October 7th, 2012

Self cleaning

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At work, do your coworkers ever bring in catalogs that their children are using as fundraisers? You know, the way overpriced things we don't need. Do you feel obligated to order? If so, what's your minimum you feel you should spend?

I just had a 4 day weekend from work. I only work 3 days this week, so should have a 4 day weekend again next week. What do you think my chances are of that happening? (In order for that to actually happen, it means no one can call in sick)

What color/colors are your nails? If you paint them, are they all the same, or do you paint one or two a different color or pattern?

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i'm going to a wedding reception this afternoon. do you think I can wear jeans?


1) it's from 1-4pm, "open house" style, come and go as you please
2) not a wedding, they got married elsewhere and this is their "back home" reception
3) it's at a building in the park... enclosed, so not really a shelter, but sort of a shelter
4) facebook invites only, not a printed invitation
5) it's 40 degrees outside... not really a factor indoors I realize, but I'd still have to wear slacks for the way there if I don't decide to just really go casual.

*eta* - I just HATE cold weather, it makes it so hard to be in between casual and formal, who's with me?

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How do you deal with a traumatic event or when you're nervous? (sometimes I know the two coincide)

In my case I've learned that I talk. A lot. And sometimes say things that I regret 10 minutes later. I don't really know why I do it, I just do.

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TQC! My mom offered to buy me a new purse for my birthday, since our puppy destroyed my last one. I saw Collapse ) in Kohl's and loved it, but the last two bags I had from this brand fell apart on me. I'm completely clueless when it comes to higher-end stuff, but I'd like to ask for something that's actually going to last. Can anyone point me in the direction of a quality purse that looks similar to that one?

Alternatively, what purse would you ask for if someone offered to buy you one? Pics and/or links encouraged.

Boots Advice Needed Y'All

I need some advice, TQC ppl -

I need some good all-purpose all-weather boots and I'm thinking about getting a pair of classic Uggs (yeah I know! :P but I've heard lots of good things about these boots!) If you were going to buy a pair of all-purpose all-weather women's boots and money was no object ( probably should keep them under $250 though, these are a birthday present for me), which boots would you get? Bonus points for links.

DK/DC: Are you watching the baseball playoffs? What team(s) are you rooting for?

REEEEALLY DK/DC: What is the best-tasting thing you've eaten today (so far)?


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At what point do you turn your heat on? 

When it gets into the 30s at night, mine's on. It goes on and off a bit before it stays on for good because Indiana can never make its mind up about what season it wants to be.
Nyan Cat

She's a lifetime member of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee!

Cat people: what is/has been the average size of your cats?

Our youngest girl-cat is just shy of eight pounds, which seems rather petite, especially next to my fifteen-pound (and then some) boy-cat. I'm starting to wonder if I should be concerned for either of them.

DK/DC/Cats are evil and I refuse to be owned by them: what did you do this weekend? I cleaned house, cooked, baked, and caught up on sleep.
Gashlycrumb Tinies

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1. How long can chicken be kept in the freezer? Expiration or freeze by date was 9/6. I got it on 9/1 and it's been in the freezer ever since.

2. I got my first check and voted today. It made me feel like a real adult. When did you first feel like a 'real' adult? Are there tasks that always make you feel like an adult?

3. What was your favorite children's book when you were young? What did you like about it?
Braeakups are the new relationships

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Dear TQC: what show should I watch? My tastes run as follows: Mad Men, True Blood, and Good Wife are my current loves. A fan of Gossip Girl (I just can't get past episode 101...), Game of Thrones and I are not friends, and I love a good procedural. 

DK/DC: what kind of tooth do you have? I used to think I was a sweet tooth kind of gal, but then realized that I am a stereotype: can't stay away from anything with milk chocolate in it. Also a fan of ice cream. 

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I want to give my library a book (I accidentally bought 2 copies of the same volume, and it is one of two volumes missing from their copy of the series). I don't want it to get sold in their bookstore. What is the best way to do this?

(I thought I'd slip it between the other books I have to return (in the same series) in the book return with a note attached.)

DK/DC/What is a "library?": What are you reading these days?