May 27th, 2012

pk smiling

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I've recently gotten into this whole cooking business, but have found it to be quite enjoyable!

(So what if I've mostly been making the same thing over and over again with slight changes?)

What are some of your favourite and easy recipes?

And since any cook has a culinary wishlist, what's on yours?
just a bill
  • lyndz

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I've skipped the gym 3 days in a row and feel like I really need to go to today. I've been up for 3 hours and still haven't been able to drag my butt out of bed. Can you help motivate me?

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I have a telephone job interview tomorrow. I need to get a train to London which takes about 5 hours.
The interview is scheduled for 1:30, i've emailed to ask for it to be rescheduled, but do you think it'll be OK to take it on the train?
If not, the latest train I could get would be at 2:40, meaning leaving home at 2:10.
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Any idea

Any idea why a cat would randomly pee and poo in an upstairs hallway when they have three clean litter boxes downstairs? The cat is healthy with no medical concerns. I don't get it, and I'm not happy at all as well as puzzled.

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Do you like it when salespeople help you if you're mostly just browsing?

Inspired by a recent trip to LUSH. I sorta would rather wander around by myself and sample things without additional human interaction, but it's a small store and it's hard to avoid the salespeople. As long as they're not pressuring me into anything it's ok and I just humor them. Also I feel like less of a douche asking for samples if I let them lead me around the store for a while (they get some kind of commission when they ring me up, right?).


I have a tv but we only get a few channels. I want to watch the Scripp's Spelling Bee on ESPN on Thursday. Does it stream live on their website or anywhere online? Thanks!
bad water!

not (quite) a homework question x-posted to my personal journal

more a layout question.

i have a mac, not a pc, and i have an assignment that *has* to be in portrait but for some stupid ridiculous reason they've given us the marking rubric in landscape. is there anyway i can have the landscape horizontal rubric just made into portrait, so that i can insert it into my assignment without losing half the rubric off the side of the page?

what i'm not saying very clearly, is that in my mind, there should be a way to make it portrait, even though it will mean that the rubric will then kind of... travel up the page? so i don't miss any of the content of it, it will just look a bit silly.

do you know how to do this in word on a mac?

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Please help the technology illiterate!

So I'm putting together a portfolio of sorts and I want to make a collage of various images on a single page. What program can I use to do this?


If you could have any last name, what would it be?

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Do you have a cat that is over 10 years old?  Do you feed them a special diet?

My cat is 12 years old and rather thin, he eats a normal amount of food but I feel I should be giving him something special, any ideas?
sunmi 2

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Have you ever gone to a hair salon with very vague/no idea what you want doing to your hair? I have a feeling this will be me tomorrow.
Do hairdressers mind this?
I've pretty much only ever went in for a trim.

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Is the word 'creepy' overused these days? Why do many people find it creepy when a stranger speaks to them or compliments them? Can't people talk to each other anymore?? On a daily basis I hear from my girlfriends how creepy various situations are... None of which fit the definition of creepy in my mind.
it's in that place

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A long-time friend asked me today if I wanted to get married in March because then he'll be turning 30. 

Does anyone here think this is a good reason to get married?

What sort of things do you think you should have accomplished or been able to obtain by the time you're 30?  50?  80?

ETA:  911pleasehold suggested that I add this to the original post instead of it being hidden in comments: 

"He's a 300 lb. depressed Juggalo. I love him, but not like that, ifyaknowwhatimean."

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Have you ever been to a roller derby match? What was it like?

I went to my first yesterday and it was amazing.

Anyone ever play?

Any interesting stories?

DK/DC: How do you like roller skating or roller blading?

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Would you be willing to personally execute another person (total stranger, you know nothing about them) in order to save the life of the person you love most in the world right now (if you don't do it, you won't personally be killing your loved one, but they WILL definitely die)?

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TQC, in all seriousness, how do you get a sexual partner to talk dirty in bed when they've had no prior experience with it? I really enjoy it when my partner talks dirty, but my current SO just hasn't done too much of it. He said that he wouldn't be adverse to trying, but we're a little stuck on where to start. Any advice?

DK/DC: what was the last really great deal you got on something you bought? I'm pretty excited over the $70 sneakers I bought for $14 yesterday.
  • jaysus

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Hey TQC, I am studying abroad this year and I have enough money for one last trip before I have to come home. I can't decide where to go. It's been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Greece, but everyone says now is a bad time with all the crazy crap going on there right now, especially since I will be traveling alone (I have traveled alone to many places before however).

The other option I was thinking about was Croatia, or Denmark (which is really expensive I think, but beautiful).

What do you guys think?

Laptop questions!

TQC! After four years, I'm getting a new laptop! Yahoo! I love the one I have now, but it's really showing its age (I had to get it a new hard drive last year after it basically died on me) and even after that, it still hasn't been so hot. (This is partially because I was an idiot and put some junky programs on there, but I'm trying to get rid of those). REGARDLESS, my parents offered to get me one as a college graduation present, and we'll be giving my Mom the one I have now.
My parents and I are all pretty technologically illiterate, and I'm pretty basic with my specifications, so I'm kind of overwhelmed with the possibilities. My current laptop is a Compaq Presario with 2 GB of memory and a 232 GB hard drive (which was an upgrade from what it came with- when the old hard drive died, they said they didn't make the hard drive I used to have, lol). We're looking to get a laptop with 4 GB hard drive and 500 GB of memory, with a price range of about $500 or cheaper. Apart from that, I don't have many specification. I have a lot of music, but not much else. I don't play any big games (other than silly Facebook stuff) and I don't move around with my laptop that much, so I don't care too much about the size. Other than DEFINITELY wanting a PC, I'm at a loss for what to look for.

TQC, given my specifications (PC, 4 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, $500 or cheaper), what laptop/brand of laptop would you suggest?
Are there any brands I should definitely avoid?

I might add another random computer question in here, but I'm going to try restarting first to see if it solves things.
  • nebe

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Inspired by the other elder cat question: I have a cat who just turned 14. Thing is, she literally means more to me than anything else in my life. She is not sick but in the last few months, the idea of her old age and eventual passing has become a literal fear.

Does anyone else feel this way about a pet?