I put them in costumes, but I can't think of anything else X3 (Don't worry, I have no costumes to put them in, haha)
sorry if this has been asked a billion times.
anyone else NOT doing anything for halloween tomorrow?
i think handing out candy to kids will be the extent of my festivities.
should i get an 8th for 20 or a 10 sack? what would be the best value? i cant decide.
Wouldn't it be cool if you could type yourusername.livejournal.com/friends/year/month/day and visit the posts from all the communities and your friends from that day? Is there a way you can do that that I just don't know about? I highly doubt it. When I get drunk, I like to go back through communities and stuff and randomly read old posts for no reason.
Do you want to see The Blind Side? I do, just for the personal relationships, even though I'm wondering how good a job Sandra Bullock will do.
My friend is getting a ride from Vermont to Boston and I need to find her and bring her back to Providence. What is a good place for both me and her ride to go to, in order to drop her off/pick her up?
Hopefully someplace fairly easy to get to off I-95 (or 295?) that is some sort of station or terminal or well-known/easily findable area? Maybe with some room to idle/park in case I get there early?
Just broke up with my boyfriend... what movie should I watch? These two phrases are actually not even related, I'm not upset about it, I just don't know what movie to watch.
Also! I was going be a male character for Halloween tomorrow... but now that I'm single... should I be the standard Halloween skank?
Should voting be a right or a duty?
Do you call your SO's parents by their first names or do you call them Mr/Mrs. ____?
If you do call them by their first names, did you do so right from the beginning, or did you gradually move toward a first name basis?
My stomach is awful- diarrhea, nausea, etc. I took some pepto bismol. Any other advice? Should I go back to the doctor? I went a month or two ago...
Do you smoke cigarettes?
If you do, what brand?
When you're home, do you smoke indoors or outdoors?
My sister and her husband were driving home from the Yankee game last night with their 5-month old in the back. The baby started crying so my sister moved to the back of the car to try and calm him down. A little later my brother-in-law fell asleep at the wheel. They said if she hadn't moved to the back she probably would have died.
Have you had any near-death experiences?
ETA: Sorry guys. Everybody is ok. They all spent the night in the hospital, my brother-in-law has a fractured L1 vertabrea, my sister has a fractured nose and bruised chin. The baby doesn't have a scratch on him.
Do you use Facebook Chat? When you finish talking to a person, do you keep their little chatbox in the bar at the bottom?
Have I been posting too much in the last day?
Should I go back to lurking moar?
Did you ever seen Jungle 2 Jungle? I'm watching it now and I loved that when I was a kid and it's still just as funny as it was to me when I was younger.
How old are you? I'm 22.
ETA: How many questions have been asked here before and then asked again? Do you really care?
Where does fun go to die?
If you are in college or university, how much time do you spend studying compared to spending time with friends or/and partying?
If you are in college and have a SO, do you spend most of your free time with him/her, or do you spend a lot of free time with your friends too?
Who is your favorite professor and why?
How should we pass the time, TQC?
What are some easy-to-make (for the bartender), mixed drinks you like to order at a bar?