February 8th, 2014

nirvana 12

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Should I book this flight now or wait?

I am travelling in April. I am going to book a flight, question is when. Normally the price is around 800-900, with christmas being 1200 or so. Right now the price is $685. Before I have booked and it was $550. I dunno if I should wait and see if it goes down, or book now in case the price goes up and stays. I feel I should wait for a better deal, but people keep telling me to do it now.

Poll #1955897 Flight

Book flight now?


wait to book flilght


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My coworker is writing mean tweets about me. I barely know this person.
What would you do?
Do you think this is going to jeopardize my job somehow if I don't do anything about it?

(no subject)

If someone tells you something is due by February, do you interpret that as the assignment being due by the last day in January, or do you interpret that the assignment being due anytime in February?
animals - beagle pup

Rescue me...

For people who own or work with animal rescue organizations, what does the organization look for when making a home visit?

For anyone: The application and process for adopting a dog from a rescue is really involved and sometimes seems a bit intrusive. Is it worth it to adopt a dog that's basically already safe from random euthanasia when there are plenty of high-kill pounds and shelters out there with lots of dogs to home? (For the sake of the question, let's assume you're not looking for a purebred.)

When I was growing up, having a pet meant making sure they had food, water, shelter and basic vet care. My family's dogs were outside dogs when I was a kid, but I hung out with them almost all afternoon. (Full disclosure: that did change when I moved out of my parents house, and I wouldn't choose to have a completely outdoor dog again.) My childhood pets were happy and healthy. Do you think dogs are better off perpetually fostered or destroyed than adopted to be outside animals (with proper care)?

Assuming they don't let their dogs impinge on others, do you think a dog owner is negligent and a bad dog owner if they don't spend a lot of time training their dog?

Do you think a dog owner with a dog that's not fully socialized (to be friendly with just about everyone they meet) is a poor owner? (Again, assume they just keep their dogs away from others, not that they let them behave badly around them.)

dk/dc/what's with the dog questions: Is there a TV show or TV personality of any type (actor, news anchor, etc.) that grates on your nerves so badly that you scramble for the remote if it comes on? Who/what/do you know why?
blue door knob

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How do I go about making friends in a town where I barely know anyone? I cannot make any work friends because I am a manager where I work and it's looked down upon becoming friends with my associates. 


Hi, TQC! I have four people coming over tomorrow to play D&D. And when we play, half the purpose of the gathering is delicious food. If we're feeling lazy, we order Thai. But sometimes someone makes lasagna. Or we grill steaks. Last time, I made pasta sauce in the crock pot. This time, someone is bringing chili and empanadas.

One of the players always brings a dessert. So, I'm trying to figure out a snack thing that I can make, fairly easily. I'm decent at making dill dip, and caramel corn... and desserts. I'm considering cheese and crackers. Any suggestions on appetizers that might compliment what is already on the menu for tomorrow?