April 22nd, 2012

Missed Connection- Adrian Tomine

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1. Would you hang out with Tom Hanks?
2. What is up with people who don't respond to texts? They respond to some texts but not others. And when you get together with them, they seem to like you and things are great, but they still ignore texts. And not just stupid texts, but texts with questions. Aargh. People frustrate me! (sorry for the rant)

3. What's the last thing you got really excited about?
Sailormoon - flowers

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Could someone give me some advice on how to approach my rental place about getting a cat? 

When we applied for this place the advertisement said no pets. But I do have a kingsnake which they allowed without question, though they tacked on a pet rent for him. We're in a duplex and the person in the other unit also has a very large (husky/malamute/German shepherd mix) dog. I thought because she was allowed her dog I'd have no problem asking for a simple cat, but I found out today that her dog is technically registered as a service dog to her, which started to shatter my hopes. I don't know if they'd point to that fact and tell me I'm SOL. But there's still the fact that I have my snake and they're already charging me pet rent, so it's like this tiny glimmer of hope. I'm super nervous about even asking at this point.

So basically, even if my chances are almost nil, what is the best way I could approach this with them? Even if they say no it doesn't hurt to ask, but I'd like to be as tactful as possible and try not to ruin my chances by saying something stupid. 

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Will you suggest some really good, really scary (like jump out of your seat scary, not just suspenseful) movies?

Extra points if they are fairly recent or obscure as I have seen most of the classics.

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Would you rather live somewhere with...?

95% chance of being conscripted into the army for 3 years
35% chance of being conscripted into the army for 25 years

Suddenly there are no cars or other vehicles anymore. We must all resort to steeds again. What would you choose as your steed?

warhol zebra


I just walked into to the kitchen and noticed that the oven was on... but nobody has baked anything in at least 24 hours. There's a dirty pizza pan on top of the stove as well (my roommate's only food source at home is frozen pizza) and no pizza box is present in the bin since I emptied the recycling yesterday, which leads me to believe he made pizza a day or two ago and has left the oven on at 375 F since then.
He rarely ever is home at the same time as I am anymore so it's unlikely I can talk to him about it, and I'm against leaving notes for people since I had a roommate do that to me and it drove me up a wall. How passive-aggressive would it be of me to text him about this? Concerns here are not only the cost of keeping the oven on that long but also the DANGER OF BURNING THE DAMN HOUSE DOWN
mickey puking

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Would you ever hook up with someone on craigslist for sexy time?

No way! I saw that one story on CNN and I enjoy my life, thank you.
What's the big deal? It's basically the next logical hookup method given our technological progress as a society.
Yup, already have and it was fine.
Already have and it was NOT so fine (you can explain)
mst3k: silhouette

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Do any of you lovely TQCers have the Links of London friendship bracelet? Either the wide or the smaller one. I've googled the hell out of it and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I'm trying to find the hight of the bars of both sizes. Along with that, the length of the slider.

Close to You

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Has anyone here every built their own pit kiln? If so, what was your experience - how long did it take, what kind of clay did you use, how did your pottery turn out, etc? Pictures would be awesome :)

Do you have a habit of starting a new hobby or project, only to abandon it pretty quickly? What is the last thing you gave up on?

I definitely do, which is why I am debating whether or not I should try to make my own kiln. The last thing I gave up on is probably baking... I still do it once in a while, but not nearly as much as I had originally planned.
colours are nice

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i have dyed-red hair (not a natural red, a sort of ruby red like this). it fades super quickly - like between 2 and 3 weeks - to a boring brownish-red that i hate. i use a sulfate-free shampoo and i wash it every ~3 days.

have any of you with hair dyed an unnatural red colour used red shampoo? does it work well? noticeably better than... not using it? or am i doomed to massive fading either way unless i wash it, like, once a week or less? is there anything else that can help prevent fading? thank you!!

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Well, the good news is that my boyfriend and I opened a business in town. The bad news is that we are up there all day, Monday-Saturday, and right now, we don't have a microwave or fridge for lunches/snacks. We don't eat fast food; it's way too expensive anyway. 

I'm going grocery shopping tonight. What are some healthy things I can buy at the store (the less processed/pre-packaged, the better) that we can eat for lunch that don't need refrigeration or re-heating? I feel stumped, other than the standard peanut butter and jelly. 

What do you eat for your lunch at work?  

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Agree or disagree?


Article says: top 10 hated baby names for girls and boys

Nevaeh ("heaven" spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg)
Destiny (people dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said -- and many associated this name with exotic dancers)
Addison (an example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg said)
Gertrude (people said this name is "ugly")
Kaitlyn (for its "made-up" spelling)
Bertha (author's note: duh!)

Kaden (these rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported)
Hunter (too much like a last name or "too violent")
Bentley (people dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them "trashy")
Michael (too boring, according to some)

I agree with most but I actually like the names "Jackson" and "Madison"

I'd add "Cadence" to the list.

What would you add to the list?
Bug-eyed Earl

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"Administrative Professionals' Day" is coming up.

When did it become offensive to call a goddamn secretary a secretary?

What other jobs deserve euphemisms?

Are you as sick of PC crap as I am?

They call me an "email specialist" at work but I want to be addressed as an electronic communications and service engineer.

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The organization I work for banks with the same bank as I hold an account with, so I receive my pay earlier than most people (Wednesday before 6pm) whereas most others have it Thursday.

The upcoming Wednesday is a public holiday, should I expect to be paid earlier or later?

Hair washing

How often do you wash your hair?

I recently got my hair examined in my salon (they were selling a product, but I got a free blow-out if I complied). The woman said I have an oily scalp, but dry ends, and said that I was washing my hair too much, which caused an over-production of the oil and the dryness of the strands.

I wash my hair every day, but I'd like to see what happens when I wash my hair less.

This may sound stupid, but how do you wash your hair less? Do you let it get wet in the shower, or do you keep it from getting wet at all? Does conditioner count?

I know in the past that if I got my hair wet without shampooing it, it would get flat and greasy, so that's what's always scared me off of the prospect.


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I'm replacing all of the fire alarms in my sister's house tomorrow. Two of the alarms are going to be recordable, meaning you can replace the usual "alarm" sound with a person's voice, which are for my 4-year-old-nephew.

What should we record for the alarm to wake him up if they go off?

Also, what's better: battery-operated (with 10-year batteries) or hard-wired fire alarms?

DK/DC: when's the last time you tested your alarms & changed the batteries? If your answer is more than one year, go do it right now!

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Our cafeteria was busy and I sat next to two young ladies I have never seen before.
I was totally silent during the meal and they were busy complaining about a certain pushy guy.
We all finished abouit the same time and I offered to take thier plates to the trash (we use paper plates). They said "no thanks. we can take care of it." so i left.

Was I: A. creepy B.chivalrous c. stupid ???????

DK DC?? What are some skills one should bring to a marriage/LTR???