April 21st, 2010


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If you play Borderlands, which character did you choose?

If you don't, what are you excited about? I'm going to Boston for a Microsoft Office 2010 training, and my gas and food are getting paid for and I'm gonna spend the day there!
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i'd like to start eating healthier, and i've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian for a while. can anyone recommend some good vegetarian cookbooks/cooking blogs?

to make this a little more TQC friendly, if you're vegetarian, what made you decide to become one? any advice for a beginner?

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My roomie and I are alternating playing older music.  She is winning with her choices.  TQC, what should I play?
We're doing mostly 90's, some early 2000's are okay.  Yes, I realize this is not all that old!

What is "old music" to you?
Arts - Stag

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Okay, enough with this vegetarian business...

I got home from class about an hour ago. I'm hungry. I want MEAT, but all we have is some ground beef. I usually think ground meat is pretty gross but MEEEEEEAT. Do want.

How can I cook it in such a way as to make it not be gross? Don't say meatburgers. Those are gross.

Vegetarians: Fear not, I shall murder a cucumber in your honor as well.
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What's a polite way of telling someone they are no longer invited to something because they fucked up?

(I'm taking a few friends up to my cottage for a weekend in July. One friend decided to invite EVERYONE in my circle and even invited a few of his own friends who I don't know. I only have four spots so this is a huge faux pas and I'd rather give his spot to someone else, whose company I'd enjoy more.)

Favourite cottage-y things to do? If not cottage-y, then outdoorsy?

Whatcha wearing?
  • 0livia

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Hey TQC,

I had my gallbladder removed today, and I can't sleep because it hurts like a biyatch to lay down. None of my friends are on Facebook chat and there's nothing good on TV. What's something vaguely productive I can do on the Internet until I'm tired enough to fall asleep sitting up?
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  • fame

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Man suffers accidental testicle removal at the hands of a blundering surgeon.

What kind of compensation do you think that dude deserves for losing a ball to that moron doctor?

Has anyone you've ever known had serious complications from a fairly routine surgery?
A former coworker's sister went in for a hysterectomy because she had a malignant growth in her uterus. They did it laprascopically but had to tilt her at a weird angle and she's had collar bone dislocation, and three separate nicks on her bladder that have had to be repaired thus far.

DK/DC: What room are you in right now?
I'm in the family room
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Slow Cheetah
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Do you also pay an inordinate amount of attention to hair (style, color, etc)?

I feel like hair is that one thing that determines 50-60% of your attractiveness right off the bat. Agree/disagree?

What do you think of the contrast between DARK, DARK HAIR on PALE skin? (NOT goth, but naturally occurring tones)


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What was the worst job interview you went on? It wasn't anything you did, but more the interviewer that made it bad?

I just went on one and holy shit, she could not get her shit together. She couldn't figure out that I already emailed her my application. Worst, she was 2 1/4 hours late with me even though she *knew* I was coming in out of town. Then had the nerve to ask me what I rated myself on organization and time management.
cabaret voltaire

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what is something you wish you did?

i wish i had re-purchased my extra userpics earlier because now they've temporarily disabled the feature, i don't know when it will be available, and my extra userpics will expire sometime today. woe is me :(

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I've been awake for 22 hours atm. I have to stay up all day today and sometime into this evening to finish the project I'm working on for a conference Thursday. All in all, I'll probably be awake around 39-40 hours. I think this is the longest I've ever been awake (that I remember).

How long have you been awake before?
How/why did you do it?

Do you ever type a question into the TQC 'Post an Entry' box/screen, read it over, and delete it because it's dumb/unnecessary/whatever? I was just about to ask something about the poster I have to make today, but decided I'll just figure it out once I hit the point of actually making the poster.

ETA: Is presenting at an undergraduate research conference as scary as it sounds? I feel like I'm not prepared for either of the sessions I'm in no matter how much time I spend on my material. :(

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I have a white wicker writing desk. The paint is chipped badly from being moved all over the place.

Should I just repaint it a boring white? Or try a better color? It has to be a light/subdued color in order to go with what the room will be like when we're finished. Think beach house. Think waspy.

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What are some JRPGs you know of with more than 15 recruitable characters? I already know about the Valkyrie Profile, Suikoden, and Fire Emblem series.

Has anyone you know online ever broken off all contact with you, but no one else, without explaining why? How did you get over that?
Chrono - celebrate

PC Gaminnnggggggg

Which Game Should I play?

Oregon Trail
Other (please advise in comments)
I have three hours to kill and at my disposal I have Heroes of Might and Magic 2 & 3, Diablo 1 and 2, Oregon Trail :p and my NES/SNES/SEGA GEN./PS2 Emulators and then a shelf full of games I don't feel like digging through as most are crap. What do you think I should play?
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    Cake - "Let Me Go"
lulu guinness clutch

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If someone subscribed to National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Forbes, and American Heritage, what other magazines do you think they would like?

In general what magazines do you think a 60 year old man would like?
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TQC Recommendations

Hello Everyone,

I'm now a proud PS3 owner. I started off with Metal Gear Solid 4, Assasians Creed 2, and God of War 3 for games.

Can you recommend to me some other good PS games?

Also, I want to get a ipod, can you recommend the best kind of IPOD as well?

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How did you and your SO pick the song that you were going to have your first dance to? Is there any song you wish you HAD picked? Is there any song you are glad you DIDN'T pick?

It's really gloomy outside today. What does the weather look like around your area?

What do you like on your popcorn? EXTRA butter.

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How do you like your coffee?
How do you like your tea?

I prefer my coffee with a shit ton of cream and sugar to block out the taste. I prefer my tea with two or three spoons of sugar and a dash of milk..
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    BBC News

PowerBall jackpot is at 252 million

I plan to win but I'm up in the air about sharing with my family(parents & Siblings)! The cash payout is only 84 million after taxes so Do i want to share equally or just dole out some moola (a couple of million each) after I collect my winnings?

What would you do TQC?

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If you could have a non-traditional animal as a pet, what would you have? YOU CAN CHOOSE A MAKE-BELIEVE ANIMAL IF THAT'S WHAT YOU REALLY WANT. Bonus points for pictures!

I want one of those giant fucking golden eagles from The Rescuers Down Under. I would never drive again. Edit: I also want a bantha.

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Dr. TQC,

I woke up yesterday with a pain in the bottom of my foot that shoots up to the side of my ankle. I didn't wear uncomfortable shoes the day before, in fact I was wearing sneakers and it's different from any pain I've experienced while wearing shoes that don't fit or are too high.

I figured it would go away on it's own and I tried elevating it and taking Motrin and just not walking on it much but today I woke up and the pain is still there. It's making me walk funny because I get a shooting pain whenever I put any weight on that foot. What could this be? And how long should I wait to see if it goes away on it's own before I see a doctor or something?
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[glee] (klaine) THE KISS.

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Dr. TQC, my big toe is killing me and I can't for the life of God figure out why. I went on about a 12 mile hike on Saturday, but I didn't stub it or sprain it that I can recall. Is there anything else that could be causing it, or did I just overexert my toe (that sounds so bizarre to say)?

No other part of either of my feet is hurting, it's just the right big toe, and it generally only hurts when I bend it, but right now, it's throbbing pretty good.

DK/DC/your toe is irrelevant to me: What is your favorite airline to travel on?


After discovering my partners cutlery drawer to be arranged in what I believe to be a counter-intuitive fashion, and finding out that some people DON'T HAVE A CORRECT WAY FOR THE DRAWER TO BE, I must poll you:


Does the cutlery drawer have a natural logical order?

Yes - there is One True Way
No - I am some kind of fancy free hippy who disrespects time honoured and logical solutions

What is the natural order?

(L-R) spoons, forks, knives
(L-R) knives, forks, spoons
(L-R) knives, spoons, forks
(L-R) spoons, knives, forks
I'm not gunna restrict the cutlery with your arbitrary categories maaaan
I do not own such utensils! I eat with my hands and scraps of plastic found on the street

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You have two kids, one is 4, the other is 5 years old. You are suddenly called out for a couple of hours in an unavoidable emergency, but the kids have to stay home. There are very limited options when it comes to babysitters, so which of the following do you choose?

I'm curious as to whether there will be a difference between parental and non-parental answers here, so please select the correct poll for you. If you are currently pregnant with your first child please vote in the "those with kids" section. Thanks.

For those with kid/s:Who do you get to do the babysitting?

A living Michael Jackson.
Gary Glitter.
Ronald McDonald.
Arsene Wenger.
A living Colonel Sanders.
A hobo from the street who giggles randomly and then wets himself.
Let the kids stay home alone.

For thosewithout kid/s:Who do you get to do the babysitting?

A living Michael Jackson.
Gary Glitter.
Ronald McDonald.
Arsene Wenger.
A living Colonel Sanders.
A hobo from the street who giggles randomly and then wets himself.
Let the kids stay home alone.
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Is it true that sociologists are dirty, promiscious, incestuous whores with diseased rotting naughty bits which ooze pus and give off an odor not unlike that of a whale carcus decaying in on a beach in New Jersey?

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what's your "type"?   Have you dated outside your "type"?  good or bad?

My boyfriend and I were talking about how we weren't eachother's type but ended up being perfect for eachother


DK/DC:  Do you lose things ridiculously often like me?
Kill Bill - Elle
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What shoes would you wear with this dress? I'd take a picture in a full length mirror but the colors aren't true so, sorry for my messy counter. It goes to my mid-thigh

What do you like in your pasta?

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if you were being forced to go to some job training thing on your birthday when you'd already had the same exact job training two weeks ago, do you think you should be allowed to bring a book and just read the whole day? what about bringing a laptop and playing video games? or maybe watching movies with headphones on. 

how do you entertain yourself when you have to do really easy boring things but still have to look like you're paying attention to someone?
naps <3

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 Do people you're close to ever surprise you with questionable viewpoints? What was the last example of this?

I went to my best friend for advice concerning whether or not to tell my boyfriend about an incident the other night where a mutual friend drunkenly and forcefully tried to make me sleep with him (he was unsuccessful and doesn't remember doing it). I felt like I shouldn't cause all it would do is make my boyfriend upset and angry and the bff said "yeah, probably keep this to yourself and just don't put yourself in that situation again." When I clarified that I meant no, my boyfriend would be angry with our mutual friend, not me, the bff said "oh, yeah. That too." o.O
jumping bear

Graphic design question.

For any TQC graphic designers out there:

Can you tell me the trick to making fonts look kinda 'trippy', like in this Collapse )

My professor promised to send a tutorial on it, but I don't think she's checked her e-mail, and I can't find anything online. I'm designing a 70's poster.
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    awake awake

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TQC, I need opinions.

I'm talking with my student worker (she's 20) about my relationship with the husband. She's asking all sorts of questions, but the one she seems to be stuck on is, how can I know he's really the one if he's the only person I've ever been with?

So, what say you, TQC?

Should a person have multiple sexual partners before deciding on "the one"? Or should sex matter at all in the equation?
Bite me, bitch...

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I'm writing something and about to describe an event as "about as unlikely as being struck by winning lottery tickets in the shape of a massive lightning bolt."

What creative way(s) would/do you describe an unlikely event?
omg sunflowers

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Ladies, would you ever consider using a Mooncup?

The Mooncup® is the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. Loved by women all around the world, and made in the UK by a multi-award winning ethical business, the Mooncup offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection.

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Are you planning on going to your ten year high school reunion? 

Mine is this year and I am not really that interested in attending. 

If yours has already past, did you attend?


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So after being stuck in Ireland for an extra 5 days (not all bad, just a pain), I had a 14 hour journey to get home yesterday, and had my tooth taken out today. (I'm in the UK so only local anesthetic for me!)

When was the last time everything seemed to come at once for you?

What are good things to eat when I have a sizeable hole in the back of my mouth? It's been 3 hours since the extraction.
drops of jupiter

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 After doing quite a bit of research, I'm thinking of keeping chickens (later on in life). Have you ever kept chickens?

If so, do you have any random advice you can give me? Things you wish you'd known when you were starting out?
Watching 'The Road to El Dorado'...
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"You become your family..."

Are there any personality traits that you have that you've noticed are similar to those of your parent(s), grandparent(s), or other family members with the exception of siblings? If so, what are they?
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smile like you mean it

title unrelated. [although it is from the album we were listening to when we made out]
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My question is:
Is it a good sign when she replies to my comments on her statuses, even though she really doesn't have to?

[The friends I've mentioned this to say it is.]

srs/nonsrs answers

DK/DC: Ventriloquist dummies, yay or nay?
My answer: nay. So much.

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Do you have a job?
How much of the time do you work and how much do you slack off?
Is it easier for you to work the middle, beginning or end of the day?
(I ask because at the end of the day- say the last half an hour to forty five minutes I find it really difficult to work)
Do you like your job?

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how old are your bath towels?

how often do you buy new ones? or... how do you know it's time to buy new ones?

what color are they? do you have a matching set with the hand towels and washclothes and all that?

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I have a box of Duncan Hines Fudge Brownie Mix. Do you think I could make cupcakes out of it? There is no recipe for using a muffin pan on the box. ETA: Okay, okay, I get your point guys. Would they be good cupcakes or brownies shaped like cupcakes? Would they be still good and edible?

Which dress do you like best? Consider a whole outfit with it, accessories and all, which one has the potential to be the most awesome? Which one is the least attractive?
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Peggy Blink

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Let's say you are in a monogamous relationship, have already had sex, and you see each other frequently -
When's the longest you and your partner have gone without sex?
How long do you think you could go without sex with your partner?

(no subject)

Have you been depressed?

I have felt depressed and very down after something very disappointing happened
I have been clinically depressed and couldn't even enjoy the things that I liked to do.
I have never felt depressed.

Are periods gross?

Not always, but sometimes they can be.
I wouldn't know because I have never had experience with menstruation.

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Do any of you believe in the Secret?  
Or is it just a bunch of bullshit?

ETA: IA with most of you, no amount of positive thinking can give you everything you want.
My friend recently got this amazing job and she's convinced it's because she imagined getting the job and it was the "law of attraction" that did it. I'm trying to convince her that there was no Xenu or whatever God they believe in that "helped" her.
She's starting to get overly obsessive, and it's driving me nuts

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I need some input..
do you think internet free speech is important?
what age group are you in? (13-17) (18-24) (25-32) (32+)
do you use any other internet social network? (Facebook, Tumblr, Myspace)

and..uh..well if you dont wanna help with that..
if you saw a poster about a free speech rally on say..a bulletin board somewhere..what would catch your eye?
for instance..im thinking about putting an empty cup on there and saying something like "free speech is just about as important as water..right?"

what do you think?

ETA: ok so i know water is wayyy more important than free speech, but hey..i couldn't think of anything when i wrote it so i thought of necessities and what not. thanks for the input though!
oh and free speech on the internet is like..do you think it should be monitored by the government or anything..and do think moderators of communities are fair or things like that..

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I went to the farmer's market today and got an artichoke, just because I've never had one before and it was $1 and it was HUGE. Like, I'm looking at it right now, and like...it's the size of a cabbage. TQC. HELP ME. WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS THING? What type of sauce should I make to serve with it? Or, should I, just, like, bread it and DEEP FRY THE WHOLE DAMNED THING?
splat cupcake

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What if I painted 3 walls red and one a blue green leaving the low ceiling white?

Ceiling is kinda vaulted with a flat top. (I dunno the word for it.)  like this! /          \  But with a line connecting the top points. (excuse my lameness)

Am I just desperate not to decide between these colors and am forcing this into disaster? Is there anyway I can have both?
Take a Look


How do you get your inspiration/motivation back when you have a paper you gotta do, but you can't think of what to write?

I have this stupid 3 page paper (i know, that's nothing) and I feel like I've covered everything I need to in a page and I can't think of how to stretch this shit out anymore. D:
girls » barbie
  • fame

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TQC, I broke a 30 year old pitcher today :( now I need to know where I can get a 2 quart glass pitcher engraved, for the least amount of money. Any suggestions??

DK/DC: Who is your favorite Victoria's Secret angel?
See icon!

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What's the worst pickup line you've heard recently?

Girrrrrrl. You must be a mirror because I can see myself in you.

How do you tell someone who you don't know very well but is close with your mutual friends to stay the fuck out of your business?
♥ rave

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have you ever been diagnosed with depression? where did it go from there? how are you now?

did you ever think you had a battle with depression, but didn't get diagnosed or helped? how'd you get through it?

this has been going on and off with me for a long time now, but for the past few months i can't remember a time i've been truly happy for a good amount of time. unfortunately, i'm stubborn, and wish i could just fix this myself. bleh.

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You're at a bar, do you ever get sucked into using that horrible device called the internet jukubox?

If so, what are your go to songs that you always play?

If you don't have go to songs, what would you play this second if I gave you a dollar and you got one choice?

I always play "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz and "Lay All Your Love on Me" by Abba.

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So Tqc I have a bit of extra money and I feel like doing something nice for my boyfriend who is currently broke.
Right now he really wants the Xbox 360 Elite Console for $299, but that's definitely extravagant and would probably make him feel uncomfortable because he could not reciprocate.
I thought of giving him a gift card for half the amount as an early birthday present, but I hate giving gift cards.
He also wants an alarm clock that holds and plays music from your ipod.
Are there any accessories with the Elite Console I can give him? Or should I give him a gift card? Or is there anywhere I could buy it at a discounted rate?
Butterfly Splash

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I'm moving into my new apartment in less than a month, and I'm trying to narrow down exactly what I will need in this apartment, furniture-wise. (I've got lists piled up on other stuff like cleaning supplies etc)

TQC, what do I need to furnish my apartment with? I've got stuff like a bed, couch, nightstand, TV, and dining room set. What other furniture am I missing?

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Anyone who lives in the LA area:

Does anyone know of a good drag show? Mom and I really want to go, and I enjoyed a drag revue I went to in Seattle, but Google is giving really unhelpful answers.

If you do not live in the LA area:

What's the best kitschy fun you can have in your town/city? Schlocky tiki bar? Hokey tourist attraction? What? Also plz mention your locale. 
  • virile

The Big Sleep

Do you take naps? How often? Aren't they great? Isn't it odd how something you may have hated so much as a kid becomes the best thing ever once you get older?

What are your favorite euphemisms for death or dying, simple or overly elaborate? I'm a big fan of "the great divorcer forever" or "the great big Not-Coming-Back".


My SO and I of two years just about broke up a little over 15 minutes ago...

what do you do to not be sad? what distracts you? Should I sleep? or watch a movie? should I watch Iron man? Closer? 
I <3 TLV

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I'd like to buy an encyclopedia/reference book of herbal remedies and whatnot, but I was too overwhelmed by the selection at the store and couldn't choose which one to get. Can anyone recommend a good title or author?

If you wear glasses, how hard was it to find frames that you liked? I just exchanged mine today, and I'm not 100% sure I'll be sticking with my new ones... maybe I'm just too picky.

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TQC, I bought my daughter some books at her school's book fair over 2 weeks ago. They still haven't taken the money off my debit card. How long do you think it'll be before the charge goes through?

Serious and non serious appreciated. :)

DK DC: Do you always read all the comments left on one of your posts? 
TK and Kari

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When you go to the dentist, what do you call the room where you get your teeth cleaned/patched/whatever? It's not called the dentist's office, right? So what's the official term for that place?

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Do you make lots of resolutions? How do they work out? If you made a new years one, how's that going?

I make resolutions at the start of every month. I get really excited about the new month, then I usually forget about the resolutions and have broken them all by the second day. So then I start planning for next one. It's like my hobby.

What would you like to change about yourself?
family on bed

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TQC, do you know anything about cars?

I'm having car issues and the local garages here can't fix the problem, so I have to take it to the dealer 20 miles away. The problem is that the car doesn't go more than 10mph right now and the road to the dealer is largely a 60mph speed limit.

My boyfriend seems to think it is perfectly safe to drive that distance going 10mph, but I don't. Do I risk it anyway? I don't know anyone anywhere that can tow it.
  • tanwen

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I'm firmly convinced that my fundamentalist Christian, right-wing office manager is actually a demon. I can't get Sam & Dean on the phone, what do I do?

I'm running out of holy water!
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How much preparation time do you need to leave your house in the morning? (In terms of grooming)
How often do you wear makeup? For those of you who wear it all the time, do you feel very unattractive without it?
Do you always brush your teeth before going out?
TK and Kari

(no subject)

Which of these 7 intelligence traits do you think is your strong point?

understanding others
understanding yourself
musical talent
sport/dance/physical talent
(visual) artistic talent
mathematical ability
good reading/writing ability


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note #1: idgaf about timestamp. do u? plz feel free to respond whenevz.

note #2: rum drinkers: ever had bundaberg?

note #3: what goes with non-OP bundy other than tea and/or fruit juice?

(been working with [bundy+brekky juice] or straight bundy recently)
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Can you recite from memory the lyrics of the intro theme from one of the following programs? (Or as much as you can)

1. Laverne and Shirley
2. Reading Rainbow
3. Fraggle Rock
4. Sailor Moon
5. Fresh Prince of Bel Air

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Hey guys. I'm getting married on Saturday so I've been extra diligent about my skin lately. I've been using Neutrogena's boxed set for breakouts and it's done a great job so far. However, today marks about a week and a half of using it and my face is SUPER dry. (I've always had dry skin on my face but before I was using whatever thick lotion I could find, but yikes. It's almost peeling!) I reduced application of the cream stuff to once a day rather than twice, but I need quick recommendations on how to calm down this dry skin. I don't want have skin that flakes off on Saturday :( Do you have any suggestions? I bought Eucerin facial moisturizer but it just doesn't feel thick enough to fix the dryness overnight.

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have you ever had to email a professor before the beginning of class? what did you say? I'm supposed to email two before the summer semester starts but i don't know what to tell them.

do you like group projects?

dk/dc/not in school: do you play games on PC? whats your favorite?

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How opened minded are you about music? If someone suggests listening to a new genre of music, are you willing? If you do listen, do you give it a chance (listening to at least 1 whole song) or do you decide in seconds if you like it or not?

I ask because I notice a lot of people seem unwilling to listen to stuff I like. (Trance, Industrial, etc) Or, if they do, they'll listen for 10 or 15 seconds and then say to turn it off. My ex wife was (in my mind) notorious for refusing to listen to anything that wasn't country music. (Which was 100% of my music collection at the time.)
bowie - growing up

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Runners (and brisk walkers) of TQC!

What got you into running? How long have you been running? What's the best thing about it? What kind of goals do you set for yourself?

I've always wanted to be a runner, or at least be able to sustain a run for more than a minute. I am a fatty but I've been working hard at it and the past few days I've noticed my stamina has significantly increased since I started exercising daily two weeks ago. I love being able to move and I love the feeling of doing myself a favor through fitness.

Another question: since I started working out, my feet have looked AWFUL. It's not because my shoes are a bad fit; it's just that I'm spending a lot more time on my feet and they aren't used to the abuse. It seems like every day I find a new blister or callus in a weird place. If you run/do other stuff on your feet on a regular basis, do you have this problem? What can I do to make my feet look nicer? Ped Egg? Moisturizer? Different socks?

DK/DC/TL;DR: I have bad acne and since I got off Accutane, my pimples have started leaving permanent red blemishes on my face. Has anyone else had this problem? What can I do to get rid of them? I've heard vitamin E oil is good for that but I'm worried that it'll clog my pores and lead to even more pimples. Aggghhhh I hate my dermatologist and I'm going to look for a new one this summer.