Do you think offering someone to sit in your car if it was raining while they wait for their SO to pick them up is doing anything wrong (person is ~same age, opposite sex)? I dunno, that's why I'm asking the question.
Should the SO of said person be justified in being jealous/angry with them sitting in your car? Well, I wouldn't want my SO sitting in my car with me ... if that makes sense.
If the person declines your car, would you still wait with them in the rain assuming they didn't mind (no umbrellas allowed!)?
On a scale of 3-27, how bored are you right now? 14.
So, I just updated my anti-virus a couple days ago, and while I was on livejournal and hotmail and photobucket (and those only) all of a sudden "Personal Scanner" thing pops up, and tells me I'm under attack. This has never happened to me on either of these sites before, and it's telling me I have to download something to protect my computer... so I try, and it says that an unidentified program wants to enter my computer...
My birthday is next month. My mom keeps asking me what I want, and I have NO idea. What should I ask for?
FYI I'm turning 21, and I'm a girl. I want it to be something that's not too expensive, because my mom is buying me dinner and taking me to a casino sometime that week, as well... I just can't think of anything. :\
Do you think your ability or inability to do this is related to your handedness?
I ask because although not all lefties can write backwards or upside-down, I've only ever met one righty who could, in a way that was as fluid and tidy as the lefty mirror-writers I've known.
Lefties, do you generally adapt pretty well to the right-handed world, or do you have major Issues with things sometimes?
I have a lot of trouble with vegetable peelers, glass cup measures, and I HATE those spoons that are sort of sloped... like, they have an asymetrical point that is made to work with right-handed stirring or deglazing... And in one of my classes that is in a theatre-style room with tiny "desks" that fold up from the right armrest... there is no way in hell I could ever use one of those for anything, so I always sit in back on the regular chairs and write on my lap or use another chair as a desk. I'm the only lefty in that class, too, and my teacher doesn't get why I do this at all... but everything else I kind of just deal with.
How do you refer to the emergency department? Do you say "ee arr," "ee dee," "err," or something else? I work in a lab at a hospital and a coworker calls it the "err" and I think it sounds stupid, but maybe that's actually a common way to say it.
Dk/dc, what's the weirdest ice cream flavor you've ever had? I've tried both corn and curry. They tasted just like they sound.
Do you have an in-sink garbage disposal? If so, has it ever backed up and overflowed?
If any of you remember my asking about if I should wash my neighbour's dishes, it's actually that their upstairs neighbours have a garbage disposal that caused a clog below their unit and a bunch of disgusting garbage water came flowing in to their sink. Then the day after I asked the question it happened again and there is now water all over their floor, in their cupboards and all over the place and now I have to clean it up because I am the kind neighbour.
Dear TQC. Have you been on a white beach-turquoise ocean-palm trees kind of vacation? Where was it? Tell me stuff? I want to go to the Seychelles but apparently there are LARGE SPIDERS EVERYWHERE which is my one phobia. And also, it is crazy expensive. So I'm open to new ideas (and preparing to face the fact that there are huge spiders in any tropical environment).
Have you ever done anything uncouth to get rid of a religious solicitation?
When I was a teen, and the Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses came to the door, we used to pretend my friend Dales mom, (Who was bone skinny & pock marked due to Meth) was possessed by Satan. She would roll her eyes back & be like "THERE IS NO GOD HERE! WUAAAA!!!!"
Has anyone else done anything like this? Or am I going to hell alone, lol
a) For those of you that have ordered something from an Infomercial: 1. What was it? edit: details please because I dont recognise all of the product names ! eg. kitchen product, exercise thing.... thanks! 2. Did it work? (how it was supposed to/how you thought it would work) 3. Did you like it?
b) For those of that have/haven't ordered something and have seen Infomercials before, whats the scariest* one you've seen? *super-hyped-up OTT people, botox-to-the-max, really strange products etcetc
Out of the original Trillogy of Five Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels (Eoin Colfer's 6th book doesn't count) which one is your favourite? Why do you prefer it over the other four books? Which did you least like?
Also, is anyone else excited that Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei has been licensed? Are you glad Media Blasters chose not to dub it, or would you have liked to have seen an attempt at a dub?
What is your favorite cereal? I love kix, frosted flakes, rasin bran, and grape nuts. Yummy.
Could someone please convince me to get up and go get my bowl of cereal? I have a bunch of meds to take and they need to be taken with food but I know that if I go downstairs I am going to start doing dishes and get all sick and coughy :(
What are your plans for the day?
What's your favorite app for your phone or internet?
I bought some things from a firm and they said that they have an anniversary gifting action and that I got a two-person one-week tour to Turkey, with me only paying for flight and any additional excursions I would want to go to.
I really want to believe, but what do you think are my chances of being duped? Googling about their tour didn't give me any results - positive or negative - only what they have on their site.
[eta] It is Bauer company, selling orthopedic furniture, steel utensils, damask linen. I bought a pillow and a coverlet. They say that they are a part of a German company, but I couldn't fund any German company with that name.
And... I know that my English is a bad mix-up of what I have learned back at school and what I have picked up on Internet.
Is there a way to see all the posts that a user has made in a community? If I wanted to find an entry I posted in TQC, but deleted all the comments linked to it from my inbox, how would I go about doing this?
1)Do you have any exercise DVDs in your home? What are they? Pls rate your enjoyment and/or use of them on a scale of 1-10;1=waste of my money/sucks/never use it and 10=awesome/enjoyable workout/use it very often when I want to exercise at home. 2)If you don't have any exercise DVDs or if you just don't feel like answering #1, what is your favorite Disney animated short? Brownie points if you can show it to me on youtube.
Does the burden of responsibility fall on us when others take offense to our use of a word that has become part of the common vernacular? Or, is it a shared responsibility, firstly on the part of the user to use such a word cautiously while keeping in mind both context and audience, and secondly on the part of the viewer or listener to take into consideration the context and intent before reacting? Will it always be a perpetual argument over intentions vs. perceptions? Examples?
Do you have any tips/advice for creating cleaning/chores rosters in share houses?
What's something in your life you keep up a strong/happy front about, but which is actually a bit shit?
Does browsing your facebook feed sometimes make you feel bad? (Sometimes it seems like FB is all about gloating, and I often come away feeling bad about my relationship status, or what I've been doing lately, or whatever.)
What is your favorite Easter candy? I found Runts Speckled Eggs at Walgreens last night! I haven't been able to find this candy for years! So yeah, I bought a bunch of bags. I think the cashier thought I was insane.
My birthday is coming up and I work a 9-5 job (technically 7:30 to 3 so I wake up early) Also I'm in a band and will be playing every Saturday until super late..so my Sat is booked..and I don't really feel like partying on Friday and being tired for the show. Is it lame to do something during the day with friends as a birthday party type thing?
If not what would you suggest as an activity that would be fun?
(I only ask because people are asking me when the party is hahaha)
Have you ever visited a public place (i.e. hotel, restaurant, landmark, etc.) that's widely rumored to be haunted? What was it like - scary, or perfectly normal? Did you experience anything?
I visited a pirate-themed restaurant in Savannah that's supposed to be haunted. I felt like someone was watching me in the bathroom, but probably because it was dark and kind of spooky. I was kind of disappointed. I also went to the Titanic Aquatic exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium, which was investigated by a ghost hunting team. I totally forgot about it while I was there, though.
For those of you who like Sailor Moon, who are some of your favorite characters? Who are your least favorites? They can be from any version (anime, manga, PGSM, musicals). What are your favorite songs from the series?
since my bf called me a "loser" and yelled at me for five minutes (because I told him I don't care about his teenage friends) and I told him instead of us going out together tonight, he should go out with his friends tonight and I'll go out with my gfs cause I don't hang around with ppl who call me a loser, TQC, what should I do tonight?
TQCers in CT/NY, is anyone else as freaked out by the winds here as I am? I'm on the second floor of a house and it keeps shaking. I'm also totally expecting the flag pole in the yard to blow again any second. What do you do to distract yourself when you're freaked out by weather?
Will you tell me about the friends you have that you would not classify as being a good, supportive friend?
On an unrelated note.
Would you consider compulsively picking and biting your fingernails and cuticles and your toenails and cuticles and any scabs - to the point of daily soreness and bleeding - and issue worthy of seeing a professional about?
They invent a life extending anti aging drug, it's guaranteed to work on people a few years younger than yourself but known to not work on people a few years older. The drug may work for you or it may not there is no way to tell, if it works your going to live (barring accidents)to be over 200 and never appear to be older than 50, if it doesn't the drug will mess you up big time you may not last out the year!
I got a 2-year plan with T-Mobile about 23 months ago (it'll expire at the end of the month). I plan on switching to another carrier when my plan is up. What happens to my phone? Do I need to return it or can I sell it on eBay or something? (FYI this was my first ever phone/plan, so I'm clueless. I called them a couple weeks ago to ask a few questions related to my plan ending, and all I got was a bunch of promobabble from them trying to keep my business.)
DKDC: How's the weather where you are? It's cold-ish and rainy here in PA.
They tried downloading something and got a pop-up (screenshot linked) from "Vista Antivirus Pro" saying they had a virus and needed to buy a paid version. Clearly the "antivirus" program is a virus, but how can they get rid of it?
I remember someone posted a link to some online instructions on how to get rid of pretty much any virus, do you happen to have a link?
Does anyone know if there are any sites, books, magazines, etc. that list the top graduate programs for translation? My Google searching pulled up some lists, but nothing comparative. Literary translation preferred but that's probably being too specific.
DK/DC/In case that gets answered: Do you have an established role in your group of friends (ex. funny one, mediator, blackout drunk)?
Have you ever worked for the Census? I could use a little extra cash, so I applied and take the test next week. It says I can start out at $13+ an hour and work part time or full time. I was just curious if anyone else had experience with working for the Census.
If you don't care about that...what's the weather like where you are? I'm in NY and we had a couple of days where it was so nice. The sun was shining and it was warm. I had my daughter out riding her bike and I was just loving it. I had such plans for this weekend. Yesterday and today it was cold and rainy.
Did you know they have Girl Scout cookie ice cream? What's your favorite kind of ice cream? Do you prefer a cone or a dish? Sprinkles, flavored syrup, nuts or plain?
How many of you have Word Tattoos (and of what, if you dont mind)?
Im itching for my next dose of ink and was wondering, is it terribly cliche to get a meaningful song lyric or a fancy quote by a famous dead person? I know for sure I want somthing written, but of course it will have to be somthing I can love and cherish forever or smile at. And if you do have a meaningful lyric written on you: how in the hell did you go about deciding THAT was the lyric you wanted? I certainly cant see myself sifting through 500+ songs waiting to be struck by somthing magical from my ipod. how'd you do it?
does your state have a no talking on the phone/texting while driving law? is it a primary offense? they just passed a "primary offense" one in washington, and i'm just curious how it's playing out in other states.
do you buckle up every time you're driving/riding in a car? every time.
unrelated: do you have tattoos? did you name them? what's their names? my peacock is vincent. my flowers don't have a name because that's silly.
I love gaming but I suck at picking games. I have a Wii and a PS3, can you recommend some awesome games for me?
For Wii I loved Tomb Raider Anniversary and have a bunch of the old console downloads and the Wii fit stuff. As Wii will also do Gamecube games, I'm open to suggestions for those too! I have TR Legends and two Starfox games. I picked up Manhunt 2 from Gamestop and it sucks. PS3 I loved Tomb Raider Underworld, and Batman: Arkham Asylum, so far. A buddy is lending me Bioshock next week.
Doesn't it seem crazy how quickly things come to video after leaving theaters these days?
Do you remember when it seemed to take forever for a movie to come out on video? (I remember waiting for what seemed like an eternity for The Lion King on VHS.) Did you have a movie that you felt like you were going to die waiting for to come out?
. . . Do you remember from before there was such a thing as home video?
So... I bought some stuff from Victoria Secret today, and the lady asked if I wanted to be a member of their rewards program. I said, yes, and she asked me some questions and then asked for my social security number...
Do you or does anyone you know have pets with people names? If so, what are they?
I knew these two sisters and a brother growing up who had a pomeranian named Brenda and a cat named Gregg. I've got a weiner dog named Enrique, and my aunt's got two of those squashy little Japanese Chin dogs named Harris and Chaz.
For those of you who have tried out for singing-related things (you know, when you bring 16 measures and there's an accompanyist) is it necessary to choose a song that's easy to play on the piano, in case the accompanyist can't sight-read it on the spot?
I'm trying out for a musical theater review and I'm not sure what to do. Or what to write my voice-type/range down as (I'm classified as a soprano, but I can't sing opera-type stuff and I think they might expect me to get all those high notes).
My uncle called me TEN TIMES within three hours yesterday. The first time I answered but the call dropped because I was driving, like I told him would probably happen. But then he wouldn't stop calling! I answered after the 10th time (I was home by then) and told him I wouldn't be able to talk much this weekend because I have all this crap to do (which is true).
Nevertheless, he woke me up this morning at 9 and left me a voicemail telling me to call him. He called again later in the day, and I answered, and he was like, "So why are you mad at me?"
It's creeping me out but he's really passive-aggressive and if I don't answer the phone ONCE he acts like I think he's this huge burden and like I'm avoiding him, and it's getting to be the case. He's using me as his support group (tl;dr: he's in FL, I'm in MO; he's homeless though employed; he has no friends down there; he's a binge-drinker and spent the last 15 years in and out of prison). I think it's inappropriate for him to rely on me. And he's started joking about crashing with me when he comes back up to MO in a month or so. I know he has phone numbers of guys his age at our church back home but he keeps talking to me.
So, the questions: Would YOU be creeped out in this situation? How should I respond to this? And how do I tell him how I feel without singing this to him:
"Not that I don't like you, I'm just at a party and I am sick and tired of my phone r-ringing."