July 6th, 2014


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lets talk about cake. I am making a white cake with cream cheese frosting for my bf's birthday and I hope it turns out delicious.

what writing should I put on his birthday cake? serious and non serious answers welcome.

also what is your favorite kind of cake?
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Which would you prefer?

To always wear an ugly, large, cumbersome or inappropriate hat.
To always wear a wig made out of wool
Only ever eat cold or barely lukewarm food. Forever.
Only ever communicate through visual metaphors with clay, music or equations or something. No words, language, signals or signs
To develop a skin condition whereby you always emanate a crinkly sound, like you're made of cellophane. It's loud enough to turn heads whenever you move wherever you go. Forever.

Which is worse?

Having dirty fingernails or hands
Noticing somebody you're engaged with in an important discussion or act has dirty fingernails/hands
Neither of these bother me
I prefer to have dirty fingernails/hands

What's the state of your refrigerator?

Spotless and pristine, inside and out.
Mostly in order, maybe an old bottle of sauce or starting to wilt vegetable
There's definitely at least one inedible thing in there
There's definitely a lot of inedible things in there
Don't ask
I don't have one

Do you own and wear a twinset?



Own and wear
Own, don't wear
  • Current Music
    Sonya Kitchell // Convict of Conviction
take the cannoli

Itch Prevention

I'd like to prevent my 4 month old and 5 year old from getting mosquito bites when we're out and about this summer. I will not use DEET or products containing DEET. Do you guys have any other suggestions of things that I can use to keep the mosquitoes away from my kids that don't contain DEET? The more natural, the better.

Thank you!

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If All You Need Is Love, why did people give John such a hard time for following his heart and being with the woman he loves (Yoko)?
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    Yoko Ono - Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow)
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Help me pick a place to move....

What are some affordable (meaning living solo can be done for under $750/month rent + utilities and other expenses, or small houses can be bought for cheap) cities in the US?

I'd like
- access to nature, particularly water
- no swarms of college kids
- warm/dry?
- somewhat removed from humanity is ok

I'd been looking at Southern California, coastal towns, but a lot of the house listings seem targeted towards university students or mega rich humans, not sure which towns are good to live in anyway.

I'd just like to have some modest space maybe near the ocean where I can make stuff in the garage and drive in to a major city a few times a month. I want to avoid hipster-y/tech-y cities like Austin or Brooklyn where every charming old neighborhood is quickly turned into some sort of rich kid fest or conference or event every 2 seconds, places where the rich-to-poor balance isn't hugely skewed. Probably a smaller town or city.

Thanks TQC!

what should I sing while I throw away my jeans?

TQC, I have an ugly pair of jeans that make me look bad. I only still have them because I'm too thrifty. I'm about to go on a 4-day camping trip where I need long pants, and at the end of the trip I'm going to toss the jeans into a trash can in the park so I will not be tempted to ever wear them again.

I would like to celebrate the demise of the horrible jeans by singing a little tune as I dispose of them. What should I sing?

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While we're on the topic of ice cream, what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

My favorite is orange chocolate.

Right now I have lemon white chocolate in the process of being made, which I'm excited about.
Older Than Dirt

I Scream, You Scream...

I want to buy an ice cream freezer because I love homemade ice cream! But which kind should I get? The hand cranked type is a lot of work, but then you work off the calories of the ice cream you're making. On the other hand, the electric kind is a lot easier, but they're way spendy. Um, after looking at them on Amazon, I'm astounded to see that the hand cranked kind is more expensive than the electric.

I'm old. You used to could get the hand cranked kind with the wooden bucket at any grocery store for about $20; the electric ones were about $50.

Or should I just shut up and order this one now and make some ice cream?

ETA: I'm looking at the kind you put ice and salt in because you have to freeze the bowls of the other kinds, which makes it less of a "Hey! Let's make some ice cream!" spontaneous adventure and more of a "Hey! I want some ice cream tomorrow so I have to remember to put the bowl in the freezer today!" sort of thing... so I'm cool (heh) with ice and salt.