February 21st, 2013

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Would you ever date someone with the same name as you, or would you be too weirded out?

What about the same name as your sibling/s or parents? Feminine/masculine version of your own name? (George and Georgia, Harry and Harriet, etc)

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Dear members of TQC, can I extract some advice, wisdom, or knowledge?

My youngest sibling recently switched schools middle of the semester. It shouldn't have been an exceptionally big deal because her school was supposed to be ahead in the subjects anyway, however, when they switched her they took her from pre-algebra and put her in honors algebra. At first she was like, "oh it's the same thing, I'm not having any trouble." And awkwardly my father let it go, trying to trust her sense of judgement. Last night however she's crying to me that she doesn't understand any of her home work and she can never remember anything and her teacher didn't teach any of the stuff on her home work. Frequently she comes home and I have to teach her everything on her homework. It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't spend a week at her mom's where I don't see her. Anyway, this homework she was supposed to be doing was the pretest review, and she couldn't handle any question without prompting her first. I recommended that she go back into a pre-algebra course after we finished the homework, which took two and a half hours. She started denying having any problem at all. Saying things like, "oh I just wasn't focused." "I just needed to be reminded." "It's not that hard." Then down to "I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine. "

ETA: I forgot to mention this. I have talked to my dad about it, and he's tried to talk to her about it. Tried to reassure her that it's not a big deal or make her stupid, he just doesn't want to see her struggle the way he did in math because people forced him to move up even though he wasn't ready. He was met with the same "I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine."

I want to help her. I really don't recommend this class for her. I certainly can't motivate her to be tutored after hours of homework to catch up. So. What do I do?

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Have you ever scratched your butt or vag and found a wad of toilet paper?
Can you pee/poop on top of someone else's pee/poop?
Do you courtesy flush?
Let it mellow or flush it down?
Do you always wash your hands after using the bathroom?
When was the last time you sharted?

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What are some issues you feel so strongly about that nothing will change your mind?
How long have you held these opinions?
What shaped these views?

For me it's abortion and death penalty. I actually don't remember ever thinking anything other than what I currently believe. A lot of what I believe has to do with how I was raised and my parents' influence.

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Q: How many elephants can you fit into a Mercedes?
A: 5. Two in the front, two in the back, and one in the glove compartment.

I feel really dumb for not getting this joke. Can someone explain it to me?

Also, what was the last thing you paid for?

Band photography

I'm helping a friend brainstorm ideas for band photography. Want to play along?

They have a noisy melodic punk-pop thing going on, with four members in the band. We're probably looking for an indoor setting. I've been having a lot of fun looking up advice (including what to avoid) on the internet, and have had a few ideas myself, but the more ideas, the merrier!

Here are a couple of ideas that I had, which might be total crap, but that's part of the brainstorming process.

We have access to a local theater, which you can see photos of here. I like the fact that it's a performance space for theater more than music, but still a performance space, and iconographic in our town. It is also a somewhat neutral canvas, which would be appropriate for a shoot where the focus was on the action more than the setting. One thought I had was to have the band dressed in fairly normal clothes, but have some random people in the audience, either as a group, or just one or two here and there, dressed in wild costumey types of things (top hats, animal masks, tiaras, fantastical makeup, etc.) The camera's focus would be on the band, with the strange audience providing texture and color in the background.

I also like the idea of doing some kind of composite image, with each band member being photographed individually, then letterboxed into a cohesive piece. It could be done in any sort of setting. It might be funny to do all the cliche photoshoot things: one person against a brick wall, one on the train tracks, etc. For this, I see the shots all straight on, with no real posing, just standing there, arms at the sides.

Alternatively, if you have any band photoshoots that you really like, would you post them here? Here's a favorite of mine, some unusual portraiture of classical musicians.

Thanks, TQC!

Academic Advice Please!

Hey all,

Back in May 2011 I graduated with a 2.9 Bachelors of Biology Degree. I am currently working as a medical technician but have recently been trying to find my way into going to grad school. Do you think I have a chance with such a low GPA?

I have not taken the GRE's or the MCAT's yet but I plan to take a lot of courses and really do well on them. I know I can do very well if I get another chance at school, the issue is just being accepted. Also.. I am ideally looking into going to Med school. :< I have also considered other possibilities like joining the peace corp for a while or going for post bacc classes. I will really do whatever it takes to get in.

Any personal stories would be really helpful too.

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Me and my husband are interested in buying a voucher from Living Social to spend on vacation to Los Cabos. Now we've never booked through them, so my question is:

Has anyone booked through them? What was the process you went through after purchasing from Living Social? Where did you go and how was it?

If you have no experience with Living Social what website would you recommend for booking vacations, and which ones should we stay away from?

Don't Know: Where would you like to go on vacation this summer?
The Dark night

Would you rather...?

Would you rather have pubic hair....?

That grows when lying
That's completely white

Would you rather...?

Bite into cotton candy, but find out it's actually a collection of caterpillar cocoons
Lick the inside of a horse's nostril. The entire inner rim

Would you rather...?

Have genitalia that beeped like a Geiger counter the closer you got to a person willing to put out (with you). Not that loud, but you could hear it if the room was quiet
Have genitalia that made a loud 'BOING' sound whenever you were turned out/aroused. Like a doorbell

Would you rather...?

Lick the bottom of a snail. One, good lick
Make angels in pile of cow manure

Would you rather...?

Own a chess set made in the image of the Jersey Shore cast
Own a commemorative Monopoly game, with an ICP theme (including pieces)

True Love?

For those of you who have experienced what you believe to be true love, what is/was the hardest thing about being in love for you?
For me, the hardest part of being in love is that empty feeling that I get when I'm missing my boyfriend and it seems like nothing I can do can fill that "void" except seeing him and yet I won't be able to see him for a few more days.    Talking helps, but we don't have a lot of time to talk during the week so that's not as fulfilling and I still miss him. 

For those of you who are still looking for your true love, do you believe that you have a soul mate or do you believe that it could be any number of people?

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If you are in college or have ever been how did you decide what your major was going to be?

Has anyone here done a year certificate program? Were you happy with your results from it or did you end up wanting to change your career?

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What are some fictional (romantic) couples you can't imagine breaking up? (not just ones you love together, but where it would surprise you if someone even suggested it) Past or present, TV, book, movie, mythology...anything goes.

[eta: hopefully I don't sound too limiting; I'm not sure exactly how to phrase it so I thought I'd try and see what came up - the original basis was me reflecting on when you expect TV shows to use typical conflict tropes and when you don't.]

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Is there a word for how a population is spread out over a location? I'm trying to complete this sentence: "The first goal of the LCPLS will be measured by careful study of demographics and population-" and it's in reference to where a library system will choose to build a new branch.

dk/dc- What should you be doing right now?