Do you turn your phone off/on silent when you go to bed?
I thought pretty much everyone did until I realized one of my best friends leaves hers on and I wake her up in the middle of the night when I text her sometimes. I stay up really late and so sometimes I want to shoot off a text to someone before I forget so they'll see it when they wake up, but now I find myself hesitating more because I really don't want to disturb someone.
I'm walking someones dog for them but this dog is a dominant breed. It's a sweet dog but when I'm walking its seems like its on red alert for other dogs and when it sees one it either goes in like this pouncing stance eyeing the dog or now it goes after the dog barking like crazy. It even nips a dog if it comes to sniff it and twice it results in some ugly barking matches that could of got uglier.
Dear TQC, please help me with a short story I'm writing for my Creative Writing class:
What are some problems someone moving out on their own for the first time might encounter while trying to rent an apartment? For example, having to pay a deposit, or getting references, or not being able to move in with a pet.
Do you have any funny stories about the first time you moved out on your own?
Seemingly state or US-centric, but maybe not so much considering how political discourse is so global these days.
Romney is disowning us, but we're not so bad, are we? What do you think? You may have your own state pride (where applicable) that makes you disagree about Massachusetts being the best state ever, but are we the complete train wreck we're made out to be?
so my roommate is the most kindhearted person ever, bleeding heart etc. and she just got back from the post office where she said there was this couple in their 30s outside. apparently their story is that they came down for the derby (over a week ago) and their backpack got stolen with all of their money. so they can't get back up to cincinnati, where they're from. they have kids back home. they have friends and family in our city but apparently no one wants to help them.
so my roommate said she'd ask us, and if it was okay with us, they could camp out in our backyard for the night. OR she's considering just driving them up to cincinnati if she can get a friend to tag along.
now is it just me or does this sound super sketchy? maybe i'm too much of a cynic... what would you do in this situation?
Hey Michigan-ites! Where in Michigan do you live, and what's it like there? I'm thinking about setting a novel I'm writing there, but I've never been. Would a bookshop and bakery do well there? Is there an "artsy", hippie-ish town that you think it would do especially well in?
Everyone else: Say you've just run out of gas on your motorcycle, and the nearest gas station is five miles away. Do you walk there, or do you wait and hope that someone will stop and siphon you some gas?
My friend is in a band and is playing a show Wednesday night. I was really excited for it and told her I'd be there....but then I got asked to babysit. Going to the show and not babysitting is an opportunity cost of $90. What would you do?
Which would be more horrifying to you: discovering you'd spent the last five years of your life in virtual reality without knowing or learning that someone made one of the biggest decisions in your life for you and made you think the decision was yours?
When you lost your first ever baby teeth, what was your reaction? I remember being in S. Korea and looking in the mirror, wiggling my front tooth, before all of a sudden it popped out and there was blood! I cried and went to my dad.
I bite my cuticles (ouch), procrastinate, and worry too much but justify it by convincing myself if I didn't worry I wouldn't get shit done. Also my husband and I have taken to meowing at each other instead of actually communicating, so I'm pretty sure our neighbors across the hall think we're hiding a cat (we're pretty convincing meowers), which is better I guess than the alternative of them thinking we're furries....
Kind of similar to a recent question about getting a second cat:
Does anyone have any experience introducing a 6 month old cat to a tiny kitten (10 weeks old)?
The kitten is fearless but the teenager is a little afraid/cautious. We thought that since the teenager had been away from the apartment for a couple of days, with me at my mum's house, and the ten week old had put her scent everywhere, this might cut out the issue of territory, but it hasn't really. We are keeping them separate for now unless we can supervise them, even then the older one is keeping her distance. The older one is sleeping with us because she has abandonment issues and we don't want to upset her further.