June 9th, 2012

roses

(no subject)

I started a new HBC a few days. It has a much higher concentration of estrogen (estradiol), could that be why I'm suddenly experiencing every emotion about ten times more intensely than usual?

ara/nsrs- How do I go about making myself feel better?
  • snooji

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Paging Dr. TQC.

What's going on with my body where every time I finish a run after I feel like I'm getting severe period cramps even though I don't have a period?

This has been going on for a couple years, and my family doctor and gyno have no idea why. I'm getting an ultrasound to rule out ovarian cysts, but it's pretty unlikely (had surgery just over 2 years ago to rule out endo and was clear of everything) and my gyno doesn't really expect to see that. So, TQC, why does my body hate me when I'm trying to be more fit? This doesn't happen with strength training which is almost all I do now because cardio leads to this mess. It doesn't matter if I do cardio for 20 minutes or 2 hours.

DK/DC: What are your father's days plans?
Stranger Things

Passive aggressive notes and being considerate.

Have you ever written a passive aggressive note? 

Right now, after being woken up for the 4th night in a row, I am considering writing a note to the people upstairs from us to ask them to refrain from playing the piano at 3am. Or should I just ask my landlord to tell them to shut it?

Are you a considerate tenant TQC?
For the life of me I'll never understand people who, knowing that they're living in a shared space/house/apartment complex have no regard for other people and stomp around banging things about, shouting and playing music in the middle of the night.  Do you think people like that are oblivious or do they just not give a shit?
 
groucho

(no subject)

Why do you have so many useless icons?
Will you post with one you seldom use?
What is the upper limit...theoretically...of icons you can have before someone calls you an icon pig? (I'm not icon shaming yanno)
rembrandt

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This morning I went to the gym with shorts I felt were too too short. But no one said anything. What should I do next?

wear nut huggers next time
13(13.0%)
haj you're old
7(7.0%)
ewwww gross
7(7.0%)
no one cares
11(11.0%)
go to work out, not to be seen
13(13.0%)
bend over moar
10(10.0%)
wear a skimpy tee next time
11(11.0%)
have something suggestive printed on the back
11(11.0%)
go when there are more people there
7(7.0%)
take your viagra BEFORE you pump that iron
10(10.0%)

(no subject)

If you found yourself unable to make your rent or mortgage payments and were evicted, would you rather move in with friends, live with your parents, live in a homeless shelter, live in subsidized housing (or something else)?
people |  rapp ; poetic/pathetic

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financial question ahoy!

relative information: i am 24 years old, currently employed but making a pathetic wage (not minimun, thankfully), and my company does have a retirement plan. that being said, i don't plan to be here for more than a few years. i live in silicon valley, ca.

now, i have a relative lot of money - between 10 and 15 grand - just floating around in a shitty student bank account getting no interest or whatever. i never use this money. what should i do with it? should i speak to a financial planner of some kind? does anyone have any recommendations for companies? Should I invest it with an investor? stock market? should i invest it some other way?

I have basically no financial intelligence and have no idea what to do with it. additionally, am i thinking about this too early in life?
[info]open_the_blinds)

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The package I am waiting for is 20 minutes away according to online tracking, but I won't get it today because it is the weekend.

Why is UPS so silly?

Why did I wake up this morning and suddenly think my apartment smelt like sulfur? I don't have eggs.

[Edit: since I'm paranoid I called maintenance and they're coming over to check it out]
Simon Curtis
  • ciwey

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I'm visiting Los Angeles as part of a foreign exchange program, and on Monday I have day to myself. I'm trying to come up with things that I can do or places that I can visit on my own. Any suggestions or advice, TQCers?

I've already been to downtown LA, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, and will probably visit Disneyland and Universal Studios with my companions, so I'm not really looking for any major landmarks or tourist spots, just fun places to visit (and hopefully things to do there).
Geeky Girls

Apps

Do you use an app to access LiveJournal? If so, which one? I am currently using LJapp and, I swear, it used to let me upload pictures to LJ.
mulan

(no subject)

Is it, in your opinion, as misogynistic to call a girl/woman a "prude" as it is to call her (save reclaiming) a sl*t? Why/why not? What would you think of an effort to reclaim "prude"?

Edit for typo, askghsdj why don't I proofread.
calm life

Euro 2012

Poll #1845873 Euro 2012 - Who's going to win it

Who's going to win Euro 2012?

Poland
1(3.7%)
Greece
0(0.0%)
Russia
1(3.7%)
Czech Republic
0(0.0%)
Germany
7(25.9%)
The Netherlands
6(22.2%)
Portugal
0(0.0%)
Denmark
0(0.0%)
Spain
7(25.9%)
Italy
0(0.0%)
Croatia
0(0.0%)
Ireland
0(0.0%)
England
1(3.7%)
France
1(3.7%)
Ukraine
1(3.7%)
Sweden
2(7.4%)
Bunny Yoink

Something I've been wondering every time someone I know goes on a diet...

So. You've made your mind up to eat healthier.

Problem is, you still have junk food in your fridge/cabinets. The canned and dried stuff you can give to the food bank, but...

What do you do with the perishable stuff? Toss it with impunity? Have one last weekend pig-out? Go ahead and treat yourself with it once or twice a week until it's gone?

DK/DC/I Don't Diet, Because It's "Die" with a T: How's the fucking weather?

91°?!

IT'S FUCKING HOT

I just saw a fucking bird panting.

(no subject)

For those in the US: if you've ordered something from another country that was taxed through customs, how did that work? Did you receive a bill? Was it due upon delivery to your house?
system error

Tonsils of DOOM

I just got diagnosed with tonsillitis. I've been taking ibuprofen for the pain every 6 hours or so for the last couple of days. Just got a prescription for good old amoxicillin. I've been gargling with warm salt water, and I bought some popsicles.

Who's had tonsillitis?

What else can I do to soothe my icky lymph nodes? I'm having a really hard time sleeping.

If you've had it, how long did it last?

dk/dc: Has anyone played the dlc for Infamous 2 (the vampire one), and is it worth getting? I just fired up the game for the first time today.
  • Current Mood
    sick sick
sammy

(no subject)

Which of these are deal breakers?

4+ inches taller than you
3(0.4%)
4 inches or more shorter than you
89(11.7%)
only goes out after dark
71(9.3%)
smokes
61(8.0%)
has a weird laugh
11(1.4%)
is a bad kisser
69(9.1%)
has clammy hands
30(3.9%)
knows wayyyy too much anime trivia
51(6.7%)
has a bigger passport than you
0(0.0%)
considers a clean T shirt and jeans "formal wear"
52(6.8%)
calls mom 2x or more a day
67(8.8%)
has spaghetti thin ams
45(5.9%)
is 5 or more years older than you
10(1.3%)
is 5 or more years younger than you
92(12.1%)
quotes Twilight
110(14.5%)

Which of these are turn ons?

4+ inches taller than you
102(35.4%)
is 4 or more inches shorter than you
7(2.4%)
only goes out after dark
7(2.4%)
smokes
12(4.2%)
has a weird laugh
18(6.2%)
is a bad kisser
1(0.3%)
has clammy hands
0(0.0%)
knows wayyyy too much anime trivia
10(3.5%)
has a bigger passport than you
51(17.7%)
considers a clean T shirt and jeans "formal wear"
11(3.8%)
calls mom 2x or more a day
3(1.0%)
has spaghetti thin ams
2(0.7%)
is 5 or more years older than you
51(17.7%)
is 5 or more years younger than you
11(3.8%)
quotes Twilight
2(0.7%)
  • mayhoy

Understanding what can't be understood..

Have you ever looked at something for: days, weeks, months, at a time.. and still are incapable of figuring out the solution? Well, this is currently happening to me.. unfortunately. I've been studying for the GMAT, and I can not seem to figure out the genesis of my problems; meaning.. I can't come to a definite conclusion on the right answer. I understand and know that the GMAT is arguably the toughest Master's degree test out there, but, I keep on studying, and keep on attempting to have the most positive attitude towards it, and it seems to be draining my demeanor whenever I get an answer wrong. Plenty of people have told me, the same story, just keep on studying and eventually you will succeed. Well, it has been close to a year now and I still seem to be unable to win in this situation. Does this make me stupid, and incapable of intelligence? Or am I at the apex of breaking into the bubble of correct answers? I have around two months before I attempt the GMAT for the first time and am beginning to worry..
  • Current Mood
    annoyed annoyed

(no subject)

Are there any movies (or stage productions, for those of you who like them) that have stopped just irritatingly short of being awesome for you? What are they and what would you change about them to make them awesome?
Liz Lemon

(no subject)

What was the last thing you drank (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)? How was it?

I just had a mixed drink that consisted of Peach Schnapps, cranberry juice and Torani Raspberry Syrup. It tasted just like a Raspberry Jolly Rancher.
text - something to say

this post brought to you by the round trip tickets to berlin i just bought

What is your favorite travel accessory? The most useful? The one you can't live without? (I'm talking stuff like ridiculously fancy microfiber quick-dry high-density super-absorbent towels, not shampoo.) Basically I'm trying to get shopping ideas....

Tips for international flights? I've only ever flown domestic so I've kind of gone into hyperdrive prep mode. Have you ever actually needed nasal spray to keep your nose/sinuses from drying out? Is this just a myth expounded by Rick Steves to boost sales??

DK/DC/I prefer not to hurtle across the Atlantic in a beer can with wings, thanks: What was the last long drive/road trip you went on? How was it? I drove 2 hours to visit my sister and her BF in their new house and it was lovely.