My boyfriend recently had to replace his battery, but he didn't have the right tools. All he had was a pipe wrench, so he had to borrow tools from his dad. I want to buy him tools for Christmas. He doesn't fix much, but it's a tool set just in case he needs it. Problem is, I don't know what to actually get him.
TQC, we have screw drivers and a pipe wrench. What kind of tool kit should I get him? I'm also considering getting him a new CD player, new DVD player, and an alarm clock, so I don't want this to be on the expensive side. I do want to get him a decent set, though. Do you have any suggestions for brands?
Do you have a favorite bread pudding recipe?
I'm looking for some book recs. Specifically, I'm looking for (fiction) books that deal with poly-amorous relationships. Not like, a couple inviting another person into their bed every once in a while but an actual relationship between multiple people. Sex is encouraged but not necessary. I mostly want a book about three or more people working their way through life together or something.
I just bought a Kindle so ebooks are encouraged but again, not necessary.
So, yeah. Does a book like this exist?
Have any of you bought baking and cooking goods online? If so, from where- just Amazon?
I'm looking to buy in bulk and stock up on some stuff, but wondering if it's really cheaper to buy online and get free shipping or just shell out some gas money and go to Costco or something like that.
Mostly just the staples I'm looking to get- flour, sugar, vanilla extract (the pure kind, no imitation) things like that.
Would you get a place that was more than 1/3 of your income?
This place is my dream appartment but it's about 40% of my income. I can afford it but I feel beholden to that idea that is perpetuated about not spending more than 1/3 on rent.
What would you do?
A friend of mine suddenly got fired from her under the table job, I'd like to help her get on food stamps or something so she doesn't go anymore into debt until she finds something new. She doesn't have a car, but I can drive her. How would we go about this? We're in CT if it makes a difference.
I just finished the LSAT today and I want to buy myself an early Xmas/bday present. I have my eye on a wallet that is $500.....can someone justify this to me? Or should I just forget it because it's ridiculous, even though I really want it...
Where would you want to go to dinner for your birthday dinner?
- I'm getting sushi tonight.
What would you want your birthday cake to me?
- I don't get mine for like a week, but it's going to be peppermint chocolate.
What are your favorite Christmas movies?
I am hoping a change in location will boost my productivity while I grade and plan lessons.
Should I go to Starbucks or Panera?
Details: Both are about the same distance from my house. I have my sister's rewards card for Panera; no rewards for Sbux. More food options at Panera and more seating options as the Starbucks is a mini-cafe inside Barnes & Noble.
Thanks, all! Panera it is. I hope I can get one of the squishy chairs by the fire :)
You're on death row.
What do you choose as your last meal? It can't cost more than $30.
I would go with a salmon roll, followed by a personal-size pizza with anchovies and olives. And if there's room in the budget left a glass of cheap wine.
Can you write an ampersand (&)? How about a cursive capital G? How about a treble-clef?
So, since I have moved into a new apartment, my old, worn out couches seem even more worn out and I am hunting for a new living room set. Thus, my conumdrum.
I have been leaning towards getting like a microsuede upholstery for the new living room furniture but I have heard differing opionins from two different people on the durability of the fabric. One person really likes their couch with the fabric, it's held up well over the years, the fabric is not stained in any way, since it was treated at the time of purchase, with like Scotch Guard. Another person didn't like the fabric, said that it tended to collect dirt and dust and always seemed to be needing cleaning. They recommended going with a leather upholstery.
Now, my questions are this: Do you have a pereference between the two? Do you have any experiences with either and pets?
I have two feline roommates who really like the textured upholstery on the one loveseat (that's a different fabric from the couches completely) and have to keep them from treating it like it's a huge scratching post. :-p Thus, my worry on getting leather upholstery. I worry that they will shred the couches if I get leather.
Tell me your thoughts/opinions/experiences! I'm looking at making these couches last a long time and don't want to throw money away if they won't last.
DK/DC: Plans for this lazy Sunday afternoon?
Two weeks ago I drank too much and spent the night barfing. Unfortunately, I had eaten a lot of really spicy food that day and it was extremely painful coming back up. Since then I've had a hoarse voice, all scratchy and a deeper than normal. I expected it to go away after a couple of days, but as I said, it's been two weeks.
TQC, do you think I have permanently damaged my vocal cords?
Is it normal not to hear from a SO for a whole weekend? I know he's going out with friends for a weekend, but I haven't heard from him since Friday. We live in different cities and communicate by text, but I don't want to text him and nag him. Am I just being needy?
Also, 2nd of December-who has already put up some decorations?
I'm making a small video for a group I am in and wanted to put some background music in during the opening 'credits.'
In the 'end credits' I wanted to credit the band [a Korean group, I believe] and am not sure what I put.
Mainly I was just going to put 'opening music by (group).' This way I am not claiming it and giving credit where due. I'm not selling this video.
Is that enough, TQC?
Alternatively; what music are you listening to?
So my SO and I were at Costco, and they have those movie ticket vouchers where you pick up the voucher and bring it to the cash register, where they give you the actual tickets there. we had a huge cart full of stuff and when we got home, we realized there were no movie tickets in our cart. we were charged for them on our receipt.
we're screwed out of $50, right? i can't imagine if we go back to costco and show them our receipt, they will just hand over the tickets? how do we prove we never got them?
ETA: Thanks for your advice, everyone. I called the store and apparently the cashier or we were supposed to initial the receipt when we received the tickets. so all we have to do is go back and show them our "un-initialed" receipt and we'll get our tickets! whew.
What is something strange/different that your state/city/town does that others don't do?
A good number of apartments in Los Angeles don't come with refrigerators.
I'm working on a pathfinder for a class and I need to cite several databases (jstor, iter, etc), but I can't find any sources on how to do this. It's all for things from databases, but that's not so helpful. I use endnote, which formats it all for me, but I'm not sure what I need to have included. It needs to be in MLA. Can anyone help me?
Have you ever watched the TV show Archer? What do you think?
So yesterday my son tells me he made it FB official he's dating a girl. Today he tells me she's a dancer. WHAT ARE THE ODDS MY SON IS DATING A
STRIPPER EXOTIC ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALIST???
So your father, who is stupid, married a woman off the internet after two months. While I think it may have had to do with a green card for the woman, he said its not.
When I send his present, do I send her something as well?
I was driving on the Illinois Tollway last week and got to one of those basket toll thingies and I didn't have enough change, so I went through anyway because it's not like you can back up on a tollway exit ramp. Then when I got to my destination I didn't have any internet access for two days so I couldn't even pay online until I got home tonight. My son theorizes that they would not come after me for one toll, so why did I bother, but I remember a couple of years ago my mom got a huge bill from them after she mistakenly went through open toll plazas several times on a road trip--in her state, the toll roads all have tickets and $ collectors so she had no idea what those things were that she drove under. And then the tolls plus big penalty. So I paid mine even though it was only one.
Have you ever just ignored tolls you were supposed to pay? What happened?
Would you say you are more attracted to people with warm auras or with cool ones?
I will leave you to interpret this any way you want.
*(Replace "aura" with whatever you want, guys. I just mean people you would say are "cool" or "warm", and it's up to you what that means.)
What are some nice small gifts you can get someone for no reason other than to show you care/love them?
For example my boyfriend is facing a really tough week at school and I wanted to get him a Starbucks gift card (there's one near his school and he loves their special holiday coffees but he can't afford to go there often) but it seems the Starbucks here doesn't have them?? Idk but now I want to get him something else but am stumped on ideas. I know food is always nice but I can't cook very well.
I really want to have an adult roller skating party for my birthday. My friends actually really want me to as well (I know, it's ridiculous, which is sort of the charm).
However, it would cost me $23 per person.
Can I possibly ask people to pay their own way for my party or is this as tacky and rude as I think it is?
Do you know any blogs where somebody writes about his/her life in Russia?
P.S. In English, of course. :)