July 2nd, 2013

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This has been asked to death, I'm sure, but meh, I'm annoyed and want some input.

My neighbors have 2 toy dogs that they put outdoors at night.  They bark for like an hour after they are put out at night (around 9pm) and often start barking early in the morning (5:30 am -ish) nonstop until someone brings them inside (at least I think this is why they stop).  I think the reason they bark is that there is still activity going on inside the house that they can see at night and in the morning and they bark to be let back inside.  My son goes to bed around 9pm and I like to sleep past 5:30 am!

Is there anything I can realistically do to make this stop?  I don't want to offend them and have a bad relationship with a neighbor.  I'm also not a dog owner so I don't really know what amount of barking is just kinda to be expected.

DK/DC : Will you tell me about your worst hotel stay?
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cell phone decisions...

non-iphone users: any thoughts (pros/cons, recommendations for or against) any of the following phones: Samsung ATIV Odyssey™, LG Lucid 2, LG Spectrum 2, Droid Razr M, Pantech Perception, Nokia Lumia 822, Pantech Marauder, HTC Rhyme, Casio Gz'One Commando, LG Lucid, LG Spectrum.

(A huge, random-looking assortment, equaling the "new" phones available to me in my budget, since my current Blackberry Curve, which I have never been in love with, is dying a fast ugly death.)

iphone users: worth getting the iphone 4 instead of all the above? Why/why not? I don't have the availability to buy a 4s or 5.

tia!
Paradigm Shift

Which would you rather do?

Which would you rather have do?

Get a 'Belieber' tattoo on the back of each of your hands
7(6.2%)
Have TMZ report that you're the one who breaks up Kim and Kanye's relationship. You'll be in all the tabloids and everybody will know who you are, for this mistaken story
106(93.8%)

Which would you rather have do?

Tongue-bathe clean a rat from Petco
8(7.3%)
Use a gas station restroom barefoot, then forego any seat covers and use the toilet (no hovering) to take a dump
102(92.7%)

Which would you rather have do?

Groom a volatile dog that doesn't like strangers. It's had all its shots
77(71.3%)
Run barefoot across a 300' hallway that contains no less than 1,000 mousetraps. Each one is armed
31(28.7%)

Which would you rather have phone sex with...?

Al Gore
51(46.4%)
The Cookie Monster
59(53.6%)

Which would you rather have do?

Have sex with the Mac guy from the commercials (PV vs. Mac) and get $10,000 worth of Apple product
91(84.3%)
Have sex with Ted Turner and have free cable for the next 10 years. Premium channels
17(15.7%)
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wow factor

if you were going to take someone on a date tonight (not a lot of time to plan things) what would you do to wow them?

you have $150 to spend and they like music but there arent any bands playing tonight.
Friendship is the best (Coupling)

Gif search?

Hullo all! I am on the hunt for some gifs, but all I am getting are the crappy generic ones. Does anyone have any/know where I can find some gifs of people from movies/films/cartoons doing painting or drawing? Like Lily from How I Met Your Mother when she's in her smock or something from a kid's TV show. The sillier the better.

DK/DC - what is your favourite gif?

(no subject)

What are your typical meal times?  Do you have to eat at the same time everyday or are you able to be flexible without feeling like you're starving to death?

When my husband works late(r) I have trouble waiting until he gets home to eat, especially since I'm the chef and when food is being prepped or cooked, it is hard not to feel hungry!

If you're cooking an entire meal by yourself, how good are you at timing everything so it comes out at once?

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Sorry for the morbid topic, but out of curiosity - my dad and his wife co-own some property. He's quite a lot older than she is, so it's likely that he'll pass away before she does. If he dies without a will, does the property automatically become hers? And then when she dies her property would go to her kids, so I'll basically never get to own anything of my dad's?
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If a neighborhood kid is sitting outside with you while your kid is playing with other kids, and the neighborhood kid (a teenager who has no kids herself, she just likes hanging outside with the adults) offers to watch your kid so he can stay outside while you cook dinner, would you consider that babysitting and pay her for it? I've never paid her to babysit before; I have asked her to babysit a couple times with the intention to pay her (she was unavailable both times), so I'm not sure if this counts or not.

I do things for her (I've recently taken her to a job fair, driven her to/picked her up from places) so is this maybe her way of trying to "pay back" the favor?
brobbe sad.

(no subject)

Anyone have experience with dehumidifiers/excessive humidity in the home?

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All that being said, should I buy a dehumidifier? They're just so freaking expensive, and I know my electric bill will skyrocket. Is it worth it to buy an Energy Star one? Does this model seem like a smart purchase?

Thanks you guysssss.
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Hey TQC!

I've just had an Amazon gift card fall into my lap, and I would like to buy some books with it. So what should I get?

Things I like: history, baseball, medicine, Judaica, and literature — I prefer my novels long with extensive plots as opposed to experiments in language (ie, Count of Monte Cristo and Les Mis instead of James Joyce).


DK/DC: What accomplishment are you most proud of? (<--- bad grammatical sentence, sorry!)