Can you recommend a good support program for families of alcoholics - that isn't al-anon? How about online information about the same? I tried google and am finding nothing of particular use.
Here is the tldr My little brother is in essence driving my mother to the brink of crazy with his being drunk all the time. The latest incident involved his trying to take my 18mo for a drive while hammered. And then when we tricked him out of the keys and driver's seat, he got his revenge by texting her when we were half way to his house that the car had wrecked and that I was bleeding and the baby wasn't moving. I want to get her into a support situation so that she can maybe feel less like an utter failure and also stop helping the problems get worse.
I've noticed that those off-the-shoulder kind of 80's-style t-shirts seem to be back (sort of like this), and I have a couple hanging around. However, I'm a chunky girl and I can't wear shirts without a bra. Do you wear this kind of shirt with a strapless bra, or are you just supposed to go braless?
I had surgery almost two weeks ago and I've lost about 10 pounds, but I didn't lose any of it from my stomach, boobs, hips, thighs, or butt, and idk where else I could have lost it from. Where on earth did this weight come from? The only things they took out in my surgery were my tonsils, and I don't think they weighed 10lbs.
If you could eat anything in the world right now, what would it be? I'd have a Beach Club from Jimmy John's, and maybe a veggie burrito from Chipotle on the side. And a Dr Pepper. Clearly, I haven't had solid food in two weeks, lol.
-The Pagemaster -All the Land Before Time movies except the original -All the movies Nickelodeon put out -All Disney sequels (The Lion King II was okay) -The Power Rangers -We're Back! A Dinosaur Story -Goosebumps movies --- I haven't watched these yet as an adult, but I liked them as a kid. And I'm pretty sure they'll suck: -Little Nemo -The Troll in Central Park
This might just be a thing when it comes to my boss, but why is it that even though my co-worker messed up, I am made to feel like it was really my fault? I e-mailed him two request for the information this week an a reminder yesterday, with a clearly stated deadline and when he failed to give it to me on time, I get lectured for not nagging him more. What, three e-mails wasn't adequate?
I have an interview thing on camera with Reuters in a few hours. You guys helped me pick out what I was going to wear last week, but I have no idea what to do with my hair! ( Collapse )
Will you post a picture of your hair in its natural state?
ETA: WHAT IS ANNOYING YOU RIGHT NOW?? The fact that my room mate is packing all his shit in our apartment last minute, so all the work I did to clean the house before the film crew got here was basically pointless. ANYTHING TO ANNOY ME FURTHER FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS HE LIVES HERE, RIGHT?
My region of Disney Campus Reps does a contest and last semester it was trivia, this semester is "name that character" and I'm already stuck. He said we can use google or any other means to get the answer and I already tried Tineye, so this isn't cheating. Help me win a Haunted Mansion print
Edit! Thank you guys already, I'm sure I will be back next week with the next character. Apparently it's Shan Yu from Mulan (one of the many Disney cartoons I either haven't seen or slept through)
Is there something you do every morning that kind of jump-starts your day? Something that makes you happier/in a bit better of a mood for the rest of the day?
I usually find that I wake up in a pretty decent mood, but by a few hours later, I'm miserable and angry about something and just want to go back to bed. What can I do when I wake up? Yoga? Or is there something I can eat?
Are there any apps for tablets (doesn't matter which one) that will let you take a pdf and use a stylus to highlight things, write notes on it, etc. and then save those notes as part of the file? I'm wasting so much paper right now printing them all these journal articles out, but I just can't do what I want on a traditional laptop.
When I see photos of girls who have lost a ton of weight (like, not 10 pounds or something, like 40 or 50 or 100 pounds), their hair always looks so much healthier, and their skin seems healthier too. Are they primping for the photo or is it that once they get healthy and in shape, their hair and skin gets healthier too? When I lost 60 pounds, my hair and skin looked pretty bad (even though I was still considered obese) so I was just curious.
Yes, this is a stupid question. To offset that -
If you were the first person and only person to speak to a sentient alien creature, what is the most important thing or what would be the one thing you would talk about?
My boss started a new holiday today. It's called "criticize ME day"! Yup, I can't do anything right today, even when I do what she asks, she always wants more than what I provided. She's nit picking over little details now, it's that bad.
What can I do to make up for my "stupidity" today?
Ever have a day like that at work too? Sucks, don't it?
If you have a savings account, how did you decide where to go?
Do I just bring some cash to the place and say "Hey guys, I want to start saving!" or should I do some kind of interview process and have meetings with a few places?
My intention is to start a savings account and *hopefully* use the same bank to take out a very small school loan...have you ever done this or have a suggestion for a bank for this?
My paycheck today, for two weeks of work, was more than I have ever made in a MONTH of working 40 hours per week. I wasn't expecting it and almost cried in the hallway at my job. I want to save this money ASAP before I withdraw a bunch of singles and roll around in them.
I've asked this before, but I'm not sure if I asked it here. I'm interested in peoples' reasoning behind their answer.
Would you rather...
Pee your pants in public. People may or may not notice but you have to get home to change your clothes and you're obviously wet and smell like pee.
Crap your pants at home. You can change your pants quickly and quietly, but you're not home alone and you have to deal with cleaning up shitty pants and underwear and maybe even the floor/furniture depending on if you dropped a log or had a total explosion.
dk/dc: Why is my cat acting like such a brat? She's an angel when it's just me and her alone all day but as soon as my husband gets home, she's a maniac. We're having a big issue with her jumping on shit. We just got a brand new flat screen tv for Christmas and she's obsessed with it and jumps up on the stand or jumps OVER THE FUCKING TELEVISION from the floor and fucks with the cords behind the tv. Or she'll jump on the kitchen table and counters but she's getting better about that. Last night she tried to climb the book case and at night she's been either climbing on my desk trying to swat the clock off of the wall or jumping on the dresser and trying to climb the mirror. She never actually gets up there but she hangs from it for a few seconds before knocking every goddamn thing off the dresser and waking us up. She's a Himalayan and I had Persians before and they hate to jump and climb (according to most books and my experience) but I did some deeper reading about himmies and found out that the Siamese in them is what makes them so crazy.
She doesn't do any of this when it's just me but as soon as he gets home, she's insane.
When you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day, etc., how important is it to you that the celebration occur on THE day?
It's not very important to us. We rarely celebrate Valentine's Day on the day because restaurants, etc. are packed on the 14th. This year we have a play to see on Sunday, so we'll celebrate Valentine's a day early. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary something like three months late because my wife was busy with school at the time.
(( my friend just chucked THE BIGGEST spack because I said i dont really bother remembering peoples names (i really suck at names) and didnt really care/mind about his new friends plus/friends with benefits... i saidd. is your lady friend coming tonight? him.. her namee is ** name ** me: lol i dont doo names him: yes you do with other people me: yep but not for people i dotn mind/care about ive only met his new friends plus for less than 2 mins.... why is he being so dramatic??? he is full on rantting at me now about how im disrespectful etc because i dont mind her or remember her name :S maybe i was a bit rude, but do i have to 'mind' about my friends plusses that ive only met once.. ? :S i really do suck at names and i dono what the big deal is :S ('mind' : - and i told this to my friend - its not like i actively DO NOT CARE about her, its just a very 'meh' attitude about her cos i dont know her :S i dont think about her..) (he is now furious that i suggested maybe this convo is getting out of hand - he is really super offended :S ) ))
edit: > are you good at remembering names? > do you mind/care about your friends friends that you suspect you wont see again.. ? edit 2: (font size change) never mind lol apparently i'm just bitchy.
random fb question: all the writing on my fb page/homepage etc just went super tiny (the whole window) .. i didnt change any settings. how do i fix it..? my lj window is still normal.. edit: fixed. thanks =>
Today two of my coworkers were talking about non-permed black hair being called a "kitchen". I asked about it and they told me to look it up. Urbandictionary didn't have very much. Can somebody please explain this term to me? Where did it come from? What does it refer to exactly?
I'm baking tonight! I'm definitely making sugar plum cookies, but I want to make something else as well. I'm thinking brownies, but not plain boring chocolate fudge brownies. What can I add to brownies that will make them fun and exciting? (and delicious)
Have you started shopping for spring clothes yet? Are there any upcoming spring trends you think are "must haves"?
I got annoyed and cleaned everything off of the dresser that she kept jumping on just to knock stuff off and climb to the mirror. She's not jumping up there anymore and my dresser looks nice. Great, huh?
Now she's mad that I took away her fun so she went in the bathroom, dug through the trash and dug out a tampon. Now she's playing with that. Not the cotton part, the plastic applicator part but still. Do cats go through a terrible twos phase like toddlers? Her first birthday is coming up and omg she's reverted back to kitten or something. I love her to death but she's just being ridiculous. I do feel like I'm dealing with a toddler. I've tried bribing her with treats, tapping her on the nose and saying NO as soon as I move her, redirecting her with toys... I'm buying a squirt bottle tonight. WHO GOT MY CAT DRUNK?
How can I convince our landlords (via our property manager/real estate agency) to pay to fix our TV aerial?
It's currently really bad, bad enough that it's unwatchable without the "rabbit ear" internal aerial we supplied, and bad enough that I don't think we'd be able to use the digital television my new housemate owns (because the picture would just flicker in and out). Also, in a few years analogue TV will be phased out completely here in Australia, so they'd probably have to fix the aerial eventually anyway.
It's just a bit hard because decent TV reception isn't exactly an essential service.
TQC, what's the creepiest thing that's ever happened to you?
I was on my first hike-in trip, and we got totally fucking lost because, unknown to us, they had been logging in the middle of what was once a well-marked but privately-owned trail. So we came around one turn and it was just bare hillside for a mile or two, covered in mud due to root loss and recent heavy rain. Anyway, we got totally lost. Our scout troop leader, who was an Army Ranger and tracker, found us a decent spot for the night, but we were all sort of on edge. We were perched on this deforested edge so steep that my brother's tent actually slid a good 10 feet overnight, and we had to set up in the dark, and it was cold and raining. Overall pretty terrible.
At about 2AM, the entire camp of about 15 boys and 4 adults got woken up by the sound of this long, drawn-out horrible screaming from the other side of the valley. We had no fucking idea what it was, but EVERYONE heard it. The guide (Navajo-trained tracker and former Army ranger) had no idea what it was. He said it was probably a bird, but years later my dad said that the guide had reported it as a woman screaming when we got back home.
There was a picture of me taken at a sports event and the picture is available online for purchase. Once you purchase it, the copyright label/stamp thing on it goes away and it is free for your use. Can I use it if I keep the copyright watermark on it and, uh, not pay for it?
Do you have any friends that you normally wouldn't picture yourself being friends with?
For example, I have a friend that is kind of stupid, perpetually collecting unemployment without making an effort to find a job, doesn't speak proper english (saying 'she don't know', as opposed to 'she doesn't know', etc.) but she's one of my best friends and I love her to death.
customer service reps: on a scale of 1 through 10, how much do you hate your job?
1 = it's always been my dream to be a csr! i love it! 10 = this job makes me hate my life.
right now i'm at like a 20. one customer in particular really struck a nerve with me by saying that i should be more "professional". i'm the nicest bitch you will ever speak to on the phone, i don't understand why she would call me unprofessional. usually when i get a bad call idgaf, i get to the next customer. but this woman pissed. me. off.
idk/idc - what toppings do you put on your froyo or ice cream?
You guys, I am 22, British & I have never had a cup of tea. I assume I tried a mouthful as a kid & disliked it so haven't since. Plus, like coffee, tea smells ~nasty~ to me. However, I am aiming to rectify this by trying tea tomorrow! In a cafe, in town. We have a Costa, a Starbucks & various other places.. So, my question is:
What type of tea should I try? With milk? (I don't like the taste of milk fyi) Sugar?
Has anyone here had experiences with passing out/having a seizure or know anyone with a similar situation? If so, did it happen in public? and what happened after the fact?
I was at the grocery store last night around 9 and about a minute inside I was having a tough time getting my eyes to focus on anything and i couldnt process or understand anything i was looking at. I let my brother-in-law know that I couldnt tell what was happening and about 30 seconds late I passed out and began convulsing. What i told is that I hit the floor so hard than a man outside pushing carts heard it and rushed in. I didnt come to until inside the ambulance about an hour later riding to the hospital :/ Needless to say Im mortified and embarrassed about the entire situation. I don't have a history of seizures or fainting so it was all new to me.
So, TQC, I love cheese. Problem is, I haven't tried that many kinds; I haaaaaaaate blue cheese, and goat's cheese, but what other kinds should I try?! My faves are romano, and extra old cheddar. Nom. :3
Is anyone else in a relationship and not into valentine's day?
It's just another day for me and my bf but I figured this year I'll celebrate it in "our" kind of way, so I'm making black heart shaped cookies and renting a bunch of horror films to watch after a monster truck show. What should I make for dinner?
DK/DC: What are you doing to celebrate Valentine's day?