it just dawned on me that i NEED bubblegum ice cream to live. does anyone know where i could get old-school blue bubblegum ice cream without bits of gum in it? i remember it being EVERYWHERE when i was, like, 7, but i haven't seen it in ages.
I'm going to the library tomorrow. Will you recommend a book for me?
I feel super awkward in there since they remodeled because to get to the teen section from the adult section you have to walk past the front desk, and through the entrance way, and it always makes me feel like they will think I'm trying to steal books.
I went to the hospital's urgent care clinic on Friday, was prescribed pain pills and now I only have 2 left. Can I call the clinic and ask for the doctor to authorize a refill or do I have to go in and be seen again?
what elements of your life (personality, physical appearance, where you work/go to school, your relationships to other people, your personal belief system, your life history, etc.) do you think of first when asked to define yourself? which do you think are most important (to you, personally)?
(i think this is phrased really oddly, sorry)
edit: if you want to say what those things are in specifics, please go ahead! (i'm curious)
What are the chances of me/the other person involved getting fined for them sending me a Kinder Surprise Egg. For those who don't know, Kinder Surprise Eggs are a hollow chocolate egg with a toy on the inside. They were banned in the US for kids trying to eat the toy, despite having a warning label on them. Anyway yeah, so being that they're banned, what are the chances of someone (me/them/both) getting fined for sending me one?
Don't know/don't care - What animals do you find terrifying and why?
TQC, the cable people were supposed to come between 11am and 2 pm today but have decided to arrive before 10am. My dad was going to come home at 11 so he would be here. I don't feel comfortable being here alone with them/answering the door. What should I do? I'm hiding in my room and they've been knocking on the door for nearly 10 minutes.
In True Grit, why does Rooster keep kicking those kids off the porch? My dad said it was because they were being mean to the horse, but I thought it was just him being a jerk and to show how racist everybody was back then.
So on the one day I don't make an effort to clean up my apartment in case a repairman comes to look at my broken oven and microwave, they of course inevitably come and see my dirty dishes piled up and my clothes all over my couch and bed. So to make me feel better, will you tell me the most embarrassing thing to happen to you with regards to relatives or people that you don't know very well?
Why have I been getting the runs every time I drink alcohol lately?
A little help please. I'm trying to put together a resume, how I'm not sure how to categorize it. Any tips for resume building? Do I do jobs first? Or education? Or volunteer work? I am trying to get a low level entry job at a vet office and while my last two jobs have been at resturants, I have worked with dogs and volunteered at shelters in the past. I want to concentrate on those, however, I feel like I need to mention "hey, I have a job now, even though it's not in this field"...this is my first resume I've ever built, so I need some help. Any advice?
So a friend and I are planning to move in together in the summer. Neither of us has ever lived on our own but we both want to find a place together to save $$ and stuff. We are both pretty easy going so I don't anticipate any huge problems but I want to make sure things go smooth as possible.
I posted this a few years ago, I think, but I'm still having this argument so I need some opinions.
Let's say you go to a restaurant and you order a cheeseburger with nothing on it but the cheese. When it arrives, it's got all this other crap on it like tomatoes, ketchup, onions, pickles, etc. Can you take all that extra crap off and NOT taste it or does the taste linger even after taking it all off?
I think the taste still lingers, but my father thinks otherwise. I think there's something wrong with his taste buds.
It's my turn to host the monthly game night and I've decided that it would be awesome to have a baked potato bar. I'm going to go get massive potatoes and then set out toppings. I'm making my list of toppings now and I have: cheeses, sour cream, butter, chives, bacon, and broccoli.
My hips and knees are terrible from a lifetime of carrying what amounts to three people on them, so I have a hard time wanting to exercise. My friend has a treadmill and three times a week I babysit for her. How should I start using the treadmill to maximize the exercise without hurting myself? Like, two 5 minute walks at 3mph?
I don't want to run or jog on it because that seriously hurts and I'm so uncoordinated I'm afraid I'll go zooming off.
People with asthma, how do you exercise without causing an attack? I just went for 5 minutes at 2.5mph and I had to use my inhaler.
What's on your workout playlist?
And finally, how do I get my parents to leave me alone about stuff like this? They want to talk about it and it just makes my skin crawl when they try to 'encourage' me to lose weight. I just want to do this without them bugging me.
I'm living in NC, and was recently offered a job as a lead pastry chef at a new restaurant concept in Seymour, TN (near Knoxville/Pigeon Forge area).
I'm starting my job next Monday, and since it is such short notice, I'm looking to find some sort of Extended Stay hotel scenario where I can rent a room for a month until my boyfriend can join me and we can get our own place.
My mother seems to think we can find a decent rate (ex. $150/week or around that) because that area is not in tourist season right now. Everything that I've looked at so far seems to dispute that claim.
Do any of you have experience with moving on short notice, or could offer some tips on how to figure all this out? Is my mother crazy? Am I crazy for trying to move my life in a week? Srs and non srs welcome (though I could really use the help).
TQC, what do you do when you just feel "cooked out"? I've made the past five meals at my house and I just don't want to cook (my dad doesn't really cook). Should we just go out for dinner? We just went out to a movie, though, so I feel guilty about making him go out again. Should we make some sort of hot roast beef sandwich? If so, what should we put on it? If not, where should we go?
I'm going to London for about a week next month. when I travel, I really like trying to find food that is special to that region or that I wouldn't be able to find anywhere else, but I'm not really familiar with English cuisine. aside from jokes about the quality of British cooking (I'm sure there must be some good dishes out there) is there anything I must try? Can any Londoners/people familiar with the area recommend certain restaurants or dishes?
What's appropriate to ask about a job when replying to an ad? I know you're not supposed to ask about pay up front, but there would be no problem asking for the company name, location, and hours of the position right? Or would it be more polite to not ask questions and wait for them to say if they're interested in you? In addition to a resume if they don't ask for a cover letter, should your email include any information about yourself and why you would be good for the job?
TQC, what do you do to cope with a perpetually frustrating problem you're not really in a position to change?
Brought to you by my grandma's Alzheimer's, which is getting worse but we can't afford to put her in a nursing home and the state needs to re-evaluate her to see if they'll pay for part of it. She's just getting so frustrated with herself and it sucks having to explain that there's nothing to be done about it every time she asks what's wrong with her.
I'm a college freshmen and I work at the college calling center asking alumni for donations. It's just about the worst job ever - I get cursed out all the time. I'd greatly prefer stacking books in a library, but my university used my scholarship to eliminate my work study (great).
Any tips for working in a calling center/working an awful job? Alternatively, what's the worst job you've had trying to make ends meet?
Have any of you ever done food exchanges? Like where you and someone else trade food packages? I've heard of them before and totally want to give them a go (mainly because I always hear of really cool food you can't buy here). Do you know where can you get involved in them? If you've ever done one how did it work out? So far I've only ever seen them pop up randomly in communities that I'm not really active in :(
dk/dc Whats your favourite type of biscuit? I can never really choose, but it's probably chocolate goldgrains.
If I feel guilty or embarrassed, I feel the need to have physical contact with another person, like I HAVE to touch their arm or something in order to feel better. Is anybody else like this? What are some weird stuff you "have" to do in certain situations?
Sooo the forecast here for tomorrow is literally "blizzard." We're supposed to get up to 15 inches of snow and ice; all of the public schools and most businesses are closing tomorrow, and the city sent everyone a copy of the Red Cross's blizzard survival tips. AmerenUE called my house this morning with a recording warning us that we will possibly lose power tonight or tomorrow. It's already icing/snowing outside. The kicker? My university just sent out an email that basically said "Just so you know, classes aren't cancelled."
So my question is this: should I go to my only class tomorrow? It's creative writing, it's a twice-a-week class and I've already missed it once, and tomorrow is supposed to be a poetry workshop day. But it's also a 15 minute walk to school.
dk/dc: do you have any EXTREME weather stories? Cold-weather power outage survival tips?
I am on the search for the specific name of a type of fallacy.
Here is the example I was given.
Let's say you are having a debate about whether or not a person is a dick. Someone within the debate says "he just called you out for being a dick!" as though it is a point. But it is not a point, because it is something up for debate.
Does this make sense? I have no idea how to google-fu this.
How often do you hear sirens (of the police/fire truck/ambulance variety) from your home, or from where you spend most of your time?
I hear around 10-15 per day. I live in a subdivision off of one of my town's major roads, and there's an old folk's gated community down the street from me, so with those two factors I've gotten pretty used to them.
is getting so engrossd in your new boyfriend that you pretty much ignore your best friend, can't be away from him for a couple hours, and just ditch everyone if he can't come "just how it goes" or can i be legit pissed off?
hooray! my sister finally dumped her douchebag of a fiance! she's feeling empowered and happy (for the first time since they got together!) and she's been listening to "pretty girl rock" by keri hilson all day. while it's a good song, i'd like to share some other "fuck you, ex-partner of mine! i'm better off without you and i hope you rot in hell forevs!" songs with her that've helped me through a rough break up. in my experience, i only ever listened to every single fiona apple song ever made.
so, can you think of other songs that fit this criteria? they were engaged for a short while and he's not only cheated on her, but he's sticking her with a cell phone bill that he has no intention of paying for.
dk/dc: do you love whiskey sours? i just had one for the first time a few weekends ago and not only was i WAYYYSTTTIIDDDD after two of them, but they've become my second favorite drink.
getting so engrossed in your new boyfriend that you pretty much ignore your best friend, make a stink about meeting said best friend for coffee 'cause you'll have to be away from him for a couple hours since you'll also have to be away from him for 3 hours in the evening, and just basically ditch everyone if he can't come
is that "just how it goes" or can i legit be pissed off?
JFC DID IT POST THIS LIKE 300 TIMES?
sry guys :( my internet is this like city wide broad band, so it's really finicky and unreliable and i hit reload a couple times. then i thought it hadn't posted so i tweaked it. SORRY. should i delete the other?
Do you still have your tonsils? If not, when did you get them out? How long until you felt recovered?
Have you ever had a throat abscess, or have you even heard of them? Worst pain I've ever had, and I'd never even heard of them until yesterday when mine got so bad I couldn't breathe and had to go to the ER. D:
I currently attend graduate school and work part-time. I want to start applying for full-time jobs though because I need to make more money/take out less loans. I have at least a year of school left though. Should I mention the fact that I am still in school on my resumes/cover letters? I am worried that it will make prospective employers think that I'm not long-term employee material but at the same time, the things I'm learning are relevant to the jobs I'm applying for.
Also, my program is really flexible in that all the classes are offered online as well. So I could take online classes, finish my degree, and work a normal schedule or even relocate if I found something ~*~ amazing ~*~ in another city. I'm not sure if that negates any potential employer concerns though.
DK/DC: How did you find out about TQC? Did you lurk first or did you jump right in with comments/questions?
I found TQC through someone else's livejournal years ago and it was the greatest thing ever since I was working as an intern for a company that didn't know what to do with an intern. I had hardly any work to do so I spent most of the day refreshing TQC. I guess I'm an extended lurker though since I read frequently but rarely comment/post.
how do i get my 2 year old cat from attacking my poor old 15 year old cat?
srsly im really worried its hurting him cuz he is so old, there is no blood wounds or anything but its redic. they are both boys and are both fixed. i spray an aerosol can in the air (not near them) to make that hissing noise and my younger cat runs away but he just comes back for more later..
I just got an email that's a Vistaprint offer and I can get a FREE VISTAPRINT TSHIRT for subscribing to this newspaper. So, what should I put on it? HELP HELP HELP I CAN'T DECIDE and i have to decide quickly.
I am so far thinking of making my bro a shirt that he's always wanted to make but it's also kind of an unexciting idea and I think I should wholeheartedly abuse this. I am willing to take all srs/non-srs ideas into consideration.
What does it mean when people tell you "You have no life?" What constitutes "having a life"? I go to uni, I have my hobbies. I study well. I socialize a lot. I do a lot of the fun things I love like fishing and my fashion and my new love of painting. Why do I still get the "You have no life"?