December 13th, 2012

Spelling Contest

(no subject)

You're flying a 16 hour flight. Let's say you get to pick who you sit next to. Here's 15 possibles. Which 3 would you most be interested in sitting next to for that many hours?

Louis C.K
30(8.5%)
Zooey Deschanel
30(8.5%)
Johnny Depp
38(10.7%)
Lindsay Lohan
8(2.3%)
Prince
7(2.0%)
Sasha Gray
9(2.5%)
Seth McFarlane
18(5.1%)
Betty White
41(11.5%)
Eddie Izzard
27(7.6%)
Tina Fey
59(16.6%)
Peter Jackson
11(3.1%)
Lady Gaga
18(5.1%)
Henry Rollins
19(5.4%)
Barbara Walters
9(2.5%)
Joss Whedon
31(8.7%)

Same situation as above. 16 hour flight, but this time, you can choose who NOT to sit next to. Which celebrity would you absolutely NOT want to be seated next to for a 16 hour flight?

Andy Dick
11(9.7%)
Paris Hilton
5(4.4%)
Robin Williams
1(0.9%)
Kris Jenner
0(0.0%)
Donald Trump
8(7.1%)
Ann Coulter
14(12.4%)
Howard Stern
2(1.8%)
Kanye West
5(4.4%)
Tom Cruise
6(5.3%)
Lindsay Lohan
3(2.7%)
Rush Limbaugh
30(26.5%)
Charlie Sheen
10(8.8%)
Michael Moore
3(2.7%)
Michael Vick
11(9.7%)
Ted Nugent
4(3.5%)
XF - Gillian smile - abby_road87

(no subject)

Next Friday, the 21st -- a.k.a. the Mayan End of the World -- we're hosting book club at our house. The club meets on the third Friday of every month, and in December every year, we always do a Christmas-themed party. I've already planned out all the Christmassy foods, drinks and decorations I'll have.

But I want to do something extra for the whole "end of the world" thing, something cute and funny. Like, maybe some fun "end of the world" foods, decorations, etc. Some way to acknowledge it. It's a pretty laid back crowd, and we've known each other for a long time, so I know they'd enjoy it.

But my brain isn't working this morning and I can't think of anything clever...do you guys have any ideas?

Nearly the end of the Semester...

Have you ever had snarky, blunt, no-nonsense, highly organized, no-excuses instructors? 
How did you feel about their teaching style/them personally?

I've had a number of these professors and I can't say I've ever not liked them. (Although, if I had one that was all of these things and not organized I'd probably hate them.) When I was a kid I thought it was just because I was a good student and didn't typically get shit from my teachers; however, as I grew up and faced a few of their sarcastic comments, I found I still liked them. I appreciate their intelligence, diligence, and the fact that they hold their students responsible. 

Still, I felt bad for a few of the students in my political science class. We have a critical book review due at the end of the semester and a few people were asking for an extension because the book was hard for them to understand. The teacher said, "No. It's a college level course and imagine that... a college level book. Who would have guessed you might be expected to read at the grade level you're in?" While I agreed with him, it seemed a bit harsh. On the other hand, most of them are people are in their freshman year and should be aware that procrastinating on a 300 page book isn't a good idea.
tie the ocean to your knees

(no subject)

Is it a really bad idea to donate blood if you weigh about 5 lbs less than the minimum weight?

What are some things you do on weekday evenings to entertain yourself? (Especially those that involve getting out of the house/apartment.)
My boyfriend and I take an art class together once a week, I ride my horse a few times a week, in general we work out and stuff, but we're looking for something to do this evening.
weblogging

grammarians!

You guys like grammar. Can anyone parse through this?

"She probably cares, if she does care, we still don't know, about a standard and suggests not meeting that standard is grounds for a bit of finger-pointing."

I think what he's saying is that if the girl cares about a certain level of standards then she should be able to judge others for not meeting those standards?

How do you feel about this type of speech/writing?
kate

(no subject)

Your friend tells you that their SO is giving you a present for Christmas. You like her SO, but you weren't planning on getting him anything since you aren't very close. You ask her what he would like and she sends a list that he made up and sent to friends and family. You pick an item and buy it, but you don't have the chance to meet up and exchange gifts until after Christmas. Before the exchange, your friend mentions to you that someone else already got him the same gift and asks if you can return it and exchange it for something else. What do you say/do?

This situation aside, what do you think about people sending out Christmas lists with specific items on it, with links?
pbc

(no subject)

I want to do something with myself in the next year, like learn to knit, join a book club I don't know exactly what I want to do so I need suggestions.

Have you taking classes to learn something new?
if so, what did you take up and did you like it?

What hobbies do you have other than LJ?
nancy
  • feeeny

(no subject)

what do you and your s/o do for fun when it's cold outside? we tend to stay in and watch movies, or maybe go to dinner/see a movie, but it gets old. any ideas?

what are your weekend plans?

(no subject)

is there anything you cook that is your specialty?

(if your answer is that you are naturally skilled at cooking.. who invited you, anyways?)

my mom asked me to make honey dijon salmon for supper tonight and i feel like the salmon queen because it's yummy and someone actually liked it enough to request it again! more than once!

if you can't cook at all.. what's for supper?