January 24th, 2014

Magic

(no subject)

Let's say you died tomorrow. It's entirely hypothetical and I hope none of you do, but for the sake of this poll, imagine. What embarrassing items would people find when they go through your things?

Porn
22(15.9%)
Drug paraphenalia
17(12.3%)
Sex toys/marital aids
47(34.1%)
Particular devotion to a particular band/actor/whatever, aka, a shrine
10(7.2%)
Naked photos of yourself
20(14.5%)
Clues/evidence that you may be cheating on your significant other
2(1.4%)
Other
20(14.5%)
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(no subject)

Is it tacky to throw your own baby shower?

I have been doing so research and have found a huge range of answers-anywhere from 'do what you want, have fun with it!' to 'that is the worst thing you can do.'

To put this into perspective (a bit) let's say you have been invited to a baby shower. This invite comes from someone you like and enjoy spending time with-a person who you think kindly towards. Turns out they are throwing their own baby shower. Does that change whether you want to go or your attitude towards her?

Many of the comments I read made it seem as though throwing your own baby shower looked like a gift grab (where you are just trying to get gifts). I've always felt this way no matter who is throwing the shower, to be honest. In the same situation as above, what if there was no registry included in the invite and, when asked, the mother to be let's you know that gifts are not necessary-that they are never mandatory at any event-though of course anything is appreciated. What she really wants is just to get together to celebrate and that there will not be a 'gift opening' section to the party because the mother isn't specifically asking for anything (and if one person brings something it would be weird to make everyone watch).

Also-tell me about your baby shower experiences please. Good? Bad? Awkward? What made them this way? Thanks!
Yozuru Kagenui

Insurance question.

This has been bugging me for a long time now and I'm just wondering what other people think of this.

My dad got into an accident that was his fault. Since his vehicle was brand new, it would have raised the insurance pretty high. The insurance agent decided that instead of putting down the new car that was in the accident, they put my mom's older car on there instead to keep the insurance low. My dad gets a few friends over and they work on the car so that there isn't a report of the car being repaired.

Well now my parents are divorcing and this keeps popping up over and over again with my mom's insurance. Even though her car has not been in an accident, because of what the insurance agent did, she has to pay higher then what she normally would.

Is there a way that we can send proof to her insurance that the accident was on the other car? My parents don't realize it but I saved the pictures that were taken of the damage. Would it be possible for us to use those and get it changed that no it was actually his car in the accident?

Edit: Too many replies so editing. Thanks for giving me your input. I think I'll just let the pictures sit and let my mom figure out what the hell she wants to do with them.
As to some of the questions. I guess I could've added more info originally but wanted to be vague but I did not have a license then nor now so I was not on the policy. I only found out the extent of what happened when my mom switched insurance companies and I asked why we were getting mail from insurance company B and not insurance company A. I thought oh well after she told me until I was asked to sort flash drives to give my dad his pictures that I found them and saved them onto a flash drive. I thought maybe there would be a way to give her car a clean bill of health thing but if not that's okay. It's their mess, not mine. I just wanted to confirm that something didn't seem right with this.
translation

another food post

i have to bring in treats for a work meeting on tuesday, 5-6 people attend. the meeting is at 9:30am. it will be a high of 9 degrees on monday, and a high of 18 degrees tuesday, so im thinking something warm, or baked goods but not a fruit salad or anything cold. i try to have one sweet and one savory options, but im running low on ideas.

what would be your ideal food(s) for someone to bring in?

on a scale of 1-10 how appealing is hot chocolate with shaped whipped cream? like this.

on a scale of 1-10 how appealing are candied pecans?

on a scale of 1-10 how appealing are mini cinnamon rolls with warm icing to drizzle on top?

what are some savory foods people would like?

dk/dc/i dont eat food: what is your favorite tv show of all time? favorite episode?
groucho

(no subject)

you are checked into a deluxe hotel apartment. there is all the equipment you need to cook. But no oil, butter, spices etc and there is a great grocery store next door.

What do you cook? or ??? HAIL no....that's what room service is for??
shock-me-gray, bored, apathy

(no subject)

What is your opinion of the current pope, Pope Francis?

Do you use the pool at a gym? Do you wear any sort of footwear when you do? If so, what do you wear and/or what do you recommend? I want to start using the pool at my gym because I have arthritis and I've heard from a lot of people that it helps. I just have no clue what I should be wearing, etc. Any tips on any of that would be very helpful, thank you!

Which Kardashian/Jenner bothers you the least and why?
amy winehouse

A question about shoes!

Hey everyone, hope all is well.

I'm going to be starting work fairly soon and it's a job that requires me to stand the entire time (8 hours). I want to purchase a pair of shoes that'll help make the constant standing less uncomfortable. What are the best/most comfortable/most supportive reasonably priced shoes for standing in?
flyingpig

Help me spend my money!

I have a voucher for amazon.de (German amazon). I have found some slippers, but still have 17.50 Euros to spend. What should I buy?

I don't really want German books, but I would consider German DVDs that aren't too expensive (but I've seen most recent very popular German films (Goodbye Lenin etc))... it seems silly to buy English books as they are more expensive than if I bought them from the UK.

Possibly relevant information: I am a 25 yr old female, not particularly girly, not particularly sporty, but I do like being outside. Like baking, cooking, reading, board games (but not got anyone to play with at the mo, apart from a 3yo, 9yo and their parents!). Currently working as an au pair so don't want to acquire too much bulky stuff as I'll never be able to bring it home.
alice

(no subject)

I stay at my boyfriend's most nights of the week. He has two (pretty chilled) roommates who he told I would stay round often when he moved in. No one has said anything and boyfriend insists everyone is cool with it, but I feel very guilty staying there so often, especially when he can't stay at mine (I share a room and am not allowed guests after 1am).
I'm only really there from 10pm to when I leave for work at about 9am. It used to be the case I was never there when he wasn't, but he leaves for work at 4am so the past couple of weeks I leave after him.
Should I be feeling as uncomfortable about this as I do? I've seen so many posts on TQC about semi-resident partners I feel guilty. Or should I just wait till someone says something to address it? (I kind of feel like if I make myself valuable they won't be so bothered - cooking/cleaning etc)