November 12th, 2009

cuthulu

(no subject)

In what ways do you act differently on dates and when trying to attract a mate then you do in day to day life? Do you, say, dumb yourself down, try to slip in some new vocabulary, or take care not to mention strange hobbies?
frost

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What are some small, unusual things that give you a feeling of inordinate satisfaction? What little things give you a lift in the otherwise dreary everyday? Be creative and honest...

I just emptied my spam email folder and actually gave a happy little sigh.

(no subject)

So when's a good time/what's a good method for a girl to introduce the lubricant to be used for sex?


I always feel weird breaking momentum to bust out a bottle of Astroglide and be all herp derp my vag is dry.
domo

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I feel like I'm posting a lot tonight, sorry :( I have no one to ask about this and usually you guys are good with school advice.

I'm not doing so great in school this semester. I already withdrew from a class I know I would have ended up failing, and I'll probably still fail another. The rest of my grades will either be 2 Cs and a B, or 1 C and 2 Bs, depending on how the next two tests go. I'm just not feeling school. I've always been a great student, so I have no idea what's up. I've gone through a lot recently, I guess, but I don't know that it's what's affecting me. I've just sort of lost the will to get up, go to class, and study/do my work.

If my GPA goes below a 2.0, I'll lose my scholarship. It's from my dad's work, so he'll be LIVID. I don't think it'll drop below a 2.0, but it'll come close. My dad will be disappointed and angry either way. It's my education, but he pays for the part that his work doesn't, and he's always had high expectations of me and it SUCKS to disappoint him because he gets mopey and depressed for weeks afterward.

I'm thinking about taking a break next semester and hopefully getting a job and just working, then returning to school that summer or maybe next fall. But I don't know if my scholarship will pick me back up if I don't go in the Spring, and I'm terrified to even bring it up to my dad. I just am not feeling it and I feel like if I'm just going to do poorly again, there's no reason for me to go until I get my shit together.

How should I go about bringing this up to my dad in the nicest way possible? What do you think I should do, TQC? Take a break, or suck it up and continue going to college so I can get out of there faster? 
MISC - moustache

(no subject)

How much money would you be willing to pay to spend an hour in a room full of puppies? Let's say there's ten of them, various breeds all at their peak of cuteness.

What about kittens?


I would easily shell out at least 20 bucks, probably more if I was having a bad day.
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    Planes Mistaken for Stars - Pigs
devon ramen

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TQC, do you sleep better when you're excited or when you're dreading something?

i thought i'd sleep better excited, but i lay in bed for about two hours before i could actually sleep. horrible D:
Peyton sig

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I was laid off last month. I have started the job hunt, but it hit me yesterday, I'm terrified to get a new job. I'm positive I'm going to fail miserably at whatever the new job is, and I'll get my ass fired. Has anyone else had this experience? Do you have any advise on how to get over it?
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Brown

(no subject)

You're in a rolling computer desk chair.
You need something that's on the other side of the room.

Do you:

A) Get up, walk your ass over there, get what you need, and walk back, or
B) Launch yourself, and your chair, across the room with one giant push of your legs, or
C) Whistle for your servant to come hand you what you need?

ETA:
Does anybody else make superhero 'swooshing' noises while B'ing?

(no subject)

 Last night I babysat for I family I sit for on a regular basis. They usually pay me between 10 and 12 dollars an hour, but last night when I got home, I noticed that they only gave me $70 for working 9 hours.

I know this had to have been a mistake, so I texted the mom saying "Hey _______, I know it was probably a mistake, but I just noticed that ________ only gave me $70 for 9 hours..." It was around 1:20am, and the mom was pretty sauced at 1am when I left.

I haven't heard back from her yet....should I try again? I feel awkward, but I need to get paid for what I worked. Mind you, they were 2 hours later than they had initially said they'd be...
Peyton sig

(no subject)

The exterminators are coming to my apartment today. I have to have everything out of my cupboards so they can spray. I have a ton of cupboard space, but hardly any counter space. Where the hell am I supposed to put all my stuff?
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    busy busy

Facebook Status

What kind of restraint do you practice when setting your facebook status (in terms of considering your audience)?Do you think that some kinds of status updates are rude?

Does it annoy you when people incessantly have controversial political or religious status updates that are clearly things they would not say to others in real life?
macaroni murder lady

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What other movies should I put into my Netflix queue? I'm hoping for more obscure movies, or older movies I love and have forgotten about.
Edit: thank you, everyone! Lots of great ideas.

COOKING QUESTIONS

1) Give me your best Buffalo sauce recipe.
2) What is 'tomato sauce' when mentioned in an American cooking recipe? In Australia 'tomato sauce' means ketchup so idk.
3) What is hot sauce (again, American cooking recipe)?
4) Can I replace white pepper with black pepper in a recipe? If not, why not?

THANKS GUYS.
boot

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Are there any celebrities/artists you don't mind financially supporting?
By that I mean even if the tickets to movies were free, cds were given out like candy on halloween, and artists reverse-pickpocketed you, you'd pass them a 20 in the street?
Black nail polish rose

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Do you do anything that irritates you to no end, but somehow you still don't stop doing it?


I keep drumming my fingernails on my desk. It's annoying ME, so I can't imagine how much it's pissing off my coworkers :(
i say, old bean

(no subject)

will you describe your most romantic kiss?

or well, you know, whatever you would consider to be one? if you haven't had one you would define as ~romantic~

how about awkward?

will you show me a picture? any ol' picture will do.

Help!

I am going to a job training night tonight and at the last minute my employer left a message saying I need to dress christmas themed. I don't own red or green and I don't have time to buy anything. What can I make in the next 2 hours?
fish

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hopefully this will make sense.

how come when someone who has bad breath (particularly morning breath) swallows, you can smell the odor?


EDIT: okay, looks like i got an answer: The second major source of bad breath is the nose. In this instance, the air exiting the nostrils has a pungent odor which differs from the oral odor. Nasal odor may be due to sinus infections or foreign bodies.
frost

(no subject)

What's your favourite flavour of popcorn? Those sprinkly toppings like sour cream and onion some of the big cinemas have? Kettle corn? Michael Jackson gifs? Good old fashioned butter?

I'm torn between kettle corn and the white cheddar kind.

Well, and it takes a lot to beat lashings of melted butter and salt. So I'm torn THREE ways.
kittygrin

(no subject)

What was the last movie that really surprised you? Surprising either because it was exceptionally better than you had thought or was exceptionally sucktastic.

For me, it was Bolt. I had been putting off seeing it for a while because it looked really lame (and I usually love kids movies). But I saw it recently and LOVED LOVED LOVED it. I cried so much while watching it lol. I did not expect it to be as awesome and as much of a tearjerker as it was.

(no subject)

When was the last time you went to the dentist?
Do you go regularly or only when you need to?
How often do you brush your teeth?
Do you have "good" teeth, or are they "messed up"?


I've been dealing with massive jaw pain for the last 3 weeks and I can't take it anymore! I found a dentist that can take me some time tomorrow (I have to call in the morning and they'll work me in). They are going to deal with my emergency, then schedule me another appointment for a full on exam. It has been waaayyy too long since my last one (thanks to no insurance).
jim greco

my fav phone *cries*

tqc, i dropped my phone in the toilet today!
it still works but the battery won't stay charged for longer than 5 minutes.
is there anything i can do to save it (buy a new battery??) or should i just buy another phone off amazon?
Pikachu

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I applied for an ER Registration Clerk job last night. I REALLY want this job. What are the chances of them even looking at my application when I only have one spot filled out under work experience that was back in 2005? I filled it out online--how long does it usually take places to look at online applications?

How are you today?
boot

(no subject)

Is there a way to save a video off of youtube?
My friend saw that a friend of her boyfriends exgirlfriend stupidly uploaded a video of them destroying some of his property, a bass, amp and clothing. He may press charges/sue so we'd like to get those videos before they catch wind of the fact that she'll be slapped in the face with the law.

I've already tried vixy.net and its giving me an error saying youtube is down.
Sailormoon - flowers

(no subject)

I just found out yesterday that I have jury duty on the 30th.

Will you tell me of your experiences with jury duty—awesome, terrible, or other—to make me feel better about it? I'm terrified.
Brown

(no subject)

Say you are ordering something through the mail, and that it, by law, has to be shipped to someone who holds a certain license/title/authorization/etc. That person receives the package, and then turns around and hands it to you.

How much is a reasonable amount, in your opinion, for them to charge for the service?
egghead

sobriquet

Kings and potentates are often known by sobriquets and epithets, Alexander is great and Ivan is tremble kind of thing.

So tell me TQC what would Your sobriquet be? what would you want it to be? what are you hate for it to be?
im french

(no subject)

What are your opinions on Donald Trump?

(His personal life, his business endeavors, why Ivanka is such a lovely lady, his hair, his opinions, Rosie O'Donnell, his friendship with Regis Philbin, his golf courses.)
Playing Guitar

Guitars?

Do you own any guitars?

If so, what kind are they and what kinds of music do you play?

Please post photos of your guitar(s) if you have any.
girls » barbie

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TQC, I'm eating cheese sticks in my uni's quad, and I'm 95% done. I just dipped the end of one of the things in the sauce and swirl it...only to find a hair. Do I go back and complain? Should they give me more cheese sticks? It's most definitely not my hair, and there is no one around me to mistake it.

Edit: I took it back just so they'd know, and the guy wouldn't let me just leave. He told me I could either fill out an incident report (wtf?) or he would give me another order.


SOO, what's your favorite kind of smoothie? Is it from a particular cafe/place? Plz tell.
eyeroll

(no subject)

I'm going to my friend's house tomorrow for dinner and a movie.
What movie should I rent for us?

Keep in mind: we both have horrible taste in television and movies. Our favorite show is The Nanny and the last movies that we saw include "Where the Wild Things Are" and "Slumdog Millionaire"


On a totally different note:
My boss keeps taking our invoices and then saying that he didn't in order to *lose* them so they can't be paid.
Should I start making copies of every single invoice so that we have a hidden file? Should I suggest we get a scanner and start scanning everything into our computers?

Shake Your Money Maker!

Is anyone here working from home? Do you have friends who work from home? What do you/people you know do?

I have been home with our 2 year old throughout my pregnancy, and am now our baby is due in the next two weeks. My husband works full-time. I am looking for ways to bring in some extra cash, now and after the baby is born... I am really great at revising and creating resumes and cover letters, so I've offered those services to my friends. I've also considered offering some after school care for maybe one kid (there's a middle school nearby), but have decided against it because I am getting too close to my due date and I think my son and a newborn will be enough kids in the house for awhile at least. I like making crafts and things, but don't really have a particular kind of craft that I dig making/would be worth money - so I'm open to ideas for things that sell well, but don't cost much in the way of supplies.

I'm really hoping for some creative ideas and suggestions - thank you in advance.
inle

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I'm a newbie to legumes. I have a mix of dried legumes that includes pearl barley, green and yellow split peas, pasta, brown and red lentils, dried carrots, dried peas, dried beans and onion flakes.

The sources I've been reading have different cooking times for different legumes. What would be the best way to cook this up? I was thinking boil it up and then add it to rice, how long should I cook the mix for?
SHARK

(no subject)

What is the funniest thing you've heard someone say recently in class or at work?

Today in my teaching math/health/science class we watched presentations. A girl did one that involved glass blowing, and the phrase "glory hole" was specifically written in the powerpoint. I had to hold back my laughter.

(no subject)

this is going to be worded the wrong way, but...is it weird/mean/stupid to not want to date someone because it seems like they're only into you because of your race?

Like, I know it depends on the people and stuff like that, but I want to know your thoughts on it...
Frida

Bad Energy

Your room is an eye sore.
It is tiny and cluttered
No sunlight gets in.
All the colours & posters clash.
A rat cage would be more pleasant.

What do you do to lessen the gloom?

Edit: Can't re-paint, the walls are piss-yellow
Oops

(no subject)

What is the statute of limitations on calling someone you haven't spoken to in a while after death in the family, broken communication devices, swine flu, and work obligations continually dashed your plans for a first date? Both parties are culpable for the bad luck.

Is there a longer span of time when the situation loops around on itself and you can play the "Hey, I found your number in my phone" card?
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    Loudon Wainwright - "Motel Blues"
françoise laugh

(no subject)

TQC, where is a good place to buy tights (warm & thick, patterns okay, but no wool)?

I usually get them at Target because I'm cheap, but the selection has been bad lately and the quality is usually not very good. I don't want to pay too much, and I'd prefer to buy them in a real store rather than online. I know about Sock Dreams, but that's kind of my last resort if I don't find some locally. I don't like paying shipping. I've heard they have an IRL store in Portland, but I don't know if I'll have time to go into the city this weekend :(

(no subject)

What does one wear to a modeling appointment? In NYC. It's just for catalogue stuff.
I don't have cards or professional pictures or anything, but I think they know that. HALP.

edit: yes, definitely a scam.
Trots

Philadelphia Tourist

I'll be in Philadelphia next weekend for the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention. I'm from Canada, and have never been to the eastern States before, so I'm pretty excited! Though I'll be pretty busy with mah learnins, I will have a bit of free time, and would like to make the most of my time there. I will be going by myself (never travelled alone before!). Do you have any suggestions for "Must Dos" in Philadelphia? I will be staying downtown, near City Hall, so suggestions for stuff near there or easily accessible (no rental car) would be great. I've googled, of course, but I am hoping for some more personal suggestions, and well, TQC is awesome like that. :)

ALSO AND VERY IMPORTANT: WHERE DO I GO TO GET A PHILLY CHEESE STEAK?!?!?!?!?!?!
dpsknox

(no subject)

At long last, someone invents "the dream VCR." This machine allows you to tape an entire evening's worth of your own dreams, which you can then watch at your leisure. However, the inventor of the dream VCR will only allow you to use this device of you agree to a strange caveat: When you watch your dreams, you must do so with your family and your closest friends in the same room. They get to watch your dreams along with you. And if you don't agree to this, you can't use the dream VCR.

Would you still do this?
Magic

Bump in the night

You're driving home late one night. It's in the wee hours and you're going down a sharp lonely turn when you accidentally hit someone. You get out of the car, and you see that it's a middle aged blind man. You can tell he's blind because of his seeing eye dog, which you didn't hit. The blind man is holding his knee and hollaring in anger and pain. Before you can approach he's calling you every foul name under the sun and insults your parents. Despite your soothing words, he continues to let out filthy name after filthy name at you, insulting your intelligence and accusing you of being inbred. You look around. There's no homes around here. There's no one here except you and this fellow. What do you do?

Call 911 and wait for the authorities to arrive. I'll own up to my mistake
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Call 911 and drive off. He didn't see me or my license plate. They'll never be able to find me. He'll live
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Drive off without calling for help. He's an asshole.
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Drive off without calling for help, but first I'm going to hit him in the face once or twice
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Pick him up and drive him to the hospital
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Pull him over to the side of the road, drive over to the nearest house I can find and try and get them to help
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Finish what I started and run him over. Then I take his dog
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Hand him all the money I'm carrying and drive off. He'll be ok
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Offer to drive him home. I'll drop him off and he can call 911
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Other
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derek smalls

(no subject)

You're walking down the street one day and a young entrepreneur approaches you. She says "I'm so intrigued by you! I've been wanting to open a store and the perfect idea just came to me. I will open a store that embodies you and everything you love! I think it'll be a big success."

What are five items that this young entrepreneur absolutely must stock in the store?
BORE

Boredoms

1. If you could magically turn into someone else, who would you want to be? (pics!)
2. Do you have any allergies?
3. What are some good mp3 blogs?

(no subject)

Is it sad that I'm excited to work at Victoria's Secret because I'll get to wear black leggings and it means getting out of the house even if it's for $7.15 an hour before taxes?

Will you please post the cutest animal picture you can find in response? I don't care if it's your pet or not. Just make me fall off my chair with a cuteness anyuerism.
kittygrin

names have been changed to protect the broken hearted

How do you help someone that is going through a hard time with a breakup? When you get broken up with how do you want others to help you?

My little sister Allie and her girlfriend, Christy, broke up 3 weeks ago. They had been dating for 2 years and were living together. Christy was Allie's first love and Christy broke up with her. They were never fully out with their relationship because Christy was only out to a few people. The breakup sucked in a lot of ways- Christy brought a friend with her to break up with my sister because she needed 'emotional support'. It was short and Christy didn't want Allie to talk very much. Christy also didn't really explain why she wanted to break up with her.

Now my sister has found out by word of mouth that Christy fell out of love with her. This is all hitting Allie very hard as she is still in love with her. Allie thought she was done with the period of intense mourning but today she called me sobbing. I let her talk as much as I could, tried to give her advice that didn't suck and just tried to be a good sister. I've been trying to talk to Allie every day in one way or another, either over the internet or on the phone.

I'm really hurting because Allie's hurting. I really wish I could wave my magic wand and make everything okay. I want to do something really awesome for my sister. We live on opposite sides of the country so sadly we haven't been able to hang out. I'll see her over Christmas but I want to send her a really neat care package. What should I include in it?

ETA: a sex toy will be included in this package. I don't know anything about vibrators and such. What should I get her?

(no subject)

Girls, do you think being labeled a "bitch" is empowering?

Guys, have you ever gotten into a physical altercation with a family member of the previous generation (like an uncle, father, etc)?

What do you prefer to be called (a woman, man, boy, girl, chick, dude, guy, etc) in the context of "I know this _____ named [your name]."?

Sorry for the terribly awkward phrasing.

(no subject)

Will you share an experience where a random stranger/person made you feel uncomfortable?

There's this African immigrant who goes to my school and he has creeped me out on a number of occasions. The first time happened when we were both in the bathroom at the same time, and he started chanting/singing to me out of nowhere. The most recent was today in the computer lab, we walked past each other and I think he growled at me. D:

Would this creep you out? What do you think I should do if he makes some socially inept gesture at me again? Serious and non-serious answers of course.
girls » barbie

(no subject)

Should I bake cookies tonight, TQC? If it matters, it will be the Nestle Tollhouse recipe from the bag.

Do you watch Jeopardy? Are you watching the Teen Tournament? If so, who do you think will win?
I'm putting my money on Will, I think he comes up from behind and snake it.

Edit: Since so far the answer seems to be yes for the cookies: do you have any suggestions on how I can defrost my two sticks of butter quicker than just leaving them sitting out?
jin/takya

(no subject)

What's an odd job you've noticed?

In the classifieds, 'be your own boss! drive a buggy on beale!" Of course, you have to supply your own horse. Also, people who stand on corners holding up signs like BIG CLOSING SALE. I've always wondered if they were day laborers or employees that got the short end of the stick.
miss argentina

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If I were to invite you over for dinner tommorrow what would you like to eat? (My skills are pretty good in the kitchen - I'm a cook in a home for people with mental illnesses.)

Would you please share your favorite cobbler recipe with me - peach or otherwise?

travel/tour companies

I don't know why that didn't work the first time I tried to post...


My best friend and I are talking about planning a european trip, we want to use a tour company. We've used goahead tours before, but are open to suggestions for another company.


Have you ever been on a tour in a different country?

Where did you go and what kind of tour was it?

What company did you use? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

PICTURES??
Pikachu

(no subject)

Does anyone here pet sit?

I am super broke and have been applying to jobs like crazy, but nothing. I was thinking that in the meantime, until I find something, I could try pet sitting. However, I don't know exactly how to get into it. Do I put an ad in the paper? Online? What do I say and how much do I charge?
Peggy Blink

(no subject)

If you could only order one of these drinks, what would you order?
http://www.flatironlounge.com/html/menu.html
(I'm getting a drink there at midnight tomorrow for my 21st birthday! I want something in a martini glass to feel fancy and grown-up, but will reconsider depending on answers)

Who was the last person you removed from your life? Why did you make that decision?

Will you post a picture of the prettiest landmark in your town/city?

(no subject)

I am disproportionately bothered by how much valerian root stinks. I didn't expect it to have an odor, especially in pill form. The other ingredients are non-bovine gelatin, cellulose, and water. Would opening the capsule and mixing it into my tea be a total failure?

How do you feel about "natural" remedies?

Last night I tried taking melatonin because everyone promised I wouldn't wake up groggy like with regular sleep meds. It didn't last all morning but I had to drag my butt out of bed this morning after a full night's sleep!
eyeroll

(no subject)

Does anyone comment on what you eat? What do they say? What do you respond with?

I made an English muffin at work and my co-worker asked me if it was "low-carb" and started badgering me. Is there some way for me to suppress my urge to rip her face off next time it happens?
festivus

(no subject)

is anyone celebrating festivus this year? how will you celebrate?

what are the main stressors in your life?

what parts of your body hurt right now?

how many different products do you use to clean everything on your head? (hair, face, etc.)
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    lazy lazy

Music...

1. What song have you been listening to most lately? What band/artist have you been listening to the most lately?

2. I have 119 artists in my last FM library, it's driving me crazy because I'd like to have 120 XD So will you recommend me something new to listen to?

3. Can you answer those questions with youtube videos? It's more fun with videos...

4. If you have a LastFM will you post a link to it?

5. How do you feel about your taste in music? Do you think it's good? Bad? Do you think your tastes have changed over the years?

6. Are you comfortable recommending music for other people to listen to?

7. If there was one musical act you could wipe off the face of this earth who would it be?

Do you think there were too many questions? XD

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Cats pawing at mommy's face

(no subject)

So, did my brother just misunderstand G4, or did Zack Whedon really say that they were going to start filming Dr. Horrible 2 after Dollhouse wrapped?

If you are a geek for Joss Whedon, are you excited to know this information?
Wolf

Au Pairs

Has anyone here considered becoming an au pair?
Is anyone here an au pair?
What are the pros/cons?
How hard is it to find a job as an au pair?

Tell me about your personal experiences with/as an au pair.
books; love x 6

(no subject)

anyone here know a thing or two about children's lit? specifically oliver twist and the secret garden?

i have an assignment where i have to pick 1 chapter from each book and they must be similar to each other.

personally, i don't find any of the chapters similar so i'm stumped. the assignment is so easy, it's choosing the chapters that i'm totally baffled on.

oh, and ps for funsies; anyone else wish dwight and angela should live happily ever after like me?

(no subject)

Are you/Have you been secretly unconsciously obsessed with the idea of "meant to be" like you always wished you'd marry someone you went to school with or someone that you've known for a long time or went to college with?

Is this not working out for you as well?

Are you/did you watch Real Housewives of Orange County tonight? Which one is your favorite version/episode/character?

What do you want to happen to your least favorite character?
She-Ra

music vid

I have a memory of seeing a really awesome music video a few months ago and now I can't find it. I can visualize it easily and hear the song in my head very clearly, but I can't remember any of the lyrics and none of the search terms I've tried help me find it with Google or on YouTube, so I hope someone here might know what I'm talking about.

The entire video is animated, and it's obvious that it's done by a computer, but it's not Pixar-style 3D. The video is made to look like an amalgamation of several Sim-type games, and is following someone through a typical day. One specific visual I can remember is an illustration of a cow divided into sections, then one "slice" from the center is isolated and becomes the meat for a sandwich. Musically, it's an electronic song, with a rhythm somewhat similar to "Around the World" by Daft Punk, and a single male vocalist (I'm pretty sure the vocalist had a British accent).

So, dear Question Club, the obvious question is... can anyone identify this video for me?

edit: answered! it's Royksopp's "Remind Me", thanks to arcadiansdream from whatwasthatone (and thanks to over_thefreeway for suggesting that comm)
eyeroll

(no subject)

When you go to a hotel do you:

sit on the comforter?
have sex on the comforter?
believe in the whole "everyone has sex on that comforter and it's barely ever washed" thing?

Any good/funny hotel stories?
timepunching

At my wit's end, pretty much.

For the last 3 months or so I've had chronic stress-related chest pain. When I get very anxious (I have an anxiety disorder) or stressed/angry the center of my chest gets sore. This in turn makes me worry and I'll obsess about it for awhile until I put it out of my head.

I don't have insurance so I can't go to the doctor, and my place of employment (for the last 8 months) has been really dicky about giving me my benefits. I'm wondering if it's worth it to go to the ER without insurance and just rack up a ton of bills just to have the peace of mind that I'm not on the verge of death.

As sad as it sounds, I'm depressed every day because I think it's my last. I can't enjoy anything because I feel like I'll drop dead within hours. It's ruining my life, for real, but I'm completely broke and I don't know where to go or what to do.

Has anyone went through anything like this? What did you do?

If not, what do you think I should do?