March 5th, 2010

of course

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My lip has been split since December.

It will heal for like a day, and then resplit.

I have been using neosporin on it, which helps, but has not fully healed it.

What can I do to get it to heal???

Any magical potions out there?

dk/dc:

What do you think about overpopulation?

Story time!

Dear TQC:

So I'm just finishing up my 2nd year at UBC in Biology, and I'm ridiculously unhappy with being in school right now. I really want to take a year off to go travel on my own next year, and then come back in fall of 2011 to school, and finish my degree in 2013 or 2014. It's only tentative right now, since I have until early September before my decision has to be finalized. I've already mentioned the idea to a few important people in my life, and so far the response has been pretty negative - "what if you don't finish your degree?" "Why don't you just finish your degree first and then you're free to go do whatever?"

Question: Have any of you ever taken a year off while in university? What did you do? How did you pay for it? Why did you take a year off?

(FYI: I work with Southwestern during the spring and summertime, so it's really only the fall months I'd be traveling or whatever.)
Bumgrab!

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TQC, my room is basically a 10x10 box. I have one pair of jeans, and they WERE in my room like 3 hours ago. My roommate isn't home, so she didn't take them.

For the past 3 hours I've been cleaning the living room and packing to go home for the week, and now that I go back to look for my jeans which were by my laundry bin, they are not there!

Where did my jeans go, TQC? We had a ghost for a while but she hasn't stolen anything in months...

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When do you think the 2012 election will start?

When do you think YouTube's "Meet the Candidates" page will show up?

Also, are there any good blogs where I can get info about developmental disabilities? I've tried Google, but not only are the results I've gotten incredibly boring and difficult to understand, but they lack the personal voice of someone who either has a DD or knows someone who does.
blackadder

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I got into college ED, visited a month ago and bought a sweatshirt.
I really want to wear it to school today, because it's really cute sweatshirt.
I feel a little uncomfortable wearing it when so many of my friends are stressed out right now about admission results coming out this month and next.

Should I wear it?
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    silly silly

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I had a dream last night about my friend that died 3 years ago. I have dreamt of him just a handful of times, it was never out of the ordinary. Last night, however, in the dream I got to hug him but he was crying.

I have looked up as many things as I could and nothing made sense. Does anyone know much about dream interpretation that could give me a clue?
Bumgrab!

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Does it bother you when someone bothers you to answer a question for them and then wants a different answer?

My roommate just woke me up nearly two hours early to ask me what classroom our class today is in. When I told her she said "are you SURE?" about twenty times and then when I finally told her to listen or GTFO, she sighed like a martyr and went upstairs and then proceeded to loudly phone 7 people in our class, all of whom gave her the same answer I did. Now I can't fall back asleep and kind of want to skin her.
d20 :: natural 1
  • kiraya

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I've completely fallen in love with a lot of early Muse, but at the time they were actually playing that stuff on tours in Europe I was a scrawny little American kid who pretty much only listened to country and 90s pop. :(

Is there anything you regret being "late to the party" for, or otherwise unable to get the full awesome experience with due to chronological, geographic, or other constraints? Share the details.

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My boyfriend's birthday is next week, when I asked him what he'd like for his Birthday Dessert, he requested either: Tiramisu, Carrot Cake, or yellow cake with cream cheese frosting.  I am a pretty proficient baker, so which one of these should I make for him?

And, obviously, my second question is what is YOUR favorite dessert?
miss argentina

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GUISE! I need some help. :(
I've exhausted google and I called the Olympic ticket hotline but I still can't find what I need.

I am taking my sister to go see a sledge hockey game at the paralympics in Vancouver next Saterday. However, the only Canadian game that day is sold out. My only option is to buy tickets from a third party seller. I've tried kijiji and craigslist and the local classifieds but the only tickets I can find are for the opening ceremony or for the gold medal game. Does anyone know where else I could try? Any secret ticket selling site? The game, fyi, is Canada vs Italy on March 13.

Thanks for the help!!!

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Okay, fashionistas...

I'm going to a job fair Dunkin Donuts. Would a knee-length jean skirt with black tights (and a grey sweater on top) be too casual? Should I wear a 'nicer' skirt?

What was for breakfast?

Toast & peanut butter here

people:joycehands
  • virile

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I've been up all night on energy drinks and now I feel like shit, all nauseous and shaking. But I still have lots and lots of things to do today. How can calm down enough so I don't feel like I want to puke, but not so much that I fall asleep?
Black nail polish rose

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Does anyone remember a flash game from a few years back (at least) in which you played a little pink pig who rode bubbles upwards, and had this really adorable little hiccup when the bubbles popped?

The background music was Pachebel's Canon, and I think there were little cakes and such that you had to hit for more points.

Is it still around? :(
  • topf

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Hi TQC!

How do you go about making hot chocolate with marshmallows?
I have never had this, but I want to and I want to do it right. On google I've just found "place marshmellows ontop of chocolate" is that really all? How DO YOU do it? Tips? Tricks?

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1.) My period is in a couple of days and because of that i am SO TIRED. Should I take a nap? If not, How can i WAKE UP??

2.) If you had the chance to travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
r lee ermey

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FOR DAILY CONTACT WEARERS ONLY
THE REST OF YOU DRUG ADDICTS DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER.

When you get your contacts out first thing in the morning( or whenever you put them in, I'm not judging yo. SLACKERS)Do you RINSE them again, or just take them right out of the case and pop them in you eye(s)??? AM I WASTING PRECIOUS FLUIDS ON A BASELESS RITUAL OR DO I RE-RINSE THEM AFTER SOAKING IN FLUID ALL NIGHT????????

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Do you agree with the statement ignorance is bliss? 

Example: Your SO has an affair that you never find out about. At the time of the affair, you were going through relationship issues that you have since worked though and the affair has ended. Your SO deeply regrets the affair and does not want to damage your current relationship by confessing it to you.   Are you the type of person that would want to know about it even though it will be hurtful or would you rather not know since it is in the past?

 Assume there is no chance that a similar situation will ever occur in the future.  


TK and Kari

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When you watch a TV show/movie where a character with very average grades gets into Stanford/Harvard/Yale, does it make you bat an eye at all? Or do you just shrug it off because it's fiction? Would you have preferred it if the writers made them go to somewhere more realistic?

I'm thinking specifically of A Cinderella Story, where Hilary Duff's character AND her boyfriend get into Harvard in the end. well you get the picture.
tinkerbell sparkle

dinner tonight

It has come to my attention that I am on my own for dinner tonight.
For those in the OP/Jax FL area where should I go for some grub?

Those not in this area what's your favorite sit down chain restaurant?
<3.

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Out of Pizza Hut, Dominos, or Papa Johns...which is your favorite?
Papa Johns

Are there any good DVD Burning programs I can download for free? FAST ones?
If I knew I wouldn't be asking


About how fast can you type?
Slow-79 Normal-119+

How do you make it so you don't get email notifications for one particular post?
holmes

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1.) Is/was your university a party school?

2.) Do/did you like to party?

3.) Do you "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day?

4.) Am I the only college student completely turned off by the idea of getting totally wasted for "fun"?

It's like the biggest party day of the year at my university and I plan on staying in my dorm and doing decidedly nerdy things. Hell yeah.

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If you ask someone in their mid-twenties if they're in school and they say "no" do you automatically assume that means they never went to or dropped out of higher education?

Every time someone asks me if I'm in school and I say "no" their face falls until I say "I graduated college two years ago," then they suddenly light up again. Or if I don't extrapolate on the "no" they tell me something like "Oh, maybe someday" or ask me "Why not?"
SELF PORTRAIT

web hosting services

hey all....

just wanted to get opinions on what the "best" web hosting services are.  some that have been recommended to me:


angryhosting
inmotion
dreamhost
godaddy

any more suggestions?  thoughts on that list?  


dn/dc:  what would you do to surprise your girlfriend when you pick her up from work today?  assume that you have no money to spend.  

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Say that all of the below apply to you:

-Your boyfriend/girlfriend still lives with his/her parents.
-You and his/her parents get along great; they like you, you like them.
-Your boyfriend/girlfriend wants to sleep together every night, but since (s)he never suggests sleeping at your apartment (you live with roommates, not your parents), you interpret this as him/her preferring to sleep at his/her place.


What do you think of sleeping (often) at a significant other's place when he/she lives with their parents? Would you think it's rude to stay there all the time, even if they don't seem to mind your presence at all?
  • kelj99

Just curious...

How many of you have in-law issues?

What is your opinion on how issues with your SO's family should be handled?  Should the partner with the beef confront the fam or should the partner whose family it is confront them?  Or something else?

No current in-law issues here, but it seems that they are quite common.
Clem & Joely

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Say you live on your own with none but a dog as a living companion. You go broke and can not afford enough food to care for the both of you. What scenario do you go to first?

Feed the dog before yourself, so long as you can keep him/her. Hopefully you'll start making more money soon.
33(39.8%)
Sell/give the dog to someone else who can take care of it, that way the both of you can eat.
44(53.0%)
Feed yourself one day, feed the dog the next, etc.
6(7.2%)
Feed yourself, of course! The dog doesn't need food.
0(0.0%)


Yeah, this woman apparently starved her two dogs to death because she couldn't afford money for them. She brought them to the animal hospital, saying she couldn't bare to see them starving anymore. They died soon after. She's an idiot.

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i'm getting car insurance for the first time. who should i go to? all i need is liability and i had a dui in 2008 which i know will give me trouble. also i live in georgia.


i'm not even sure how much insurance is supposed to cost. a friend of mine says she pays about $30/mo, and shes had a few tickets, but that seems really low..

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HELP!

I'm making a mix CD for a mate who wants some new songs. He said he just wants new music, doesn't care what it is. Well, except for country. I've got most of the songs from the UK top 40, as well as some from the US top 40. But everything I've put on is pretty much all techno/dance & rap.

What other new songs could I throw on?
When he says 'anything', I'm guessing he means only rap, techno, rock, punk, pop, etc. The standard 'popular' genres.
  • topf

Long question about a "friendship"

Hi TQC!

There's this guy I met some years ago. We got along very well and were friends. When we stopped having the same classes our friendship cooled down a bit and we saw each other less. I liked him a lot and there was a time when I would regularly ask him if we could see each other and he would always say he was busy. I stopped asking him and then he started asking me if we could do things but at the last minute he always said he couldnt come. This has been going on for like a year. I never again asked him but he keeps asking me. Last time he asked me out, he simply didnt come. He then apologized and offered to invite me to eat next day but canceled again. This situation has slowly made me so meh towards him and this friendship that I dont even feel like writing him anymore after I told him that this situation got old already.

Any opinions? I dont wanna be rude to anybody or let a friendship die but I really feel like trying and trying is beating a dead horse. Insights? Have you ever experienced something similar? How did it turn out?
TK and Kari

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Have you ever been on the news or featured in an article? What happened?

Back in middle school, my school was showing support for the September 11th attacks by lining up along the side of a road with signs. An NBC camera crew drove by and made a camera-sweep of us.
Graphic Animatronic Sexual Displays

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I found this expression a few years ago and I have no idea where it originally comes from. I know it has something to do with the French Revolution but I'm not sure what. I've googled it, but no luck

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Any ideas?

Edit Apologies for the misspelt French.
Mabrielle - Still waiting for a yes

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So I haven't gotten an email notification in like, forever. I went to "My Account Settings", then "Notifications" and every time I check the box for notifications of comments or whatever to be sent to my inbox, I got to click "save" and the box is unchecked again. What on earth is wrong with lj? Subbing to certain threads and posts can be annoying because they clutter my lj inbox and it all just looks...messy. Meh.

Any solutions? I've done searches and found quite a few people with this problem, only I have yet to find any sort of solution.
Got Rat

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Why do I ALWAYS get cut off after 35 seconds when I try to make a voice post on LJ? I paid for a subscription especially so I could post via the phone and I'm so incredibly annoyed with it.
legs motherfucker

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do you ever think the given/scientific names of inanimate objects are cute? which ones?
(i don't know how better to word this, so if you can think of a way i'm open to suggestions :D)
OR what words do you usually say in a different tone than your "normal" talking-voice?

my answer: i think phalanges are THE CUTEST NAMES for fingers and toes. i always have to wiggle my fingers and make my voice higher by a bit (and sometimes use a british accent) when i say it. (yeah i know it's for the finger-bones-ish but whatever, close enough)

~*~phalangeeeees~*~
I'm not here.

Any Ideas?

Does anyone have IBS?

What are you actually able to eat? There's a million and one websites on what you can't eat, but what specifically can/do you eat?

Are there any good website and/or helpful books with food lists?

dk/dc What's the coolest piece of furniture you've ever seen built by hand? (pics)
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    sick sick

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I'm looking for an electronic song that I think is called soemthing along the lines of "lost in the music" by an artist along the lines of "f.a.m.o.u.s"
.... but I can't find it =(

Does anyone have any clue what song it is that I'm looking for ?
QB SACK!

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Yesterday at the somewhat crowded bus stop, a woman was YELLING at/to someone on her cell phone in a foreign language. She was making a massive spectacle of herself that she seemed oblivious to. It bothered me that I had no idea what she was so mad about.

What would make you SO ANGRY that you would yell into your cellphone in a crowd of people?
kittygrin

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So I was just invited to this rec night at my friend's church. I'm not a religious person though I believe in a higher power, and I am definitely not a church person.

He did the whole conning me into it thing by saying hey wanna come hang out we're gonna have food and video games and board games and ping pong and I was like hell yes and he's like it's at my church and I was like ughhhh to myself but I told him that it still sounds fun because hey it does, just not as fun as it originally sounded. </valleygirl>

Considering the fact that most Christians around here are evangelicals, I will probably be preached to and/or having people trying to convince me to come to their services. This in and of itself will not bother me but I know that I will not come. Would it be prudent of me to offer up white lies in telling them I will consider it or would it be best to be up front and say that church isn't my thing?

If you were a con artist, what type of scams would you pull?

ETA: The more I consider this, the more I really don't want to go. Ugh, I hate thinking about backing out of social situations I've already committed to. I'm in a quandary now. Go and potentially have my Friday night ruined by being proselytized at or not go and potentially have no plans at all?
ETA again: Told him I'm not going. eff that.
Hel

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It's +5 outside! Everything is melting! Yaaay!

Except the snow from the eaves outside my window is dripping onto the balcony. It goes

Plonk plonk plonk plonk plonk PLONK PLONK PLONK PLONKPLONKPLONKPLONK PLONK PLONK plonk plonk plonk

Ad nauseum.

How long until I go batshit crazy from the noise?

What's it like outside in your area?

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i'm going to be a freshman at college next fall and i'm starting to do some dorm shopping!

what are some must haves things for your dorm? and what are some other, maybe not so vital, but useful and clever items to have in your dorm?

also where did you buy your bedding from?
Quills

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Once I finish library school, I'll have to be willing to go just about anywhere since library gigs are fairly scarce. Will you tell me some redeeming factors about your area? If there are no redeeming factors, why?

Alternately, will you tell TQC about your favourite hangout spot?

Have you noticed that the "location" button also reveals your street address in addition to your city and state?

(no subject)

I'm looking to buy an iPod sync cable. I just went to Target to check them out and they were like, $30! I know I can buy them for way cheaper online but I was hoping to get one this weekend. Is there any store that you know of where I could get one for under $10?

DK/DC: Do you ever get tears in your eyes when you go #2? Why is that?
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    sick sick
Arch Rock Mack Island
  • xrobnx

My remebery is not so good...

What's that military policy called where basically they say "we know your enlistment is technically over, we're at war so too bad you have to stay"?

I cannot remember that for the life of me!

Also, what have you forgotten lately?

NVM, I remembered it when I was tucking in the little one. It's stop-loss! That has been bugging me for about 4 hours. Thanks though!
spiral, flight rising, dragon

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For those of you with/know about cell phones.....

1. Why is the character limit 169 per text? I don't understand the random number. Why couldn't it be a nice round number, like 200?

2. Is the T9 spelling-program really that great? Or is it a load of crap?

Bonus question! 
3. What's your favorite joke?

ETA: Will you tell a joke?
(Please no dirty ones, I want to be able to tell these to my teachers.)
vivleigh

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Have any of you all ever doing genealogical research on your family? How far back in the tree did you go?
I'm very interested in tracing my family tree, I just don't know where to start!
My dad is 3rd or 4th generation Mexican-American while my mom hails from Barcelona, Spain.
Where to start?
Bug-eyed Earl

Woosh

So, I was driving up 91 North towards Northampton MA on Tuesday 3/2 a little after 7:00pm. I see a flash of light light up the sky to the north. It wasn't lightning, there was no rain, no thunder and it looked like it originated from the ground. Anyone know what it is or how I could find out? I'm very curious.

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do you like to eat mac and cheese by itself?

cats or dogs?
why?

id say cats, definitely, i love when my cat curls up in my lap, its so cute :D

when youre broke, and you need to buy food, what do you buy?

mac and cheese, ramen noodles, frozen meals and faygo pop
angel

SD camera card?

I just bought a camera from woot.com (Kodak Easyshare c190) and it came with no memory card; it takes an SD card. My old camera used a CompactFlash card, so I have no familiarity with SD and what the various numbers and specs mean when I'm looking at them online.

When it says speed "X" or "60X" or whatever, what exactly is X, and how much X does a typical user need? I usually take single shots, I don't use it for video very often, I don't shoot "continuous" more than 1-2 pictures etc.
When it says "professional high speed," does this have any meaning at all? Because "professional high speed" at my local camera store costs double or more what the Kodak SD card costs at Target.com.
Tomoya
  • maclou

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Does anyone still view livejournal in vertigo (with the navigation bar in the side)?  And if so, has it been switching to horizontal on it's own?

This has been driving me crazy for the last couple of days, I can't get it to stay on vertigo!

dk/dc: Are there any celebrities/cool people who share your birthday?  If so, who?
girls » barbie
  • fame

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jerry falwell

hate
33(39.8%)
idgaf about it
48(57.8%)
love
2(2.4%)

lady gaga

love
37(59.7%)
love
12(19.4%)
love
13(21.0%)

barbara walters

hate her
10(11.8%)
idgaf about her
64(75.3%)
love her
11(12.9%)

lily allen

hate her
4(5.1%)
hate her
1(1.3%)
idgaf about her
74(93.7%)

george lopez

love him
16(19.3%)
idgaf about him
43(51.8%)
hate him
24(28.9%)

bill maher

love him
23(28.0%)
idgaf about him
51(62.2%)
hate him
8(9.8%)

sean hannity

love him
2(2.4%)
idgaf about him
56(67.5%)
hate him
25(30.1%)

sarah palin

love her
1(1.1%)
idgaf about her
24(27.0%)
hate her
64(71.9%)

joe biden

love him
19(22.9%)
idgaf about him
59(71.1%)
hate him
5(6.0%)

adam lambert

love him
15(17.6%)
idgaf about him
54(63.5%)
hate him
16(18.8%)

out of the above, you must choose someone to be the leader of the world. who do you choose?

jerry falwell
0(0.0%)
lady gaga
23(25.0%)
barbara walters
3(3.3%)
lily allen
2(2.2%)
george lopez
3(3.3%)
bill maher
10(10.9%)
sean hannity
0(0.0%)
sarah palin
0(0.0%)
joe biden
8(8.7%)
adam lambert
7(7.6%)
i would rather lead the world myself than have any of these jackasses lead the world
23(25.0%)
stone eyes

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What was the last thing that you saw that you got really excited about?

For me it was this:
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Because it reminds me of my first Tegan and Sara concert, AND that's my friend's bra Tegan is swinging around.

I've been researching the Amazon Kindle.

If you have one what do you think about it?
If you don't have one would you consider getting one? Why/Why not?

Edit for super massive HTML fail.

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Have you ever completely overhauled your room? I'm talking about going through everything, purging all the junk, putting into boxes, taking everything out, painting and then putting all the stuff back neatly, or some combination of this.

Any advice? I'm going to go through and thrash a bunch of junk and box up stuff but I have no idea where to start, it just all seems so overwhelming.
alice

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When was the last time something got so ridiculous/annoying you laughed?

My loud flatmates have been pissing me off so much lately. I slammed my bedroom door in rage and the door to my boiler cupboard (which is usually locked) bounced open!