October 8th, 2011

dapper bully

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TQC, what are your experiences with over the counter diet pills? Which have you tried? Have you found that they have worked as intended? If not, what sort of crazy side effects did you suffer from them? Did you shit rainbows?

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when a smoker and a non-smoker choose to live together, do you think it is fair for the non-smoker to ban the smoker from smoking indoors? can you think of any effective compromises in this situation?

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do you have twitter?
do you use twitter?
whats your twitter handle?
do you want to follow each other? im boring and tweet stuff like "i'm eating fajitas*"

*i really did eat fajitas and they were damn good.
misc - cemetery

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If I have a standard 12-cup cupcake pan, but I'm not using all 12 cups, will it cook faster than if I had all 12 full?

Um, to make that make sense: I'm baking cupcakes and somehow ended up with enough batter for 16 cupcakes (the recipe called for 1 cup of mashed banana but I used two whole bananas so I ended up with a little more). I filled one pan, and have just 4 cupcakes in the second pan. I have both pans in the oven at the same time. Can I expect those 4 to take the same amount of time as the other 12, or will they be done faster?

Dk/dc: do you like to bake? What's one of your specialties?

I'm currently making banana cupcakes with a chocolate cream cheese frosting. I've never actually made this before. I have had great success with marbled chocolate-banana cupcakes with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting... but one of the women in the group I'm supplying cupcakes for is allergic to nuts, so I decided to change it up a bit.
Typing Monkey

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Have there been any strange news stories in your neck of the woods lately?

This was in our local paper yesterday... Apparently Amish men are breaking in to other Amish people's houses and cutting off their beards and hair.

What do you think they do with all that hair?
i say

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Poll #1785132 Sleep Rage

Today was my only morning to sleep in, after running doubles all week. My mother started slamming around the house at 9am and, giving no shits whatsoever, woke me the fuck up. Going back to sleep is not an option. How raged-out are you when someone wakes you up on a sleep-in day?

Mildly Upset
Meh. Just roll over and go back to bed.
I just like ticky boxes.

ETA: I guess 9 does sound like a decent sleep in, so I shall add that I didn't get to bed until 3am. I was hoping I could sleep until 10ish.

Big moves

TQC, have you ever had the chance to move across the country? How did you decide? My husband is being flown to Kansas City for an interview next week. We currently live near Seattle. The pay would be good but not GREAT, we know no one out there, but we always say we need to do something adventurous. Obviously we're jumping the gun a bit here since he hasn't even interviewed but it's a decision we've never had to make before!

If it changes things any, I've lived in the same town my whole life other than the 4 years I was in college (and then I was only 2 hours drive away) and he's lived in the same town since he was 5. Also our town is within 10 miles of both sets of parents. So it would be a huge change to move.
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It's currently about 27 C (80 F) where I live and today the building management of my condo turned off the AC. It takes only two weeks to switch for heating. Why did they turn it off so early especially during Thanksgiving weekend? Is anyone actually going to use a heater this soon?

DK/DC: Any exciting plans for Thanksgiving weekend?

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i've had my laptop for almost four years and it's started having problems in the last year or so. my boyfriend has said that there's usually no point in getting an older laptop fixed because it won't last long enough to be worth the price i'd have to pay.

so, what kind of (reasonably cheap) laptop would you recommend? i'm not interested in a netbook because i don't care for the small keyboard and macs are out of my price range. i currently have a toshiba satellite and it has never had any problems at all until it hit its third year. i mostly just use the computer for schoolwork, internet, music, video streaming, and playing the sims, so i don't need anything too heavy duty.
MISC - moustache

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I've been seeing a model of car around in the last few months that I've never seen before. The ones I've seen have been two-door luxury-looking cars (though not particularly expensive-looking), kind of a long body, seem to be late 80s or early 90s. None of the ones I've seen have had any sort of make or model identifier on them, except for an emblem on the trunk that's a stylized "R". My google-fu is weak on this one. Can you help me figure out what make/model of car this is, TQC?

Edit: RESOLVED! Eighth generation Buick Riviera. Ugly as sin.
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would you feel guilty if you chose NOT to go to your familys thanksgiving simply bc you dont really feel like going?
if not, how do i stop myself from feeling so guilty over it? (and i didnt even decide that im not going yet!)
(and you would most likely go to your friends dinner, bc you actually feel like going to that?)

(theres no family drama at all, just really dont feel like going.)
just a bill
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I'm babysitting tonight. I'll be watching four kids. When I watch one or two kids at night I ask for $15/hr. How much should I ask for tonight? I've never babysat four before.
Steph - always

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Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Which day were you born on? Are you anything like ___day's child?
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Dear TQC,

My fiance and I have decided that, rather than accepting gifts, we'd like to encourage our wedding guests to make contributions on our behalf to organizations serving those more needy than we are. We have a few charities that we already support via donations, but I'm willing to bet there are other great ones that we're missing.

Any suggestions?

ETA: You guys are great! Thanks for all the ideas/comments!

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Ok so we all know i've been tending to the stray kittens across the street right?

Well, I have decided to trap the momma and take my latest lottery winnings (1000.00) and get her fixed and immunized.

Do you think this is going too far for a stray kitty?
Can I get her fixed and stuff while she is nursing?

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How would you feel if you worked with an out trans person (meaning they present as male or female yet you know they were born as something other than that) and they went into the bathroom that corresponded to their gender identity (ie FTMs to the men's room, MTFs to the women's room)?  

Would how well they pass as their identified gender matter?

Would it make a difference if you were going to be going to the same restroom as them (ex: you are a woman and thus the MTF may be in the bathroom with you)?
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Should I invite my aunts to my baby shower even though they live too far away to come and I won't have room for them anyway?

My friend who is helping me plan thinks I should, but I feel like that is just asking for handouts without offering anything.

EDIT: I should add that they already know I'm pregnant, so I feel like if they wanted to send me something they could. You know?

DK/DC: What is your favorite kind of donut?
We bought cider donuts today. :)
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