September 3rd, 2013


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Got mugged a few hours ago and my macbook was stolen. It was password protected but most sites I visit regularly like LJ, tumblr, facebook and email accounts sessions were open.

I've changed passwords on these already but which sites am I forgetting? I'm probably missing a few.

What would you miss more if your laptop is stolen? I'm weeping for my music, ebooks, pictures, fanfic, bookmarks, and saved gifs.

What else can I do?
Rainbow daisy

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Okay, I'm looking to buy a hookah. I'm a very casual smoker, only occasionally at hookah bars/lounges, but I've been wanting one of my own for a while. I won't be using it daily or even nearly so and I don't think I need anything close to top of the line. Just something basic that works and is simple to assemble. I'm looking mostly at smaller models with a single hose. So, anyone out there with a decent amount of hookah knowledge who would care to make some recommendations? Brands and online vendors? Favorite brands of tobacco and charcoal? Any other must have accessories/tools aside from the obvious?

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I recently bought an Otterbox because I like to throw my iPhone 5 around, toss it in my purse, etc.

BUT. My battery life is recently HORRENDOUS. Like, at 12:00 I turned it off because it was at 17% battery life. I check email and LJ on it but I don't stream videos, play games, etc. and I keep the location settings off, turn off background apps, etc.

Any recommendations for cases that are solid and add battery life? Or suggestions to make the phone last longer other than what I mentioned above?

My husband and I have something going on in our life that requires our phone to be on 24/7 and this is not working for me :(
Armrat judges you

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There's a pinata and you're the one with the alluminum bat. You get first crack at what falls out of the Teletubby pinata. What would be the best thing to find inside?

Your favorite candy
Gift cards - 10% off a Starbucks order
Nail polish (assorted)
5 Hour Energy drinks
iTunes gift cards ($2 each)

What would be the WORST thing to find inside the pinata?

Justin Bieber keychains
A dye pack (like the kind they put in bags of money during a bank robbery that spray whoever opens the bag with difficult-to-remove dye)
Boiling hot water (it'll get over you)
Crazy glue (it'll get over you)
Solid metal core (when you make hard contact, the sharp vibrations may be painful)
A puppy that was supposed to be a gift for the birthday person (and you just smashed it with a bat)

Price is not a factor here, but only 3 features per customer. Which 3 of these features would you have at your next birthday party? Just pick THREE (for those of you who only skim the questions)

Bouncy house/castle
Climbing wall
Inflatable pool with slide (adult size)
Tarot card reader
Trampoline, large
Pony rides
Elephant rides
Stripper (either gender)
Balloon twister (makes animals)
Strongman (does various feats of strength)
The Amazing Bixby and his trained animals (fluffy ones)
The Incredible Bernard and his trained squadron of birds
Dr. Melvin and his collection of exotic insects (rare bugs)

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I have one bulletin board in my classroom. Last year, I just put up a bunch of quotes and random crap as the year went on. I would prefer to make something slightly more fun. I teach high school English.

Do you have any suggestions for my bulletin board? It can be strictly decorative or more multi-purpose. I've been looking through Google images and Pinterest but not seeing anything that I like.

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I bought a container of soup this evening then stupidly forgot it in the grocery bag on the counter. The soup contains ground beef and was probably sitting out for about four hours. Is it unsafe for consumption? (I'm guessing it is but I wanted to double check before I pitch the stuff, it's expensive.)

Pumpkin/squash craze overseas?

Hey, non-Americans! I have a question.

Are folks overseas as obsessed with pumpkins as we are?

Like, as soon as late summer/early autumn hits us, we go CRAZY for pumpkins. We flavor EVERYTHING with them, we cook with them, we decorate with them... they are absolutely a staple of our diet during this time of the year.

But... it occurred to me that pumpkins and squashes are native to the Americas. So I wonder -- are they so beloved outside of our countries?

EDIT: Also, will you share some of your favourite pumpkin recipes? Our neighbors have a HUGE pumpkin patch and we're excited to start cooking up a storm with them!
computer bug

yeah, one of those....

I am so BORED of the internet. Which is fine, don't mind not being a screen-zombie, but I often come here when I have time to kill or need to relax. For instance, I am just now coming off a 4-day vomiting/pissingshittingmyself every hour jaunt and am really good for nothing other than sitting and looking at a screen. I literally look only at this comm and facebook. I used to be a lot more involved in liveournal.

What do you spend the majority of your internet time doing? Any site in particular that you like to get sucked into?

Not asking anyone to look for me, but my hobbies and interests include: crafting (knitting and crochet mostly), jewelry-making, cooking, animals, nursing, midwifery. I want to start keeping bees at some point. If you have something in that bent that you already frequent, shoot it my way.