I am 23 & I use the contraceptive implant, since 2010. My partner is worried about his fertility and thus, it is in my mind too. My mother had trouble conceiving & had two miscarriages. My aunt could never conceive. My grandmother conceived once & was told to never try again for health reasons. This makes me think I will have fertility problems myself.
Can I go to my doctor and ask for/get fertility tests even though I have NOT been trying for a baby? Everything I've read online is about what happens when you've been trying for a year. I don't want children for another few years, but if there's going to be trouble, I'd rather know sooner rather than later so I can prepare myself.
Have you ever followed a movie's production for a very long time, only to be disappointed by it when it finally comes out?
I've been following Les Miserables since they first announced they were planning a movie (way back in 2009). It's finally hitting the theaters in December, and I'm anxious! That's a long time to wait for a movie only to have it suck.
I don't understand why people get upset when you reply to old things, like posts made a year ago.
I personally love getting e-mail, even if it's about something old I wrote. If you get no e-mails half the time, it's nice to hear something that is an intelligent response rather than spam. Don't people like having their writing actually read instead of gathering a mountain of cyber dust?
I understand that some entries are painful, but I try to avoid replying to those.
So it baffles me why someone would get super upset and "yell" at me for replying to things that are relatively impersonal, like a poll, just because it's a year ago.
What's more, some people will be silent about it for about a month before suddenly trying to bite your head off about it. It makes no sense to me. They say they were "just being nice" by pretending not to acknowledge the fact I was sending them messages.
Can anyone explain what's going on here so I can avoid the situation in the future?
I have a skin emergency. My face hates winter and vice versa so I woke up this morning and pretty much my entire face is peeling. I also recently started using a new skincare product which may have contributed to this. It's affected my cheeks, chin, between my eyebrows and under my eyes. It looks bloody awful.
Are there any products you'd recommend for ultra, super fucking dry, flakey skin?
I have to go outside and have people look at me the next couple of days so I'd like to fix this as soon as possible. I don't wear much makeup but I have crappy skin so foundation is a must. But the thing is, with my skin peeling etc, it not only stings to apply makeup, but the foundation gets all under the flakey bits and makes it look so much worse.
I've been moisturising like a mofo all night (La mer and rosehip oil...I even slathered lip balm on my face cos I thought the lanolin would help moisturise my skin) but it's still really bad. A bit of dry skin wouldn't usually be such a big deal to me but it's so bad right now my entire face hurts and I just want it to stop.
How much do you consider your parent(s) opinion when making life choices?
What TV show do you watch that you're ashamed to admit to your friends you love?
What time do you get up in the morning?
Do songs, films, or books about older men finding redemption and renewal with a younger woman kinda skeeve you out?
Brought to you by Steely Dan's "Hey 19" and "Janie Runaway", the films "Stealing Beauty", "American Beauty" and "The Big Chill", and anything by Philip K. Dick featuring "a dark haired girl".
do you ever become butthurt by the responses you receive here?
What do you think of the Jeremy Kyle Show?
my parents have a two-year-old cat but are considering adopting a kitten. i've been doing tons of research about the best ways to introduce them, but what i'd really like to hear at this point is success stories.
have any of you ever successfully brought a new pet into a home? how long did it take for them to get acquainted?
I just made some banana bread, and realized too late that I forgot to add in the oil. How messed up is the banana bread going to be?
What was the last cooking mistake you made? What was the end result?
How much do you know about astrology?
(Looking for actual answers here like "I know the sun signs, etc" and not "enough to know it's bullshit"- I'm not looking for your opinion)
Has anyone ever given you up? Let you down? Ran around or deserted you?
Have you ever been reading a book or similar and seen a name that you didn't quite know how to pronounce so you pronounce it however and then way later you find out how it is actually pronounced yet whenever you are reading it you continue to pronounce it how you had previously?
what's the word for your muscles having a natural, general tenseness to them? it's one word in english, it's on the tip of my tongue, it's driving me crazy ;-;
My mother and I will be going to Disneyland at the end of June to celebrate her end of cancer treatments, and my graduating college. We've been to Disneyworld more times that I can count (us being floridians), but we've never been to Disneyland. I'm excited to see some of the differences and attractions that they only have there. HOWEVER, I don't know any tips or tricks like I do for Disneyworld! What are some tips and tricks you guys have for us? Things we absolutely HAVE to see, and your favorite restaurant?
Also, what's a unique ringtone I should have?
TQC, what's the most expensive thing you've ever lost?! Or the most important thing you've ever lost or broken?
I lost my Folk Fest tickets! I got them in December and paid almost $500 for two sets and now I can't find them! *whine*
I wasn't planning on going anymore because I seriously doubt I could handle the heat and sleeping on the ground while I'm pregnant with twins but I wanted to sell them and make my money back!
TQC, tonight I'm supposed to go to a club meeting with my boyfriend, which we do every second Wednesday of the month. My dad was supposed to be going to the city to see his boyfriend. I was going to put my grandma (who has Alzheimers) to bed, and then go to the meeting. But she went to the ER today (she's fine, all her tests came back okay). She'll probably want to go to bed right after dinner since today was pretty exciting and tiring for her. Should I still go to the meeting if there's no one home to keep an eye on her? The meeting is pretty important and we'll be planning our annual event, part of which is my responsibility. Would you go?
Edit: never mind, my dad is going to stay home. Sucks for him, but yay for me, heh.
My favorite band is Nine Inch Nails.
Based on that, what assumptions do you make about me?
Name your favorite band(s) so we can try to assume what you're like.
Which job would you take TQC?
Job 1: An international company, in a position relevant to your interests, living at home rent free (for a while), in an area you don't like and don't know people. Good salary.
Job 2: A difficult job you aren't particularly fussed about, would be paying rent but living independently, in an area you absolutely adore and where all the people you love are. Salary is slightly less than job 1 but has the opportunity for lots of commission.
ETA: Or do the Disney CRP for a year - crap pay and living with a room mate but an entirely new and fun experience.
Just how much of a dick would I be if I got my friend to send me a Facebook friend request again, and I gave her access to my Facebook account so she can click the confirm button for me?
TQC, what do you eat and drink when you're sick?
I've got a pretty bad case of the flu right now, so share your soup recipes/mystical folk remedies if you have them?
Update: thank you so much for all the ideas! :)
I *just* found out that I'm teaching first grade next year.
What was your first grade teacher like? Where can I find one of those magic busses?
Are there any whack/pseudo-sciences that you wish were legitimate?
How amazing it would be if diet pills really worked.
What do you use to clean out the cup holders in your car? Say they are nice and syrupy with coins stuck in there :)
Do you guys remember those pens that had a thing in the end and you turned it on and it would spin and then the writing would be made all wiggly? What were those called?
My husband and I found 5 kittens in my mother in laws shed. The momma cat is a stray that lives around here and still comes around. We called the vet two weeks ago and described them and they say they are about 2 weeks old then. Now we're back at the house for a few days and we found them all again. The vet said that we could feed them cat food with water in it, so we did then and we did again today. Today they chowed down like it was the only meal they've had in a while
We are thinking we should bring them into the humane society now that they're a little bit older. My mother in law says we should leave them.
The reason we want to bring them into the humane society is because most have goop in their eyes like they're infected (they've been in the shed, so they may have got some sort of chemical or something in them) and while the cat comes around, she's not in the best shape herself.
What should we do? Bring them in tomorrow? Or let them grow up a little bit longer and have momma cat take care of them?
None of us can take them at the moment (which stinks because they're all so cute) but we know that it's just not feasible for us right now.
Anyone here been to San Francisco? I'm going in a few months. What should I do?
1. I hear those things are awfully loud.
2. Is there a chance the track could bend?
3. What about us braindead slobs?
4. Were you sent here by the devil?
Do you watch shows like Kitchen Nightmares or Restaurant Impossible? Some of the excuses the owners give are so stupidly laughable and/or sorry-ass excuses.