It's 22 minutes into my 27th birthday (CST).
Will you post cute animal pictures for me to make me happy and to get my mind off the fact that I managed to drop my cell phone into a cup of soda?
(cute animal posts make me exuberantly happy.)
Why do so many TQCers dislike Los Angeles?
I have a high fever and some weird facial skin rash. Should I go to class tomorrow? I feel crappy about missing today's lectures, which were really fucking important. Tomorrow I have a stupid quiz and my teacher takes attendance (I've already missed 3 classes). If you miss more than 3 you get a lot of points off your grade.
Why do some professors feel the need to take attendance? If you do well in the class, why should it matter if you come to every class or not? Meh, this is a stupid question but I'm irritated right now.
What did you do today? I spent the last 4 hours watching a longass documentary about the Kievan Rus.
What was the last thing you said out loud to yourself?
Mine: I'm so pissed.
tqc, do you have advice on how to force yourself to go to sleep earlier than you normally do?
eta: preferably without taking something like advil pm because i don't have anything in my house and i can't go out to get something right now.
will you please tell me about a really vivid memory you have of early childhood, that really wasn't significant in any way and you're not sure why you remember it so well?
for example, in the 2nd grade we were learning to read clocks, and one day my teacher asked "does everyone know what time it is?" and just about every single student shouted back at her "TOOL TIME!" we laughed for hours. i remember this like it was yesterday.
How do you feel about someone buying something they only need for a day, and then returning it? Clothes excluded.
Absolute fear of driving.
How do you get over it?
Will you take 3 things listed in your interests here at LJ and tell me why you're into them?
I'd prefer it not to be generic ones like music, food, sex, but whatevers.
I want to show people a video from the dance performance I was in this weekend. A girl from the dance club uploaded it to Facebook, and I tried to share it on my own wall, but only some people can see it. I asked the girl who uploaded and she says her privacy settings are so that everybody can see her videos, and so are my own settings. But when my friends go to look for the video that I've now shared twice, the posts aren't there at all. I tried getting the url directly for the video, but it tells my friends that it's been deleted, which it hasn't. And I'm not the only one who's having the same problem with this video so it can't just be Facebook hates me. WHY CAN'T THEY WATCH MY AWESOME THRILLER PERFORMANCE? >:(
What's frustrating you? This is an angry eyebrows post.
have you ever been in a mansion (define that as you will)? one that people currently live in though, not like an old estate that was converted into a museum or anything.
how many bedrooms did it have?
what was the most impressive thing about it?
If you like to read biographies, what are some of the best you've ever read?
I'm reading two right now, which pretty much doubles the amount of biographies I've ever read ever. I NEED MOAR.
Also, when reading a biography, do you ever feel a little sad when the person dies at the end, even though you knew it was coming?
When was your last sleepless night?
I watched a show on the animal channel today about rodeos gone wrong, & they had a part about bull ring poker.
5 people sit at a table in the bull ring & play poker while a bull is released into it. the last one at the table wins $200.
does anyone else think this is insane?!
would you do it for the $200?
if not, how much?
I'm going back to work today after being out all week with the stomach flu and bronchitis. I'm still hacking, and I'm far more exhausted than I've ever been in my life, but I can't afford to take any more time off. How can I make sure I'm alert while at work? Normally I'd chug a ton of coffee, but I don't want to re-aggravate my stomach. :-/
Yesterday in my Health Careers class, my teacher made an announcement about how it was voting day, and how she should all vote. I didn't mind.
It did however, bug me when she began to tell us what we should vote for. She was endorsing that we vote 'no' to a campaign that she felt would take away state-funded jobs, such as the ones we are studying to go into it. So it did have relevance in the class. However, I felt it was wrong for her to tell us exactly what to vote.
Is it even legal for her to tell us what to vote?
I tried to Google it, but the only situations I could find are when the teacher endorses a specific presidential candidate.
So what's a business degree good for? I'm about to graduate with a philosophy degree and in this economy I'll probably get the same job as you: nothing.
What are some other interesting degrees you people hold/or are in the process of getting?
Okay. So, you're new to work. Like...any kind of work. You're trained on a computer and go through minimal physical training. They stick you in an eight-hour closing shift for your first week and there's no way you can physically keep up with everything that needs to be done. They are unable to switch you shifts or give you less hours. Do you quit?
How do you alleviate foot/ankle pain? My ankles are pretty much in constant pain and every time I walk it feels like someone's sticking pins in my heels.
Could it be my shoes (I work retail, in a store with a mostly hardwood floor)? Can I fix this without going to a doctor?
Did you/Do you have a night light?
Does depression make you tired or unable to sleep?
What is your comfort food when you are feeling down/exhausted after a long hard day?
what's the last thing that made you laugh?
What is something recently that has restored some of your faith in humanity?
Some guy gave me his weekly ticket to use on the train because it was it's last day, and he was on his way home so wouldn't use it :)
How do you get over rational fears?
A whole bunch of bars in the area that I work in have been violently robbed recently. There are cameras everywhere in my bar (I don't think there are in the ones that were robbed, but I can't be sure - I spend all my work time in bars, I don't really go to them for fun) but that doesn't calm my nerves very much. I'm absolutely terrified of going into work and being there alone (which happens on weeknights at 1am - not very big drinking times) and being robbed. Like, shaking with fear and getting an upset stomach whenever I think about it level of terrified.
ETAThere was a customer in the bar at the most recent, so having a friend come in isn't something I'm willing to do. If I'm going to be beaten up for being a bartender, I don't want to invite a friend along to be beaten up for being a bar patron
How should I cope with it?
So now what are we going to argue about?
Say your family is a bunch of meth heroin and other various opiate addicts and you've moved 300 miles away from them and they don't understand why and are begging you to come home for the hoildays but you know if you do you're going to be stuck listening to all their self induced problems and taking care of their children while they continue to do various self harming activities, what do you do? What if you feel bad for telling them all to fuck off, even though you know its best for you.
Edit: What if you know for atleast the little time you're home the children are in safe hands, does that make a difference?
Is is just me, or did the font on FB get smaller? (no, I did not adjust my browser, but if I do zoom in everything gets huge, not just the text).
Sbuxs switched into Xmas mode yesterday, should I get my first Cranberry Bliss Bar of the season today? What holiday treats have you already indulged in?
My boyfriend just hung up on me because I said that unless he wanted to talk about something specific instead of the usual "I miss you too" conversations we've been having, I needed to go study. I am now incredibly pissed off.
Has anyone done anything to piss you off yet today? Its only 10:15 am, I've been up since 5, and I already want to yell at people. How do I get rid of this crappy mood?
so are the potheads of california going to spend the next year complaining that we ruined their chances to freely smoke and dig california out of this debt?
can i smack one of them with a bong?
can you do a handstand?
will you show me a picture of you that you really like?
I'm having an issue with my laptop. Specifically, the internet connection when it's on battery power. If I simply unplug the computer, it has a heart attack attack and won't detect any wireless signals. If I restart it, regardless of whether I plug it back in, it'll connect happily. If I put it into standby mode before unplugging it, and then turn it back on after I unplug it, there's a fifty-fifty chance whether it will connect happily; or if it will detect the signal, go 'connecting... connecting... connecting...' for five minutes before deciding it really can't find the wireless signal, at which point I have to restart it. Oh, and after it's connected it will only stay connected until the battery power is about half drained, and then it craps out again.
WTF is wrong with my computer? Will buying a new battery help, or is my computer just a jerk? My bf seems to think it's an issue with the power settings, but I've been all over those and changed everything and it still keeps happening, so I don't think so...
Also: It's a Lenovo Thinkpad T60, about 3 1/2 years old. It works fine other than this.
I just got off my overnight shift. I don't have to work the next four days.
Should I stay up all day and lay around, have a really nice bath in the jacuzzi, sew, read, watch a movie, ect or should I sleep because I'm overtired?!
What are your plans for today?
Any ideas on how to get someone over the age of 90 out of their bed?
They're mobile and letting them sleep/stay in bed is not an option.
When was the last time you were lucky?
I'm writing a Pirate story, and I need a map of a Pirate world that's not so much like Earth.
Is anyone out there really good (or even moderately good) at drawing maps?
I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out. I give credit.
If you are, here's what I need:
It should be a large planet. As large if not larger than Earth. It should have ten major land masses, and nine major oceans. And one of those oceans should be in the middle of the land mass. So like a lake, but a hundred times larger. There should be islands (I imagine all planets that have oceans have islands, except the ones from Star Trek), but you can go ahead and put those as close together or far apart as you want.
Please and Thank you
Which "celebrities" would you like to be stuck in a house with, ala Big Brother?
Which TQC members?
TQC, have any of you been watching Boardwalk Empire?
What do you think so far?
Who's your favourite character?
Can we play one of those games? Where you leave three statements about yourself
One is completely true
One is an outright lie/untruth
One is a partial truth/half truth
Let others guess which is which
If someone gets it right, you have to clarify the partial truth
I'll go first
I've eaten a burger that contained only meat, cheese and peanut butter
I've had my arms around the 80s singer Tiffany. Twice
Attended clown school for 2 months before dropping out when too many people teased me
how far do you plan to take your education?
When you put your jeans on after you take them out of the dryer, do you like them to be a little tight or be a little loose? Or do you have magical jeans that always just fit right?
Okay, I'm fashion-inept - I've spent my life as a jeans, tshirt and sneakers kinda girl. I need some shoe advice;
I need something that will go with light, summary kind of dresses, so I guess nothing too clunky. They need to be able to be worn both with and without stockings. They also need to be fairly practical - I'm not going hiking, but something I can wander around the city in for an hour or two, or wear at work when I need to roam about talking to people.
Can anyone suggest certain styles of shoes that would be worth me keeping an eye out for, as opposed to me staring blankly at walls of random footwear? :> I'll be asking people in the stores as well but it would be nice to have some idea of what I'm looking for.
What should the topic for my Powerpoint presentation for my Computer Science class be?
Am I a bitch because I told my boyfriend that I hate his cowboy hat, that I'm embarrassed to be seen in public with him when he wears it, and that he looks creepy in it? I posted about it on a parenting website I've been a member of for about 2 years and 11 pages in, they are convinced that I'm a "materialistic bitch".
For those of you with in relationships, is there ONE thing that your SO owns that you are completely embarrassed to be seen in public with?
Do you enjoy baking? If so, what's your favorite thing to make? Do you have a secret family recipe? Would you be willing to share it?
What is a good scarf width and length?
Embarassing things which have happened to me in the last 24 hours:
A.) My cat was scooting. He's a big chunk (17 pounds) so he can't lick his own ass. This lead to him having enlarged anal glands. We took him to the vet. They take us back into the room and he's walking around hanging out. Then he jumps in the sink and takes a huge pee. We all just looked at him in shock. My cat.. is just... pissing infront of 4 people... in a sink.
B.) When I'm home alone I shower with the bathroom door open inorder to be able to hear the door, make it not so steamy in the bathrom, and so cat from before can come and go as he pleases (he likes to get into the shower with me...). I hear something in the living room, thinking it's him I get out of the shower shampoo still in my hair and no towel. I walk into the livingroom and guess what?! The FUCKING maitnence man is standing in the living room. He stares at me and I run to the bathroom and shut the door. He appologises and says he'll come back later.
Make me feel better: What's some embarassing things to happen to you?
Since everyone seems to be having a bad day, can we start thinking some positive thoughts in an attempt to make things better?
What are you excited about? What are you looking forward to? What thought thrills you with joy?
My fiance and I are signing the lease for our FIRST EVER apartment on Friday. I am pretty sure I am going crazy because I cannot stop looking at furniture on Craigslist. So Saturday I'm going to help him start packing up his stuff and taking it over; then Sunday I'm having my FIRST BRIDAL SHOWER OMG.
Also, I registered for classes yesterday, got into everything I wanted/needed, and only have classes 2 days a week next semester. More time to stay home and play house!
I need a tiny spray bottle so I can mist vitamin e oil on my skin. All I can find are huge ones x.x Help?
What annoys you about your SO? If no SO, what annoys you about your parents/bestfriend/siblings/someone else close to you?
My boyfriend refuses to talk on the phone. We'll get into an argument via text message, so I'll call him 1) to make the argument end quicker, and 2) because often times, he's really difficult to read/says things that (perhaps unintentionally) upset me via text. But he doesn't answer, or he'll ignore my call, which just makes me more upset. Honestly, if he just answered his stupid phone the first time I wouldn't get a fraction as mad as I get. >:[
Do you like houndstooth?
Do you prefer the more traditional black and white or some of the brighter colored variety?
Do you have any in your wardrobe?
How would you feel upon learning that your elderly neighbor, whom you were told had died of a heart attack, was actually found beaten and stabbed multiple times, in his apartment, hiding under the bed, with all the windows and doors barricaded with stuff?
I'm confused and sad and never sleeping again. I had to have been here when this occurred, too, and didn't hear a sound. My roommate said she heard him moaning but didn't say/do anything (which boggles my mind, really). I couldn't make this shit up if I wanted to.
Would the media be alerted if something like this happened in your town?
It's been over a week&I still can't even find an obituary.
DID THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY DO IT? Some of my friends are convinced of this, because he told us he followed scientology a few days prior.
Am I going to a special hell for reading porn-y fan fic in the library?
Would anyone like to join me?
TQC, would you find it awkward if your neighbor walked up behind you and attempted to tickle you?
should i be weirded out?
what was the last thing you learned how to cook?
What were your favorite foods when you were a kid?
I made pigs in blankets last night and omg I forgot how much I loved them :)
I want to write a story about a freshwater stingray and a saltwater stingray that meet in an aquarium and fall in love.
BUT I CAN'T THINK OF NAMES FOR THE STINGRAYS. :(
What should I name them?
P.S. The saltwater stingray is a boy and the freshwater stingray is a girl.
EDIT: I don't know if this will make a difference, but the bat ray is from California and the freshwater stingray is from Brazil.
what's a website to send songs to you phone to be used as ringtones? i used to just put songs on my blackberry and set them as ringtones, but i'm not sure i can do this with a droid.
i'm bored and want to set a different ringtone for everyone i know. do you have specific ringtones for specific people on your phone? care to share some and why?
what songs/artists surprise you that they're not more popular?
how about songs/artist that surprise you that they ARE popular?
Scenario- There is a stray cat that lives outside my house. It looks very beat up, so I feed it some. He keeps showing up with new visable wounds, some are not healing/infected.
When I am able to afford it, I take it to get tested for feline leukemia and aids and get him vaccinations and dewormed.
I bring him home and let him live in my house, feed him good food, and nurse his large amount of wounds to the point where they are all now healing nicely.
He has a small cough. I am on a tight budget right now, and can't at all aford to take him to the vet.
The question: Should I have never taken in this cat due to the whole "If you can't afford the vet, don't have pets" mantra that people have chanted to me?
Sidenotes- there are NO cheap animal care places near me, and I actually traveled 90 minutes to get his vaccines and such done at a cheaper place (that only does vaccines and neuturing/deworming. Luckily, he was already neutured.
Before vets were commonplace, was it a dick move to have a pet?
Do you ever google/webMD symptoms WAY out of proportion? What's the last illness/ailment you convinced yourself you had?
I have pain in my shoulder and I'm trying to talk myself down from thinking I'm having a heart attack, lol.
What are you doing this weekend?
I'm driving 400 miles (one way) to visit my best friend and go to the zoo and the mall and eat Dinosaur BBQ foreverrrr
Went to the store last night and bought some bacon to have BLT's on Thursday for dinner (okay, we went grocery shopping, but the bacon is what is important). It's not frozen, it came out of the fridge section.
I said to my boyfriend, 'Leave this out since we're going to make it soon." When we were putting away groceries. What I meant was put it in the fridge no freezer. What he heard was put it on the counter.
It sat out on the counter in our apartment which is about 70 degrees for around 8 hours. Can I still cook it? Am I going to die?
Do you think a zombie-focused show has much lasting potential? Do you think it could go for more than one season without becoming desperate, dull, or cliche?
Did you watch The Walking Dead? What did you think?
Do you put up with homophobia from people you spend time with but aren't especially close to? (coworkers, school friends, etc)
How would you react if you found out a close friend or relative was homophobic? Would you try changing their mind or just ignore it?
I recently found out that one of the boys I spend time with in school is homophobic, he thinks being gay is 'wrong' and 'disgusting'. We asked him what he would do if he found out one of us was gay and he said he would stop talking to that person. He's someone I met recently, we're not especially close, just in the same friend group and I don't particularly like him much anyway.
That said, would you actively cut him out? Would you continue spending spares and whatnot with him (in a group, not one-on-one) or would you avoid him completely? He doesn't mention his opinions unless we ask him but when we do ask he's not shy about expressing them, even when everyone else disagrees strongly.
What was the last thing that made you ridiculously happy?
My seven month old just learned how to clap!
What are some movies with scenes of teenagers at barbecues?
i put buitoni pasta and sauce in the freezer on september 14th. their site says you're supposed to eat it within 30 days of freezing, but i haven't yet. if i make it now, is it still good?
So on Saturday I bought 5 lbs of hamburger meat, because I knew we'd be pretty poor this week and I wanted to be able to make a bunch of meals with it.
I used about half in an awesome pot of chili, then a little more in chili cheeseburgers. I still have about 2 lbs left.
I'll be making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight, what else should I make?
I figure after I make the meatballs there should be about 1.5lbs left.
I guess you were too stoned to vote, weren't you?
Have you or anyone you've known been a clinic escort? Do you have any stories you'd like to share about that?
My friend and I want to volunteer for it at a local abortion clinic and we're just curious about personal experiences.
What kind of other volunteer work do you do?
i only wear combat boots and mine are ripped apart
where can i get the best combat boots for $70-$120?
mmmmmph. TQC, I have an agonizing headache. I've done everything I can think of, from sleep in a dark room, to drink caffeine, to eat, to drink a bunch of water and take 2 different kinds of headache meds.
IT WON'T GO AWAY. How do I make my headache go away? I want to be, y'anno, productive, not whimpering with my head under the covers.
if someone ignores you, do you gain more interest in them?
TQC, I've been really bummed out lately, and as a result, I have absolutely NO appetite. The only thing I ate yesterday was a small bowl of rice, and BLAH, I've lost a LOT of weight (I just dipped under 100lbs this morning) and I am sort of getting scared, because I DO NOT NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT. Are there any, like, super-charged foods you know of that are packed with nutrition but aren't so bulky? I need to get some goods in my system FAST but I still just don't feel like eating anything. I don't feel weak or tired really, but I know that if this continues, I will.
TQC WILL YOU HALP ME THINK OF HEALTHY ~EMERGENCY FOODS~?
What weird things are going on with your body right now?
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I have no experience whatsoever with having teeth removed.
If I have four teeth extracted, how long will it take for me to recover entirely and to be able to eat as I usually do? It's being done under general anesthetic, if that matters.
The closest date available is for the 21st December, and for obvious reasons I really don't want this to affect Christmas at all. The next date is the 17th January -- is this a more sensible choice? I am clueless.
EDIT: Thanks guys! I'll definitely take the later date.
TQC, in the given course of a week, about how many towels would you say you go through?
(in terms of showering)
Do you have any friends or relatives who are in prison?
Is it because they had bad luck? Or because they are bad people?
What was the last book you bought?
The last book you read? Did you like it?
Is anything really bothering you right now? What's wrong? :(
Did your parents let you have alcohol when you were a kid?
How old were you?
Was it just a sip here and there or did they let you have a good amount?
What is the legal drinking age where you are from?
Inspired by a news story I just read about a mother getting her five year old wasted.
i was having this conversation today and thought it would be interesting to ask.
are you proud to be an american? if you are one that is
if not in america are you proud to be from your country?
im not at all
Got a very berry cobbler recipe for me?
We have a large bag of mixed frozen berries. They are blueberries, raspberries, and (God help me) marionberries (which I thought was the ex-mayor of Washington DC, but apparently has more than one meaning.)
My wife has requested a cobbler.
I'd appreciate advice and recipes that have worked for you.
According to your natural gifts and/or abilities, if you were a superhero, what would you be called?
I would be Procrastination Woman. "Sure lady, I'll save you...Tomorrow."
Will you show me what your desktop looks like right now?
Will you please post using your favorite icon?
my rent is due tomorrow and i was gonna drop it off tonight but i have no checks?! i don't understand because i remember moving them to my new apartment but now they are nowhere to be found.
how can i pay rent? the banks are closed and i have a dumb field trip all day tomorrow :(
I am having waffles for dinner.
Do you ever have breakfast for dinner? What is your favorite breakfast food?
Waffles or pancakes? What do you put on them?
I texted a girl. She hasn't replied.
What can I deduce from this?
I realized this week for the first time in my life I could be described as a "driven" individual. What/when was the last time you realized something about yourself you had never previously thought about and it totally shocked/surprised/made you go "omg no wai"?
In light of some family drama, what kind of things does someone have to do to be 'dishonorably discharged' from the US military?
There is a show that just started about a British or American family and its set around 1912,
Whats the name of it?
At work, we can listen to music and such as long as it is streaming in the background (on the PC). I might invest in an ipod later but for now I have been listening to Pandora. Really? There is only so much music *I* can listen to without getting bored with it.
I am at a complete loss. Do you guys have any suggestions for streaming PC audio (talk shows and the like?).
I just learned I need to have my tonsils out. The surgery and recovery will suck. Will you please tell me some news you got recently that sucks?
And, since we're sad about sucky news, will you please post puppy pictures to make us happy?
I'm in search of a spring loaded one hitter online. I've checked all the shops around here and nobody has them. To anyone that smokes, where is a good place online to find one?
do people over use lol?
are you part of the problem?
Do you ever have to give yourself a shot? What for? What is your method for doing this?
Has there been a surplus of newbies, or am I imagining things?
Will you post of picture of someone you find sexy?
Who's your favourite visual artist?
Bonus points for pics.
Why is it that so many math and science teachers tend to be pretentious?
I'm in a Basic Astronomy for Non-Majors class right now and the teacher is really getting on my nerves because whenever he asks the class something like "have any of you seen this constellation and/or planet in the sky before?" and when very few people raise their hand (if anyone at all) he treats us like we're morons because we're not as passionate about space/the stars as he is.
So, a little bg; I'm in college, I work at a retail store, I don't actually need this job and I'm starting to hate the bs drama.
How would you give your 2 weeks in my position? srs and non welcome.
Favorite Violin Concerto?
How normal is it to have your Christmas tree up before Halloween? Saturday night I noticed one of my neighbors has theirs up already (with lights on and everything).
I'm eating vanilla ice cream with Reese's peanut butter cups and caramel. What else could I put on it to make it even better?
What's the last song you listened to?
What pisses you off?
The first thing that comes to mind.
What's your favourite brand of instant noodles? Favourite flavour?
zomg, are you craving some now?!?!?!
What are you looking forward to?
I'm going to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure next week. So excited!
What's one thing you loved in your childhood but didn't live up to your memories the last time you tried it?
I used to get a Hershey's Cookies and Cream bar to share with my best friend every weekend. I just ate one and it's not as tasty as I remember. :(
Sunday my boyfriend and I cleared out our storage unit, and then Monday* afternoon my back started hurting, and has been ever since.
How long should I wait before seeing the doctor?
I have a job interview tomorrow that I need to prepare for. Can somebody help me out and give me some examples of "tell me about a time when..." questions? Also, if I can't tell the interviewer about a time (due to having never been a position of that much authority), what should I say?
Giant cup of milk, anyone?
What is your ultimate weakness? I've never turned down a Hot Pocket.
I started nanowrimo late and my husband doesn't want me to try at all because I have a lot of schoolwork this month. Should I accept reality and give up?
ETA: I've succeeded 3 years in a row, which makes not playing harder
Has anyone here ever 'gotten over' the death of a family member/loved one faster than other people in your life have? Or visa-versa? Will you tell Uncle slowboyishsmile all about it?