March 14th, 2013

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hotel advice

Hey TQC,

I'm looking at going down to the beach for a few days (Panama City, specifically). Unfortunately, I didn't realize it was ~Spring Break~ and I'm having trouble finding a semi-decent hotel/motel room. I was thinking about just going and trying to find a place when I got there, but that's a 6 hr drive and I'm not that ballsy. Any suggestions? Any websites that might be able to help me out? (Other than hotwire/expedia)


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We don't have much time until the ending...I mean, even if you are still young, we don't know until when we would be able to see each other....We should cherish the time we have with the people we love. So why are we fighting?

I have tmobile and my phone is doing some crazy shit.

I've been getting random calls from all over the country for the last hour. Sometimes I pick up and no one is there, sometimes I pick up and I get someone who called the wrong number. I've been calling my dad (who also has tmobile) and I got some guy in Kentucky who was NOT my dad, and wasn't the number I dialed. I just answered the phone, and a nice old lady from Minnesota was freaking out trying to reach her daughter. It seems to be a nationwide problem. Someone else called looking for Jake, or Sherry, or Sheila. The list goes on!

I've tried to get through to customer service, but my phone refuses to put the call through. It just hangs up. I can still text, and call people NOT on tmobile. What should I do? It's super creepy and weird! Is anyone else in the US with Tmobile having this issue?

Edit: Finally got through. Current hold time is 29 minutes! ARGGGH.

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I'm buying a new computer! I know I'm getting a macbook pro (and no, you can't talk me out of it) and I know I want to upgrade my RAM. Is there anything else I should consider upgrading or adding? I have a few hundred dollars to play around with.

If it matters, I'm a graduate student and I do most of my work within the microsoft office suite. I play a few computer games, but things like plants vs zombies, nothing fancy. The faster my computer works, the better. 

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This is a long shot, but...

Has anyone ever had a hernia repaired with mesh?

If so, have you had any weird after effects? Pain?

I had an inguinal hernia repaired three years ago (only 3% occur in women, I'm so lucky). Basically, I had a weak spot in my abdominal wall and my intestine was poking through (the fucked up part is that I had it for YEARS, like, since I was a small child. I just thought that's how it was supposed to be until it started hurting). I had it repaired with a synthetic mesh instead of sewing it shut, as the mesh repair has a much quicker healing time.

However, in the last week or so, I've been feeling pain and discomfort at the hernia site (lower right abdomen). It feels very similar to how it did before surgery, but there is no bump. I'm planning on seeing the doctor about this soon, but I just wanted to know if anyone else has had a similar experience!
devon ramen

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my bf lives near the casino and when he's bored on the weekends he goes and plays. lately he's been losing quite a bit and he's told me he needs to quit once and for all. he says that because he lives so close, he needs something in his room to sort of motivate him to stay away, like an inspirational banner or something lol. any ideas tqc? i'd really love to help him out with this.

What does "church" mean to you - in six words or less

Would you participate in a survey for me? No, this is NOT homework.

My church (the Episcopal Church in Western Washington) is conducting a survey. Here's how they put the question:
"What comes to mind when you think of the word 'Church'? Can you put your thoughts in 6 words or less? We really hope you will."
We are looking for input from anyone - religious, spiritual, secular, whatever. This survey is totally anonymous. The only piece of statistical information gathered is whether or not you are a regular churchgoer.

The survey is at:

And if you want to know what the survey form looks like before you go to the survey:
Six Words About Church survey photo SixWordsAboutChurch.jpg

Yes, that's all there is to it.

And if you're really link-phobic, you can post your answer and a comment, and I'll post it to the survey for you.


[I think this doesn't violate community rules.]

Help me with clothes!

Okay, so yesterday I got an invitation to try out in person for Jeopardy! because I passed the online test (/humblebrag).

The audition isn't till the end of April, so I have some time, but I need to figure out what to wear!

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DK/DC: have you ever been on the tee vee? For what?
space, fire

Spontaneous Staycation

I don't even like the word staycation, but I had to take a couple days off work to use them up before the end of the fiscal year, so hear I am with a four day weekend. Most of my friends work during the day, so I'm pretty much on my own.

What should I do? Looking for fun things, but they don't have to be super wild, and can be either be stay-in or go-out.


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I've just rescued a gorgeous 10 month old German Shepherd x Golden Retriever and am at a total loss for names, so I thought I'd turn to TQC for your thoughts...

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what's this doofy, sweet girl's name?