March 21st, 2013

devon ramen

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i'm beginning to realise how incompatible my bf and i are. he's good at a lot of the practical, real world stuff (which i'm hopeless at), but he remains ignorant on social, cultural, and political issues, stuff that i'm interested in and like to talk about. it reaches the point where, because he doesnt explore these issues, a lot of his views on them are generally... conservative or just plain wrong, and he's not very open to changing his mind. on occasions where i find out that he in fact does know about certain things, he prefers to keep it to himself and not discuss it. i know this may be his preference, but what if i prefer the opposite?

would this be a dealbreaker to you tqc?

(no subject)

Which one of these words most closely describes you/best resonates with you?

Perverse
4(6.8%)
Pleasureable
8(13.6%)
Preperation
5(8.5%)
Prudence
2(3.4%)
Pedantic
2(3.4%)
Presidential
0(0.0%)
Prude
2(3.4%)
Pristine
0(0.0%)
Possibility
13(22.0%)
Positive
8(13.6%)
Pathology
3(5.1%)
Paranoia
10(16.9%)
Persecuted
2(3.4%)

What about from these?

Communism
2(3.4%)
Christian
2(3.4%)
Captured
0(0.0%)
Closed
6(10.3%)
Costume
5(8.6%)
Craving
16(27.6%)
Command
2(3.4%)
Callous
0(0.0%)
Childish
7(12.1%)
Cynical
16(27.6%)
Celebrity
1(1.7%)
Cowardly
0(0.0%)
Clueless
1(1.7%)

And these?

Losing
3(5.2%)
Lewd
1(1.7%)
Luminous
8(13.8%)
Lusty
5(8.6%)
Laguage
8(13.8%)
Leverage
2(3.4%)
Lesser
1(1.7%)
Limits
4(6.9%)
Leaving
3(5.2%)
Limp
1(1.7%)
Lopsided
1(1.7%)
Lament
3(5.2%)
Listening
18(31.0%)

These?

Underground
2(3.4%)
Understandable
11(19.0%)
Unremarkable
6(10.3%)
Useless
2(3.4%)
Urine
0(0.0%)
Upstanding
4(6.9%)
Unknown
8(13.8%)
Underexposed
4(6.9%)
Ulcer
0(0.0%)
Uproar
2(3.4%)
Underhanded
2(3.4%)
Uncertainty
15(25.9%)
Uniform
2(3.4%)
My Alaskan Malamute Jeter

(no subject)

When was the last time you went on vacation? Where did you go? Did you have a good time? Where would you like to go on your next vacation?

My husband and I are taking a week's vacation at the end of May, and we got a travel package in the mail from the state of Georgia. We never realized they had so much stuff to do in Georgia. For those that have been to Georgia (or live there), would you recommend it for a vacation?

(no subject)

Will you help me with career advice?

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Is there anything else I can do to help my case? I know he REALLY values my work so obviously that's in my favor, but the raise I'll be asking is large. And frankly, if he's not willing to give it to me I'll have no problem looking for a new job given how shitty it is to work here.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

(no subject)

EDIT: SALT MARCH IT IS! Thanks!

This poll is closed.

So I have another assignment - short paragraph (75-100 words) in Arabic about a historical event that happened in the month of March. Which of these events should I write about?

1981 - Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike (he dies)
5(17.2%)
1930 – Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march to the sea, known as the Salt March to protest the British monopoly on salt.
7(24.1%)
1831 - The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
3(10.3%)
1959 – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
1(3.4%)
1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
5(17.2%)
1954 – Battle of Điện Biên Phủ: Viet Minh forces attack the French.
0(0.0%)
1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
2(6.9%)
1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
3(10.3%)
1886 – Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
3(10.3%)
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devon ramen

(no subject)

tqc, have you ever had someone "push" to develop a friendship with you?

i have this one friend who ive known for a couple of years through mutual friends. we hardly hung out one on one because i was never that close to him. we both moved away last year, but he still calls and texts me from time to time. i dont know what to talk about when he does, it always feels a little awkward on my end. anyway he's moved closer to me (same state, different town) and has been texting to meet up but i am just not comfortable hanging out with him one on one cause i dont know him that well.

wwyd? would this annoy you or would you try to develop the friendship?
The Dark night

Do not pass on the Donut poll

There's a box of donuts. You can only have one. Which one are you most likely to pick?

Glazed
15(12.5%)
Sprinkle, rainbow
11(9.2%)
Jelly-filled donut (strawberry)
18(15.0%)
Chocolate-and-peanut topping
8(6.7%)
Powdered (sugar)
2(1.7%)
Sprinkle, chocolate
8(6.7%)
Jelly-filled donut (lemon)
8(6.7%)
Bear claw
12(10.0%)
Ordinary cake donut
6(5.0%)
Old-fashioned glazed donut
8(6.7%)
Cinnamin-coated
6(5.0%)
White frosting and coconut shavings
3(2.5%)
Cherry frosting on top, no sprinkles
1(0.8%)
Sugar-free glazed
4(3.3%)
None. I don't really like/want a donut, tyvm
10(8.3%)
self

Verizon texting weirdness

Do you have Verizon cell service? Can you see if this weird bug occurs?

From your computer, go to http://www.vtext.com That's Verizon's online utility that lets anyone send a text to a Verizon phone. Send a text to your phone. Include the word "can" in the middle of the text. Check the text when it gets to your phone.

I've been sending texts to my friend using vtext, and the texts were getting cut off weirdly, and we figured out that each one truncated after the word "can". I want to find out if this is happening to anyone else.

(I've been using vtext.com for months, but they just changed the layout a little bit, and possibly introduced a bug.)

*daha*

EDITED TO ADD: Thanks for checking. Nobody can reproduce the problem. Madness takes its toll.
Jack

Calling all color-blind TQCers!

I want to buy some coasters for my dad, but he's color blind (red-green) and the coaster image has a lot of pink/red/green that would perhaps just look like the same color to him... So I thought I'd post a pic here, in the hopes that some color-blind TQCers can give me their input!



There's another design available for these coasters that's mainly blue, so perhaps that would be a better choice (it's just that he loves colorful stuff).

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Alternative question for those who aren't color blind: Which coaster design do you like better?