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May 22nd, 2012

(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|12:21 am]
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[lydia_golis]
Inspired by my housemate conflicts:  have you ever lived with someone with low vision/a visual impairment?  Did their lack of full vision create any conflicts (specifically related to cleaning shared areas)?  

How did you both manage (if you did)?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|12:35 am]
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[fourcorners]
Are you Delta Tango Foxtrot?

Alpha Sierra Lima?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|12:53 am]
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[clockworkgirl21]
Okay, fellow cat owners...

I noticed my cat has been having a lot of ear wax lately, so I bought some cat eat cleaner and was cleaning her ears out today. I know excessive wax is a sign of mites, which I thought she had before but the vet couldn't find anything, and the bottle says it'll clear ears in a week, so I'll give it a week before I take her to the vet. As I was cleaning, I noticed a brown gob that was a tad too big to come out of her ear canal without force. I *think* it's just a wax ball since it's the same color as the wax on her ears, and it doesn't seem to be causing her any pain when touched, but is there anything in a cat's ear that become inflamed and poke out? As I said, it doesn't seem to hurt her when it's touched. If it's still there in a week the vet will see it. It's probably just a gob of wax, but I always assume the worst. What do you think it could be?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|02:44 am]
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[kittenkissies]
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Skinny Love]

Any favorite Bon Iver songs?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|03:22 am]
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[wexdance]
Will you describe or post a picture of the sandwich of your dreams?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|04:48 am]
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[h20]
Do you have any tips or suggestions for introducing your significant other to your grandparents? I'm worried that they'll dislike him right off the bat because he's not Jewish.
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People with Asthma: [May. 22nd, 2012|08:53 am]
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[nightmer]
How did you go about getting diagnosed? Did you have to show up at a doctor's having an attack and get tests, or was it a case of "you had X symptoms, try these meds?"
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Who pays for all that? [May. 22nd, 2012|09:23 am]
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[jaelle_n_gilla]
I'm in Europe, Germany to be exact. Whenever I see movies from North America there seems to be a bride all in white surrounded by half a dozen or so bridesmaids wearing all the same dress and shoes. Sometimes that's a pretty sight for the similarity, sometimes the individuals look so horrible in the dresses that it ruins the effect IMO. Anyway, my question is: Who is supposed to pay for those dresses? Do the bridesmaids pay for it themselves and are then stuck with a dress that looks horrible on them and that they only wear once? Or does the bride pay? Or the bride's father?

I guess it's probably handled differently by different people, but what do you think is the common way or expectation?

What about flights for relatives and guests coming in from afar? What about the other costs of a wedding? Can you just give me an idea?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|09:45 am]
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[your_number1]
Will you please leave a comment with 5 random songs on your playlist? Mine in comments.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|09:48 am]
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[stakingaclaim]
If you've met fellow members of TQC, how many have you met?
If you've never met any fellow members of TQC, are you afraid to meet people from the internet?
If you would meet a fellow member of TQC, who would you want to meet first?
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who is consuming natural fish oil? [May. 22nd, 2012|10:49 am]
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[vladkro]
Hi all,
Can anybody briefly tell their experience with the subject?
I mean consuming fish oil from natural food (fish) and not from pills.
Such experiences would have a great value and I want to share them with fish oil dosage readers.
Thanks you in advance!
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|11:20 am]
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[kelj99]
If you were in a positiin at your place of employment to influence hiring decisions, would you vouch for or 'hook up' a friend or family member? Assume that they meet general requirements for the position.


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|11:49 am]
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[404]
Who's your favorite Bond girl?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|12:06 pm]
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[shinygobonkers]
what kind of things do you do to keep your computer running smoothly?
what kind of things do you do to optimize your computer when you first get it?
how often do you patch/upgrade/etc?
how often do you backup your computer?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|12:22 pm]
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[drives_a_pin]
would you rather have two bishops or two knights?

dk/dc-what do you like to dance to?

edit- if anyone's up for a game, my username is sheepy_mob on chess.com
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|01:51 pm]
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[cimplybe]
I'm looking up online flashcard programs and finding a bunch of stuff that's not quite right.

Does anyone know of a program where I can put in my own questions/flashcards, and then instead of having to click 'show me the answer' or 'next,' I can type in the right answer and progress to the next card automatically? I want to use them with an external input device (a stenograph machine) and switching back to the mouse for every card is annoying.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|02:54 pm]
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[firerosearien]
I'm watching reruns of Kitchen Nightmares.

Have you ever had a really beyond horrendous restaurant experience? Care to share?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|03:42 pm]
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[drives_a_pin]
does anyone else miss the random button they used for lj?

dk/dc-what flavor of kool-aid is the best?
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insurance is confusing [May. 22nd, 2012|04:27 pm]
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[iguanasdefuego]
I am looking into a new car insurance policy. I live in Kentucky, which is a no-fault state.

There will be 3 cars on the policy. Two are paid off, one is still being paid off (for about 3 more years).

The website automatically declined comprehensive and collision for the paid off cars. Is that normal? I switched them over to a $500 deductible, because that's what we have for the one we're still paying off.

Let's be real: I don't know what I am doing. Can you please give me advice?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|04:36 pm]
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[vodkabeforenoon]

Should uberash get a vasectomy?

yes
30(100.0%)
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|04:53 pm]
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[sofriggencoolx]
Have you ever had your sternum/cleavage pierced? If so, can you tell me about your experience? pain/rejection/scarring/whatever. I've wanted it for four years now and Im supposed to get it done this weekend, but I'm almost chickening out. Im just nervous about the pain and scarring


What piercings do you have? What piercings do you want?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|04:56 pm]
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[saloonperfume]
TQCers with kidlets:

Do your parents like/approve of the names you gave your children? If they don't, did they give you shit about it when you were coming up with them? How did you deal with it?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|05:15 pm]
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[clockworkgirl21]
How widespread was the "black people like chicken and watermelon" stereotype before Obama took office? I swear, I didn't hear of it until then.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|05:16 pm]
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[fleckerbug]
Has anyone here used Wen? Does it work? Opinions? Any other suggestions for awesome hair-care?
My hair type/problems.Collapse )

Is the dog-man on Wilfred supposed to be a dog or a man dressed as a dog?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|05:46 pm]
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[jezemel]
Where can I find/order cute robes? I want something pretty, has good coverage, and is light for summer. I have already tried several department stores.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|07:14 pm]
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[roasted_kiwi]
Do you yell out of your car window at strangers as you pass by? 
I don't understand why so many people do this to me!

What would you do if you were working by yourself in a small retail store and two children, say 3 and 6 years old, wandered in alone? 

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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|07:25 pm]
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[koffie_addict]
ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE EUROVISION SEMI-FINAL TONIGHT?? who's going through and who isn't you think?

(and the uk is not in a semi-final, so if you start about that country i will come find you and slap you in the face)

ALSO
do you prefer a mans face scruffy or non-scruffy?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|07:31 pm]
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[tiajuanabible]
Do you believe in a "soul mate"?

If so, what is a soul mate?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|07:51 pm]
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[hajiomatic]
Whats the best way for me to get into MENSA??

srs/nsrs
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|08:26 pm]
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[lutine]
If I gave birth abroad, how would I return to the U.S. with my newborn? Assuming that even a newborn must have a passport to travel, how on earth would I get him/her a passport while in another country? And those things take time - am I stuck there until it's processed?

EDIT: I seem to have found the answer. Thanks guys!
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Pay when you cancel something...? [May. 22nd, 2012|08:53 pm]
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[tamaracat]
I teach private swimming lessons in the summer. This is my only source of personal income through the year as I am in grad school the rest of the year. I have 14 years experience teaching with 10 years experience teaching private. I have six Red Cross certifications in lifesaving, water safety, first aid, etc etc. I have a high volume of repeat clients every year and often "sell out" of lesson times before June.

This year I seem to not have as many lessons as usual because of families moving, students aging out (already great swimmers), and less people requesting multiple lessons per week. This doesn't bother me too much as it provides opportunities for new clients to come in.

A prospective client called me last year for lessons but I was already completely booked and had to turn her away. She contacted me last week about lessons for this summer. I have ONE slot left that would work for her daughters (the ever popular after day camp hour). I informed her that lessons should be paid upfront and ALL LESSONS even those that are cancelled for any reason must be paid for in full. This is a policy I started last year after too many summers of people cancelling and not paying me. If someone cancels a lesson it really sucks for me. I have this time where I can't book anyone else as lessons are scheduled through the entire summer (i.e. you book Wednesday at 3:00pm for eight weeks in a row). 99% of the time I can't get someone to take the canceled spot, as everyone already has their own scheduled spot and people who weren't able to book with me because I was full or didn't have a time that worked for them are not likely to book either as they usually fine someone else. She emails be back saying that she won't pay for cancelled lessons due to weather or if her child is sick. This has been my policy and I've never had a problem with it. She said if she has to pay for cancelled lessons then she will look for someone else. Keep in mind she called me last year and I couldn't book her because I was full and now she's calling me again, so I'm guessing she couldn't find someone else last year and likely won't this year either. 

This is my livelihood. If she cancels because her child is sick, I don't make money. If you send your kid to camp, private school, daycare, anything like that, you still have to pay when your child is absent. Some places offer 24 hour cancellation notice like tennis clubs, the dentist, and hair stylists, but those places are able to re-book the lessons that are cancelled with other customers. I am not. And, why should the weather dictate my payment. If it rains, no one can control that, so I should not be punished for that. I started teaching some lessons in the rain because parents refused to pay for a lesson cancelled due to weather. I don't mind, but the kids sure don't like it. 

So my question is... what do I tell this mom? Do I tell her to go find someone else who will agree to not have her pay for cancelled lessons (which will probably be pretty hard in my area)? Do I tell her that she doesn't have to pay for cancelled lessons and risk her cancelling whenever she feels like it? Do I require that she provide me with a doctor's note (she probably has a friend who is a doctor)? What do I do? I need the money from this lesson, but I don't want to agree to take her and have to turn someone else down who would agree to pay for the lessons in full. HELP!

TLDR: Do I tell this woman that my policy is all lessons must me paid for, even cancelled ones and lose her business. Or do I compromise on my policy, risk her cancelling and not paying for lessons, and keep her business?

Edited to add: I researched other lessons in the area and most charge $80/lesson whereas I charge $60. Some charge more. However most of them have a 24 hour cancellation and thunder/lighting/heavy rain policy. I also have cancellations for thunder/lighting/heavy rain but provide makeup lessons for them since they are paid for. I did the math, and for her to pay me for 16 lessons over 8 sessions would cost her $960 (two kids). The other instructors would cost $1,280. With a difference of $320, she would have to cancel an awful lot of lessons to make the $1,280 with the 24 hour cancellation policy work in her favor over my price. She is essentially getting two free lessons for each kid from me with my price vs. their price...
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|09:10 pm]
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[yamamanama]
[music |Language of Light - This Instant Eternal | Powered by Last.fm]

What was the last story you read that left a huge impact on you?
Me? The Keys to December by Roger Zelazny.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|09:18 pm]
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[kt_inwonderland]
I'm not sure if this needs a trigger warning for mentions of rape so I'll put it under a cut


Vegans and cows?Collapse )
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|09:26 pm]
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[hajiomatic]
Are there any stores you're too intimidated to go into?

I wanted to go into the Hugo Boss store in Dubai....but I was wearing jeans and a T-shirt...don't even get me started on the DeBeers store...
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|10:43 pm]
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[69love_songs]
Are you in love?
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|11:06 pm]
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[monotonousglory]
TQC, how do you feel about the new TLC special "Obese and Expecting"? NY Times article on the show.
Addressing a niche market need of people who want to identify with similar people in similar situations, or making a freakshow out of what is a complicated version of a life event?
Do you think it's fat shaming or identifying that birth is pretty tough, especially when you have any sort of medical complication?

Inspired by me wondering just how many perspectives they can take on making birth shows! This is also airing at the same period as 'Birth Moms'.
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Ouch ouch ouch!! [May. 22nd, 2012|11:41 pm]
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[jmnstars]


What is your favorite remedy for a sunburn?

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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|11:44 pm]
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[elikaa]
Craziest thing you've ever seen that you just couldn't make sense of?

It's 11:42pm and the view from my bedroom window looks onto my campus' football field. I'm on an open campus so anyone can get onto the field. Just now, I saw a really old lady on her motor scooter that had rainbow flashing lights just riding round and round in circles on the field, then she disappeared off out the back gate of the field and down to the main road. WHAT.
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2012|11:45 pm]
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[dustyshakleford]
What do you like to top your rice with?  What kind of rice do you eat the most?
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