GUYS SO I WAS WONDERING...
will you play online pictionairy with me? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?
if sooooo go to isketch.net and the room is TQC PARTYYY
dk/dc/hate fun: What are you doing RIGHT NOW?
A girl who moved to my neighbourhood from the US for about three years when we were tweens and then moved back with her family afterward just found me on facebook. I'd been looking for her for ages. It's been about 7-8 years since I last saw her.
She looks exactly the same and I'd have known her anywhere.
HER YOUNGER SISTER, on the other hand... WUT. Girl has an orange tan and lips that look injected and just in general looks NOTHING like I imagined she would grow up to be. She also got VERY chubby and she was an incredibly skinny, beanpole of a child.
What was the last thing that surprised or freaked you out?
Please help us resolve a debate: is funner (and, by extension, funnest) a word? Show your work.
What is your favorite word?
I'm doing spring cleaning, and I found a box of old trophies from middle school. I'm pretty sure no thrift shop in the world wants my old trophies.
Are there any trophy shops that would take old trophies, strip the identifying markers, and reuse the materials? (I'm in Michigan, if that helps.)
If not, can you suggest any uses for the component parts of a trophy? There are several small marble blocks, but I don't know what could be done with them.
Apparantly Knut, the polar bear was found dead not too logo ago,
Is anyone able go verify this?
Is it weird to be Facebook friends with your gynecologist? What about your other doctors?
Or do you think it'd be too ~unprofessional~ and awkward?
I found my gyno and her nurse practitioner on FB today. I was tempted to send a request but I figured that would be weird.
every night i get bored and restless at like 1am-3am and can't sleep :C
what should i do during this time to make it less annoying? or to overcome it? i like to read short stories, but i'm running out of new stuff that i know about/like.
Has anyone used a computer program to learn a language?
What language? What program?
How did you like it?
I am trying to figure out if I should use a computer program or spend money on taking the classes in college.
Did you graduate high school?
If you didn't, why did you stop?
Will you help me be less generally-upset right now by sharing something funny, something happy, or something terrible (in a schadenfreude, look-back-on-it-and-laugh way, not a depressing one) from your life?
What makes you awesome?
What makes you not so awesome?
So I put my brand new sewing machine up for sale on craigslist a couple of weeks ago and I've gotten nothing. I called around and no sewing store will buy it and neither will any of the pawn shops. I want to sell it, damnit, and nobody's buying it even though it's really nice and it's never been used. HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT, TQC?
TQC, I woke up this morning at 6 am with a bad migraine and a low fever (99.6F). After taking two excedrin, my head feels a bit better (though it's still pounding) and my temp is down to 98.8F (possibly lowered due to the meds for now?).
I have to force myself to go to class this morning because I watched a 2 hour long movie last night so I can pass the quiz (the assignment was the movie, I didn't cheap out and do movie instead of book lol) and I am just not missing this quiz.
However, I am supposed to work this evening from 4 pm to 9:30 pm. Work said to try and give 24 hours notice if I wouldn't be there, but I'm assuming sometimes you can't help but not know until the day of, right? It's only ~7th day there. Will it look bad if I call in? Should I give it a few more hours and see how I'm feeling? I wasn't sure about that because since they said 24 hours preferably, so maybe it's best to call as early as possible? Ugh I just don't know since I'm so new :\
You're making 3 sunny side up eggs, and one yolk breaks and bleeds. How annoyed are you?
How about if you break 2 out of the 3?
I'm currently studying abroad. Have you every studied abroad? Where did you go? Did you like it?
I'm so ready to go home. I've been counting down since I've been here.
what do you think of a promise ring? have you received one before? what the promise kept?
Will you tell me something that you've been meaning to tell someone else?
So I interviewed two Thursdays ago for this research job. When I sent out my thank you letters and emails, I got a few responses back thanking me and telling me that I "impressed" the interviewers and that HR would be in contact with me within the week. This was last Monday.
I haven't heard anything yet. I'm freaking out. Do you think this is a bad sign? Should I contact them today or wait another day or two before I reach out again?
Also, why do you think HR departments are more often than not, really slow? It drives me crazy.
What's the strangest dream you've had recently?
Last night I dreamed it was the zombie apocalypse and the only guy who could help us was Chiron, the teacher Pierce Brosnan played in the Percy Jackson movie. For some reason his house within the boundaries of some trees was safe from the zombies or something so there was this massive crowd of people on his property outside.
I was the first to get there from running all the way to his house to wake him up and tell him but he was grumpy, saying he'd deal with it tomorrow and went back to sleep, hah.
I have seen this phrase thrown around a lot "I am not attracted to *insert race*. Do you think it's possible not to be attracted to an entire race? Would preferences in hair/eye colour count out an entire group of people for you to consider dating?
My mom has approached me with the dreaded question: "What do you want for your birthday?" Well I want a new digi cam since mine is good but only when the lighting is like flawless. So I come to you for advice, TQC. What's a good camera brand in the $100-$400 range that takes good quality pictures?
I currently have a Canon PowerShot Digital Elph.
Will you comment to this post with any seemingly ~weird~ habits and such you have so we can comment that we do the same thing?
The military is shipping me all of my husband's things. This includes his car. I have a few options with the car. I can have it shipped here, and do whatever with it. I can let the bank repossess it. I can let one of his friends take over the loan. Financially, it probably isn't the best idea for me to keep the car. We owe about 5,000 on it, the payments are 200 a month, which isn't bad. The car is pretty jacked up right now. It barely runs, it has a blown head gasket, something is wrong with the wiring somewhere, and a few other small things.
Logic says I should get rid of the car. My husband loved the car though. LOVED it. We considered getting rid of it a year ago, and he couldn't do it.
So TQC, am I crazy to try to keep the car?
Will you tell me about your car?
I am currently waiting to hear about a job that I REALLY, REALLY WANT. I was one of two candidates and the second interview went spectacularly, so I'm hopeful... but trying to be not too upbeat, for I will be heartbroken if I don't get it.
In the meantime, I'm at work and I cannot concentrate for obvious reasons. Will you help me pass the time by posting (SFW) links or funny gifs or things you think I should read?
And will you wish me luck?
Have you read the Abhorsen trilogy before? What did you think of it? Favorite parts/characters? How do you pronounce Sabriel, Lirael, and Clayr?
What were some of your favorite ~old skool internet~ websites?
I remember Bolt.com and Melodramatic.com were the epitome of awesome to yours truly circa 2003.
What's on your mind? Is there anything you'd like to talk about right now?
When you are just feeling down and depressed how do you get out of that slump?
I've been sitting at home watching Fururama instead of going to class because my SO and I had a fight last night and I'm still peeved. Needless to say Futurama is not helping.
What fictional characters and/or celebs do you think are good role models?
Who else is having crazy allergies right fucking now?!
Please tell us all about it so we can sympathize with your sneezy, rhuemy, itchy self.
Can we have a "reasons why tqc is awesome" post?
What are some reasons you like/love tqc?
possibly dumb question:
i'm on a mac right now and i don't know how these things work.
somehow i turned something on accidentally that reads everything i click on out loud. Even as i'm typing this it is narrating my every move! it is driving me crazy...how did this happen? how do i turn it off?
What is a good deodorant for a dancing-in-a-black-sleeveless-dress night?
Will you name a movie, and let other TQCers comment with what they liked/disliked about that movie?
Did you know my favorite polar bear, Knut, died? =(
What is your favorite animal? I love pandas.
ETA: omg they're gonna stuff him? That would freak me out.
Anyone else get PMS migraines?
Just the last two months I've been getting them. I get migraines every so often but usually not the week before...
is there any difference between these and your run of the mill migraine? Any tricks for getting rid of them aside from my usual dose of migraine medicine and caffeine?
What's the best vacation you've ever had?
What is your ideal dream vacation?
How far are you willing to commute for a job? Either miles or minutes.
Where/How did you hear about your last job or job interview opportunity?
I got an email from a potential employer who seems ~interested~ in interviewing me, but when I google-maped this particular location it said it's about a 50 minute drive away. I'm still going to pursue it, since it appears that it would pay what I'm looking to make, but I do wish there was an opening at their location that's about a 20-something minute drive away.
The aforementioned place I found through indeed.com after seeing something similar on careerbuilder.com and searching for that position.
TQC, will you help me find my motivation? When you find it, will you beat it into submission? How do you stay motivated?
I was going to start a sewing project and I came over to the computer and suddenly all desire to be productive vanished.
What's something you've done you think most people haven't?
"My heart was like a goldfish in a bowl slowly filling with mercury."
What do you think of this simile?
Edit: This was intended as a snark post, guys. There's a girl in my class who is good at literary analysis, but today we had to come up with metaphors & similes & euphemisms for heartbreak and she just... yeah. I couldn't laugh at her in-class so I'm taking the opportunity now.
And yes, I realise this makes me a horrible person.
What is your recent most delicious food discovery?
Is there anything like LJLogin that is compatible with Firefox 4?
Have you ever sprained/twisted something in your sleep?
I did something to my wrist last night that's making it super painful to try to put any pressure or weight on my fingers and especially my thumb. So I can type just fine but doing pretty much anything else with that hand is virtually out of the question.
I put a Bengay patch on it when I woke up but if anything it's gotten worse since then, not better. Anyone else know anything I can do for it or am I just temporarily crippled until it gets better on its own? :\
for the past week or so, i have been hot. ALL. THE. TIME. to the point where i'm having trouble breathing. i can't sleep at night because i'm so hot. it's in the 70s here, so it's warm, but no one else is having this bad of an effect. i'm sitting in class right now feeling like i'm suffocating. it makes me nauseous.
anyone have an idea why this might be? or how to fix it? i've been drinking a lot of cold water, but it's not doing anything for me. (and i'm 21, so i really don't think it's menopause.)
The guy I'm into thinks Adam Sandler is hillarious.
Should I end everything now?
i want to take my boyfriend out to a movie today/night-hes STILL in a terrible mood from yesterday, and today isnt going that great for him either. recommendations? i might take him to see the roommate because he mentioned it a few times, has anyone seen that one?
I'm editing a document that has page numbers manually typed into it. Is there a quick way of getting rid of them or am I going to have to suck it up and manually go through and remove them, one by one? I did hope replacing 'Page *' with nothing would do the trick, but it just got rid of the 'Page' text and left all the numbers behind.
ETA: Aha! Playing around with all the special Replace functions did the trick - I needed to use 'Page ?' instead of 'Page *', making sure I used a question mark for each character in a number.
When's the last time you rode a roller coaster?
When's the last time you had to apologize to someone?
Will you post some of the Notes you have for TQCers so we can try and guess who they're about?
Do you have a good relationship (or relationship at all) with your parents?
Do you share the same views with them on social and political issues?
About how old were your parents when they had you?
Do you like them as people, like if they weren't your parents and you worked with them or something would they be someone you genuinely like and would hang out with and/or be friends with?
Do you ever get "weird" cravings? What was the last one you got, for?
Last month I spent three days really wanting a smoked turkey and muenster sandwich. I'm pretty meh about smoked turkey and muenster. Today I really want mashed potatoes.
Should I buy real potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, or pre-made ones?
Y'know what I wanna do? I want to grab my dad's baseball bat, storm across the street, and smash that goddamn car toy they're playing with to bits. It's the single most annoying, blood-curdling, babyfacepunching noise on the entire planet.
TQC, what's the last thing that's really REALLY pissed you off?
Is the universe out to give me tremendous cravings rn? Probably because all I've had to eat today is shitty mac n' cheese and saltines, but I'm all OMG I WANT A SLURPEE AND SOME CHICKEN WINGS AND AND AND ALL THE FOOD EVER.
What foods do you crave today TQC?
I would also really like some peaches, but they're not yet properly in season.
What are your top ten workout songs on your ipod/mp3 player right now?
If you really want to get adventurous, what are your top 20 favorites?
I'm on an orchestral/choral/classical music kick lately. Have anything to recommend?
Do you have a favorite/least favorite breed of dog? pics encouraged!
What, to you, is a jumper? Pics are encouraged.
What are your favourite board games?
Can you roller skate?
Where did you learn?
What tricks can you do?
Can you teach me some tricks?
I'm really sick of living with my mother, but I can't quite afford my own place + all other monthly expenses. My fiancé is going to be moving here in about nine months and we'll get our own place then, but I'll go insane if I have to live here for that much longer. He has quite a lot of money saved up and is offering to get me an apartment now, buy all the furniture, and essentially pay half my rent for me in the meantime, but it's not sitting well with me. Plus, he won't be able to work right away when he moves here so we'll be relying on his savings then too. Should I take him up on his offer or tough it out?
(For clarification, my mom is a very kind person who took my son and I in when we had nowhere else to go, but my son and I (and sometimes my fiancé) are crammed into her storage room with all her junk and everything I own is in storage. I have no privacy. My aunt keeps me awake all night with her loud-ass TV. My son's toys are everywhere. It's been nearly a year. I'm going crazy.)
Is anyone else having problems with Netflix?
ETA: I mean, is anyone else having trouble accessing the site.
I'm taking an online class and I need to buy a headset/microphone. Any suggestions for a reliable brand/one that gives me the best bang for my buck?
OK TQC... you're single. You're looking for a partner.....what are your SRS or not so SRS deal breakers???
If you're a militant vegan, a smoker or a crazy cat lady...sorry...its not gonna work out
i have been having one ordeal after another trying to get this security deposit refund check cashed. first it "disappeared" in the mail and they had to cut a new check, now no place seems to want to cash it.
will i ever get my monies? am i being played?
What do you do when you're just pissed off at everyone?
Are there any musicians you listen to in these times?
Do you watch any youtubers or youtube channels regularly?
If so, which ones do you watch?
will you post a video from youtube of what you think the best song ever is? post as many as you want
What does the current bag/purse you carry look like?
What bag/purse do you wish you had?
What will bring about the apocalypse?
I predict jellyfish.
What kind of laptop should I get (for everyday usage and for school) with a budget of $800? Would it be worth it to spend double that price and get a macbook?
What's your favorite Easter candy?
I was at school today, and i had an idea for a question to post, but now I forget it. This has happened to me a LOT. D:
Does this ever happen to you?
What do you guys think my question was? lol :P
I was an '01 grad so the time for our ten year reunion is creeping up. At first I'd hoped nothing would happen because I hadn't heard anything and my friend who follows this sort of thing said she hadn't heard anything. *sigh* Until suddenly my high school has its own facebook page and now everyone is voting on where to hold the reunion. I have no desire to go. The people I want to see, I still do. But those people do want to go, a lot, and of course want me to come. So I don't know what to do.
Did/would you go to your high school reunion? Was it awful? Where was it held? How many people were in your class? Did a lot of people show up?
SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they recovered more than 50 bags of heroin, cash and loose change from a woman following a cavity search.
Authorities say 27-year-old Karin Mackaliunas was detained last weekend following a crash. Scranton police say they found three bags of heroin in her jacket and after being taken to the police station she told investigators she had more hidden in her vagina.
A doctor performed a search and recovered 54 bags of heroin, 31 empty bags used to package heroin, eight prescription pills and $51.22
WHY the $1.22?? Why not just round it down to $50??
EDIT o MATIC: Google her and you can see her mugshot and FB page
All right. Which one of you stole my scissors? I finally found my motivation (it was hanging out in the freezer, eating ice cream) and BAM, my scissors disappear.
Why do the fates not want me to make my hazmat dude? :(
Are you in a relationship right now? Do you wanna share some deets? What zie's like, how you met, etc. etc. etc.
I am not but I am such a hopeless romantic sometimes it's ridiculous, so lay it on me.
Based on movies and TV, which is where I get all my information, when people are having crises about getting old, they go out and buy expensive things like fast cars. What do you do if you can't afford these things? How do normal people have age related crises?
Srs or non srs.
Today someone driving by in a car yelled "anal?" at me.
Have you had any interaction with douchebags lately? Tell?
What's the last interesting article you've read?
What useless skills/talents do you have, TQC? Do you have any skills that sound impressive but really aren't and are actually useless?
Question brought to you by my ability to teach basic Chinese in Arabic.
tqc I seem to have caught stomach flu or something last night. I threw up all night and most of the afternoon (around 1:40, it's now 8:50) and now I'm worried about drinking/eating anything for fear of throwing up again. What kinds of things should I start with to test my stomach?
Which fictional character exemplifies the perfect husband?
What can you hear right now? I live next to a frat house and all the guys are outside dancing to "Footloose" and I am cracking up.
My boyfriend is working on a super lame project for class and is feeling defeated.
Can any of you fine bbs help me to find a few quotes using a compound complex sentence?
What were the three happiest moments in your life so far?
If you have a college/university degree, what language is it in written in?
How do you give back to society?
Do you have any recurring dreams? Will you tell me about them?
My mom just nearly fainted out of nowhere. She asked me for my seat 'cause she felt dizzy and could barely get on to the couch. Dad just helped her into bed.
Wtf is wrong Dr. TQC? I'm really freaked-- once when she suddenly got dizzy when I was younger she ended up in the hospital :c
Pretend you're from Sweden and you're visiting America, and someone asks where you're from. You say "Sweden" and they say "Oh, where's that?"
What would your reaction be?
One of your friends texts you and randomly starts reminding you of times you two have hung out where you've been in a bad mood. For instance, he says something like: "Yeah, last Good Friday, you were in a bad mood and I could tell. And then, on your half birthday, you were in a bad mood again and weren't very pleasant to be around."
How (if at all) would you react?
I have to write up a lab report, what kind of scholarly research engines are there for scientific journals?
Do you have any kind of social phobias? (I'm not talking huge, diagnosable ones in particular, just any at all)
ie: Talking on the phone
Talking to someone at customer service
Mine is dealing with people who I know are already annoyed with me. I have a professor who is annoyed with me because she is expecting miracles from this internship, but she's giving me NOTHING to work with, and no one is cooperating. Therefore, I am developing a phobia about going and discussing the issue with her because she isn't getting that I'm struggling with it.
How do you deal with your social phobias?
Have you ever asked a guy out?
How did you do it?
I want to ask a guy out, and I'm pretty sure that he likes me. I'm just really bad at flirting, so he probably isn't sure if I like him or not. He hasn't asked me out, but he's suggested he wants to go try this carbonara pasta I told him that was delicious with me, but he didn't set a date. Any advice? I can't stop thinking about this stupid guy!
Do you ever realize something that simultanously worries you/makes you happy?
I'm very withdrawn and careful about what I say for the most part. But now I'm buzzed/borderline drunk and saying what I feel and I like that. I kinda want to be semi-drunk all the time just for that. Which is kinda bad, huh?
Are we cool? You're not mad at me right?
what book are you reading right now? do you have time to free read while attending college?
do you reread a book a second time? ive never reread a book because i wouldnt be interested in rereading it again and because there are so many other books that are waiting to be read.
How do you handle a condescending boss when you work in VERY close proximity?
She works 10ft from me and I swear to God if you could get a degree in giving advice that is actually just veiled condescension, she'd have written the course material. I love everything about my job except her, and I have two more months of work.
What do you do when you miss someone really bad?
ETA: I'm not gonna see him again for a couple months, guys, I can't just mope the whole time D:
what is your favorite gif?
how hard is it going to be for me and my new girlfriend to find a bar to play the USA-Argentina game Saturday night?
What are some of your favorite abbreviations?
What was the last thing that you laughed at, yet no one else found it funny?
Which new cheezit flavor is your favorite if you've tried them: romano, colby, or asiago?
are you a book nerd? i work in publishing and one of my friends invited me to this thing called shelfari and i ignored it for a few days until they brought it up again today and i just went on and am instantly addicted. so much better than goodreads. so much easier.
are you on shelfari?
what was the last thing you were skeptical about and got instantly addicted to or just thought was actually really awesome once you actually investigated?
Should I go to New Orleans in April? I made a pros and cons list but I still can't decide. So TQC, what do you think?
Pros - only live once, will be leaving the USA in May and might not come back again ever again, I have quite a bit of money currently that isn't really worth anything at home (ah, exchange rates), it's pretty much the only place in the USA that I have any interest in going that I haven't been to (or don't have any concrete plans to visit whilst I'm here).
Cons - it is still quite expensive and I can't afford to fly there, it would involve spending 28 hours on the train, I would be going alone so I might be scared.
What do you think?
What do you wear for a long flight?
Do you think wearing a maxi dress would be uncomfortable?
TQC, what are your tried-and-true home remedies for fever and chest congestion?
The only things I can think of so far are:
- Mint and chamomile tea w/ honey, hot lemonade/lemon tea w/ honey
- Water, fruit juice, chicken broth
- Long, hot showers
- Vit C, zinc and garlic capsules
- Mustard plaster/poultice
- Humidifier + eucalyptus oils
DK/DC: what's the last major or minor medical emergency you had?