June 14th, 2010

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What are good places to look for night jobs? The only thing I'm not comfortable doing is security.
I'm 21, in Los Angeles and a student if that matters.

Srs and non-srs welcome.

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Have any of you ever had a corneal ulcer/ulcers? What happened? I have one and its really painful..no contacts :'(

P.s. This can happen to any of you :'( ESPECIALLY if you wear your contacts for long periods of time. Bacterial infections can lead up to this so be careful! :'(

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What is the best way to tell my sister and her husband to stop being lazy asses and start cleaning the damn bathroom? FYI, I have brought it up in the past, but they still do nothing. They have a tantrum when I even mention it. I swear to god I'm living with children.
I <3 TLV


What's fun to do in Chicago that doesn't involve noise, crowds, or food? (No bars, clubs, concerts, etc.) Are there any good restaurants that offer food which is both vegan and gluten-free? Hip areas to shop? Interesting parks? Museums? Etc. My entire knowledge of the city is based on the musical, so I'll need to be filled in on what's currently cool in Chicago.
soul portrait

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Are there any sites I should go to to look for cheap airfare besides kayak.com? (Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotwire are all covered since Kayak polls all of them for the best rates.)

When was the last time you flew somewhere? How long was the flight?
i ain't into that!

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So, I'm trying to get to Pittsburgh from DC. Driving isn't an option, and money is an issue so I'm not sure flying is an option either.

How should I get there?

I'm weighing Amtrak and Greyhound right now. Amtrak is reliable and comfy but the ride is 8-9 hours (ugh) and I would probably arrive late at night. This is okay, but I would like to spend as much time as humanly possible with my boyfriend while I'm there.

Greyhound is cheaper and travel time is only about 6 hours and I would get there earlier but I've heard it isn't a nice way to travel and that it's not as reliable and there are often delays, reroutes, things like that. I want to spend a minimum amount of time on the road!

What do you think, TQC? (any other suggestions welcome)

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Where do you live?
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

What time is it there?
2:21 am.

What are you doing?
Folding laundry, drinking non-alcoholic beer, texting my SO, reading Livejournal, and half watching Cold Case.

Rocky Horror Batman Show

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Are there any websites like shelfari but for movies? I googled, but all I found was icheckmovies.com, but isn't quite what I'm looking for.

I'm more interested in a website that I can list the movies I have, and icheckmovies seems to be about rating them.

If you were going to have 30 people over for a movie, what would you watch?

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I've been looking for this forever, but I just can't recall the link or the name of the guy: Does anyone know who the dude was, I think in Australia, who would post random paper flyers out in the city sarcastically talking about how lonely he is, and asking people to have tea with him and so forth? One time, he posted something right below a sign on a telephone pole that said "Illegal to post here" or something like that. Who/what was this? Thank you in advance.

If you don't know/care about the above, what is the most epic adventure you've been on lately?
My friends and I snuck into Bonnaroo (huge music festival that costs $200+ and has ridiculous security) this weekend and immediately got kicked back out. It was great.
d20 :: natural 1

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Hail, bra-wearing questioners:

How many times do you wear a bra before you wash it?

I've only got one wearable bra left, so it's time for much wailing and gnashing of teeth. How do you make bra shopping a less frustrating experience?

(ETA: Do you prefer underwire or no? Why?)

One for the rest of you: What was the last meal you ate? What did you have?

For dinner last night we had way too much stuff, served buffet-style -- crab-stuffed shrimp, phyllo cups with tomato-onion-cheese filling, a green bean-mozzarella-tomato salad, an Asian salad with carrots, snowpeas, and ramen noodles, marinated flank steak, shrimp-and-scallop kebabs, a fruit salad with coconut-flavored dressing, hot fresh bread, and a berry crumble-cake thing with vanilla ice cream.

Anybody want some leftovers?

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If Oprah was sitting next to you in first class on an airplane, what would you talk to her about?

Which celebrity's death would really upset you? Which celebrity deaths in the past have really affected you?

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How much do you care if you offend someone? 10 is you REALLY care and try hard not to.

Mean: 6.58 Median: 7 Std. Dev 1.92
Take a Look

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Why are my dreams so frustratingly mediocre?

Do you dream about cool things like flying and fighting super villains or are you like me and dream about graduating some mystery college with an average GPA?

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What song is stuck in your head right now?! Embed if possible.
Mine in comments. 

What are your plans for this week? 
Do you have something you really want to get done? What is it?

What is your favorite thing that you are able to see from where you are sitting?

Back-handed compliments

I saw a friend Saturday - we'd gone out Wednesday also, and he told me something to the effect of;

"That dress is much prettier than what you were wearing Wednesday."

It sounded like a compliment on the surface but sure wasn't. The dress I wore Saturday was only prettier than the one I wore Wednesday. That does not mean either item it was pretty.

Ever received a compliment that wasn't? And if you did, what was it the other person said?

EDITED TO ADD: Not thinking about this too much :) Just curious if people have ever received back-handed compliments and if so what they were.

(For those curious, he continued with the comment, "That did not come out the way I intended."
Black nail polish rose

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I need a new title for my blog. The current one - Classic Jolt-fueled Midnight Hacker - which I have used since college really isn't applicable anymore for multiple reasons: among them is the realization that I don't stay up until midnight anymore, hacking or otherwise. Mostly I, er... knit. Or spin. Or write about geeky shit which absolutely no one reads. As this is a non-srs post, the less you know, the funnier this will be.

Will you come up with a short quirky line which describes me?

wint3rhart, monopolizing the world's supply of hookers and blow since 2007.
4 worlds

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Dear TQC, a quick job search-related question.

The ad says: "The ideal candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic graduates with a broad interest in biology"

I'm trying to tailor my CV to include the "key skills" of enthusiasm and motivation. I've just done enthusiasm (for science communication with examples), but I'm stumped at motivation. What can I write, other than "I'm a highly motivated person"? The more I think about it the less sense it makes to me. Is it possible to just "be motivated"? Do they want something like: I'm highly motivated as you can see I finished my science degree while studying Chinese part-time?

The more I think of it, the less sense it makes. I think I've overthought it. Please, wise TQC, re-clarify it for me.
Quote - Can't Buy Me Love

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The advisor for the political science department is a bag of fail. I've been emailing him for permission for a restricted course for almost a week. He emailed me last night (Sunday) in response to my email on Thursday saying that all I had to do to get permission was to have the professor for the course email him saying its fine. There is no listed professor for the course, only "Staff."

There is one spot left. What are the chances he'll get on the ball enough to get me that slot? I really don't want to take the other Capstone option; I've heard that professor is brutal and never around so his TAs teach everything. Ugh. I'd prefer the unknown professor with a subject I like better.

Will I ever graduate? There was a point where I thought I wouldn't, but now that I'm over 90 completed credits I actually see a light at the end of the tunnel.

dk/dc/tl;dr: How often do you vacuum?

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Have any of you suddenly had an SO's parent(s) turn against you for honestly no good reason? This happened to me this morning and I'm not sure how to feel about it.

How do you handle it? What if you aren't welcome at their house anymore?

I am scared TQC

So far in my life I have only attended community college a few days a week for two years.
I am now transferring to a small Catholic college and will be living on campus.

I am very nervous, I never knew what my options were even in high school, I almost never knew any activities that were taking place and I did not know many people.

How can I prevent this from happening in my new school?
Will you help me stop feeling so overwhelmed and nervous?
What is living at school like? Should I just ask lots of questions about student life and school activities?

Will people make fun of my accent?
( movie ) steve3.

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your 18 year old, just out of high school friend just started smoking cigarettes. the non addictive kind though(american spirit), if that makes a difference.
what's your impression of this friend now?

eta: no additives, not non addictive.

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Do you follow any webcomics? Which ones are your favorites? Why?
Have you read any graphic novels? Which ones have you especially liked? Why?

dk/dc, if you were to make a webcomic / graphic novel about your life, what would it be titled?

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Quick, what are some reasons I can give for seeking a release from my housing contract for the upcoming year? I got a better, cheaper off campus place to stay and I need a "detailed, typed letter" to get out of my contract D:

Srs/non srs please!

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Your identity gets stolen. A credit card is opened in your name. How dare they! On the first credit card statement, you realize that the thief has breakfast every day in the same restaurant. Your SO and mother decide to confront this thief with you none the wiser. The thief is the same gender as you and it turns out, your mom actually likes her ("You should really get to know him/her and you'd like them too!") and your SO breaks up with you and starts seeing your identity taker. What do you do?

They must be onto something. I meet with the thief because he/she is obviously an awesome person. Maybe we'll be besties!
Go to the police and get them to arrest this thief
Aww. Well, maybe it happened for the best. Maybe I had to get my identity stolen so my ex-SO could find his/her secret soulmate. It's so romantic
Wait for the thief one morning outside the restaurant and beat him/her senseless. Steal my identity is one thing. STEALING MY LOVED ONES IS ANOTHER, BITCH!
I would never forgive my mom and ex for this. Good thing this happened to expose the traitorous basterds they are
Meet with thief and work out a deal. He/she can keep my SO as long as they stop stealing my ID and tear up all the credit cards
Like above, except I offer my social security card in exchange for my SO back. I need closure!
Try and work out a threesome with my ex-SO and my stolen identity culprit
Kill myself. This poll is retarded

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What is something that is NEVER okay to make fun of?

My roommate said something mean to me the other day, so I threw his cup of milk on him when he was sitting on his bed, was that uncalled for? What's the last inappropriate thing you did?
bellissima default =)

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If you bought something for $4.15, handed the cashier $20.15 and he handed you a $10 bill and a $5 bill back, would you ask for proper change? Or sigh and let it go.?

Why am I irrationally apologetic when I have to correct someone like that?
(I feel like I'm being cheap and unreasonable for wanting proper change)

Are you ever awkward or apologetic when all you're really doing is trying to get what's rightfully yours, or when you have to correct someone's error?

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how often do you play the counsellor for your friends?

seriously every time I'm on msn I have to. no matter what. :/ it's okay most times but when I want to talk about assignments and the conversation shifts it can get a bit frustrating.

what are you looking forward to?

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Tried to google this but failed. Hopefully one of you can help me out.

Years ago I downloaded this particular album, which had white noise tracks on it. Each track was supposed to mimic the effects of a certain drug. They had names like Calm ME, Alcohol, Dexies, Chakra, etc. Do you any of you know what I'm talking about or the name of the album/website?


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Do you let your pets sleep in your bed?

the doors in my apartment don't shut all the way so my cat is always up in my shit when i'm sleeping. he always wants to be spooned.

dk/dc: how do you take your coffee?
splash of non-dairy creamer and 2 sugars

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For all of you who haven't jumped on the anti-tights/leggings bandwagon, can we have a leggings appreciation post? Yes, some girls are crazy and don't cover their butts, but for those of us who wear them happily, we deserve this!

I'll start: they are super comfy and sometimes, it feels like you aren't even wearing anything; if you eat a huge meal, they expand with you; damn, they make my legs look good!

Please, continue?

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My arms have been itchy. Most likely from eczema. I've noticed that my flat mole/dot/birthmark is starting to be scratched off. It's so gross. It's like raised now and flaky. I had a smaller one on the inside of my arm that i apparently scratched off. It's gone back down to flat but is much lighter.

Can I save my dot? It's my favorite one. I'm trying to keep it moisturized.


Will you tell me something positive about Portland, Oregon? Why do you LOVE Portland? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all....
frodo and sam by me

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My roommate has not been here in about a week, but has left all her stuff behind.

TQC, can you tell me what happened to her? 

ETA: Never mind. I creeped her facebook, and it looks like she's back home visiting family and friends. I wonder why she didn't tell me or even leave a note. Generally when one's roommate goes missing, one becomes worried.

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I have $18 exactly to buy ingredients for dinners for the next week.

Currently in my fridge/pantry I have:
about 9 steaks(I buy in bulk and freeze meat)
chicken breasts(frozen)
two whole chickens(frozen)
a loaf of white bread
half a slab of cheddar cheese
a couple of cans of beans(Black beans, kidney beans, six bean mix)
tomato sauce
canned pineapple and fruit cocktail

TQC: What things should I buy and what should I make with them?
TK and Kari

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computer experts: my computer is a Dell DE051 (made in 2003) and I would like wireless connection.

Is that possible? Do I have to buy some converter-thingy? Because the ethernet cable hole is in a totally different room and even though I can stretch my 30-foot ethernet cord, it blocks some doorways.
i ain't into that!

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What book should I read next?

Let The Great World Spin - Colum McCann
Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon
Tender Is The Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
DK/DC - What's the weirdest/coolest animal you've ever seen in the wild near where you live?  My friend swears he saw a platypus on the side of the road. We live in Virginia.
Bite me, bitch...

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Are you looking forward to the Housewives of New York Reunion coming on tonight?
Who do you think is leaving the Jersey cast?
What do you think of Bethenny's Getting Married? so far?
Will you use this post to talk about anything Housewives related?

Hippo hippo joy joy

You're hiking through the jungle when you come across a CHARGING HIPPO!! What do you do?

Play dead
Clim a tree
Throw it my wallet and my cell phone and anything else I have that's valuable
Take away its credit card
Unplug it. The hippo's probably got full bars now and is ready to use
Shoot it with my gun
Do my best hippo impersonation and try to tell the charging animal that I come in peace
Crap myself as I'm too scared to move
Pat my lap and make beckoning motions. Someone wants a belly rub! Yes they do! Yes they do!
sweeney todd

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How gross have you let your apartment/house/dorm/whatever get before you just went into crazy cleaning mode? Do you compulsively clean every day? Do you pick up as you go? Or do you leave messes around for a month or so and then do a massive cleaning day?

I live with two dudes and this place can get pretty gross before we're all fed up with it. We recently had to come up with a rule about the dishes. If they fill up one side of the sink they HAVE to be done immediately, no putting it off. I don't know how long that's going to last.
MLP - pinkie chicken

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Chances are good I'm gonna be having oral surgery in the next couple weeks, so I've decided to buy a book online to read during recovery. I picked up a copy of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and am so far really disappointed about 20 pages in. Should I bother to keep reading?

My favorite books include White Oleander, American Wife and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and guilty pleasures by Jodi Picoult - I like long fictional books that are realistically driven. What book should I read next?

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My friend had a little girl on Sunday. I already bought a gift for the kid (a baby grow set and a HUGE box of nappies and wipes), but I'd like to get a gift for my friend.

Only its sort of a mix between 'its a girl!' and a houswarming gift too.

Any suggestions?

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What's that website where you can put in five musicians you like and get similar recommendations?

I never thought I'd be into synthpop but I developed an appreciation for Owl City a little while ago, and I haven't been able to stop playing La Roux's Bulletproof to death over the last couple of days. Has anyone got some recommendations of similar music, especially to the latter?
アンジェラ・アキ - Blue

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A guy/girl does/wears/says ____________ and it makes them instantly hotter.

How would you fill in the blank?

Non-srs answers totally welcome.

She wears box frame, but small, glasses/is nice to me/makes me laugh.

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Second question of the day, yikes, but it's killing me...

Do you do/know how to do cryptic crossword puzzles? I'd like to think I am a smart girl, but I can't even get one answer.

I'm looking at Sundays Toronto Star cryptic crossword and I'm lost. Examples of clues are:
Fifty doctors listen to plants (7 letter answer)
Semi-meek monk took every other folder to play (9 letter answer)
Initially guests rule out porridge (5 letter answer)

goin' to the chapel

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What's a good synonym for "lover"?

We're working our wedding vows and I really hate the word "lover." It makes me think of some Harlequin romance novel where the wife is unsatisfied by her husband and gets some hot pool boy action on the side. "Partner" makes me think of cop shows.

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Sorry mods, is it okay I deleted my accidental double post?

ok fine be non-srs =P

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My computer basically stopped working. My friend suggested that her brother fix it. He spent about ten minutes looking at it, paying about 50% of his attention to it and then pretty much just...stopped working on it. I closed it up and have since gotten it to turn on (wooo) but it's mostly unusable.

He just sent me a facebook message asking me what I plan to do with it (I got a new computer as a graduation gift).

Would you give this guy your old computer when he made no effort to help you?
Would you sell a computer that probably just needs $100-$200 worth of fixing? How much would you sell it for? (I paid $600 for it new)

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How do you feel about parents who try to do 'daring' things in the name of the media or reality TV?

(for instance, balloon boy)

There is rumors that Abby Sunderland's dad may be doing the same thing. Should there be consequences to poor decision making by parents?

If you were going to make a reality TV show about your life, what would it be called and what would happen on it?
profile, b&W

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What are your favorite pizza toppings?

I just discovered the delicousness that is pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms and red onions.. with lots of cheese and minimal sauce. Mmmm homemade pizza.

Also, what's for supper?

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My boyfriend was at Download Festival this weekend. While there he was drunk, got his septum pierced and got arrested on Sunday night for indecent exposure running naked through a 'Funhouse' in a carnival type thing (wasn't charged). He was thrown out of the festival and had to make his own way home, without his things.

He claims he's done nothing wrong. I'm irritated purely because he never takes the blame when he cocks up and simply stresses me out by starting arguments - I'm currently doing finals.

TQC, am I being fair?

edit: not denying what he did was funny. my issue is with him always blaming other people when i think he need to suck it up

DK/DC - most interesting place you've been naked?
you think you're heart would learn.

working space

when you guys have serious work to do such as writing cover letters or some such, where do you usually go? is your working space a home office or some place more social such as a local cafe?

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Do you watch any of the Real Housewives shows? What's your favorite city and who's your favorite Housewife? Does Kelly in NYC get under your skin or are you on her side? Who the Hell is "Big Poppa"?

If you don't watch it, then what's your favorite reality show?
boy and girl in love

desperate for cash

I was involved in a small car accident. I am on my parent's car insurance plan, and they refuse to put the claim through insurance, therefore making me pay $1200 out of pocket, and they refuse to help me front the money. Which begs the question, what is the point of having car insurance if you can't use it? So in addition to buying my own insurance plan this week, I need to find a new job fast.

1) Am I wrong for being so frustrated?

2) I need ideas to make money. Fast. I have sent out my resume and applied to about 30 different places. What other things can I do to make cash? I will do almost anything.
Julia Murney

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Every time you refuse to eat one of my cupcakes, the devil births a litter of kittens. He sends the kittens into the world, until the littlest kitten get trapped in a well. The littlest kitten shrivles up not unlike an raisin/old person. Then a falcon swoops down from the sky and eats the littlest kitten. 

Is that passage taking it too far? I've been informed it's for the sake of getting a laugh. 
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A french girl's coming to stay with me and my mum for two weeks in July. She'll be out in the day getting English lessons, except on weekends, and apparently she speaks good English.

So, what have your experiences been with foreign students living with you?
What did you do to entertain them?
When it says on a letter that she's dynamic and sociable, does she really mean it or do you think its likely she'll be quite shy?



What's the last thing you purchased online?

I just got new address labels. :)

What's the last thing you yelled?

I just yelled "QUIT BEING A DOUCHE BAG!!!" to my spaz cat as he jumped off and then fell off the top of the tv.

What did you have for dinner?
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    Laura Marling - Goodbye England
Take a Look

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Ladies of TQC, I'm tired and crampy, but I need to eat something.

What do you eat when you're tired & crampy and not in the mood to eat, but you know you gotta?

Those of you who don't experience exhaustive cramps, go jump in a lake!
I <3 TLV


Do you, or have you ever, lived in a house with an attic? Is it finished? Do you use it as a room, or just storage? Do you like spending time in it? I've never had an attic before but I think finished attic rooms are adorable, and I'm trying to find a house that has one =3 Tell me about your attics!

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I hate my job. I'm looking and applying for my grown up career (whatever the hell that might be).
I have enough money that I *could* stay unemployed for the month of July.

Should I give my notice at work and enjoy my first vacation in years? (I just graduated college)
Or continue working there until I find something else?

Have you ever successfully asked for a raise? How?

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Dear Doctor TQC,
I've just come back from a four day trip to Italy. Whilst I was there, my asthma was bad and I started to get a cough but it was totally manageable with my inhaler and some cough drops (though I did wake my boyfriend up a few times in the night by coughing). Since I've got home this afternoon, my cough has got much worse - I can barely drink a glass of water without coughing and spluttering so hard I think I'm going to be sick and I can't take a deep breath without having a coughing fit. I don't feel at all wheezy or tight chested though, it's just a cough. My mother wants to take me to A&E, I want to wait until the morning and try to get a doctors appointment.
My question is, should I -
a) Let my mother take me to A&E and risk being a total pain in the arse and waste of time to the doctors and face a hellishly long wait at the hospital OR
b) Wait until the morning and try to make an emergency appointment with the doctor which I might not get?


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What's more vain?

Getting professional photos taken of yourself, or photoshopping a picture of yourself (bonus points for myspace angle)? Why? (Assume that you spend the same amount of time for each)

Don't know; don't care: Thin crust or deep dish pizza?

Edit: what if it was photoshopping until the picture doesn't look like the person vs getting a free photographer with no retouching?


Why is it that some days I can drink several cups of coffee and I'm still dead sleepy at 9:30 p.m., but other days (like today) I can have 3 cups of half-caf and at 11:00 I still feel jittery and shaky and I can't sleep? WHY?

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I just drove 35 minutes out of the way on my drive home to go to Starbucks and get a venti chocolate chip mocha frappuccino. I got it home, went on the back porch to have a cigarette and right as I went to take a sip, my damn dog sneezed all over it.

Do I still drink the frappucino (which does have that plastic bubble top thing on it) or do I throw it at the dog?

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Will you please tell me your favourite thing about Neil Patrick Harris? Can you link me to some super awesome youtube footage of him?

(I'm getting over my ex by crushing on unobtainable gay guys who will never let me down, nuh uh)

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Can anyone recommend any websites that sell neat (and relatively inexpensive) watches?

I have this awesome rhinestone encrusted pink watch that I've had for years but it's definitely seen better days and I think it's time to get a new one. I like jewelry that's more on the funky side.