August 5th, 2012

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Have you ever tried using Bio Oil for scars and stretch marks? Would you say it works?

I have been using it for the past two years or so (although not twice a day as recommended), and was wondering whether to get any more. I think some stretch marks have faded a little, but it's difficult to tell as I gained so much weight last year that I got new stretch marks anyway!
LunaSolTierra

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Do some penthouses have an elevator for a door?
I have seen on some TV shows how people enter a penthouse straight from an elevator instead of getting out of the elevator walking through a hallway to their door. Is this true? I don't think it is cause it looks like anyone can get into your penthouse? But I still want to know if this is true that you can just take an elevator that takes you straight to your house and you don't have to unlock a door. I'm not even sure this questions make sense.
piano

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Is there an iPad app that lets you text internationally for free? Or really cheap? Or else, a UK app that lets you text people. Specifically, I'm from US and currently in the Uk and the person I'm texting is in England.
Leek

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I was wondering, what are some good, realistically feasible ways to make some money on the side? Under the table, if you will.

I'm saying this because I'm fairly poor right now and I want to get enough money to save up for emergencies and the general future (as well as to have a few more creature comforts, admittedly). I'm not very comfortable right now, although I'm not in any immediate danger. It would just be nice to be making about 100 more dollars a month.

several questions.

Here are a few questions for you to answer and share your day with us. I will answer later on tonight when I get back.

My day has just started and it's only 10:30 am here.

What did you do today?


What did you learn today?

What did you hear today?

What did you see today?

What is the weather like today?
mulan

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TQC, I have been applying for jobs and just not having much success.  Will you tell me what I'm doing wrong?  I know I should be networking more, but other than that? 

Specifics:
- I have a BA, but NO office experience of note (literally 1 week's worth through temping)
-While I started out at a school in the area, my mental health issues prompted a move home -- I graduated from a CA state school no one knows here
-I have only one internship under my belt, and it wasn't in an office environment
-I'm hearing nothing from Craigslist, which is my primary search tool
-If I could work food service, I would, but I can't do the physical stuff

I'm willing to stick it out, but the old saying about insanity is kinda grating at me.  Help?

Edit: My BA is in international relations, hence the move from CA.  Yes, I have cerebral palsy and various vision issues, so I would actually suck at food service, and even potentially injure myself/co-workers/customers.  I am customizing my cover letter, but I definitely could do more.  I've tried looking into volunteering, but the opportunities tend to either a) be so far out in the Maryland/Virginia suburbs that they're inaccessible to me, or they're asking for specific skills I do not have. 
DW: Doctor/TARDIS

(no subject)

Congratulations! You have just become a superhero. Unfortunately, with your newfound superpowers, you have also gained a super weakness. What's yours? Bonus points for creativity.

(no subject)

Are there any people you feel the media is trying too hard to convince you that they're hot?

I know this is a horribly phrased question but I can't figure out how to reword it in any better fashion. If you have suggestions, throw them at me.
Graphic Animatronic Sexual Displays

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I need to make a new email account as my present account is hosted by by university and I'm finishing my degree in two months (woo woo!)

What are some good, email providers that also look professional? If someone applied for a job with first name.lastname@gmail.com or @hotmail.com... what would you think of them?

Alternatively, I should just apply for jobs with the email address KittyKat_van_NippleTassle@hotmail.com, right? Y/Y?
alice

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I've just moved into a new house with a live in landlord. 
He has expressly said it's fine for me to have people/boyfriends round as long as I know and trust them. 
How long till it's appropriate for the guy i'm seeing to come round?
ETA: I'm asking from the perspective of respect for my landlord - the guy has been to my old house loads of times 

Any live-in landlord/new house advice?
Gashlycrumb Tinies

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People of TQC, I've just finished watching Veronica Mars in its entirely and am in need of another show to watch. Preferably something that had ended completely already since I already have a bunch of current shows I watch and it's hard enough to keep up on those.

Shows I like/have already watched: Doctor Who, Supernatural, Arrested Development, Sherlock, Firefly, Psych, Dollhouse, CSI, Rizzoli & Isles, Community. I also like British television a lot.
wheat

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I have 2 classes left to finish my degree plan.  I was approved for a pell grant for up to 4500 dollars. my tuition stuff is like 800 something dollars.  Will they only allow me that plus a few hundred extra for the grant?  I wish they would give me the full amount.
sad falcon eyes

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So all these super muscular men keep chatting me up on okcupid and I get really nervous because I am not a gym rat and don't look toned in any way whatsoever, *and I end up chickening out and not meeting them irl. I know it's illogical but I keep thinking it's some strange cosmic mistake that they are messaging me and should me talking to extremely sculpted hot babes who work out 6x a week instead.

How do I get over this unfortunate expectation I have of meaty dudes? I'm kinda cramping my own style.

EDIT: GROSS JUXTAPOSITION OF ANOTHER Q--APPARENTLY I HAVE CONTRACTED 'RINGWORM' ON A TINY SPOT ON MY ARM. WHAT IS SOMETHING OTC I CAN BUY AND SLATHER ON IT WHICH IS GUARANTEED TO WORK? ty
Steve Away

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Poll #1858411 100 metres
This poll is closed.

Who will win Gold for the 100m at the Olympics?

Thompson
1(11.1%)
Powell
0(0.0%)
Gay
0(0.0%)
Blake
1(11.1%)
Gatlin
0(0.0%)
Bolt
7(77.8%)
Bailey
0(0.0%)
Martina
0(0.0%)

Who will win Silver for the 100m at the Olympics?

Thompson
1(14.3%)
Powell
0(0.0%)
Gay
0(0.0%)
Blake
4(57.1%)
Gatlin
1(14.3%)
Bolt
1(14.3%)
Bailey
0(0.0%)
Martina
0(0.0%)

Who will win Bronze for the 100m at the Olympics?

Thompson
1(14.3%)
Powell
0(0.0%)
Gay
3(42.9%)
Blake
0(0.0%)
Gatlin
3(42.9%)
Bolt
0(0.0%)
Bailey
0(0.0%)
Martina
0(0.0%)

Will there be at least 1 false start?

Yes
3(37.5%)
No
5(62.5%)
[info]open_the_blinds)

What Piano song should I try to conquer next

original post update.

What should I try to conquer next

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
18(30.0%)
Amazing Grace
12(20.0%)
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
6(10.0%)
Singin' in the Rain
12(20.0%)
Someone Like You (Adele)
12(20.0%)


DK/DC: How many books do you own or have in your possession, real or e-reader that you have yet to read?

I have 156 real, and I think three e-books. (I have other e-books, but they're references or study guides)

(no subject)

If you had to eat food of only one color for a day, what color would you choose? What kind of things might you eat?


What is the biggest age difference you've had between you and a roommate who was not related to you?

movies

The Questions

1. Anyone here watch the LMN channel?
2. What is your favorite vampire/werewolf movie?
3. What is your favorite SyFy movie?
4. Who here has watched Godzilla growing up?

My answers

1. I love watching LMN. Has some pretty neat movies on lately.
2. Underworld
3. I don't really have a favorite. I liked them all
4. I loved watching Godzilla. We have watched every single one of them.
Space Cadet

The Red Planet

Are you going to watch the Curiosity Rover land on Mars tonight? You can watch the video I posted in the comments to see what's going to happen.

You can watch NASA's coverage of the landing at http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mars/curiosity_news3.html.

I am. I'm really excited, even though there may not be much to see and we won't be able to see the first images for at least a day or two. But it's still cool.

DGAF -- What's your favorite story about Mars, either fiction, nonfiction or both.

edited to add the fact that I put a video in the comments.