What are your favorite "little things" about your SO?
Mine will do just about anything to make me laugh. And he surprises me with odd extravagant gestures. (Taking me out shopping on a Friday morning to buy a board game I really wanted; telling me that at some point in our life together he wants to live in the country so I can have goats.) Also, his penchant for wearing sweater-vests and the fact that I have never once seen him wear jeans.
DK/DC: Have you taken a road trip lately (or not so lately)? Where did you go? Any road trip stories you'd like to share?
I found a pair of jeans I really want! Problem is my length is sold out, and they're not getting more in. I really want these jeans though. I wear a 28" inseam - they're available in 26", 32", and 36". Which would look less bad, 2" too short or 4" too long? They cut is skinny, so I'm wondering if cuffing the long pair would work. Or should I just throw away the dream of owning these jeans?
[Edit: TY TY I will get the long ones and take them to a tailor!]
Do you ever get hangry? When was the last time you got hangry? How do you typically react when you are hangry?
Last night, we didn't leave the house to eat until almost 8pm. We were gonna get fried chicken but they all decided on Chinese buffet instead. I was already irritated so when we got there and all the food was lukewarm and bleh I started snapping at everyone. My roommate took me to Walmart and made me buy some candy to cheer me up, haha.
What do you do when you're nauseated? I've been having awful nausea because of my migraines, and it's starting to seriously disrupt my life. I get it the worst at night, when I'm about to go to bed. Do you have any tips as to how to deal with it?
How often to you get nauseated? What is it usually from?
this probably isn't the place to ask this, but i'm banned from bodymods, so i don't know where else to ask.
i know you're supposed to autoclave jewelry before using it as initial jewelry in a fresh piercing, but the jewelry i want to use has only ever been exposed to my own blood (it was used when i got my ears pierced last april and was autoclaved before that). is it really necessary to autoclave the jewelry in this instance?
I'm trying to remember the name of a store: They sell nothing but shirts, jackets, hats, pillows in either black or white with a peace sign, a heart sign, or something else along this idea. What the hell is the name of the store?
Is there any harm to taking a full round of antibiotics if there is no reason for it?
The reason I'm asking is that I went to the doctor this morning and she seems to think that I have bronchitis based on the fact that I've had a cough for the past three or four weeks, which got worse the past couple of days. She also thinks I have a mild ear infection. I wouldn't have any issue with it other than I'm living in Texas and the pollen count has been really high. I've never had allergies before, but everyone around seems to be suffering from the same symptoms and attributing it to allergies. The past couple of days my cough has been awful, especially at night, but it rained today, lowering the pollen counts, and now I feel fine aside from a little stuffy.
I've only taken one of the ten day antibiotics and I'm concerned about continuing to take the rest if the doctor (who spent five minutes with me) is wrong and it's just allergies. But I'm also hesitant to stop if it is bronchitis.
What would you do? Is there any harm to taking the antibiotics for the full ten days if I dont have bronchitis? If it makes a difference the antibiotic is Levaquin.
So from being in the hospital, I've accumulated all this adhesive gunk all over my skin from their god awful tape and EKG leads and what not. Does baby oil really work to remove it? Do you know of any other sure fire ways to get crap like this off, other than violent scrubbing with soap and finding stuff still on me weeks later?
how do i pick out good oranges when i'm at the store? i seem to be really bad at picking them out and always end up with like half of them being bitter and gross, even more so now that they are not really in season.
It's my champagne/golden birthday today! Is this awesome? Y/Y? How old were you/will you be for yours?
Should I have Thai yellow curry for lunch or icecream?
Should I buy fancy earrings for tomorrow night?
Should I go out for dinner with a couple of friends tonight because my bf is out of order (can't walk..we did have plans originally but I don't think he can come) or should I nap because I have a late rehearsal tonight and gotta get up early tomorrow for work?
This question is for people with temping experience.
Say that I have a indefinite temping position with an temping agency, and I notice on their website that another job is available. It's temp to perm, better pay. Can I ask to apply for that position? Or is it considered to be bad form?
Revelant detail: I've been at the current position for two months.
Edit: Just sent off an email asking to be considered for the position.
Has anyone had any luck disputing being denied for financial aid? I know my mom and I don't make enough money for me to go to school, but they denied me because it looks like we got more money than we actually have to use. Do I have any chance at getting some anyway?
Did any of you have corrupt theater departments at your high school or college, where they were student-run and the student directors only chose their friends for the cast? Or cast the rich kids whose parents donated money to the theater department?
my boyfriend hasn't personally said happy birthday to me..he's spoken to me today but hasn't said it. He did put it up as his status on facebook and told me he wants to bring me my present. Does this count or does he have to say "happy birthday"?
Do you play any instruments? Which one(s)? How did you learn? On a scale of 1-10, how difficult was it? What was the first song you learned to play on your instrument of choice? How long did it take you to go from "I'm learning to play the ______" to "I can play the ______!" ?
I'm not getting anywhere applying for retail/food jobs in my area. I wanna try applying to maybe like call centers, or customer service helplines?Something along the lines of the people you call when your power/cable/computer/etc is not working etc. I feel like I'd get better pay there versus a fast food restaurant like Panera or a department store like Jcpennys or something. ya know?
Problem is...I don't know the proper name of this type of work, or even where to look to apply. I have a lot of experience in customer service, data entry, calling people and computer work. I think I could be a good candidate for that. I live in Orlando so I'm not even sure what companies are around besides the basic utility,gas, cable, etc.
Besides customer service calling, what other jobs are better than the basic retail/food? I'm just a college kid looking for full time work anywhere I can get. Theme parks are out, did that last year and I will never go back. haha.
I'm just so out of ideas,I feel like I've applied everywhere and I really need a job =[
When I was a kid, there was a waiting list for this one book at the school library. I never got to read it. It randomly popped into my head yesterday and I thought maybe it would be nice to finally read it. Problem is I can barely remember about it. Not the title or author or anything. I do remember a few little things so these are the only clues I have:
1) I vaguely remember it was about a witch in a forest. I think she was beautiful and I think she tricked children and trapped them (or their souls, or their hearts) inside trees. I think hearts were a major motif. There may have been a mirror, maybe a cracked or an evil one. I know this sounds a lot bit like The Snow Queen by Hans Christan Andersen but I'm pretty sure it's not that (unless The Snow Queen has something to do with imprisoning children inside of trees; I've never read it and so far I haven't seen that specific thing referenced with the story). I am willing to concede that the mirror might NOT be in the book as it's possible that I confused this detail from an abridged version of The Snow Queen (a story I recognize from a book of goblin stories I used to have) with this story. The main thing is definitely the imprisonment inside of trees.
2) I don't know when the book came out but it was being pushed by our librarian when I was in school. I don't know if it's a classic or was a new best selling children's book at the time. I was in grammar school from 1989 to 1995. This book was a novel so it probably would have been pushed on us at a bit of an older age, so let's say somewhere around 1993-1995.
3) The cover art was pretty simple, I'm sure. Black and white with green for details. Lots of lines as opposed to shading. The image that stands out to me in my memory is one of a forest, a close up on a tree, and a pretty lady inside of the tree smirking.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Does anyone remember this book? If so, do you remember an author, a possible title, the name of a character, any detail that I might be able to add to my clues? Googling the key words of witch, mirror, tree, book hasn't been helpful really.
I am so filled with rage right now, TQC! NGGGHHHHHHH.
I asked a question about a week ago about a horrible midterm my African-American lit prof gave us. The entire class, about 60 of us, were pretty sure we were all going to fail this exam, which is worth 25% of our grade. (Format: 50 fill-in-the-blank questions, mostly about trivia, and maybe one or two questions about the actual big themes and movements we discussed and read about.)
Today we got our tests back, and I ended up with a D+ before the grade adjustment bumped it up to a C+. I am one of his so-called "super students," those he says do amazing work in the class, but I am not the only one of his "super students" who did a miserable job.
The thing is: this guy will NOT listen to criticism, and today he even played the race card, suggesting that the reason we're all "raising hell" about this test is because it's an African-American lit class, and our expectation was that it would be easy, and that if the same thing happened in a European lit class, we wouldn't be making such a fuss. Apparently one douchebag made such a remark to him privately and he's thinking that's a representative sample of all our opinions.
He also said it was "just unfortunate" that some of his "super students" did poorly. As if it's a matter of luck how well we did on the test. WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS NOT THE WAY TESTS SHOULD WORK.
Someone else in class pointed out that she came to class all the time, did all the reading, participated, etc, and that she didn't see how she could fail and that it wasn't a representative assessment of what she'd learned. He told her basically that it was a misconception to believe that regularly attending class necessarily resulted in good grades. Which CLEARLY was not her argument at all.
Also, he said, "I've been teaching this class for nine years, and I don't care what you put in your evaluations." HE SAID THAT TWICE.
I really want to go to the department head about this outrage, but I have zero experience with protests. My classmates are totally behind me, so how do I go about lodging a formal complaint? Does anyone else have experience with this kind of thing?
Can you recommend some entertaining RSS feeds for my e-mail?
Right now I have: I can has Cheezburger I has a hotdog Work Fails & Job LOLs Perez Hilton MSN Entertainment News MSN New of the Weird Cake Wrecks FMyLife Chatroulette - the Art of Trolling Crazy Things Parents Say Passive Agressive Notes.com People of Walmart
Will you complain about somebody that you love to death but annoys the hell out you due to some personality thing / personal choices / etc...?
Nobody is perfect, right?
Right now I'm annoyed with a friend who complains to me about enormous debt (and I mean enormous) who has a license to do massage therapy which makes good money but won't get a job doing that short term until her and her husband get back on their feet and through the schooling that they want because she "hates doing that."
I was originally a technical theatre major, but I hate my department (sound, and the actual school's department), and I changed last semester. However, I am a junior, and I realize I want to graduate more than anything, so I'm switching back. But I'll still hate it. I have a tendency to like something at first, and then grow to hate it when I get deeply involved (as shown with my temporary music major).
So, tell me, TQC, can I succeed with a bachelors in technical theatre, and still survive in the non-theatre world? And will I ever find what makes me happy?
I just got offered a job at a golf course mini restaurant and bar...I said maybe two things to the manager, and the only thing he said to me before he hired me was, 'I like your appearance. I think you'll do well here.' He was not hitting on me or being gross, he was just kind of saying that there is a lot of beer that goes around at this place and it helps you make more money if you take care of yourself and look good. Still, it kind of makes me wonder if I'm a sellout if I accept the job.
Do you think it is wrong to accept a job you got based solely for superficial reasons?
Would you have trouble respecting someone who did?
What grosses you out the most? While I have an addiction to popping my own pimples, I CANNOT watch videos of people popping their own. It makes me want to hurl. Give me 2 girls 1 cup over that ANY DAY.
What are you gonna do today? Bake focaccia and pack.
When is the last time you took a personal day off from work/school/whatever? Why did you do it?
What's the last thing that made you cry?
My semester has just sucked so far, and bad thing after bad thing has happened... and then today I got an unexpected package in the mail. I opened it to find that it was an Easter basket, and it was so surprising and uplifting that I started crying.
Do you think that the internet influences or affects persons contemplating suicide? Do you think that using the internet can "trigger" or increase the risk of suicide? Do you think that people are more likely to commit suicide now than they were before the internet existed?
Those of you who have made bridal registries before: Is it normal to add uber expensive stuff?
What is the most extravagant thing you ever saw on one? My friend has a $1140 dollar pot and pan set, $110 dollar garbage can and crystal that maybe Donald Trump can afford.
What is the appropriate amount to spend on a shower gift? I'm planning on getting her the $30 dollar everyday glasses she wants and maybe the martini shaker that is around $20. Is that enough? We were close in college but not so much anymore and I'm not in the bridal party so is this an appropriate amount to spend? Considering I'm traveling out of state and spending over $100 just to go!
1. Do you think he really was trying to kill himself, or is that the only explanation that popped into his head when his daughter found him with produce sticking out of the wrong hole?
2. Do you think it's possible to anally violate yourself to death?
3. In light of this man's suicide attempt, should we protect our elderly by passing legislation that would require you to have a permit to purchase all forms of squash, as well as a 5-day waiting period?
4. Has your anus ever 'bitten off more than it can chew', so to speak?
Is there a hackerspace in your city? Are you a member of a hackerspace? Have you ever been to one? Have you ever been to HackLab in Toronto specifically?
I am looking into possibly moving to Toronto over the summer and in preparation, I'm going to visit HackLab next week and meet some of the cool, nerdy people who could be my neighbors. But I'm not sure what to expect because I have never been to a hackerspace before!
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So the other day I posted asking about accessorizing this dress. I went in to the store to try it on and it looked terrrrible on me (waistline was too high, too much material in the skirt gave me saddlebags, etc.). Disappoint :(
How do you function at concerts? Are you one of those people that push and shove their way to the front, or are you one of the those people that gets there hours before in order to ensure that you get a front-row position? Or do you just suck it up and stand wherever you can? I've never been to a concert with assigned seating, so I suppose I'm talking about free-for-all standing room concerts.
What's the best concert you've ever been to?
Alternatively, post a picture that makes you laugh no matter how many times you see it.
Today my university class went on a trip to a synagogue where one of the girls asked the rabbi, in complete seriousness - "You know the Isreali and Palestinian conflict? I don't understand it. Because if they're all religious, don't they all want peace? Shouldn't they all just be getting along?"
TQC, why has no one ever tried this brilliant idea before?! Obviously everyone can just all get along, it is just that simple in the real world!
Ok, so I have a large amount of clothes that I don't want or need anymore (we are talking like 12 bin bags worth). A lot of it is newish and in good condition. What would you do wth it? Take it to a charity shop? Ebay it? Chuck it ?or try selling it on a selling community on here?
Also, for teh last q, does anyone know of any good uk selling communities on here? And if you are interested there is a poll on my lj.....
what are some good ways to energise myself? and I'm writing an essay, so it's something that I can do without taking any time off. also I've already had a shower to wake myself up, and it didn't do much. :/
Why do I have to go to work? I don't want to. Being a grown-up means you get to do whatever you want. I eat ice cream for breakfast and stay out all night. So why do I have to do this thing that I don't want to do? I really want to do like Peter from Office Space. You don't even know. Do you like working and contributing to society and all that crap? Or would you rather enjoy life?
Why did Burger King get rid of their chicken tender strips??
I was craving them so hard for a week and was finally gonna get them today [I never ever eat fast food so this is an extremely big deal] and they're gone from the menu! These crappy ~crown shaped chicken tenders are there instead.
What's the last menu item that was taken off a menu that annoyed you?
i want to buy a sex toy, but i admit that i am slightly embarrassed to do so. i'd buy one online (i know they're mailed in discreet packages) but i'm going on vacation tomorrow and I NEED A B.O.G. (battery operated girlfriend) to accompany me, since my real girlfriend is no longer my girlfriend.
have you ever purchased a sex toy at an adult shop? were you embarrassed?
dk/dc will you post a flattering photo of you so we can boost your ego and give you compliments?
I feel like we've talked a lot about lying here in TQC. You know all of those "what's the last lie you told?" or "is there really such a thing as a white lie?" entries. I'm always interested in the comments in these type of questions and come away from the posts realizing that in general it seems people think it's "okay" or sometimes even necessary to tell a white lie and/or lie on a regular basis.
With that, my questions:
Do you believe everything your parents tell you? (Why/why not?)
Do you believe everything your SO tells you? (Why/why not?)
Do you assume they too employ the idea behind little white lies, etc? If you do, how do you know when they are telling the truth or if they're not and say trying to save your feelings?
I just saw this wedding show and the bride cut off a huge lace part of the dress because she likes the corset but hates the lace. It was not Bridezilla, the other bride was pretty normal and sweet. Anyway, the dress cost the spoiled bride $22,500 or something in that range. Her dad was like "That's just the way she is! She's my daughter!"
What was the last thing you show on TV/video that made you go wtfisthis?
When you're shopping and you're picking up clothes you're assuming will fit because they're your usual size, and the sales lady comes over and is like "Can I get a changing room for you?" and takes your clothes. Do you ever think in your head "I hope they don't see the size and think 'oh shit this isn't going to fit her fat ass' " Or is it just me and my silly insecurities? Because I do every time and I always hope they'll leave me alone and let me go find a changing room on my own haha. Gotta love being self-conscious.
I can't find my kitty! Nobody saw her sneak out but she really doesn't seem to be in the house. Usually when she gets out, she stays right around the house and comes back inside when we do. It's also raining...so I keep telling myself that she's just hiding somewhere til its dry enough to come home. I definitely saw her around 11 am today. How long until I should REALLY freak out and start putting up signs and calling shelters?
TCQ-ers who have small animals as pets (rodents, fish, etc.) or "exotic" pets: we can has pictures please? What are their names?
I'm thinking about getting a small pet to keep in my apartment. Fish are boring and require expensive equipment, hamsters are bitey, guinea pigs require more space than I can provide right now. A pair of rats would be my best bet, y/n?
I am mainly talking about writing fiction here but if you write a diary everyday in present tense or whatever, go for it. I should have included an 'other' option - let's all pretend that I did, shall we?
If you dk/dc, are there any actors that annoy you? Do you avoid films that they star in?
At the risk of sounding like a pathetic emo kid, I'm really miserable & I'll be alone this weekend. What funny movies should I watch through Netflix? Two caveats: nothing with funerals (even if in theory it's funny, I can't deal with death right now) & it has to be through the 360.
What home/folk remedies does your family swear by, but your friends laugh at or mock?
For example, my father taught me that smearing butter on leftover adhesive (like from where a price tag was on a plate) dissolves the adhesive. My roommate goes, "OH LET'S PUT BUTTER ON IT" whenever food won't come off of unrinsed dishes.
I have been working hard to raise money for Relay for Life this year. My mom passed away from it and every year I do what I can to help! If anyone is interested in fighting for the cure and also getting some really awesome food please donate!
So my friend logged into his ex-girlfriend's Facebook, myspace, tumblr, etc. because she had her passwords saved on his computer and dicked around with her profiles. She wants to get a restraining order.
A little background info on her: She dropped out of high school (she's 17 now), she gets drunk several times a week, snorts pills, smokes pot, is sleeping with a 19 year old (which is illegal where we live. She also met him less than a week ago; she already has his name tattooed on her ass), and has no plans to contribute anything to society any time soon.
Do you think the judge will grant her a restraining order, or do you think they'll just be like, "lolno, you're dumb"?
EDIT: He called her mom. Her mom says she isn't going to file anything against him because she thinks her daughter is being an idiot.