I have a job at my college this summer, about an hour and a half from my home. I have no car.
My mother isn't doing very well physically and keeps telling me to prepare for her death (which is really freaking me out), and I could probably get a job around my home's area. Should I quit my job at the college and stay home for the summer?
Perks to this include learning to drive, and being closer to dad/half-brother. Cons include not being able to see the SO as much, but I'll get to see his white ass all the time once school starts up again.
Also, I start the college job this Saturday. How would I go about quitting? I've only had contracted jobs...
Have you ever found yourself doing an exercise or activity that, in theory, should be easy/relatively do-able....but for whatever reason your body just won't cooperate, and all you can do is laugh at the ridiculous failure of it all?
A month ago I was collapsing on the floor attempting push ups with my limp noodle arms, and tonight I'm trying jumping squats and my legs are like "Haha, yeah...you're funny." I also have horrible balance so standing on one foot, which most four year olds can do, is usually an epic and humiliating battle.
ETA: Actually now I'm curious. Can you do pushups? How many?
Does anyone else get nervous in social situations? As an example, there's this thing I'm thinking about going to on Friday night. However, I'm not going to know a single person there. Just thinking about doing this makes me nervous as hell and uncomfortable. I need to make sure the event is actually happening (one of those things that can be canceled with no notice) as well. I'm actually sort of hoping it doesn't so I can avoid seeing other people.
Reflecting on it, that's kinda messed up. I want to go do something but am having such anxiety about it I'm hoping it doesn't happen so the anxiety goes away. Contradictory!
What song should I sing tomorrow for musical theater class?
-Part of your world (Little Mermaid) -Still Hurting (Last Five Years) -Easy as Life (Aida) -God Help the Outcasts (Hunchback of Notre Dame) -Roxy (Chicago) -Maybe This Time (Caberet) -Other (suggest one)
Do you ever have a day where you just do not want to get up and moving? How do you motivate yourself on days like that? I have to leave in half an hour, and I've done pretty much nothing to get ready. :-/
Why do bands always put me front and centre when I'm not a lead singer? It's awkward sometimes because I feel like I'm being watched the most and I'm hardly doing much really.. so then I feel the need to dance and my dancing is just silly. They're gonna regret putting me front and centre after a while LOL.
We have a show tomorrow with a new band and are supposed to wear any bright colour on top. What colour should I wear seein as I'm front and centre? :P
Should I have huge hair for this show?
DK/DC bout my buziness: What helps you sleep properly? also.. what do you usually have for breakfast?
In college or grad/law/etc school, have you ever submitted a paper that essentially ignored the professor's suggested revisions? How did that work out for you, grade-wise?
I'm in law school now and I spent so much time studying for my finals that I only left a day to revise this 30-page brief. The professor gave me notes on my first draft and I don't have the time/energy/brain capacity to work on this anymore. TQC, will you inform me of how much this is going to blow up in my face?
Alternatively, what bad decisions have you made lately?
If potato chips, fast food and candy had the nutritional value of eating celery (that is, if you eat it, you burn a few more calories than you consume), what three junk foods would you be forever eating?
have you ever been to rehab? how was your experience? how long did you go? did you ever have an SO go at the same time as you? where you apart for a long time? did you still go out when it was all over?
TQC, I just renewed my car insurance, but they haven't updated my forms, so technically, it's expired (as of 12:01 AM 5/12/10, but I paid yesterday). I did the payment yesterday and it's listed as processing, but in the meantime, am I considered insuranceless? If I print off my payment sheet and policy, am I going to be covered if something were to happen, or should I just be a hermit today?
dk/dc: what did you have for lunch today? if you haven't had lunch yet, what did you have for lunch yesterday?
Edit: I called and she had to make me an ID card, but everything was valid and not at all problematic.
My boyfriend lives in Kentucky and for my next visit to see him, we're going to explore the Bourbon Trail.
What's your favorite Bourbon? Have you toured any Bourbon distilleries? What were your favorites? We did Maker's Mark 6 months ago and it was awesome. Is there anything else interesting to do in Kentucky? I feel like we've exhausted our options over my last few visits.
My boyfriend's 21st birthday is on the 16th, I wanted to do something special for him and bake him a cake. I talked to his Mom and found out his favorite dessert is Sara Lee's chocolate cheesecake. It apparently is this one http://www.saraleefoodservice.com/Products/Meat/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=590 - which I'm told and see by stores, they don't sell anymore. - and I figure making it by hand makes it more special. I've been googling and can't seem to find this recipe, was wondering if anyone has it? Or one very similiar to this one, by taste?
I haven't ever tried the cheesecake is why I am not just picking a chocolate cheesecake recipe. I dont really know whats great recipe wise for chocolate stuff... anyways, any help would be appreciated! Or snarky comments :D But please halp!
and for funses, what'd you eat at work today?
I had jimmy johns ham and cheese, apparently it's customer appreciation day and they drove to local businesses giving out free subs. ^_^
1. I bought sugar snap peas imported from South Africa. They say RINSE BEFORE USE! in large writing on the package. I found a long (inch and a half?), black, soft straw like thing and it KIND OF LOOKED LIKE IT MOVED but I don't know, it might have just been a stem or a straw... uncurling itself.
I shouldn't eat them, right?
2. Will you tell me about where you are right now? Um, geographically or mentally, you choose.
How large was your graduating class in High School? I'm just wondering because I read something online recently that last year's graduating class at my old High School was 1,036 people. My own class was somewhat smaller at around 780 people.
Do you know how long a 780 person graduation ceremony takes? About 3 1/2 hours. I don't even wanna know how long they take now. They're probably pushing 5 hours.
I have two eggs, american cheese slices, multigrain spaghetti, frozen spinach, frozen mixed vegetables, and three wedges of garlic/herb laughing cow cheese. What the hell can I make with any/all of this that isn't just scrambled eggs with stuff in it?
ETA: There is also a bottle of lemon/garlic sauce in the fridge my housemate probably won't mind if I use some of, if that helps at all. ETA2: Someone ate my vegetables. :(
If a 16-year-old boy looks completely prepubescent and his voice hasn't changed yet, do you think he'll catch up eventually to the other kids or do you think he'll turn into one of those weird child-men in the future who look 12 and 40 at the same time?
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For $10,000, would you wear a gorilla suit to the next wedding you get invited to? Regardless if you're a guest or a bridesmaid, you'll have to change in the bathroom into the costume and go out and behave like you would normally if you weren't dressed like a giant monkey. You will not say a thing, as gorillas don't speak. Just sit there and ignore everybody until you're asked to leave. You'll be such a distraction there's a good chance you'll ruin the wedding
For $10,000, would you get a 7" tattoo on your stomach of Mount Rushmore, except with the faces of Bill O'Reilly, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, with text under it reading "REAL AMERICANS"? You have to keep the tattoo for at least a year
For $10,000, would you live on the streets for a month? Wearing only a single outfit, you'll go to work/school/whatever, and then go find a spot to sleep at night, be it in a cardboard box, park bench, whatever, and then go to work/school/whatever in the same clothes you slept in, and repeat for the next 30 days. You can't accept any other changes of clothes, but you can use someone's shower if offered. You also can't explain why you're doing this
For $10,000, would you attend a series of meetings for a Sex Adicts Anonymous...dressed in slutwear? For 30 sessions/meetings, you'll wear the most cleavagy top you can find, with the shortest skirt...sans underwear. Things to consider: knowing that you're singlehandedly ruining every guy's chance of committing to this program, and also the fact that you're dressed in uber provocative wear in a room full of sex-obsessed creepers
I have a spiffing pair of Doc Martens (20-eye, in the usual style) and obviously would like them to be on my feet at all times. However, they are very stiff and the way they bend at the ankle gives me blisters after wearing them for only a few hours, no matter how many socks I wear. I've had them in my closet for about three years, but it kills me to see such a fantastic pair of boots go to waste. Other people wear Doc Martens so WHAT'S MY PROBLEM? Are their feet just more punk rawk than mine? How can I make them softer/not so hurty anymore?
I live in the city and there is an abandoned house next door to me that has a really big back yard. There is no “for sale” sign in the yard and I am 100% sure that it is not occupied. I am thinking about going over there and planting a small garden in the back yard mainly because it is almost summer time and I miss having my own yard.
Should I do it or is it not worth the hassle if I get caught?
1. What are some of those "little things" in life that make you happy?
2. If your friend was dating with someone who was racist (specifically against people of your race), would you be offended if your friend continued to date them? Would you see your friend's relationship as an acceptance of racism, or is it one of those live-and-let-live things since you're not the one in the relationship?
3. What is the coolest name for a pet you've ever heard?
So, I'm moving in three days. Half the stuff is packed all nice and neat and tetris-perfect and... now I just want to throw the rest of my crap into bags and boxes so its at least packed. I'm sick of packing.
Anyone else just throw shit into boxes/bags when they moved? Did you regret not taking the time to make it nice and neat?
I'm spending every day this week going blackberry picking behind my house. I'll probably have at least 10 cups, maybe more. What should I do with them all? I want to make a cobbler, but I'll have more after I do that.
Do you pick any fruits? Do you have any around or on your property?
Sooo I just got a call back for a second group interview for a job I applied to! Woohoo. But I've never applied to a job before that did more than one interview, or a group interview. What should I expect?
Googling gave me this from Yahoo answers: "I had a group interview with the store H & M and they gave us all these bizarre almost psychologically profiling tests. Like as a group we had to build a lego castle while listening to the managers should out conflicting instructions on what colors to use.... all the while bouncing a tennis ball in between us. It was pretty messed up. This wasy years ago, almost no one believes me, but I swear it happened."
OK so I KNOW that in Britishland, people put "u" in words like favorite and color, and that's just how they do it, whatever. But... I still see words like "favourite" and "colour" and all I can think is "WELL THAT'S PRETENTIOUS."
Does anyone else do this or is my brain kind of a bitch?
You are asked to hang out with a friend and let them know you have other obligations for the next hour but can spend time together after that hour. They are fine with it, and when the obligation is over you text/phone them and they don't respond. How to you proceed?
Say you were caught speeding through a school zone (20 mph) at 40 mph. When the cop pulled you over, you were also speeding in a residential area (30 mph). Is this one violation or two (i.e. should you pay the price of one violation or two)?
How many people do you know who believe we should have a "28th amendment" to the US Constitution to say laws passed by Congress must apply equally to citizens and Congress?
tqc, i am really mean to my dog. not physically. i just call her a lot of mean names and tell her that she is stupid and that i hate her. on a scale of 1 to eternal suffering how much will i regret this when dogs take over the world and it is revealed that they really do understand english?
My mom told me about a book she read and she said "the woman who wrote it lives in England but she couldn't spell at all" and procedeed to tell me about all the words with normal for England spelling and I had to lol and explain to her. My mom is cute like that. What makes your parents cute?
My friend wants to see Iron Man 2. I haven't seen Iron Man 1, and I don't mind seeing #2 without seeing #1 first, but my friend is insisting that I see #1 first. So, should I watch Iron Man 1 first? Will not seeing Iron Man 1 really hinder my enjoyment of Iron Man 2? (Note, I've tried renting Iron Man 1 at a couple places, but they're all out)
I have a red dwarf banana tree (a baby one really) in a large pot on my lanai. Lately there has been this strange residue type thing showing up on the dirt in the pot. It looks like cocoa powder in both consistency and color and when I water my poor little banana tree the powder looking substance becomes airborne.
Any ideas what it could be? I think it spreads too because I found some in the dirt of my pineapple plant that is in a pot next to the banana tree.
for one of my classes i have to do a process analysis. "how to" do something. idk what to do. i was thinking about doing how to be a shopoholic but idk if i want to do that. it can be ANYTHING. any ideas?
I'm part of a comminuty service club and we've been sorted into familes. Each family needs a family name. The theme for the entire club this year is Sherlock Holmes, so my family was hoping to incorporate that or themes of detectives/investigation into our family name. What should we call ourselves? For example, one family named themselves Mystery Inc.
Don't care - What have your past school mascots been? Elementary school: Panther, wildcat Middle school: Cougar High school: Viking College: Aggie/mustang
So I'm hopefully going to be moving from living by myself, to sharing a place with someone in the next month. I've never shared with anyone other than family. What sorts of things should I look for in a room mate? And is there anything that I should look for in the place I'm going to live? Any advice at all is great!
Do you, or have you shared with a room mate (not an SO, because I know that can be different), and if so how did it work out for you?
I'm not superstitious, but something weird happened today. An old friend of mine texted me today to say he'd dreamt about me. In the dream, I'd met a new guy I was crazy about, and I was telling said friend about this guy. I described him as "a cool drink of water".
This "cool drink of water" thing is straight out of a Carrie Underwood song. (Cowboy Casanova.)
Looks like a cool drink of water But he’s candy-coated misery He’s the devil in disguise A snake with blue eyes And he only comes out at night Gives you feelings that you don’t want to fight You better run for your life
I've been crazy for this guy I was unable to talk to until today. Today I talked to him for an hour, our first time even speaking. So in a way, I met him today, since I had no idea what his personality was even like. The really weird thing is that the friend who had the dream has never even heard this song, and I hadn't told him about the guy. Could this be a premonition? The guy seems really nice from the way he acted today. Either something's trying to tell me he's gonna rip my heart into pieces, or it's a funny coincidence and me being silly.
TL;DR Have you ever had a premonition that fulfilled itself?
Say you see an average looking woman, pretty unremarkable, you probably wouldn't give her a second glance except that it is obvious her tits (which are of an average size) are unrestrained. Gross or no?
Do you like Greece? Do you like the European Union? Do you like the Eurovision? How do you feel about euthanasia? And abortion? And Christina Aquilera's comeback? Do you like the new Christina? Or the old Christina? Where is charmecia?
long story short, i'm about to end up with $15,000 in credit card debt. i have a full time job (which pays minimally) but commuting would make getting a second one nearly impossible. right now i sell books online and some vintage stuff... and i try to sell paintings when i have the time to paint them which is like almost never. i've yet to ever NOT pay off my credit card, but this is pretty much imminent and unavoidable.
whats your go-to way to make money when you really need it?
My husband is horrible with details and blows butt at describing things and telling stories. Today he asked me this:
WHAT WAS THAT MOVIE WHERE THE HUSBAND DIES AND THEN THE WIFE GOES UPSTAIRS AND HUGS HIS SUIT AND FALLS TO HER KNEES?
And that's all the information he has for me. He has no idea when it was made, who was in it or anything else about the story. That was almost an hour ago and I'm beyond annoyed because my Google-fu is wasted. I'm about to mentally slap him in the nads. So any help will be wonderful, but I know it's a long shot. I apologize in advance.
ETA; lava_sharks found it. Thank you 6 lb 8 oz baby jesus.
My paid account is expiring in a couple of days. I've had this happen before, and I never understood how LJ picked which icons to let me keep. It seems like they ought to give me the ones I use most often, but that's never happened--is there some secret algorithm they use?
1. Why does every girl I date want to get married and have children right away? 2. Does the Big Boy commercial with the talking Big Boy creep you out? 3. Why don't my friends say anything about my excessive drinking? 4. My ex still uses pictures of our trip to Hawaii. Is she trying to tell me something? 5. Who do you think makes a better suit, Armani or Barney's?
Sooo I think I'm taking a roadtrip to Chicago this summer with atleast one friend, but there could possibly be four of us total going. I don't know how many days we'll be planning for this trip, but I would say like three days actually in Chicago, plus the time it takes to drive there from here in MA, which should be a day there and a day back. How much do you think this will cost? How do I keep it cheap? (hotel reservations, spending money, etc)
i was in florida last week and on the drive there (from ontario) we randomly saw crosses on the side of the road in several towns. 3 big crosses together, usually a bigger yellow one in the middle. some of them had little platforms for people to stand on.
eta: they're not car accident crosses. they're 20 or 30 feet tall and one set of them was surrounded by restaurants.
I'm having a lot of trouble with arm/shoulder/hand nerve pain and spasmy things. My doctor recommended I try Feldenkrais in addition to other things I'm doing. I can't afford the cool-looking summer camp thing he recommended (it's full-time days and a lot of $) but I can go to a weekly group ATM class, and my HMO will reimburse me for one appointment with a practitioner.
I made my appointment for my one-on-one and will register for the class as soon as it opens. Has anyone here ever done this? What's it like? I have no clue what to expect.
I think I have a inferiority complex when it comes to the financial matters. I like having little gestures done for me, ie (massages, cards, my fav fruits, hot cheetos), but my BF feels that physical gestures alone should be enough (hugs, kisses, etc). He tells me that it seems I only care about material things. Because of this, since I live with him, I feel like I need to go the extra mile to make sure that I am paying for at least half for rent and bills to prove that I am not a materialistic bitch, even though he makes more than twice my salary, and the apartment is really more than I am comfortable about paying for.