are you an organ donor?
if so, what organs would you be willing to donate?
is there any reason you wouldn't donate one of your organs?
would you donate your body to science ?
have you donated something already?
what was it?
TQC, my vibrator died :( What's your favorite sex toy?
If you could or do have sex whenever you want, what is your ideal amount of sex?
I'm going to go talk to elementary/middle school kids in a few hours, to try to convince them that they want private violin/viola lessons. Any last minute suggestions?
What would have made you want private music lessons when you were that age (9-13)?
How would you combat public speaking fright with that age group? I can't exactly picture them in their underwear. :p
If you could be any kind of supernatural being in the Buffyverse, what would you be?
As awesome as kicking ass with a stake would be, I think I'd want to be a witch. I'd just feel sassy saying I had magical powers.
Do you watch True Blood? If so, who are your favorite characters? Least favorite? What are you favorite/least favorite plot lines so far?
Do you think Sookie will end up with Bill or Eric? Both? Neither? What do you think will happen in season 5?
I have to say that though otherwise I'm not at all into the whole vampire thing, I'm SO addicted to this show. It does have a lot of cheesy elements, but thats part of the fun, and I also have a feeling that they're almost making fun of themselves sometimes. Have you noticed that?
Is there a reason I can see everyones IP addresses in LJ comments? Is this some new feature or did I accidentally click something?
What did you have for breakfast?
I was all ready for work today before I realised: I have the day off! It's the perfect day to get things done like crochet baby gifts and study for the GRE. But I have no motivation at all, even though I want to do these things. All I ever do lately is sit around reading books.
How do you motivate yourself?
Every morning I have great anxiety when I wake up until I leave for work. It makes me stay in bed later, causing more anxiety. How do I get over it?
What should I expect from a group interview?
SHORT QUESTION: Are religious-intolerant remarks akin to a racist or sexist remarks?
LONG QUESTION: I was reading my local Sunday paper and came about an advice column. The person is seeking advice in response to a friend. They had been close growing up but had grown apart. The advice-seeker married a "nice Jewish boy" (her words) while her friend married an Evangelical Christian and became a missionary. I'm going off of the assumption that the advice-seeker is (or at least grew up as a) Christian too. The friend sent the woman a book about accepting and living an evangelical lifestyle, and has been, over the years, expressed concerns about the woman's lifestyle (including marrying a non-Christian). The woman was writing in to ask advice on how to deal with the friend and what she should do about the book. At the end of her letter, she mentions that he teenage son "believe this is no different from a racist or sexist remark."
What do you think? Do you think this kind of religious intolerance is on the same level as sexism or racism? If the woman had married a man of a different race and the friend was concerned about her "lifestyle choices" that would clearly be racist but can the idea still apply when it comes to religion?
Is the internet more read on social issues than people in real life? Or are social justice warriors more likely to speak up on the internet given anonymity? For some reason I feel like I encounter much more dumb shit in real life than I do on the internet (save for the stupidity on Facebook).
Have you ever been to a career fair? What was your experience with that?
I need to go to one and attempt to charm future employers but I'm pretty awful at pretty much everything needed for this sort of thing (bragging, appearing likable to strangers, speaking without being spoken to, etc). Any advice desperately needed!
What are your favorite TED talks?
What's your favorite place to get pizza where you live? What do you usually order when you go there (crust type, toppings, etc.)?
I really like Louie's. It's actually a bar/restaurant. They serve thin crust pizza and I order sausage, onion and pepper pizza because they make the sausage in the restaurant. I also like Eno's. They are sort of a fancy pizza place. Also thin crust. My favorite is the Central Pie with sundried tomato, rosemary, goatcheese, and pancetta.
Do nudists have private parts?
Do you keep butter, jam, peanut butter, mustard, ketchup, etc in the fridge?
I have a tiny fridge and way more cupboard space, so most things go in the cupboards. I buy a big block of butter though and keep most of it in the fridge, and just put quarters of it into my butter dish (which stays on the counter) as I go.
I need to replace my laptop....and I'm leaning towards switching to a Mac. The only place that sells them around here is Best Buy. The closest Apple store is in St. Louis...about 2 hours away.
Where would be the best place to buy one? MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?
Is it really worth it? Or should I just stick with a PC?
My Toshiba was a good little laptop...it is just getting old and being a pain in the ass.
TQC, did you ever book a spring break trip while you were in college? Particularly one of those tropical ones where you get drunk and sit on the beach all day on some exotic island?
My friend and I want to book one but not sure where to go. Our funds are also rather limited and we're trying to spend about 500 each on airfare and hotel... But of course, less is better. Idk how people afford all these lavish trips while they're in college. TQC, where can we go for a reasonably cheap price? We want somewhere warm, but we're willing to stay in the states, or ever go to Canada if that's all we can really afford. And we live in Philly if it matters.
I rarely use my ipod- as part of my mother's birthday gift, I was planning to give her my ipod (I loaded a bunch of music that I know she likes) is there any way for me to present this to her while also saying: I would like to use this 3x a year? Or should I just hand it over and work the details out later?
also because I'm hungry:
What will your next meal be?
I'm going out to dinner with a bunch of friends for pasta night but I don't think we're going to be sitting down to eat for a few more hours.
I've been doing ipod surgery all day on my dead classic, and have managed to open it up.
It won't switch on at all or recognise when its plugged in. Is this just the battery or a hard drive problem?
I don't want to buy a new hard drive if I don't have to, but want to get it fixed asap!
What would go on the best salad ever?
I just made a dinner salad with mixed greens, avocado, tomato, carrots, chopped almonds, and cheese, with TJ's Goddess salad dressing. It is amazing.
Would you ever consider doing a long distance relationship with someone you've only dated in the same city for 4 months?
With my tax refund monies...........I am going to buy a new mattress.
What kind of mattress do you have/like/want? Super soft and squishy, in the middle, or extra firm?
What about those tempurpedic memory foam? Or the sleep number beds? Does anyone here actually have a sleep number bed?
How will you spend your refund money?...or save it..if you're responsible like that.
Does anyone else feel like they're actually becoming more socially inept with age?
I feel like I'm always second-guessing everything I say lately, thinking I sound superbly stupid. Replying on Facebook is the worst.
Why do you ask the questions you ask to TQC? Random interests/passing thoughts or real-life advice? What do you think of the advice you usually get?
Don't you want to know how we keep starting fires?
I'm having to buy loads of books for my dissertation which are out of print, and thus at least £15 on amazon.
They're all free on the Kindle though. I'm having to be incredibly careful with money at the moment, but can't help but think that i'd be better off buying a Kindle once i've bought a few more books. I don't particularly want one otherwise.
ETA: The reason i'm hankering for a kindle is more because I can't pay attention for too long when leant over a laptop.
ETA2: I've just realised I have £30 in vouchers for a UK supermarket which sells the Kindle for £89.
I'm hoping someone here can help me find this - I'm trying to help my mother with finances and she is for some unknown reason completely fixated on this article she read in a women's mag a few months back (end of 2011?). She can't, of course, remember which women's mag it was. She thought the article was a regular/recurring one (like Suze Orman's articles in O magazine, but that's not the mag or the article), in which folks who generally had a lot of debt got help making a budget that would fit their circumstances. The one notable aspect (and the one she's fixated on) is that all the plans included some amount set aside to be given to a charitable cause, some discussion of how you had to give back to the community or contribute to community or something like that.
Anyone have any idea what the magazine or article might be?
(Long shot, I know...)
How many pillows do you sleep with? How many blankets are on your bed? Is it cold where you live or hot right now? Do you like to be cold or hot when asleep?
One, and barely one as I notice I tend to fall asleep below it. Two (actual blanket and duvet cover). It's a Chicago winter. I like to be warm.
Will you share your opinions on how books, stories, plays, movies, etc., should have gone?
For instance, I think that Juliet should have gone for Mercutio, on the grounds that he's way more interesting than Romeo, and wasn't feuding with anyone. Failing that, I think the play should have ended with both families casting aside their feud to join together in kicking the crap out of Friar Laurence for coming up with such a ridiculous plan that got their children killed.
Long story short, I need your quickest, best, easiest way to clean off crayon wax from the bottom of the oven. What is it?
(I've tried scraping it D: ) Bonus points if it doesn't include oven cleaner!
When was the last time you cleaned your oven?
What was the last thing you cooked in your oven? (food or not!)
what kind of tasty food or drink items/recipes would you recommend for someone on a liquid diet? the more calories, the better.