I'm looking for some advice on which travel health insurance company I should go with. I'm a US citizen. I am going to be mainly in Asia. Thailand, India, South Korea, and who else knows where. Anywhere from 3 months onwards. I'm poor. I'm not a student anymore. I am going to be backpacking a lot.
Any good plans? Any good forums I can check out for this?
I've been on lonely planet forum, but didn't see too many good answers. Any others I should check out?
What do people really mean when they say love isn't as perfect/easy as it seems? It's made me believe that relationships and love are hurtful and painful at times (so I've put up with my boyfriend mistreating me), but I've met a (very) small number of people who says that their relationships are easy and carefree and that's the way it should be.
Is there anything better than a hot, crispy, buttery piece of toast? Nope, I think not.
How do you like your toast? My favourite is probably plain ol' white bread, medium toastiness (little bit of darker brown, but mostly gold) with Country Crock margarine spread. I also like it sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
(If you don't want to click on the link, 'the Fleshlight is a Maglight-sized tube filled with fake rubber vagina (or butt, or mouth) that sort of looks like a flashlight, hence the name', and I think you can guess the rest.)
K so here's the deal. I have my MW chemistry today in less than 2 hours. I really don't want to go.
I have a pretty big test in there on Monday. I'm really behind in the course (it's really hard and its kicking my ass) and the last couple lectures I went to didn't help me at all because I am so behind. If I go today I know I won't understand anything the prof is talking about. If I stay home I can study for the test and start getting caught up. My grade won't suffer for missing class as there are no attendance requirements but I don't want the prof to start not liking me or thinking I'm a slacker for not showing up (I didn't go on Monday for other reasons). Does this sound stupid? What should I do?
If you dgaf, how is this semester going for you college folk? What's your overall attitude like towards school right now? What's your fav/most hated class?
What do you think about letting dogs on the couch/bed?
Do you have a funny strange story about using public transportation? My sister was riding the bus the other day and she said that a homeless guy on the row across from her peed himself and then promptly fell asleep.
What's the best way to ensure that I get giftcards this year besides just coming out and asking? I don't need another year of AXE shower gel and another sweater from my aunt (no matter how nice the sweaters) and I've been looking at some things online that I know they'd never get or even be able to find. SRS and non-SRS okay.
Have you ever worked for UPS as a driver's assistant, or package handling? I am thinking about applying to work seasonally but I'm not sure if I would be strong enough. Where have you worked seasonally? What would you recommend?
if my mom's side of the family has had fertility issues(my mom had miscarriages and my aunt could never get pregnant and had a hysterectomy 10+ years ago), does that up the chance that my sister and me will have trouble getting pregnant later?
i don't know how much anyone is going to know, haha but i'm curious and i don't really know who else to ask but TQC.
Where can I find a reasonably priced zebra couch/sofa/loveseat? All I can find on Google are pet sofas and custom-made pieces that charge out the ass. I'll be moving by the beginning of next year and a zebra couch would compliment my bed set perfectly.
Not quite a nightmare, it didn't get to that point, but it was heading there. Sleepy, barely awake me stumbled around for a bit still operating as if that were the reality, it being pitch black I was nervous at every sound, and I had this one nervous thought.
I'm safe so long as I don't go outside!
Along with whoever is currently living in your house with you, how long do you think you can survive with the amount of food and water that you currently possess?
it's not that exciting but something odd is happening.
i came home last night around 7ish pm, expecting my housemate to be home (she's usually home by 5 on weekdays). her bedroom light is on (so it would've been dark when she was home) and it's not until 11pm that i realise she's not even in there. she never leaves her bedroom light on and is usually in bed by 8pm. her toilet and makeup stuff are still at home, which cancels out her sleeping over at her boyfriend's. i wake up at noon today and go outside, and notice that she's completely emptied out the shower (she's put my stuff in my bathroom drawer) but not the bath. the shower is not clean so it's not like she was cleaning it or anything. everything in the living room is tidy and neat. the shoes and flip flops we leave by the door are no where to be found (seriously i dont know where they are) and the balcony door is left open. i slept at 8am and didn't hear her come in this morning, and she's still not home. edit: i just went to the kitchen and she's washed everything. her little teapot is there and two teacups, one empty and one half-full. our shoes are in the living room cabinet.
Say you pick a friend up from a train station every day on the way to work and drop him off there every evening (you work at the same place). You would be driving past this train station on your way regardless, but have to leave a couple minutes earlier in the morning since you have to stop for your friend. Work is 3 miles from the train station. How much would you ask your friend to pay per week for this?
My husband is the friend in this situation and we're trying to figure out what's fair to pay. His friend/coworker has been driving him for about 2 weeks for free and bails frequently. He decided he wants to get paid starting next week, but didn't say how much.
ETA: Okay, how about if it wasn't a friend? Or what would you say is fair? I wouldn't ask someone to pay, but since the guy's doing my husband a favor, it's not really our place to say no, haha.
I'm really getting a kick listening to the redneck hillbillies in my office here talking about strategy for Afghanistan. You can always tell the people who are idiots and/or never spent any time in the military. All it takes is listening to them talk for 3 minutes about how the military should be doing things.
I don't really have a question based off of that, I just wanted to share. So...umm...
- What is something you've overheard recently that just made you want to barge into the other room and tell everyone to STFU?
Being found on every sexual predator list in his area, no employer would dare hire him
The witness protection program lost all its funding and 'Oscar's' new identity is that of a hobo
Broke his foot in 1999 and wasn't able to pay for his surgery
Lastly, would have a threesome with who you consider to be the two sexiest people on earth...if during the whole session, they wore Bert and Ernie masks and spoke through a voice distorter that made them sound exactly like those 2 muppets?
She can go down the stairs but she can't/refuses to come back up. And she's like 75 lbs so I can't carry her up. So I usually have to a.) wait for someone capable of carrying a big dog up a flight of stairs to come into the house or b.) take her out through the garage and then up the steps (but she doesn't like this, because she doesn't like stairs so then we're just stuck on the sidewalk instead of the basement.)
I can't just shut the door because she can open it. She doesn't even do anything fun or cool down there, she just lays on the floor. Baiting her with biscuits, Hansel and Gretel style does not work, either.
1. How can I fix my stupid fucking dog from from going downstairs?
2. What sort of bullshit do your pets pull on you?
what magazines do you subscribe to/purchase/ like to read? i'm sick and feel like being lazy, having soup, and just lying down with a magazine. what magazine should i get from the store (i have to go out for soup anyway)? if it matters, i'm a 19 year old female.
Does anyone know if there are computer viruses that make things show up in your history? For example, website X shows up in your history and temporary internet files, and you did not access said website. Is it possible for there to be a virus that would do this? Or is that impossible?
So, my parents' church is holding a meeting this Sunday to discuss leaving the ELCA because they recently decided to allow gay pastors. I plan to go to this meeting and point out how absolutely ridiculous this is, but am lacking in articulation skills of my own. As such, does anyone have any links to essays on LJ or elsewhere discussing the topic?
Have you ever had to go into an MRI machine? If so, how long were you in there? Can you describe your experience?
I was just in one for about an hour maybe because I was a control for a study on geneaology and bipolar/schizophrenia. I felt like i was in a fucking horror movie. for about 15 minutes at the end the machine was shaking and making noises and i started to panic. for all the symptoms of a mental disorder they screened me for yesterday, i sure as hell started feeling those in that damn machine..
How do you feel about people wearing crosses, rosaries, or any other religious or cultural objects you can think of for fashion and not because they're a member that religion/culture or a believer in whatever that object represents?
ok, imagine you have glasses. they have plastic frames. imagine that your dog smashes his head into yours and breaks your glasses. how would you fix them to the point where they'll stay on your head so you can get to the optometrists office?
My sister came up to me a bit ago and said "I know what you can give me for my birthday (Saturday) You can arrange all of my recipes in a binder with plastic and then sort through all of my pictures and organize them! ...Maybe for Christmas instead?" (I didn't ask her in the first place)
I take six classes and work thirty hours a week, not including writing my senior thesis and tutoring.
I feel like her request would be out of line even if I DIDN'T do that stuff.
Is it a strange thing to suggest to/ask of someone? Will you tell me sibling horror stories?
it is a week before exams. how many hours do you usually spend in a day revising? right now i start around 8ish at night and finish around 1am. that's 5 hours which i feel is plenty but it's really not, is it?
1. I tried dying my blonded hair into a slightly darker, more natural shade. It turned out grey. Weird old-lady-wig unnatural greyish blonde. What can I do to reduce the greyness?? I can't afford going to a professional.
2. How has your day been? Mine sucked from the beginning to the end.
Would you rather have a great housing situation but be trapped in a job you hate in order to pay for it, or be in a less-than-ideal housing situation and have to have roommates, but be able to take a job you like better?
A 19-year-old and a 26-year-old have been dating for a year. The 19-yo moves to her freshman year of college six hours away. Her boyfriend is living with his parents and has a job at home, finds a new job and moves to the town that her college is in, six hours from where he's from and where all his friends and family are, to be with her.
Do you find this normal? Am I the only person who finds this really freaking weird?
[ETA:] I guess I just think it's weird since she's 19...? I don't know. I know he's at settling-down age, but I feel like I'd be freaked out if I was just starting college and my boyfriend came to live with me...
Some friends recently surprised me with a birthday gift of a new 5th gen iPod nano. Before this, I had the 1st gen shuffle. So now I get color and a screen!
What I want to know is... how do I play everything on it, all the way through? I mean everything. Every podcast and every song.
On my shuffle, I usually have about 10 - 30 podcasts stacked up over a bunch of musicals. I'm used to hitting play on the first podcast or song, just leaving the shuffle on all night and waking up to some random song or podcast (or on a long walk/flight/bus ride, etc).
But as far as I can tell, I can only play one podcast at a time, and one album at a time. There has to be a way, right? Or do I have to put everything in a playlist and select that playlist?
So, my parents only now just found out that the PLUS loan they tried to take out to help me with school (my FAFSA fucked me over, my parents make decent money, but my mom has some medical debt and my parents are in the midst of renegotiating the mortgage on their house) got denied. I filled out a payment deferment thing with my school in order to get the time for it to clear. Now that I've found out it got denied, what can I do? I'm gonna owe the school $6500 for the remainder of this semester that I can't pay, I didn't qualify for any more aid aside from what I've already taken out in terms of my loans and that PLUS loan, and I just don't know what to do.
Anyone know what happens next? Can I like apply for something that'll make up for the lost aid or am I just fucked?
You are out drinking with your housemate/friend. She is really intoxicated and says she needs to go home, so you go outside to get a cab for her. She realizes she forgot her coat and goes back inside. She doesn't come out and when you go looking for her she is nowhere to be found. You happen to have her cell phone so you can't call her. You go home and she's not there either. How long until you worry? What would you do? How long would you wait before alerting police?
On an unrelated note:
A long time ago I remember a girl posted about how her mom and sister, I believe, went on vacation a few days (or weeks?) prior and she hadn't heard from them. I checked TQC_UPDATES for awhile after that but I don't think she ever updated. Does anybody remember her and/or know what came about that?