November 1st, 2010

David Tennant | Curioso?

(no subject)

 So I'm applying for this job that asks for three writing samples. It's a research/historian type job. 

How long do you think I should make each writing sample be?

I was thinking 4-7 pages each, but I'm afraid that'll be too long. 
jumping bear

RAWR.

Dear TQC,
My roommates said they were going to have some friends over to watch scary movies tonight. Apparently our communication sucked, and I was silly and assumed this would be happening/ending at a reasonable hour and that it would be low key. When people were first arriving, one roomie came into my room and said "You should come out!" I told her, "No thanks, I'm actually wicked tired."

It is now 12:30, and it has only gotten louder. The living room is right outside of my bedroom so I cannot fall asleep. I'm already running on a small amount of sleep, and I have class at 8:30 am.

Usually I have no problem asking my roommates to keep it down, but there are so many people over and I just don't feel like being ~that guy~ who is a party pooper, you know?

Should I keep watching Halloweenie movies until they finally leave, or should I go out and be ~that guy~?

What was the last thing that REALLY aggravated you? How did you ultimately deal with it?

ETA: so I decided to be ~that guy~ and it wasn't very affective. They turned down the music a little bit but are still being loud and drunk. FML.
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inga

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Dear TQC,

My uncle and his family invited me to visit them in December (school holidays) for any amount of time (I'm thinking ~10 days)?

Pros:
He's covering all expenses and they're more than rich enough to afford it.
It'll probably be better than fossilizing at home for two months.
My grandparents are coming too; more than one guest around= less awkward for me.
They do fun stuff because it's their school holidays too.

Cons:
I will likely have to crash in my little cousin's room. She's half my age and I'll feel guilty, and weird about it.
I have to miss my family holiday, because they happen to be concurrent.
I don't happen to be terribly close to them.

Should I go, or not?
ETA: oops. I live in Singapore and they live in Sydney (roughly an eight-hour flight). Also, my family's holiday involves driving up to Malaysia and staying for three days, which kind of sounds less fun than Australia in my opinion.

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han-nah

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if you dressed up for halloween, did you have a magical costume connection with a stranger? for example, i was george washington and i found an abraham lincoln and took a picture with him. or if you went as kermit and ran into somebody dressed as miss piggy, that would be a magical costume connection.

also, i am reading the post-halloween missed connections on craigslist nyc and they are wonderful. have you ever posted or responded to a missed connection? i have posted a couple but with no results, not surprisingly.
carter arrested

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I just read something at http://www.ladiaperbank.org/ saying how in America, there are low-income families who leave their kids in soiled diapers for DAYS at a time. Is there a credible source on this? I know it's a shit economy, and that it's definitely worse in other parts of the world, but I don't know why I'm so shocked about this.

As a parent, if you couldn't afford diapers, would you leave your children in soiled ones for days at a time?

EDIT: This source is also claiming for some reason that low-income families can't use cloth diapers, when it's so easy to make them.
spiral, flight rising, dragon

To read when I get home from school. <3

My day is going to be an adventure!
What about yours?
What's for breakfast? A happy apple! eg. a carmel and nut doused apple. :D
What for lunch? A sandwich and some gummy hotdogs and fries!
What accessories are you wearing today? A scarf and a bracelet.
Are you dressed nicely? A skirt and a jean jacket, the shebang. :D

Have a great day guys!
she blinded me with science!

(no subject)

Should I delete all my digital photos of my ex?

Pro: Of all the people I've dated, she's the only one I really hate. I can't imagine ever wanting to relive any of our memories.

Con: In the past, I've regretted deleting things (like all my LJ posts from 2001-2003.)

...

How was your halloween? Can you give a recap?

It was my 21st bday, went to Miami Beach and joined all the other drunk people on the streets and ran into my manager who I ended up kissing. Hope this doesn't make work too awkward!
just a bill
  • lyndz

(no subject)

I understand that it's ideal to have a resume that's no more than one page long. But at what point do I omit my crappy college jobs, or irrelevant ones? Is it better to show that I've actually been working (not leaving any gaps in my resume) or just to point out the more significant jobs but with time-gaps?
cabaret voltaire

(no subject)

If you were to make your own TV show, what would you call it? What would it be about? For how many seasons/series would it last? Who would its target audience be? What channel would it be on? Anything else you'd like to share about your conceptual TV show?
clouds all on fire

(no subject)

Poll #1639282 Will you rate each quote? (Based on values of your choice.)

If you have no grace, you have no claim.

Mean: 2.91 Median: 2 Std. Dev 2.39
1
16(45.7%)
2
3(8.6%)
3
4(11.4%)
4
3(8.6%)
5
6(17.1%)
6
1(2.9%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(5.7%)

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.

Mean: 4.77 Median: 4 Std. Dev 3.05
1
9(25.7%)
2
1(2.9%)
3
3(8.6%)
4
5(14.3%)
5
4(11.4%)
6
1(2.9%)
7
4(11.4%)
8
2(5.7%)
9
3(8.6%)
10
3(8.6%)

The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.

Mean: 5.70 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.80
1
5(15.2%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
2(6.1%)
4
4(12.1%)
5
6(18.2%)
6
1(3.0%)
7
3(9.1%)
8
7(21.2%)
9
2(6.1%)
10
3(9.1%)

And each morning she would wake with it again in the cupboard of her rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by mid-afternoon she was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else.

Mean: 4.94 Median: 5 Std. Dev 3.30
1
9(26.5%)
2
3(8.8%)
3
2(5.9%)
4
1(2.9%)
5
5(14.7%)
6
2(5.9%)
7
1(2.9%)
8
4(11.8%)
9
3(8.8%)
10
4(11.8%)

What I got, I paid for.

Mean: 4.62 Median: 4.5 Std. Dev 3.02
1
8(23.5%)
2
2(5.9%)
3
5(14.7%)
4
2(5.9%)
5
6(17.6%)
6
2(5.9%)
7
1(2.9%)
8
2(5.9%)
9
3(8.8%)
10
3(8.8%)
baby bilo and baby biggles laughing :)
  • rrrrrrr

(no subject)

Hello! Is anyone a certified chef in here? If so, how did you get started? Where are you now? How are you enjoying where you are now?

Also, who else is having a shitty day? It makes me feel better when I know other people are having an equally crap day. :P
Pikachu

(no subject)

When it comes to arguments, is it really better to give each other (you and the person you're arguing with) space and time to cool down before talking about it, or would you rather just talk/yell/etc about it right then? 

What's the last thing you argued with someone about?
Shrimp

(no subject)

 I apologize if this question has been asked already, I haven't been on in a few days due to lack of internets. 

What was the one Halloween costume you saw the most? Pimp seemed to be big at my parties I went to. 
Are you hungry right now? I'm starving. 
What major things do you have going on in the foreseen future? Drum corps auditions, fitness test, last midterm, Naval Academy applications due, and retaking my SATS (after a year of college, you would think I wouldn't have to. Damn Naval Academy)

D: 

(no subject)

If you're married, how did you go about compiling the guest list? Did you invite acquaintances as well?

If you're engaged and compiling your guest list, this question also applies.

If you're not yet engaged or married, how will you compile your guest list?
Me

(no subject)

I'm told I'm weird because not only am I almost NEVER the main character in my dreams, but often I'm not even in them at all.  Tell me, TQC, is this as uncommon as the people around me seem to think it is? Do you guys ever have dreams that you're just not even in? How often?

Alternate question: What's your favorite or most interesting dream?

Post Script: I'll tell you though, they make epic stories sometimes. o.o
  • mekkio

(no subject)

1. If I started singing, "THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT!" would you know how to finish the song? If you said, "yes", where do you know the song from?

2. Confess, how many of you stole candy last night and today from someone else's Halloween stash? What did you take? Was it worth it?

(no subject)

What are your thoughts on people trying on underwear before they buy them?
Do you do it?
Do you really believe everyone who tries on underwear does so over the underwear they're already wearing?


I really wish trying on underwear wasn't allowed. Working at a place that sells underwear, I find it so gross when a customer comes up to my register with a pair of inside out/clearly tried on underwear. I have to touch that! Recently, this guy came to my register and chucked a pair of inside out undies on my counter and they smelled like arse. I could smell them from where I was standing. Why don't these people know what size they are?
default falling
  • vaguely

(no subject)

I am looking up videos of the 2004 tsunami for a paper I am writing, and the advertisement before one of the videos on youtube depicts a family playing gleefully on the shores of some vacation resort.

What is the last thing that you saw that was super awkward?

obvs i know that youtube can't prevent that stuff, i am just saying... awkward.
Peggy Blink

(no subject)

It's NaNoWriMo! I have ideas in my head, but nothing's coming out quite like I'd like it to because I think I'm too distracted or not inspired enough.
When you have to write, how do you make yourself comfortable and focused?

I'm a member of lj_nanowrimo, but it doesn't look like it's ever updated - do you know of any good communities that are active?

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, what are you writing about?
benson and stabler

(no subject)

Under what circumstances would you go to a funeral for the relative of an acquaintance?

My grade-school best friend's father just died. We drifted apart in middle school and I haven't even seen her since 8th grade (nearly a decade ago), but a mutual friend just texted me asking if I was going to the wake. I said no because I'm at school about two hours away, and I haven't gotten a response back. Was I somehow horribly insensitive?

If it was Mutual Friend's father, I'd drop everything and go home to be there for her, but I'm not sure how close she is to Ex-Friend's family/if she may be having a hard time with this too.

eta: If I went it would be to support Mutual Friend, who may also be grieving; I'm well aware my presence wouldn't make a difference to Ex-Friend. Sorry if my last line didn't make that clear. It's a moot point because I'm not going, but it's reassuring to know most of you wouldn't either. Thanks!
writing

War Anecdotes

What are your favourite/most interesting war anecdotes or stories? It can be from any war and from any perspective. (home front, resistance, army, navy, airforce, hospital stuff, whatever).
Why do you like those stories?
domo

(no subject)

When you're sending a resume over email, what format do you usually send it in? I just typed one up but had to use Works Word Processor. Should I save it as a .doc, or leave it as .wps, or something else? 

Do you include any text within the email, or just send the resume as an attachment?
BO-RING
  • la0wai

Serious question

Ladies, imagine this scenario.

You're at the gym, doing squats with your back to a very large mirror. After you finish, you turn around and notice that a man had been secretly recording your reflection with his mobile phone the entire time.

How would this make you feel?

Baking

I want to make pecan pie for thanksgiving with a bourbon infused whipped cream on the side. Has anyone tried this? Would bourbon in the actual pie be too much?

And/or... Do you know any fun variations on traditional shortbread?
Scarf

Booooooks

What book are you reading?
None! I read my other one too fast! 

What book did you last finish? 'Room'

What's the last book you read in one sitting? 'Room' by Emma Donoghue

How many books a month do you go through? About 2. 

 What book should I read next? 
regina happy

This is my first poll


Let's say you're sitting in a coffee shop with your laptop and other expensive personal items. What do you do when you have to go to the bathroom?

Pack up all your stuff and take it with you
74(67.9%)
Leave everything as is
9(8.3%)
Ask someone nearby to watch your stuff
22(20.2%)
Something I'm not thinking of that you will tell me in the comments
4(3.7%)
Is someone going to steal my laptop when I go to pee? I've had about 45 ounces of liquid in the last two hours and I think I might explode soon.

Family drama

So, after a lifetime of being best friends, my aunt got into a fight with my mother over something completely ridiculous. This was almost a year ago and she STILL won't talk to my mother. My grandmother is very upset about it because she won't be able to have her whole family at the dinner table for the holidays. My mom called my aunt saying, "I don't even know what I did to you. Can't we put all this childishness aside and get along for our mother at least? I miss you." And my aunt said, "I never want to speak to you again."

This whole thing is upsetting to me because she used to be my favorite aunt and now I kind of hate her for what she's doing.

My question: Should I try contacting her to explain to her how upset she's making everyone in the family and basically ask her one more time to try to forgive my mother or is this not my place to butt in? I just want everyone to get along and it makes me sick that she won't get over herself.

DK/DC: What's the worst family drama you've ever experienced?
dougal

(no subject)

How do you feel about strangers tapping you on the shoulder? And you don't have any earphones or anything blocking your hearing.

Some dude just did that to me and for some reason it's really pissing me off. It could be because he was just an asshole in general. And I was working so it didn't jive well with his condecending tone. -_- And I hate being touched. I can still feel it after for a bit.

Oh I should add that he stood next to me but tapped my shoulder on the other side because I was looking that way. Doesn't even make sense.rawr
Mitty box

(no subject)

TQC, I got this painting at the thrift store for $5.

Do you like it?
Do you think it's secretly worth $1000000???
Can you decipher the signature? (I can take a better picture maybe)
My friend thinks it's an oil painting. Do any of you know how I could restore it?
Should I take it to the antique store tomorrow? Maybe they'll know someone I could get to repair it or if it's even worth repairing.

What was your best thrift store find?

Kids stuff

When you played hide&seek,did you like to hide or did you like to seek?

What was your favorite piece of equipment on the the playground?

What physical activity or game did you like as a kid?
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Derp

(no subject)

One of my cats believes that he's a female cat inside of a male cat's body while my other cat criticizes him and tells him that a cat with a penis is always a male through and through. I've tried to search the Internet for transgender feline support information but have come up with nothing. I'm wondering if any of you have experienced this with your pets and, if so, how you've been able to address your pets' needs?
cabaret voltaire

(no subject)

What the fuck is wrong with my computer?

I restarted my computer because the sound wasn't working, and when it restarted and the computer stopped loading I got these pop ups about fatal errors on my hard drive and how there was no space and I got pop ups from a program I don't think I ever had installed on my computer telling me I need to defragment it. And now I'm getting messages saying my RAM use is too high. I'm not sure if this is a real problem or if it's a virus trying to destroy my computer. Help?

Can you tell I'm not very computer literate? :(
  • koken23

(no subject)

This time tomorrow, I'll be on a plane flying from Australia to the UK to live. I do not know what the new place is like - it's military housing, I've never seen it etc etc etc - but it's somewhere in Herefordshire, which I understand is kind of the back of beyond.

What random last-minute-but-absolutely-fucking-vital things should I know about living in the UK?

(Nonsrs welcome :P)
Clem &amp; Joely

(no subject)

It's become required to name our radio shows at my school's radio. I don't have any ideas off the top of my head, I might give it some thought later, but I'm finding that I don't really care too strongly. I broadast music, I have weekly themes the songs apply to, I might talk briefly about certain songs or musicians.

Could you share any name ideas you have and wouldn't mind me using? May or may not apply to the show's concept, anything goes.
cred: mellow_lights

(no subject)

tqc,

today my 400$ phone and 2gb memory card was stolen from work. (i work at a kindergarten).  it was most definitely stolen and i'm pretty sure it was one of the parents. we questioned the parents that came to the centre (my phone was out of my locker for 20 minutes) but they deny any knowledge of it. the staff were all accounted for during the time as well. i have also put up a notice in the office about my phone. but i kinda need one pronto.

SO should i go buy a new phone tomorrow or wait and see if my phone turns up? im impatient and idk wut else i can do.

dgaf: what shitty thing has happened to you lately?
Ikuta Toma and puppy

(no subject)

When you went to university, did you ever wear sweatpants to school? Did you see your classmates wearing sweatpants?

Is it considered sloppy?

dk/dc: What take-out food are you currently addicted to?
lulu guinness clutch

(no subject)

I'm going to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tomorrow!!! It says "Do's: Our dress code is NICE CASUAL as if you are going to a movie date! It is very important that you dress nicely as you will be on camera. When you look great, the show looks great!"

Have you ever noticed what the audience is wearing on his show? Do you think standard old man jeans and some kind of button up shirt is okay?

We are going there straight from the airport and won't really get a chance to change. I'm wearing a casual-ish skirt, with some kind of top and a cardigan. However I'm pretty sure my dad isn't even bringing any pants other than jeans.
rabbit, sexy

(no subject)

 What vibrator should I get to help me have my first orgasm?

I had one before, it was penis shaped and water proof, but it never caused me to orgasm.  
Though, it was used by someone else before it had a chance to help me orgasm.   I couldn't bring myself to use it again after it was returned. 

Smoochy
  • sandowl

(no subject)

What's your favorite condiment? I love salsa and ketchup and hot sauce but there is just SOMETHING about mayonnaise. I gross myself out with the amount of mayo I slather on everything:/
gav
  • jaysus

(no subject)

Why is it that every time I wanna cook myself a nice tasty meal I have to cook for the entire family? And for my stepdad, who I hate? Kaka. I can't wait to move outta here.

I was planning on saving the second half of my meal for tomorrow's lunch but my mom yelled at me and told me I was being selfish for not sharing with my stepdad. If he wanted some he should have told me before I started cooking.
venus as a boy fucking freakout

(no subject)

What was the last seemingly small thing to happen to you that ended up ruining your day?

Some guy barked at me while I was walking home from the subway tonight. Whether he was doing it to get a rise out of me, because he thought I was really ugly, or because he has really misguided ways of showing interest, it ruined my night.

What is your favorite YouTube video involving puppies? Share!

Do you put anything fun on your popcorn (besides butter/salt)? What?
people:joycehands
  • virile

(no subject)

Do you ever have fantasies about a life that is just impossible for you or that you know probably wouldn't be as good as you imagine? Will you tell me what they are?

Sometimes I just want to join the mob or a biker gang or some sort of international spy ring. But it's probably waaaaay more stressful than it looks on TV and I don't need that.
Dog
  • keskt

(no subject)

If you are using the wireless of a public place, say starbucks, do you still have an IP address specific to your computer, like could something be traced back to an individual computer or just to the wireless network. If not, couldn't someone just illegally d/l music or whatever at a starbucks and not be able to be traced?
QB SACK!

Earliest memory?

How old are you in your earliest memory? What is it?

I remember being at someone's cottage, fishing. There are pictures on our wall of the event and people are always amazed I remember it. I always thought I was three but I looked on the back of the photo and I'm actually 2 years and about 4 months.
puff

(no subject)

So I have an appointment tomorrow. With the endocrinologist that I am hoping to get testosterone from. Their office said the initial visit is $250 dollars. Do you think that includes the blood work?
people:joycehands
  • virile

om nom nom books

When you finish reading a book, do you want to read a similar book afterward or get something different?

What do you like to read? What don't you like?

If you're reading a book and you decide you don't like it, do you keep reading it anyway? I don't. I fucking break up with books as soon as they piss me off.