March 6th, 2013

Bandit Driving

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My friend is coming over to help us with some home renovations. In exchange we're cooking dinner for him, his gf, and their kids (age 5, almost 2 and under 1). What should we make? Preferably something cheap, good, and easy/quick.

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Can anyone recommend a cheapo digital camera?

I'm leaving for Florida Friday morning, and I decided that I need something more than my iPhone for pictures.

I don't have a lot of cash I'm willing to spend on one...mostly because I'll rarely use it...so the cheaper the better. And I don't want to borrow one from someone in case it gets lost, stolen, or broken.

Any tips for keeping a 7 year old, a 4 year old, and a 49 year old occupied on 8+ hour car rides?
(the more non serious suggestions, the better!)
The Dark night

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Does the Pope shit in the woods?

YES!
2(6.9%)
um....no?
3(10.3%)
Only when he's on a retreat
11(37.9%)
Trick question: the Pope doesn't shit. He's infallable
4(13.8%)
He shits on the Death Star (yes, he looks a little like Palpatine)
6(20.7%)
Other
3(10.3%)

Does a bear shit in the woods?

Of course
16(53.3%)
No! He shits in a cave
2(6.7%)
Bears shit in whatever gay club they happen to be in
6(20.0%)
They shit in Chicago
4(13.3%)
Other
2(6.7%)
pbc

Baby shower ideas

My friend had her baby at 5 months 9 days and she is having her baby shower in April. The baby will then be about 5 months and still in new born clothing.

What should I get her that would be somewhat unique, yet special?
I've never been to a baby shower so I have no idea what to expect

EDIT:
Would it be rude to buy a custom piggy bank and put some cash in it?
ksoo

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ten years after guitarist alvin lee died at 68 today. my dad told me he met him after his show once.

my mom worked for a limousine company for ten years, one of whose clients was alec baldwin. mom said, after a minor mishap (that was his assistant's fault),  he called and yelled at her for an hour and a half, literally giving her the "don't you know who i am"/"how busy i am" thing.

have you ever met someone famous/notable? if so, what were they like? did they meet your expectations? have you ever had a nasty experience meeting a celebrity?

DK/DC: what celebrity/famous person would you most like to meet? what would you want to do once you did?
The Dark night

Would you rather...?

Would you rather...?

Eat 5 chocolate covered cockroaches
36(49.3%)
Eat a deep-fried 'mystery meat' roadkill steak
37(50.7%)

Would you rather have a chauffeur...?

Be a 17-year old boy who just got his license. Only been behind the wheel several times
64(85.3%)
Be an 85-year old man. And suffering from all the maladies and perception flaws of someone of that age
11(14.7%)

Would you rather...?

Only be able to enter buildings if you're invited (like a vampire)
33(44.0%)
Only be able to sleep in a coffin (like a vampire)
42(56.0%)

Would you rather...?

Eat pasta boiled in Johnny Depp's used bathwater
46(62.2%)
Slide down a Slip-N-Slide covered in slugs...naked
28(37.8%)

Would you rather...?

Have an off-Broadway play based on your life
58(76.3%)
Have a 3-part storyline on Two and a Half Men based on your life
18(23.7%)
motivational

Apples?

Are there more TQCers around here with the 'infamous' apple-shape?
If so, what do you do to make it work?
Also, do you know of any inspiration blogs/tumblrs that center around this body-type?
Do you feel that the hourglass-shape and the pear-shape is more accepted than the apple?

Brought to you by my search for body-positive and fat-positive blogs to boost my self-esteem but it only being brought down by seeing all these lovely pear and hourglass-shaped women, and me not really have a waist to speak off.

Dc/dk: What's your favorite fruit and/or fruity recipe?
Mine is pear and melon and i just love, love melon-ham salads or goat-cheese with pear and honey

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Have you ever bought or inherited a set of silverware (made of actual silver, or silver-plated)?

If so, did you use it? If not, would you regularly use it if you got such a set?

If you have ever used silverware, how often did you clean it?

If you do not use silver-plated silverware, what are your utensils made out of?
wedding

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To what extent do you meal plan?

Do you bring or buy lunch/dinner/snacks when you are at school/work?

What's for dinner tonight?

I haven't really meal planned in the past but I just started doing so. I still shop every 2-3 days though, because I like fresh groceries and I can't carry that much 8 blocks.

I bring snacks to school.

Salmon with black rice and asparagus.
han-nah

middle initials

Will you help me think of names of famous people or fictional characters who go by their full name with a middle initial? Do you ever write your name this way?

Like Harry S. Truman or Dwight D. Eisenhower. Or Alex P. Keaton.

I like using my middle initial. Mine is 'S' and it's really satisfying to sign my name with it.
pretty

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Your age?
Gender?
How would you feel if someone pulled out a chair for you in a situation you could easily do it yourself?
How about opening the car door?
Regular door?
Do you expect or practice this attitude?

I find I like if someone holds the door for me if they just passed through (I do it as well), but it's annoying if I have my chair pulled out or am expected to sit in the car to wait to have my door opened. I have perfectly functioning hands.
tears

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How many times do you wear an article of clothing before throwing it in the hamper?  (besides socks and underwear of course).

How many times a day do you change your underwear, if at all?