My father gave me an opportunity to make some money by doing the following:
- Cleaning out two upstairs attics (one is located in my old room, and the other is located in my younger brother's room)
- Clean out my mother's old office (Gathering old clothes and books to be donated)
I was asked to come up with a contract, and that I was supposed to determine how much I should charge.
Here are my two problem:
1. My dad's house is about 40+ years old, so the attics are not climate controlled. Also, the main attic is cramped and there will be some difficulty moving things out. It's accessed through the closet in my old bedroom, and the only way in and out is by using a tiny ladder.
2. My father expects that most of the stuff in the attics will be going to my mom's house. Same goes with the old office. However, I know that most of the stuff in the attics are either trash or empty boxes. The only things that will not be thrown out will most likely be donated.
So, I pretty much have no clue on what to charge.
If you were given this job to do, how much would you charge? Would you charge a flat rate, or by the hour?
Who is your favourite member of TQC? Why?
If you can't pick just one person, list a few :D
what are some blogs you read? I know i can google blogs but i want recommendations. any topic is fine.
what is the most important thing?
it's a very slow night. nothing is happening. everyone is asleep but you. none of your online games are working.
what do you do?
When you argue with your SO, or in the past with exes, how nasty do you get? Are there a lot of snide remarks or do you stay generally civil and stick to the topic at hand?
I've noticed that I get really sarcastic and bitchy and terrible when arguing, but my boyfriend stays pretty civil :( poor guy
Have you ever found something in the fridge and decided to eat or drink it thinking it was one thing and then it turned out to be something different?
Was it a good surprise or a bad surprise?
DK/DC: if you had posters up in your room as a kid, what were they?
My sister is looking for a movie and I have no clue so she asked me to ask here.
It's a movie about a dog and if she remembers right the dog looks like Benji and he's stuck in like a forrest. It's not animated and it's not Homeward Bound. She thinks it may be from the 80's or 90's.
Answered. Thanks so much!
I've been eating a lot of pickles lately, am I turning into Snooki or am I pregnant?
Which is scarier, considering I'm male?
When was the last time you experienced a metamorphosis?
What were you before the change and what did you turn into?
is it madness to try and meet someone for a coffee date during a 2.5 hour stopover at SFO airport?
it's an internation->international connection, and I'd have a boarding pass and my bags would be checked through. I'd just have to clear immigration and then security again, but since I had to get a visa to transit in the US I'm feeling like I might as well use it...
I got a copy of the I Ching with instructions and historical context and just huge blocks of text. I tried throwing coins but I think I did it wrong. This is complex and I was not prepared! Can anyone help me out, or point out a good resource, or do I just have to read the whole book and do my research before I earn the right to use this oracle?
What are some movies you've seen that are just so bad they're hilarious/good?
My top pick is The Final Sacrifice. It's so terrible it's still funny even without MST3K commentary. (Mystery Science Theater 3000 for those under a rock.)
Do you wish MST3K would come back to TV? I do!
what's the funniest facebook status you've read this week?
good morning tqc. what's for breakfast?
I had an onion bagel, and a banana with nutella.
Who has Aldo shoes? Do the sizes generally run small? I usually fit a 7 or 7.5, but the only shoe size left for the shoe I want is a size 8! Should I buy them? Will they fit?
Also are their shoes generally good quality? My main mode of transportation is walking and the bus so I need shoes that will not fall apart within one year. I am buying flats and "mid heel" heels (1.5-2inches)
What do you guys think of their handbags?
Gimme the dirt!
I have a ton of stuff to do today but I'm tired as hell. What can I do to stay awake? Coffee and naps don't work for me. :(
Are there any brands that you are especially loyal to?
I'm not going in to work today. How should I spend the next 5 hours or so?
Difficulty: I'm broke as fuck and can't spend any money.
Let's say you were invited to a potluck. What type of dish would you make/bring?
I usually bring Tandoori Chicken, but it needs to be done the night before and I may not do it this time!
How old is your computer? Do you have a desk top or a laptop? If you were to upgrade, what would you get next?
5 and a bit year old Dell desktop. I'm debating getting a laptop for the next upgrade.
What are you having for lunch?
I don't know!
Inquiring on behalf of a friend, does anyone have any experience commuting from the Baltimore area to Andrews AFB?
If a guy says my boots are hookerest because the boots go over my knees, is he being misogynistic?
I'm trying to get my thoughts together so I know what to say to the guy, but my brain doesn't work right now and all I have in my head is "You're a asshole". So yeah.
Say you had the choice between two postgraduate courses;
Course 1 leading to the job you most want to do, but where jobs are very hard to get and where the course is quite expensive.
Course 2 leading to a career you're not really interested in but where jobs are very available and where the course is fully funded.
Which would you take?
Yes TQC, I am asking you to decide my life for me!
If you gave your kid (21 years old) a check for Christmas and he lost it, would you cancel the first one and send him another one?
I know it's my brother's fault that he lost it, but I feel bad for him. :/
Will you post your username so everyone in TQC can tell you how much they love you? :)
Do you have any just plain weird physical traits/quirks/ailments that you inherited from your parents?
Sometimes my right ear, and just my right ear, turns bright, bright red. I can never figure out why, but last time it happened when I was embarrassed and riled up. I got it from my dad, and it happens to my sister too (she claims it happens when she eats fruit).
How much caffeine, if any, does it take for you to be functional in the morning/throughout the day?
I try not to depend on coffee, but I drink one cup on weekdays, when it is just too early.
my dog is a 10 year old beagle who's never known the sweat of a hard day's work. i got her this big treat at the pet store, it cost like $1.25 and is decorated like a cinnamon roll.
anyway, it's one of those ones they would chew on for a while, you know? but she won't eat it. she's trying to bury it in the sofa and the bed and in her toy box. and she's trying to get me to let her out so she can actually bury it(that's not happening. she digs them up in the spring and it's revolting). she always tries to bury her bones and things like these.
SHE'S SO CONCERNED, hahahahaha. she's been going up and down the apartment for like 20 minutes and cannot find a suitable place.
i'm not complaining, it's hilarious. but why this incessant need to bury it? i know it's her instinct and she's a hound dog but this is getting ridiculous.
IT LOOKS TO TASTY, WHY WON'T SHE JUST CHEW IT? she sure as shit doesn't wait to eat her food...
seriously, why did they put Hyde and Jackie together on That 70's Show?
I recently was hired to be an aquarium biologist in another state. Yay for getting my career started!
It's only a four month long position.
I have two jobs where I need to give notice. I have never given notice before. Is it best to do it in person, over the phone, or over e-mail?
Would it be unprofessional for me to say something like, "Since I'll only be gone for four months, would it be all right if I contacted you once I return about working for you again?"
Do you have a nickname that you're called among your friends or maybe your family? If so, what is it?
Do you have any friends or family who have any interesting nicknames? What are they and why are they called that?
Are you a sucker for nice packaging?
I just bought a different brand of shampoo then usual because it comes in a nicer bottle but it's very disappointing.
Having my mom and step mom over for dinner tomorrow and again on Saturday.
What should I make?
Something a bit special, please?
Will you help cheer me up? I'm in desperate need, TQC.
I'm planning a week-long vacation to London in March. I'm American, what's the best way to take/use money abroad? I've been Googling, but I was hoping to get some first-hand advice. My bank is PNC.
dk - what does your favorite pair of shoes look like?
Are you a competitive person?
What do you do regarding feeling competitive at work?!
I've never thought I'm an overly competitive person, particularly at work but our co-op student is a SUPERSTAR and I'm feeling useless! Which is also making me feel competitive as a result...
NonSrs answers plz, bonus to those that figure out how to involve hookers and blow into the equation!
Do you enjoying dressing up?
What is sexier to you,seeing a little or a lot of skin?
Will you show me a picture of an actor or actress that you think is classy/glamorous/sexy?
Do you use your local library? What was the last book you checked out?
Have you had any pleasant surprises today? If not, will you tell me about the last time life pleasantly surprised you?
You know how there are certain memes/surveys/whatever which prompt you to write specific things? Could you list some of the ones which focus more on writing than one word/sentence responses?
Or - do you follow any set of writing prompts?
How is your journal managed and how did your journal first start? Did you first just write how you were feeling, how your day was, or was it more a project where you kept a collection of your stories, poems, etc? A mixture?
Should I accept that nothing of interest will happen tonight and settle in, do alone-time things, and sleep early? Or should I hold out hope that something will happen tonight?
Favorite breed of dog? Why?
I'm partial to German Shepherds because the one my cousin's own is the sweetest dog I have ever met.
What movie should I see Friday? Why/why not?
The King's Speech
What was the last thing that made you want to break down and cry?
What was the last thing that actually made you break down and cry?
What are some song titles that seem to be used over and over again by different artists?
I swear there are like a million "This Love"s and "All I Ever Wanted"s.
What good things have happened to you recently?
I found out yesterday I was cast in my university's production of HMS Pinafore that I auditioned/was called back for last week :)
TQC, I'm asking for a friend here. He blew up at his parents on Sunday because they were fighting about silly things and being childish, and there's been a seriously awkward silence in his house ever since. He doesn't want to apologize because he's not sorry for what he said, since it's true and needed to be said. What would you do? Bite the bullet and apologize just to break the awkward, not apologize, or talk to them in another way?
Dear TQC - what is that meme that involves the little boy talking to his dad and the final image ends with a close-up of the father's face? It is a comic, I know that, I just can't remember the name.
ETA: TY, it was staredad!
Would you ever date a friend's ex?
How was your day?
I just found out Vanilla Carmex exists and now I can't find it at Walgreens. It looks like it was a holiday thing. Can't find it on ebay either.
What was the last thing you were disappointed by?
First time poster! I've been lurking forever, so I guess I know the drill.
Did you go to your high school prom? (junior or senior)
I didn't go to Junior prom. Jury's still out on Senior, it depends.
Was it a good experience, or did you feel let down? Did you attend out of any compulsory feeling that if you didn't go, you'd regret it?
Did you do a "prom weekend" kind of thing (like where you and your friends rent a beach/vacation house and omgzz party so hard!!!)? Any good stories?
Dk/dc How long will you wear a pair of pants before you absolutely have to wash them?
I've gone as long as a week, but usually after two or three days they start to physically feel grimy.
What's the best way to annoy neighbours directly above you? Mine play drums for hours on end and this is an apartment building.
I've written many complaints to the strata council over the last year but nothing is going to change. I'm ready to fight fire with fire.
ETA: You're all hilarious, thanks!
My mother broke her ankle Thanksgiving Day (fell down the stairs during a diabetic insulin reaction) and is on crutches/wheelchair until possibly the end of March. Her birthday is coming up. I have no idea what to get her, when I ask what she needs she says 'oh, I'm fine, I don't need anything!'.
So, my question. Have you ever been confined to a wheelchair/bed/crutches? What did you wish you had? She already has a little bag thing that attaches to her wheelchair that holds her cell phone and bottle of water.. I am out of ideas. If I can't think of something helpful for her now, I still have ideas of things, she just can't use them until March/April.
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
So...do you think there will be a toast?
Where are some places that you have volunteered at?
Does anyone else find the Dr. Drew show incredibly depressing? All I have to do is listen for five minutes and I'm morose for the rest of the night. Is the world really that bad, or do people make up horrible stuff just to get on the air?
I'm debating buying a DVD set off the internet. However, I live in a college apartment. My mailbox is itty bitty and right outside my apartment and a package of pretty much any size besides standard letter envelope would not fit in it. Will they deliver it to my apartment and knock on the door? Or would it go elsewhere? How does it work? I would not like to not end up not receiving my DVDs because I wasn't home to answer the door.
Where will your midnight train take you?
What song/character in the media do you identify with most?
Does the passive tense annoy you? "The ball was bitten by the dog" or "And a good time was had by all"? (I hate it so much asldkgjalgjag)
TQC WHY DOES MY BUILDING HAVE ONLY ONE WASHER BUT TWO DRYERS?
THERE ARE 24 UNITS HERE AAAAGH
Should I pace impatiently in the laundry room until whoever is using the machine comes to collect their shit, or just give up and wash my underwear in the tub?
What are some hilariously awkward ways of letting the person I'm seeing currently know that I have ~srs romantic feelingz~ for them?
What is your response to someone who says to you, "I hope we can one day have sex in order to strengthen our friendship?" and this is the first thing they have ever said to you?
Oh, and they are not very attractive, unfortunately.
what does your vagina look like? does it have teeth?
Do you ever see slight features in someone's face that resemble someone you really hate and instantly get a bad impression of that person even though they have nothing to do with that other person?
Do you ever watch porn out of boredom? What's your ratio of boredom porn to getting-off porn? Do you watch porn for any other reason(s)?
What was the last album you listened to?
what is a free program that i can install so i can transfer all my files on my ipod onto my itunes? thanks.
Hey, TQC. I just made a dessert with the sugar measured in tablespoons instead of teaspoons. That is, three times the required sugar. I had two spoonfuls and my teeth started aching. I had to throw it all away and binge on savoury foods.
What are your recent/best cooking fails?
A large group of TQCers are dumped on a desert island. Who would be there and how would they survive?
Is it just me, or has the internet been boring the past few days?
If you live with someone,what are some of your pet peeves of sharing a bathroom?
If you're in school, what's for homework tonight?
If you're not (or if you don't have homework or don't care about doing your homework) what are you doing the rest of the night, besides sleeping?
Anyone have a tattoo lasered off? How'd that work for you?
Any other kinds of laser surgery?
Great news today. Not only am I staying on at my job another year (I'm in the newspaper biz, we're in an unfortunate spot these days, I've been kept there on a series of term contracts until something opens up), but they're going to work out giving me the same three-week vacation as the permanent staff get! Hooray!
I'm not entirely sure when I'm going to take it -- maybe April. My plan is to get an Amtrak pass, leave my car in Grand Forks, N.D. and try to get to as many places as I can in the U.S. in that three-week span.
1A) Where should I go, TQC? I am not picky. I love discovering new spots.
B) What should I do / see when I get there?
2. Will you let me crash on your couch if I do come? I am very fun.
* Note: Portland, OR is on my list, maybe, because my husband is there and although we're separated and not talking I may or may not make a desperate last-ditch attempt to try and reconcile with him. So no need to mention that one.
TQC, will you kindly link me to some cute [petite] cream/white sweater dresses? My shopping-fu is weak.
(or should short people not even try sweater dresses?)
I feel like you and I don't know each other very well. I would like to get to know you, and for you to get to know me.
Please ask me any questions you like. I don't think I'm very funny, but non-srs questions will be answered either very srsly, or as lulzy as I can answer them.
My question to you is:
What is something that always irrationally pisses you off? What do you do about it?
I hate mouth noises. It makes me want to slap the person, but I can't, so I usually try to leave the room, say something, or focus on something else so strongly that I zone it out.
1. Are there any movies that are better than the book they're based on?
2a. what word do you use the most? (excluding 'the', 'I', etc.)
2b. what expletive/naughty word do you use the most?
3a. Have you ever experienced a metamorphosis?
3b. If so, what were you originally, and what did you become?
Have any of you ever used Chegg.com to rent textbooks for college? Opinions on it?
What's your motivation (for anything)?
What should you be doing right now?
I'm in a film class, and I made a movie on imovie, but now I can't figure out how to burn it onto a DVD. I'm using a mac. Does anyone know how?
have you seen storage wars on A&E?
In what ways are you a nerd?
what is the last tropical/"exotic" fruit you ate?
which tropical/"exotic" fruit is your favourite?
This will drive me crazy!
Does anyone remember a book called The Silverfish King? I can't be sure it was meant to be a children's book. It was about a man who takes a nap on his couch and a silverfish crawls in his ear. Eventually, to get relief, he jumps out the window and kills himself. Yeah, probably NOT a kids' book. But it did have pictures. My grandma gave it to me when I was little. Amazon and Google tell me it doesn't exist but IT DOES and it has fostered my lifelong hatred of silverfish! Please tell me you've read it?
Another question. I live on a military post, and I have free access to 3 different gyms on post. I have a consultation for a gym in the neighboring town. Should I join the gym where I'll have to pay dues and drive 20 miles to get to, or try to figure out how to use the equipment that is here on post? I went the other day and I couldn't even figure out how to start the treadmill. The off post gym has personal trainers and staff to help you and they set up a meal plan for you. The on post gym is strictly you, on your own. They do have trainers, but they are (understandably) soldier oriented first, so civilian appointments can take a while to get. What would you do?
Last question. Should I tell my coworker that I won't give her my shifts because she doesn't do any work and is a useless lump? What's a nicer way to say that?
Thanks for any and all advice!
I have a recipe that calls for ground allspice, but I only have whole allspice. Can I just smash up some whole allspice to get ground allspice? I really don't feel like going out to get the ground stuff.
And just out of curiosity, is there any way to turn cinnamon sticks into powdered cinnamon?
EDIT: That was quick! Thank you very much!
Do you feel safe walking around by yourself at night in your city? Where do you live? Are you male or female?
I feel safe. I live in DC and I'm female.
Google has failed me, so I come to you in my time of need, TQC:
Please tell me, does Certain Dri anti-perspirant have an expiration date?
For some reason I've been sweating more than normal recently, and I'm about to start into dance rehearsals so it'll get worse. I have a pretty old bottle of Certain-Dri (about a year) and it smells a tinge funky. But I don't have time to get anymore before rehearsal. Will it actually harm me (like, give me a rash or something), or will it just not work properly?
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