March 1st, 2014


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How would you feel about a 'donation made in your name' gift? Do you have any stories relating to this type of gift?

I was looking at this website here: Plan Canada (this is the page with items you can donate).

It seems that everyone we exchange gifts with over the holidays has everything they need and we never know what to get them-so I thought maybe this year we could donate in their name. Personally, I dislike the gift exchange portion of the holidays and so does my husband. Maybe giving to those in need will make it a little better? :/

DK/DC: Have you ever given a gift with good intentions, that seemed like a great idea to you, but the receiver was less than thrilled about?
Comment lack of sleep

Writing Prompts

I haven't creatively written for years. Most of the writing I've been doing for the past 4 years or so has been related to research and/or analysis. As I'm graduating in May and will (ideally) have more time on my hands to write, I want to get back into writing for enjoyment.

That being said, I'm looking for a website or LJ community that has something like daily writing prompts/challenges. Anyone know of any?

Thank you.
shailene tiara

In which bellapalmera regresses technologically

I am trying to put some files on a CD so I can give them to my (soon to be former) friend. (Lest that sound shady due to her "soon to be former" status, it is a video of her performing a song, and some pictures.) I put them on a CD-RW and supposedly it wrote them to the CD successfully, but my computer is still treating the CD as though it is blank.

1. How do I get my computer to recognize that the CD is not blank?
2. Should I be using a CD-R for this? I want her to be able to save the files onto her computer or at least be able to send them to people/upload to Facebook if she so chooses.

fuck it I'm using Mediafire

dk/dc/are you serious bellapalmera nobody uses CDs in 2014:

What are you wearing right now? I am wearing a long sleeved purple shirt and neon colored plaid pajama pants.
wintry wonder women

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So yesterday morning I took a tupperware of white bean chicken chili out of the freezer and placed it on the counter to defrost for dinner.
My tummy was off in the evening so we decided to forgo the chili.
My intention was to put the container in the fridge for tonight's dinner. However, it seems I forgot and the container was on the counter all night.
Is this all right?

It still has a hunk of ice in the middle.

I put it in the fridge, but I'm sort of weird when it comes to food.

Is it fine?
Would you eat it?

Not related:

Do you ever make "health" smoothies/drinks? Specifically adding kale and/or spinach to fruit smoothies. Can you do this in a traditional blender? Or do I need those Vitamix high performance blenders?
Do you have a blender? Do you love it?
I have a basic on/off one by Waring and it kind of sucks. It's loud and it takes forever for it to break down frozen fruit. So frustrating. Any recommendations?

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What are you up to this weekend?

I am so bored-I have been crocheting for weeks and have run out of yarn. Now I have a book to listen to but nothing to do whilst listening to it.

What do you do when you don't feel like doing anything?

I already napped so I am out of ideas. If I had money I might go somewhere but I don't.

(no subject)

Is it wrong to save a picture to your computer from someone elses facebook page without asking permission?

Someone I don't know just posted a picture in a group I'm part of. The group is about the area I'm from. the picture in question is of a pub back in 1980. My dad is in the picture.

My fiance says I should of asked permission before copying the picture. I don't see the problem since it's not of the person who posted it anyway.
evil toys

Grownup life

What kind of job do you have? Wage slave, salaried? Set hours or always waiting for a manager to put out the schedule at the last minute?

How often do you not go to work (ie: call off/beg someone to cover your shift/take a sick or personal day)?

Do you feel good about those choices?

Do you think a lazy bum* who's only ever worked in the service industry (who begs people to take a shift every week or two) could hack it in a more traditional environment?

*aka me. I ask because I'm contemplating getting a master's or a second bachelor's in accounting, which is a field I actually take great pleasure in, but I am such a lazy asshole who hates working, and I'm not sure I'm cut out for 8-5 office work.
aint putting that

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Why did my homemade raw cookie dough make my mouth tingle? It did not do this a few hours ago when it was fresh, but I put it in the fridge and when I took a bite it tasted fine but my mouth felt weird.