And I don't understand why this wouldn't just generate competition from service providers who maintained internet neutrality? I don't know if that question makes sense. But hopefully someone will get what I mean. If you were a big service provider, why not just say, "Okay, for those of you who want 'internet neutrality' we'll provide a service that operates on that principal and steal the competition's customers who are not big on the anti-neutrality thing."
What about this am I not getting?
How should I handle this?
1. Get drunk at home and read books.
2. Go out and get drunk by myself.
3. Go hang out with not particularly close friends and stay sober.
Keep in mind that I am likely to be very upset that day because the ex I keep trying to forget about is in town that day.
Do/did you read your textbooks before classes actually start? My husband thinks I'm weird.
ETA: So far, the consensus seems to be "nerd". Won't someone validate me? :)
I find a lot of girls at my school go through boys like they do tissues. One second they use them and then the other they're thrown away. It's kind of funny that every week this one person's facebook status changes from 'single' to 'in a relationship' to 'single'. I wonder how they really ever felt about that person and why they dated them in the first place. It's like "Wow, you're 15 and you've already had 15 boyfriends. Huh..."
Then maybe then again I just sound like a bitter teenager who has never had a boyfriend. But really it doesn't concern me much that I don't.
(Yes I'm 14 and I'm poking fun at my age group)
Alternative Question: What is your favorite type of pie?
I love my dad's homemade apple pie. No doubt that it's the best.
Then he got all weird and pervy and started asking me lewd questions. At that point, I hung up on him, figuring it was just a freak prank calling, which happens from time-to-time.
But he called back.
In the background, I heard a woman screaming. I asked him if everything was ok, and at first he told me it was the TV, but then he kept telling the woman, who was supposedly the television, to "Shut the fuck up." I don't know about you, but I don't tell my TV to shut up.
I know the obvious thing to do here is report it to the police. But amazingly, we don't have any kind of caller-id type system and all I have is the gut feeling that this guy was not talking to the television, there was a woman in the room with him and she was obviously in distress.
Can the police do anything? Is there a way they can track the phone call even though we don't have any kind of call-logger?
ETA: OK! I reported it. They said there's nothing they can do, but they took the report anyway. Still, maybe someone will report a crime tomorrow and make this information useful in some way. I feel better, at least I did everything I could.
Do you pre-party before you go out? What does your pre-party typically consist of?
Do you trim your nose hair?
Edit: I am planning on putting together a wine and cheese night for my SO, because I know they'd love it. I have never been to anything like this before, though, so I don't really know what things I should be sure to include besides the obvious. What not ungodly expensive cheese recommendations do you have for me? Any other suggestions?
* Asked because one of my best friends and his fiancée were woken up a few nights ago by a bat in their bedroom, he turned on the bedside lamp but it went hiding and he was scared to go searching in dark corners for it so they just went back to bed. Yesterday his fiancée found it again hidden behind their headboard - she called wildlife services and they're sending someone out today to capture and release. Most of our other friends were very "Oh hells no." to the thought of sleeping in the same room as a bat, heh.
Even worse was last night when it popped up telling me about my dad's birthday...with "D-39" next to it. Seriously? You're going to notify me of a birthday 39 days in advance? What the hell is wrong with you?
TQC, I've tried hitting "OK", I've tried hitting "DELETE"...hell, I've even tried hitting "DELETE ALL". Nothing works. What is it going to take to make my phone quit reminding me of past events, and ones that are over a month away? How do I end the madness?
As always, non-srs much preferred, of course.
Random and stupid things are welcomed :)
On my 22nd birthday I'm probably going to be in Amarillo, TX with my dad (lol). What should I do?
ETA: We're just driving through, these are the places we're sleeping but it will be OUR BIRTHDAYS (his in MO, mine in TX).
Is it grey and gloomy by you? Do you write "grey" or "gray?" Any particular reason? I think "gray" looks ugly with the "a" in it D:
If not, do you mark them in some other way to know that they are yours?
going to London on Friday (woooooooo!) & would like a new DS game. Preferably one that doesn't require interactivity with the mic (I'm looking at you, Bowser)
I'm a bit over Mario/platformers ATM and I'd like something with good playtime. Any ideas?
in your opinion, what is the worst season for fashion? i firmly believe summer is the absolute worst because you can't wear anything.
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What was the last thing you bought for yourself?
eta: SOMEECARDS.com, THANKS GUYS!
What's the biggest lie you've told?
The complex doesn't spray beyond coming in with a bottle of cheap Raid if we ask them to (which doesn't work after, say, a day), and we tried putting the pellets of roach killer that act as food around the baseboards/in corners, but that didn't work, either.
TQC, what do you do to keep bugs in line? We're looking for something we can spray or put out that will curb the problem - not completely fix it, just ... clip its wings a bit.
ETA: I am deathly afraid of the damn things, so a roach motel or something that involves me having to pick up its corpse and carry it elsewhere won't work for me. My roommates, maybe, but if there's some way I can con one into killing off itself and its entire hovel of roach breathren, that's awesome.
What should I use for a toilet now? What about a shower?
I already watch Mad Men, Rescue Me, Weeds, 16 and Pregnant/Teen Mom, Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, and The Colony online.
What are your favorite and least favorite things about your significant other (or the last one you had)?
When was the last time you were sick? What did you have?
job a: passenger assistant (i basically push people around in wheelchairs at the airport), $6/hr (bumped up to $7.25/hr if my tips don't cover it), physically demanding (i constantly come home sore and exhausted and just fall into bed), 45 minute drive, hate half the people I work with, ~35 hours a week
job b: front desk at dorms, not sure about the wage, 20 minute drive (probably less than this), hours are capped at 20 a week, 4-5 hour shifts, evening/overnight/weekends only, could be work study if i decide to take classes this fall (i can still apply even if i'm not a student)
i already have job a and i thought about just taking job b on top of it but job a wears me out way too much and i don't think i could handle that. job a is also my first job and i have no other experience besides that.so TQC, job a or job b?
And now I’m curious too. So what’s it mean?
"DK/DC" What's the most you've ever spent on a textbook? I just spent $189 and am pretty appalled =/
I change mine at night after my shower or if I work out earlier in the day.
I'm trying to think of an animal she looks like, but can't figure it out.
So, TQC, what animal does Taylor Swift look like? Pics helpful :)
ETA: i'm not trying to be mean, but he gives me a hard time about people i find attractive all the time so i'm getting even :P
dk/dc: what's your dream pet?
In order to escape heat I may go see a movie later. Should I see Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, The Kids Are All Right, something else, or all of them?
How's the fucking weather where you are?
When's the last time you ate a banana?
Do you name your cars? What do you name them?
(Mine would be mandarin orange pieces, chopped almond, avocado, grilled chicken, cucumber slices, and crunchy rice noodles on baby greens with ginger dressing.)
If not, how do you feel about wood paneling on walls? On vehicles?
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Should I sell my bass guitar? I could probably get $100 for it still, and I haven't touched it since April. If I keep it I probably won't start practicing again, but if I sell it I for sure won't either. I still have a 6 string electric guitar a friend lent me to fool around with, though, and it looks like I might be keeping it indefinitely now. I really need that $100 D:
TQC Smokers: in your country, do cigarette packages have graphic photo warnings on them ("Cigarettes cause lung cancer DISEASED LUNG WOO"/"Cigarettes make your dick limp METAPHORICAL REPRESENTATION OF LOST ERECTION WITH A LIMP CIGARETTE") ?
Which ones gross you out? Which ones are your favourite? Do you tell the clerks who sell you cigarettes "Don't give me [gross photo pack], do you have the ones with the [less gross photo]?" too?
I hate the ones with the diseased teeth, and I hate the ones with babies and pregnant women on them. I think the diseased hearts and lungs and stroke-clotted brains look cool, the limp penis-cigarette is funny, and I ask specifically for the pack with the ~sad children~ just to feel spiteful.
DK/DC - too bad. Neener.
Do you think of yourself as an adult?
Do/did you prefer to type your notes or write them?
I know you may be inclined to say, "LAPTOP!" but I really don't get anything out of typing my notes -- too easily distracted by lj/facebook and I remember things better when I write them out.
So do you have any ideas for Food, Activities, Decorations or anything else that may help make a Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party a success?
Are you a lurker? Make a comment, please, lurkers.
Does anyone have stretched lobes? Do they randomly itch for no reason? I clean them, and moisturize, but my left lobe keeps itching :(
TQC, why is she so angry?
I'm way too lazy to go through the canning process.. what can I do with a ton of roma/grape tomatoes?
Do you have a green thumb? Any luck growing anything this year? (or ever?)
(Massage Therapy, different religions, different languages, I don't know what else yet)
What material item do you want more than anything right now?
(For some reason I really want a Sprint Cell Phone, but their plans are high...I have a tracfone at the moment...)
Do you have any advice about cell phones, cell phone family plans or just cell phone plans in general?
(I have been researching them for days for my dad, because he wants to get us on a family plan...but I am mainly looking for alot of features and good coverage (and hopefully cheap)...I noticed that Boost Mobile had quite a few unlimited features and that it was pretty cheap (no contract either), but for some reason I think Sprint is better, even though it is more expensive.)
That is it for now. Thanks for your time.
dk/dc what's your favorite sandwich shop?
my least favorite thing about new york is you can't get panera anywhere except queens :'(
Why are boys/men nicer to girls/women in skirts/dresses?
Not even dressy necessarily. It could be some knee length cotton thing paired with sneakers and yet twice as many doors get held open and everyone's all friendly. Is it some sort of social conditioning? Idgi
What are some things that I can do to really boost an eight year old's self confidence?
Are there any fun games that you can think of?
Should parents do this?
Should they not?
I was playing KerPlunk! today with my son and I played to win for some reason. Was I being an asshole? Or does the babe need to learn to lose because life fucking sucks and you might get trampled more often than not!??
School of hard knocks, yo?
Is anyone here familiar with Las Vegas?
Husband and I are going Sat-Sun to see Rush. We're planning on getting into town around 2 and leaving sometime in the early evening on Sunday. Husband has heard that the Harrah's 24 hr buffet pass would be a good deal for us, but I am skeptical because the reviews I've read indicate some long lines. Would it be a good thing for us to do, or would it be a massive waste of money?
Is there anything that you recommend we do or where we would eat? We're not looking to spend giant dollars (I'd say no more than $100 a meal for the both of us), and also neither of us gamble much so the gaming isn't that big of a draw for us.
Does this number seem high or low to you?
And will you post pictures of awesome crafty stuff you've made so that everyone can be jealous of your talent?
I had one about 8 years ago
NONE IS NOT AN OPTION!
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I just finished Bluebeard (2009) and that shit pissed me off with how bad it was. I kept thinking it would get better but...no dice.
Dunno/dun care: how many were/are in your high school graduating class? (I had 370, and that's considered small nowadays.)
will you, dearest TQC, help me name my bass?
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don't care: will you talk to us about your underwear? what is your favourite cut? do you have a specific place you have to buy your panties, or do you just waltz into walmart and buy a pack of fruit of the loom?
Have any of you ever participated in Big Brothers and Big Sisters before in any way?
For those of you who were Big Siblings, what sort of clothes are expected for the interviews?
What dress do you really want?
bonus point for pics. ;)
i'm thinking microsoft sans serif or courier, but idk there might be worse ones.
How much do you spend on gas per week if you don't use PT?
she let me bring my kitty with me and wants to give it a try with her here, 'cause she's my kitty and she likes her loads already. but she's already sneezed like 3 times. what can we do besides vacuuming, brushing and allergy pills?
DK/DC/BONUS QUESTION: what's your favorite Matthew Broderick movie? mine's WarGames.
Why is it that I, a born-and-raised atheist, enjoy tarot cards so much?
How stupid is this, on a scale of one to ten?
Why do you think you (Or I, if you never do) do this?
Inspired by the fact that I am listening to a song on repeat that ALWAYS makes me cry, I don't know if I need the ~release~ or what, but I CANNOT STOP MYSELF
Do you party?
My favourite band is playing locally next Friday, on the 20th. Of course, I've had tickets since the day they went on sale and have been acting as their self-appointed street team pushing the show on Craigslist and other places.
They're doing a show the day before in Richmond, which Google Maps claims is about a 2 hour drive from where I live.
I have no problem driving 2 hours there and back again for anything -- I have to do it for school several times a week when school is in session. But this is a judgment call here... SHOULD I drive 4 hours to see them on a work day the day before I see them locally anyway? If it matters, price is not an option here -- it's just $13 to get in. WHAT SHOULD I DOOOOOO???
also, i found out that job b pays minimum wage ($7.25/hr) but i could possibly get another dollar added to my wage since i'm not a student. I can also get better shifts (for me, personally, at least).
which twists in films or books did you completely see coming or guess? (i never see any coming even when they seem obvious after. some films i really don't believe people when they say they guessed it!)