January 14th, 2010

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Will you open your purse, backpack or dig around in your pocket and tell me everything that's inside?

(if you feel like explaining what cards you have in your wallet that would be rad too)

In my bag:
Two wrinkled-up Netflix movies in their envelopes
A green rubber band
A half-drunk Dasani water
60 cents
A 16 GB flash drive
A bottle of Dramamine pills

My wallet has a lock of someone's hair, a credit card, a debit card, my driver's license, my high school ID, my Brown guest ID, my old RISD ID, a bunch of punch-cards for local pizza and sushi places, a video store membership card, a business card for a Chinese restaurant in NY, a bunch of receipts, and some cash.
oh crap cheer me up

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I just went to the gas station for munchies and paid for my $8 purchase with 9 $1 coins. The cashier turns to his friend as I'm leaving and whispers "she just paid in all coins." His friend was like "omg really?" I rolled my eyes and walked out the store.

Whats the stupidest thing that has happened to you at a store lately?

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Should I let my husband read my diaries from hs? He found them in a box the other day and has been pestering.

(He features heavily in it, not all of it flattering. Another person I was seeing then also features. He knows I dated her, but not more than minor details. I don't think he'll freak out or be rude or anything. But the teasing could be merciless and long term.)

eta... he's not going to be cranky about details, I just don't like to talk about it b/c it wasn't the healthiest relationship I've ever had.


I've signed up for a local organic produce delivery service, and apparently I'm getting the following stuff this week:

bok choy
collard greens
spring shallots
green leaf lettuce
broccoli microgreens
purple turnips

I haven't cooked with some of these things before, so I was hoping that you guys could point me to some tasty recipes that involve one or more of these items. What would you make with these ingredients? I also have some monterey jack cheese and mango chutney in my fridge that i'd like to use soon, so bonus points for recipes that use those. :)

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Who more respectable?

Ringo Starr as a singer
The Monkees

Who do you respect more as singers?

'Weird' Al Yanchovic
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson

Who do you respect more?

Limp Bizkit
Miley Cyrus
Whatever's left of Mili Vanili
You think they'll save you.

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For those of you who have fainted, did you feel like you went blind & deaf before actually passing out? Do you know if that's how it works, happening just before, or is the blind & deafness the actual passing out?

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how obsessed are you with TVTropes?

I'm so obsessed with TVTropes that I sometimes find myself describing events my own life using tropes. The other day, I recall telling a friend of mine, "So, after 3 years of UST with my best friend and lots of having to say 'He's not my boyfriend!', we finally had a relationship upgrade in the form of a now or never kiss, and it was pretty much a crowning moment of awesome." She looked at me like I had feet growing out of my head. Oh well.

Tell me I'm not the only one who does this, TQC. Tell me it's not so bad.

In general, do you ever find yourself using weird/obscure internet terms in everyday conversation?
devon ramen

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my family's getting this car. a new car after 12 years yay!

what colour would you choose? i picked white, my sister picked black, my brother picked silver. 
leather seats or cloth seats? i personally like cloth seats better because they don't heat up like leather seats do, and we live in a crazy hot country. it's always such a pain to get into a car that's been parked in the sun.

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tqc, should i eat something? i know you're not supposed to eat right before bed, especially if you're trying to lose weight, but i'm STARVING. if yes, what should i eat? i'm leaning towards ramen, since it's warm and i'm freezing.

does anyone want to talk about nail polish?

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We've had the "What's your favorite accent?" question repeatedly. But I have a little spin on it.

What is the sexiest thing you've ever heard someone say in your favorite accent?

Inspired by watching Leverage last night, in which Sophie said "Go get 'em, tiger" and it was just totally OMG-gotta-change-my-underwear hot in that British accent of her's.

DK/DC, what's your Facebook profile picture?

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Yankee stadium

Endangered shirts

Do you have any T- or sweatshirts from a sports team or a band which no longer exists?

Tell me about the team/band? Why are they no longer around?

(ETA: Only if you bought the shirt while the team/band was still around... that Ramones tshirt that you bought three days ago at Hot Topic does not count.)

This post brought to you by my Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs sweatshirt.
Justin Timberlake Beyonce

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What's the earliest in a relationship that you think it's appropriate to move in with each other?

Do you think living together prematurely could damage an otherwise healthy relationship in its developing stages?

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Poll #1511554 Today's poll is brought to you by the letter G

What are you, personally, most likely to have sex with?

A ghost
A goat
John Gotti's zombie
A go go dancer
A goth
A golem
Your governer
Gozar (ancient god from Ghostbusters)

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Paging Dr TQC

Whenever I wake up and have to be somewhere early, I feel nauseous and end up puking (like this morning, I had to wake up at 7 and be somewhere at 8). WHY? Does this happen to anyone else? Does anyone know of anything I can do to make the nauseousness go away? I start school in a couple weeks and I'd like to be not puking on everyone.

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My grandma's smoke detector used to go off every time she made bacon. Mine has gone off about 3 times when I've been broiling. How many times has your smoke detector gone off since you've lived in your place? If it's ever gone off while you were cooking, what were you cooking?
Justin Timberlake Beyonce

Does this make sense?

I went to the dentist last month and got a root canal. I was scheduled to get a crown but rescheduled due to needing to get my wisdom tooth pulled on the same side (and I was advised by several people to have the extraction done before the crown was put in). I ended up getting pneumonia and had to cancel the appointment. I've yet to reschedule the extraction or the crown appointments. I'm financing about half of the procedures through Care credit. I've received a statement from Care credit for the entire root canal and crown procedure yet I still don't have my permanent crown. I called the dentists office and they said that that's just how it's done but I feel it's odd that I'm getting charged for a service that hasn't even been rendered yet. I can't get ahold of a real person at Care credit. What do you guys think?

I know, it's tl;dr.

Have you ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic? I think I'm having an allergic reaction to Bactrim right now :/
fox snow

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So say, hypothetically, you and your SO are living together currently in an ideal situation - by yourselves in a house owned by his family therefore you pay little rent. This house, however, will be sold soon, so you have two options.

a) Carry on living together, which you really want to do, and rent, which would be at least £350 (around $600, i think?) each per month
b) Both move back home with your parents, which you really don't want to do, but would be rent-free, or near enough.

What would you do?
Clem & Joely

Good quality face paint?

Does anyone here have any experience with artistic face painting? I'm looking to buy some face paint that is easy to work with in texture and has an attractive look on skin. I've used Mehron face paint, and while I'm not experienced, it seems to me like its just cheap stuff. Or is that really as good as it gets?

Dkdc- How would you rate your happiness on a level of averageness? Say whatever level of happiness most people are, that's 5. Where are you on a 1-10 scale, 10 being high because its high.

Me: 8 or 9. I think you'd have to be on a pretty solid Dalai Lama level to be a 10. ;P Which I am not yet at.

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 Hi TQC, it's been a long time. 

I graduated in December with my master's degree and haven't worked since the summer since I had to do a full-time, unpaid internship the last semester. I don't have a real job, but I'm a part-time nanny now making eh money. My husband and I had to borrow money from his mom to help us through the last several months of my master's program. 

That being said, my 1st wedding anniversary is in May.  We want to go on a trip because we haven't been anywhere since our honeymoon and are both kinda depressed with our situation. We found an amazing deal on a cruise, but will have to put it on our credit card. Is it worth the debt to take a much needed vacay? 
legs motherfucker
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vet techs in TQC? maybe?

very soon i'm going to start school to become a veterinary technician. aside from the usual "you're gonna see some really gross shit"... are there any of you in that field that can give me some advice or words of wisdom?

or if there are no vet tech's in TQC, are there any blogs you can suggest? i'm not really looking for q&a blogs about people already in the field, i'd like to read about someone going through the process or just a general discussion board.

if you have no idea:
at what age did you stop going to the toy section at stores/asking your parents to take you to toys-r-us?

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Dear TQC:

Today sucks.

I'm sick, and was planning on spending my day happily sleeping on the couch, but I had to run to the ATM to make a deposit first. On my way there, the lady in front of me decided to SLAM on her brakes as soon as the light turned yellow. I hit mine as well, and would have stopped, but the road was slick and I slid into her bumper, just BARELY tapping her.

She was nice enough, but insisted on calling the police for the report, so now my perfect driving record is RUINED!

What can I do to cheer myself up?
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Job Hunt

TQC, I need a job. Thing is, I've never done this before so I'm not sure what I'm doing.

Say I want to apply somewhere like a supermarket. How/who should I ask for an application? How soon should I return it? How/to whom should I give the application?

I like to think I'm not actually /as/ clueless as all that might lead me to appear, but knowing I'm going about things the right way always helps to bolster confidence.

What's the hardest class you've ever taken? If it was in a continuing subject like math or science, did you take a class afterwards that wasn't as hard?

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OOPS! I accidentally deleted my entry. Is God going to smite me?

Also, I was trying to edit the damn thing.  The original question was "would you work a job that makes you miserable for more pay, or a job that makes you happy for a couple dollars and hour less?"

my edit was supposed to be this: I crunched the numbers and in my situation  its about $200 less a month than i make now (after taxes), but im super super depressed and hate my life because of this job. also, the hours are waaaaaaaay better at the new job.  Does this change your answer???

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We're going to Dirty Franks on Friday night. If you were eating there, what would you order?


I've had the "True love always," and "the classy lady" and their Thanksgiving special, but I want to try something else.

My friend is having a baby in a couple of weeks, and I'm going to be in the room with her and I get to cut the cord! Another friend suggested I should yell, "Snap into a slim jim, OH YEAH!" when I do it. What's something else I could say at that moment?
jumping bear

Juggling the pros and cons.

People of TQC.

Have you ever lived alone?
Did you like it?
Was it worth it?
Should I do it?
My boyfriend would be moving in too, but the first 4 months or so I'd handle by myself.

DK/DC, will you post cute, ferret-related pictures, videos, or stories?
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Chow down

Do you chew your food on one side of your mouth rather than the other? For example, I meant to post this last night because I have this gum irritation on my right side of my mouth from eating too much salty/sour foods haha.
MISC; Toooom and a lamp

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A friend of mine replied to a craigslist ad for a personal assistant, and shared her contact information with who she thought was a lawyer looking for an assistant. A while later, however, she found another ad exactly like the one she answered, and they turned out to both be fake, and were taken down.

What I dont get is why he wanted her contact information, and what he could do with it?
Other than stalking/raping/killing her.
She gave him her name, address and phone number.
i don't want to be friends

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I was listening to the radio and a song by The Moody Blues came on. I liked it a lot, but didn't catch the name, and the radio station doesn't have a playlist posted and I can't get through on their phones. TQC, what are some of the best Moody Blues songs that could possibly play on the radio?

This is a picture of me. This is another picture of me using Lifetime's makeover doohickey. How do I look with bangs? Do you think I can pull it off if I blow dry them everyday?
TK and Kari

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My skin is veeeeery mushy. When I touch my cheek, it feels like Saran Wrap on pudding. I'm 21.

Is that normal? What causes it? My mom's 56 and has firmer skin than me :(

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say you meet someone one time whose work you think is pretty awesome, and a couple months later when you're searching for an internship you remember about them and want to intern for them. however, they have not placed any calls looking for an intern. would it be okay to send an e-mail anyway, and if so how would you word "oh remember that one time when we met at ________" to sound more professional?
The nose that knows

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Two questions:

1. When you are going to unjinx someone, do the three times you say that person's name need to be consecutive, or can the saying of the name be mixed up with other words?

2. Team Conan or Team Jay?
MISC - moustache

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I've got a large list of numbers (~300) that I need to add up. Instead of doing it in my head or having to put each number into a calculator individually, I'd rather find an online calculator that has the ability to input a crapload of numbers at once and spit out the total. I can't find one, though. Do these exist on the internets anywhere? Google fails me. :(

Thanks folks!
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    The Ergs! - Most Violent Rap Group

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What is the coldest temperature you've experienced in the past year? The hottest?
12 F, in Portland last month. I think it's kind of funny that I've been in New England and Chicago this winter, but Portland was the coldest. Hottest was 99 F in San Francisco, go figure.

To which states, provinces, countries etc have you traveled in the past 12 months? Any upcoming trips planned?
I've been to Nevada, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Illinois. Going to The Netherlands, UK, France, Ireland, and as of today probably Haiti.
k.bell ♥ biggest smile

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What's the last thing that really messed you up emotionally/mentally?

Learning all the horrific details about serial killers for my Forensics class has been messing me up big time ):
I <3 TLV

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Can you gleek on command? Do you ever accidentally gleek?

Is anyone here a raw foodist? Or enjoys eating/making raw food?
I just got a raw desserts cookbook and it's like, I could actually make these recipes. Take four ingredients, mix together, you're done! Cookbooks are usually very scary and I'm afraid of the oven >_>

birthday gift!

So my boyfriend's birthday is coming up, January 29th, and I want to get him an amazing gift! But I have no ideas... I was thinking a bunch of little things, but the only thing I can think of that is significant so far is Nip/Tuck Season 1 because I got him hooked, and maybe a new sweater because I stole one of his favorites.

What would you buy your boyfriend? I'm looking to spend around $100. Thanks!

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Due to the recent NBC late night controversy and the final decision that Conan will be giving back the Tonight Show to Leno, a crazed Conan fan murders Jay Leno. Who will take over the Tonight Show? (Yes, these are your only options.)

Jerry Seinfeld
Simon Cowell
Oprah Winfrey
Kanye West
Ryan Seacrest
Lisa Kudrow
Andy Richter
Wayne Brady
Christopher Walkin
William Shatner

Dax Kiss
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whenever I boil just water at my apartment I get these white cloudy colored rings around the inside of the pot where the water was. I have one now that I have washed like three times and it looks like they are gone when wet, but as soon as it dries they return. How do I get rid of these?
Evil Me

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My mother just informed me that when people from here (Nova Scotia) go to Florida/the US they bring Flour and Summer Savoury with them because "flour isn't the same there" and you can't get Summer Savoury in the US.

Ummm... WHUT?

PS-Summer Savoury is an herb... we put it in like, stuffing? So apparently it's an Atlantic Canada thing, so I guess that's not too weird. BUT THE FLOUR???

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I would like to start taking photography classes. Ideally, I'd like to major in something photography related (is there such a thing? Can I get a degree in photography? That sounds too suspiciously fun and easy ("easy" meaning I enjoy it!) to be true.) Do you know if now-a-days, those sorts of classes require classic film cameras, or newer digital cameras? I know they'll probably require a single lens reflex camera, but I'm not sure which kind.

Are any of you familiar with school related photography? Please share!

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Take a Look

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How the heck do you make it through the day without crashing? I don't think I'm sleep deprived, but lately I can't make it to 7 without wanting to crawl into bed. This is ridiculous. I have a cup of tea, but that's it for caffeine.
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Back Alley English

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Inspired by a question about a gingerbread horse in whatwasthatone, what are some sayings from English that you just don't get? Can be idioms, phrases, metaphors, whatever.

Also, those of you who have English as a second or later language, what was the hardest thing to learn?

This question is sponsored by my essay and an empty library.
d20 :: natural 1
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I came out (ETA: in the "um, no, it's not a guy I'm seeing" fashion, not the "GUESS WHAT I'M GAY" way) at my second job today. Six months after starting? That's record speed, for me. I'm still feeling frazzled and awkward about it, even though it was a non-event -- like always.

Fellow queers: Is coming out to people IRL a major issue for you? If so, how long do you generally wait before you do it? If not, got any advice for someone who wants to stop freaking out about it so much?

dk/dc/other: Is there anything in your life that's a huge deal for you even though most people would take it for granted? What is it?

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Do you believe people in your life that have passed away can come to you in your dreams? (Serious question)

Today is my Poppy's 2 yr anniversary and I honestly didn't realize the date was coming up until I spoke to my mom today. But he was so vividly in my dream last night telling me that wherever I needed him I'd find him. Very bizarre!
Spelling Contest

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You're at home one day when there's a knock at your door. Upon opening the door, you come face to face with Bruce Springsteen. "Hey, I don't mean to inconvenience you, but can I use your bathroom? I just happened to be visiting my friend next door when the 'urge' struck me and I'm afraid I can't hold it much longer. May I?"

"Yes, Mr. Springsteen. Right this way"
"No. Ask someone else who likes your music"
I stall him until he ends up going to the bathroom in his pants, a story I'll then sell to the National Enquirer
I let him in and while he's in the bathroom I break into his car

Let's say he talks you into letting him use your john. When he's done, he comes out and thanks you and he's on his way. You inspect the bathroom. The 'Boss' took a big dump in your toilet and didn't even flush. What do you do?

Flush it myself, muttering under my breath
Call the National Enquirer and give them a story of how Bruce befouled my home
I collect his poop and sell it on Ebay to creepy Boss fans
Sue him for the mental and emotional strain you experienced when you found his 'leavings'
Feel privilledged that he chose me....ME!...to flush his superstar droppings
Pick up the poop in a bag and throw it out the window at him
Caleb- snug as a bug!

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What are some great post-apocalyptic books that you recommend? (I love The Hunger Games series and I'm now reading Oryx & Crake, so something along those lines.)

What book(s) are you currently reading?

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is it creepy/gross/weird/whatever for an 18 year old who has graduated high school to find 16 or 17 year olds of their preferred gender attractive? not necessarily wanting to date them, just seeing them on the street and thinking "hey he/she is cute"

Big Words and Disability

Have you ever met someone who used big words but not to be impressive?
If so, what did you think about that?

On a completely unrelated note, if you were disabled to the point of being unable to work but despite explaining the situation thoroughly multiple times, a friend insists on trying to find work for you, what would you do?
TK and Kari

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What's the saddest true story you've ever heard?

Mine: The Sichuan earthquake in China, a mom stood on all fours over her baby when their building collapsed. The baby survived, but the mom didn't. The mom had a cell phone with her and on it she wrote a message to her baby, saying that she loved him.

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Has anyone here had any experience with Kaplan College? Would you reccomend it or should I run away screaming?

If you don't know/care, what were the best/worst times you spent in college?

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Will you sign this?

(Yes, I know they already struck a deal! But they can always renegotiate!)

If not, Are you a fan of Leno or Conan?
also, do you have a favourite conan moment?

Mine is probably the zipline or the last time Jim Carrey was on his new show and they were talking about penises (sp? idfk) and Jim Carrey laid across Conan's desk and scared the mess out of him!

Or the Jon/Stephen/Conan Fight.
FLORENCE by rodeo_town

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Ok, Don't know what's going on with the internet or me tonight. I'm on my photobucket account and i'm trying to save some photo's to my computer...And it's not letting me.
The options when I right-click on a picture are as follows:
back, reload, bookmark this page, save page as, send link, view background image, select all, view page source, and view page info.. But no "Save as" or "Save Image As"
I could have sworn that i've done this before. Am I missing something here?

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Not that I am, but if how would you suggest somone react to the conversation in which you lose your job?

I lost a job a few years ago and I pretty much just burst into tears

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Has anybody read Cleaving by Julie Powell? I listened to the first disc of the audiobook and didn't like it much but I wanted to know if it was worth sticking with. I enjoyed her first novel Julie and Julia.

Do you look down on vegetarians?
edit to clarify: I eat mostly veggies with occasional seafood. Sometimes I catch snippets of media (like Anthony Bourdain or the aforementioned Ms. Powell) poking fun at vegetarians for being unadventurous, tree hugging wieners or whatever.
Rocky Horror Batman Show

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When was the last time you saw a movie that you've seen a million times and realised something new about it?

My brother and I were watching Back to the Future III and he turned to me and asked "You think that little kid (the marshall's son) is the principle or his dad?" And I'm like "wait, what?"

I have seen this movie a million times and never realised that Marshall Strickland and Principle Strickland were from the same family.

It happens a lot with movies I saw first when I was a kid.

Which is your favourite Back to the Future? I like the first one pretty well, but the third is my favourite.
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I got a pair of parakeets (we think a male and a female) and are looking for names for them. Maybe something pair-like. No pictures yet, but one is blue and white and the other is yellow and green. Any ideas?

ETA: We are currently considering "Eleanor and Rigby", "Mary Kate and Ashley" (although I hate that one), and "Samson and Delilah".

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TQC. My work's party this year (late i KNOW) is a meal to Wagamama. Now, having perused the menu, there is nothing I can really eat. I'm frustrated that we're going somewhere so selective, where there's only one kind of food but eh what can I do. My question is, how can I not eat but not cause a scene? Or is there anything there which is basically just...no sauces, not really many ingredients etc. I hate eating around people as it is, even worse when it's a place I don't know.

edit: thank you for all your comments. i am just stupidely fussy and you've convinced me that if ever i had a chance to just suck up all my food issues and try something new, now is the time. so thank you.
im french

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Did you ever have a chastity ring or promise to anyone to not have sex until you got married? If so, can you tell me about it

Is there anything creepier than a purity ball? I would die if I had to dance with my dad at a virgin party.

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Soooo.... alright, here goes.

I am considering meeting someone that I met online this weekend. I'm a girl and I am meeting a guy. I have made it clear that I just want to be friends and that I am not looking for a relationship so hopefully that will be respected- from what I can tell of this guy so far, I think he will respect it. Our encounter will be in a very public place- a restaurant and then a pool hall but I am still nervous about something bad happening.

What safety measures should I put into practice? I know that I should definitely tell someone where I am going and when I plan to be back, and plan to call them when I am back and if they haven't heard from me they should call me.

How worried should I be? I kind of have a little bit of male issues... it's hard for me to feel safe around males in general when it's just one on one but I know this may be a bit irrational on my part. I am excited about meeting this person, he seems like a really cool guy and it seems like he could potentially be a good friend. I am not getting a creepy or scary feeling from HIM, but I do kind of have one about the situation- it would be the same no matter what guy I would be meeting up with. What advice do you have for me?


For those of you who watch 30 Rock,

On tonights episode with Liz Lemon's gay cousin Randy Lemon... who is the guy who plays him?

He looks so familiar and I cant place him.


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In the USA, how different are the accents from region to region in your state? Would you recognise if someone came from one region of the state compared to another solely based on their accent?

In the UK people who like maybe 30-40 miles away from each other will have completely different accents, do you get that in the US?

dk/dc- What are your favourite and least favourite accents?