February 15th, 2011

yo

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Some guy asked me to hang out this weekend. What do I respond with? (I want to)

Sounds good.
25(42.4%)
I'd love to.
4(6.8%)
I'd like that.
12(20.3%)
That'd be cool.
8(13.6%)
other/it doesn't matter, ya freak. quit overanalyzing.
10(16.9%)

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ugh, well i screwed myself.

i am now full blown sick again, i have a fever, chills, huge headache, my asthma is killing me, my throat is on fire and i cant breathe out of my nose.  this sucks.

i also have a big project due tomorrow, which i did finish in rough but i havent typed it out (i always write everything down on paper first)

i went to work today because it was just the begininng of the sickness and not so bad, and i also actually went to school to talk to my prof about said project. (stupidly i didnt say anything about being sick, although she might have noticed, but she might have not as well)

now, the question is, should i go to work tomorrow, or stay home (considering i missed 2 days of work  weeks ago bc of strep throat) and also, should i attempt to type out my project (either at work or at home) tomorrow, its due at 7pm. or should i get a doctors note and try to get an extension (i actually went to the doctors today to check myself out) (if i dont get an extension its -5% a day)
 
what the hell would you do in the situation?
*i do know this is my responsibility, and the project will get done regardless, i just also know how shitty i am going to feel tomorrow*
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Hi TQC, do you know of a place where I can take the full Meyers-Briggs (not some abbreviated version) for cheap or free on the internet? I googled, but its just a mire of shit.

Do you work on self improvement consciously? What methods do you use? 
elsa

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Poll #1681941 if youre happy and you know it clap your hands

If 1 is miserable, and 10 is ecstatic, how happy are you right this moment?

Mean: 4.88 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.37
1
11(9.6%)
2
13(11.3%)
3
9(7.8%)
4
17(14.8%)
5
18(15.7%)
6
19(16.5%)
7
8(7.0%)
8
14(12.2%)
9
3(2.6%)
10
3(2.6%)
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What are your favorite condiments?

What particular features are you attracted to in others?

What Myers-Briggs personality type are you (inspired by a question a few posts down)?
Queen

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To help stop to the spread of disease would you support the eradication of mosquitoes? Scientists predict it won't change Eco systems too heavily so it could work well without damaging anything too much.
What are your thoughts?
Bruins - shadow

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Would "Im waiting until marriage before I have sex. I also wont kiss you on the lips, or lay horizontally on the couch with you." be a relationship deal breaker for you?
Why do people do this?
Im watching "True Life" on MTV and I cant even...

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Do any of you have those wall decal things? I'm looking at them on etsy, and I just don't know.

Was it hard to get it to look right? How hard are they to get off the wall when you have to move?

If you eat spicy food at night do you have wacky dreams?
question

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Let's say you wake up one morning and you discover that you have a new superpower: the ability to kill people (in real life) by killing them in your dreams. What do you do with it?

Now let's take it a step farther. You have this superpower, but you can't control it. When a real person dies in your dream, they die in real life. Let's say you notice this happening about once a month or so. Now what do you do?
i say, old bean

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tqc, would you consider it rude to sit there looking over someone's shoulder when they're doing something?

or it it just annoying?

what was the last thing to really frustrate you?
Sokka//Foo-Foo Cuddly Poops

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What is a good way to handle queefing? I mean, its happened a bit rrecently, and I always get really embarrassed and it totally kills the mood. My boyfriend just kinda stays quiet and neither of us knows what to say.
So if and when its happened to you, what did you do?
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    annoyed annoyed
zombie baby cede! :D

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I have a collection of mugs that I love but I have no idea how to display them. Do you have any suggestions? Seen it done somewhere before?
(Preferably not hanging on hooks in the kitchen. :/)
Such a lot of fuss

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I've been invited to dinner at my neighbors house and would like to bring something. Normally, I would bring a bottle of wine, but they don't drink, so what would be a good alternative?
bob

first world problems

I have the Droid Incredible. Other than the ridiculously crappy battery life, I love it.

The iPhone just came to Verizon. Woo. I can afford to purchase it, but nothing is wrong with my Incredible.

Also, Verizon's website makes it appear that:

the following are the things that iPhone has that Incredible does not:
-more apps
-slightly longer battery life (still not great)

the following are things that Incredible has that iPhone does not:
-Ability to SWYPE
-Wifi only available on 32 gig iphone
-Removable memory/ability to add more with SD cards instead of "Fixed" 16 or 32 of iphone
-Voice dialing
-Droid has an 8 MP camera; iPhone has a 5MP
-Visual voicemail
-Vcast videos
-Mobile broadband capability

I've also heard the iPhone is heavy.

Am I missing something? Why does everyone OMG WANT THE IPHONE LIKE IT IS THE BEST PHONE EVER? And should I get one? If so, why? I do like Apple products. I would not use it as my iPod though, because I run with my iPod and I'd feel weird running with my phone strapped to my sweaty body.
Rocky Horror Batman Show

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 Dr TQC, I've suddenly lost my peripheral vision in my right eye and the rest of my vision in that eye is blurry. It's like if I stared at a bright sky with just this eye and it hasn't readjusted, but it's lasted at least 15 minutes. What the hell is up with my eye?


Do you buy roadside fruit or vegetables? I bought a bunch of oranges yesterday and they're good.

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my Husband said to me, "Hey let's do whatever you want tonight."

I'm thinking an inexpensive but nice dinner, SOMETHING ELSE FUN, followed by awesome sex.

TQC, what should I stick in the middle?
Should we just skip to sex?
cabaret voltaire

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Are you messy or dirty?

Messy
54(67.5%)
Dirty
1(1.2%)
Both
11(13.8%)
Neither
14(17.5%)

How messy are you? 1 being not dirty at all and 10 being worthy of an appearance on Hoarders.

Mean: 5.10 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.02
1
4(4.8%)
2
4(4.8%)
3
13(15.7%)
4
11(13.3%)
5
12(14.5%)
6
18(21.7%)
7
11(13.3%)
8
8(9.6%)
9
1(1.2%)
10
1(1.2%)

And dirty?

Mean: 2.55 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.55
1
21(25.3%)
2
30(36.1%)
3
16(19.3%)
4
7(8.4%)
5
2(2.4%)
6
5(6.0%)
7
1(1.2%)
8
1(1.2%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)


ETA: Second poll question should say "1 not being messy", but you know what I mean.
pink hair!

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You guys, I feel SO SO SO SICK but I have work at 4pm. I slept 17 hours last night and have been inhaling various medicines to no avail. I have no voice and my job involves a lot of yelling. Should I call into work and get a point (3 points = reprimand) or should I show up at work and try to get a manager to take pity on me and send me home?
RL | Baby Maj is a Star

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Should I go to my Russian class tonight? 
I got a major head cold, and feel stuffy and just want to go home and sleep, but if I miss more than three classes before May, I lose the deposit for the class. I'm not really sick, but just don't feel that hot.

Should I suck it up and go to class, or stay home and sleep for a couple of hours? 

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TQC,  when will my boss stop being so UNUSUALLY anal?   

Once again in like 3 days I "screwed up" because it didn't occur to me to ask somebody their name when they came looking for her.   I knew he was coming, but it slipped my mind and it wasn't like he offered any information about a meeting or whatever.    She's been riding my ass about every God damn little thing lately and I'm sick of it!  She wasn't even here so my natural reaction was to tell them that she isn't here, not to ask his name!    

I don't know how many more "mess ups" I can afford to make since she's become so damn picky and detail oriented!  

THIS IS NEW FOR HER.   SHE ISN'T USUALLY CONCERNED WITH NAMES.   OK?   SHE WOULD HAVE TOLD ME A LONG TIME AGO IF THAT WAS ALWAYS EXPECTED.    

I'm yelling so you see it, not our of frustration.   I guess bold would work better though. 
Mark., Come back to me

Jokes

I am teaching a class on jokes, puns and sarcasm in two hours. TQC, what are some good (relatively clean) jokes I can entertain these students with? Every Google search results in horribly corny jokes that are just not funny.
Queen

Not again,

I have just had another friend pass away

The first one was back in October
It might have been suicide, they don't know yet.
I was the first one told(By the police)

Wat do?

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Your Facebook friend posts the following status: "So um blah blah black history month. When is white history month?" How do you react?

I feel like he should probably not be a friend anymore.

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Do you think there is a stigma associated with people who use online dating? Does the site matter example being craigslist vs. okcupid? Have you ever been successful with online dating? Horror/success stories....

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Guys I will be of legal drinking age a week from today. I don't really drink.

What would be a good first drink?

I don't really care what flavor or how strong it is or anything, but I'd prefer something that's not shots.

DK/DC

What should I do when I go to Vegas next weekend?

I don't do gambling.
r lee ermey

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When does complaining turn into whining??

inspired by this biotch at work who will not SHUT UP about her troubles...jeebus...we all have issues, i don't care to CONSTAnTLY hear about yours...

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So last semester, I asked one of my teachers to write me a recommendation letter. She did, and she left it open in case I wanted to read it, so clearly she didn't mind either way. I read it and it was really nice and wonderful, and I have really high hopes for the scholarship that I applied for because of the great thing she had to say.

SO my question is this. Should I get her like... some kind of gift or something? Is that weird? Do people generally do that? This is the first rec letter I've gotten so... I dunno. I didn't even think about it until my mother told me I should get her something, like maybe a bottle of wine.

I just saw her actually and we said hi but it was a quick thing, we didn't really stop, and then I immediately felt like an ass because I should've said something like thanks for the letter. I mean of course I already thanked her, but now I already read it and everything... and it got me thinking about this whole thing again, because it's been like, a month and a half since she's given me the letter. We had winter break though so if I was to give her something for it, I would have only had about two weeks so far to do so, so it's not like it's been -super- long or anything.

So yeah, I dunno. Is that weird? What would you do?
4horsemen

hypothetical of course...

Say your almost 3 year old child is in daycare.  When you pick up, you ask for a sippy cup of milk, so that your 15 minute car ride home is 'easy'.  Do you feel this is a reasonable request?  What if it were everyday?  What if you never brought the cup back? 

In what ways do you think you might act entitled?  Are are times where entitlement is okay?
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    Awake My Soul - Mumford & Sons
Evil Me

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You absolutely MUST wash a pile of dishes by hand.

Will you please describe to me your hand dish washing method in as much detail as possible?

ETA: Does it drive you crazy to watch people wash dishes when their method greatly differs from yours?

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Can you please decipher this for me.
I emailed my prof and told her I was sick as shit, and if I could email her my project that is due today, and this is what she wrote back:

"As soon as you complete the assignment, you can email it to me so that I have the final version in my inbox to apply late penalties, so any time after 7 today it is 5% late, etc. 

 
You also have to submit a hardcopy to the Humanities Department, the second floor of BlahBlahBlahCollege, in the dropbox. Make sure my name is on it. And, ideally, you want to get this in by Thursday because I won't be on campus Friday."
 
What does she mean by the text I bolded and underlined?  Does that mean I will have late penalties regardless if I sent it in before 7pm, or does that mean just after 7pm I would have got late penalties?

I am confused.  (i emailed her asking her, but I know she wont get back to me until much later)

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What are some possible places to work for a college graduate (with a social work bachelors degree, if that makes a difference) besides typical retail?

I have the job I want lined up already in adult mental health case management, but I won't be able to work there right away because I won't have my license for six months. So I'm trying to figure out what kind of job I can get while waiting out the time period. I've thought of nursing homes and day cares, but I bet there's some great places I would never think of.
Death

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 Do you folks know a decent hair dye brand (dark colors) that I can use to dye out my old color, but will also not fade into a really crappy color?

I really want to grow out my original hair color, but the faded color now looks really bad. I also don't want to have to keep redying it when it fades into an ugly color either. 
Tim onstage!

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After getting really tired of the shoddy, cheap little cameras I've had to deal with courtesy of me being a broke-ass mofo, I've decided to actually spend a bit more money to get one that's actually worth it. (Meaning my tax return should be here within a couple of weeks.) Looking more toward SLRs, but if a digital compact is apparently awesome enough, whatever. Looking in the $300-$500 range. (Which I know really limits me, with how expensive SLRs are, but still.) Suggestions?
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    Two Ton Paperweight - Psychostick
[Dexter]

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I'm having a halfway decent day for once. How is your day going?

I just got back from seeing The King's Speech for the second time.  Do you like to see movies more than once? I typically don't, unless it's a really good movie and I don't have to go out of my way to see it again.

What songs have been playing in your head? For me it's been alternating between the Decemberists and stuff from Carmina Burana all day.
make your mark this time

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I live in California, and I want to go somewhere this summer for one to three weeks. Anywhere*! The only condition is that a round-trip ticket has to be $600 or less. Where do you think I should go, and what should I do while I'm there?

* Except Boston. Sorry, Boston. I'll be seeing you later this year anyway ...
tea

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Is "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" too dated to use as an example in a university Mass Media course? (I'm the lecturer.)

If song is too old, any non-shitty, more recent suggestions? What's hot among you whippersnappers these days?


Do you have a salt shaker or a salt grinder, or do you not use salt?

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i'm planning an event that's tomorrow night and i need a little help. it's a formal masquerade - live music, desserts, drinks, everybody dresses up and wears masks. we have someone MCing and there is going to be a competition for best masks, little stuff like that. everything seems well planned out so far, but i'm worried about having other little things inbetween music sets.
what are some social event sort of games or whatever that can happen in a few minutes to kill time, but are still fun? the atomosphere is really chill, people are sitting at tables mingling with whomever. so it'd be like, if the MC got up on stage and said whatever, people would pay attention and participate from their tables or could come on stage. oh, and it's college-aged people.

if you don't care - what do you think of icoke? do you have an icoke account and do you actually use your points?
Rocky Horror Batman Show

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I'm fine. Just a new and exciting migraine symptom. I'd never had any sort of visual happenings with them besides sensitivity to light. They did a CT of my head and didn't find anything odd.

When was the last time you got a shot and what was it for? They gave me a shot of morphine in the butt and it hurts! They also gave me an Ativan which helped with having to deal with my parents.

Do you ever feel really bad about something even when everyone assures you it's no big deal? I feel so bad that my friend left work to get her kid from me and then she drove me and sat with me for almost two hours until my parents got there. I also feel bad that my parents came all the way to get me. I could have just had my gram pick me up since she lives in the city.

Will you tell me your latest or your greatest hospital visit? Greatest can be quickest, easiest, or best reason for having to go or whatever you want to put.
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    exhausted My butt hurts
power ranger daleks!

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I'm in a Writing Children's Lit class, and we read a NY Times article the other day about a trend in parents trying to ween children off picture books far earlier. One B&N manager says he sees parents with children as young as 4 or 5 leading them away from the picture book section and saying it's time for 'big kid' books.

Agree/disagree? Is there a specific age you'd urge your kid toward chapter books, or would you let them do their own thing?

How often do you wash your sheets/comforter? I'm pretty sure I'm a gross person in this regard.

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Poll #1702389 Movies

What should I watch?

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
2(3.9%)
Amadeus
13(25.5%)
The Last Song
2(3.9%)
Up
15(29.4%)
The Pianist
5(9.8%)
The Madness of King George
2(3.9%)
Breaker Morant
0(0.0%)
The Shining
12(23.5%)
Hunger
0(0.0%)
sherlock

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TQC. I am baking a cake. It will either be a TRIUMPH of a cake or the WORST CAKE EVER.

Which do you predict?

(I followed the recipe step-by-step and was really careful with it until I realised I put it in the wrong sized baking tins and now have to guess when to take it out of the oven without making it collapse by opening it too soon. THE PRESSURE.)

If you don't care about my cake dilemma, what's your favourite thing to cook?

ETA: You all had such faith in my baking skills and it didn't rise D: CAKE FAIL. But still tasty. And an excuse to bake some more!
Julia Murney

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 How do you deal with crumbs in your butter or marg? Do you use the crumbly bits when you butter more bread, or pick them out, or?

Do you like to put any cracker or bread type product in your soup? Does it differ from soup to soup?
Kill Bill - Elle

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I'm drunk because I hate Tuesday! If could you do anything what would it be?

I know these happen a lot but can you just comment with something? An errythang annythang do yo thang baby thunderswaanngg ..postANG?
surreal nights

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I broke up with my boyfriend today. He was a really good sport about it and promised that we'd stay friends (we've known one another since preschool), which made me feel even guiltier.

To cheer me up, will you link me to a funny video on YouTube?
Kill Bill - Elle

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Do you have a photo of that you that's all "OH MY GOD my tits (or package) look AMAZING"? ..share?

What's your favorite kind of cracker? What do you put on it?

ETA:
Should I drink more?
blockatiel

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What are some good fashion blogs (that I can subscribe to via rss) that talk about the top designers and news on the fashion weeks etc? I really like reading the fashion posts on ontd and would like to get more into it, but idk where to start!
Kill Bill - Elle

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MY DOORBELL JUST WENT OFF AND I HAVE NO PANTS ON WHAT THE FUCKKKK? IT'S MIDNIGHT. WHAT DO I DO? THERE'S A MAN!

Alternatively, lol..oh man. I love you TQC. Anything to declare?