May 20th, 2012

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Do you listen to audiobooks? Which are your favorites? Any you hated?

I don't get to read as much as I used to, so I listen to audiobooks in the car and as I'm going to sleep. Right now I'm listening to Deception Point by Dan Brown.

My favorite performance is easily The Great Train Robbery, read by Simon Prebble. He did all the accents and it's so suspenseful. It goes as high as $100 on Amazon, and IMO, it's totally worth it. The fact that the author packed in so much information about Victorian England just makes it that much better.

My least favorite was The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. I love the book, but the woman reading the audio version was way too old, and had no emotion in her voice whatsoever.
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How bad of an idea is it to work out with a mild hangover? I feel guilty because prior to yesterday, I hadn't gone to the gym 3 days in a row. I don't have a giant headache or anything...I just have a slightly unsettled stomach.

Also, I got legitimately asked out by a non-creepo for the first time in ages (I don't "put myself out there" enough, as some of my friends say). Now what?! This is kind of new to me, haha.
Pocahontas

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Have you ever made spiced nuts before? Did you follow a recipe? What recipe?

If not - what flavor spiced nuts would you like to eat?

dk/dc about spiced nuts: What do you typically do for Father's Day?

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TQC, I have a problem.

We are an Australian military family, temporarily posted to Britain on an exchange. We're due to go to South Africa on another exchange (organised between the Australians and the South Africans, nothing to do with the Brits)...but I have no idea how to get us all there.

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There is no perfect solution here, but...how would YOU do it?
Egg

Knife sharpeners

Can anyone recommend a knife sharpener for those of us who are not dextrous/patient enough to use a sharpening stone? Not looking to shave the hairs off my arms with my kitchen knives, just would like to slice a tomato with something sharper than a butter knife.

I was looking at this sharpener on Amazon. Anyone have experience with this item?
The Sugars

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I have a (stupid) question that most likely deserves a stupid answer, but what does milk taste like to you? My friends describe it as cool and creamy, but to me, it has no taste (and I feel pukey after drinking it)
pbc

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If a newly accquanited friend needed a place to stay for a couple of weeks would you let them stay with you?

How long would you have to be friends with someone before you let them stay with you for say, 2 -3 weeks?
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TQC, what do you think pets think when someone goes away? Do your pets react badly to someone important to them being gone?
My dog is staging a hunger strike while my mom is on vacation. She also won't play as much. It's very sad :(

What is the most recent Wikipedia article you've read?
I've been reading all about Chernobyl. Thanks, Reddit interview
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HAY TQC.

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE FUCKING WEATHER WHERE YOU LIVE? AND ALSO WHERE THE FUCK DO YOU LIVE?

I LIVE IN TAMPA, FL, USA AAAAAND:

87°?!

IT'S FUCKING HOT

POOOOOOOOOOOOL!

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ARE YOU WATCHING THE PHX-LAK HOCKEY GAME RITE NAOW? I AM. CAN YOU BELIEVE PHOENIX GOT A GOD DAMN GOAL? WELL NEITHER CAN I.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WISH TO SHARE THAT REQUIRES COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS? DO IT IN THIS POST PLZ AND THX.

ALSO I EDITED THIS LIKE TWELVE TIMES. SORRY I'M NOT SORRY.

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So I sold some stuff on Ebay and this person emailed me requesting that I ship it a cheaper method than Priority Mail (after they won). However I already boxed everything up in Priority Mail boxes and my auction clearly says Priority Mail. Am I a complete asshole if I tell them no?
nikki

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Why don't some mums breastfeed?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm genuinely curious. I went to visit my sister in hospital today and there were two new mums arguing about breast v. bottle. I was hoping I might learn something new from them but bottle-feeding!mum's sole argument was "That's disgusting, I'm not putting my boobs into her mouth" and that + incompatible medication are the only reasons I know anything about.
mizqtl

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Why don't people leave voice mail?

Are they relying on the idea/assuming that my phone will show a missed call with their number because they don't 'have time' to leave a message?

Is it as passive aggressive as I feel it is for people to just hang up? This last one had lots of clatter due to the phone being one of those clunky old style things. But... this gives me no clue who it was, yo.

When you hang up a desktop type phone do you just drop the handset into the cradle or do you depress the button with your finger to disconnect first?
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So maybe I was wrong this morning

Last night I went to a party with my kickball league. While I was talking to one of my teammates, he told me he had a question, and he didn't want me to be offended, but am I hetero? I told him I'm not offended he asked and yes I am. Fast forward to this morning, I see he sent me a message on facebook saying "care to hang out sometime?". Did he ask me out or does it seem like he wants ass or would it be platonic?

DK/DC: What's something you're looking forward to?

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-If you met your significant other through an online dating site, who sent the first message?

-Say you were at a cafe and the two people at the table next to you started conversation with you based on the book you were reading. You have good conversation for about 20 minutes, and then they leave. Five minutes later, one of them comes back and says, "I'm going to give you friend's email address. You should contact him/her because I think you two totally hit it off."
If you weren't attracted to this friend, would you still contact him/her to suggest getting coffee to be polite?

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Can you share some stories of stupid or horrible customers?

I work at Wendys. I was at the drive-thru window collecting money, and I always place the customer's money on the counter when I'm getting the change out in case they claim they gave me something different. This happened yesterday. The costumer said he gave me $0.25 more than he did. I held up what he gave me, and said, "Sir, this is what you handed me. Your order was blah blah blah. Your change is this." He rolled his eyes, said, "Fucking whatever," and drove up to collect his food. After he left, the boss came up to me, and asked, "What was with that customer? As I handed him his food, he kept cursing under his breath."