July 14th, 2011


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Where can I go to meet guys?

I've tried online dating and found that I can't give two shits about pixelized dudes. I fail at meeting guys through school (mostly girls) and work (for various reasons). Most of my hobbies are solitary. (Thus why I'm looking for advice on the internet?)

And more than that. Where can I go that won't cost my broke ass an arm and a leg?

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me and my friend want an apartment together. we can afford it on their salary, but it'd help if I had a job too.

I'm thinking of going back to this one place but...

*I've quit...twice
*Inventory takes two 13 hour days in a row
*The customers are very hard to handle
*The general thought of dealing with people that much makes me want to curl in a ball

Should I go for it anyway?
What's crappy about your job?

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 I moved in with my BF about a year ago, this is when I found out he snores LOUDLY every single night. A year later I still have not found a way to make it bearable to sleep with him in the same room. He tried different pillows, different sleeping positions, not eating heavily before bed, nose strips, and nothing works. He sleeps well and wakes up happy but I am the one with the saggy eyes, and the one that ends up tired every day.

I get mad every night for this and end up sleeping in the couch, after doing this for about 3 months now my back has been giving me problems, I told him about it and said I could sleep in the bed now. But then in the morning he complains endlessly about how uncomfortable the couch is, and I am over here thinking, you slept there for a day try sleeping there for 3 months then complain about it, it upsets me.

What would you guys suggest I do? He do?
Have you had a problem like this? What did you do about it?

***Thank you so  much for all your answers, I have decided to show this to him, make him go to the doctor, and in the meantime sleep comfortably, but separately***

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My fiance keeps turning the lights off while I'm in the bathroom (the light switch is outside of the actual bathroom). He also gets my five year old involved and I hear them running off giggling while I yell for them to turn it back on.
How should I get revenge?

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Dear TQC, I made a breakfast burrito for myself out of egg whites and cheese. However, after I made the burrito, there was some liquid seeping from the eggs, so I put them back in the pan and cooked them some more. When I took them out again, they looked just as wet as they had before. By this point, they were starting to stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. They dripped probably close to 3 tsp of liquid while I was eating them but they tasted fine, didn't seem undercooked. Is this normal for egg whites that you buy in containers?

DK/DC? If you drink coffee, how do you drink it? I usually do a bit of sweet and low/splenda with a bit of milk, but right now I have a hazelnut vanilla flavored coffee so I've got less sugar than normal and more milk. If you don't drink coffee, what is the reasoning behind it? Just don't like the taste or it upsets your stomach or other?


Do you have a 401k or similar savings plan where you work? If so, what kind of funds do you invest in?

We have one where I work. My money is split between three funds. One is in emerging markets, one is large cap and one in growth.

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last night my roommate made this AMAZING hot garlic wing sauce and it's so good that I decided to use the left over sauce and add it to my scrambled eggs this morning...

what kind of wing sauce do you prefer?

what do you add to your eggs to make them tasty?

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"Today, I took my mom to Victoria's Secret to help her find a bra. She made me try one on to see if it looked good on me. Turns out we have the same cup size. I'm a guy. FML"

Does anyone else find this really, really freaky?
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i got summoned for jury duty again. i was on call for it from nov 8-12, but never got asked to report in. does that mean i didn't officially serve? someone is telling me that because they never asked me to report in, i'm required to serve this new summons.

EDIT: thanks for the answers guys, but when i called into the automated service to register just now it recognized that i had served and allowed me to opt out.

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Secondly..kitten, Melina (Melina Mercury nonetheless! After the nickname Freddie gave himself) is 9/10weeks old and is awesome :D However, she's not been left by herself for anything more than 5-10mins since I got her a week ago. How do I get her used to me being away? Just do it gradually? It's been so long since I had a kitten & I'm like a worrisome first time mother!

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If you have pets, how did you choose their names? Did you have a name picked out ahead of time? Did you choose it based on how they look or their personality?

How is your day and week going?

Whatcha making for your next meal?


 A friend that has been unemployed for almost a year is moving down to Houston in a week or two and has been applying for jobs.  There is a management position open at the CVS near where he will live.  I informed him about the position and he looked online for the job posting but it wasn't there.  So he called the store and asked about applying and explained the situation of not being down here yet.  The store manage said that if he would like to apply, he needs to bring in a paper resume off at the store.

So said friend asked me to print out a copy of his resume and asked if I would turn it in for him since he is so far away.  I have his resume printed nicely on resume paper but I've never delivered someone's resume.   

So my question is in two parts.  
1. Would it be strange if I dropped off his resume?
2. Do I need to get all dressed up as though it was me applying for the job?

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Sorry for asking this as I'm sure it's been asked a million times already and it's "easily googled" but can someone explain to me in layman's terms what google+ is? Can you compare it to something else like facebook? twitter? tumblr? What is it?

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should i walk 3 miles alone on the side of a high way to go see harry potter tonight? id have to walk back and it would be like 3 in the morning.. i really want to go tonight! would they be sold out if i went there?
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Harry Potter fans, I need your opinion!

(non NP fans, sorry. I know you're sick of it.)

For the midnight showing tonight, I'm making a shirt that lists the names of everyone who died at the hand of Voldemort or his followers. I think the title is going to say something like "Gone But Not Forgotten: In memory of all those sacrificed in the struggle against Voldemort." Or something like that. (Let me know if you've got something better...)

But I'm having trouble finalizing the list. I've left off the Death Eaters (including Karkaroff, after some debate) but I'm still left with 44 names. A few of these weren't really involved in the fight at all, like the Riddle family. But if I limit it to people who actively fought against Voldemort in some way, I think I would have to leave a lot of others off, including Cedric, and I would kinda prefer for those people to be on there.

So, what do you think of this list? Is there anyone you would take off? And what should I do about the characters with either a last or first name unknown - just leave them as they are with "[last name unknown]"? Also, this list will go on the back, so what should I put on the front of the shirt? I might just put a deathly hallows symbol on there unless someone has a better idea.

AND, do you guys think it's okay for me to wear something listing everyone who dies in the last movie? I figure pretty much anyone at the midnight premiere will have read the book, but still, I would feel horrible if my shirt spoiled something for someone. Should I be worrying about this?

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How do you deal with an adult who's acting like a child?
(backstory time) yesterday I accidentally got hair dye on the floor/sink/a dingy nightshirt that the woman had hanging up by the sink, I got it off the floor, off the counter, but couldn't get it off the rim of the sink. I even tried Magic erasers!!. didn't work. (I also apologized for the dingy shirt, and offered to replace it)
today, she's totally avoiding me (she turned off my pot of rice because I was in the living room watching TV, instead of in the kitchen staring at it, (she actually said this) and then stormed upstairs. so I ate my food, cleaned up, went upstairs, and now she's just gone back downstairs.....she's 60, behaving like a 6 year old.
How would you deal with someone like that
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I'm in undergrad and currently double-majoring in English and theatre. I'm starting my senior year soon and it looks like it's going to be almost impossible for me to continue the double-major because I have two jobs that I have to work in addition to classes. I'm thinking of either dropping my English major down to a minor OR switching my concentration to something less intensive than writing. My question: how useful is it to have a minor in English in the "real world", in terms of being hired? Is there even any point? I originally picked English to make myself worth hiring for non-theatre jobs due to the nature of the job market. Will a minor serve the same purpose, or should I suffer through and get two BAs?

dk/dc: will you tell me something random that you love about your best friend?
he is a picky eater so he is always giving me food that he tried but didn't like. today alone i've gotten cheesy bread and stir-fry. score!



1. REMAIN CALM, but protect yourself from any hazards real or perceived.

2. Be objective. Not every UFO is extraterrestrial.

3. Use a camcorder or camera to record the event.

4. If you have a tape recorder, record your description of the event as it happens.

5. If other witnesses are present ask them to also write or record their observations.

6. If the UFO left some trace of its presence behind do not disturb the area around it.

7. If the sighting is from a distance, at an arms length, what would it take to cover up the object? A Quarter? A Penny?

8. Try to judge the distance from you to the object, the objects altitude, and its speed.

9. Should you encounter some type extraterrestrial being associated with the craft be prepared to take evasive action to protect yourself.

10. Immediately report the event to a UFO research organization


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Good: I came out to the patio to make a mojito and watch the sun go down.
Bad: My room mate just rode his bike to the gym and locked me out here. I tried calling him, but his phone is on the kitchen table, I can see it through the window.
Worse: My drink is now empty. The mint is out here, but the booze and ice are inside.

What should I do? AM I GONNA DIE?!

I only have 20% battery left, so I need you to think quickly.

ETA: my laptop died much faster than expected. I figured out how to LJ from my phone, but my responses are going to come pretty slowly.

EATA: Oh, shit, I saw a lizard!

EATTA: He just came home and I made it back inside safely. I want to thank all of you for your prayers and advice.

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Inspired by the Facebook profile post, do you think it's weird when people wish a happy birthday to their parent on Facebook when you know their parents don't even have a Facebook/would never see the status?

If you drink, do you have a method for pacing yourself when drinking aside from mental notes? I notice that when I go out with friends I down a beer in the time it takes them to finish half a beer. It's not a bad thing, but I think I'm stuck in my college "pound beers/drinks" mentality, and I'd like to break free of that my co-workers/new friends don't think I'm weird when they drink with me.

DK/DC: What is your hands-down favorite meal ever?

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With car insurance what does it mean when they say "Agreed Value : $3,500"

I am thinking that that is either what they think my car is worth and/or that is all they will repair my car up to.

Its after hours right now so I cannot call them

Any help?

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For those of you who shop at Dollar Tree/Dollar store, is there anything you refuse to buy there?


Is there anything super amazing at your dollar store?
I wont buy the jerky...its nasty.

I just made a trip and picked up some freaking amazing fruit tea...its all natural and yummy.

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I am making a going away to college package/present for my cousin. I want to include some things that most people don't normally think to take with them but often end up needing. So far I have a mini first-aid kit and a screwdriver. I know there were other things I always ended up needing in the dorms but I can't remember them. What else should I add?
Blank Stare.
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A friend of mine wants to buy a camera as a wedding present for his new wife. It needs to be small (eta: pocket sized), good quality and under $300.

Any ideas?

What kind of camera do you have? Sample pictures welcome!

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I have become a very pessimistic person lately, TQC. In school I get annoyed at how unorganized my professors are, and how their exams are poorly worded. In clinicals I get irritated at the snobby and rude doctors. At home my parents annoy me, and I'm noticing that my pessimism is pervading other aspects of my life too. It's gotten worse over the past 2 months (since I started nursing school). And today, whenever someone spoke to me, I could only think of bitchy things to say in response and had to bite my tongue.

Any advice on how to stop being such a grouch? I'm never all sunshine and rainbows anyway, but lately I feel super grumpy/bitchy/annoyed/snarky etc.

(Wait...it's the second day of my period. Is that it? I thought PMS was the week before the period though...)

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Why is the US getting the Harry Potter movie released two days later than Australia? (Other countries feel free to pipe in with release dates)

Edit: When you write "Harry Potter" do you read it in Dobby's voice?