So if I'm not supposed to use Yankee Candle jar candles on a candle warmer, what kind of candle can I use on a warmer?
I like my warmer because I don't have to worry about a flame, but I don't want to ruin my jar candle.
if what they say is
nothing is forever
then what what makes,
then what what makes,
then what what makes,
then what what makes,
what makes, what makes, what makes
love the exception?
interesting (oops) interested in most things, although in particular: art, photography, travel, sex, sport, news, cars, shopping, cooking, animals etc.
What communities on LJ should I look up?
Have you ever had a mouth-guard made for you due to TMJ? If so, how much did it cost, and did it help with your TMJ symptoms?
How often do you masturbate?
If a little boy breaks a window in his father's shop, was his act positive because the glazier got paid to fix the window, thereby stimulating the economy or negative because it resulted in the destruction of wealth, thereby damaging the economy? Express your answer in as much pseudo-intellectual bullshit as possible.
If you were the little boy's father, how much trouble would that little shit be in for busting your window?
What is your favorite parable, illustrating an economic theory or otherwise? Perferably otherwise.
1. Did you get any fingers blown off on July 4?
2. Did you get to the hospital on time to get them sewn back on?
3. If not, do you think that finger nubs will make masturbation more or less interesting?
what makes a person lazy?
Is TvTropes being annoying to anyone else? I can't bring up windows like I normally do, I keep getting errors that the database hates me :(
dk/dc: What are some internet time sucks that you enjoy?
Favorite things to watch on Netflix Instant?
I am confined to my bed and my mom is awake (i can hear her in the living room) and ignoring my texts. Should I be mad?
When is the last time you were ignored?
What's something that you know how to do, but you don't remember when / how / where you learned how to do it? Like something that you just realize you know one day?
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, will you post your favorite Snopes ~article?
Why is Wikipedia down?
Have you already noticed it is, because you use it just as often as I do?
I am currently house-sitting for my friend who is on vacation. I've fed and walked her dog, now I would like to watch TV.. but I turn it on and it just says 'no signal'. The remote has about 394089304 buttons. I thought the x-box was hooked up so I turned it on to see, and TV stayed on No Signal.
What do I do, TQC??
srs/non-srs ok. I do not want to be here for a week without TV. >:(
what is something you are truly passionate about? it can be anything.
What is a job you have had that was very physically demanding?
Lets say you're a vegetarian.
Would you work around fast food restaurants?
dk/dc: In america, the number '4' s Shift key is a dollar sign. What is it in other countries?
TQC, when should I go in to work today?
The only restriction is that I have to be there for the 1pm and 3pm meetings. It would be helpful if I can be there until about 9:30-10 pm but not necessary.
I've been doing 8-4s but I've obviously missed that window.
have you ever moved in with someone you didn't know very well? (roommate ads, that sort of thing)
how did it go? how did you go about splitting up responsibilities like paying the bills, chores, buying food, etc?
I'm thinking about a second job. I have no restaurant experience but I already work FT during the week in the city and have to commute so that takes up a giant chunk of my time. I'm not working retail again, I'd rather kill myself.
Has anyone been or known a Hooters Girl? Do they make better money than standard waitresses?
Has anyone been a cook/chef? How much money do they make? I have no formal food training but I'm an amazing cook so I think I could do it.
I can only work Fri/Sat/Sundays. What are your thoughts?
Every once in a while when I'm outside, I'll hear a sound that sounds like a Velociraptor, is this a bird or something? If not, what the fuck is that!
Post your workout playlists!!
How much/What exercise have you done this week/previous week?
you receive $400. what do you do with it?
Hey Doctor TQC:
If I took one Hydrocodone/APAP 5-500 at 3:30 this morning and another one at 7:15 this morning, can I take another one now at 11:30 am? I don't want to overdo it but I am in excruciating pain and have done everything else I can.
How do you sleep when you're in pain?
Have you ever worked two full time jobs at the same time? Would you tell me about it?
If you haven't, how many hours do you work a week right now?
I want to make some customized shirts, mugs, bumper stickers etc . Has anyone had success with Cafe Press? Or any company that specializes in making customized items? TIA!
what is the most extravagant luxury you have ever received/bought for yourself?
On 7/21 I'm taking a flight to San Diego from BWI. I haven't been on a plane since 1995 so my memory of airport rules and procedures from even pre-9/11 is a bit fuzzy. I've checked out www.tsa.gov and the rules for the carriers I'm taking.
Anything else I should know? Would going to the airport about 2 hours early be a good idea? Tips, tricks and crap I should be prepared to endure?
I just found a music book I was supposed to return to my choir director April 2009. Do you have anything you were supposed to give back to someone a long time ago? How long?
What item in your wardrobe have you had the longest? Right now I'm wearing a T-shirt I got when I was four. It was too big for me then, so it fits now.
Any tips on removing dog hair from a microfiber sofa?
I have tried a wet papertowel, a wet towel, the vacuum and one of those lint rolly remover things and nothing takes it up.
Whats the weather like where you're at?
I freaking hate the Flobots, what band can you absolutely not stand?
Dk/Dc, what's for lunch?
I met this awesome guy on the weekend. He was a bouncer at the club I was at & I spent most of the night chatting to him at his post on the front door. We swapped numbers & I also got his email address.
So I wanted to message him & say that I had a great time chatting to him but I don't know if I should do it in an sms or facebook. Omg I've never had to do this before & don't know what one would be best! I think maybe sms because he gave me his email address first, but gave me his number later & made a point to get mine.
So people, facebook or sms? And what else do I say?
I don't want to come across too strong, you know? But is 'Hey, I had fun chatting with you on Saturday night' enough? OMG HELP!
My sister sent me a text last night around 12 saying "This guy is into you, text or call him at such and such number, but don't get mad at me if it doesn't work out" How does this guy like me if he doesn't even know me? I don't even know his name or what he looks like and this is coming across as creepy to me.
Would you text/call someone not knowing who they are?
When was the last time you were set up on a date? How did it go?
What are some websites with a similar gift/kitchen range to Urban Outfitters, that are UK based/will ship here?
ETA: Dc/k: Can I see your Friends Only banner/graphic, if you have one?
Do you live close to or in a major tourist destination that you take for granted or sometimes forget that it's a big deal for other people to visit?
I live really close to NYC so can go almost any time I want without too much stress.
What are some good things to put in scrambled eggs?
I have a major fear of heights but have always been ok flying other than take off and landing. Well, I was flying home from Vegas last night and the turbulence was pretty intense and I had a complete panic attack, crying, etc. I was literally saying goodbye to my kids in my head. How do you get over a fear of flying? I am still really uneasy and shaky.
Does anyone else get migraines/headaches when they travel by airplane?
If yes, do you have any suggestions as to how to deal with it? I read online to take allergy medicine before the flight... has anyone tried this?
I'm going to ask at the drugstore today as well, but I thought maybe some personal insight would be nice, if anyone has anything to offer.
Im going on vacation on Wednesday morning, and have a whole day of activities planned out after the flight (its only a 2 hour flight)... so I really can't afford to have a terrible headache.
Have you ever had to cut someone out of your life because they were just a toxic person?
Did you explain to them what was happening or did you cut off all contact suddenly?
How did that go?
I have a problem with
a friend this girl. Girls typically tend to "talk things out" but I don't want to talk things out. I want to leave the situation alone because I don't feel like dealing with it. Am I wrong in doing this? (i.e., is it wrong to not address the situation right away?)
Okay so I just watched the new Futurama episodes.
What the HELL is going on with Fry and Leela? Did I miss something? Are they back to being friends?
What kind of chocolate best satisfies a chocolate craving?
who or what do you disagree with?
I was talking to this Danish woman online about the US. The more I talked to her the more I realized that she thought Americans = white people with an occasional African-American person. She couldn't imagine an Asian with a Texas accent despite the fact that I was telling her about this comedian who was Korean-Texan. In her mind Texans only came in two flavors; black and white.
Now this isn't the first time I have come across this problem, that is, people outside of the US not realizing that we aren't all blond and blue eyed or African-American.
Has this ever happened to you?
And what is the most ignorant thing you've heard a non-American say about the US?
I found out yesterday we're moving to New Zealand by Christmas - my husband's been given an international post, so we're headed for camp housing in Papakura, just outside Auckland on the North Island. That gives me five months, maybe six to figure out how to do it, and I turn to you fine ladies and gentlemen for help.
- Passports. This probably needs to be done ASAP. I know I have to get one for the baby anyway, but I also have to think about myself - I've been an Australian citizen for ten years and I'm eligible for an Australian passport, but I've always travelled on my Argentine passport. It won't screw with my dual citizenship to do an application; I just never bothered to get one.
Is it worthwhile getting an Australian passport just so I can go through the shortcut line in New Zealand Immigration with the boys?
- Pets. Camp housing at Papakura says they've got a limit of one pet per household, no weight or size limit. Trouble is, we've got a dog, a pile of fish and a cat. The fish are easy enough - my father would love to have fish in his study, he's been procrastinating about getting some for years - but I'm not sure what to do about the other two. Dog is a mix (Australian cattle dog/huntaway/kelpie) and Vesta the cat is just your standard shorthair moggie from a shelter. They're both reasonably healthy except for arthritis and Dog's enroaching deafness, but very, very old now and while the North Island isn't too harsh in terms of climate - about 25C at the hottest, down to 0C at absolute coldest - I'm not sure how they'd go travelling in summer, or with the long quarantine period NZ puts on EVERYTHING.
What do you think? Take one? Leave both?
- Random things to know about international moving...what do I need to know about before I start? The last time I swapped countries, I was ten!
Do you like Macaroni Cheese?
I am eating it for only the second time in my 22 year life (the first time being March, when it was a different place, so was alright-ish) and this is disgusting.
For those who have Verizon:
I have the EnV Touch, and after almost a year it started to randomly turn off on its own and restore itself back to default settings out of nowhere. This has been hapening for a few months. Recently, when I plug my phone in to charge it'll charge all night long and never say "charge complete." After I unplug it to go to wok, it'll go down to 2 bars of battery power after just texting and a short phone call. If I go to the Verizon store, will they just give me a new battery or will they give me the option to get a new phone? All my friends who have the EnV touch have had these exact problems, so it isn't just my particular phone. I've never had Verizon before, so I don't know how helpful they are with phone problems.
DK/DC: What's for lunch?
I live in New Zealand, and I just heard that someone died in a screening of Eclipse here last night.
I find this funny.
Am I a horrible person?
If you're married, how much did you spend on your wedding?
Do you regret the amount you spent?
My boyfriend is spending fall semester in Germany (Berlin, to be exact). What are some things I could put together in a lil package that would be useful to have while he's there?
What are some tools every writer should have? Or if you have any general tips about writing, feel free to share. :)
What makes you unreasonably angry?
If you had AOL back in the day, what chat rooms did you go to?
What are some old sites that you used to go to?
My uterus feels like it's trying to kill me from the inside out. I took some pamprin max like an hour ago but it's not helping much. Is there something else I can do besides having a hot bath/using a heating pad?
If you are tattoo free at the moment,do you have any desire to get one?
Do you have any recurring dreams? What are they? Do you think they mean anything?
I have a recurring dream that my teeth are growing at an insane speed (really painfully), and that I'm probably going to end up like Lisa on that episode of The Simpsons if I don't do something soon. Last night I had one where they started growing and I was writhing around screaming "THIS USUALLY ONLY HAPPENS IN MY DREAMS, I DIDN'T THINK IT COULD HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE"
Do you have any suggestions as to what my teeth growing nightmares could mean?
What are some elements that every Disney movie needs?
If you were to go stay in a hotel for a two-three days, what would you be sure to bring with you?
What brand/flavor toothpaste to you use?
What's the craziest thing you’ve done for LOVE?
The boyfriend and I got a "buy a $10 or less combo get one free" coupon in the mail for Ruby Tuesdays. Do we even want to eat there? I've never eaten at one myself, but haven't heard great things.
Do you have some Disney icons I can steal? Post using them please.
What is the polite way to say, "I would rather not go to your house. Your house has no AC, your furniture is covered with animal hair and your kitchen has so much shit everywhere that I can't even put my coffee cup down. And I'm afraid of your dog. I know my house is out of the way for you, but my house is air-conditioned and clean."?
Dear TQC, I have a dilemma!
My dog is enrolled in formal obedience classes. Last Monday was the start of a new 8 week session. I called in sick, but left a message saying I'd like to continue classes and I'd be there this week (today).
I don't have the money to continue (though if I really wanted to go I could make it work), and I just flat out do not want to go. My dog LOVES going though. Plus the day of the week and the time clashes with my schedule.
Should I still go since I called last week and said I would? Or should I call and leave another message and say something has come up and I won't be able to continue right now? IDK, I feel so torn!
ETA since people seem confused. This is a formal obedience class aimed at teaching us to compete in obedience trials. He's already been through basic obedience classes to teach him to be a well behaved dog and has his CGC.
Have you ever bought something from someone who turned out to be reckless scammers?
if you had to listen to one musician/band for the rest of your life, who would you listen to?
(and they're all you can listen to.)
dk/dc: what is your favorite Disney movie?
so i'm pretty much bored out of my mind, recommend me some gore/horror movies?
Will you show me your silliest icon?
I'm in the market for a new tinted moisturizer, especially since in summer I hate wearing my foundation. I'm looking for something fairly in-expensive, but still good. Any suggestions? I'd prefer to stay away from drugstore brands, unless it's something you really swear by.
If you don't care, have you ever considered making a youtube channel with videos of yourself? They seem to be fairly successful, but would you do it? If you did think about it, what stopped you?
What are some gross/unhealthy habits you have that you just can't kick?
I pick scabs open and try to get them to bleed again. IDEK, I've done it since I was like six.
everyone's always all, "ohh sttick it to the man, yeah, we stuck it to the man!!"
but seriously, who is "the man"?
Is there any music you used to really enjoy, but not irritates you?
For me its The Birthday Party.
Could you recommend some bands(or solo musicians) that sound like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' song "Red Right Hand"? Not like the entire band, just that song.
If you had to name your child after a Disney character, what would you name them?
Have you seen 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'?
What do you think about it?
1. NYC is having the hottest heat wave in over 20 years this week. My AC is on full blast but it's blowing warm air. My apartment right now is 90 degrees and it's like 97 outside. I talked to the superintendent about it...but he said that his landlord doesn't take care of ACs and that I'd have to get a new one, cause the one I have now is very old. Not sure what he meant by his landlord, but the thing is...no one will be home tomorrow except my dog. I've been giving her a few cool baths...but I won't be home at all tomorrow to do that. What other ways can I do for my dog that will keep her cool and relaxed?
2. Who was the last person to annoying the living shit out of you? Why were they annoying?
Other than go on the internet, what do you do when you're bored?
I take showers.
who's the most annoying on TQC?
American TQCers, do any of you remember a 60 Minutes episode from the late '90s about a man who deserted the army while fighting in Vietnam? I think he was on leave in New Zealand and just decided to stay there.
He never went back to the US (I don't remember if his family thought he was dead) and he had picked up the NZ accent, culture, everything, and was pretty out of the loop with American culture.
During 60 Minutes' profile of the man, he was was reunited with his son, who gave him a Dallas Cowboys sweatshirt. The man said, "Oh, this is the football team, I guess?"
Anyone remember the name of this guy? I am suddenly fascinated with learning more about him.
You order pizza for delivery, the place fucks it up and sends the wrong thing. You call them and they send a new one.
Do you tip the delivery person twice?
On one hand, it's not his fault the pizza was wrong, and now he's out on a second delivery.
On the other hand, it's not your fault he has to be there twice.
Brought to you by the fact that my BFF delivers pizza for a living and now thinks I'm heartless that I did not tip the kid twice.
Why in the end of Disney's Hercules could he not stay on Earth as a god? Why did he have to go back to being mortal to live on Earth with Megara and his adopted parents?
What'd you eat today?
I had a chocolate doughnut for breakfast.
A pulled pork sandwich for lunch.
Chicken parmigiana for dinner.
Do you have your pizza delivered?
Am I the only person who goes to pick that shit up?
You're at the beach. Someone walks up to the person on the blanket next to you, they flirt, start making out, wham bam, fella has a boner, girl has her hands on said boner.
Do you say anything to the strangers about to hump next to you?
Would you do this at the beach? Have you? What's your secret?
Can we use this post to bitch about mosquitoes and any other bugs?
This brought to you by the dozen mosquito bites on my right ass cheek and being high on Benadryl for two days.
Is there a popular song with your name in it?
How do you feel about it?
Do you think Brandy really is a fine girl?
What Disney movie should I watch next? Preferably animated but not Pixar.
I have a dumbass question because I'm that brilliant. I'm selling some textbooks on half.com and Amazon - will they email me when someone buys my stuff? I can't find the email address they would email me from anywhere, and I want to put it in my address book so the "someone wants to buy your shit" email doesn't get marked as spam.
will you post a picture of yourself with the best haircut you've ever had?
or your hair now, either one.
Why is Netflix taking so fucking long to load on my Xbox? I JUST WANT TO WATCH SOME DEGRASSI.
Do you like Degrassi?
EDIT: Degrassi *The Next Generation
AND IT WORKED FINALLY, GODDAMN.
What were some of your earlier usernames on the Internet? The more embarrassing, the better.
When I first starting using AOL for my isp, my login was crystal018.
What instruments can you play?
What instruments do you want to learn how to play?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PIZZA?
The other day I had mozzarella cheese, red onion, yellow capsicum, tomato, and spring onions on really thin flat square pita bread with a spicy pumpkin dip base.
There's a possibility that you may be seen on a television programme (just in the background in a party scene). Do you watch out of curiosity or or avoid the programme altogether?
What is something you are embarassed to admit you don't know? Do you have a stupid question that you want to know the answer to?
Will you ask it here so we can answer it for you?
What does it mean to "mentally sign off"?
What does this mean when personally applied to yourself?
What was the last unpleasant thing you smelled?
I think I should pursue going to therapy or some form of counseling. How do I find a therapist? Where do I go? How do I find one I like?
What is your house/apartment/dwelling place good for? (ie. parties, good view, location, etc)
I have a good house for parties.
Who do you wish you were?
Zooey Deschanel or Kim Novak.
In other news, where is Haj?
Are there any movies or books about eating disorders that take a unique view on them?
i.e. it doesn't follow the formula of already thin girl strives to be "perfect", develops eating disorder, parents try to knock sense into her, she doesn't listen, something catastrophic happens, she recovers (or dies)
What is something awesome you got for free?
I got some awesome drinking glasses from a free box outside an op shop the other day, and they were all dusty, but I cleaned them up and so pretty!
When you hear a loud bang outside, what do you generally assume it is? Car backfiring? Gun shot? Something else?
Will you tell me a story that has nothing to do with eating disorders or body image issues?
What's your favourite song from a Disney film?
Someone just tried to tell me that obesity is not unhealthy and that is a myth.
What are your thoughts?
is anyone else watching obessed on A&E right now?
anyone else think chads a faker?
Could a human baby survive on only gorilla titter milk?
Should I have a Havarti sandwich on this amazing cheese bread, or a bowl of equally delicious sprinkle party cake ice cream?
Do you like salty or sweet treats?
Kill me if this was posted recently, but don't you just love Avatar: the Last Airbender the show? Feel free to discuss.
(It goes without saying how much you hated the movie.)
Someone is trying to kidnap you. Your two options are: 1) go with the person and have god knows what happen to you. You may or may not survive. 2) Resist to the point where you will most likely not be kidnapped, but be shot and die.
So, 1 or 2?
*inspired by far too many crime shows
Where is the best place to meet women?
Do you think the area where you would meet someone = better or worse quality?
DC: WHAT IS YOUR PETS NAME?!
Do you do DIY stuff around the house? Do you consider yourself handy?
What's the most complex task you've done for yourself?
We have a fireplace I want to change the shape of - it's square down at the bottom and tapers in width and depth gradually to the ceiling - would this be a doable thing for someone with little experience to build out square all the way? As far as I can tell it's just plaster over framing. Any places you can point me to for advice? Any advice yourself?
Will you tell me about body image issues you have now or have had in the past?
What's on your amazon wishlist?
Have you ever been inside a police cruiser?
I go through spurts with listening to my ipod in my car, and right now I'm obsessed with it.
Will you please post your favorite song?
Your favorite "driving" playlist?
Your best "gym" playlist?
Any artists you'd recommend?
Unrelated: What's your favorite fact about Japan?
My friend's cousin got fired from his job because they found out he was gay. He works (worked?) in Pennsylvania.
Can you get fired for being gay in your state? If you're not in the U.S. can you get fired for being gay in your country?
ETA: Fact: in Pennsylvania that is totally legal. Wow.
ETA 2: Holy shit it's legal (to be fired for sexual orientation) in 28 other states too!
I'm living with three roommates next year...two of them are from the same area as me, and the other is from Chicago and takes an airplane to school. We're only bringing one car up to school, and I volunteered mine. Parking for the year is around $400. I will be doing most of the grocery shopping, and I will be taking the two girls from my area home (about 3 hours away) for vacations.
What is the etiquette in this situation? Is it ok for me to ask my roommates to pitch in for parking? If so, do I only ask the two that I'll be driving home a lot, or do I ask the one from Chicago too?
When have you been hypocritical in disliking someone for doing something ex: being late all the time, but you do it too on a regular basis?
ETA: What have you learned today?
People take Back to the Future far too seriously.