oo1. what is one of your own best personality traits?
oo2. what is one of the most delicious meals you have ever had from a restaurant/eatery that is not a chain?
oo3. what is one band or musician whose music makes you feel instantly happy?
oo4. do you own any books/publications whose visible name would make you embarrassed if people saw it? if so, what is one of the titles?
What sort of "present" would you leave in front of your neighbors door who made your stay in your apartment a living hell?
what's something you take for granted a lot?
Which is the best Pokemon?
tqc why am i apathetic about everything?
Who is your favorite character from The Office?
Who is your favorite character of all time from any tv show?
What are some colors that go good with brown and orange together?
I'm trying to book a one-night "posh" hotel stay for my boyfriend and I during our school's fall break in October as the final part of his birthday present. The nicest hotel near here (minus the $300 a night Ritz, fuck that) is $86 for one night, king bed nonsmoking yadda yadda. Same exact room, but also with a jacuzzi in it, is $115.
Do I spring for the jacuzzi room, or stick with the king bed? I'm not made of money, but I can afford either if I budget properly.
Anyone ever use an electric razor (for legs, bikini, etc)?
How did that turn out?
Would you recommend one?
Is it just me or does Nair suck? I do everything the instructions say but I may as well just be using plain old body lotion. Ps, veet sucks too.
HELP! My hamster's wheel just split in two and hes really really upset, I can't get one until the morning, what can I do for him?! He has tunnels and chew sticks but the wheel is not fixable and hes climbing the cage and chewing the bars and falling on his back and oh I'm so sad for him :( Is this stress going to induce wet tail? I just woke up twenty mins ago and its broken :(
TQC, I am in the mood for junk food. WHAT IS THE BEST JUNK FOOD? I want something REALLY junky. I have no dietary restrictions, and I have, like $20. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
I saw a cartoon online somewhere of evil distorted video game characters lining up for a mug shot or something. Mario, Zelda, pikachu... Anyone know where I saw it or what I'm talking about?
Vaj-dazzling. What do you think of it?
TQC, It's my 18th birthday today. What should my first legal alcoholic drink be?
What are some yummy drinks and cocktail mixes I should make tonight?
If you don't feel like answering those, what will/did you do for your 18th birthday?
tqc loud crashing glass outside my window last night woke me up in a terror at 4am, and then i watched the anne of green gables mini-series, and now it's almost 8am and i don't know what to do. i only got like 3 hours of sleep :/
i want to sleep for 2 more hours but idk how. what should i do? how can i fall asleep?
Why does my mom always occupy the bathroom when she knows I have to get ready for school?
I auditioned for this choir on Monday. They responded positively to me from the start and it wasn't really any surprise when they e-mailed me to tell me I'd been accepted. The catch, however, is that in the e-mail they told me that members of this choir are expected to pay dues--$5 per rehearsal and performance, which is probably going to end up being around $60 until the concert in December. I'm pretty upset that they didn't let me know about this BEFORE I auditioned and met everybody and got really excited about singing with them, but now I don't know what to do. Another catch is that I''m at least 10 years younger than everybody else in this choir, and since this is new york and they are all middle-aged professionals, they are all pretty well-off in terms of money. I told them I was a recent graduate and that I am working in a restaurant until I find a career, so they're aware that my situation is different. They included this paragraph in my acceptance letter:
"We understand that you are recently out of school and don't want to be a financial burden - please know that if there is any problem for you with meeting the financial part of membership that we are more than willing to waive the requirement. The financial component is never a factor in our decision to bring someone on board."
Should I ask them to waive the fee, or do you think it might get weird down the line if everybody else is paying and I'm not? Or should I try to gracefully bow out? While I wouldn't be destitute if I paid to be in this choir, it doesn't really seem like a worthwhile expense when there are other groups in the city that would let me sing for free.
And while I'm on the subject, anybody else here sing in a choir? What part do you sing? What style music?
Where do you keep your pens/pencils?
If you keep them in a mug/pencil cup (or were to do so), would you store them tip side up or tip side down?
Do you make faces while surfing the web? I bet if I filmed myself for one day while reading lj, I'm pretty sure I'd look hilarious/hideous.
Inspired by the plethora of food in our office today...
What is your favorite dish to bring to a potluck?
What has been the best dish someone else brought to a potluck?
Is there anything you just dread seeing?
How is your week going?
do you have any health or beauty related questions? if so, ask them here.
Here's the story: I'm 26, had one shitty job after another, and am finally going back to school to get a degree in emergency medical science (basically so I can be a paramedic). Now, frankly, I'd much rather work with animals and have considered switching over to be a vet tech with hopes that I would eventually one day go to veterinary school. This whole process would take about 8ish years. Am I crazy for thinking this? Should I do this? I feel like I would excel at either, but with my paramedic license I don't know how I could move up with it. I'm just really sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck. A little help?
tldr: Should I go to school to be a vet even though I won't get out until I'm in my mid-thirties, or should I just stick with this two year degree and be happy with that?
Who's more punchworthy: juggalos, goths or emos?
How does my 6 pound dog snore louder than most people?
Are you lazy this morning? I am, I can't bring myself to get out of bed. I just want to sit here with my dog and watch Say Yes to the Dress. Should I do this or actually be productive?
It is the year 1922, who are you in the grand scheme of things?
Got any ideas who other members of TQC would be?
What conspiracy theories do you believe in, or at least think are the most compelling?
I'm gonna do a (playstation) karaoke party for my birthday. We'll be like 50 people (all good friends of mine and of my housemate, who has a birthday the same day I do, so we're celebrating together).
Do you have any good karaoke tips or anecdotes for me?
ETA: I'll bake a rainbow cake!
And OT: For those of you who read my 1st date post anxiety post, I wrote the guy a message saying I was trying to be careful with him but that I liked him. He wrote back saying I didnt need to be careful because he loves the contact with me quite a lot and that when he's back from a trip this week, he's gonna make time to see me before I fly to Istanbul (yes!).
Do you think music enhances the mood when you are having sex?
Who are your favorite blonde actresses between the ages of 18 and mid-twenties?
And they don't necessarily have to be in that age range now, but have to have been in the age rage when they were doing recognized work.
tqc group poop! what kind of toilet paper will you bring?
what's a skill you have that is somewhat uncommon, yet you find very useful?
feel free to be as self-congratulatory as you like. no 'i have no special skills' in this post, i'm sure you can do something cool and useful!
example: i am good at graphic design. i can whip up a flyer, brochure, poster, resume, letterhead, logo, etc. very quickly. i don't do it professionally, but i've managed to do a little freelance work, and it's always cool to be able to put together nice marketing for events, and to make anything i need to advertise look ~professional~.
Have you ever gone back (either romantically or sexually) to people you were previously connected or sexual with a good time later?
How did it work out?
Why did you go back to them?
DK/DC: What's agitating you lately?
what cut of jeans do you usually wear?
what is the weirdest dream you've had in the last week? last night I dreamed that my old roommate and I made up- we both hate one another. it was so realistic too! weird...
if you eat cereal in the morning for breakfast, does one bowl fill you up? I always eat two, I am so hungry in the morning
What is the longest period of time that you have felt bad/ down/ negative/ depressed/ angry/ etc.?
When you are looking through a magazine, what kind of articles pique your interest?
When is the last time you had mashed potatoes? (Not boxed, but fresh/ real) Who made them?
What non-crappy songs do I need to play at my wedding reception?
Does anybody have the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS? If so, would you mind posting unedited pictures that you've taken? Also, can the lens be switched out with another? And what is your general opinion on it? Pros/cons?
dk/dc?: What is your favorite time period in history? Why?
What was the last thing that made you go, "...what the fuck?!"
My mom brought home a watermelon, and I was like, "OMG YAY I love watermelon!" So I sliced it open and it was bright yellow inside. Like, seriously, it was the color of pee. Apparently, yellow watermelons exist. Ya learn a new thing every day!
Do you like your Pizza toppings on top of the cheese or below the cheese?
Why is everyone down? Does anyone know if there is a like a statistic that says lots of people get sad at this time of year or some shit? Is there anything I can do to make you feel better given that this is just the stupid internet?
I ask the following question pretty regularly but I do love reading the answers:
what is some media you would recommend (books/movies/comics/games/etc)? Particularly your favorite-est stuff.
when you were 10, what did you imagine your life would be like when you were 20? was it close to what you originally thought?
when you were 20 what did you imagine your life would be like when you were 30? was it close to the original thought?
30 to 40 and so on if it applies.
To all females(or maybe even some males if you like this sort of thing)...
Do you get an inexplicable pleasure out of looking at wedding dresses? I do not know what is wrong with me, I already have my favorite wedding designers picked out and before I posted this I was pondering making a portfolio of 'reference pictures'.
If you do, do you have a favorite designer or dress already picked out? Who and show me a picture!
I love Lazaro and Jim Hjlem. :)
What did you like to read when you were around the age of 12?
What is your favorite show from the 1980s?
What is your ideal time spent sleeping per night?
What characteristics (physical, mental, etc.) in other people do you find very attractive?
Will you post interesting, new, indie, folksy, synthetic, etc. music/bands that are great but otherwise unknown or undiscovered?
It's my brother's birthday tomorrow, and he's mentioned that he wouldn't mind a gift card for the Guitar Center.
What do you think's an appropriate amount to put on the gift card? I'm so bad at gift-giving.
Does it make me a drama whore if I sometimes find myself wishing something super dramatic would happen in tqc because I'm either bored or wanting to escape whatever task I'm supposed to be doing?
Do you ever troll? Just a little bit? Because it's dead in here?
Will you poorly describe a movie for us and see if we can guess it?
Ex: Beauty and the Beast- this pretty chick is forced to live with this really ugly guy and some whacked out appliances, but she falls for him and he turns out to be not so ugly
Also, I just binged out on some asparagus. Is my pee going to be green/smelly?
What was the last book you read for pleasure? I'm rereading My SIster's Keeper right now.
What was the last book you read that wasn't by choice? I just finished Their Eyes Were Watching God for school.
When you're reading something that's required, do you like to read a pleasure book on the side at the same time? I always do, and no one seems to understand that it doesn't distract me from my school book - I just end up reading twice as much.
Fuck you for _________________________.
Will you fill in the blank?
Do any of you have a Flexible Spending Account available with your healthcare benefits? Do you use it? What's been your personal experience with it as far as the benefits, drawbacks, etc.?
Are there any little things that make you stupidly happy? What are they?
Do you get irritated when people misspell your name consistently?
What are your experiences with twins? Do you have a twin? Do you have an easy or a hard time telling twins apart, do you find them creepy, and so on.
I'm an identical twin myself, and I live in an area documented for its uncommon number of twins.
Aside from myself, how many of you don't want to tell everybody your name? What would it take to make you tell us your name?
As for me, I can't figure out what circumstances will make me feel like sharing. Only one TQC person knows my name.
My dog apparently ate through his crate. What are some things that your pets have destroyed?
I just had a physical today. I had to get FOUR shots.
What is the most vaccinations you've ever gotten at once?
How was your day, TQC?
I woke up at 7 this morning to study for my art history exam. I'm exhausted and I dunno what to eat for dinner.
If you had a pet deer what would you name him/her?
What unconventional pet would you like?
Can you train a deer to poop on command much like the mythic sugar glider?
What became of subtlety?
How can this mean anything to me if I really don't feel anything at all?
The school that I'm working at suggests that parents send their kids to school with healthy lunches/snacks.
I've noticed that the teachers make the kids eat the healthy stuff first (which I agree with)
However, I've also noticed that if a kid wants cookies, the teacher will make them eat five other things first.
What are your thoughts on this?
I feel like the kids are eating an extra meal's worth of calories so that they can eat cookies, when it might be better for them to just eat the cookies.
ex: A kid wanted his potato chips, the teacher made him eat his bag of pretzels first.
Another kid wanted his cookies, the teacher made him eat his chocolate pudding (?) first.
What did you bring for lunch when you were in elementary school?
Inspired by the kids who bring in hummus, hamburgers, and spinach ravioli :)
Is it okay to let a car sit in a garage for 1 year without using it? Would it still run fine?
what wii games should i get/rent?
i'd get zelda and okami for sure. i don't like super mario or those dumbass games with "wii" in the title. apparently i'm the only person who bothered with the wii so my family's giving it to me.
Can you guys give me some tips on how to be a good troll?
What's your back scratcher of choice?
What's a good community to get an interesting friends only banner from?
i know we've done this a few times, but i'm feeling pretty lame and suckered over here, so if you don't mind, indulge me.
what was the worst/strangest way you've ever been broken up with?
for me, i was dumped last week by a dude... in a kroger parking lot. we were waiting to get his prescription filled. he said he was going to go to the bathroom and that he'd be right back - and i haven't heard from him since. this was last tuesday.
I went to grab something from my deep freeze today, and I noticed my roommate had put a walmart bag into it containing 3 picture frames, a shower curtain, and bus ticket from 2009. She is currently in her room with the door closed.
1) What do you think she's up to?
2) Should I knock on her door and ask her about it, in case she mixed up bags and now has a bag of freezables on the floor of her room? Or just assume she knows what she's doing and let it be?
DK/DC: What's your favourite kind of cake?
Pregnancy excluded, how long would you have to go without getting your period before you would go to the doctor?
I hope this makes sense, the wording seems weird.
A bit ago I was driving home and I pulled onto a small, dead end side street to just fiddle with my gps and get my bearings. I was pulled in front of someone's house. Just as I'm about to go on my way, I see a big jeep down at the end of the street, coming towards me. I turn 90 degrees so I'm facing the right side of the street, and stop so he can keep going ahead of me. He just stops there, so I'm like WTF and after a minute, I back up and go in front of him and stop at the stop sign right there. While I'm stopped, I realize he's got his iphone held up (he's right in back of me) and he's I think taking a picture, I assumed of my license plate.
WTF is going on, TQC??? Did I break some terrible law? I honestly got freaked and drove away, but I considered going back to ask him wtf but I didn't.
how come no one comes to tinychat anymore? i won't post the link since the ones who come probably know already so this doesn't count as cheesewheel
hamburgers or hotdogs?
TQC, will you tell me a story to help me go to sleep? :)
Why do people view communists in our society as so bad?
If you have an eyebrow stud/ring, is it at all in your line of vision? I really want to get an eyebrow piercing but the thought of being able to see it really annoys me, even though I know I would get used to it.
I actually lay in bed last night pondering this question, and promised myself I'd ask it here today.
What makes a good kisser?
Have you read The Well of Loneliness? How did you like it?
So TQC, my birthday is this coming Tuesday, the 21st. What restaurants or other places have ~birthday clubs~ or something similar that I can sign up with? I think the only one I am signed up with currently is Chili's, and they just sent me a coupon for a free brownie sundae.
Do you sign up to get free stuff for your birthday?
How about just free stuff in general?
What's the best thing you've gotten?
Down by the bay!!!! down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow!!! where the watermelons grow
Back to my home!!! back to my home
I dare not go!!! I dare not go
For if I do!!! for if I do
My mother will sa-a-a-y:
are you good at cleaning and organizing things?
are you good at keeping things neat and tidy?
why is it that someone might be able to do one of these things but not the other?
TQC, will you pls halp me because I meatfail? I was a vegetarian for a really long time, but I just started eating meat again, (like, barely last week), so I am really clueless when it comes to cooking animal bits. I don't want to make anyone sick! :(
I want to make a quiche that has bacon pieces in it. Do I need to cook the bacon separately before I put it in the quiche, or do I put it in uncooked and let it cook in the oven (the quiche will be in the oven for about 45-50 minutes)?
Will you tell me about your dumb cookingfails so that I will feel better about mine? My sister once put a paper plate in the oven.
How old were you when you had your first kiss?
Who was it with?
Why do I get sleepy whenever I sit down to do my homework?
How can I fix this problem?
Should I go home this weekend for a few days?
I've nothing to do here, and it would be a few days of free food. I'm feeling a little homesick though, and don't want to make it worse/undo any good work i've already done.
Will you tell me about some laundry disasters you've had?
I left wet laundry in the washing machine for too long and it started to smell mildewy. I managed to get the mildew smell out with vinegar but now it smells like weed. How did this happen? How can I get rid of the mysterious weed smell? I've washed and dried it twice since washing with the vinegar. I tried using a bunch of fabric softener but that doesn't seem to help.
I like the look of Chuck Taylors but they're too narrow for my feet. Does anyone know of a similar looking shoe that's wider? Preferably one that comes in purple.
What do you feel about the following quote:
"If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were."
And do you think overseas long distance relationships can ever work out?
If you had/have step siblings, would you call each other 'sis' or 'bro'? Would your answer change if you'd had 'relations' with them?
I'm thinking it's weird. But then, I think it's weird for anyone to call their siblings 'sis/sissy' or 'bro'.
(it was my bitch cousin, and her parent and his parent weren't married at the time, but dating)
What is the best place(s) for bi/gay girls to meet other bi/gay girls?
srs/non-srs answers pls
What kind of tape will stick to stucco walls?
My new apartment has stucco and my paper and plastic fall decorations keep falling off the walls when I use masking, painters, or duct tape.
Have you started decorating for fall or Halloween yet?
are you comfortable with yourself around your friends?
why do you think that is?
define friends however you want.
Have you cut back on your food intake? How did you do it? I have a huge problem with eating too much.
Is anyone else having trouble with their gmail account? Google (and all my mail clients) are saying my email address doesn't exist. I can't even file a report with Google because it keeps giving me the error that my account doesn't exist. What the hell??
I know I haven't made any typos or mistyped anything because I have tried multiple times.
Do you feel stupid going to the doctor when you know it's probably nothing? I have a small (tiny) firm lump on my back (under the skin). I don't really remember when I got it but it's been there at least a year and it hasn't really changed. I am 99.999% sure it's nothing, but boyfriend creature is over-protective and wants me to get it checked out. I don't really want to because I feel like I'm wasting the doctor's time AND my time. I'm Canadian, so medical bills aren't an issue, but hour+ wait times are.
DK/DC: When was the last time you saw a doctor? What was it for?
what would you wear if you were a student teacher?
I have some basics but I'm about to expand my wardrobe when I finally get my loans so I definitely appreciate links.
Why is rhetorical analysis so much different than literary analysis?
I need a topic for a rhetorical analysis on a topic related to Harry Potter and it's surprisingly more difficult than you'd think :[
What's your major? How do you English/writing majors do it, I hate my life when I write papers.
I went to the doctor yesterday for my cough I have had for over a month. I got a chest x-ray (to rule out pneumonia and the like, I suppose) and the doctor told me I had bronchitis and a sinus infection. I do have the bronchitis-like cough, but I'm not coughing up anything. Should I be? I got a cough medicine that is supposed to help with that, but it hasn't done anything yet. What can I do to help break up all the gross mucus?
Are you sick? With what?
When was the last time you were sick?
What are some good brands of chai tea?
When you boil water in a kettle and you have some leftover, do you pour it out or leave it in there and use it again next time you want to boil water?
what is your favorite band and what are your favorite songs by them? feel free to post youtube videos, i'm looking for new music.
Do you make your bed every morning? Why or why not?
Dr tqc, i need your help!
I got sent home sick from work today. Now, I have to have a drink of water literally every 2 minutes otherwise I get a headache, my head feels fuzzy, I feel sick etc. I got sick over the weekend and I think this after effect is probably mild dehydration, but I can't get a doctor's appointment til next week. As long as I drink a lot, I'm fine, but I work in a lab and we're not allowed to drink whilst working, only on breaks obvs. I doubt I'll feel a whole lot better in the next 12 hours, but I feel bad about calling out of work again because I'm on a late shift, we're already short staffed and I don't know if they can find someone else to cover at short notice. Also I don't know how long this will go on for and I don't want to call out of work in an indefinite basis just because I'm "always thirsty" D:
What shall I do?! help please.
Is there anyone in TQC you admire or look up to?
If you're too cool for that crap, could you tell me why one of the women's bathrooms at my job has a doctor's scale with the sliding weights and everything? Taking calls requires very little physical fitness.
What is your favorite name for a dog?
male and female
are any of you teachers?
if so, how'd you go about getting your job? what degree did you get in college? do you have/are you working towards your masters? do you like teaching?
TQC, what do I want for my birthday?
What do you want for YOUR birthday?
What are your favorite tv show theme songs?
How do you feel about body hair on a sexual partner?
How hairy are you?
ben & jerry's is making a new ice cream flavor in your honor!!
what do you put in it?
Will you share some bad fashion advice?