To those with experience, is it really worth it to wake up at the crack of dawn to get to a store by 4/5 am?
Like, are the sales really that good?? I'm debating whether or not I should go to bed now, or stay up till 3:30 and head to the mall at 4.
How can I make a friend without being creepy about it?
Backstory kind of: There's a girl in my child psych class that is freaking adorable (seriously, i almost have a girl crush on her) and I've talked to her a little bit (very very minimal amount) and I've added her on Facebook. We like a lot of the same stuff from what I see. I have a hard time making and keeping friends that are girls, so I don't want to come off creepy or anything. I have a lot of anxiety too.
She also lives 30 minutes away and works an hour and a half away on the weekends.
TQC, what can I do? Help me make a friend!
OK, so if a guy I very rarely see in person (because I've moved far away since meeting him) repeatedly "likes" my photos on facebook, is he flirting with me? I'm asking because I really am bad with figuring out stuff like this.
To be more specific, the three photos he recently "liked" are all shots of just me...
a) in a bikini on the beach
b) wearing Minnie Mouse ears at Disneyworld.
c) wearing a pretty pink sundress.
Not sure if this changes anything, but these are all plain shots. I'm not looking at the camera in a 'come hither' way or anything like that.
so clearly my family doesnt use store bought salad dressing very often, as i have found a ceaser dressing bottle with the expiry date of dec 2 2009.
is it still good? it doesnt smell bad, and theres no chunks in it.
figures the one time i am craving a ceaser salad.
I just woke up.
Lower East Side, Manhattan.
I got 90 texts from friends regarding black friday shopping.
They all ask:
"Where do we go?"
Have you ever made a post just to show off a new userpic? What was the pic? Show us!
(Or just show off your favorite userpic in general.)
Does it annoy you when people refer to Thanksgiving as Turkey Day?
Have you ever been so down that you lost most if not all of your motivation? Are you still in that place? If not, what got you out of it?
So who else is working today?
would you be pissed if someone bought you a snuggie?
walgreens was having a buy one get one free sale on snuggies & i bought one for my whole family.
Assuming the parents can afford it, do you think it's better for one parent to be a full-time parent than for both parents to work?
Do you think there's a connection between being a clingy, overprotective parent and being a stay-at-home parent?
Do you think stay-at-home parents are more likely to have post-partem depression than working parents?
what's the least do you think someone can weigh at 5'8" to still look good?
Would you invite a friend to your wedding if they were agaisnt the idea of marriage and quite loud in their opinion?
I have friend who was thinking of inviting but then i found out her opinion and now I am wondering if I still should. We are not close but she is still someone I like hanging out with.
I don't think I need someone who thinks my vows and the celebration is a joke at my wedding.
Would you be more likely to use the stairs if they were giant piano keys?
(I stole this from BBC News, btw).
What are your thoughts on split infinitives?
so I'm buying a new car....a subaru....any tips? :/
What's a good place to buy decent plus-sized gym wear? I wear plus-sized clothing. I'm about a 1x. I'm looking for running clothes that wick sweat really good but that fat people like me could wear to the gym without feeling self-conscious.
Also, are there any trustworthy online stores for women like me who want to begin running?
edit: Answered. That was kind of a "duh" question. Let me think of a new question ... what's your favorite form of cardio?
I want to get my boyfriend some signed "celebrity" photos for Christmas. Z list is fine.
He got me a signed Korby Banner photo last year and I feel like I owe him.
I've googled, obviously, but there's a LOT of information and I'm getting frustrated navigating it all.
So does anyone have any recc's? If it's anyone particularly awesome I suppose I'd be willing to pay a couple bucks but for Z list I feel I shouldn't have to.
Any ideas on celebrities? I want Jim Treliving from Dragon's Den but I don't think it's possible.
You live in one town and work in another. You're working the night shift. One night, due to a wicked snowstorm that has seen many drivers in the ditch, you're unable to get home. There's no one left in the office to ask to crash with as you work alone. There are hotels around, but you're broke. You spend the night in the office. Your boss finds out the next day and yells at you because there are safety issues to having someone sleep in the office.
In the above circumstances, is it OK to sleep in the office, or should you suck it up and go to a hotel?
So, for the super shoppers out here, or those with more Google-fu than I, I need help! :) (Well, shopping help that is - mentally, I'm beyond repair... *lol*)
Last night, as I'm getting ready to leave my parents' place, my mom tells me she wants some specific Hallmark Santa motion activated Santa figure for my father.
It's Santa with a plunger on one shoulder and he says, "Ho ho ho! Someone's gotta go!" and now, my mother has not been able to find this anywhere since.
Apparently, both my parents are in love with how silly this thing is and tasked me with finding it. I've checked eBay, Google, Yahoo - no real hits.
If anyone can help, virtual massage!
Edit for Question: What was the worst thing you've ever had happen at Thanksgiving?
Have you ever taken Chinese medicine herbs? What for and what was your experience with them like?
How do I in-line cite an online encyclopaedia in APA? I'm looking at purdue, but I can't seem to find in-line for online sources, just print.
How much do you generally judge someone based on their...
taste in entertainment? (books, movies, etc)
are you more likely to judge someone negatively for any of these qualities (eg. "she's a moron because she likes anime") or positively for any of these qualities? (eg. "I think he's awesome because he's wearing a cowboy hat in his profile picture)
how frequently do you accidently post TQC questions to your personal journal by accident?
my friend is in a phone dilemma.
her contract just expired, so she wants a new phone.
She narrowed it down to the droid x and the droid 2.
she says she wants something fast.
which one should she get?
1. Why does Target.com list books under electronics? :( (Actual paper-page books, not e-Books)
2. do you own any coloring books? If yes, how many & what kind?
3. Have your Major Family Holiday plans ever changed last minute? How many times have you changed plans for one MFH?
2. Yes, at least 6 of various cartoon characters, plus a geometric design one that I haven't done because it's really in need of colored pencils over crayons.
3. This year our Thanksgiving plans changed twice. First, I was going to my sister's, then we were going to my in-laws' and then we had Thanksgiving at home.
What are you getting your parents for Christmas?
(If you have parents and if you celebrate it)
Does anyone own a mini-trampoline? How do you like it? I kind of want to buy one to jump on while I'm watching tv and because they are fun. Any recommendations for what to get or what to avoid? I just want a cheap one, but not one that is going to fall apart quickly.
TQC, will you tell me how I should do my makeup today? Mainly help me decide what eyeshadow color(s) I should wear. I'm stuck in a rut and always do neutrals and kind of want to use some of my more colorful stuff today. I have pretty much every color except yellow, and the red I have is more of a brick red than a true red.
What kind of eyeshadow do you wear?
I dont know if anyone remembers but last week at this time, I made a post about my pay cheque not coming through, and the bullshit my HR was putting me through.
Well once AGAIN, that has happened, and I did not get paid AGAIN.
what are some things that make you feel your life is a joke?
what are you having for lunch?, bc now i have to deal with the bs, i cant take my lunch.
what are you guys doing tonight? did anyone go shopping today?
me: I'm seeing state radio (FINALLY) and it's gonna be AWESOME
Herp derp, TQC. I went out and bought stuff to make cupcakes with for my BIRTHDAY PARTY today, but I forgot that we don't have vegetable oil or canola oil in the cupboards, and I only have 2 hours to get this shit done.
I do have a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, and canola-oil based margarine. Which one would be more advisable to use? (cake mix box says I only need 1/2 cup of oil anyway).
I bought a bag of mini-bite brownies, I want to cut them in half and put a piece in each cupcake. Good idea, awesome idea?
Should I wear jeans/t-shirt/cardigan out tonight, or wear one of my black dresses? I can't wear heels with either, the sidewalks are too slippery outside :(
Do you have an emergency kit in your vehicle?
Have you ever had to use it?
What should absolutely be in the kit? (I'm looking to buy one)
Can you recommend one?
Have you ever done one of those makeup makeover things at the mall? Like at a MAC store?
Would you recommend it?
my boyfriend is a brat.
he doesnt have much money, much less dental insurance and he hasnt gone to the dentisit in years.
i know he has cavities cause sometimes his mouth hurts, but he refuses to pay for a dental appt.
we have certain colleges that have a dental program, where the students have a clinic and they basically "practice" on people. supervised by a licensed dentist.
bc they are students, the appt costs extremely minimal. (basically around $40 for a cleaning)
its very hard to get an appt, bc theres a waiting list, and its extremely hard to get in touch with an actual person in the clinic, they never answer their phones. i took it upon myself to figure out how to get him an appt, bc he would never take the initiative.
i finally got a hold of someone and somehow managed to get my bf an appt for wednesday evening.
he stayed home from work on monday this week, bc he was "tired"
so he doesnt want to leave work early for that appt. and asked me to switch.
i said i would try but again its so hard to get ahold of anyone,. i asked him to ask his supervisor if it would be okay, and he refused to ask. and i told him how hard it would be to switch appts, and he copped an attitude and said "well i guess i'll just piss off my employers then"
im so annoyed.
HE DIDNT EVEN SAY THANK YOU
am i justified in my annoyance?
***I DID ASK HIM BEFOREHAND IF HE WANTED ME TO GET HIM THE APPT***
So, I have my choice of things to work today:
Either continue forward with my X-Files rewatch, move on to Battle of the Planets DVD #2 and continue numbing my mind that way, or put in Farscape and get lost in the adventures of John Crichton and company?
What's your pick?
#1) X-Files (currently mid-way through S4)
#2) Battle of the Planets (aka G-Force, old, old, old school anime)
I know this is a long shot, but...
I have a Canon Rebel XT DSLR camera. I've had it for about 3 years and it's worked perfectly up until last night. I was out taking pictures and all of the sudden it wouldn't turn back on. I popped the battery out a few times, warmed it up, charged the battery overnight aaaaaaand nothing :( I have two batteries for this camera and neither seem to be working.
Does anyone have any clue what is wrong with my camera?
How do you feel about Black Friday?
What'd you get if you went out on Black Friday? Where? What? How much?
How early did you get there?
Do you think it's really worth it?
Do you do Cyber Monday? What do you usually buy if you do?
If you worked retail today, what did customers do that pissed you off the most?
What's the last video game that ate up all of your time?
my throat hurts & my husband has some kind of stomach bug. How miserable will our move-in process tomorrow be?
When was the last you had really crappy luck?
A ladies workout place that I used to go to just called me. They're offering a *sale*---3 months for $150- unlimited classes. They're not farty classes, but actual kick your ass, high impact stuff.
Should I do it? Or keep saying that I'll put that money towards a treadmill that I still didn't buy yet?
Do you get along with your Mom? How the hell do people become best friends with their parents?!
Will you post some useless knowledge in here?
Should I make cornbread to go with my baked potato soup, or just serve it with the kaiser rolls I bought instead?
Time is not an issue, and everyone who will be eating likes both.
Do you have any tumblr blogs to recommend?
Apparantly it will be cyber monday in the US?
So if I were to buy something and then get it sent down under I would be able to participate or is it ONLY for US residents?
(I know its not monday yet. Thats obvious sorry if the first sentance seemed confusing)
sorry for breaking the rules, but this is urgent...
I was asked to format a hard drive, but after i rebooted, the bios won't load!
the boot dvd won't even be detected!
nothing but a black screen with that blinking underscore...
Will tech savy tqc help me so this computer won't die?
It's an HP pavillion dv6-2155dx
do you have junk in your trunk?
I am a biology student hoping to get animal related jobs within the forseeable future. I currently volunteer at a turtle hospital and have listed this with my other volunteer experiences. I want to elaborate on that a bit so is it OK if I also put it with my professional experiences (i.e. paying jobs), or should I just leave paying jobs in that category?
Can you safely put a turkey bone in the microwave?
What's a fun thing to do for new year's that isn't a loud crazy party, but still fun, for 2-5 people?
Please look at your refrigerator. Are the hinges on the left or right side? Or do you have the type of fridge with hinges on *both* sides?
what do you want for the holidays?
Anybody ever watch Alias? What'd you think? Never Been Kissed was on tv and I need to watch more Michael Vartan.
Would you recommend a show I can watch online that has good eye candy?
Will you post videos of really beautiful songs?
I finished Nano today.
How are you other Nanoers doing?
1. What's your favorite episode of Scooby Doo? Were there any episodes that actually freaked you out?
2. Who loves ya baby?
I'm considering setting up a blog for my crafting exploits. Which blogging site do you recommend? I'm looking for something with customizable layouts, possibly with the option to do HTML/CSS later on.
IF a giant voice said: "IDF impact, shelter in place. Don IBA."
What would you do?
What scared the shit out of you as a kid? TV shows/episodes, movies, urban legends, stories from your older siblings ...
My grandpa gave me $20 more than he meant to for my birthday. He will not miss $20. Should I tell him or just spend $20 extra on his Christmas presents?
I feel like it would be kind of rude to tell him because because I'm almost certain he would take it as "oh hey Grandpa, you can't even count!" or something like that.
I just took two pumpkin pies out of the oven [I am an American and I drove to my grandma's nursing home to visit her for Thanksgiving yesterday, hence the making of the pumpkin pies and other traditional fixings today]. From what I understand, I am supposed to wait at least two hours for them to cool before eating them, yes? What will happen if I am too impatient to wait that long?
I will try to wait but they smell so good... I just want one piece, man.
i was wondering about fridge cleaning.
can you use spray on multipurpose or wilt that my mood poisoned?
**ahh i meant using on multipurpose should be okay to clean a fridge, would it ruin the food?
not very well today for a nice change.
why does my scanner hate me?
where are those two seasons of south park that my boss lent to me? found them. they were right by my elbow. I've only been tearing my room apart for the past half hour.
what's the song that's stuck in your head right this moment?
My husband keeps the bedroom a little too warm and also likes really warm blankets and I am boiling every night, trying to sleep. I'm too cold with nothing on. If I wear a t-shirt or a nightshirt, my chest and stomach feel too hot and I wake up sweating. If I wear a cami, my shoulders and neck (which are out from under the blanket) are cold, and I wake up feeling sick. My dream pajamas would be a cami and cardigan/jacket both made of thin jersey/t-shirt knit (so my upper body can breathe without freezing), and shorts. I remember seeing a lot of pajamas like this a few years ago - now all I can find are cami/long pants with no jacket/cardigan. I found something sort of like it at Victoria's Secret, but it has their logo on the front (not really something I want) and it's way overpriced. Does anyone know where else I can find pajamas like these?
have you ever used a fake coupon?
do they actually work?
inspired by the kitties post -- Can we try to out-cute each other by posting ridiculously cute pictures of kitties and puppies?
i got the rice + sesame chicken. next time i'll get some crab rangoons for you bbs. ok last post, i promise.
How would you handle a sibling that is high and acting like a nut? Seriously my sibling is just annoying the ever loving shit out of me.
Billy Joel or Elton John?