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Poll #2095689 Emoji matic

Who uses emojis more?

Millennials
11(28.2%)
Gen X
0(0.0%)
Gen Y
2(5.1%)
Gen Z
3(7.7%)
Boomers
3(7.7%)
Republicans
0(0.0%)
Democrats
1(2.6%)
Tories
0(0.0%)
Roundheads
1(2.6%)
Bobbleheads
2(5.1%)
Apple users
4(10.3%)
Android users
1(2.6%)
Bibbidy bobbity boop
6(15.4%)
Other in comments
1(2.6%)
Ok I got nuthin
4(10.3%)
awyiss

TQC, choose my own carpet adventure

I moved into a new apartment in June and prior to my arrival the landlord didn't replace or (as far as I can tell) shampoo the carpet, which was new only a year before - previous tenants were pretty tidy but there are little stains in the entryway. The idea of a year's dust accumulated is bugging me, and I'd like to get it cleaned somehow. Tell me about YOUR carpet and decide my fate.

Poll #2095677 FRESHEN MY FIBER

Does your home have carpet?

Yes
18(50.0%)
No
6(16.7%)
A little
5(13.9%)
Giant rugs but they are removable for cleaning
1(2.8%)
I live in a hut with earthen floors
2(5.6%)
Do tatami mats count?
1(2.8%)
WILDEBEEST
3(8.3%)

If you do have non-removable carpet at home, how do you clean it?

Sometimes I vacuum it
18(54.5%)
I hire a carpet cleaning pro
3(9.1%)
I rent a Rug Doctor or similar machine
7(21.2%)
I own a shampooer/steam cleaner
2(6.1%)
I bought one of those wacky Rainbow systems and I swear I don't regret it, no really
0(0.0%)
I just replace it frequently
0(0.0%)
I never clean it
1(3.0%)
STONKS!
2(6.1%)

Do you even care about a clean carpet?

Nah
2(7.4%)
Of course
19(70.4%)
Terrible allergies, so yeah
2(7.4%)
Dog owner, so most definitely
2(7.4%)
Dog owner, so don't bother
1(3.7%)
Other
1(3.7%)

HOW should I solve my carpet dilemma?

Hire a pro
13(41.9%)
Buy a machine I don't have room to store in this tiny apartment
0(0.0%)
Rent a machine even though that means not cleaning under any furniture
9(29.0%)
Just leave it, it's only dust. And spider legs. And nuclear fallout.
3(9.7%)
Burn some sage
3(9.7%)
Sprinkle with Carpet Fresh and pretend it's clean
1(3.2%)
Other in comments
2(6.5%)
Jill

Brain Renovation

If someone could wave a magic wand and change your IQ, would you opt for higher, lower, or to stay exactly as you are?

Assume that the change is permanent and thus the consequences or benefits, as the case may be, also are. Choose carefully!

I can comprehend the "ignorance is bliss" argument. Especially in a Universe composed of 75% dark energy, it can be nice sometimes to be numb. At the same time I can also see a myriad of benefits and detriments of having an extremely high IQ. I personally don't know if I would choose to raise, lower, or maintain mine at a comfortable and familiar 135. But I've always thought it was a good question for reflection.

HOW the world changes in accordance with level of intelligence.

ETA a Sidenote: I highly recommend to everyone, on this topic, an excellent fiction book called Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
misc:pretty glow-y flower

Go to Work With a Fever?

I know I shouldn't because I'm contagious. But I've missed 2 days of work at a relatively new job now because I have what I think might be a stomach flu. I was able to get an appointment today with my doctor (finally - I couldn't go to urgent care because I couldn't afford it), and was planning to go after work but still have a low grade fever this morning and am not feeling good. I was hoping my fever would be gone as I was feeling better last night.

I've been at this job about 5 weeks including this one, though I've worked for the company 9 years. I don't have the leave to miss though because I'm in a new position. Advice?

Thank you all in advance.

European Vacay!!!

So, I’ve decided to take my kids to Europe next summer. They’re 11, will be twelve when we go. We are definitely going to Italy and almost definitely Ireland...I’m thinking of adding a third country (or two)...I don’t want to overwhelm them as this will be their first trip out of the states. If we do add another country I’ll probably want to take them somewhere I haven’t been yet...but I’m not gonna list up everywhere I’ve been because that’s just ridiculous. So, TQC...where do you think I should take these little rascals?? In Italy and Ireland, and beyond...tell me where and why, I wanna know!!
It’s a big world...I’ve only seen some of it, and I’d like to see more. But more than that I’d like to encourage a love of traveling in my kids (realistically they have more time than me to see everything....please have at it!
wolf

Going to Vegas

How should a woman dress for Vegas in October? Going to shows, casinos, fancy dining and hiking. I have the hiking part down and how I would prefer to dress all the time is t-shirt/tank, shorts and sandals. I'm fashionably inept. But I have to fake it to pass dress codes at restaurants and the like. Help?