April 13th, 2012

deadly

Settle an argument for me?

In an effort to be as objective as possible, I will pose this in a way that avoids addressing which side of the issue I am on.

Statement: "90% of men think having sex with their girlfriends while they are on their period is gross."

Agree or disagree?
groucho

(no subject)

Which daily activity burns more calories?

living (respiration,sleeping,moving about, etc)
28(54.9%)
digestion
2(3.9%)
a 30-60 minute workout
8(15.7%)
furious masturbation
9(17.6%)
goofing off on teh internet...lolz
4(7.8%)



Yes this is a trick question
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  • h20

(no subject)

1. What are your favorite metal bands?

2. Who do you think Mitt Romney's VP pick is going to be?

3. What are your favorite documentaries?
I recently saw the PBS documentary "The Mormons" and loved it. It was really interesting and thought-provoking.

(no subject)

What would be the WORST way to spend 3-4 hours? (Must spend the full amount of time doing this and nothing else)

Watching a terrible movie
1(0.8%)
Reading a terribly written book
8(6.6%)
Listening to music you hate
15(12.3%)
Talking on the phone to someone you hate talking to
71(58.2%)
Stuck in horrible traffic, with NO distractions
27(22.1%)
i say, old bean

(no subject)

TQC, I've been up for about an hour or so now, why hasn't the feeling in my finger come back?
I figured I just slept on it weird, but it's just numb.
What'd I do?

how was the weather in your area last night?
we had a thunderstorm for the first time in forever! it was awesome.

eta: has anyone noticed lj cuts are now scissors cutting a dotted line? thoughts?
shoes and bunnies

(no subject)

Today I took my car to Midas for a simple oil change and when I went to pick it up, they told me there was $800 worth of important shit wrong with my car. Should I actually be worried about getting any of it fixed soon, or are they just trying to get me to spend money there?

ETA: They didn't seem too concerned when I told them I couldn't get any of the things they mentioned done today, just that they "recommended" it. The car is in no way undriveable in its current condition.
>> for blue skies

I have a renting question. Apologies for length.

I have been renting the place I live in for 6 months. Soon I will be signing a new contract for another 9 months, which would begin in September. I have a good relationship with my landlords, and they are allowing me to store my belongings rent free whilst I am away working for the summer etc.
I am considering moving in with my boyfriend, and if I did so the move would be shortly after the new contract begins. It is dependent on him getting a job in the area, which is only a 50-50 shot. If not, I would remain in this rental for the full term. The option of him finding out whether or not he can get a job here before I sign the contract is not possible, he currently has a locum position until October.

My question is, do I inform my landlord of the situation before I sign the contract and ask their position, or wait until I know whether or not I would even want to move out and then bring it up, obviously giving them atleast one month's notice. If they absolutely refused option B I would remain here of course.

Also possibly relevant: they aren't reliant on my rent to survive or anything. They both have full-time jobs, and two other tenants. Also, I am in the UK. I pay rent monthly.

Sorry if this is a stupid/obvious question, but I haven't been in this situation before and want to check the correct etiqutte/not piss anyone off!
Shameless

Rain poll

I live in Los Angeles, where it seems most people cannot drive in the rain. They slow down to absurd speeds. Maybe this is how most people behave when the prospect of rain is on the horizen. How do you drive when drops fall on your windshield?

It could be pouring and I'll still be flooring it. Eff Mother Nature. No one tells me how to drive
15(19.5%)
If it's a normal rainfall, I may hold back to 10 miles under the speed limit. In heavy rains, even more
37(48.1%)
Slow down to 30-40 miles an hour if I see raindrops
1(1.3%)
You reckless cretins! I slow down to 20mph, regardless if it's highway or surface streets, if I see rain
0(0.0%)
If the streets even look wet, I drop speed to under 40. Whether it's rainfall or leaky fire hydrant or a spilled Big Gulp. You can never be too careful
1(1.3%)
If I even see a cloud in the sky, I cut my speed. With one drop, I have my wipers on maximum speed and I slow down to under 20mph
0(0.0%)
I don't drive at all when it rains. AT ALL. It's too scary
1(1.3%)
I don't drive so this question is N/A
16(20.8%)
Other
6(7.8%)

It's raining outside. Nothing severe. You have to walk 2 blocks. How do you deal with the elements?

Umbrella, jacket
25(30.5%)
Jacket only. I walk briskly
28(34.1%)
Hoodie
18(22.0%)
I use a newspaper to cover my head. It seems I'm always unprepared for rain
2(2.4%)
Other
9(11.0%)

(no subject)

My roomate rudely woke me up because she was "drunk" and it took me like an hour to get back to sleep. She apologized this morning and I usually say something like "It's ok," when people do inconsiderate things to me but its not ok. So I walked away in silence because I didn't know how to reply, what is a good way to?
benson and stabler

(no subject)

Have you ever gone gluten-free? Can you tell me about your experience?

My doctor wants me to try it for three weeks and I'm feeling kind of overwhelmed right now trying to figure out what I can actually still eat. My diet isn't the greatest anyway so this is going to be a huge transition, and I don't have a whole lot of money to spend on food. Does anyone know of any resources for someone just starting out?
hannibal skull

PJs

Do you wear PJs to bed?

How many pairs of PJ pants do you own?

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the worst. fashion. crime. ever), how wrong is it to wear PJ pants in public?
eyeroll

(no subject)

Have you ever been excluded from a family function for no particular reason?
Would you bring it up with a family member if you found yourself in such a situation or just assume that everyone hates your guts?

Did anything good happen to you today?

(no subject)

my male roommate told me he doesn't like seeing tampon wrappers in the garbage in our shared bathroom but he has his own bathroom in his bedroom and i don't. how should i deal with him?

eta-
just the wrappers guys, i wrap the applicators and used ones in tp
warhol zebra

paging dr. tqc

4 days ago I woke up with a sore throat from (assumed) sinus drainage due to allergies. A couple days of high liquid intake and a weather change cleared it all up and my sinuses/nose are fine, yay! But today I am experiencing a weird cough. It's kind of wheezy, not productive at all, and I feel like I need to keep clearing my throat. What do?

dk/dc: I have part of a research project due at midnight that I have yet to start on. Can you think of a really good threat to scare me into working on it?

Freezing Apple Slices

I'd like to pack apple slices in a lunch tomorrow. I don't have a cooler, ice pack, or fridge, and I'll probably be eating them about 5-6 hours after they are packed. I'm worried that they will be mushy and warm, so I thought about freezing them tonight. Does that make any sense? I don't know anything about freezing apples. Will they be better or worse by freezing them the night before?

(no subject)

TQC, I want to make half-assed margaritas tonight using tequila, sugar and lime juice. I have a few fresh limes, and I'd like to use them for something else (or more margaritas later in the weekend). How do I go about keeping them from drying up once I've cut them open? I've got plastic baggies if that'll help things.

DK/DC: Do you watch Doctor Who? Who's your favorite Doctor? Why?

(no subject)

Who are some of the worst popular actors/actresses out there, in your opinion? Bonus points if it might be a controversial one.

For the sake of interest, let's just already act as if it's a given that the Twilight cast counts, and name others.
jack

(no subject)

do you know anyone with multiple personality disorder?

do you find it suspicious that the disorder became so popular in the late twentieth century in the united states only?

apparently some people from different countries around the world categorize it as a "wacky american fad". what are your opinions about that?
Steve Away
  • slloyd

(no subject)

In the UK the National Trust have come up a list of 50 outdoorsy things to do before you are 11¾. So TQC...

Poll #1833464 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾:

Which of these things had you done as a kid?

Climb a tree
102(9.0%)
Roll down a really big hill
105(9.3%)
Camp out in the wild
64(5.7%)
Build a den
79(7.0%)
Skim a stone
86(7.6%)
Run around in the rain
110(9.7%)
Fly a kite
98(8.7%)
Catch a fish with a net
33(2.9%)
Eat an apple straight from the tree
60(5.3%)
Play conkers
21(1.9%)
Throw snow
103(9.1%)
Hunt for treasure on the beach
79(7.0%)
Make a mud pie
78(6.9%)
Dam a stream
56(5.0%)
Go Sledging
57(5.0%)

Continued...

Bury someone in the sand
87(8.3%)
Set up a snail race
23(2.2%)
Balance on a fallen tree
100(9.5%)
Swing on a rope swing
95(9.0%)
Make a mud slide
27(2.6%)
Eat berries growing in the wild
92(8.7%)
Take a look inside a tree
91(8.6%)
Visit an island
66(6.3%)
Feel like you’re flying in the wind
81(7.7%)
Make a grass trumpet
53(5.0%)
Hunt for fossils and bones
77(7.3%)
Watch the sun wake up
74(7.0%)
Climb a huge hill
106(10.1%)
Get behind a waterfall
35(3.3%)
Feed a bird from your hand
46(4.4%)

....

Hunt for bugs
91(11.5%)
Find some frogspawn
61(7.7%)
Catch a butterfly in a net
45(5.7%)
Track wild animals
40(5.0%)
Discover what’s in a pond
95(12.0%)
Call an owl
40(5.0%)
Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
56(7.1%)
Bring up a butterfly
35(4.4%)
Catch a crab
43(5.4%)
Go on a nature walk at night
51(6.4%)
Plant it, grow it, eat it
71(9.0%)
Go wild swimming
63(7.9%)
Go rafting
40(5.0%)
Light a fire without matches
20(2.5%)
Find your way with a map and compass
42(5.3%)

And finally...

Try bouldering (rock climbing outdoors but with safety mats and short drops)
16(10.4%)
Cook on a campfire
75(48.7%)
Try abseiling
15(9.7%)
Find a geocache (use GPS and other navigational aides to locate hidden containers.)
5(3.2%)
Canoe down a river
43(27.9%)


Relevant links - http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11-789065
https://www.50things.org.uk/parents-area.aspx
man flesh

recommendations?

I need some music recommendations.

I noticed when I come home from work exhausted ONLY a handful of songs get picked from my IPhone to get listen to. I tend to skip a lot of songs I have. I like the rhythm, the beat, the loudness, the singing, and most of the lyrics of my list below. I'm so tired on my way home from work I like louder music...

so will you recommend songs based off this list?
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Anything with a long, or slow intro gets passed by.

I do enjoy other languages.

Like Korean, the songs from Boys Over Flowers Because I'm Stupid, and Stand By Me gets played.

I have Japanese songs on my Iphone as well, though they don't always get played.
Braeakups are the new relationships

Relationship advice, woo-hoo.

I've been seeing A. off and on since September (off when he moved to Louisville for a few months, but he came back and it was on like donkey kong). He is 26 and I'm 23( in a month) and about to graduate from university. I didn't want to get too serious because I thought I'd get out of Chicago while he'd stay. Then I was rejected out of my future and looks like I'd stay in Chicago for awhile (dammit).

He has sent me flowers for valentine's day, he's met my some of my friends,  he HOLDS MY HAND IN PUBLIC, and pays for everything. Yet he claims we're in a gray area.

AM I BEING FRIEND ZONED? What should I do about it? Can I do anything about

DK/DC/Relationship advice really: what is your favorite color? Favorite word?
creepyllama

(no subject)

I'm at a concert with mostly men in the audience. I'm by myself. Already a bit drunkbut the opening act hasn't even gone on yet. I'm pretty horny and a couple guys keep looking my way. What should I do?

If it doesn't work with them, what would I do to eensure dick tonight?

what are you doing? What time is it where you are?
blossom!

(no subject)

The class (>400 students) average of the first test is 79. The average of the second test is 62. Which of these would you conclude?

The professor wrote the first test to be unreasonably easy.
3(3.7%)
The professor wrote the second test to be unreasonably difficult.
12(14.8%)
Both tests are fine.
17(21.0%)
Students prepared adequately for the first test.
8(9.9%)
Students did not prepare adequately for the second test.
25(30.9%)
Students prepared for both tests adequately.
5(6.2%)
Something else I'll post in the comments.
11(13.6%)
Graphic Animatronic Sexual Displays

Well she was an American girl...

This might sound like an obvious question but...

For Americans, what do you define as a 'truck'? I'm reading an American novel at the moment which keeps referring to trucks, but I gather they're not talking about semi-trailers or something that looks like this- I think they're referring to a ute type vehicle but I'm not sure. What would you conceptualise a truck as being?

Pics would help.

dk/dc/tldr: In Australia (and probably other parts of the world), Americans are often referred to as "Yanks" or "The Yanks" (never a Yankee). Is this a slur or offensive? Would you you be insulted if somebody called you a "Yank"?
Bug-eyed Earl

(no subject)

I prepared a lasagna earlier, put it in the fridge cuz I didn't have time to cook it. Now that the whole thing has been in there for hours.. should I adjust the cooking time? The cheese would have been cold originally of course but now the sauce and the pan and pasta is cold too.

I usually have to cook things for the minimum time and 25 degrees cooler to prevent them from burning in my lousy apartment oven.

Edit: It came out fine I guess. It's not that great though. Nothing to do with it being cold probably.
Space Cadet
  • cdozo

Car Talk

I'm going to buy a new car soon, and I'm pretty sure that it will be a Prius. But before I decide, I'm looking for input from TQC because you have all the answers.

Those of you who own a Prius, are you glad you bought it? What are the positive and negative things you think that I should know about owning a Prius before I decide? Do you think your next vehicle will also be a Prius?

Those of you who have bought a new car recently and decided not to buy a Prius, what made you decide against getting one? What kind of car did you get instead? Do you like it? Do you think I should check out a car like yours before I decide?

DKDC - Do you prefer swimming at a beach with fresh water, at a beach with salt water or in a swimming pool?