July 2nd, 2012

snowman

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What are some fun, *different* things my boyfriend & I can do together this summer? Other than the obvious :D Cheap is good, though we have a bit of cash. So far I've got:

- Decorating Munny figures
- Scrabble
- Crafting together/Pinterest ideas
- Picnics
- Salsa class to try
- Yoga to try
- Reading together
- Tracing our family trees
- Tie dying clothes/bedding
- Designing our tattoos
- Making jelly baby vodka (we just did Skittle vodka)

I'm in the UK and I'm looking for different, quirky, unique ideas please :)
WHAT

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What I have never understood is the amount of online presence that autistic people and psychotic people have, and the large differences between the two. With autistics, there are entire forums, blogs, self-advocacy and political sites, and a huge presence on tumblr. You have people advocating self-diagnosis and see people do so left and right, it is almost maddening. It is different with the psychotic presence; there are no sites or large forums that I have mentioned, there is only one significant forum in fact (schizophrenia.com). There aren't very many blogs, not much presence on tumblr, and most psychotic people only have the sense to tell others that self-diagnosis is a pretty erroneous thing.

Why is there such a difference? Psychotic people outnumber autistic people, so you'd think that they would have a greater presence, but there are hardly any to be found. I understand that stigma may play a role but still, I'm baffled.
text - something to say

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I have a head cold that has progressed into chest congestion. Should I work out today or wait until the cold clears up?

I'd just be using my stationary bike at home, maybe do a few pushups/crunches, nothing to over-exert myself. Mostly I just want to avoid falling off the wagon.

DK/DC: What's your favorite grocery store? What does your average shopping list look like? Collapse )
Tramp

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Inspired by the earlier post asking for book recommendations for an 11 year old - what would you guys suggest for my 7 year old nephew? His fave books at the moment are the Horrid Henry series, but I'm really at a loss for what else to get him to try.

DK/DC - What was your fave book/televsion programme/toy when you were a child?
Ginger Snaps

TQC mythology post

Who in TQC could you picture making a decent...

1. Mermaid?

2. Centaur?

3. Faerie?

4. Satyr (half human/half goat)?

5. Hobbit (short with hairy feet)?

6. Werewolf (once per month, this person doesn't feel so good, blood happens and she turns into a beastly person)?

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A couple has two kids, lets say aged 10 and 8. Couple saves up for vacation somewhere nice, like Hawaii. Kids want to go, but couple decides that they need a 'real' vacation. They go alone, and the kids spent their 'vacation' with staying with grandparents for two weeks.

Do you think the parents were acting selfishly, or reasonably? Why?
Magic

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If these bands sang these covers, which one would you most want to hear?

Pantera - Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
5(7.0%)
Taylor Swift - Promiscuous (Nelly Furtado)
2(2.8%)
Metalica - Boyfriend (Justin Bieber)
12(16.9%)
Rolling Stones - We Are Young (Fun)
7(9.9%)
NIN - Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
8(11.3%)
Carly Rae Jepsen - 99 Problems (Jay-Z)
2(2.8%)
Pitbull - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
7(9.9%)
Maroon Five - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (Crash Test Dummies)
4(5.6%)
Adele - Bad Touch (Bloodhound Gang)
13(18.3%)
Justin Bieber - I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
2(2.8%)
Blake Shelton - Low Rider (War)
0(0.0%)
Linkin Park - I Think We're Alone Now (Tiffany/Beatles)
6(8.5%)
Bruno Mars - Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1(1.4%)
Madonna - Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
2(2.8%)
Lady Gaga - Borderline (Madonna)
0(0.0%)
a few fave things

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I have a work out bike. I guess it has the normal like bike seat.

After a while of working out my butt starts to hurt, from sitting on that bike seat. I want to work out longer with out my butt hurting.

So what can I do to my bike?

would it be easy to change it to a real seat? would that help? Do I look up the brand see if there are normal seat pieces to add?
mindfuck

4th Of July Celebrations...

I am a U.S. veteran with PTSD. I get along fine with my neighbors, but every single year they take delight in seeing how much they can blow this neighborhood up on the 4th of July. My dogs and my fragile nerves suffer accordingly. This year we have had a drought and there is a fireworks ban because of how dry everything is and there is a real danger of fire. My question is this: If you were me and your neighbors were sneaking around lighting fireworks anyway, would you turn them in? Also, how would you deal with the 4th of July in general if you had PTSD? Going to another country for the 4th is not an option. Getting drunk and/or taking a lot of Xanax is how I've dealt with it in the past :/

dk/dc/not an American: Have you ever had your eyebrows threaded? I just had my entire face done and I can't believe how baby's butt-smooth my skin is.

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We've all heard how that young woman lost her hands and a leg to a flesh-eating bacteria. At one point would you want your loved ones to cease treatment on you (if you have one, that is) because you felt the quality of life would be too poor if you survived? Why? *EDIT: Does religion or spirituality play into your reasoning at all?
Friendship is the best (Coupling)

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Okay, so I'm going to Canada in a couple of weeks, and we're going camping. My boyfriend, wanting to be the 'rugged' type has picked a campsite without showers, but I have hair that gets really greasy quite quickly, particularly if I get hot (and I'm given to understand that Alberta in July is fairly toasty). So I'm looking at trying out some dry shampoos - I've never used them before.

Have any of you used dry shampoo? Would you recommend it? Any brand recs? Tips?



DK/DC: Where would you most like to visit in the whole world?
persona 4 ★ bloody delirium

PS3 Woes.

I'll try to keep this short and sweet:

My sister and I sorta inherited a PS3 from my boyfriend - he got a new one when his old one stopped working, but turns out that it was a very simple fix.

Since then, we've had to take it back to the shop for one reason or another. It otherwise works okay, but their last repair really fucked it up. The console wouldn't turn on; as such, my sis couldn't take out the game she'd been playing. They fixed the console... but left the fucking game in the console while they did so. My boyfriend and my sis finally managed to eject the game, but now the console won't accept any discs. The shop said they couldn't fix it. At all.

I have literally no idea how the fuck to fix this (I've never owned a PS3 and I really don't know much about how they operate), and I'm afraid of taking the thing apart and permanently damaging it. I don't have nearly enough money to just purchase a new one, as tempting as it is.

So, TQC: has anyone had this happen? Any idea how I can fix this?


X-posted to ask_me_anything.

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Has your place of employment ever been robbed while you were there? How long did it take for you to feel safe going to work again?

These questions inspired by the fact that the store I usually work at just got robbed. Thankfully I'm at a different store today otherwise I'm pretty sure I'd be shitting myself.

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[info]open_the_blinds)

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So today I find out via a relatively basic test (I posted about it the other day) that yeah, there's definitely something going on with me. Not that I have any clue *what* it is, but the validation is kind of nice.

When's the last time you felt validated?

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Okay, guys, people in my real life are being entirely unhelpful (their answers are basically "er, idk") so I come to you:

My current job is a part-time position working retail while I look for a full-time big girl job. But this retail position is not giving me hours, no matter how I try to earn them. Since I started working there in early May, I've averaged five-ish hours a week. This week, I work THREE FREAKIN' HOURS. Basically, they over-hired and now have to spread out hours between too many people.

If you were in my position, would you find another part time job that would give you more hours while you look for a big girl job, or would you stay at the current retail job?

Both part time jobs won't pay enough, but one will still pay more than the other, is my logic for leaving my current position, even if it's for one that will just give me 10-15 more hours a week.

Also, staying at the current position while taking on another as a second job is not likely to be possible, because I'm like 95% positive my current job will just let me go if I tell them my availability has become limited (when they hired me I was basically told it was partly because I had open availability). 
alice

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I know it's going to be different with each shop (I may be naieve as to how different) but whats the average turnaround for a tattoo artist designing a tattoo then getting it done?

For those with tattoos - what was the determining factor in you getting your first?