1. How long have you been a supervisor? What's your title? 2. How many underlings do you boss around? :P 3. What's your least favorite aspect of being a boss? Most favorite? 4. Do you know of any good resources or books for leadership, time management, project management, delegation, etc.?
If you celebrate Halloween, what are some of your favorite costumes you've had? I liked my ballerina-in-a-dog-mask costume from when I was five. It was creative. I also made an adorable pirate when I was eleven.
What do you really want to dress up as, regardless of probability etc?
I've taken in an orphaned kitten. He's about 3 weeks old, almost 4, maybe. I have two other 13 year old cats. One of them (the laid back one) doesn't seem to mind, but will hiss once or twice if the kitten gets too close. The other already hates everything in life so for him to hate the kitten and hiss/growl is not weird.
The kitten is sleeping in a box on my bed. The laid back cat is also on my bed, and has been for an hour now without even going over to the box. Do you think it's alright to let the bigger cat sleep in my bed and trust him to not do anything to the kitten? I hate to kick him out of my room because I don't him to feel less ~important~ than the kitten.
"Biologically speaking.....the human species procreates based on pheromone compatible couples finding each other and then spending the next 2 years in drunken pheromone love madness to ensure offspring. At the 2 to 3 year mark the pheromones start to dwindle and often couples break up or start having issues at this time as they are seeing the person as they really are and not through mother nature's love hormones,"
Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
DK/DC: do you like to bake? what's your specialty? any good recipes? If you don't like to bake what do you like to EAT that is baked? :P
Normally when at work my day starts at 8:30 and ends at 5:00, but today we are getting an early dismissal at 2:00. I'm excited! Do you ever get early dismissals from where you work before a holiday weekend? What kind of place do you work?
Most holiday weekends we get out a few hours early. I work in a University office...desk job.
TQC, it's 90 degrees here in good old Georgia and my boyfriend, roommate and I are moving - half tonight, half tomorrow morning. On top of it being 90 degrees, I'm on my period and just generally feeling like shit. What do you do to make moving more bearable? Any sage wisdom? Cute pictures of baby animals?
do you hate the dentist? when is the last time you went for a cleaning/other procedure?
I've never had any teeth removed before and I guess my back molars are falling down since I never had any lower second molars. How much is this going to suck? And when should I get it done? the doc said "at my convenience"
Is going through a painful procedure ever convenient? I mean come on
Are you aware of a situation where going on a break has helped your relationship? My SO just suggested that we go on a break and I leave. I'm five months pregnant with his son, on bed rest, our wedding is in two weeks, and I'm so scared.
A lot of historical time periods (like the 19th century, and more recently the 1940s and 50s) are portrayed as really conducive to romance, particularly in movies and books. Do think that people in the distant future will have reason to look back on our current time period as ~romantic~?
I need advice, but I'll try to keep it short. We have a storage unit. We let a friend's baby mama use it to store all the baby crap because the kid was taken away from the two of them and we felt somewhat sorry for them. We gave her until April to get her stuff out or we'd donate it because storage units are bloody expensive.
April comes around and her stuff is still there. We call her up and repeat the ultimatum and she says oh, she'll pay for the storage unit since she had no place to keep the stuff. She paid for it last month but now we can't get ahold of her. She's not returning our calls or emails.
If we went ahead and dumped her stuff (which she knows we're going to do if she fucks us over), are there any legal ramifications against us?
How long in your oppinion should a widow wait til they date again?
A friend of mine's wife of four years (six year relationship) recently died in a car accident about two months ago. They never had children, and his mother is one of those "GRANKIDS NOW" types ha. It got me wondering what kind of waiting period is appropriate in these situations. Is it just when you're ready?
How would you feel about dating someone who was widowed?
My cousin recently married a girl two years after her fiance died (a week before the wedding *sad face*). When he began dating her, he could tell me he would be afraid of always feeling second best/second choice.
Sorry, this is a completely cliche question, but when I ask this IRL everyone teases me instead of answering. Lol Ihave terrible friends. Why I'm asking: A couple weeks ago I saw a gorgeous guy in line to order at a restaurant, just as I was leaving. We met eyes for a second (it was a ~moment~) but he was with some friends and I had bags in my hands and it would have looked really stupid and obvious if I had gone up to him right there and been like "hey good lookin'". I guess people more ballsy than I can actually do that, but I still curse myself for not saying anything because he was seriously my idea of a perfect guy physically. ...Yeahhh this is probably why I'm single, lol.
I guess I'll make this a multiple question post, and you guys can answer all, or just one or two, whatever works:
What do you think are the best ways to approach a boy/girl, in a public setting?
Where are the best places to meet people?
What are some pickup lines/ice breakers/approaches that you've found to work?
What do you find appealing from someone who is approaching you? (i.e. if you were in that guy's^ position, what would you want to hear from me?)
Romantic things to do for cheap or free? Activities, gifts, whatever.
Both the guy I'm seeing and myself are going through money and job drama lately, and I want to make sure I keep working on us even when I'm poor and annoyed. The boy is also a huge romantic, and a big softy, and lots of fun to spoil. We've been together for 2.5 years, don't live together, college students, kinda hippie-artistic types.
For those with a SO/boyfriend/girlfriend/partner etc: How did you meet?
ETA my answer: My SO worked with my best male friend, who at the time was my friend with benefits. We went out for my friends 18th, where I met my SO dressed as a school girl and it went from there. Together for 4 years and planning our wedding
For those who are single: what would be the most perfect way to meet an SO/bf/gf/partner etc? Do you fantasise about the perfect love story?
If you find out one of your favorite artists is friends with a public figure that stands for everything you think is wrong with the world, would you still support them? (As in listen or buy their music, go to their shows/movies, watch their tv show, etc.) This is inspired by some fans of Michael Bublé on Facebook, who swear they will no longer listen to his music because apparently he's good pals with Glenn Beck.
Did you ever go to a ~make-out party~ like kids in middle school/early high school on tv do? Was it lolerific?
If you work in an office, did you have a REALLY BORING DAY? Everyone in my office today was mentally already gone for the long weekend. My day was SO BORING... until my coworkers decided to take me out to lunch at a Mexican restaurant for my bday (which is on Sunday) and fed me margaritas, haaaaaah. :)
What do you think is the better option when moving to a new city? I'll be moving in with my brother, so house hunting isn't a problem. And I'm on Centerlink (welfare) so I'm not totally broke.
* Saving up a chunk of money, moving & looking for work when you get there. Easier to find the right job when you're able to talk face to face with employers & are able to move any time you want. Although might take longer to find a job than expected.
* Finding a job before you move (on the net) and moving when they want you to. Have a guaranteed job from the moment you get there. Although you may have to take what you can get when finding work online and you have to move when the employer wants you to.
so my birthday is june 17th. why do i always tend to glance at the clock when it's 6:17? i'll open my phone to check the time: 6:17. i'll come back inside after having a cigarette: 6:17. it's not one of those "OMGZ 23!!" Jim Carrey type of things, because this is specific to something personal to me (my birthday, duh). same thing happened when i was dating my ex. her birthday is november 13th, so i'd catch the clock at 11:13 A LOT. does something similar happen to you?
dk/dc: what's the weirdest thing that's happened to you this year?
I'm going to a pot luck tomorrow. I have to bring a dessert. I don't bake often. What are some easy desserts I could make? Something delicious. Recipes would be lovely, or just suggestions that I can google recipes for.
My dad has apparently been giving my mom $1300 a month "for me". My mom pockets the money without telling me. I'm in college, I do work part time on my own but it's not much (ranges from 200-600 dollars a month) and my apartment is $450 a month, and I never spend money on luxuries, just groceries and the occasional Coffee Bean drink. If I run out of money my mom will put maybe 700 dollars in my bank account once every 3 months. I only found out from my dad two weeks ago that he's been sending this money to my mom, she never even told me.
So basically, I take 233 bucks a month, dad's been paying 1300, mom's been pocketing the rest.
If you were me, would you bring it up with my mom? My dad pays my tuition too. (I don't qualify for financial aid because my dad's rich, though I was raised by my mom)
Hi. Can you advice me language that is as popular, topical and widespread as English language? The kind of language that would be useful for me to understand, so i will be able to use it practically everywhere. And it would help me to find a job.
I know you can freeze your tongue to a pole. Is it possible to freeze a penis to a cold pole? (Don't ask why I thought about that, I just did.)
dk/dc/what a dumb question you've posed: - Those that are straight: How do you feel when someone of the same gender hits on you? - Those that are gay: How do you feel when someone of the opposite gender hits on you? - Those that like both/all genders: How do you feel when someone you're just plain not attracted to hits on you? - For all: How do you feel when someone you don't like hits on you?
I always feel a little weird when men hit on me. I know that they usually mean it in jest and that I look like I'm straight, but it still makes me feel all squicky and weird. When someone I plain ol' don't like hits on me I feel incredibly awkward and want to just run off. This happens more than I care to admit. :(
You are thirteen. You find out your thirteen-year-old best friend is getting beaten by her dad. She tells you not to tell anyone, because she doesn't want to go to a foster home. He'll slap her hard enough that she cuts the inside of her cheek against her teeth and spits out blood, but he won't break her bones or anything. And he only beats her when she disappoints him with say, a B- on a test, not because he just feels like it.
He's also saving up money for her to go to college, buys her whatever foods she wants, etc. She reasons this is better than her going to a foster home, that's why she doesn't want you to say anything.
What do you do?
Edit: Since people seemed so riled up...
This is from a fictional story I'm working on, and the boy chooses to keep it a secret but becomes the girl's person to confide in.
Even if you don't like my style, I'd like your suggestions.
I basically have modeled my room after the store Anthropologie because I really enjoy their style, just not their price tag and I really enjoy DIY projects and thrifting.
I'm very unhappy when I'm not comfortable in my own space, so I've decided to finally use my tax return money to continue decorating. I have almost no furniture, I need a bed, neat book shelf and some more storage ideas and stuff to decorate my walls with.
Any suggestions for projects or where to look to buy things? (I really will not buy particle board bookshelves/other furniture of that sort)
I live on a quiet, residential street where the neighbors don't really socialize much. The houses don't have front porches...they have decks in the back. There is a LOT of noise coming from the street...what are people doing out there? It sounds like a pool party, a giant hula hoop, the Muppet Show, a broadcast of a Cubs game, a smacking noise I can't identify and random hooting and hollering every few minutes. What's happening out there?
so last night i was out with my two best guy friends, let's call them Ted and Marshall. also joining the festivities was a mutual friend of theirs, let's call him Barney. a call comes in from Barney's friend/co-worker, Stewart, let's say, and he says he's comin' out. Marshall says, "Is he bringing his girlfriend?" and Barney says, "I hope not."
now why was it OK for me to be out with the guys on guys night but no one wanted Barney Stewart's girl around?
I just got this announcement on my university's Blackboard from my future Public Speaking 101 professor:
Hi y'all! I hope you are having a great summer. I'm heading off for the month of June and I wanted to leave you a little prezzie!!! I think it helps to have an idea of where you need to focus for study purposes!
See ya soon!
So, TQC: How old is my professor? Should I fear for my future or appreciate the fact that she sounds like a happy person? I'm actually kind of looking forward to the class now.
I'm taking muffins (and probably also cookies) to a picnic tomorrow. They'll have to sit in my car for a few hours before being eaten. Would it be a good idea to freeze everything tonight and then during that time let them thaw? Or should I just take them fresh? I don't know how freezing them will effect the taste, though that probably is enough time for them to fully thaw.
We are currently renting and our estate agent was supposed to come over for a routine inspection yesterday, only on the day the woman who was supposed to be doing it discovered that they didn't have a key, so she came over and popped a note through the door asking us to call. When my SO called her to reschedule it, he said she could have come today as he had the day off but she said she was too busy even though we live 10 mins walk from their office. So instead she wants us to drop round a key so she can come over whenever.
This would be fine, but my SO and I work really sporadic hours (early/late shifts etc) so it's essential for both of us to have a key, as we obviously don't want to leave the house unlocked (the front door has to be locked, it's not on one of them on the latch that locks automatically when closed). We have a back door, but the latch on the gate is really stiff/too high/difficult for me to open myself. I wouldn't mind dropping off a front door key but they might have it for up to a week until they decide to come over, which would put us out majorly, and also imo they should get another key cut for themselves anyway as they will no doubt want to come over again at some point (they only gave us one set of keys, we had the other set cut ourselves).
TQC, I have a 9 year old half-siamese cat. We got her when she was 3 and she was a shelter cat. We just bathed her and treated her for fleas. Why on earth is she hiding in the litterbox? She will not come out unless you take her out of the box, and when left to her own devices, she goes right back in.
I figured it was something from her shelter days, when she wanted to be left alone she would go hide in her box. After she came here, she hid in her box for a few days too. But this is ridiculous. TQC do your cats hide in litterboxes?
what qualities must someone's breasts have to be able to pull off going braless?
eta: so should i just say fuck it and go braless or try to find a bra that will work with this dress? all my strapless ones poke over the top and it looks pretty retarded so wtf should i do?! i feel like my boobs look kinda droopy and pointy but i'm used to seeing them in a push up bra so what do i know
How often do you take out the rubbish (or trash, if you're not from England)?
My personal habit is "Whenever an individual bin (trashcan) is full." Or, "when said individual bin starts to smell", whichever is sooner. It's usually the first.
But my mum is the complete oposite - every other thursday evening, come what may, she goes round the house and empties all of the bins, whether they need it or not, ready for the bins being collected by the binlorry the next morning. She says "Why have rubbish lying around the house when we could get rid of it?" I think about all the extra binliners that are going into landfill needlessly, and the 20 minutes "wasted" perfoming this chore.