February 26th, 2014

shock-me-gray, bored, apathy

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What is your favorite recipe with celery root/celeriac root? I have some and I'm wondering what to make.

I also have some watermelon radishes and other radishes. What do you like to make/eat with those?

I asked this question awhile ago, but I wanted to see if there were any new ones out there/people who didn't respond then, do any of you have a cooking blog/food blog or know someone who does? What's the link, I'd love to check them out!
warhol zebra

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Can we talk about online dating? Have you ever used an online dating service? Got any stories to share?
Inspired by my very first positive experience on okcupid-- just had a skype date with a guy that went far better than I expected.

For you tea drinkers, what kind of tea do you prefer and how do you take it?

Coffee drinkers, what kind of coffee do you prefer and how do you take it?

When you are hanging around your apartment/house/domicile, do you tend to go barefoot, sock footed, or wear slippers or shoes?

Midlife crisis

My husband has suggested that I'm having a midlife crisis. I'm only 33, but I admit I am have many of the signs. In general, I feel happier, more supported, and more stable now than I have been in my whole life. I feel safe/stable enough to explore life more, and am kind of annoyed at the notion that that's a "crisis" or a bad thing.  I'm meeting my adult responsibilities, so what's wrong with doing that with pink hair or using leftover free time and money on My Little Pony or pursuing a new activity?

Have you you been through a midlife crisis?
What did midlife crisis thoughts and behaviors did you exhibit?
How long did it last?  How did it end?
If it ended, are you happier on the other side?

stupid choices

My over the stove microwave shit the bed over the weekend. I would like to eventually remove the microwave, install a groovy range hood, and a gas stove (we have electric now). That won't happen for probably 5 years. However, we miss the microwave dearly.

Do I:

- Buy a countertop microwave? If so, should I remove the old microwave from over the stove? Is there something decorative I can install there that's easy to do? If so, what? I have counterspace for a small microwave. Will I miss having a big one?

- Replace the over the stove microwave with a nice mid range model until we redo the kitchen appliances?
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I've got a friend who is going through a really rough time. I want to send her a cheering-up gift (nobody's died or anything, but her dad randomly cut her out of his life). She really likes Batman and Elvis and rabbits. She's a senior in college.

Any suggestions?
Music - Lynn Smile

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Anyone have suggestions on where to buy decent quality, not outrageously priced sheets? I'm having a hell of a time finding orange sheets that are queen sized that have good reviews and are under $100. They'll be for a guest bedroom so they don't have to withstand being slept on every night, but I'd like them to not fall apart immediately.

I've found one on overstock.com (here) but I'm not quite sure of the color...I'm looking for bright Clemson orange and that link looks like it might be more burnt orange, but if I can't find anything else I might go with it!

Other places I've looked are Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Macy's, JCPenney, Target, Belk, Amazon, and WalMart.

Any suggestions on where else I could look?
Glenn and Maggie

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My math homework just started to make sense. I feel like a genius.
What subject do you/did you struggle with the most in high school/college/wherever?

Do you still consider your best friends from high school your best friends today? Why/why not?
hmph bear

I don't get it...

Why do people spell out whole words most of the time and then throw in random acronyms? I see it all the time and it bugs me. There will be a entire paragraph full of intelligent, well organized sentences and then, right in the middle, IIRC.... or something similar.

Does it bug you?

And don't get me started on replacing letters with numbers or using half-word/half-acronym. ARGH.

There's no don't know/don't care option today because I'm grumpy and I have nothing left to ask. :P

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I just got a handwritten note stuck in the door to my apartment, "Unit [apt #], just a friendly reminder about cigarette butts. Please do not throw on ground around unit. There is a 25 dollar fine for littering. Thanks, manager." I'm kind of pissed off and worried now. I never throw my ciggarette butts on the ground. I have an ashtray I use. Should I say something to that effect to her or what? I don't know if she put notes in other doors or not, but I'm thinking if she was gonna do it for all smokers she would have typed the notes instead of handwriting notes. What do you think?

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What is the most unjust thing that has happened to you recently?

Brought to you by the customer at work who complained I swore at him in the shop floor. I didn't but I guess he was pissed off. I'm not being formally investigated for something I didn't so and it sucks. Joys of retail, I guess!

123 mandy

Computer Troubles

Okay, so I'm not exactly sure how to word this, so here we go:

Back on Monday night, I was working on my computer. I wasn't doing too much - just surfing the internet and listening to music. Everything was going fine until my computer froze on me. It made some sort of whirring sound (hard, loud, obnoxious), then re-booted on me. It tried to do some sort of recovery-type thing, but I got upset at the computer and force quit a few times.

My computer now slows down at random times, and I can barely spend an hour online without having it freeze up. I can't shut the computer down properly.

What's going on with my laptop? It's an HP Pavilion notebook PC with Windows 8. It's fairly new, bought a few weeks ago.
girls » barbie
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stuffy nose remedy

Hi TQC! What's your best remedy for a stuffy nose, aside from a Neti pot?
I've got the beginnings of a cold, but I'm in that slow drip phase--can't actually blow my nose. I'm totally stuffed up and utterly miserable as I can't sleep comfortably without being able to breathe through my nose. Neti pots fuck with my head, though, and I haven't been able to use one without panicking. Any tips?!

DK/DC: What is your dream job?

edit: holy mess, ticktockman nailed it. I found some Afrin severe congestion in the medicine cabinet and it. worked. miracles. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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What does "mint condition" mean to you?

Inspired by a keyboard (musical instrument, not for typing) ad I came across on Craigslist where the dude repeatedly says the item is in MINT condition (yes, in all caps like that), after mentioning that he's played it a couple of times.