July 26th, 2013

benson and stabler

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What's your commute like, TQC? Is your drive to work (or wherever you're going) significantly different from your drive home?

They just started construction on the freeway I take to my internship, so I'm trying to look for an alternate route... but my main other option is also undergoing construction, and the only other route I know of is a regular highway with lots of stoplights. It looks like no matter which way I go I should plan to be sitting in traffic for up to two hours. It used to take me a little over an hour to get there and two hours to get home.

yet another owie

How often do you get minor kitchen injuries?

For me it's at least twice a week. Just as the dumb scissors cut is healing my left hand, this morning I managed to catch my knuckle in the box grater while I was making a salad for my lunchbox. Meh.
Happy Little Jesus

G-d, Earth, and the Human Race

I was recently asked by my 4 year old, "What is G-d?" and "What created the Earth?/Where did people come from?"  He was not asking where babies come from.  That he knows.  He was asking about how humans came into existence.  I did far better with the latter questions.  I am interested in how you all would answer the questions.

Cross posted to p101 and thequestionclub.
Paradigm Shift

Read the question so you don't do it wrong

You're on a first date. Things are going very well. You have a lot in common, there's an obvious attraction, there's playful banter and inside jokes already. It may lead to first date intimacy. You haven't suggested it yet, but there's a strong spark. But then your date says something that may derail the 'feed good' vibe. Which of these, if uttered by your date, would halt any forward progress towards sex/making out? Anything you don't check are things you can overlook and continue on where this date seems to be heading

How do you feel about anal?
I haven't been with anyone since that bitch Shirley broke my heart. EFF YOU, SHIRLEY! I'M MOVING ON, SEE! Haha, I'm sure she can't see
I was in church just the other day, and I said, Jesus, my personal savior, when am I going to meet a nice person to share in worship to you?
Man, I bet you look good naked. I know I look good naked. Another thing we have in common. Haha
I think that was dairy in the pasta. I'm sooooo gassy right now. We're going to have to crack all the windows in the car later
Betcha didn't know I was an amateur porn star. Don't worry, I haven't been with anyone else in least 2 weeks
You're so smart! My last 3 gfs/bfs were all 17 and I had to explain a lot to them
Oh, don't worry. You're getting laid tonight. Guarranteed, as your date winks at you
I didn't tell you? I'm on Rumspringa. I swore to myself that I wouldn't go back unless I found someone great. I think I may be staying. Smile
I don't know if I told you, but I have 3 kids. We'll have to be quiet
Let's go back to my place. I got some coke there. That'll really get us in the mood
Your date hasn't actually said anything bad, but you've now noticed that he/she has been scratching their crotch almost continuously throughout the entire meal
We're going to have to take the longer route to get to my place, on account of that restraining order. I told them I wasn't stalking, but no one believed me
You're not really my type, but you'll do. Damn, I guess it has been a while
Don't you find sex disgusting? Just meat and moisture. I just like to kiss and cuddle. Can I get a high five on that?

College grad blues

Did/when did you graduate college? Community college/four-year/private school? Do you regret going at all, regret your choice of college, or regret your choice of study? Do you think college is still "worth it"?

Are you as tired as I am of everyone saying "LOL OMG millennials, sucks to be you. You're so dumb and selfish and lazy and got a worthless degree" and such?

(no subject)

What are somethings that we used/had 10, 15 even 20 years ago that we no longer have?

Atari, pay phones, popcorn air poppers....

Also, what were some of your favorite things growing up that you wish we still had around?
Augustus Gloop

Potato Salad - in a can - WTH?

I guess I was curious, but now I'm scared and afraid to try it.

It's potato salad - in a can. Actually, it is German Potato Salad. And it is in a can. And I am supposed to heat it up before serving (or, Good God!, eating it).

Is this really a thing, or is it really like those cans that say "fish assholes in tomato sauce" that actually contain Spaghetti-O's?

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you're so lame

Do you judge people by thier e-mail address? which ones are the most lame?

others I never heard of in comments
cat balloon

(no subject)

1. What book are you reading now?
2. What book did you just finish reading?
3. What book are you planning to read next?
4. What book are you waiting for to come out?
5. What book would you recommend anyone to read?

1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. (This book -- it is so darned long!)
2. David Sedaris' Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and The Little Prince
3. Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4. Terry Pratchett's next Discworld installation - Raising Steam
5. Terry Pratchett's Small Gods

Body language question

I would like to ask those of you who *don't* suffer from social anxiety/awkwardness/shyness/constant self analysis while interacting with others:

When you look at someone who is talking to you and standing fairly close, do you focus on a particular eye? I know they say you can focus on the spot between the eyes but that feels weird and unnatural. But I don't know how it's possible to look into both eyes when you're standing close if that makes sense.

I welcome answers from everybody, socially inept peeps as well, but I'd especially appreciate input from those of you who don't spend a lot of time analyzing this shit.

Sorry bout the weirdo question, I am an isolated hermit trying to re-enter the general population and I've forgotten 80% of my social skills!
bell blink

I hate pairing socks

I hate pairing socks. It is the most godawful job there is. I'd rather scrub toilets. To help with this problem I bought my husband and I a case of socks each. There is no matching! His socks go in one pile, mine in another! I am so smart! S*M*R*T

Enter daughter. Now I have to pair socks :( And what is worse, my MIL bought her two huge packages of white socks. THEY ARE DIFFERENT BRANDS. Oh god, I put off pairing socks for as long as I can. "You can wear these winter tights today, right honey? It's only 90 degrees outside"

But! My daughter and I just decided to tie dye stuff! I'm thinking of dying one set of those stupid white socks. I'm kind of torn though. Will I need to match up one tie dyed sock to it's pair? (we'll rubber band two socks together and dye them as one garment) Or can I mix and match since tie dye is wacky anyway? Will this make my life easier or will I want to burn all of her stupid little socks? We aren't fashionable people. We tend to enjoy wacky clothes. I think this could work.

What do you think?
brobbe happy!

(no subject)

Does anyone know of a site that was a sort of collection of "case file" stories, each based on a single supernatural entity housed in some sort of quasi-governmental facility? The stories were submitted by readers.

I want to show my friend this site and I literally cannot remember anything that would help me in googling it D: Thanks dudes.