August 2nd, 2012

  • lutine

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I saw an image awhile ago that I want to find again. It was a black background with white text I think, and it was a teacher explaining to her male students that the uncomfortable feeling when gay people hit on them is the same thing females experience all the time. I'm not explaining this well, haha, which is why I want to find the image. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
kate

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One of my coworkers whom I eat lunch with and am sort of "work friends" with wants to always hang out outside of work.

The thing is, I see her 8 hours a day 5 days a week and on my time off of work I'd rather hang out with friends who I don't see often. And I don't really want to hang out with her outside of work anyway.

What is a nice way of telling her this? Or should I just keep saying I'm busy when she asks?
Wat

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I work third shift (11pm-7am), is having an alcoholic beverage at 9am on my day off to celebrate good news/enjoy the Olympics inappropriate? I can feel my cat silently judging me.

Don't know/don't care: What's your opinion on nursing homes? Would you send your parent(s) to one?
DW: Doctor/TARDIS

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I'm interested in reading books that go through generations. Like, it will be about a character through their life, and then go on to their child, and then their child, etc. Or something like Middlesex, where it was about one character, but also the... grandparents or great-grandparents I think? Doesn't matter the genre, I read almost anything. So, does anyone have suggestions for me? Are there any specific sorts of books you'd like read? Maybe someone can give you suggestions too.

dk/dc/books are dumb: What was the last thing to entertain you? Inspired by my puppy viciously attacking an oinking dog toy that is almost half her size. :)
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Does anyone know anything about dental insurance?

It seems I have a dental plan that provides for $15 exam + cleaning every six months and then 20-50% off anything else required. My insurance assured me four times, in four different calls that I should not have to pay more than $15 for those things, and then around $75 for x-rays.

Two different dentists from the list that they provided have quoted me at $186 & $170.

What should my next course of action be?
Should I try to get the insurance company to secure an appointment or do I just give up, and go insurance free for $100 at a place that I know and like? (they will give me free x-rays)
kate

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Let's say there's an entry-level job opening at your work that isn't advertised - your boss just tells you to spread the word that there's an opening. You mentioned this casually to your friend who tells you they're quitting their job and need a new one. However, you know your friend would be horrible at this job. What do you tell your friend when they ask you to hand your boss their resume?

Edit: Situation #2: What would you do if you were a manager of a store, and your roommate or friend wanted a job. You're in charge of hiring and there's no real reason for you not to hire them, as they are qualified. The only problem is you don't know if you would be able to manage them and separate the friendship and employer-employee relationship...as well as you might get sick of seeing them all the time. Do you hire them anyway?
Black

Fifty Shades of What?

So been thinking of reading a new book lately and most are recommending the "Fifty Shades" series. I tried checking out some info about the book online and let's just say the reviews are polarizing. So, I'll trust TQC with this question: Do I read or not read the Fifty Shades series? And while I'm at it, why is it entitled "Fifty Shades XYZ"?

Also what is that book "Uglies"? Someone mentioned it in a meme. I've never heard it before. What is it about?



Thanks for the overwhelming responses everyone! I think I bit more than I can chew with this question. I'm in desperate need of a brain bleach. 

Anyway, verdict: NOT READ "FIFTY SHADES" (unless it's the most desperately boring time of my life and I need something to laugh about to make myself feel  better).

Also, "Uglies" sounds a promising read and it's the one I'll definitely check out in the bookstores soon. XD
sad falcon eyes

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what is a good vacuum brand? I unfortunately live in a semi-carpeted home rn so I have to go buy one or continue living in this slow buildup of dead skin, hair, and other random detritus.

I'd like to spend less than $100 if possible and also if there's some kind of non-vacuum gadget that is more lightweight (like we used to have this little hand-powered swiffer-looking thing at my old job?) that would work on a small 1br apt. please tell me?

thank u
tough

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Do you have annoying neighbors? How do you deal with them?

Yes. They are currently blaring bass VERY loud (the music doesn't bother me, the bass does) at 10:54 PM when I have to work tomorrow. If they don't turn it down by 11 I'll probably call the courtesy officer and complain.

Have you ever been so happy you cried?

Not before today. Today was the first time since April that I got to see the boyfriends face and hear his voice at the same time. I cried so hard. Normally I just get quick 2 minute "I'm alive. I love you. Be home soon" phone calls on a crackly phone line where I can barely make out what he's saying. When his mom called me at 3 AM my heart dropped to my feet, but she was telling me to get on Skype to talk to him. Best 10 minutes of the last 4 months. <3