November 7th, 2009

I <3 TLV

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When I type on my laptop, my hands get very cold and clammy. I'm assuming it has something to do with circulation, is that correct? Do you have this problem? Is there anyway to prevent it from happening? It's very annoying and unpleasant =(

[Edit: Thank you, internet, for informing me about a rare disease I supposedly have. What the heck, real life? Why didn't you tell me sooner? You fail.]

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My mom's church is doing a thing where you fill a clear plastic shoebox for a child in a under developed country and they get it for Christmas.  You put things like soap and comb and stuff plus some fun things, not weapon like toys, chocolate, or liquids.  What would you put in it?  It's for a 9-10 year old girl.  I want her to have useful things, but also a few entertaining things. 
mtn, girl

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what are some phrases that people say wrong that drive you crazy?



I cannot stand when people say:
I could care less. it should be i couldn't care less.
right off the back. it should be right off the bat.
crunches when they mean crutches.
and idear. this is my biggest annoyance. it is IDEA.
lulu guinness clutch

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I currently on vacation in Anaheim, California. Where should I go today that is not Disneyland or the San Diego Zoo? I'd prefer it to take less than 3 hours to get there, and to be relatively fun for a 21 year old as well as a 60 year old.

I'm considering Palm Springs, Big Bear Lake, and Joshua Tree National Park. I don't really care for LA so I usually avoid it.
devon ramen

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do you have really big ambitious dreams that you (and almost everyone around you) are almost sure will go unfulfilled?

mine is to establish/bring awareness to a great cause in my country, become a woman MP, and change the education system. they're only starting to establish a parliament where i'm from, which is really exciting for me.

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what are some of the most expensive gifts you've ever bought for others? what were the occasions?

what's the most expensive gift you've ever received? what was the occasion?
Hell - Picasso Devil

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Do car dealerships do worthwhile Black Friday sales? I was planning on getting a car in January, but then I realised the ginormo consumer day is just around the corner.

Related: do I just go for the affordable, cute Yaris or suck it up and see if I can afford the Prius?

On forums and such when people ask for specific advice, and you give them an accurate, super-helpful answer, does it bug you when they just don't reply at all?
Shoulder Mount

So got some minutiae questions about India....

NNWM questions because the little_details mods think it's potentially offensive and/or I just didn't look hard enough.

1) Professional thief or street rat ala Aladdin (who I know isn't Indian, but just to give an idea) in pre-colonial India -- what caste, if any, would they have been in? I can find oodles of info on the caste system through the ages, but all seem to refer to your general traders/farmers/merchants/rulers/soldiers/untouchables...and nothing about ruffians. Since it's obviously not a real JOB, would it even count? Would it just be whatever their last legitimately employed parent/grandparent was?

2) What's the difference between a bindi and a tilaka? Same thing, different word for different countries? Wiki and Indian culture sites kept screaming at me "THESE ARE NOT THE SAME" but never told me how they weren't the same. Bindi appeared to refer to the jewel in the middle of the forehead, whereas tilaka was a red dot between the eyes--completely wrong, interchangeable?

DNDCDKDC about my NNWM struggles--what abbreviation/internet slang do you use most often in the course of a day?
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    cranky cranky
debbie harry

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Is there any reason why a guy wouldn't mention his girl friend at all, or vice versa? (I don't mean every 2 seconds or anything just whenever something comes up that reminds you of him/her)
Magic

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In this hypothetical situation, your next door neighbors are a nice couple with 3 special needs kids, ages 5 to 10. One day the parents knock on your door, excited. "We've talked this over with our lawyer, and we'd like to make you official guardian to our kids, should something happen to us. Susie's (the wife) adopted and has no family, and my family already has more than enough mouths to feed and we don't have any real friends to count on. So we'd like to appoint you because, well, you're our only option. What do you say?"

Yes. I accept. It's the noble thing to do
2(2.3%)
No. I don't want to be saddled with anyone else's learning-challenged or gimpy kids
56(65.1%)
I'll do it if I'm put in the will. I mean, if you both were deceased and not able to raise your kids, I assume that there's a will
13(15.1%)
Other
15(17.4%)

"Oh, and can we impose a huge favor on you? Can you watch the kids for 4 hours tomorrow? We'll pay you $50 for the inconvenience. Tomorrow, we're both going skydiving! It'll be our first time without an instructor. We're so excited! What do you say?"

Yes. I'll watch them. Have fun
20(23.0%)
No. I'm....busy. Wish I could help but I can't
42(48.3%)
I'll watch them but....wait...if I'm the guardian if you two kick the bucket, why are you doing something so risky?"
6(6.9%)
"Sure! I'm going to my friend's pit bull rescue tomorrow and I'll take them along. I'm sure they'd love to play with the pit bulls that people were forced to give away. Wait, where are you going?"
14(16.1%)
Other
5(5.7%)
Baro Bitch Stare
  • sai12

Bras! OMG BRAZ!

So last night I asked about bra sizing. And I was very kindly pointed over to a place called Petticoat Fair here in Austin. I went today! And guess what I'm a crazy size 30 band and depending on the brand DD, DDD, or E cup sizes. o.O spent some serious cash there today.

Have you ever had a 'professional' sizing?
How do you wash your bras? *Oops sorry! Should read over what I write I guess?*
What kind of detergent do you use? (I never knew these things really mattered, I threw them into a mesh bag and that was all the care I took).

And a non-boobie related question

Why does the B&N cafe not have outlets? I came here to get some writing done and I find a supreme lack of outlets!
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    cheerful cheerful
  • rawd0g

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on craigslist, is it safe to assume that "live-in housekeeper" always means an elaborate set up for a sex-slave/murder situation? would your answer change if the entire ad was capslocked?

how often do you do laundry?

how often do you re-wear an item of clothing before washing it?
pink trees
  • telnaf

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I'm struggling to write a very formal thank you letter for a scholarship I received.

What was the last awkward/hard thank-you you had to write or say to someone? What made it hard or awkward?
gaslight anthem - old white lincoln

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I met this guy in passing a few weeks ago, we've seen each other a couple of times around campus since then, and had one conversation through text.

He just sent me a text that just said "hey sexy." I... don't even. TQC, what loltastic responses would you have if someone sent you a text like that?

Also, what is the cheesiest way you've been hit on?

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what do you think of TOMS shoes? i think they're sorta ugly BUT i need a black shoe that just looks better those black workwear shoes you buy at wal-mart. and flats kinda suck to me, so.

what are your plans for thanksgiving?

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Does your pet have heartburn?

My poor little dog has heartburn as often as I do. He'll just be standing there and then all of a sudden kind of burp with his mouth closed and lurch forward. I wish they had tums for puppies.

Last purchase?
so jealous
  • acute

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Have you been watching John Safran's Race Relations?
Are you amazed as I am that the dude is still alive?
If you watched his other doco series' (John Safran vs. God, Musical Jamboree) which is your favourite?

If you dk/dc, what does your latest tweet say?
ikea, 500 days of summer

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Should I make eggs and toast for dinner for the billionth time or buy a pizza?

What are you eating for your next meal (as I'm sure it's only breakfast or lunch for a lot of people)?
devon ramen

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what are some uniquely funny TV shows (preferably British) that are 1) worth getting on DVD and 2) relatively cheap?

also, if any of you have seen the IT crowd, what did you think of it? 
Bellatrix Lestrange

Fire Safety

How do you deal with fire safety? Aside from having a smoke alarm, of course.

A few years ago, a fireman told me the best way to be safe at night was to switch off all the plugs in your home, and ever since, that's exactly what I've done. My fiance finds it incredibly annoying as when he wakes in the morning he completely forgets and stands there trying to turn his computer on for about five minutes before remembering.

Edit: If you're in the US, the plug thing doesn't apply as your plug sockets are differnet to ours, so ignore that xD
ad // lucille

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If you live/d in California, Arizona, or Nevada, what's your favorite thing to order at In-n-Out?

If not, what's your fast food order of choice, and where's it from?

These questions brought to you by my dinner.
girls » barbie
  • fame

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How much would you say you spend on groceries every two weeks? How often do you go the store? How many meals are you able to make out of one trip/haul?
Probably around $40, and that's from multiple trips to the store (but it's on my way home, so). I'd say it makes me close to 15 meals, because I eat a lot of pasta and rice, bahaha.

How do you say apricot?

how?

/ey/-pricot
12(25.5%)
/æ/-pricot
26(55.3%)
you're stupid, neither of those are correct, and i'll tell you why in the comments!
1(2.1%)
i'm only in this for the ticky.
8(17.0%)
Shameless

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What do you think the drinking age should be in your country?

Under 16
4(2.8%)
16
3(2.1%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
95(66.9%)
19
9(6.3%)
20
5(3.5%)
21
23(16.2%)
Over 21
3(2.1%)

What do you think the voting age should be in your country?

Under 16
1(0.7%)
16
6(4.3%)
17
3(2.2%)
18
105(75.5%)
19
3(2.2%)
20
4(2.9%)
21
16(11.5%)
Over 21
1(0.7%)

What do you think the driving age (not learners permit) should be in your country?

Under 16
2(1.4%)
16
50(35.2%)
17
20(14.1%)
18
61(43.0%)
19
1(0.7%)
20
3(2.1%)
21
4(2.8%)
Over 21
1(0.7%)

What do you think the age of consent should be in your country?

Under 16
9(6.3%)
16
67(46.9%)
17
7(4.9%)
18
57(39.9%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
1(0.7%)
21
0(0.0%)
Over 21
2(1.4%)

At what age should a person be tried as an adult in the court of law?

Under 16
7(5.0%)
16
39(27.9%)
17
8(5.7%)
18
75(53.6%)
Over 18
11(7.9%)
♥ rave

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Does anyone know any of the websites/blogs people have where they update weekly with pictures of outfits they wore?

I used to have quite a few bookmarked before my computer crashed a few months ago, but I haven't been able to find the same ones since.
depresson

Interview Aftermath

Okay I know I posted something very similar to this post but stay with me.

So I recieved a letter from one of my recent job interviews stating that they are going to go with someone else who has more experience, okay no problem. I'm waiting to hear back from my interview from yesterday as they are doing a back check on me.

I had a group interview last sunday, the managers were expecting about 10 girls and only 4 of us showed up. At the beginning of the interview the managers said they were looking to hire 3 cashiers right now and whoever didn't get that position would be considered for a Sales Associate position come December. At the end of the interview the managers state that they would call us either way to start training tomorrow.

I have not recieved a call.

Is it safe to assume I didn't get the job?

Have you ever been told in an interview that you would be notified either way and they never did?
DLM George

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Can I edit a post that I had submitted to a community, but that has not been approved/posted yet? My search skills are failing me.

What's your favorite pizza topping?

What are some cheap lunches I can pack for work? Sandwiches are getting OLD. I don't like seafood or beans but everything else is fair game.
again

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 Who wants to go on a youtube scavenger hunt?

How many kittens are in Hawaii?
Why can't he touch his teeth?
What color is the girls dress who's doubling her pleasure, doubling her fun, at the start of the second chorus?
What are we lucky that Britney does for us?

yay, so much fun.
oh mr. tea

Tent recommendations needed, please!

So, if you were going to buy a 2-person camping tent, what tent would you purchase?

How have you spent your weekend so far? My SO and two friends of ours went camping at the state park. It was about 25 degrees out during the night and freezing. Brrrrrrrrr. But we stuck it out even though all the other people who originally said they'd go bailed at the last minute! Our tent was fine, but we were borrowing it from a friend and we do need to buy our own so we can have more camping adventures.
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Yeah, dumb questions ^_~

1. I cannot remember for the life of me whose theory this was but I'm trying to include it in a paper. There were 4 types of love and they were labeled something like "friendship", "lust", "romantic/passionate love", "companion/compassion love". It was definitely by a psychologist, people progressed through the stages in that order, and it was theorized by a woman if I remember correctly. Anyone know the person who came up with this? (Yeah, I tried google and am failing at it)
(Thanks everyone for helping on this one! I love you guys)

2. This thought occurred to me the other day while driving and I dunno any lefties to ask, but do left handed people use their left foot to push the accelerator or break pedal? What about the cars in Europe, where the steering wheel is on the other side, are the breaks/gas pedal in the same location as in the US or do people use their left foot for both?
Magic

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Poll #1482285 Another surname post

Straight ladies, let's say you're dating a guy. It gets serious and one day he proposes. You marry. The question now is if you'll take his last name. Which of these last names would you consider taking as your own?

Hawk
1(0.8%)
Frankenstein
2(1.7%)
Bale
2(1.7%)
Dahmer
1(0.8%)
Wilde
1(0.8%)
Limbaugh
0(0.0%)
Ford
0(0.0%)
Lenin
0(0.0%)
Lennon
2(1.7%)
Gaye
0(0.0%)
DaVinci
0(0.0%)
Shippo
0(0.0%)
Ryder
0(0.0%)
Marx
0(0.0%)
None. I refuse to change my name
12(10.0%)
boognish
  • yahvah

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The woman in the movie I'm watching gestured to her forest travel companions to be quiet using The Shocker.

Do you think she was trying to tell someone she likes it in the butt?
Magic

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1. If you were a Michael Jackson impersonator in the late 80s (before the scandals) and MJ gets busted for doing all that sick pedo stuff. If your career requires you really trying to look more like him, would you feel obligated to hang out with little kids more?

2. How about monkeys dressed like naval officers?

3. How about a midget who looked like Webster?
blue

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If you were a nurse being called into court to give testimony in regards to one of your patients, would you go dressed up or in your nursing uniform?
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ponyo

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1)What amazes you lately?

The fact we live IN THE FUTURE- video games that track your movements, fake sugar with fiber in it, me being able to have brazilian tv shows sent to my freaking house in barely any time!

2)What drinks ARE clear?

I know, ginger ale, sprite and water... I learned that peppermint tea is certainly not clear.

eta: vodka was certainly not was the doc was going for.
pretty girls -- hiding

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i have a lot of audio files that are currently .m4a and i am converting them to .mp3
however, when i try to go in and edit the song info (Title, Artist, Album, etc) it won't allow me.
the files don't appear to be read-only or anything. is it because i've converted them from .m4a?
anyone know how to fix this so i can edit the properties?
burning goodness
  • aeila

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Have you seen the movie Jumping Off Bridges? Is it worth hunting down to see (Netflix doesn't have it)?
Do you ever watch movies just because they have a song you like?
im french

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1. Inspired by absolutely nothing: Ladies, if and when you get married, do you want to change your named? If you're already married, did you? Why/why not?

2. Why aren't you out this Saturday?
...

On illness...

Since it is going around my school, and I have the appropriate symptoms, I am 99% sure I have the swine flu. It made me notice, however, that my acne has mysteriously cleared up, and I am waaaay more inspired to produce artwork than usual.

Do any odd things happen to you when you get sick?

What's your favorite juice/drink/insert whatever you OD on here when you're especially sick?

How long do you wait before/what are your conditions for calling the doctor?


Also, do you know what a sparkledog is?
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    Pirates of the Caribbean - Swords Crossed
ravenclaw

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i want to make a dress when i get my next paycheck but can't pick. can you help me decide? feel free to suggest colors too.

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2903.htm i'd make the black one but i'm not sure what color
http://www.butterick.com/item/B5029.htm i'd make the green one but light blue with white polka dots (like this)
http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2960.htm i'd make this without buttons down the front