As I was driving home about half an hour ago in the dark, I suddenly saw a raccoon BOOKIN' IT towards my car. I was doing about 45 mph and it ran into the light of my headlights long enough for me to register what it was, and for my brain to go OH SHI-- before I was past it. I did feel kind of a bump but the streets around here are about as smooth as the "Before" closeup shots on Proactiv commercials and I would rate the bump at about what it feels like to drive over a manhole cover. So, not much.
Did I kill it? :(
(I've never run over any animals alive or dead before, so... no basis for comparison.)
EDIT: ALSO -- What the fuck is this new formatted bullshit Google Images is doing and is there a way for me to make it work the way it did before? THIS IS NOT EFFICIENT.
How many times does your alarm go off before you actually get up?
If more than 1 or 2, why not just set it for a later time?
what was that one website someone posted on tqc once asking for people to post the translation after 64 times or something?
what kind of phone do you have?
What is your favorite color?
What features are you most attracted to in members of your preferred sex(es)?
Have you ever bought something JUST BECAUSE you saw a commercial for it and wanted it? Without doing any other research or anything?
How did that work out for you?
I bought Blockbreaker for my DS based on the commercial and it's really fun...
What is your favorite type of bean, and how do you like them prepared?
Do you like cornbread?
I think I might eat some Ramen, but I don't want it plain. I have Oriental, chicken, and spicy chicken. I'd like to keep the broth in it.
What should I add to it?
What do you add to yours?
What food/beverage establishment do you wish had a delivery service?
What is your favorite coffee drink? If you're too cool for anything fancy, how do you take your coffee?
What brand of toilet paper do you use, and do you get 1-ply or 2-ply?
What's the worst possible non-lethal yet devastating thing that could happen to you right now?
what time is an acceptable time to start cooking breakfast?
eta: what time is an acceptable time to start cooking breakfast when there are four other people sleeping in the house?
What are the warning signs that a relationship (with a significant other) is failing?
If you were to write a poem or song about your pet, what would be an appropriate title?
For my cat: "Your Litter Box is Like Ground Zero."
I think I'm getting a sty. I also feel like this is the sort of thing that I have to let run it's course, that going to a doctor won't help.
Have you had a sty? What did you/your doctor do to make it go away faster?
A Pop-Tart store is opening near my office. Other than various kinds of Pop Tarts, what do you think they must sell/have there?
They apparently have Pop Tart sushi. Would you be interested in that? What do you envision Pop Tart sushi being?
Would you check out the Pop Tart store?
I'm giving my notice at work today.
Today is the office manager's first day back from vacation.
Do I tell her as soon as I walk in or wait?
What's stressing you out?
How do I explain to my 15 year old sister, who just set her facebook status to being in a relationship with a guy (her first 'boyfriend') that still has pics up of him kissing some other chick, that this is
trashy (Maybe a more inappropriate, disrespectful deal) as hell? (and dammit i taught her better than that!!!)
dk-dc: Whats the best thing to do to hide a dead body?
So after all the bitching and moaning and complaining about not having a job that I did, the day has finally come where I am to start my new one. Of course, I'm panicking and didn't sleep, go figure.
How was your first day on any job? Were you taught everything or just let loose to roam free? What was your first impression? If you're a supervisor (like I am to be), how is that working out for you? I'm most nervous about how I'll interact with the other employees.
Tell me anything about first days or your job in general so I can read them after I come home from mine and then contribute to my own post.
For those living in hostels or dormatories(college or uni),
1. Do you share your bathroom? With other dorm mates or roomates?
2. How do you keep your stuff to yourself and not have it used by others without permission?
3. What do you do to get along with your mates?
How do I hang curtains in a non-tacky way in my window that doesn't have anything to support them? It's just blinds right now, and that's really not enough at night.
eta: I'm allowed to hang pictures with picture hooks, but I don't know what else I'm allowed to do in my apartment as far as drilling holes. :(
1) Don't you hate when your mouse is too sensitive? (interpret this as you will)
2) Which is better, rollercoasters during the day, or at night?
3) What is the longest you've ever waited for a coaster
4) I've recently been charged with taking care of my roommates' dog for a week while they are in France. I know very little about taking care of dogs, but they outlines what I should do, and pills I have to give him. However, when I take him out in the morning for a walk, we refuses to poop for the longest time, but he has to so I can leave him inside while I'm at work. Are there any...tricks...to making a dog poop? This sounds really weird wow. >.>
5) Do you have an iPod Touch/iPhone? Have you jailbroken it? What is your favorite "jailbreak" app?
Sega Genesis emulator, now I can play Sonic all the time! And not pay 10 bucks to do so!
6) What is the first song that pops in your head that has the word "turn" somewhere in it? (For fun, try not to repeat others answers!)
Total Eclipse of the Heart - "Turn around, bright eyes"
TQC ORGY-HAREM-RAVE. MY PLACE (in Boston). WHO'S IN?
Does anyone have any good moving tips? Things to make the process as simple and painless as possible :)
How long does it take you to feel "at home" when you move to a new place? Any suggestions as to how to feel comfortable faster?
I feel kind of sad/nostalgic at the idea of leaving my current apartment, even though I know its not right for us anymore. Is it silly to feel this way over what I know logically is just a set of rooms? I definitely WANT to move, but all the same, I feel kind of down about it.
Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket in the mail because you were caught on a traffic camera doing something wrong?
If so, what did you do wrong and how much was the fine?
DK/DC? Have you seen the movie Inception? What did you think?
Who are you most likely to turn to for support?
What happens when you cant go to that person?
Do you collect things? What do you collect?
My family and my immediate family (10 people total) are throwing around the idea of moving across the country from Niagara Falls ON to Victoria BC. Nothing is set in stone yet as two of us have really cold feet and the rest can't go if they don't, lol. But we're wondering, is it easier to sell everything, fly over and re-purchase everything...OR keep most of the furniture and have it shipped by truck then fly...or sell everything and drive over?
What about jobs and a place to stay...do you start looking immediately from home or save up enough to last in a hotel for a month and hope you find a place and a job?
Has anyone done this?
Is anyone here from the St. Louis area? Can you tell me what the nicest country clubs in the area are?
If this doesn't apply, what are you doing right now?
First, yea, this is a controversial subject, however I'm not posting this to start drama or whatever. I just really want to know.
How do you feel about circumcising infants (boys)?
Are you male or female?
If you're a guy, and willing to discuss it, are you circumcised, or no? Are you ok with the state of your penis, or do you wish it was the other way? (LOL! I don't know how else to word that last bit)
What are your favourite places to buy corset tops & dresses? Bonus points for stores I can visit in person in Canada.
have you ever completed a crossword puzzle without any aid at all?
how long did it take you?
do you still own crocs?
I have a 500GB external HD that I use to automatically back up my computer. I've just spent the morning cleaning up my C: drive deleting a bunch of files I don't need anymore, When my Computer backs itself up will those files be removed from the backup?
What on your computer would you least like to lose?
What program, excluding your browser, do you use most on your computer?
Is there a nice way to tell someone that you hate them and never want to talk to them again?
Basically, I want to cut someone out of my life because I feel she stabbed me in the back. I have a valid reason to stop being friends with her, but I guess I have her the impression that I forgave her because she's acting like everything is fine. She already pisses me off for various reasons, but now I have an excuse, and I'm too chicken shit to do it. I've been being pretty passive aggressive about it so far.
Anyone wanna share their experience(s)?
what usernames on tqc do you get confused?
whose/which icons do you get confused?
if none currently, did you used to be confused by any?
Have you ever done mission work? Where'd you go and what did you do? How much of your time was "I've got the real deal on God and you should worship my way too" and how much was "Would you like some help digging that well?"
Because I am currently eating them as my snack:
Have you heard of saskatoon berries?
Have you eaten them?
Where are you from?
I have heard of and have eaten saskatoon berries, and I'm from Alberta, Canada.
Do you know of any legit online jobs? Not like the survey thing, but a job where you get a real paycheck. I have a job but need some extra cash.
If you have a cat, what and how often do you feed it?
What do you think of the mosque being built at ground zero?
Do you think it's insulting to the victims of 9/11? Why or why not?
inspired by someone talking about it on the radio, just curious what you guys think.
I've got to put together a portfolio of 20 or so photographs of work I've done, and I wanted to invest in a kind of professional-looking album-y look-book kind of thing. Where do you think I could get this done for a not-outrageous price?
ETA: I'm trying to say I'd like it made for me, sized and printed professionally instead of putting it together by myself.
When it comes to sexytimes, are you generally completely nude?
I'm going into my senior year of undergraduate studies in New Jersey, and I am starting the process of determining which law schools to apply for. In the US, it is ridiculously expensive to go to law school (around $35,000) without including rent/food/other living costs. For fun, I looked into schools in Europe, and it seems a lot more economically feasible to me. Has anyone ever went overseas for graduate studies, preferably law school?
Also, I know quite a few people on here live in Europe, so any information would be nice! I'm particularly looking into environmental law, as that is my current concentration towards my political science degree. What are some good schools in preferably English speaking/predominantly English speaking countries? Can you finance an international education with a loan taken out in the US? Also, what is the cost of living? I know the universities I researched have on and off campus housing accomodations, but I will be traveling with my SO. I wasn't sure if he would be allowed to stay in whatever accomodation I could receive from the university, so how expensive would it be to rent a studio or a 1 bedroom?
I'm sorry for all the questions! I'm completely lost as to how to begin looking into this, and some personal experience would be really helpful!
ETA: I would stay in Europe, not come back to the states!
I need to find a better paying full-time job or, another part-time but so far i'm not having much luck. Are there any websites i may have over looked? I already checked yahoo jobs, monster.com, and the ads in the paper.
Where do you work?
so my sister and i accidentally discovered that my mom is having a secret love affair. i don't really give a fuck so i'm just trying to pretend i didn't see anything. my sister thinks she's going to leave us to run away with this guy and sent me a copy of the chat conversations that lead her to believe this but i haven't read them. my sister can be very melodramatic and likes to create drama out of nothing and i know my mom wouldn't do something like that but love makes people do crazy things.
should i read them?
I feel like a total heel. I was supposed to babysit my bff's kids today but my alarm didn't go off (because apparently I don't know the difference between 12am and 12pm). She doesn't have a phone so she couldn't call me, but she tried to IM me and said she took her girls to her sisters.
What have you done recently that made you feel like a jerk?
How would you apologize for this idiot mistake? I was thinking flowers or a movie or something.
Coffee drinkers of TQC, how often do you drink coffee? How do you take it? What does your ideal cup of coffee taste like? What kind of coffee do you order when you go to a coffee shop (and is there a particular coffee shop you frequent/refuse to frequent)? Do you keep a specific brand stocked at your place of residence?
I am not a regular coffee drinker (though when it's available I'll have one or two cups a day, but often I forget and don't have any for weeks). I like it with a shot of cream and a packet of Sweet & Low or Splenda. I like my coffee mildly sweet, mellow, and NOT bitter. If it's very strong, it gives me a stomach-ache. And when I go to Starbucks (my usual coffee place), I like to get a good cinnamon dolce latte. Mmm, so good. My mother used to have Folgers all the time but she switched to this brand called Master Chef they carry at Walmart, which is cheaper but tastes amazing. Much as I love Starbucks, their blends are often too strong and darkly roasted, so I only buy ~fancy drinks from them.
Inspired by this truly marvelous cup of coffee I'm drinking right now.
I have had the worst three days I've had in the longest time, can you tell me something AWESOME that has happened to you recently so I can feel better, even if for you?
How do I explain to my BF that I can't come see him for a few weeks b/c of car issues w/out making him feel horrid for not being able to come see me?
What is your opinion of the DMV?
What words do you hate?
I have to be at work for another hour and forty minutes and literally have nothing to do.
What do you do at work when nothing is going on?
entertain me with a story about your day
Inspired by the sunburn post.
I got a terrible sunburn about a month ago. To the point where my skin was bleeding. Now my skin looks really weird and there is a really, really pale space where the sunburn was worst. Is there anything I can do? It feels like how my tattoo did, like the skin is all weird. But I dunno what to do about that, or even what I had as a problem. Any ideas?
Do you like to use peoples initials as nicknames?
For those who play Munchkin:
When you pick up a monster, and it says something like +6 against elves, is it a plus six to you or plus six to the monster? The rules don't say.
What is your ideal climate like?
What's a word you often hear used in a way that suggests the person using it doesn't actually know what it means?
I think "pretentious" and "ignorant" get thrown around way too often.
Do you know anything about the University of North Carolina-Charlotte? I'm thinking about going there.
My bank is right by a Budweiser brewery. We've noticed that, for some time now, the area smells like eggs.
Why does it smell like that?
Non srs(but if you really know tell me!!)
Do your friends know about your lj?
Do they know about TQC? How/what do you tell them about TQC? (I always have to tell them wtf lj is first...it's so annoying.)
DGAF: What do you have to buy but can't cause of money issues?
What are you favorite non-verbs to use as verbs?
I'm quite fond of food and math.
(e.g "I'm hungry, where do you want to food?" "Hold on, let me math this out.")
How much money did you spend on your last computer?
my Husband and I are considering getting rid of our cable and since I have a slight(ahem) television addiction I am worried. Since I want to (MUST) watch stuff, I was thinking that spending money once on a newer computer for me that's good enough to also watch t.v. shows on is worth it, since we wont have the cable bill. My Husband already has a good computer but he uses his for online gaming. I don't want a laptop thought, I don;t think, although I cant pinpoint why. They seem expensive and flimsy to klutzy me.
What do you think, TQC, is this a decent idea? :) Thanks.
What are some good treatments for sunburn, besides aloe?
I just went out to take a coffee break, and found a medicinal pot cookie, still in its labeled plastic baggie, sitting on the table at the cafe. What should I do with it?
I have a huge bruise on the inside of my leg. Where did I get it from?
Hey TQC, sorry to be dumping my personal issues on you guys today x_x
How do you stay strong after a break up?
Can you ever be friends with an ex?
I just received an unexpected phone call from my ex (we broke up two months ago), and he wants to be friends. But it's not a good idea right now. I freakin' hate that his voice just brings me to tears. I thought I was doing so well. How do I resist the urge to be friends again when I KNOW it's not a good idea?
eta: did it take you a while to get over them? i'm worried it'll affect me forever :(
does being friends with them now interfere with other relationships?
dk/dc: yes i'm a dork, show me your favorite pokemon.
Is facebook down?
i cant connect....
what are you hoping for breakfast tomorrow?
Do you drink hot tea?
What do you put in it?
What's your favorite type?
Where are you from?
What are you self conscious about?
What's your favorite recipe?
dkdc - What is the last thing you ate today?
Some friends and I are going to the Guadalupe River this weekend to float the river and camp. Aside from obvious things (tents, sunscreen, bug spray, etc), what should we bring?
When's the last time you went camping? Where did you go?
Me and the boy are going to be in Michigan City, IN wednesday and thursday. Rain is called for one Wednesday so the beach is our first plan, but we need ideas if it rains.
What are some things to do besides the mall? Any good bars or anything as far as nightlife?
Did you know I can't whistle?
Did you know you can rot in the fiery pits of hell?
Is Mad Men any good?
I have heard it's boring from one person I know, BUT I love vintage outfits.
DK/DC: Would you suggest me some other shows? What show(s) do you absolutely love?
FYI:I already watch (or have finished): True Blood, Six Feet Under Bones, Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Tudors, Dexter and most of Joss Whedon's shows.
What would be the worst way for you to die?
eta: Creative answers that will probably never happen are encouraged.
Did you know that Miles Davis played the trumpet? Not the Saxophone, the trumpet.
did you know??? DID YOU????
Did I know (___)? NO GTFO.
Are there any 'mature' students here? I'm going back to uni after 4 years out of study and I'm scared. How did you manage your finances etc, especially if you worked full time before you went back to school?
DK/DC: What was your major at college/uni?
Do you prefer TV shows that are chronological, and you need to watch them in order to understand them (i.e. Lost), or do you prefer shows where you can start watching anywhere in the series and you do not need much or any back story (i.e. Gilligan's Island)?
What, if any, ridiculous drama going on in your life right now?
Have you complimented someone today?
If not, do it in this post. It's good karma dontcha know.
For various reasons, I need to be around happy people. Even though there are some things I want, I am content and grateful with my life.
What do you guys do to bring happiness into your lives?
My fiance is being a dick and I want to scream at him.
Who were you last mad at?
I have a telephone interview to teach in Memphis (middle school social studies & science) in a few hours, what type of questions do you think they might ask me? What would you ask me?
TQC, would it be in bad form to make an _updates post if there is no actual original post?
What's on your mind? Is something bugging you or just nagging at you right now? Or is it some happy thoughts?
How many ice cubes have to be gone before you refill the ice tray?
Did you know that I just had rice for dinner?
Did you know that The Killers are my favorite band?
Did you know that my dog is allergic to cats?
did you ever know that you're my hero?
Did you know I'm strongly encouraged to drink on the job?
what have I ever done to you?
My friend is going to teach English in China for a year. What should I get her as a going away present?
I'd like to get her something that she can take with her, so obviously it can't be too big since she doesn't have that much room in her bags for extra stuff.
i'm watching degrassi (i don't have a good explanation for this tbh, canadians don't watch degrassi) and the teacher is like "U GUYS HAVE TO TAKE SATS AND WRITE ESSAYS AND APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID"
...is this show still set in toronto?
is anyone still watching it?
this is literally the worst show on tv
did you know that global warming is mostly caused by animals pooping and farting?
did you know i got here late and am probably late to the 'did you know' thing?
I'm moving to Houston..how in the world can I make friends?
What are you craving right now?
Do you know anyone who's had radiation poisoning? I found out today I probably have it and I don't quite know what that entails.
How easily do you pick up other peoples words, expressions (facial and words), or 'quirks'?
I saw this lolcat thingy with a shark jumping out of the water with a dude reaching out to it, the caption said "LOVE MEEE- NO GTFO" and now I can't stop saying "NO GTFO" because in my head, it sounds funny like it was in the picture. Also, I'm extremely easily impressionable by people's traits..
Will you tell me your most vivid, favorite memory?
High fives or hugs?
What is behavior or clothes styles etc you could deam 'trashy'?
dk/dc- NO GTFO.
I graduate in six months and everyone keeps asking me what college I want to go to! The problem is, I have no idea. I'm majoring in journalism, probably minoring in graphic design. I want to live in a city or very close. somewhere cool and eclectic.
TQC, where should I go to college?
how do you like your coffee.
or your tea
Decaf? cream? sugar?
i like my coffe with sugar and flavored creamer and marshmallows
i like my tea with honey and sugar :)
my favorite is black tea
What's your favorite book?
Why am I always late to the party?
Is anyone watching Rizzoli and Isles? I mean as a show, not RIGHT THIS SECOND. I am in love with it, and the titular ambiguously gay duo.
Will you tell me about the last thing you redecorated? Pictures are awesome.
What is your ethnicity and what is/are your favorite food in your culture(s)?
Does anyone owe you money? If so, who and how much?
DGAF: What can you smell right now?
Do you have a Steam account for PC?
Have you downloaded Alien Swarm yet?
Do you want to play with me? :C
What is best in life?
do you consider yourself to be smarter than the average person?
What was the last thing that offended you?
I told my roommate about my decision to start following a vegan diet and her first response was "now you'll lose the baby weight!". Woah, bitch, that's not even close to the point and I weigh less now than before I got pregnant, but thanks for the support. >:[
Sorry for the extra post.
So my fiance got in a huge with me and called his parents. His mom came inside and yelled at me and took him.
He promised he'd come back tonight but I'm sitting here having a panic attack and I don't know what to do. He wont answer my call.
Do you have any advise for me? I'm freaking out and lonely.
Have you seen this MTV show 'If You Really Knew Me'?
What did you think?
Holy crap, they just Breakfast Clubbed the ending.
There is this young guy whose mom threw him out. He's living in a really shitty apartment where everyone takes his stuff and he has nowhere to go. My dad let him work for him for a few days.
My dad saw him on his way home today and now this guy is taking a shower in my house.
How far would you go to be nice to someone?
Is letting strange man in the house too nice?
What is your dream job? What is stopping you from having it?
Will you please show me the creepiest video you know of?
I'm a failure in the kitchen, but I want to get better. At the moment, I can barely scramble eggs. I'm also a struggling student, so I can't make recipes with fancy ingredients/specialty cookware.
Do you have any cookbook/food blog recommendations to help me out?
What's the stupidest, strangest or weirdest thing you've ever done? Why did you do it?
DK/DC: Would you rather live with humidity your whole life or below zero temps?
Finish this sentence for me TQC?
"I'm going to the 7/11, I'm gonna get a Diet Coke and [_______]."
(i.e. what do I want to eat from the sev tonight? Must be good movie munchie food)
ETA I bought Sun Chips (HOLY FUCK LOUD BAG IS LOUD) and Glossettes, just to be contrary
Pls continue posting things that you usually buy at your local convenience store
do you want to know how my mother died?
What kind of car insurance, if any, do you have?
What was the last thing you ate?
How long does it take you to go through a tube of toothpaste?
A bottle of shampoo/conditioner?
A thing of facewash?
A roll of toilet paper?!
Would you give me some ideas for some new living room furniture?
(Non-srs also welcome)
Are there any posts that have been made recently (or awhile back) in which you never found out what went down and are still wondering about?
Have any burning questions for TQC members that you need answered?
Let's do thisssss.
I have an interview tomorrow with a college book store! FUCK YEAH!
I just took off my super sparkly blue nail polish to put on my shiny navy blue nail polish, should I not wear blue nail polish to an interview? Or do you think it doesn't matter?
If not, what color?
Also its about 100 million degrees around here, if I wore a knee length dress (not low cut) and a short sleeve cardigan, would peep toe flats be okay?Or should I go with closed toe flats?
I am so pumped for this interview, please tell me your interviewing tips!!
Big H, little h, what begins with H?
Did you get my text?
Do you have any unusual interests/fascinations?
I've found myself morbidly fascinated with childbirth and pregnancy, though I am a long long way off that sort of thing. I know it's not hugely unusual but the depth and lack of desire to be in that state makes it more so.
While on the topic, is there anything you'd like to tell me about pregnancy/childbirth that I don't already know? (Given that i've just said i'm fascinated with it, I already know it hurts!)
What would be some delicious things to dip in a caramel fountain?
Will you draw some representation of your LJ name in MS Paint and post it here THAT WE ALL MIGHT GAZE UPON ITS GLORY????
What are some weird words and/or phrases you had for things when you were younger?
For me water was oyo.
For my brother he couldn't say me or my sister's names for a very long time and called us both Whaddie.
what's something weird/funny/etc YOU did as a child?
if someone doesn't respond to your text or call, do you forget about it, or not call back until they make the first move? what about if it happens often?
I took a dose of NyQuil (pills if it makes a difference) about an hour ago, but it's not working. I have chronic sinus issues, and tonight's been a particularly bad flare-up, so I figured the antihistamine and pain reliever in it would make me feel better and knock me out so I can pick up some antibiotics and other meds tomorrow. But really, I don't feel a god damn thing from the NyQuil. Would it be safe to take another dose?
dk/dc: when was the last time you were ill, and what was wrong with you?
What smell do you find attractive on guys/girls?