Do you activate your gag reflex when you Q-Tip your ears?
My right ear activates my gag reflex. It's so annoying.
My friend is about to start teaching 10th-12th grade English, and is asking for used books for her classroom library. Through school I was always an advanced reader as well a a nostalgic one, so I have no idea what books are supposed to go on what grade levels. What do normal 10th-12th graders read? What must I make sure she isn't without?
When you cook something that doesn't turn out right, but doesn't necessarily taste bad, do you keep it or throw it out?
I made this blueberry, banana, oatmeal thing and it turned out mushy instead of chewy and yummy. It doesn't taste bad, but the mushyness is kinda off putting. Now I have a ton of it left and idk if I want to keep it. I'll have to see if it still tastes good tomorrow after sitting in the fridge.
ETA: Next time I make it, I'd like to try it instead with apples and something else. What other fruit compliments apples?
TQC, I know there are a couple of teachers here - I'm considering making teaching (K-12) my career path and am wondering how you decided what age group you wanted to work with? Both elementary and high school are very appealing to me (obviously, for very different reasons) and I feel like it's a pretty difficult decision.
TQC non-teachers, what was your favorite teacher like? What grade did they teach?
Also, anyone with Teach for America experience - I've read a lot of things that suggest the program is pretty problematic. What's your opinion?
After about 5 years of not living at home last week I moved back home with my parents into my childhood bedroom. And in the process of unpacking and trashing stuff I don't need I've run into a problem. I have a very limited amount of space and theres really no good way to fit all my things back in this room. I however have a crap ton of wall space and I thought I could put up shelves only to find out two of my walls aren't "real" walls and I can't drill into them and the other is solid brick and I can't drill into it. Help me fit 5 years worth of stuff into a single bedroom? Send me design inspiration? Something? Anything?
tl;dr: Help! I have too much stuff and not enough space. How can I fit 5 years worth of apartment living into a single bedroom? I have a bookcase, a closet, 10 drawers, a full sized bed and a desk to fit all of in/on.
Do you have any emergency plans and/or supplies? What types of emergencies are you prepared for? Not prepared for? What supplies do you keep in your residence for emergency purposes? What about your vehicle?
What has been your experience with regards to ordering glasses from Zenni Optical?
If you marry someone who has a substantial amount of debt (for example - student loan debt, medical debt, etc...), how likely is it you'll end up responsible for any / all of their debt? What can you do to protect yourself (for example - keeping assets / accounts separate)?
DK/DC: Would you marry someone who was / is significantly in debt? Would the type of debt sway your opinion?
Alternate DK/DC: Have you ever been in debt? If so, how did get out / are you getting out?
I bought a Groupon for a boudoir shoot from a local photographer about 3 months ago. The Groupon expires in September, so I decided I should get going on it, and emailed the photographer to learn about setting up a session, etc.
She tells me that with her sessions, there is a $200 minimum purchase for prints, that was not included on the Groupon. It wasn't stated anywhere on Groupon's site, and it's not stated on her personal photography site. She said I also have the option to purchase the digital rights to the photographs for $350.
Am I wrong in feeling a little ripped off? Is it possible to get a refund from Groupon because of this?
Anyone here have any experiences with it? Particularly after an illness of some sort? I feel like such a drama queen, but since my episode of feeling sick/anxious/panicky last week I haven't wanted to leave the house. I'd really like to read that it does get better. :\
DK/DC/Weirdo! Who is super excited for the Divergent movie? Do you like the series more or less than The Hunger Games?
I run an organized but not very formal football pool for my family. There's usually about 10 people in the pool and we've been doing it for maybe 10 years or more. We only pick the winners, no spreads or over unders or anything, whoever gets the most games right wins. We really like it this way but the only problem is there's a lot of ties. What's a good, easy tie-breaker we could use that isn't something random? It's gotta be really easy cause some of the ppl in the pool aren't exactly football experts.
If you're really gassy at work, do you try to hide it? or just let it riiiiiiiiip?
Does anyone have tips on how to LEGALLY make a lot of money quickly?
Is Amazon prime really worth the cost?
How was your Monday?
Two iPhone questions:
1. If I upgrade to the iPhone 5, can my son still use my old iPhone 4 to play games?
2. Do I need to do anything in order to be able to use my phone on a visit to England? (Before anyone says to call my service provider and ask, I did that last time with a different phone and they said it would be fine - then when I arrived my phone didn't work.) My coworker says I have to get the phone unlocked, then buy a new SIM card in England and use that one but sometimes she talks out of her ass, so idk. When my English friend came to visit us with his iPhone, he didn't need to do anything special.
What are some pantry and fridge staples you always keep on hand?
You can invite any five people, dead or alive, to join you for dinner and conversation. Who do you invite?