You're going to buy an audiobook. There are two versions: unabridged by a narrator you don't particularly love (but you don't really dislike either), and abridged by a narrator you adore. Which would you choose?
Do you like audiobooks in general?
Have you ever bought an audiobook because you don't really feel like going out to buy the real thing?
Would you have Fruity Pebbles at 12:20am, even if you just had some popcorn about an hour ago?
What's the last thing you watched on TV?
What's something really weird/unexplained/amusing your parent(s) did while you were a child?
I'm going to a party tomorrow with some friends and they are planning on getting drunk. I've never drunk alcohol before tonight. I had half a beer and a shot of cherry vodka. I don't want to end up horribly wasted tomorrow, so tonight I'm doing internet research. Any advice you want to give me?
ETA: Also, is it supposed to taste good or is it just supposed to get you drunk? That cherry vodka tasted like cough medicine.
ETA: Also, what would you recommend me try?
What is your favorite eye color/hair color combination?
My boyfriend said he heard a country song about beer, the guy sounded something like Johnny Cash (he thinks) but it's not a Johnny Cash song. Any ideas?
*eta* thelovewefound sent me a message with the answer! It's Pretty Good At Drinking Beer and it sounds nothing like JC.
This may or may not be it, but there's a new guy who sounds like the old country artists, with the super deep voice. Does anyone know who that is?
How many pieces of gum would you say you go through weekly?
Sugar-free or with sugar?
What brand is your favorite?
What are you listening to?
I have a whole day free tomorrow and I run a blog about one different experience everyday (in detail). What should I do?
do you think the state of the US could be saved with enough law changes and reforms, or will things just continue to get worse until there is a revolution? i am talking on the scale of the french revolution, probably bigger than that with the technology we have.
1. How do you keep yourself awake after an all nighter?
2. How do you keep yourself ablaze after using a lighter?
3. I made pasta (with alfredo sauce) about 8 hours ago, leftovers are still in a pot. Should I eat it? (it's 3:30 AM here if that matters)
What do you wish you knew five years ago?
What are you most proud of?
Is it hard for you to be faithful to your significant other? (If you're in a monogamous relationship, you know.)
How do you stop regular food cravings (that have continued for months) when "increased appetite" is a side effect of prescription medication you are on? I mean, every hour or even half hour I want/need to eat, or I'm in physical pain.
I've tried eating celery sticks/carrots/onions/bell peppers, like my doctor suggested, but the cravings have not gone away. Only calories work, and I'm back to hating my body. :(
what is on your to do list for after a break up?
If someone were to say, "You need to be fatter"...that would imply that you are already fat, yes?
*It was directed at me and I'm at least thirty pounds overweight-so this isn't a "you're too thin, get healthy" thing
Should I stop for coffee before work or go without?
Do you bring coffee to work? (do you stop somewhere or bring it from home?)
Did you know that I have an uncle that looks like Randy Jones from 'Village People'?
is there a way to set it so that my status updates are hidden from my family by default without blocking them from seeing my wall entirely?
without changing it every time i post of course
I'm leaving for my vacation tomorrow , so here is my obligatory "what am I going to forget to pack" question.
So.....What am I forgetting to pack?
Sorry this is a bit long.
I'll be a part-time nanny come September, the kids I'll be looking after I already know as I already babysit them.I've usually have only babysat these kids in the evening and once during the day. My primary duties will to take the oldest to kindergarten in the morning and pick her up around lunch, so I'll have the youngest all day and the oldest only for the afternoon until their dad gets home.
I'm more used to planning things for kids 6-9 and when I babysit the two I'll be a nanny for they're usually getting ready for bed so I usually don't have to worry about entertaining them.
Ages Almost 2 and 5
What type of things can I do with these kids to keep them entertained?
Should I put together an arts and craft kit?
Any advise in general on how to deal and what may or may not work?
1) If you were to meet the ruler of whatever country you are in today, why would he hate you within 5 minutes of meeting you? (stories encouraged)
My rancid garlic-bread-for-breakfast breath would assault his and his family's nostrils causing one of his daughters to run away clutching her stomach (I should go brush my teeth)
2) Who wants to go see Scott Pilgrim with me this Friday? None of my friends want to/can go with me :-(
3) What is the thing closest to you that you can fit totally in your hand (such that it can't be seen)?
A small wind-up flippy toy dog
4) What is your favorite Journey song besides "Don't Stop Believin'" if you know any other songs by them?
Why is my dog chewing around his tail so much? What can I do to help him?
We have him on flea preventative so that's not the issue. I've been putting some olive oil on his food because that's helped with itching in the past but it isn't helping now. The poor guy has patches of fur missing. =(
He needs to go to the vet for his annual visit anyway, but I wanted to know what this may be and what I can do for him in the meantime.
ETA: I just called the vet and his appointment isn't until Aug 27th! =(
Are there particular types of movies that you like so much you will watch pretty much any film with that theme no matter how terrible it might be?
I'm a big fan of crime/mafia movies, as well as "teenagers find a body" and "outsiders get fucked up by inbred locals" films myself.
what are some good questions to ask when you go to a job interview?
dk/dc what is your favorite breakfast food?
If you could have a swimming pool full of any substance, what would it be?
What do you typically have for breakfast?
Peanut butter&banana slices on wheat toast with a couple cups of coffee
If you live with roommates, do you initiate sexy times in the living room (late at night) or just wait until you go to bed?
I often find my roommate&her SO's clothes all over the living room in the morning and it always kind of weirds me out because even though I went to bed I can still get up and go to the bathroom or let my cat out or something. Idk I don't get why you wouldn't just go to the bedroom to take your clothes off if you're gonna end up there anyway. (Or if they're actually having sex and not just getting it going in the shared living space regularly that is just weird&unnecessary y/y?)
What do you think is the prettiest eye color?
What is the coolest name for a person you have ever heard?
Calling all Borders employees, former and current! Are they a company that is open to hiring people with body modifications? I read on a forum that they were, but I didn't know how much truth there was to it. I'm currently a SAHM, but I'm looking to get a part-time job, preferably one that does not discriminate against people with body mods. I have visible tattoos on my forearm, hand, and leg, as well as nostril and tongue piercings.
Don't know/don't care - what's the weather like where you are? Where are you? Do you like it or hate it?
The apartment I just moved into uses heated tiles as its only source of heat in the winter. These tiles are white and always look dirty. If I were to get a rug for my room to make it look more clean, would it be a fire hazard?
I just got woken up from a very disconcerting dream involving one of my bicuspid teeth falling out. What's the last dream you remember having? Don't you hate it when you get stirred out of REM sleep and you feel groggy and disoriented?
What's something you do/think that's not a stereotype for someone of your gender to do/think?
eg: girls that play video games or are bad cooks, boys who hate cars and beer or sometimes cry
How would you start a letter asking for your old job back?
I did not get fired, I left.
I had a good relationship with my boss.
I was worthwhile employee. I was promoted and I had more then proven myself while I was working for him. (I was one of the best sales people and was great with customers and was promoted because of this)
Can we play that game in which someone posts a sentence or two that describes a song is about and TQC guesses which song it is?
I'll start. This person masturbates whenever she thinks about her lover. A couple of people go it. Continue on!
Where is my kitten hiding?
Do you think her frequent sneezing is something serious or just an allergy? D:
What have you done today that made you feel accomplished and good about yourself?
If you have graduated college, how many years did it take?
Would you rather be deaf, or have a severe stutter?
What's your favorite household chore?
I get a lot of satisfaction out of vacuuming :)
So there's an opening for a biologist position at the aquarium where I currently volunteer. I bust my fucking ass at my volunteer job because I love it so god damn much, so I want this job more than anything.
I submitted my application for the job about a week ago, and since then, about four biologists who I work with have popped their heads into the hiring manager's office to say, "Ms. Octopus Lady is awesome! You should hire her!" Possibly five, maybe even six. Not really sure. I also stopped by her office the day after sending in my application to let her know that I submitted it and I was very interested in the position, so she knows who I am.
Everyone keeps telling me I should stop by the hiring manager's office myself, I guess to...show interest, but I don't know what to say, exactly. Should I say something like, "Hey, Ms. Hiring Manager! Just wondering how the process is going for the biologist position! I'm still really interested!" Or something like that?
If that sounds bad, what should I say instead?
Guuuhhhh...I'm so nervous about this job. I want it so bad! Help me, TQC!
tonight is my going away party and you are invited! what are you bringing? hookers and blow are covered but srs and nonsrs are encouraged!
if i want to use whipped cream frosting (i have one of those canisters like the peeps at sbux use to top your frap frap frappuccinos, etc), what do i add to make it less mushy/watery? should i just whip by hand?
we're gonna watch some Harry Potter, are you cool with that? what else do you wanna watch?
-i'm bringing chocolate cupcakes with whipped cream topping and fresh sliced strawberries. i'm also bringing the blow in said hookers and blow combination.
-idk. thats why i'm asking you.
my dad's watching Judge Joe Brown and this woman is suing another woman because her braids fell out.
TQC, when was the last time you watched TV and saw something ridiculous?
dk/dc: how's 2010 for everyone?
I'm currently a senior and Nursing major, and soon I'll be done with my first semester in upper division. For the last few months I've been seriously considering changing my major. I'm hesitant because it took so long to get into this program, but I've been incredibly depressed and stressed out. I enjoyed the pre-requisites, but upper division is an entirely different story and I'm realizing that a career as a nurse may not be a good fit for me. The worst part about leaving would probably be telling my friends and teachers.
I've been thinking about switching to Art Education or Elementary Education (I love kids-I was going to work in pediatrics). What I want the most is to enjoy going to work everyday, and I don't look forward to going to lab or clinicals at all. I have an appointment in a few hours with the Education College at my university; I'm really excited!
What do you think I should do??? If you have switched majors, why did you and to what? Are you happy that you switched or do you regret it?
what kind of worker are you?
will you post pictures of any injuries you have had of the years?
Tonight my roommate wants to have a movie night. I'm a bit bored with all the B horror movies she always wants to watch but I have no suggestions myself.
Will you recommend a good (not B horror) movie that's streaming on Netflix for us to watch tonight? Comedy, action, thriller, foreign, anything is good. We like most genres of film.
A person is crying on the train you're on. Do you try to comfort them in some way or ignore them? Why?
My roommate found a cat, we absolutely cannot keep it here, it needs to be gone today. She wants to take it to a shelter, even though they will kill it. Is there anything else we can do? What would you do?
ETA: I contacted a no-kill shelter haven't heard back. I also asked our boss, who volunteers at no-kill shelters all the time, and she says it'll take a few days before she can find somewhere to take him. We are moving in a few days and REALLY can't keep him so idk :( If you know of anywhere in Cedar Rapids, IA or even Iowa City, let me know!
I'm going to a funeral tomorrow. I've never been to one before. It's for my friend's father. Aside from a sympathy card, should I bring anything else? Like flowers or something? I don't know whether that would be something she'd appreciate or find a hassle.
If your ears are pierced, were they done with a needle or a gun? If you had both, did you see/feel any difference in how they healed?
Can waffle and pancake dry mix in a box go bad? It's probably been about 8 months since I opened them. They weren't in a ziploc, just the tops of the bags were rolled down. And I checked, they don't have any bugs or anything in them.
Any reason I shouldn't use them?
What are you eating/did you eat for dinner?
When you decide it's finally time to end your relationship with a partner, how do you go about it?
As in, do you wait to tell them in person or over the phone, text?
I'm potentially joining a rugby team - tonight's their first fall practice. I haven't participated in a team sport since high school (15 years!).
What training advice do you have for hot weather?
Are you involved in any sports?
What is the difference between jelly, jam and preserves?
I would like to drink a little this weekend with my friends, but I've had bad experiences with alcohol in the past. Even just one drink keeps me in the bathroom for hours the next day with stomach cramps. I have no idea why, but my boyfriend thinks I might be drinking drinks with too much sugar. Does that seem likely?
Anyway, if that is the case, will you recommend me some tasty drinks that aren't sugar based and have zero to little sugar in them? It can be a mixed one you have to make yourself, or bottled. Just no beer!
How do you put yourself out there? (Like get more people to read your blog, your reviews on Yelp or listen to your music for example)
What sorts of things do you typically buy at a garage sale?
How much do you expect things like books or baby goods to cost at a garage sale?
Anyone ever live/visited or know anything about cocoa, florida? Not cocoa beach, florida but cocoa, florida.
I'm taking a train down there from nyc to visit my father for the first time and just in case things are awkward, i want to know if there's public transportation or beaches nearby-- any distraction, really. In case this is relevant, I am 23 year old but my ID is expired as I literally just lost my legit one. Any information anyone has would be a serious life saver. I keep googling but I feel like real experiences are always the best way to go.
what's your favorite song/movie/poem/etc. at this very current moment? bonus points for links/embeds/etc.
Ok, I have an old copy of The Sims 2 for PC. I haven't been able to play it because the video card on my comp is shot. Last year, I installed it on my grandma's computer. I remember having trouble copying some files, but eventually I was able to install it. (Problem is I don't remember HOW.)
Well, right now I'm trying to install it on my fiance's PC and it's popping up and saying it's having trouble copying a file. It's stalling at 9%. It sits there for like 15 minutes and then tells me it's having troubles. The pop up window gives a choice of clicking retry to try and copy them again or to cancel the installation.
I've already tried both.
I would give up, but I know I was able to do it last year . . .somehow.
Does anyone have any ideas that could get this installation process rolling???
Any help would be mucho appreciated.
p.s. buying a new game is just not an option right now.
What are some of your favourite/most memorable books from childhood? By that I mean, anything from birth- maybe age 18, if you're older than 18. :p Rather than 'childhood' as in picture books. What made them great?
How about books that are totally ridiculous now? (not the babysitter's club, we all know how ridiculous they are in retrospect!)
What songs do you find you and others cannot resist singing along to?
I had a particularly obscure dream last night and after telling my mother about it she told me I should turn it into to a sci-fi novel. Now, I do not read sci-fi or fantasy (which is another genre it would fit), so I'm not even sure where to start. My dream was very detailed and made me go, "Seriously wtf...that's pretty cool", but it had no ending so I'd have to make that up.
Should I write it?
Have any of you ever used youmail for your voicemail? Do they charge fees? Is it legit?
So I recently told my boyfriend about the autoimmune disorder it seems I have (an underactive thyroid), which is something I'm pretty upset/anxious about right now, especially as I always wanted to have kids. We had a fight last night, as that was on my mind and he was upset over something else-my character getting too friendly will another character that wasn't rped by him, and I couldn't take him seriously.
Today, I said I was sorry about the fight, and tried to explain the situation, and all he had to say was, "That's good to know, and I accept your apology."
So Question Club, am I overreacting, or am I justified in wanting to smack him?
Whose eyes do you wish you could see yourself through?
What are you looking forward to?
it's time to make dinner. What should I make for dinner?
Should I grill? The heat index is 99F so I'm disinclined to do that
If so I can do sausages, hamburgers, chicken breast, or steak
Should I make something in the crock pot?
I could do a olives and chicken and tomato thing.
Should I make something in the oven never mind. The oven is a bad plan.
Or I could throw together a pasta salad. With, like whatever veggies I have in the fridge right now.
Or something else? Something that is filling and low effort that you suggest yourself?
I'm taking a course in Spanish in college next semester. I haven't had a course in Spanish in 6 years, and am a little bit shaky on my vocabulary. Are there any websites that have articles in both English and Spanish, so I can read them side by side? Can you recommend any other ways to get myself back used to reading and writing in Spanish again?
Who's your favorite talk radio personality?
Kind of a rather specific question but I'll try:
Where in the Portland-metro area is a good place to have your eyebrows threaded?
I recently started working as a receptionist at a salon where they wax parts of the body I didn't know were waxed. These people fuckin' wax it all. You could basically makes yourself as hairless as one of those hypoallergenic cats.
What do you get waxed (or wax yourself, if you're so inclined)?
If don't wax but came into my place of work and were so completely taken with me that you felt you had to get something waxed, what would it be?
If you're all by yourself, do you cook or do you rather end up with junk food instead of cooking for only yourself?
For the past 6 weeks I've been living on junk food alone, because I only cook if there will be at least 2 people eating.
Can you recommend an one-person-only-recipe?
What were/are your favorite types of candy that've been discontinued? Photos are encouraged, to help jog sluggish memories.
My friend and I are going to a concert tomorrow night and we're planning on bringing dinner to eat there.
What should we bring to eat/drink?
on an entirely different note (and tmi)
does anyone else get really exhausted before they get their period (and during?) What the hell do you do to function?
What's your favorite thing to get at a Mexican restaurant?
When was the last time you overate?
I just ate way too much colcannon and I want to vomit :(
My friend got his GED recently (yay) and posted a pic of the certificate he got. He wrote a nickname in the spot where your name goes. Is that okay or does the piece of paper not actually = his diploma?
Do you think getting your GED is easier or harder than doing high school?
I applied for a job that I know I would be perfect for about a week ago.
The person just posted the job again on Craig's list.
I shouldn't send another email, right?
Is it totally crazy for me to apply for a job that would be an hour and a half drive three days per week?
I just heard someone describe a fart as "slappy and moist."
What kind of vile descriptions of bodily functions have you heard or can you come up with?
today is my ex's birthday. i haven't wished him yet. i bet he won't even miss me.
i've been heavy hearted all day. no contact is the way to go yes?
How old were you when you first starting drinking coffee?
If you don't drink coffee, what age did you decide you didn't like it?
If you are loyal to a coffee stand, will you tell me about it? What's your barista like?
How much do you spend on your regular visit to a coffee stand?
I have a window air conditioner of the 10200btu variety. I purchased it from a large retail chain. I picked this particular model because it came with a two year warranty. It's been almost but not quite two years, and the compressor appears to be on the fritz. Unfortunately, I can't find my reciept. However, I bought it on a store credit card. That credit card is now closed.
Do you think they will be able to pull up the warranty I bought in their records? How should I go about this?
Good news: My roommate and I secured our own apartment!
Bad news: It's in a sketchy part of town. Most of the stuff that happens has been break ins.
So, besides the usual not walking around alone at night and paying attention to your surroundings, what else would you suggest a couple of innocent people to keep themselves from getting mugged? Buy a baseball bat? Knife? Any suggestions would be helpful. thanks
Did anyone here see "The Princess and the Frog" that came out about a year ago? Did you like it?
What is your favorite Disney movie? Favorite movie in general?
What can I throw in a crockpot with some chicken and sriracha sauce to make some kind of yummy shredded chicken?
What would you get your mom for her birthday if it were right around the corner?
This semester I'll be doing a radio show at my university. It's an hour of cover songs, remixes, and mashups.
What should I call it?
(Other shows on my station include: "The Bump", "From the Mess to the Masses", and "Music for Airports")
1.what kind of boys are you attracted to?
i am incredibly attracted to preppy white boys. southern gentlemen with a classic sense of self assurance.
2.fav. song of the moment?
starlight - muse.
i just want to find someone i can sing ,"my life, you electrify my life" to.
his voice makes my knees weak.
are you a fan of blue bunny?
what's your favorite flavor?
Do you think what psychics say is usually bullshit, or do you feel that there is sometimes some truth behind what they say?
Edit: I saw one today for fun, and she told me that the field I've been considering for the past 2 years doesn't look too promising and I might not enjoy it in the long run. She also said that she sees a PhD in my future, but I've NEVER considered getting a PhD.
Anyone know where I can watch TV shows online?
that don't ask me to sign up or take quizzes..
Does anyone here worship Ganesha or other Hindu gods in general? I'm thinking of starting and have no idea where to start or how to go about it (I was raised Catholic).
People who never switched from S1 to S2, can you holla at this post?
Is this why my layout does not work anymore? :(
For the really dumb American, is there such thing as "cash back" in London & Scotland?
Well that was easy. Where was the coolest place you've traveled to?
Will you tell me some phrases your parents like to use a lot? Or stories they like to tell a lot?
My mum likes to talk about how tortoises have to hibernate, and that she knows that from the tortoise they had on Blue Peter when she was little. I have no idea how it manages to be relevant so often. She also likes to say "Constant vigilance!"
What is the last restaurant you ate at?
Have you ever been (randomly) assigned an oddly appropriate/significant/ironic/funny/unfortunate liscence plate number?
It doesn't count if you got customizable plates.
Do you live with someone else? Yup
What is the first thing you do when you have the place to yourself for any period of time? No pants. Then singing
You have a superpower! But you can only use it after you consume something. What is that thing you consume that gives you your power? What you consume may or may not have anything to do with the superpower, you choose! Sushi would give me the power of flight and super charisma and the ability to spontaneously start laser tag matches out of thin air.
Have you ever posted a missed connections ad or had one written about you? What became of it?
Also, why do people reply to MC ads that are clearly not for them? This happened before with a friend of mine. He wasn't even on the bus at the time she mentioned but kept insisting that she send pics. lol
How do you take your coffee?
When you're at home do you prefer to wear socks or walk around in bare feet?
A bunch of random questions:
Which of the 7 dwarfs is your favorite?
Which of the Sailor Soldier (Sailor Moon) is your favorite?
What is the largest body of water you have seen?
What is your favorite carnival ride?
Do you want some chocolate right now?
Do you swerve to avoid sewer holes?
What kind of pens do you like? Pictures would be nice.
What frustrates you to no end?
Which is your favourite Pirates of the Caribbean movie?
Inspired by my wife yet again making fun of me for liking the 3rd one best... :P
If you don't like Pirates, which is your favourite in a movie series you DO like?
TQC, do any of y'all watch Wife Swap?
What are your staple meals? What do you usually eat?
If you live with someone, do you argue over what to eat a lot?