July 5th, 2012

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anime recs?

I'll finish up Monster tomorrow, so I'd like to move on to the next show. I'm a fan of Dragonball, Yuyu Hakusho, Full Metal Alchemist and Brotherhood, and Death Note. Any suggestions?

- Gotta have a dub, I'm not big on subtitles.

- Would prefer a series that has ended.

- I've already tried watching Code Geass, One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto and they're not for me.


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Anyone have any idea where the image under the cut was taken?

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Know of any neat photography sites to share?
I really like:
http://9-eyes.com/ - A collection of interesting images found with google's streetview. Some images include nudity and a tiny with non-graphic violence.
http://www.american-pictures.com/ - A collection of images largely portrarying racism and poverty in the US in the 60s-80s. Many of these images include nudity, drug use and graphic violence.

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Thanks for everyone who answered my last question! The rice fixed the GPS no problem ^^  

Now for my new one.

Are you the type to print pictures or simply keep digital copies?
I keep a copy on my computer but printing my photos is a must for me.
I like holding a picture in my hand as opposed to simply looking at it on a screen.

If you do print them, do you leave them blank or do you write something on the back?  
Friendship is the best (Coupling)

Books Recommendations

I'm off on holiday for two weeks! I'd like to fill up my kindle with lots of books so I can indulge myself in some hard-core readin'. Can you recommend some for me?

I like the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenster, pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman or Walter Moers, and Jasper Fforde. I'd been recommended 'Sir Apropos of Nothing' but it's £17.99 for the e-book version, so that's a no. I'd prefer fiction, and I'm not a massive fan of horror or crime, but if it's really good I'll give it a go!

What books should I read, TQC?

DK/DC: Do you read a lot? If not - what hobbies do you have instead?
Cute frog

Handbag question

Recently bought this cute little purse/handbag at H&M here in the Netherlands: Collapse )

And it's very small, only big enough to fit my wallet, phone and a lipstick. Still, I think I prefer it to larger ones because it weights almost nothing.

My question is, do you prefer a little or a big bag and why?


Is steam running slow for anyone else and are you able to access the forums?

Its running slow for me and their forums website won't load to check on any current tech problems.
Golden Girls- Blanche Marines

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I answered an ad on Craigslist for a short-term nanny. When the mother replied to me, she said that she was coming to the area from South America for a month. She wants to pay me in a cashier's check or money order, and mail it to me beforehand so she can get reimbursement. So she asked for my address.

I keep thinking of all the Craigslist scams. So I feel uneasy about giving out my address randomly. Even though without more info I don't think anything can be done, except the money order possibly being safe.

But am I missing something? Should I not give her my address, or wait till she shows up, or what?
Michelle big lips

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How often do you change your journal style? Do you view other journals in your style?

I just changed mine today for the first time in months...and I'm debating whether or not to view all journals in my style.

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I just had the grocery shopping trip from hell.

What do people do that annoy you when you're going shopping?

The two things that set me off today were a) people stopping in the middle of the freaking aisle, and b) a woman sitting in her car with the door open in the parking lot, which meant I couldn't get to the passenger side door of my car.

ETA: how many meds do you take in a day? I take two prescription & two OTC supplements

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Why do people make intentionally shocking/homophobic/racist/etc. comments and when confronted about it, or they don't get a laugh, almost instantaneously, it's an "OMGZFUNNEHJOKEGUIZE!"?  

Do you do this?  

What is your response when someone does this to you?
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What's your opinion on time limits on equipment at a gym? For example, being allowed to use a treadmill for only 20 minutes, or a power cage for 10 minutes.

What's your opinion about public radios in a gym?

DK/DC: I just moved so I'm going to be cooking large batches of food to stuff in my freezer. Will you give me a delicious and healthy recipe?
Smooth Criminal

Fourth of July

I am watching Red White and Boom (fireworks display in Columbus, Ohio) and they are playing Whitney's rendition of The Star Spangled Banner from Super Bowl XXV, which I think is the best rendition I've heard so far.

Which do YOU think is the best? The worst? 

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have you personally, or had someone in your family/close friend become addicted to drugs or alcohol?

how did it effect you? are you still friends with this person if it was a friend/family member?

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I brought my kitty over to our new apartment for our first night here tonight. He's hiding under a blanket in my son's room. Should I leave him be or bring him out into the living room with me? I go in there to talk to him about every fifteen minutes. He's responsive, but doesn't leave his spot. Poor kitty.

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If you're feeling down with not much explanation, do you put it down to hormones/diet/alcohol/lack of exercise etc, or do you just accept that maybe things are affecting you more than you realise?

Inspired by my mum having to blame it on environmental factors.
Keep Calm and Drink Hot Chocolate

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My internship supervisors planned an impromptu girl's night, and at the last minute invited me. I politely declined for two reasons:

1. I'm broke, and I'll stay that way for the next two weeks. My standing rule is that I always pay my way when I'm going out. <--- (the reason that I gave)
2. They had no previous plans on inviting me, and asked me today as an afterthought, as they were heading to go out when they asked me.

They offered to pay my way, but I still declined.

Would you have done the same thing if you were in my situation?

DK/DC: What is the funniest text message that you've gotten?
{wow} sin&#39;dorei pride

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I dropped my phone in the toilet. After trying the rice-drying thing, I realize I have to get a new phone bc that didn't work. How does one search up a new (cheap) phone on amazon that will take an AT&T simcard? I don't even know what keywords to put in. Thank you.

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Last week I tried some chipotle chicken cold cuts and it was awesome. I'd like to make some sandwiches with it but I'm super picky when it comes to sandwiches because I don't care for mayo, raw tomatoes, or uncooked cheese. I know, I'm a pain in the ass.

So I'm trying to think outside the box for sandwich spreads and ingredients. (Some of the things I'm considering trying are chipotle mustard, pepper & eggplant spread, jarred roasted red peppers, a sun-dried tomato bruschetta topping, and a creamy sun-dried tomato herb dip). I'm thinking no matter what, red onions are a good bet.

Could you suggest some sandwich ideas for this chipotle chicken? Do any of my above options sound promising? Recipes for homemade spreads are always welcome!

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Regardless of what you prefer, what actually motivates you to perform at your best better?

[Fear of] Criticism
[Desire for] Praise

What, in your personal opinion, is the just/appropriate level/type of punishment for someone caught spying on their own country? If it depends on circumstances, what circumstances does it depend on exactly?