This can be as big as cultural differences or as small as being a green level rewards member instead of gold for Starbucks.
I effed up big time. I tried to bleach my hair, and it's spotty and weird and only my roots are blonde. The rest is brown or red.
How do I cover this mess up for work before I get it fixed (professionally)? My office is business casual, khakis/slacks and polo type place. Any suggestions?
( Collapse )
Instead, how do you refer to a period?
3. The best moment of your life?
4. Ever sent a post secret postcard? Care to tell us what it says?
5. A youtube video you get guilty laugh from?
I want a CPU/memory usage meter app that lives up in the menu bar. Should I be using MenuMeters or is there something better?
Is there a text editor for OS X that doesn't suck?
Don't know/don't care/use Windows 98:
What ever possessed you to join TQC?
I have approximately 1,000 chapsticks/lipbalms. It's a problem.
If not, do you hate your country?
If so, why are you even here?
At the bar, some random stranger referred to a kid I don't like as Johnny Weir. Totally made my night.
(not that theres anything wrong with JW, but it obviously wasn't a complement)
1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you?
2. Did you notice he was gone?
3. Sinbad is the name of a famous nautical hero. What kind of pirate would you say the comedian Sinbad is like? The kind of pirate that buries treasure, the kind of pirate that sells bootleg videos, or a butt pirate?
DK/DC: What is your sleep setup like? Do you sleep on a bed, futon, couch, or the floor? Why? Do you have just one pillow, or a bunch? Bonus points for pictures.
Bed. It's comfy. I have four pillows, two soft, two firm depending on what I want that night, and then decorative ones that go on the floor at night. pic.
Is that the order you get ready in?
Does it not mess up your hair?
What products do you use in your hair, for what purposes?
if you have wavy or curly hair, do you straighten it? how often? why don't you embrace your natural wave/curl?
I do my makeup before getting dressed, but I can't seem to get dressed without messing up my hair, so I do that after.
I use Mousse, is that weird? I find frizz control and hairsprays, straightening creams and all those normal common products don't do anything for my hair.
- Good books to read.
- great tumblr blogs
- your favourite kind of clothing style(punk, goth)
Is there a program online (like Turbotax) that offers free state tax filing? I googled but I'm finding nothing. (And considering Turbotax said my refund would be only $10, it seems silly to pay $9.95 to file.)
When you're sick, do you have someone to take care of you?
If you dont, how do you cope?
If you do, who is it?
What shoud I do??
We had a tqc conversation about how this is a bad idea a few years ago, but I can't remember why.
- What you giving up for lent?
- You gonna go get that little bit of ash on your forehead today?
edit: That's so weird, I refreshed and it said there was no entry. I thought my post had been removed. I got all paranoid that I offended someone!! Then I looked at my friends list and it was still there. Just thought I'd share that little story.
I have every year since I was in high school, except for this year. Today is my birthday, and my best friend didn't even text me or anything at midnight.
In other news, my kitty woke me up at 430 this morning because he was cuddling on my pillow and somehow managed to lick my forehead. What cute, but slightly annoying, things does your pet do??
What's the most bored you've ever been?
Is hemp milk really worth it?
If you like non-dairy milk, what kind(s) is/are your favorite?
What do you suppose its about??
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it's unfair to separate kids into "the smart ones" and "the dumb ones" so early in life, or do you think it's acceptable because gifted kids don't have to be held back by their less gifted classmates?
I thought i'd made myself clear about wanting it, but i'm going to straight out ask if he wants to swap today.
If he doesn't, thats fair enough, it's luck of the draw, but I should pay less rent right?
The room is significantly smaller yet pays more rent than a couple of the other rooms.
Is it just fate that I got that room?
i.e. the other one is noisy or dark etc
What should I tell her to see?
What should my two other drives be called?
Snape & Dumbeldore
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Alfred & Hitchcock
Swallowing & Spitting
Master & Slave
Mickey & Minnie
Napoleon & Pedro
Shatner & Nimoy
Kirk & Spock
FookYou & FookMi
Leonard & Sheldon
Two completely unrelated names
I need more ideas! The sillier, the better.
Mine is Marilyn. They only let me pick it because it's a derivative of Mary. I was all emo/goth at the time and angry, so yes, it's after Marilyn Manson and Marilyn Monroe. *sigh* I know, super lame.
Have you ever felt bad about offending someone on the internet? Accidentally or on purpose? What was it about? What did you do about it?
I accidentally did yesterday, over introverts. I tried to explain what I meant, and I don't think I did a very good job. I'm an introvert myself, so I feel extra crappy about it.
(I signed on online petition, which is usually something I scoff at as being almost completely useless)
I accidentally hit a girl in the head on the bus this morning. I felt horrible about it even though she laughed and said it was fine.
What small things have made you happy today?
The guy in front of me at Starbucks was named Severus. Also I was really craving stuffed grape leaves and there happened to be some at one of the stores on campus.
My ex husband keeps emailing me sporadically, mentioning things going on, and my rational response is "don't respond to anything, he's trying to manipulate you in to feeling sorry for him because he's lonely" (which is the case - part of why we're getting a divorce). I didn't even respond to the email about his grandmother being given her last rites. Anyway, he IMs me, and when I see that, I feel obligated to respond. I feel anxious when I talk to him because I DON'T want to talk to him, but I feel guilty if I don't. He always says how much he misses me, but to be frank, I haven't even spoken to him in so long, I forgot what his voice sounds like or what it was even like to be with him. I just don't want to feel guilty because I'm happy and he's not. So I need to stop.
More pressing issue: my room mate's daughter is 13. She, apparently, has manly hairy legs because EVERY time she shaves, she uses the bathroom for about two hours and leaves it super nasty and hairy. Last night, after her shower, I went in to the bathroom and I saw the bath tub was COATED with hair. I made an "ugh" sound and she asked "Oh, is it too steamy in there?" and I said no, the floor was slippery - hoping she would go in there and maybe notice she hadn't cleaned the tub. She's a 13 year old girl, she has a mother, I can't parent her. Anyway, I woke up this morning, and she had rinsed out the tub, but didn't clean it, so there's a lot of hair and shaving cream residue left behind. I need to take a shower, but I feel like puking at the idea of cleaning out someone else's hair. Should I wake her up and tell her to do it? Would that make me a bitch?
Also, how can I approach her mom without sounding like a cunt?
DK/DC/Bonus: What color is your cell phone? What ringtone do you have?
Mine is blue. I have "Bad Romance" for everyone, but my boyfriend's is "Yellow" by Coldplay because that's our song.
What would you do if you were me?
What's the last thing you forgot to copy before reformatting / deleted accidentally?
Will you post some awesome quotes for me to read when I get back from work?
(places you'd like to see, beautiful people, things that inspire you, lush forests, flowery fields, just about anything)
If you were crying in public, would you want someone to come up to you and see if you were okay?
If you've been in this situation before what happened?
Background: I joined a Yoga studio in my neighborhood with my SO as a fun way to cross train and have an activity to do together. Problem is that I have never been very flexible and can’t even touch my toes without bending my knees. The class is full of pretzel people (including my GF) and I always feel like a dope in the class just staring at my toes while everyone else is standing on their hands with straight legs.
Can you touch your toes without bending your knees?
Have you made significant improvements in your overall flexibility over time with practice?
IYO what foods are better store bought than home made?
What foods are better home made than store bought?
I just bought a bunch of yarn off ebay, even though I promised myself I would knit up all my existing yarn before I bought anymore new stuff. Oops.
I'm going to the eye doctor soon, and I'd like to know if I should a copy of my prescription so I can order glasses on-line instead of ordering from his office.
( Collapse )
Do you know of any good wedding websites?
How bout a website for cheaper, decent rings?
What is the one thing you worried about for your wedding that turned out not to matter that much?
Have any marriage advice?
I'm at my favorite coffee lounge right now, Internetting just to get out of the house. I'm enjoying my Nutella latte and lovin' the quiet. Then some d-bag comes in, sits down across from me, and says "SCOTT! I FOUND A QUIET PLACE TO TALK, SO LET'S FINISH OUR CONVERSATION!" and has been having the most obnoxious convo ever for the past ten minutes.
What are you having for lunch?
I just had a pita pizza with mushrooms omg.
Which of the following treats should I get to indulge in with my next cup of coffee?
- Chocolate-covered Oreo(s)
- Fancy cupcake
- Chocolate-dipped pretzel
whats your favourite face cream/moisturizer? or anti-aging/wrinkle cream?
I used to use Avene, but it's not really cutting it anymore. I need a new moisturizer, nothing fancy, my skin is pretty sensitive, everything makes me break out haha. I need something non-greasy, any suggestions?
What font do you think suits the above?
Who is your favorite Seinfeld character?
Is it ever okay to be concerned about someone's alcoholism when you're an alcoholic yourself? (You're not seeking help, you just manage your drinking better and have less health consequences, though you are no less dependent)
Mine: Filipino, one grade above mine, popular, athletic build, PERFECT hair, dressed incredibly well, played guitar. He ended up going to the local commuter college and his mom almost called the police because he hit his sisters. Oh and he attempted to run away but went home after 2 days because he needed to do his laundry.
You're about to board a 6-hour flight. Your seat is in the middle of the row. The window seat is being taken by a snoozing old lady. The aisle seat has yet to be filled. It's a crowded flight and packed to capacity. You're curious who's going to be seated next to you. Which of these people would you most want to endure a 6 hour flight adjacent to? There's no other seats you can move to
What combinations do you like to get on your pizza? I need some inspiration!
i'm helping with a week-long fundraiser at my school and we've raised nearly $400 in two days!
were you a popular kid in high school? were you part of any clique?
i had a circle of close friends, but i sorta floated in and out of cliques. i had a bunch of friends in a lot of different cliques so i was popular in a weird way, like most people knew me but i wasn't necessarily part of their group. i definitely wasn't part of the "popular kids" clique although i was really good friends with some of them.
also, where there any cliques you tried to avoid?
i hated most of the asian cliques (the cool/volleyball asians, the nerdy asians, the arty/anime asians, the fobs) although i had friends in those groups
(because of the no-shower question)
May not make sense, but meh, I am still recovering from airplane ride.
Besides because of marriage, have you ever had your name legally changed? Why did you do it? Are you considering doing it if you haven't? Why?
What magazine do you hate the most and why?
For me, it was my first one and it was about 3 years, so when I was 15 years of age to 18. I quit almost around my "anniversary".
( Collapse )
For those of you who've read the book, what did you like about it? Hate? Any opinion?
What's the best thing you've ever bought?
My 'impulse buy' turtle cushion from ikea totally justifies my impulses: one of the comfiest cushions ever and small enough to take home! result.
If you have, what are your favorite things to see/do/drink/eat when you're there? Any other traveler advice?
DK/DC, where/when was your last trip?
Punta Cana, D.R. in December.
On occasion I get a sharp pain in my right shoulder area, at the back. It feels like a pinch, or like the muscles and nerves are all knotted or something. Certain movements make it hurt more, like turning my head to the left or far right, and it sort of comes up a little along the back of my neck. I can also feel it down through my right arm, sometimes to my fingertips. It typically lasts for several days (I've experienced it maybe four times now over the last few years), starting mild and getting worse.
Does this sound like a common thing? Should I see a doctor about it, or could a good massage help? Am I just sleeping really badly on random nights?
What are you thoughts on dog shows? Do you think they have an effect on dog owners' adoption practices (getting a dog from a breeder vs. getting a shelter dog)?
( Collapse )
dgaf: Will you tell me where you currently have a boo-boo? I have a scabbed over sore in my nose that hurts like a bitch. D:
if you're not in college/uni, and you had to go back to school right now, what would your major be?
i want to go back to school soon. i used to be a theater major, but now i want to change to political science.
I've really had enough of the way she treats me, and today I was given another blow.
Do I delete her as a facebook friend?
(I know it's petty but she'll take it badly and get the point)
Do you delete people as facebook friends when you fall out?
I don't want anything to do with restaurants or clothes retail, except for maybe Victoria's Secret.
I was thinking a coffee shop, Barnes and Noble, Victoria's Secret, or maybe work study for my school (in a coffee shop or the library or something).
So basically I want your opinions if you've done any of these things. I've got four years' experience with cashiering, cash accountability / balancing, and customer service, if that matters. I'd like to work at Barnes and Noble the most but those people look like they hate their lives. And idk, Victoria's Secret just seems kind of fun but I don't think I'm girly enough to work there.
If you've worked at any of these places, or done work study for your school, how did / do you like it?
Do you get discounts at Barnes and Noble or Victoria's Secret?
Or you know, if you've got a fun job that may or may not also be available in Tallahassee FL, lemme know.
Have you ever temped?
Can you tell me about your experiences? Any advice?
"This is what I do, I _____."
-With your legs straight and feet straight in front of you, sitting down, can you touch your toes?
-I made a stupid new years resolution (for me, Ms. Unflexible) to be able to do the splits by next year... do you think this is attainable?
(I just started to be able to touch my toes for a second with my feet/legs straight, lol... and don't get me started with how NOT close to the splits I can get)
What was your resolution?
If you didn't make a new years resolution, is there anything you're trying to achieve right now?
What is your most common physical ailment?
I have other options, but they are grossing me out. I blame the pregnancy.
What magical thing happened to you today? I had a hamburger from one of my favorite places. Oh it was amazing.
What is your favorite kind of pasta? What kind of sauce is perfect on that pasta?
i just went on prozak and have my first therapy session in over 5 years on Thursday. i'm not new to the world of anxiety and depression so i don't need advice there.
but people who have depression and anxiety(specficially GAD), what did you do besides medication and therapy to get better/be able to function more? i know taking medication and therapy aren't going to be enough and i need to be ~~proactive in my daily life but nothing seems worth it. mostly what i'm asking is, how did you get passed that hurdle? 'cause it seems like an awfully huge one.
If so, do you repeat stuff a lot?
I want to start a new journal with the name _____teapots. I've only given it a moment's thought and have, so far, tinyteapots and titaniumteapots. Will you share your ideas with me?
Post from mobile portal m.livejournal.com
How do you make the transition from smalltalk to more personal topics with someone you want to be closer friends with?
What was it that you did?
and since we're talking about jobs, what was your best/worst job?
When I blow my nose, or feel like I have to (general sinus pressure), I can press a little on the inner corner of my left eye and it makes an audible little fart noise. And feels like a little fart. This has been going on for at least 3 weeks.
About a week ago, I took a tequila shot and was aware that my eye was burning. A little tequila was leaking from my tear duct. Yesterday, I used a Neti pot and my eye filled up with liquid.
It's not painful or bothersome. I asked my doctor about it and he was just like "lol weird." I'm seeing him again in a few days so i'll probably bring it up.
WTF is up with my eye? Have you heard of anyone experiencing anything like this? I don't even know what to google.
What's the weirdest thing your body has done?
ETA: TQC told me to explain/write a letter!
( Collapse )
How do I stop over-thinking things?
What should I have for second-dinner?
Do you find that pancakes bring sexy back?
I am now tipsyteapots!
I'd like to be a member in most of my current communities, but I know mods are skeptical of new accounts. If I shoot them a brief email explaining that I am the user formerly known as fuckingpixie, or include this tidbit in whatever application the comm requires, will they let me in?
Post from mobile portal m.livejournal.com
Am I gonna see God, mommy?
Am I gonna die?
My neighbors still have their Christmas tree up, why?
I'm majoring in Communications and minoring in Journalism, both things I'm interested in. (communications was my fall back plan since business, marketing, advertising etc are not offered at my school).
I picked up American Studies last year and while I was enjoying it, I'm not anymore. In fact.. I'm not sure what I would even do with an American Studies degree. I think I thought it would look better to double major and have a minor, so I stuck with it. Now I'm contemplating dropping it.
Can you convince me to keep it or drop it? Why?
(sidenote: i could possibly finish (almost) on time with keeping it, and i'll be there for the same amount of semesters no matter what. on the opposing side, i just keep losing interest, especially with the required classes i'm taking this sem.)
So today, they told me that I should expect 30-40k salary and some benefits to start when I change to full time; and there is some profit sharing. My job with them is pretty much administrative, accounting, managing people once we start hiring, contacting investors, helping them coordinate with the companies in China ( I speak Chinese fluently), and whatever else they need me to do. I'm kind of okay with not getting paid now, since I realize it's a start up and I can use the experience, but the salary sort of makes me hesitate, I feel like it's a bit low considering all of the responsibilities. The owner reassures me that I will be "well off" once the company gets going, but I'm beginning to doubt his definition of being "well off".
So I'm kind of wondering if they are just trying to take advantage of the situation or if this is normal? Any feedback would be awesome.
Edit for more detail: I currently have a full time position on top of this. I live in Seattle, and I just graduated last year and doesn't have much work experience, so if I come across as being incredibly naive and desperate, it's because I am.
i kinda want to just leave mine off for a day or two. i don't know why, i just don't want to be tempted to contact anyone or have anyone get a hold of me.
have you ever felt the need to do that? what is that?
Does this skirt under the radar of secret :
"It's not a secret. It's just not something I go around telling everyone." ?
For baseball fans (or I guess anyone)
My sort of best friend hinted at having bought us season tickets to the Detroit Tigers this year (for last years christmas).
Would you be excited no matter where the seats are or would you be bummed to find out they're bleacher seats?
(That's not what happened..I don't know where the seats are or if that's what he even got me!!)
Do you find it weird when people don't have a shower in their house?
He stands extremely close to people when speaking to them.
Is this a personal quirk, or does German culture find this to be a socially acceptable behavior?
I'm going to visit a friend in Germany in summer and we're hoping to spend about a week in Greece, but don't know where to begin.
I just confirmed that infants can be phobic, but I can't find how infants become phobic - whether a traumatic event can imprint that deeply on them at that age (my flatmate thinks not, I'm unsure) or whether infants can be born with them?
He remembers a specific event that caused his phobia, but I don't remember a specific event and have had the phobia since I was at least two or three years old.
It'd be an awesome episode, wouldn't it?
srs/nonsrs answers allowed
What is your favorite name for a pet?
It's almost 10 pm and I haven't heard from him. Is he still alive?
When's the last time you were late for something? How late?
I have absolutely no idea if he has any feelings for me beyond the platonic. He'll mention interesting stuff to see or go to, but stops just short of asking if I want to go with him. It's driving me a little nuts. I'm absolutely hopeless on picking up on signs that a guy may be interested in me.
Should I tell him that I like him?
If so how?
And how can I tell if he's actually interested in me?
DK/DC: What are some of your favorite documentaries?
2.) If not, do you have any other specific suggestions?
3.) (unrelated) What is your greatest passion in life?
If you finished Carnivàle, can you tell me how frustrated I'm going to be when I get to the end and never am able to find out what happens to these people?
But I don't know where I can buy them for cheap. Any help/ideas?
If you could live in a single time period, which one would you choose?
My friend just introduced me to his music, and I get quite a kick out of him.
How would you describe it?
I laughed and said, "Yeah, I hate that. Then you check the ground to see if anyone's dropped anything."
He looks away, does some laugh thing, and goes, "No. Never done that." Suddenly I felt so very strange and awkward.
Have you ever done that? I think I've scanned the ground once at the self checkout when I was a few cents short.
What's the last thing you felt awkward for?
How do you feel when people randomly start talking to you? How about when they don't know you and they call you "honey"?
What was your first job?
What is your makeup/skin care routine?
serious answers only please
I want to sell it so that I can get a bigger laptop. I figured I can only sell it for half the price I got it. The only problem is that, I've tried to sell things on ebay, craigslist, amazon before with no luck. Then I'm out five bucks because no one bought it. I actually tried to sell a Wii when they were popular and no one wanted to buy it.
Have you ever sold anything successfully on ebay or craigslist? Or some other buy/sell site? What could I be doing wrong when selling things?
I'm also trying to get rid of some shoes that I wore one time and no one wants them. I fail really hard at this stuff. These shoes are FREE, btw. Who doesn't want free shoes?
Netflix insisted I would love it, so I decided to check it out. Mostly I'm just distracted by selective Australian accents.
dk/dc: What's your favorite Scifi tv show?