September 4th, 2013

bizarre

(no subject)

I'm going to a music festival this weekend. What important but often forgotten supplies should I bring? What kind of creature comforts might I want?

We will have a camp stove, coolers & access to ice. What kind of food should I bring?
Magic

Superpowers poll

You're given a superpower. The ability to magically heal. Any disease, any ailment, any condition. They're healed the next day, so you can use this power inconspicuously if you wanted. There's no limit per healings per day, but there is a price to pay. For every 20 people you heal, you must take the life of 1 person. For you, it's easy. You just look at them and mentally push a button, and the next day, they don't wake up, so you're never a suspect. You can do this with people on tv too. So, you could kill 100 people, and heal 2,000. Also, the credit you get per kill doesn't expire, so you could whack the serial rapist who's shown on the news and just save the 20 heals for yourself whenever you need it. How often would you use this power?

All the time. I'd be offing drug dealers and other criminals and healing kids with cancer and stuff. I'd maybe off 100 people a year
15(22.4%)
Often. I'd do what I could to help, but I have a life. Maybe a few dozen dead each year because of me
10(14.9%)
Here and there. Only if I knew someone who needed it. I may kill a few people a year
21(31.3%)
Rarely. I plan on killing 1 person, and I'd better like you a lot to use a heal on you
6(9.0%)
I'd never use this power. It's just wrong
15(22.4%)

You're given a superpower. The power of teleportation! You can teleport anywhere in the world. You don't even have to know the layout beforehand. Your power lands you within a foot of the nearest solid object, so you'll never materialize inside a wall, let's say. You can look at a picture and teleport to that spot. Otherwise, just picture the image in your head. The only drawback is that each time you 'jump', 1 day of your life gets removed, so if you teleport 30 times, you'll die 30 days sooner than you would normally (whenever that may be). How often would you use this power?

All the time. I'd be teleporting to and from work, all over the world for dinner and siteseeing, etc. I'll worry about the loss of days some other time
6(8.8%)
Often. I wouldn't use it frivolously on normal commuting, but I'd travel all over the world
16(23.5%)
Here and there. Just for well-planned vacation trips. No more than one trip (to and back) every season
19(27.9%)
Rarely. Maybe once a year, if at all. It's not worth losing some life over
22(32.4%)
I'd never use this power
5(7.4%)

You're given the Green Lantern ring! You can make anything with your thoughts, depending on your willpower. The only thing is, every time you use this power, the flashy Green Lantern costume appears on your body, regardless of how insignificant the action may be. So, pretty much it's hard to keep a low profile when you're out in public. How would you use this ring?

I'd become a superhero
9(13.2%)
I'd become a supervillain
0(0.0%)
I'd use the ring whenever I wanted. Who cares what other people think?
20(29.4%)
I'd only use this ring when I was alone. No one must see
33(48.5%)
I'd never use this power.
6(8.8%)
evil toys

(no subject)

The teens who live in the apartment above me have been taking advantage of their dad being out of town for the last few weeks by constantly having friends over and smoking a lot of weed. This only bothers me when they do it on their balcony and the smell drifts down into my own apartment--which is every day, especially when the weather's nice and I have my patio door open. I've said something a time or two about how they're messing up my enjoyment of the fresh air, but been laughed off.

Today they almost lit the bush in front of my patio on fire when they dropped a still-lit blunt onto it and didn't notice. I only noticed because I'm home, and the weed-smell turned into a weird, earthy campfire-smell. They giggled when I shouted at them to look what they did.

I really want to call their dad to tell him what's up. Is that tattling, or the logical consequence of being a careless teenager?
Meeko

About a month early

What are you planning to be for Halloween this year?

What were you last year?

Do you get dressed up for work?



I'm going to be Miss Piggy :)
I didn't end up dressing up last year due to a severely sprained ankle
I won't be getting dressed up for work though, because I Don't think the judges in court would like that.
alice

(no subject)

I am in one big love pickle.
I've been with an amazing guy who I just connect with for about 2 months. He is American, I am British. I am living here till next May. He has been offered a job in Singapore for 6 months, leaving in less than 2 weeks. He says he's going to marry me, wants to settle down with me, come back to the UK with me etc when the time comes. However i'm terrified of the thought of a LDR especially with someone I have only been with for such a short time. The thought of not being with him/him not being here terrifies me. Him not going is not an option, however much he says if I really insist/won't give things a try he won't go, it's too good an opportunity and he's not happy here. I have no idea what to do other than to just see how things go, however every time I think of him leaving it makes me want to crawl into a ball and howl. Whilst 6 months doesn't seem like a long time, the circumstances make it more difficult.
WWTQCD? Any advice?
Garm

(no subject)

I booked a cabin for my husbands birthday months ago. I was required to give a non-refundable deposit to hold it (half of the price for the weekend) and I also gave the damage deposit (though was not required to hold the cabin). We were supposed to go on Saturday.

My twins are both really sick. I've spent 10 hours in emergency with my son in the last two days. My daughter hasn't been feeling well but only showed signs it was getting worse today. My son should be on the mend soon but my daughter is getting worse and it's unlikely they'll be good enough by the time the weekend comes.

I emailed the guy and told him our situation. He said that the deposit is not refundable and he is keeping the damage deposit too if he can't find anyone to take the cabin because he could have made that amount of money off someone else. The damage deposit is $200.

Is he allowed to do that or is he only allowed to keep the deposit to hold the reservation? 

(no subject)

How often do you use the bathroom during the work day? Are these breaks restricted in any way by your employer or by the nature of your job?

(obviously inspired by the question below)