February 18th, 2010

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Do you have 20/20 vision? If not, how blind are you? How old were you when you had to get corrective lenses?

Would you ever consider getting LASIK?

Do you think you look better in glasses or contacts? Post a picture of both! (If you want. If not, that's cool too.)
angry

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How loud are you in bed?

Parents: Can you still make noise during sex after you have a baby, or will you forever be condemned to have quiet sex so you won't disturb the kid sleeping in the next room?

I MUST KNOW OK
ME:'stache

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what are some fun places to see and things to do in NYC?

I am going for the second time at the end of october and I've already gone to all the typical touristy places like Top of the Rock and statue of liberty.

If you are concidering getting a tattoo? What are you getting and where?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1202/854695449_9bb4de74e2.jpg?v=0
on my forearm just below my elbow crease.

What is one thing that you absolutely must have at your wedding?

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MLP - pinkie chicken

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 TQC, should I skip my 8 am class tomorrow morning to go to the clinic? My ear is impacted with wax and I can't hear out my left one at all, which makes hearing (obviously) quite a bitch. 

Things of note: I haven't missed this class yet. I have this teacher again at 11, and he may or may not give a fuck that I wasn't in his 8 am. I can get notes from someone else. It is a lecture class, the 11 o'clock is based on speaking and hearing.
Faye

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what's that website that features letters from famous people? there was a letter that featured a cartoonist replying a boy who wrote him, and gave him a drawing book along with it. there was another letter where a writer scolded someone a 'lazy bitch' because the movie adapted from his book was still not in progress. help? :)
Quills

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Will you post your top 25 most played songs from iTunes?
If you use a different program, will you post the top 25 songs from there?

[edit]If you don't want to post 25 songs, you can post 10.
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    people laughing in the cafe

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My town (Dallas) is exploding with frozen yogurt stores. These are not the TCBY variety, but rather trendy looking joints that charge by the weight and it is all self serve with a bunch of topping options. It seems like there is a new place opening up every week. It reminds me of Starbucks 10 years ago. Anyway, is this just a yuppie Dallas thing or has this trend hit your area also?


Brown

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1. I know this has been asked before, but I haven't seen it in a while.  So, TQC, how would you complete the following sentence:

"I am _________________." (doesn't have to be a one-word answer)

2. Are you watching the Olympics?  Do you prefer the Summer Games or the Winter Games?  What's your favorite sport to watch?

3. Are you getting a tax refund this year?  Do you mind disclosing how much?
HP love

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A question for the people who sleep with people of the opposite sex:

How much noise does each partner make during sex?

ETA: Please identify your own sex in your answer, or else make clear which is male and which female.

Also, apologies about not considering intersex.

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How would you handle the following situation?

You love your significant other, but he/she has some trust/insecurity issues. You've never cheated because you just don't go there, but you've innocently flirted with a few male friends over the course of you and your SO's 1 year relationship (but isn't innocent flirtation harmless?) via text and email.

Now he/she regularly snoops by looking through your phone when you're away from it. And say you have an iPhone so both my texting history and email are viewable. And when he/she sees that you've been casually talking to a friend of the opposite sex to set up a meeting to hang out to catch up or something, he/she gets upset saying that you're entertaining conversation with someone who's obviously flirting with you.

I'm getting annoyed that my bf's constantly checking up on me. I'm tempted to put a lock on my phone, but he said that this would indicate to him that I actually AM trying to hide things from him.

What would you do if you didn't want to break up? Just keep your phone on you at all times?
alice

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Should a university lecturer teaching English literature at a top 5 university admit she likes fanfiction?
Somehow I just feel it's inappropriate to spend ages talking about fanfiction next to Shakespeare, Blake  and Shelley.
genius

Suicide

1a) Have you known anyone who committed suicide?
1b) Was it a surprise?

2) Do you think suicide by someone who is not terminally ill is ever ethically acceptable?

3) If someone I know just committed suicide and it didn't upset me does that mean I have really good coping skills? Or does it mean that I have serious emotional detachment issues and should seek professional help?

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Do you think the skin around the eyes requires a completely separate moisturizer than those that are made for the rest of the face?

If your eyes were in desperate need of some cream, would you spend $39.50 on it? How about $66.00?
Ignorance or Apathy?

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1. I had a meeting with a study advisor yesterday in which she told me "intention doesn't matter" in the interpretation of art. I got a bit riled up about this, because it seems a very backward way of thinking - "Someone's done this for a reason (whatever that reason is) but this is what I think so why does that reason matter?"

Will you help me to see the other side?



2. What's that word that sounds like "perpetuating" but means "supposedly comes from"?
marble

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How do people type/press register buttons/etc. with long nails?

As soon as my nails pass the 1.5 mm mark I can't type with them anymore and have to cut them. I saw this one chick at a grocery store with three inch nails typing away - how do you do it? And how do you wipe your bumhole efficiently with 3 inch scoops on your fingertips???

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Do you like to go camping?

Can anyone recommend a decent sized tent that will be roomy enough for a family of 4 for less than $200?

I want to get the husband some camping equipment for his birthday, but I don't want to get stuck with a really shitty tent.

What are some other camping musthave items?
panda

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Suppose your current SO and you have been each other’s first for everything. Suddenly and without warning, they admit that their moral convictions are too strong and they give you the choice of either breaking up or going through with the relationship, knowing you can never even go past holding hands, despite how much you’ve done in the past. Which would you pick?
camera

iphone

K let's try this again, fully equipped with question marks.

Do you have an Iphone?
If so what model?
What do you like or dislike about it?

I am considering getting the Iphone 3GS and any information would be helpful.

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TQC, will you please recommend some video games for me to try? They have to be available for PS3 as that's the only console I currently have.

I have Call of Duty (MW2, World at War, Modern Warfare), Bioshock, Unreal Tournament 3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and music games like DJ Hero, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, etc. I've also played and liked Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Turok, pretty much all the Final Fantasy games, and mostly any button-mashing fighting game you can think of.
The ones I can remember that I've tried and didn't like are Fallout 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, Rainbow Six Vegas, Assassin's Creed (the first one), Haze, TimeShift, and Viking: Battle for Asgard.

dk/dc: What weird habits do you have?
lady gaga; cherry cherry boom boom

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Other than NBC, does anyone know where you can watch the Olympics online? I'm at work and NBC makes you download SilverSpring, and I can't download on my work computer. I was just trying to see if there's anywhere else showing it online.

I tried Googling it but I keep getting things from the summer olympics.
girls » barbie

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What was your last truly epic fail?

I was just in public speaking class, and had a powerpoint up to give a speech. I was on the title slide, when AIM automatically reconnected (even though I'd signed out) and my away message popped up, which said "TEAM USA!!!!!! FUCK YEAH, AMERICA!!!"

aaand it took a good minute between realizing my error trying to get it to go away :(
d20 :: natural 1

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You've just won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of your all-time favorite bands live! It doesn't matter if any of the members are dead or if they've broken up, they're in town together in top condition for one night only, and you've got front-row tickets.

Since this fantasy concert's for you, you get to pick 'em -- so what would be your ideal set list?
Magic

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Tonight I'm going to see this movie called 'Avatar'. It might be a low-budget indie or something. I'm sure you've never heard of it. Something about big blue cat people or something. Not to be mixed up with the Blue Man Group.

For anyone else who's seen this obscure art movie, what should I expect?

What should I be looking for? Like, are there some parts of the movie I should focus on a bit more?

Should I have expectations?
Reed Motherfucking Johnson

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My bridal shower is on saturday and my MOH asked me to make a quiz all about me. She wants funny and odd questions about me for people to answer and see who knows me the best. I'm really stumped beyond "What's my favorite color?" and "What's my favorite movie?".

Can you help me with my quiz? I need to get this done tonight since i won't be home at all tomorrow.

Also, what should i get my bridemaids for a gift? I already am getting them their jewelry but i want to get them something non-traditional and more "fun".

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If you were trying to impress someone you had a crush on by riding up to them on a horse, and suddenly the horse you were on took a great horrendous dump, would you feel embarrassed? Would you be kind of mad at the horse?
eyeroll

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My coworker is usually really peppy and sweet. Three days ago my boss gave her an assignment that she's pissed off about. For the last three days she has been slamming doors and acting like a miserable bitch (thus making work unbearable)

How would you approach this? Do you ask her what's wrong or call her out and tell her to stop making life so miserable for everyone else?
creepy choir boy

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What are your favorite songs from sunday school/church camp?

Jesus Loves Me
0(0.0%)
Father Abraham
2(5.4%)
I'm in the Lord's Army
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Jesus Loves the Little Children
0(0.0%)
The B-I-B-L-E
0(0.0%)
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
4(10.8%)
Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man
0(0.0%)
The Wise Man Built His House
0(0.0%)
This Little Light of Mine
2(5.4%)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot (with motions)
2(5.4%)
Down In My Heart
0(0.0%)
Praise Him, Praise Him
0(0.0%)
Kum Ba Ya
3(8.1%)
Deep and Wide
1(2.7%)
omg I can't fuckin decide! I love them all!
1(2.7%)

Pleasure party

Have you ever been to a pleasure party?

If so, what was your experience?

If you bought anything, and how did your purchase work out for you?

My friend is throwing one tomorrow, and I think it should be a lot of fun!!

(for those who don't know, a pleasure party is kind of like a mary kay/tupperware party but with adult toys, lotions, etc.)

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Hi TQC!

I am having trouble managing my energy for the thousand essays I need to write.

The semester is over where I study and we have "vacations" until April. For my major this means that I'll be writing very long papers all this time until the new semester starts. So no vacations for me. The very problematic part of this is, apart from not having any free time (and apart from not having had any since I started university 3 years ago) that I dont seem to find the energy to do this. I wake up early and go to the library and I feel all the time like I am going to fall asleep on my paper.

So my question is: What can I do to boost my energy and help me cope with this?

I obviously cant do real vacations (the papers have to be handed in), I am already doing a bit of sport 2 times a week, and caffeine doesnt do anything for me.

HELP!

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My mother and I are going out for dinner tonight to catch up on recent family events. We are going to Azteca (A Mexican restaurant) - what should I order? I don't eat beef (which I am upset about, but stomach ulcers don't deal with beef too well) but I can handle chicken just fine :)

If you don't care, what color is your hair?
I <3 TLV

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I'm thinking of applying to Starbucks as a shift supervisor or assistant manager because I have experience with the B&N Cafe and did it awesomely. However the website says this:

"Starbucks has a specific retail dress code that governs clothing and personal appearance (e.g. no visible tattoos, facial piercing, or wearing of fragrances). The dress code can be made available at time of interview. Do you have any concerns about abiding by the Starbucks dress code?"

I have a tattoo on my wrist and a few facial piercings (eyebrow, lip, nostril. I also have my septum done but it can be hidden easily). Anyone know how strict that dress code actually is? The Body Shop has that as its official policy as well, but when I worked there just about everyone had visible tattoos and facial piercings, including the manager, so idk.
legs motherfucker

let's play highschool

who do you think the "popular kids" of tqc are?

who do you think the "nerds" of tqc are?

who do you think the "off-beats" of tqc are?

who do you think the "stoners" of tqc are?

if there's a group i'm missing, would you please specify and name the people of that group?
Evil Me

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Do you know of any FREE forums that I can use for a new rescue group some friends of mine and I are starting?

In particular we need a way to prevent people we don't know from joining and reading the forum. We want people to have to be approved in order to sign up.
Alan - BL

let's share our experiences...

Are there any members of TQC you get mixed up? - if so, which ones?

If you're around often enough* to have formed an impression, which users have you noticed may like to troll around here (be it occasionally or more frequently)?

*or had a specific experience or encounter you remember

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I am not the most, uh, articulate person when it comes to being formal/professional, and also I just woke up from a nap and kind of have the dumb. Can you help me come up with a brief email to a guy with whom I had a job interview on Monday? Something along the lines of "thanks for meeting with me, still interested in the job, let me know!" but more formal.

What's the last delicious thing you cooked/baked?
I made buttermilk pancakes this morning (with brand new baking soda and baking powder, I can't even believe what a difference they made) and am about to make Alton Brown's The Chewy choc. chip cookie recipe, with some peanut butter chips too. YOM
psboxer

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If a guy you meet on Sunday takes until Wednesday to text you for the first time, how long after the Wednesday do you take to respond to the text?

Oh and do you think all this 'don't call for 3 days!' type crap actually does any good?
sherlock

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I just got new glasses! And whilst they're very pretty, it has been a LONG time since I got my prescription changed and right now everything looks so so weird and it's making me nauseous. Does anyone else get queasy for a little bit after getting new glasses? It might be because my astigmatism has changed too so they've had to bend the lenses differently or something...

For those of you who don't wear lenses, what's the best thing to get over nausea? We haven't got any ginger tea or I'd have some already :(
wtf

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Who was the last person you had a fight with? About what?

What's something most people wouldn't assume about you from your physical appearance?

I have been eating like a cow for the past few weeks so I want to make a fruit smoothie for dinner tonight. Ingredient suggestions?

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Ok, so I went to the eye doctor today to get my contacts.

I've had them in almost an hour and I want to claw my eyes out. How long should I give it before I take them out?

They gave me Acuvue 2 lenses. When they rechecked my eyes after I had them in for a few minutes, they doctor was like oh hey, btw, you have an astigmatism now. Shouldn't he have given me some of the lenses that are specifically for astigmatism???

I'm supposed to wear these for 2 weeks. I'm not sure I'm going to make it that long. He said something about giving me toric (sp?) lenses when I go back for my followup appointment.
Autumn Pink

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Have you noticed one or more people who were nice when they first joined TQC but have since become snarky and sarcastic?

For those of you who occasionally dine at McDonald's, what do you order?

What is your favorite color paint for a living room (walls obviously)?
toothless

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butaghost  and I want to start a beauty blog. What should we name it?

Bonus points for creativity!
ETA: Our names are Jess and Ana if that helps somehow.


ETA2: Bonus question- what's your favorite thing to get drunk off of? Brought to you by the fact that I am slightly wine-drunk right now and I fucking love it.
david bowie

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Have you ever seen anyone be unreasonably rude to an employee? Did you say anything to the person? I was at Dunkin Donuts today and a woman began to yell at the manager for not getting her the donut that she wanted. I didn't really say anything directly to her, but I told my friend who was standing next to the woman that people need to learn some manners and get over their sense of entitlement. Would you have done anything in that situation?
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♥ rave

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can someone explain to me how much you must make, and the other rules, to filing taxes?

i've never had to before and not sure if it's necessary, since i don't make much at my part time job. (it only runs through the summer). i made around $2,000.
Star

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Where could I find boots like these?
(Besides the internet)



I need a size ten and would love them in black.

Also!
Know of any where to get really inexpensive Doc Martins?

I don't want to spend my tax refund on one pair of boots. :(

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dk/dc

What're your plans for the weekend?
maroela

Not chutney, but...

When you order an Indian takeaway here in the UK you usually get a little pot of dip to go with the poppadoms. It's thin runny yellow stuff, no bits in it. really sweet, kind of mango yoghurt-y... anyone with me?

what is this heavenly dipstuff called? bonus points for recipe links.

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Ladies and gentlemen:

I just awoke from a three hour nap and am currently in the process of eating way too much Chinese food. I have to be at work at 5am.

What kind of night do I have ahead of me?
Hel

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What the ever living hell is the purpose of squeaky shoes for toddlers? (besides making non-parents want to stab out their eardrums with a straw)

What is annoying you right now?
july 21

photography

Does anyone know if recreating this picture is possible with a digital camera WITHOUT photoshop? And if not, does anyone know how to recreate this photo at all, even if it includes photoshop?

ETA: I don't mean recreating the EXACT picture. I mean recreating the effect..
jw

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question for da ladies:

when you like a guy and you're pretty sure he likes you, how often do you call/text? how comfortable are you with doing that?


i just can't get with it, apparently. everyone thinks i'm crazy because i can only call or text this guy a couple times a week and they're all "Man, when I like a guy I text him a lot." and i'm like "I just don't want to seem like a stalker or something." and my friend is like "You're kind of the opposite."


am i totally inept?
freddie

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I bought wax earplugs a few days ago as my boyfriend snores so loud it's as though I'm sleeping beside a pneumatic drill.

I didn't really find them all that effective. Have you ever tried the foam ones? Which ones do you prefer? I think I'll try them & see if they are anymore effective

What's your favourite lolcat/loldog?

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What is something that has blew your mind lately?

I've been reading up on North Korea. Up untill a few months ago I pretty much knew nothing about it aside from the general location. The stuff I've read is leaving me speechless, I had no idea at all what life was like there.


ETA - What's the last thing that made you feel really good?
Our store was raising money for a cancer charity last week. I went in on my day off to help out for a while. My boss tells me that the store raised £120, most of which was raised solely by me. Boss gave me a box of chocolates & put a big sign up in the staff room saying thanks. I got that warm fuzzy feeling!
maisie

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I usually read historical romances and little else, but the other day I picked up The Lovely Bones and adored it. Feeling in a bestseller-turned-into-movie mood, I picked up My Sister's Keeper next and loved it as well. Any recommendations for something similar to either of these that I could read next? 

What is your favorite book genre? Historical romance

What are some of your favorite books from that genre? A Company of Swans, Song for Summer, Helen of Troy, Gone With the Wind

What are some of your favorite books outside of that genre? Les Miserables, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Princess Diaries, Lord of the Flies, Harry Potter

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is it easier to learn to knit or crochet?
can you make more things with one or the other or the same things?

what is a good, semi-relaxing hobby to get into that I can put down and come back to easily?