May 6th, 2010
I have a staff meeting today in an hour and it's optional for overnight staff since it cuts into sleeping. Whether I go or not I have to pick my kid up at 4pm. It is now 12:30pm.
Should I give up on sleeping, go to the meeting and make some money or should I try to sleep for the next 3 and a half hours before I get my son?
Has anybody here actually ELOPED instead of having a full ceremony? My fiance and I are pondering the benefits of eloping versus staying here and having a full-out wedding. Any thoughts on that?
You find a spider/centipede/really creepy ugly tiny THING in the house... do you "catch and release," or just kill the menacing offender?
Speaking of which... which is creepier? Spiders or those really face, really hairy looking house centipedes?
Does she ever have a chance at her dream, or has one stupid little moment of temporary insanity completely shredded all her dreams? I don't know much about getting hired as a cop, how clean your record has to be or how serious a shoplifting charge is. Anyone know if she even has a chance?
DK/DC: Ever shoplifted? If so, what?
Any suggestions on things to do?
How often do you watch the Ellen show?
Which foodstuff would you most like to chow down on right now?
Which kid's show would you rather watch on repeat all day?
What is one of your pet peeves?
Check the statements that apply to you.
How amusing was this poll? (1 being *yawn*)
What was the last subject you recently wrote a paper on that made people go "what????"
i have to be up no later than 7am tomorrow. it's now 2:10am, and i only got up around 6pm today.
should i even attempt to sleep?
should i drink a bit to help me sleep? if not, what else should i do?
Please! I need motivation, I'm on page 8 of 12 and it's 2:30AM!!
What'dya think about it, and what was the answer to the last question?
Do you call people out when they're being racist/sexist/homophobic/etc...? Does it matter who they are?
I was at a bar with an old friend tonight and a coworker of his joined us. She started getting annoyed by some obnoxiously loud women at the table next to us, and went on a tirade about black people (because the loud women appeared black), and how she always wanted to prove her racist parents wrong, but now that she's out in the "real world" she's finding that her step-dad was actually kind of right. I was appalled, but didn't do anything more than give her some eye-squints and head-tilts. I wish I had the courage to have called her out on her shit, but I didn't want things to be awkward for the next however many hours we'd be hanging out. I'm feeling really badly about not saying anything.
Byfuglien would have a hat trick (3 goals) and everyone laughed at me.
I ended up being right in my prediction.
What was your last "psychic prediction" to your friends that really left them in disbelief and/or had them owing you money because that prediction was such a long shot?
Even something like a rant on a forum would be ideal, just on the off-chance anyone happens to have seen anything like that recently. Hard to find individual bits and pieces like that via Google.
So they say they'll call again. Much to your shock, it didn't happen again. In all fairness, you're sure there's probably a decent reason. How do you respond? If you get upset about it and the person says you're "hot and cold", do they have a point or are they being unfair or something else entirely?
Edited for (understandable but not exactly relevant to the situation at hand) semantics.
Have you ever been to a rally? What for?
What was the last thing you encountered that had a misleading name or description? I'm reading this book called Homophobia: A History, but it really should've been called Homophobia: A History of How It's Affected White Men in the Western World.
What's your response?
I just read a book where a girl organized a huge TPing (Paper Towns) and it got me thinkin' about what other shenanigans I could get into with friends this summer.
I tried those super awesometastic removable pull-and-unstick tabs from the TV commercials and they do not hold shit up anywhere. Everything I have hung up with those piece of shit things has fallen off the wall except this one poster that was really big so I used like 10 of them to stick it up. Everything else has stayed up for a little while then just unstuck itself. It is PISSING ME OFF. I don't want to ruin my awesome new paint job but I have no idea how else to hang my posters in my new room Halp???
I have a good guy friend who is also a fellow musician. He talks to me about his girl problems and such and we do music projects together.
He recently told me that his last fight with his girlfriend was about me..because she found out I'm in his band and said "Oh no not that girl, she's brash and loud, I don't like her" or and he said "I happen to like Pam, she's vivacious and I want her in my band." So they fought over him calling me vivacious. She met me twice like four years ago and we barely talked lol... Also both times were at concerts so I had to yell to speak :P
Do you think she feels threatened by me? Or is she crazy? Or am I brash and loud :P? Apparently she wont come out to anything social with him because she hates people.
DK/DC: DO you like liverwurst/liver sausage? Do you like liver otherwise?
I like liverwurst but not liver any other way.
or is he still turning in his grave?
and what about his family?
how do you think his family is feeling right now?
and his parents?
how about his kids too?
will the kids be alright now?
or will they never be the same?
1. What happened?
2. How do I fix this? The page requirement is 10 pages minimum, and I don't want to write any more on it. I'm using Microsoft Word btw
Do you use a lot of hair products?
Do you have to do a lot to style it?
Do you go to bed with wet hair?
Is hair a turn on for you?
What type of hair style do you find attractive on the gender you are sexually attracted to?
Don't know or care, how do you feel right now?
I'm thinking about opening a separate checking account for "me" money. If I keep cash, I lose it. If I keep my "me" money in the regular checking account, it doesn't get spent on me.
Personally, I get very angry and begin the self-loathing immediately. Sounds healthy, I know.
When is the last time you felt rejected?
I just got an old fat DS and I need to pick some awesome games asap to make my commute to school more bearable.
ETA: What hairstyles do you find attractive?
Did you use a rename token or start a new one?
Perhaps we'll sip wine or build a puzzle or buy lawn furniture for it. Should we hire a barbershop quartet?
What sort of thing do you have an urge to buy, despite having more than you could ever use and not needing another?
Nevermind. Bad idea is a bad idea. Not going to happen. I honestly didn't think about how easily a horse could spook and I don't want to risk the baby.
Do any of your friends have talents that you envy? What are they?
NGL I do think of myself as Stoneface at times
If so, what was the reason you were afraid on the most recent time?
Since I never really use my bad eye anyway, except for peripheral vision, does it matter that the prescription might be wrong? Could it hurt me at all?
I have a small stuffed Domo.
or as most of you wont know/care:
TWO: have you gotten over any fears lately?
i used to be afraid of guts and insides, but i did a necropsy on a cat yesterday and found out INSIDES ARE COOL. i was all up in that cat with scissors taking its organs out and dissecting them.
ALSO! THREE: i have to take a board game and alter it to make it have to do with an animals respiratory system.... what's your favorite board game to play? i don't play any and i want it to be fun.
are you guys and gals happier being in a relationship or single?
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I will read pretty much anything - I like nonfiction, sci-fi fantasy, literary fiction, YA books, but I want a *good* audio book - one that's read really well.
What about just last names? Any that you think are particularly awesome?
For me, coupons (everything about them- how they're a waste of paper, how they just blow all over the street because no one gives a fuck, standing in line behind people using a bunch), funeral processions, and diaper commercials.
I have checked IMDB but none of his recent films match this description. Has anyone seen it or can tell me the name of it?
New question: Is your line of work portrayed in any films? If so, which ones? Do they depict an accurate portrayal?
DK/DC: When did you last recieve an awesome gift? What was it?
Who is your least favourite/who do you hate? I hate the Cavemen from Geico.
Is anyone else having trouble viewing community pages and posts? I can read on my Friends List, but not on an actual community.
oh and they want it sent by email, i can't go in and ask (as it is not opened yet)
Under the Banner of Heaven, Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? Did you finish?
Yes. And then I forgot about it three days later.
What writing exercises/warm-ups, if any, do you like to do?
What animals do you find adorable that most people seem to think are ugly? Pictures would be appreciated.
She's having a party on Saturday that I can't attend because I have to work. I told her a week in advance that I wanted to get together with her sometime this week. I know she is available as well because she kept telling me she wanted to get together for lunch and was free every day before 2:30. Yet she still hasn't responded to any of my texts.
Is it even worth it for me to send her a birthday card? Or should I just write "Happy Birthday" on her Facebook wall and be done with it? Getting her a birthday present is out of the question for me now since it's pretty obvious she doesn't care about seeing me, although I still feel kinda guilty because she got me some nice presents for my birthday three months ago.
For 7 days straight, if given the choice, you'd rather consume _____?
You'd rather spend an entire week in _____?
You have to sleep with combination of Hugh Jackman and Andy Rooney. What combination would you prefer?
Would you rather have your bra/cup size go up 3 sizes (men, this means you'll have boobs), or would you rather have your pants go up 2 sizes?
Would you rather work in a _____?
Would you rather have a _____?
I thought this was very normal but I've heard a couple people lately say it's gross, which I don't understand.
Don't know or care, will you use this post to start drama?
What was the last really cool thing you observed/heard?
P.S.: Thank you to those who gave me words of encouragement about this. Maybe I should just come to TQC when a bad craving hits haha.
Can a single woman and a married man be friends?
Does the fact that the friendship has lasted 10+ years affect your decision?
edited to reword last question
edited again to fix my shitty grammar.
what are your values?
what are your norms in life?
what are your sanctions?
what do you think is considered a folkway?
what do you think is considered a law?
what are your moral basics?
im taking college course right now in social problems
so that's why i asked all these questions
Earlier this year (almost 3 months ago now), a mutual friend/acuitance who was a high school senior committed suicide. As I've noted, Person A is a whiny depressed emo but having a friend commit suicide made him more depressed. Last night he put up a Facebook status that ended with saying he would be "joining [suicided friend's name] soon". When some people responded with 'WTF no don't say shit like that!' he put up another status message that nobody cares about him and the fact that a bunch of people were "prying into his life" proved he should isolate himself further. Word has come out he quit his meds and started cutting himself (not the first time he's done that I think).
So do you think this guy sounds like a legit suicide risk or he's just a whiny depressed emo bitch who wants attention?
Am I a terrible person for not caring if the guy in question were to actually kill himself? I am sick of what I see as him being an whiny emo bitch and while it would be hard on my friends who consider him a friend it would also mean neither me nor them not having to deal with years and years more of emo whiny bitchness (EDIT: I'm pointing out why I wouldn't miss him; if I never heard his name again and he never caused problems for my friends but lived this would be good). I am just a cold-hearted bastard?
My shutters are made of vinyl and I'm pretty sure I can't paint them. So what should I do? Take them down all together? leave them up and have black shutters and purple porches? (there are 3 porches all together) Something else?
thanks. poll of my favorites under the cut.
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I just got a wireless USB modem to get "high speed internet anywhere in the country".
I don't know if it's my location, but the connection seemed way faster at the store!
Most of the wait time for web pages is between 5-15 seconds, barely tolerable by me.
Would this connection be too slow for you?
How fast is your internet?
DK/DC: Do you have plans for your next break/vacation?
If so what participant are you (mother, bride, groom, etc)??
If you were to be getting married in the near future, what would be in your registry?
Do you think it's insane that I put a Dyson vacuum in my registry?
I was surprised at how much debate is going on in the comments on this article: Baby Death Results in Dispute Over Organs which happened in my lovely current city, Buffalo.
To sum it up- an infant died this week, the parents agreed to organ donation- specifically, there were two babies that were all set to receive the transplants. BUT, the death was suspicious (the family is under investigation in relation to it) and the county medical examiner determined that an autopsy needed to be performed in order to determine the cause of death. The transplant services agency went to court to try and stop the autopsy, and failed. The infant's death, as it turns out, was determined to be a homicide.
What are your throughts?
ETA: According to the ME, there was no way to perform the autopsy while salvaging the organs.
Ladies, does it bother you when someone refers to women as females?
I can understand using the word as an adjective (e.g. a female doctor), but why as a noun? It always sort of bothered me and I couldn't figure out why. I'm still not sure exactly why. When I was a teacher, the biology teacher would always tell our students, "Animals are females, humans are women". Thoughts, anyone?
Would you be friends with anyone TQC in real life? Who?
What is your favourite aspect of TQC? Least favourite aspect?
I put a small bandaid up my nose. My sister put a bead up her nose. My sister poured fundip in my brother's ear while he was sleeping.
Can you please tell me about your user pic (the main one, if you hvae one)
Mine is just Greg Proops. I thought it was a pretty sweet photo.
Do you have close friends or family with mental illness?
Do you have personal experience with mental illness?
If yes to B and C, how has it affected your answer to question A?
Can you tell me about your experience with tonsil removal as an adult?
Don't care about tonsils? Will you tell me about the last time you were sick?
I added this post, about books everyone should read once, to my memories. Unfortunately, there was another post specifically about dystopian novels and another about steampunk novels that I failed to add to my memories.
I'm making a trip to the library, and would like to check out some of your suggestions!
For what it's worth, I tried browsing around the tags and archives, but there are just so DAMN MANY posts made to this community every day.
Is there any chance anybody else "memoried" either of these two posts?
dk/dc/just wanna help me out without finding the actual posts: What are your favorite dystopian and steampunk novels.
Does that baby look like Twin Peaks' man from another place to you? Because it does to me.
I have a choice between beef noodle, pea and ham or potato and leek.
I searched and got nothing.
Don't know/Don't care:
What are you watching on the tube tonight(if you are watching tube)?
As soon as I came home, I got an email from a professor who is ~very impressed~ with my application to be her paid research assistant this summer and wants to interview me ASAP.
The research will be within my major, which I actually have decided to no longer pursue in grad school. The unpaid internship is as close to being relevant to what I REALLY want to do after college as it gets, and would certainly be more exciting.
Obviously I can't know for sure if I will get one or both or none at all. Should I still interview for the research position? If I get both, I will be juggling summer classes, my regular retail job, and the new positions, which would be 10-15 hours a week each. But obviously I fear not interviewing, and then not getting anything at all.
If you don't care about my dreadfully difficult life decision.. ARE YOU TAKING SUMMER CLASSES? Will they suck?
Does the mental mocking make me a bad roommate?
Is this totally not my business?
When did you stop having your parents hold your hand through things?
Edit Not to say that I don't ask my parents advice about doing things but when I'm having problems or need to do something I try to figure it out by myself first before asking them.
What cookies should I make? Imaginary bonus points for recipes included!
For those of you who want children, do you think you will be happier when you have children?
dk/dc: what was the last irreplacable thing you unintentionally washed in the washing machine?
And for people with dogs: How much time does your pooch spend alone and what do you do to buffer that (e.g., exercise, etc.)? What is his/her favorite toy? I have always been a cat person and now have a puppy... I feel like someone dropped an infant into my lap :P
Do you guys know anything about copywriting and what the job prospects are?
i have lupus and i'm having a flare up. i feel awful all the time, i'm getting hives, i'm exhausted and nauseous 24/7 basically, and everything seems out of whack in my brain. there's not much i can do but ride it out, though.
post pictures or write good desription or whatever! :)
What can I do to be less bummed out?
(Pretty much make me feel better because I'm incredibly stressed out about things I know are absolutely stupid but I can't calm down and I'm just so agitated and upset.)
Anyone here recently get a letter from their college or university asking for money? And willing to type up said letter, or even just a paragraph from said letter that spoke to you either positively or negatively?
Do you prefer to read a book or a magazine?
Do you usually get your reading material at the airport or bring it with you from home?
Do you care that so many people will be seeing what you've chosen to bring and that they might be judging you for it?
Do you ever select what you take based on that possibility?
If you finish a magazine in flight, what do you do with it (throw it out, put it in with the others for the next passenger, etc.)?
Weirdest place you've ever had to vomit?
Why is peeing in the shower gross if you can use soap and wash it all away? Why is pee that gross in general?
What types of specific rooms are involved in your dreams?
What thing do you dream about the most?
Peppermint or spearmint?
when do you close the curtains? Is it when you put on the light (like, when it's not completely dark but dusk or whatever), or when it's really, completely dark?
would you answer change if you live in a busy street and there is no garden of any sort between the window and the street?
Why do people not close their curtains ever so everyone can see inside your house?
Will you show a picture of yourself that is photoshopped, along with the original?
I want to know that somebody looked into the threat and tried to do something, but it's been an hour since I contacted the abuse team, they haven't said anything, and the note was posted last night. Would you get worried over a suicide note like this if you didn't know the person at all?
Has anyone had this happen or know how to fix it?
Is anyone in the UK staying up to watch the election coverage tonight? Who do you want to win?
how will she react??? funny non-srs preferred
Is anyone the same way?
How do you get over it?
Who is more sensitive in your romantic relationships?
TQC-ers from the rest of the world - do you care about who gets in? OR bonus question - were you aware that it's the general election in the UK today?
Had to call CPS on a family member, and for the life of me can't find my drivers license.
What on earth should I do to relieve this stress? (no weed or booze.)
Alt: If we were in a sissy fight, what weapons would you use to take me down?
The context is like a military service number. I made my best guess, but I'm not positive because I suck at French. Internet translators aren't much help. It's for work and blah, resources are low at the moment.
ETA: we figured it out at the last second and my guess was correct. so instead, you should answer this question: How many books have you read (for pleasure) this calendar year?
Will you hang on to your love?
What is never as good as the first time?
Whose love is your Paradise?
Are you a soldier of love?
tldr, what stays in my carry-on at security and what goes into bins?
I finally have two jobs, and I started my second one today and it was awesome. This is thoroughly exciting!