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October 5th, 2011

(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:01 am]
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[greeneyedsadie]
What do you think they use for birth control in the Potterverse?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:08 am]
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[vodkabeforenoon]

It is over when...


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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:14 am]
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[lafinjack]
[music |KHTK - The Don Geronimo Show - October 4, 2011 | Powered by Last.fm]

Where did I go wrong?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:33 am]
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[x3_molly]
I was just watching the Duggar's and I hope someone can clear this up, because I never watch for more than a passing few minutes..

Do they have a fountain drink machine in their house? Like this. I thought Isaw something like it in the background... 
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:39 am]
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[tigertibbytabby]
I know this might get annoying, but..

For Halloween, I want to go as the zodiac sign Pisces. I can't do a lot money wise, but make-up i'm a pro. Any suggestions?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|01:25 am]
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[tea_fiend]
Recently QI had one of those charming statistics that I'd love to test.

Apparently in art and statues and what have you, the testicles are always the same - one side bigger than the other, and one side higher than the other. Apparently the standard in art is at odds with the standard in reality. So, TQC, will you tell me about the testicles you have known? Bigger testicle on the right or the left? Which was slightly higher than the other? And so on and so forth. Your own testicles or ones you've had cause to know well, either will do for the purposes of this wondering.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|02:36 am]
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[slloyd]
It's 2.30am and there is a helicopter circling my street. Why? This is usually a fairly quiet neighbourhood!

Serious/Non-serious/whatever
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|06:10 am]
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[wildflower399]
How often do you change your computer's Desktop background?

I just changed mine tonight for the first time in about two years!
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|07:46 am]
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[bella_kitten]
What does this emoticon mean??: :">

I keep getting conflicting answers!
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|08:04 am]
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[clockworkgirl21]
Do you believe someone has to choose to die to be a martyr, or does anyone who dies for a cause whether they choose to or not become a martyr?

Example: Jesus Christ would be in the first category. He knew the risks of pissing off the Romans, and decided to keep going anyway even if it meant death.

Then, let's say a group of people marching for gay marriage gets unexpectedly bombed and they die. Some might call them martyrs since they died for a cause. I wouldn't, since they didn't know there was going to be a risk and continue anyway.

How about you?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|09:21 am]
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[dragonjaze]
Do you like your boss?

If you have a 401k, are you actually planning on that for retirement, or is that just a glorified savings account to you, only available when you leave your job?

Would you ever consider a company "too big" to work for?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|09:57 am]
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[_boppo_]
My sister is visiting but neither of us have any money. What can we do today?!
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:35 am]
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[blue_sky_day]
What are your favorite narrative/epic poems?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:42 am]
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[smokeswirls]
1. How would you feel if one of your current S.O.'s past romantic interests was seriously hideous in your eyes? Like, compared to him/her, you're a 10 and they're a 4 at best. Would you judge your S.O.'s taste?

2. My roommate had a friend over for dinner last Thursday. On Monday night, the plates from that dinner were STILL in the sink!! That night (Monday), I used a plate, so I went to the sink to wash it after I finished. My roommate tells me "don't do the dishes. I'll do them later tonight, I promise." I wake up the next morning, and the dishes are STILL there! By now we have a fruit fly infestation all over the kitchen.
I get home late last night, around 11pm, my roommate isn't home and the dishes are still in the sink. Since she's not home by then, so I know that she's staying at her boyfriend's place. By now, I couldn't take another night of having the dishes piled up in the sink and the crumbs and shit rotting away and causing foul odors.

I washed the dishes myself and instead of leaving them on the dry rack, I dried them myself and put them back in the cabinets. Not only this, I cleaned the entire sink to the point of it being sparkling clean now.

I'm hoping this cleanness will make her feel super guilty, and when she tells me that I shouldn't have done the dishes, I plan on flatly saying, "They were sitting there since last Thursday. I couldn't take the fruit flies and smell any longer."

Was this an effective way to handle this situation?! I really wanted to refrain from downright telling her to do the dishes because I'm not her mother.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:45 am]
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[beetle_breath]
[mood |curiouscurious]

What was the last frivolous, just-for-you thing you purchased? I bought these headphones on a whim.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:57 am]
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[boplenty]
I want to buy a webcam that will work well with Skype. I use a desktop and monitor without a built in webcam. I have been looking at the Logitech HD Webcam C525, available from Amazon for around $38.

Any experiences with this item? Any alternative recommendations in that price range?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|11:40 am]
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[xxheartstringsx]
Would you rather be poor but loved, or rich but hated by everyone you knew? Both include friends, family, and everyone that has ever known you.


edit: Haha, well, i got this from a "would you rather?" website so this was all they had to it originally....but I'll add more to the details.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|11:57 am]
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[fourcorners]
Poll #1784552 Getting to know you

What sign are you?

Aries
11(7.1%)
Taurus
11(7.1%)
Gemini
10(6.5%)
Cancer
17(11.0%)
Leo
20(12.9%)
Virgo
12(7.7%)
Libra
15(9.7%)
Scorpio
8(5.2%)
Sagitarius
13(8.4%)
Capricorn
11(7.1%)
Aquarius
7(4.5%)
Pisces
20(12.9%)

What sign are you?

Rat
13(8.9%)
Ox
10(6.8%)
Tiger
10(6.8%)
Rabbit
14(9.6%)
Dragon
26(17.8%)
Snake
19(13.0%)
Horse
17(11.6%)
Goat
6(4.1%)
Monkey
10(6.8%)
Rooster
8(5.5%)
Dog
7(4.8%)
Pig
6(4.1%)
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:12 pm]
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[panophobia]
What should I get for my 8 year old niece for her birthday? She's 8 today! She's mostly girly, but into sports too. I've always been the cool aunt with the best presents, but my sister (her mom) just got her a freakin' moped. I can't top that.

The only other thing on her wish list is her own bedroom.

Any suggestions? I don't know what's cool right now for an 8 year old. It was so much easier when she was three.

*Also, I only have about $30 to spend.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:18 pm]
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[ex_thegreyl]
Do you get annoyed when people spell your name wrong when they are replying to you on Facebook? Your name is RIGHT THERE, SPELLED CORRECTLY even, and yet they add an e, or y or something.

Do you get back at them by writing back on the same status that they are posting to and spell their name incorrectly on purpose, hoping that they'll be like, "Hey, that's not how you spell my name"?

OR

Do you just not give a damn in general?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:40 pm]
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[taylegend]
What are some good songs about models or strippers? 
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Child Birth [Oct. 5th, 2011|12:59 pm]
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[astridasteroid]
Who's had an epidural? Would you recommend it? Were you scared of it before you got it?

Who's given birth without the aid of drugs? Would you recommend it? What's the #1 thing you'd suggest for those looking to do it naturally?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|01:05 pm]
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[xinsomnia]
Poll #1784561 MOVIES!!!!!

Pick one?

Sleepless in Seattle (1993 - Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan)
43(44.3%)
You've Got Mail (1998 - Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan)
54(55.7%)

Pick one?

No Strings Attached (2011 - Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman)
27(32.5%)
Friends with Benefits (2011 - Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis)
56(67.5%)

Pick one?

The Day After Tomorrow (2004 - Jack Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid)
76(81.7%)
2012 (2009 - John Cusack)
17(18.3%)

Pick one?

Waterboy (1998 - Adam Sandler)
37(40.7%)
Happy Gilmore (1996 - Adam Sandler)
54(59.3%)

Pick one?

Men in Black (1997 - Will Smith)
88(88.9%)
Bad Boys (1995 - Will Smith)
11(11.1%)

Pick one?

Bourne Identity (2002 - Matt Damon)
76(81.7%)
Mission Impossible (1996 - Tom Cruise)
17(18.3%)

Pick one?

National Treasure (2004 - Nicolas Cage)
51(53.7%)
Night at the Museum (2006 - Ben Stiller)
44(46.3%)

Pick one?

Sherlock Holmes (2009 - Robert Downey Jr.)
48(48.5%)
Iron Man (2008 - Robert Downey Jr.)
51(51.5%)
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|01:54 pm]
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[wishesorhopes]
I feel like I need to take a Shampoo 101 lesson.
I have a dry, itchy scalp but my hair is easily oily. I know it's best to not shampoo your hair too often but I basically HAVE to shampoo it every other day because it gets too oily and dirty - I don't want smelly hair! And when I shampoo, I have to shampoo like 2-3 times to get it finally clean! And even then it can still not be fully clean. But then my scalp just gets drier. And I think my hair might dry out too. IDK. I can't tell what it is doing.

I clearly fail at this. What is your hair routine and how well does it work for you? Can you recommend a shampoo for a dry scalp? My hair is curly and thick but short if that helps. Also, I'm looking for something cheaper - I can't afford really high end products right now.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|02:07 pm]
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[greeneyedsadie]
TQC, I leave in the middle of the night to drive to LAX and then fly to Dallas early tomorrow morning. I'll be back Sunday.

What am I forgetting to pack?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|02:14 pm]
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[sweetassalt]
Poll #1784573 Ankle doom!

is my ankle broken or sprained.

Broken, you idiot.
13(15.9%)
Sprained, you wuss.
25(30.5%)
Ticky!
20(24.4%)
it doesn't matter because LJ is performing maintenance and is about to eat its own ass.
24(29.3%)
Hey dudes (and dudettes)! So, I am the clumsiest person alive and rolled my ankle and fell down concrete stairs yesterday at work. I felt a large "pop" and then had a vasovagal syncope episode because it hurt so bad/I am a pussy. It is swollen but not particularly bruised. I have it wrapped and walking on it is painful but not excruciating. I can wiggle my toes fine but my ankle is p much immobile. I'm convinced its just sprained but everyone in the office + my hypochondriac husband has convinced me to go to the doctor. My xray is in an hour. So, whaddya think? Sprained or broken.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|02:43 pm]
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[poo]
BackstoryCollapse )

What would you get for a friend like this? As a kind of "Wow, I love you, I'm so sorry, and you mean a lot to me, too" gesture. Any ideas?

If you could get a friend of yours anything in the world, what would be it?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|02:50 pm]
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[rhyme_sayers]
me and my friends (my friends and i ?) were having a debate last night. what produces more revenue: the entire US sports industry or the entire video game industry? some of them said the latter and had some compelling arguments (halo, call of duty, etc.), but then again there are a handful of professional sports leagues (NFL, NBA, etc.) with 20+ teams in each and 30+ players. what do you think TQC? video games or sports?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|03:18 pm]
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[angi_is_altered]
  1. What were the last 2 books you bought?
  2. Do you have a unique saying to replace swearing?
  3. If you could win a year's supply of something,what would you want?

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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|03:32 pm]
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[liquidpepermint]
What are your opinions on Occupy Wall Street?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|03:38 pm]
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[vodkabeforenoon]
What treat should I get at Timmy Hoes after my study session? Besides frozen cappuccino; They are too sweet for my pallet.

I am in my first semester of college after a nine year hiatus and regardless of my time away to reflect I still am very lax and lazy about studying.  All my classes are B average and I am a little worried if I keep floundering like this I am going to bomb later. 

Do you have any horror stories how these poor study habits will bite me in the ass later?  How do you keep yourself on task?  I seem to have no self control unless I am under a lot of pressure.  Does anyone else have this problem? 
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|03:47 pm]
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[greeneyedsadie]
1) Who are you missing right now? I'm missing my Grandmother today.

2) What kinds of souvenirs should I get in Dallas?

ETA: Steve Jobs just died. What do you think is going to happen to Apple? Do you think it will be as innovative?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|04:40 pm]
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[squinkerbug]

Netflix time. What should I watch?

Keep watching Lost. I'm on Season 3 Episode 7.
10(24.4%)
5(12.2%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
2(4.9%)
1(2.4%)
2(4.9%)
0(0.0%)
6(14.6%)
3(7.3%)
2(4.9%)
0(0.0%)
9(22.0%)
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|05:02 pm]
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[lady_borg]
I have had a nightmarish day, can we place make this post where cute and/or funny stories are posted to help give me some hope for the human race?

Cheers in advance
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|05:51 pm]
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[vodkabeforenoon]
A younger guy is sitting next to me in the computer lab and he smells really coconut/pineapple tropical.  What is he wearing? 
Don't tell me to ask him.  I don't want him to think I am smelling him.  I am not, it is just really strong and smells like something my grandpa would wear.  XD
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|06:36 pm]
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[kaz_lynx]
Dear TQC, I come to you seeking dating advice (natch).

I have a ~first date~ with a boy tomorrow. We're going to go see Drive at the big fancy theatre downtown. Plans for dinner or coffee beforehand are still up in the air; I have a $50 gift certificate for the new tapas bar in my neighbourhood. Is drinks and tapas too "fancy" or intimidating for a first date?

Is it cheesy/cheap to use a gift certificate on a first date? I wouldn't be able to afford having dinner at this place otherwise, and I'm pretty sure he wouldn't either. And I plan on leaving a generous tip, FYI.

DK/DC: what was your most memorable (good or bad) date?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|06:45 pm]
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[h20]
What health problem(s) do you have?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|06:50 pm]
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[dr0phack3r]
What are some of the scariest/creepiest movies you've seen? I have a weird thing for the horror genre and I'm curious to see what you guys would recommend.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|08:37 pm]
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[herphotolife]
i'm going to barcelona next month. if you have been, what do you recommend?
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Moving Out [Oct. 5th, 2011|09:03 pm]
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[longlongwaytogo]
I'm mentally preparing to move out, (ie, I don't have a full plan yet, and I'm not quite up to actively looking for places to rent) and I'm starting to buy cheap bits and pieces (mainly second hand) when I see them on eBay or gumtree or op shops etc. Other than things like toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products etc, which will be easy to get when the time comes, what things should I be looking out for? I've just organised to buy an almost complete set of dinner ware, and some cutlery.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|09:33 pm]
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[angi_is_altered]
  1. What are your favorite food textures?
  2. What are your least favorite food textures?
  3. What is the worst reaction you have to food?

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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|09:36 pm]
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[tin_foil_hat]
If you were died suspiciously right now, (or the next moment you're alone), who would be suspected of your murder?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|09:46 pm]
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[pickathelitter]
I went to shake hands with someone but put out my left hand (I'm a lefty and didn't even realize that I did anything wrong)
the woman then twisted her right hand over mine and THEN gave me her left hand to shake.

While I know that was a major no-no on my part...was her initial weird handshake her natural reaction or...what?

Will you tell me about your last awkward/stupid moment?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:21 pm]
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[squinkerbug]

Would you ever say "that's what she said" to a parent?

yes
66(68.0%)
no
30(30.9%)
N/A
1(1.0%)

Would he/she understand it, if you did?

yes
52(53.6%)
no
20(20.6%)
idk
25(25.8%)


How does your parent(s)' sense of humor compare to yours? How was I supposed to punctuate parents?
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Flying domestically with pets [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:33 pm]
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[sorbetdelight]
Has anyone flown with a pet before?
I have a cat and I'm flying from TX to MA this saturday for 2.5 weeks.It's a nonstop flight on Jetblue, about 4 hours, but I worry about stressing her out and keeping her in a carrier that long.
Just curious about other people's experiences.
Do they put cats in a different compartment or under the seat? I read under the seat, but what if passengers near you are allergic? And what if it poops?
Do cats need to be sedated? Do they get sick on planes?
The trip doesn't seem long enough to make it worth stressing the animal out, which is why I'm hesitating bringing her.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:44 pm]
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[rebel_waltz]
[music |Sunset Rubdown - Snakes Got a Leg III | Powered by Last.fm]

does anyone else/do you know anyone who likes to eat the chocolate off a Snickers first, then eat the middle?


i started doing this a few years ago and now i can't eat it normally.


ETA: i feel like we're learning so much about each other ^_____^ i only knew one other person who did this before now.
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|10:47 pm]
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[saloonperfume]
Do you have an opinion on parents giving their children names whose origins are not in their own ethnicity or culture?
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|11:37 pm]
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What are the worst date ideas ever?

I am thinking
a) a laundromat.
b) watching Triumph of the Will (although it would make a person seem interesting by comparison).
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(no subject) [Oct. 5th, 2011|11:46 pm]
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[tryaswemight]
Over the last few days I've had wolf, cabbit, and wild turkey (so many wild turkeys) sightings.There's a coyote party going on in my yard right now. I feel like I'm in a Boards of Canada nature film.

What (if any) neat wildlife is making its presence known where you are?

DK/DC/Wild...life?

What is the most useless/ridiculous thing your place of employment has ever paid you to do?

Ontarians...did you vote? Are you going to? Do you think there's gonna be a surge of NDP support due to Mr. Layton's recent passing?

Everyone else...what are you most looking forward to tomorrow?
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