August 6th, 2011

Typing Monkey

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Does anyone use Hughesnet? If so, what's your experience with it? My family is sick of dial-up and looking to switch, we don't really have any other options in our area.

What's the best way to re-adjust your sleep schedule? I start work again in 3 weeks and staying up until 4 probably isn't the best idea.

Do you have any personal stories about someone who was told they had a certain amount of time left to live and surpassed the time period?

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Okay, hypothetical situation time (I'm talking about fictional characters, if it matters)...

Say there's a 25-year-old man who's known an 18-year-old woman since she was 14. He sort of saw her as a little sister, but probably had some romantic feelings for her mixed in. He didn't confess his feelings for her because he wasn't entirely sure how he felt about her, and felt it would be inappropriate for a 21-year-old man to tell a 14-year-old girl that he was in love with her. Still, they have a pretty close friendship.

Would it be creepy if, when he was 25 and she was 18, that developed into a romantic and sexual relationship? Would it matter who instigated the relationship? The man wasn't being nice to the girl in the hopes that she would start a relationship with him. In fact, he was a little colder to her than another girl her age whom he truly saw as like a little sister because he was afraid the girl he liked would be intimidated by any affection toward her.

Also, would the fact that this takes place in somewhere between the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment have any bearing on how creepy or not-creepy the situation is?
Prison Mike

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I'm applying for a job at a bank.  Actually I've had two interviews and now I'm completing some surveys as the next step in the application process.  They keep asking questions about trusting others and do I assume people are trustworthy.  I don't want to lie, but I generally do trust others.  I just feel like you can't assume that every person who walks in the door is going to lie to you.  So, what do you think?  Should I answer the questions truthfully or make it sound like I'm suspicious of others?  I'm torn.  Thanks for the help!

Kitten Confusion

Hey guys!

So yesterday afternoon I brought my very first kitten home! We are in my room, with litter and food and toys. Since the time he came home until now he has been hiding in my bed frame. Is this normal? How long should I expect him to hide? Last night I did hear him running around/woke up with him staring me in the face but then he ran back under the bed. I just want to cuddle! Thanks cat friends!
space, fire

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Hello TQC! I've been on a mission to read ~serious American lit~ this Summer, which as mostly been successful, but now I want to add ~really good not-particularly-serious Lit~ to give myself a break. Witty male detectives and/or urban fantasy are always great. Not interested in James Patterson at all, but kind of in love with Jasper Fforde. Totally about to dive into the True Blood <i>books</i>, and  I like Agatha Christie a lot. Old school Laurel K Hamilton is enjoyable. Series are a plus, but I don't do short stories.

What  Who are your favorite authors in the not-so-serious literary scene?
Steph - always

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I've just had tea and crumpets, they were jolly scrumptious.

What've you done recently that was quintessentially British/American/Canadian/Australian/insert your nationality here?


What are your thoughts on this Facebook status?

______________ gets disgusted with cultural identity/racial pride... no, you should not be proud to be black, white, mexican, gay, straight, purple, or blue. Racial/cultural pride is simply racism/culturalism directed in a positive manner towards yourself, inherently putting down every other race or culture. I am not proud to be white, white people have done a lot of fucked up crap.

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pretend it's the future. there's now a mobile app that magically beams nutritious & filling food into your stomach from the supplier of your choice, for about the same price as food you'd normally eat except now you don't have to deal with the inconvenience of actually preparing or eating the food.

are you excited? how often will you use this? will eating become a thing of the past?
lulu guinness clutch

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If you've been to Glacier National Park, what was your favorite thing about it?

I'm driving from Salt Lake City to the Canadian border in Montana. I can't cross the border. Other than the obvious (Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier) what are some things I shouldn't miss? Does that seem like too much driving for 8 days?

Do you like ghost towns?

I like ghost towns way too much. I've been researching them all day trying to decide which ones look the most interesting and are not too far out of the way. I don't anyone irl who likes them.
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  • leahfu

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Anyone else having problems with the "user filter" for your friends page?

The last post showing up for me is from Friday and I know my friends have updated since then.

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What is the last thing you said out loud?
Me: "There ain't no fucking way shes not going to win"
In reference so Melanie on So You Think You Can Dance

DK/DC/Mute: What color was your last bowel movement?

Bloomington, IN

A relative of mine and her SO have relocated to Bloomington, IN, and in the course of about 2 weeks have signed and then broken two leases for living space because of various problems (serious vermin infestation, too close to a noisy nightclub venue downtown, etc.). Anyone from the area have any suggestions on neighborhoods close to the university campus (where she'll be working as a post-doc researcher) where they could be looking to rent?
SC - need input
  • qa

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If you were on the Bachelor/Bachelorette (pretend that you would) and you won, but you found out that your spouse-to-be had slept with the person who came in second or another contestant, would that bother you?

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What kind of dog looks like a pit bull but isn't?

I had a crazy dream where I had a dog and it looked like a pit bull, but it wasn't. It's hard to explain. It had a longer face..IDK! :(

It was a bull terrier!!!

What kind of dance would you put to "Jump Jive An' Wail" by Brian Setzer Orchestra?

I'm thinking the jitterbug or the lindy hop

What's a song that always makes you dance?
Hell - Picasso Devil

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Do you have seasonal allergies? Where do you live?
What do you take for them and do you take it regularly or on the spot or what? Have you found something natural that works, by any chance?
I am having trouble managing my allergies this year and both allegra and zyrtec have interrupted my sleep after a few days of being on them. My doc gave me an allegra generic earlier in the year that was ace, but now it's over the counter it's different somehow and I had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep with the otc, and would wake up early too. The zyrtec woke me up at 4am this morning with a pounding heart. Ick.
I bought a neti pot earlier in the year too but it didn't seem to help much.
Any suggestions?
Kill Bill - Elle
  • poo

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I just bought a Macbook Pro and probably should invest in a good case/sleeve. Do you have any recommendations for cute cases and/or other accessories?

What is the most money you have spent on one item in the last couple of years?
dorothy&#39;s shoes

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Guy when is my 16 and Pregnant DVD gonna come?! Gossshhh

Also will you please tell me about the last super awkward situation you witnessed/were in?

At dinner tonight the table opposite us had a group of ten teens, including one really awkward, pretty, out of place girl. As soon as she got up to pee they all started gossiping about her, too :/
Bug-eyed Earl

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What have you conditioned yourself to do?

I keep chapstick at home and in my car. I just realized that at the same point when I'm leaving the area I feel the need to put chapstick on.

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What are your thoughts on life on other planets? Definitely? Maybe? That's just plain hooey?

I myself believe that there must be some sort of life out there, but we have not encountered it yet. Although I'm fascinated by the Ancient Aliens series on The History Channel.
  • striga

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You've been given godlike powers for the next 24 hours. You can set anything in motion, but you will be unable to fix it if the repercussions spin out of control after tomorrow. What to you do?
  • ptc555

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What should I do in this situation?

I went for a job interview at a very small company on Friday. The girl interviewing me said that she would do call-backs starting on the week of August 15, since she was going away all of next week. I had the interview at 10 am. At 5:30, she emailed me offering me the position, but said "Can you come in on Monday at 10 am to talk with the GM before you start? If you accept the position I'll forward her the email message and CC you."

I replied to her email at 6:30 (when I got home and read the email). She hasn't responded (since it's the weekend, of course), but I was hoping that she would maybe check her email from home or something.

If I haven't heard from her...should I still show up at the place on Monday at 10 to meet with the GM? Or do you think she meant next week? Maybe she emailed the GM but forgot to CC me? (she did seem a bit frazzled and stressed). I guess the worst that would happen would be if I showed up and the GM had no idea who I was or what I was doing there and then send me home.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...I've never had anything like this happen before and I really want this job!
carter arrested

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t-mobile just gave me a new number, and it used to just so happen belong to someone else, someone who was severely delinquent on their account and thus 'lost' their phone number. this idiot decided to get pressed and take it out on me, having herself and her friends send me harassing calls. over and over again.

how should i enact my revenge???
warhol zebra

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I would like to start making meals to freeze individually so I don't have to cook all the time or get tempted by fast food. Problem is, I hate eating the exact same thing day after day (or even just multiple times a week). Can you think of any dishes that are easily customizable for this purpose? I was thinking mac 'n' cheese (add ham and peas to one portion, tuna to another, Rotel to a third) but that's as far as I got.

What's the last success you had?
I tried my hand at making my own frozen breakfast burritos out homemade tortillas (my first time making those too) and they're amaaaazing!