June 28th, 2011

Kill Bill - Elle
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Every once in a while I get this super intense craving to eat either sourdough toast or saltine crackers with ketchup. What kind of bizarre food quirks do you have?

What was or will be for dinner tonight?

Favorite beverage?

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Do you know who any of the following people are? By this I mean not that you recognize their names, but that if someone told a joke about them or showed you a clip of something they were in, you'd know who it was.

Bruce Jenner
Alan Rickman
Kelly Mcguinness
Diablo Kody
Cheryl Tiegs
Ray Liotta
Tara Reid
Jessica Tandy
Joyce Dewitt
Robert Loggia
Jason Mraz
I know who all of these people are
I don't know who any of these people are

Inspired by all the celebrities I started looking up after hearing them referenced on Family Guy.
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Did you like the film version of A-Team? Why didn't more people like it? I really wanted a sequel.

How many times do you watch a favorite movie? I have about five that I watch endlessly and my boyfriend never rewatches movies. Who is weirder?

I need to raise $4000 to go visit my best friend who moved to Japan. Is playing scratch tickets a responsible and reasonable plan?

Post sunburn woes

So I got a really great tan a week ago after spending three days on the beach, but now a week later it suddenly started peeling (despite moisturizing), mostly on my back and shoulders. it looks awful, and splotchy, and the skin underneath is lighter than it was before the tan.
I was wondering if anyone knows a trick to (at this point, there's no stopping the peeling) help it peel faster without looking totally splotchy? Or anything else that might help?
Do any spas or salons have any sort of treatment or chemical peels that they do in these situations? I feel bad going in and asking someone to do that for me, but I have to be at work in a tank top and right now it's looking pretty bad. I feel kinda like a zombie.
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Are there any conspiracy theories that you believe to be true, or at least seem suspiciously accurate? And if so, which and why?

What are your favourite conspiracy theories?
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You find out that you have 10 minutes to live.  You are alone somewhere and all you have on you is a stubby pencil and a tiny scrap of paper with room enough to write one sentence to say goodbye to all your loved ones.

What does this sentence say?

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What is your opinion on US Airways?

We just booked international tickets with them (cheapest!) and I'm usually a Delta or American girl for international flights so I'm a little nervous.

What is your favorite airline?
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san sebastian, espana?

I already posted in some euro/travel groups, but thought I'd give TQC a shot...

Anyone been to San Sebastian, Spain? or perhaps the northern region of Spain?
Any tips? things that we must do?

Thanks in advance :)
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Did you ever buy an album as an adult that you'd loved years ago when you were younger? Did you still have the same love for it? What was the album?

Is there a hobby you think you'd love but haven't taken up yet?

What should I make for dinner tonight? I'm going to the store soon so the world (or the Vons anyway) is my oyster.

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I just finished watching Ray LaMontagne on Storytellers. I got his first CD by accident from one of those "We'll mail you a new CD every month and then make you pay for it" deals that my mom signed me up for. I absolutely love his music, although I stumbled upon it by accident.

Has that ever happened to you (stumbled upon music by accident only to find that you love it)? If so, what music was it? Can you tell me your favorite song so I can listen to it? 

I couldn't pick my favorite of his, so here's one I really like: 
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What should I do to entertain myself until lunch?

I'm an intern at a public defender's office and I just turned in my 2 assignments and the bossman isn't here to give me another.
carter arrested

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so!!! i just had an abscess cut into by the doctor, but apparently it's so deep or something that they couldn't find the pus, just the "tracking" it left behind. where is the pus hiding??

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How are you at getting presents for people?

Except for a couple people, I'm starting to realize I suck at it. My boyfriend's birthday is in 9 days and I'm pretty sure his present sucks.

Who do you think is the most talentless musician/performer to ever make it really big?

Britney Spears. Don't get me wrong, I loved Britney as much as any other American back in the day, but seriously, her voice is like omg awful. It's like listening to a cartoon rodent sing and this is after all the computers have come into play. I guess she was cute and a decent enough dancer, though.
[Cephalopods] Need love!

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I've been talking with a woman who is selling her car on craigslist. I am SUPER interested in buying her car.

So we've been e-mailing back and forth and she just sent me this:

As far as money,  I currently have a loan for the car through Santander Consumer USA and they have the title.  In CA, when you pay for the vehicle I write up a bill of sale
http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg135.pdf and then give you the keys and the car.  I send your money to Santander and they send me the title which I sign over to you immediately.  The whole process would take about a week to get you the title (according the Santander USA.) But you would have the car and the bill of sale the whole time.

Is this actually how it works?
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What can I get from Trader Joe's for my fiance who just got his wisdom tooth pulled?
He cant have anything too hot/too cold or crumbly

What should I get for me?
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I'm flying home on Thursday, and my sister has requested some banana pudding from this place in my neighborhood.

Is this considered a "liquid"? I don't want to risk it getting taken away as I don't plan on checking any luggage.

job searching

My summer job fell through and lucky me, I'm job searching (for something more permanent; I'm a college grad and want something in an office, nonprofit, something like that). I don't have all that much experience with it so if anyone has seriously and successfully job searched lately I could use advice.

What are the best job search websites? Which ones, after you use them, do you hear back from employers? Okay I realize this is very vague and subjective. What I'm really asking is if craigslist is worth using...I find it the easiest site to navigate and use and then actually apply, but I feel like so many people must be applying, I don't even know if it's worth it.

Am I better off networking than sending out applications like mad? I have access to my college's alumni information and I could contact ones working in places I want to be...but I have no idea what to say to them.

what advice do you have on standing out above everyone else? Should I be finding volunteer work or an unpaid internship just for some experience? ugh, I'm a bit lost, but I just want to find a job that doesn't suck.

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If you had no other source of income and no upcoming interviews, would you take this job?
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Assume you're not going to school/have no other commitments, and your car gets pretty good gas mileage. If it matters, the two kids are 3 years and 6 months, and the family has 2 friendly dogs and a pool. I don't have rent, utilities, etc. to pay -- just my car insurance and cell phone, which come to less than $250/month. I'm just trying to decide if the pay is worth it.. but $800/month sounds a lot better than the $0 I'm making right now.
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"Better" Book Titles

Anyone follow the blog Better Book Titles? The basic idea is that you take the title of a book and replace it with (hopefully) pithy commentary. Re-titlers are free to distill the vital essence of their favorite books into one brilliant phrase, and to eviscerate the more terrible books their high school English teachers forced upon them.

I recently got the urge to make a couple of my own:
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Want to play along? Photoshops are encouraged, but plain ol' text is welcome too.

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My mom is a lifelong member of an amateur, volunteer church choir. There's a man who's been in that choir for a good 40 years; however, he probably joined when he was 50 so if you can do the math he's pretty old. On top of being old, he is deaf and has completely lost any talent he ever had as a singer (which wasn't much to begin with). My whole life (and I'm 24) he's never been a good singer. But no one's said anything because it's a volunteer church choir.

Well over the last few years this man has surely started to show signs of Alzheimer's. He is completely incapable of recognizing any cues, to the point where he sings loudly and for a long time when no one else is singing, or during someone else's solo. He can't follow directions and is constantly asking for help. He relies on other choir members to bring him to and from practice and services, and has even started taking other people's music (and personal belongings) because he thinks they're his. Bottom line, everyone feels that he is quite disruptive.

Clearly he can't handle being in the choir anymore. The choir director wants to very politely, and with as much tact as possible, "retire" him. However, the church (and the choir) are one of his major passions. This might devestate him.

Is the choir director justified in kicking him out?

EDIT - Thanks for the response guys. Most of these sentiments are the ones I agree with, but I'll add a few things just to play devils advocate:

- He's been the choir librarian and had other roles in the past; he can't handle it. He can't properly put his own shoes on in the morning
- He has a son that the church is in contact with. I'll admit I'm not sure what the son's feelings are on the subject. But it appears he's getting enough help from his family that he still lives on his own.
- I completely agree that the lack of singing talent should not disbar you from an amateur, volunteer, everyone's-welcome church choir. There are more than a few memebers of that choir that flat-out can't sing. The difference is with this man is that his lack of singing talent is actually disruptive to the choir, and to the church service, thereby disrupting everyone's worship experience.
- If the director decides to do so, she will consult with the parish priest and the man's family first.

I present these things not to try to suggest that the overwhelming "no's" aren't right. I'm kind of leaning towards don't kick him out as well. I just...I definitely see the other side as well and may not have clarified this very well.
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i'm arriving at JFK airport in NYC in july and i need to get to Newark airport from there... are there cheap shuttles? google fails me or tells me my request is unavailable when i try to book with airlink. HALPPP

would it be cheaper to take a big shuttle bus to manhattan and get on a train to newark? or that air tram thing?
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KINDLES. yay or nay? i want one but i am TORN by my loyalty to books. BUT also the kindle books are cheaper, i move around a lot and i'm moving into a smaller room with no space and i'm on trains and stuff a lot. therefore i should get one y/n?

what is your favourite beyonce song?


and to make this slightly more interesting than it obviously already is. what's an unpopular opinion you have??
Rupert smirk

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My computer no longer acknowledges discs. Like it knows it has a disc in it and the little spinny disc icon pops up next to my cursor but it doesn't even try to read it and I can't open the files. Has this ever happened to you? Is it something I can get fixed relatively cheaply?

DK/DC: Who is an actor/actress/book/movie/blahblahwhatever that everyone loves to hate that you just love?

Self cleaning

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Has anything happened to you lately that you want to gush/brag/talk about? It can be anything from the smallest thing to a major accomplishment.

Let's say you work in a large building or plant. You see people that work in other departments every day, but don't really talk to them much. When you walk by them, do you smile and say hi to them, or just walk by without saying a word? Would your answer change if you worked in a pretty laid back place as opposed to a more formal place of business?

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Why is my throat and jaw sore like a bruise on one side? My shoulder/arm also hurts sometimes when I move it a certain way. I'm falling apart here.

Why is it raining? It feels like winter today.

What is a hobby that is currently getting most of your attention? I've been knitting and crocheting dishcloths and pot holders because they're so fast and easy to make.

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Hey all you teacher-types! (I know TQC is full of us!)

What do you store your bulletin board borders in? I just got a ton from a teacher who's moving, but they're currently in a plastic bag. I need something sturdier.

I thought about getting one of those wrapping paper bins from Rubbermaid, but those are kinda seasonal.

Also: Any reading teachers here? I just got a job teaching reading to 7th graders and I am excited!

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when should i tell the guy i like i'm back in town? i got back at midnight.

i told him i'd call him when i got home but then i went to text him earlier and the back of my neck felt like it caught fire and i was like MAYBE I SHOULD WAIT.

you know, in case he doesn't actually give a shit. and i don't want to seem needy or clingy~~ and i managed to convince myself he doesn't like me whilst i was away, despite all the evidence to the contrary. my brain is magic.
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Have you ever found something out about an author that left you so angry you refused to read any of their work? What'd you find out? Who was it?

I recently found out how Islamophobic Elizabeth Moon is (yes, I realize I'm about 2.5 years late). I really wanted to read her Parksenarion books, but now that I've read her comments, I have no interest.

Same with Orson Scott Card.


Why does Iowa get to have the first primary every presidential election?

do you think that being first gives them a disproportional influence in the outcome of the election?

Should we change it up and let other states get to be first some?

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A man is accused of raping a woman, he claims he is innocent.

Do you automatically assume he is lying/guilty?

Why or why not?

Brought to you courtesy of a whole bunch of people at my local library not "getting" "To kill a Mockingbird"...yes, different circumstances but it made me want to ask this question due to some of the things I overheard being said.

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TQC chefs, I made this to go with dinner tonight, but it's kind of fail. It feels like it's missing something, and it's rather tasteless by itself. We didn't end up eating it so I have the whole quantity just sitting here. How can I reuse it so it doesn't go to waste?

I also cooked with polenta in a another recipe for the first time today and have heaps left. What else can I do with it? Inspire me!

dk/dc: What is your favourite meal/dish?

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TQC, help me out here.

Say you're in love with your FWB but he doesn't feel the same way. Say that everytime you meet new people together, they automatically assume you're dating (or even married, as has happened a few times). Bearing this in mind, would you try and fish for an invitation to a party that one of his friends is throwing over the holiday weekend? Assume that you don't know any of these people personally, but he's talked about them tons and they seem like awesome people, so wanting to meet them is only natural, yes? Would you ask if you could come, or would that just be awkward?

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Paging Dr. TQC!

I stupidly went tanning last year before my wedding.

Now I have a funky mole with the tell-tale signs of irregular border, unusual color and now it's itching/flaking.

On a scale of 1-10, how freaked out should I be?

I don't want to get it checked out now because I'm switching health insurance in a month or two and don't want to be denied for a preexisting condition :(

[EDIT] that bout of tanning certainly wasn't my first episode of skin damage. I've been somewhat notorious for forgoing sunscreen and then burning like hell.
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 I was just backed into by a car in the same parking lot, on the same side of my car with almost the same type/amount of damage to my car.  Two accidents in two years. :(  How coincidental is that?  How lucky am I?  How likely is it that my insurance will go up?

DKDC:  What is your favorite fairy tale?
Hyde & Jacky
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What are your thoughts about double dates?
I think they're super awkward and cheesy. I don't know why, I just can't stand them.

How often do you work out? Do you feel like you can stand to lose some weight?
I hate doing it and do it so sporadically. For a period of time, I'll work out like 5 times a day, two hours at a time. And then for months, I'll do nothing. Definitely need to lose weight.

What's the most money you've spent on any one thing? What was it on?
I think my tuition at this point. I'm wondering whether it was worth it considering I'm unemployed.

What are you craving right now?
Shrimp lo mein. om nom nom.

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Which movie should I watch right now? Options are Big Fish, Addams Family Values and The Wedding Singer. If none of those, will you suggest one (if you go this route, something available on Netflix Streaming or Hulu Plus plz)?

What do you do when you need to (locally) ~escape from life for a little while?

Alternatively, do you have angular cheilitis? How the motherfuck do you get rid of it, or at least soothe it?? I've had a crack in my lip for 2 days and it just keeps getting worse, no matter how many vitamins I take and no matter how much antibiotic cream I put on it. :( I feel like a leper. lol
Leverage - Parker's cute
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Will you write a story as a fictional character so we can guess who you are?

I love this one: Guys, I'm fucking sick of this. I'm almost 20 and haven't been able to score a better job than a fucking cook at a local fast food joint. What makes it worse is that I live in a small town so business is pretty limited, and where I work is the only place that'll hire high school graduates. I'd get the hell out of this town if I could actually drive too, but I've failed every damn test I've ever taken. I'm socially awkward, even my only other co-worker fucking hates my guts. I have repressed lust for one of my best friends too; she's athletic, smart and a gorgeous southern bell. I love her. You know what it's like; I've been friend zoned real hard. She's my only real friend, besides this one kid, who I'm pretty sure is only hanging around me because he is mentally challenged. I guess he's the only one that can tolerate me. And what makes this all fucking worse is that I live in a fucking pineapple under the sea.

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So, I'm going to NYC over the weekend. If I wait to book a hotel room on hotwire should I book it now or wait til tomorrow to see if they go down more? I've never done this before, so idk what the do really, and if the hotel rate will go down the closer it gets.

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So I have to find a new job (mine is being outsourced in a few months). One thing I hate about my current company is that we are so focused on month-end it is very hard to get any time off for the holidays. My family lives out of state so I am willing to give up salary even if I can just have off the day before and after Xmas.

How can I find out whether a new company is equally month-end focused or whether they allow more flexibility with vacation time? Is this something that can be asked during an interview, or after they offer the job?

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I'm founding a mental health support group with a friend on campus and I'm trying to come up with a catchy name. So far I've heard proposed Friends in Tough Times, but that got nixxed because it was too cutesy. Anyone have any clever ideas?

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 For those who know about the Casey Anthony trial...

Do you think she's guilty? 
Do you think she should/will be proven guilty?
Do you think she should get the death penalty, if proven guilty?

My answers in comments.

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Is it normal for a 20 year old to have excruciating joint paint from walking around in a warehouse 8 hours a day, 5 days a week when they have no previous injuries and are pretty fit (not overweight, which is the only cause I could find for young adults)?

Would it be tacky to quit a job two weeks after you were hired? Would it be tacky to request less time?

Have you had dragonfruit before? Did you like it?

Did you know Arizona Iced Tea comes in bottles now?

What is the first thing you see when you look 20 degrees to your right?

What is your favorite type of apple?
Kill Bill - Elle
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My left foot is incredibly swollen on top, especially in front of my toes. My right foot may be very slightly, but I think that's me overanalyzing things. Anyway, what could cause that? Collapse )

What are you listening to?
Do you have anything you want to say to anybody, but probably shouldn't do their face? Say it here.

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Anyone in here good with digital SLRs?

I'm trying to take a close up photo of a new watch I bought. It's on my wrist.
Normally my camera auto-focuses, but it's not and I have no idea why. I might have touched something?
It's on AV mode and AF is selected on the lens. What's going on??

This is my sister's camera, and I'd ask her, but she's sleeping...