January 18th, 2013

macaroni murder lady

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Friends, my philtrum is tingling. Not a cold tingle, but really the best way I can describe it as is as though it were sunburned. It's confined and does not extend to my nose or lips. It's lasted about 4 days now with no visible rash or other skin irritation, but the area is definitely aggrieved. It's starting to worry me. What's wrong with me?
mapplethorpe

Boring LJ Link Redirect Question

Follow up question to one I posted the other day: I have been a member of an lj community for years (_survivors_)...I thought it was taken down, but I was wrong. It is still up. However, as of last week, it doesn't come up in my feed, and when I try to click on it from my list of communities I belong to, I am rerouted to a Russian-language community called "thecommunity". Very strange. Google brings up a few instances of this happening (edit: to other comms) in 2011 it seems, but no solutions that I can find. I contacted the mods by email, and they had no idea why I thought the community went defunct. Has this happened to anyone else? Do I have some sort of LJ virus? Ideas?
Jeff searching for a Bar (Coupling)

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I'm really grumpy today, TQC. I didn't get a snow day, and the guy I work with is really pissing me off - he may well be the most irritating person on the planet.


What's making you grumpy? Vent away!
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    grumpy grumpy

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handsunderhips question got me thinking. So I thought I'd ask a related question.

In your opinion what makes a relationship successful?

How do you measure success of your relationships as in, "this is working, let's keep at it" or "This is going no where but bad places, let's end it"?

Do you agree that the person who cares less has the upper-hand/has the most power?

Do you believe that unbalanced power ends your relationships or is beneficial in your relationships?
General Chang

snowmageddon!

Well I'm going to leave work on time today. Instead of covering the late shift I like I was supposed to. So yay.

But considering what snow does to British public transport and the actual consistent train delays I was seeing on the national rail. I decided not to visit home this weekend like I had planned.

Do I make the right call? Or did  I wuss out because of a little snow?


edit: changed this post up for clarity

Currently living in Lichfield in the West Midlands. 'Home refers' to my parent's place in Macclesfield, Cheshire in the north west. The weather is actually better up there than down here. But my concern is that all the transport links will vanish over the weekend and me not being able to get back for work on monday,
Unnatural love

Dating poll

Which of these traits or qualities could you tolerate in a significant other? Anything you don't check, it's assumed that the trait is a dealbreaker and you couldn't see yourself dating that person

Smoker (cigarettes)
57(9.6%)
Smoker (pot)
58(9.7%)
You suspect they're an alcoholic (the amount this person drinks, and how often)
18(3.0%)
Ex-alcoholic. For maybe 6 months. Really can't be around people who drink
51(8.6%)
Rude and miserly with wait staff when at a restaurant
10(1.7%)
Doesn't clean their clothes as often as you'd like. Like, maybe your SO would wear a shirt one more day than you would before putting it in the hamper
77(12.9%)
Has really annoying friends. They're ignorant and shallow and remind you of Jersey Shore, regardless of their ethnicity. Your SO is tight with his/her friends
29(4.9%)
Organized religion plays a strong role in your SO's life. He/she doesn't push this on you and rarely brings it up
56(9.4%)
Freelance whatever, but work has been slow. He/she is usually short on money, and gas is definitely a problem regarding locations visited
67(11.3%)
Doesn't like your pets. This person really isn't into animals, but for some reason, seems biased moreso against your pets
19(3.2%)
Bad breath. Frequent Halitosis
20(3.4%)
Ever since you started dating, he/she has started to let themselves go. No longer works out, and eats and drinks more. You've noticed they've probably packed on 20lbs since when you first met
52(8.7%)
Really insecure about your exes. Despite your reassurance, feels jealous that they had you before he/she did
28(4.7%)
Polar opposite viewpoint on gun control, global warming and abortion as you. Is as stubborn about it as you are, which is either very or not so much
25(4.2%)
You're the rebound. Even though it's going fine, there are times you suspect that he/she isn't over their ex and possibly feels they're the one that got away
28(4.7%)
sherlock

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You: So apparently Jan is out of rehab and has been sober for 2 months - so proud of her!
Coworker: I'd be proud if she had never needed to go to rehab in the first place. Being a recovering drug addict is not something to be proud of.

How would you reply?

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To make a long story very short, my dad has completely changed since he broke his leg and found out my mom was cheating on him.
Meaning he used to never take meds and now he's got some issues and he's dating a girl younger than me (he just turned 49. I'm 28)

He has a good job. Makes good money and his bills are very few and not expensive

Yet every week, he's hitting up me or my sisters for money. I don't give it to him, but he constantly guilt trips me. Or my sisters give it to him and then they come ask me for money for themselves.

Am I douchey for not helping him out? I make less than everyone else and I have 2 kids to take care of. But they try to make me feel bad...like I'm obligated to help him even if it'll make me broke.

What do you think he's blowing his money on? (Serious and not serious answers are welcome)

Should I sit him down and be like wtf dad? He's not one for talking, so idk if that would work.

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regina happy

Date Night

I have a (5th?) date tonight and am at a loss for things to do. We've done drinks, dinner, bowling, and just hanging out on the couch. I wanted to go ice skating, but it's freeeeeezing here. I'm in Boston.

What should I do on my date tonight? What are you doing tonight?

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Need Advice From TQCers!

So I just got invited by my ex-boss to a really awesome event next week.  I want to go because the event (inauguration-related, but not the official inaugural ball) looks really fun and it may be a great place to make some connections (since I'm looking for a permanent job right now).  The problem is, I'm about 80% sure he likes me romantically and I definitely do not feel that way about him.  I'm afraid if I agree to be his plus-one that he'll take it as a more-than-friends gesture on my part and make a move, which I really don't want to happen because I want to remain on good terms with him because I like him as a person and also want to be able to use him for a job reference.  What should I do????  It seems like it would be really awkward and presumptuous to tell him up-front that I only want to go as friends but I'd be worried the entire night that he was planning to make a move on me if I didn't say anything.  But I don't want to not go either!

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is there any way to communicate to a naive, but extremely intelligent (just not socially) friend that you can't trust everyone? or is the right thing to do to allow them to get taken advantage of and learn from it?
shoes and bunnies

mostly ranting

I posted this back at the beginning of November: my future sister in law adopted two kittens, and then when they got sick a week later instead of taking them to the vet and getting medicine she took them back to the humane society and traded them in for two healthy kittens.
does this sound absurdly evil to anyone else? i feel like i want to scream in this girl's face when i see her next :/


this week she gave THOSE poor kitties away to someone from craigslist, and the day after adopted a dog. she already has a dog, but most significantly she has an 11-month old baby! she said she got the dog because she was looking at pictures of her baby from when she was a newborn and it made her sad new that her baby wasn't that little anymore.

is it just me or does she have fucking problems?? i am so angry right now about this! validate me internet >:(
tralfamadore ampersand

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Which of these Best Picture nominees have you seen?

Amour
2(0.9%)
Argo
27(12.3%)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
11(5.0%)
Django Unchained
27(12.3%)
Les Misérables
35(16.0%)
Life of Pi
20(9.1%)
Lincoln
16(7.3%)
Silver Linings Playbook
16(7.3%)
Zero Dark Thirty
8(3.7%)
None of them.
57(26.0%)

And which was your favorite?

Amour
1(0.9%)
Argo
8(7.0%)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
6(5.2%)
Django Unchained
13(11.3%)
Les Misérables
11(9.6%)
Life of Pi
9(7.8%)
Lincoln
4(3.5%)
Silver Linings Playbook
7(6.1%)
Zero Dark Thirty
1(0.9%)
I didn't see any of them.
55(47.8%)

How many times have you eaten out in the last five days (Monday - Friday)?

0
38(30.2%)
1
38(30.2%)
2
19(15.1%)
3
16(12.7%)
4
5(4.0%)
5+
10(7.9%)

How many alcoholic beverages have you had in the last five days (Monday - Friday)?

0
81(62.8%)
1
14(10.9%)
2
8(6.2%)
3
6(4.7%)
4
3(2.3%)
5+
17(13.2%)