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Help, it's dark in my oven [Jun. 19th, 2019|07:09 am]
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No, that's not a euphemism. You know how, when you open the oven door, a light comes on? I just moved to a new apartment and the vintage Hotpoint range oven in this apartment is so old, there IS NO LIGHT. I don't mean it's burned out, I mean there's no socket for a light, nothing, it's just dark in there. Makes it hard to see if cookies are done etc. without pulling them out, which means losing heat out of the oven, waiting for it to come back to temperature etc. Naturally, there's also no window in the oven door, but just having a light shine down on the cookies when I crack the door open would be better than this.

I bake a lot, so it's important to me. How can I get some light in my oven?
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(no subject) [Jun. 15th, 2019|11:42 am]
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This poll is inspired by an amusing conversation that took place in an office full of aged 40-something women, who each somewhat reluctantly admitted that they all indeed had a favorite.

Poll #2093544 Boy Band

Who is your favorite member of New Kids on the Block (NKOTB)?

Jordan Knight
Donnie Wahlberg
Joey McIntyre
Danny Wood
Jon Knight
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I'm sorry [Jun. 13th, 2019|08:42 pm]
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Do you find yourself apologizing for trivial things that arent your fault?
Are you from Canada? England? Are you always at fault? Are you clumsy?

Why do people do this???

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Relationships... [Jun. 10th, 2019|06:53 am]
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Hi Question Club!

I’m just curious. When looking for a significant other/relationship...

If you had the choice between a relationship that was safe and that you felt alright about, and something that made you feel alive and you feel completely drawn to but is more of a wild card (you don’t know what will happen)....

Which would you choose? Why?
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How to Dutch Oven [Jun. 4th, 2019|06:17 am]
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Hi friends, my old Dutch oven is now under the coffee table holding yarn. It was a non-stick dealie and the Teflon scratched over time.

I really need a new Dutch oven. My friends suggested that I get a Le Creuset one, but hoooooo I cannot drop hundreds of dollars on one.

Are there any alternatives out there that are just as good? It has to be NOT non-stick as these coatings can create gases that can poison pet birds.
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Help [Jun. 1st, 2019|11:25 pm]
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Looking into buying a house. Never done that before. Also in Northern California. Any tips, suggestions welcome on either the broader topic or relative to the location. I am aware of the insane market there. I'm limited on how much in-person shopping I can do. Thanks.

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Do you wear a "uniform"? (not work related) [May. 28th, 2019|09:02 pm]
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Do you wear what might be consiered a uniform?

Like the same color or style shirt/blouse/top & the same color or style of pants/shorts/skirt every day (or most days)?

For example my late father for the last 10-15 years of his life wore a denium blue shirt & blue jeans nearly every day in the spring/summer & a red plaid flannel shirt with a white t-shirt under it & blue jeans in the winter.

And he had to have a cap of some sort, first it was olive green ones from the Army/Navy surplus store & then later some kind of ball cap, on his head before he left the house for even a moment for as long as I could remember.
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(no subject) [May. 24th, 2019|03:34 pm]
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I'm wondering if there are any bicycle enthusiasts in this group. I want to buy a nice women's bike that can handle terrain but not cost oodles and oodles of money. I'm thinking $300-400 max. If it's unrealistic, yell at me. Just recommend me some bikes if you know any?
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MOVING ZOMG [May. 22nd, 2019|06:30 pm]
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Poll #2092966 moooooving

What is the worst thing about moving

Throwing away stuff you didn't know you had
Trying to sell crap on Craigslist

I am moving on May 30 and owing to family stuff it's more stressful than usual. What should my destressor of choice be?

Other alcohol
Interpersonal communications
Other in comments
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Horn dog ...for women [May. 20th, 2019|08:04 pm]
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If men who always think about sex are called ' horn dogs', what would an equivalent term be for women?

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(no subject) [May. 17th, 2019|04:51 pm]
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So my sisters and I, along with their kids are going to tea at the Ritz. You have to dress up which isn't something I generally am into so I figured I would at least do something a bit unique but not over the top since I'm also not one to draw attention to myself.

So because I like the style, I'm planning to buy a retro style skirt, this is the one I was looking at: https://www.amazon.com/Tandisk-Vintage-Printed-Pleated-Pockets/dp/B07J2M7G2C/ref=pd_ybh_a_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1SW0560EMH9YRQWFEZQQ and wear a simple black shirt with it. Now, with it, I want to wear either plain neutral colored tights and a pair of converse (low) with little skulls on it OR black tights with leg bones and nicer shoes.

Poll #2092804 tea time

Which should I do?

bone tights
BOTH bone tights AND Converse
Somethng else, I will comment
bitch, just be normal
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Is my MIL in the right? [May. 16th, 2019|06:01 pm]
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I have a strained relationship with my MIL. She picks faults with everything that I do, makes it clear that I'm no good for her son, usually by making passive aggressive remarks to my partner, which he then tells me as he thinks she's 'helping me see the error of my ways' and this time she actually had a right go at me over the phone, which started off through text.

Backstory: Tuesdays and Thursdays, if I'm not working, my partner and I have dinner at her house. I should have been working this afternoon but the shit hit the fan at work, they got no cover for the night shift and I had to stay on and do the night shift after I'd just finished my day shift yesterday. I was shattered by the time I got home this morning. My work covered my shift today so I'm not in. I sent her this text message before I got into bed:

"Hi MIL I'm not at work this afternoon but I won't be round later as be sleeping all day and won't feel like eating a cooked dinner when just woke up. Thanks anyway."

Because I was so tired, I went to bed and woke up around 4:15pm. She sent me a text message back:

"I got you a meal out."

She sent it about an hour after I fell asleep and when I didn't reply, she sent me another one at 1pm saying the same thing. I was sleeping so obviously couldn't reply.

When I woke up, I sent her a reply back:

"Okay thanks can you get 'partner' to bring it round as I just got up and had some breakfast."

She said "No it's in oven already."

I said "Okay, thank you anyway."

She then said, "If you don't come it is going to go to waste."

I replied back, "I told you this morning that I won't be coming round. Sorry but I've just got up and had my breakfast."

She then rang me up and literally started yelling down the phone at me that I'm a liar and that I sent her a message saying I can't eat anything yet I had breakfast, so that makes me a liar, and that her meal is going to waste, and that she tries to be a good person, that I throw it back in her face etc etc. I tried explaining to her that my body clock is out of sync and that I didn't want to eat a cooked dinner when just woke up, and she kept saying that breakfast is the same thing, I'm a liar etc etc. No it is not the same thing. I tried to reason with her but she told me I'm not welcome around her house anymore for dinner and then hung up.

I immediately sent her a text back: "You had no right talking to me like that. I explained to you this morning that I will not feel like eating a cooked dinner as just got up. I had cereals as that is what I usually have at breakfast. My body clock is out of sync which is why I had breakfast when I got up."

She sent this back: "Doesn't matter what you said this morning I cooked the dinner last night. 'Partner' said you had to stay on at work and if you had come round and I hadn't cooked you anything that would be wrong too. I give up I try and do something good and you just throw it in my face, well I won't be making the same mistake again."

This was the last message I sent her: "I'm sorry if you misunderstood my texts, I was tired and might not have come across right, it's just that my body clock is all out of sync. I didn't realise you had done the dinner last night. I thought if I told you this morning it would give you enough time. I just don't think I could eat a cooked dinner when technically it's breakfast for me."

She never text back. But now I'm wondering; was she right? Because I don't think I could have done anything differently but now I'm doubting myself :/

EDIT - She told my partner a load of shit about how I never text her till 4pm. I showed him the texts with the timestamps on them but he said his mums phone's playing up and she probably never got them till late, even though she replied to my first text early in the morning. He refuses to accept that she's in the wrong.
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beyond second breakfast [May. 12th, 2019|07:36 am]
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Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night because you're too hungry to keep on sleeping, and you have to get up and eat something?
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(no subject) [May. 13th, 2019|12:10 am]
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Poll #2092677 The big jobbies

If one of your friends (the one who overshares in explicit detail) returned from the bathroom and exclaimed 'oh I just did an EPIC poo...' what would you assume they were talking about??

The time spent doing the poo
The length of the poo just done
The girth of the poo just done
The sensory pleasure of doing the poo just done
The amount of flushing needed to make the poo disappear
The strength and volume of aroma left after the poo
Shit, basically.

The above question needed to be answered by tickies, no radio buttons right?

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Avengers: Endgame - NO SPOILERS! [May. 10th, 2019|07:55 pm]
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Technically the spoiler ban was lifted three days ago, but I'm still curious! We made it through the film without busting our bladders, but you may want to tactically dehydrate :-D

If you have seen Avengers: Endgame...

Do you want to see Avengers: Endgame?

Tickity tick

If you saw Avengers: Endgame, would you rate it 1 - awesome or 5 - dudsville


Do you like superhero movies in general?

Not my thing.
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What's the diff? [May. 8th, 2019|04:13 pm]
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What is the difference between a good vibrant relationship and FWB?

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Scam calls [May. 6th, 2019|11:02 pm]
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Do you get calls that are scams? I used to occasionally, then I registered my number on donotcall.gov. This has largely worked for me until awhile ago when I began receiving calls from my home area code that I didn't recognize. I don't ever answer. It got worse a few days ago when I started getting calls from Africa. It's pissing me off now. Any better ideas besides reporting the calls and blocking the numbers?

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The whole thing for the hive mind... (solved) [May. 6th, 2019|01:13 pm]
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Hi again. Since last time worked a treat, I thought I'd give you the whole riddle and see what you make of it. We're out of our depth.

This is a Quartet Riddle we get every Saturday in the paper. You get four pictures that have "something in common". That can be anything. E.g. they'd show you a picture of an apple, a medical drawing of a kidney, a meadow with sheep and a shepherd and a wheel of cheese, and the thing they have in common is that you can add "pie" to all of those. Or the first letters of each word could form another word. Or they could all be film locations for the next StarWars. Anything goes. Also, I apologize if the solution is in German, you'll have a hard time. But I think this time it's related to locations.

We are totally at a loss with those four. We have the land reclamation in Abu Dhabi, a Jewish cemetery in Marrakesh, Morocco, a map we can't place with a star that probably marks a city, and Nursultan Nazarbayev, first president of Kasachstan (Nursultan is also the name of the capital now).

Any ideas what the map shows or what the solution is for this riddle?
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ETA: Solved. The last picture is "Nursultan", former president but also they named a city after him. The city of Nursultan used to have other names that meant "white grave", "new land" and "capital" (Astana), which is what you see in the other pictures. Not an easy riddle to be sure :-) Thanks to everyone working on it.
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Laze [May. 2nd, 2019|08:49 pm]
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I bought a new desk like... months ago. But I've been too lazy to put it together, so it's just been sitting there in the box. I've heard of this service where you can hire someone to come put furniture together for you.... But is that just committing to lazy AND wasting money??

But if I don't hire someone I fear I'll never put it together myself...

What should I do, TQC? Is this what being an adult is all about?

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Is it okay to stealth visit your hometown/country? [Apr. 30th, 2019|10:09 pm]
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I was talking with a friend tonight; he grew up in the another country but has lived in the US for many years now. He's going on a trip to his home country soon with his girlfriend, to attend a wedding, see his mom and do a sightseeing road trip. He said he hasn't contacted any of his old school/college friends there and nobody knows he's visiting, and he feels bad but really doesn't want to get in touch. I said, "That's fine, you don't HAVE to see people, it's your vacation! And besides, you're with your girlfriend, it's a different kind of trip. Just go do what you want and don't contact anyone you don't want to see!" He had thought I was going to say he was a jerk for traveling all that way and not telling anyone.

Maybe people would like to see him. Is he a jerk for not letting old friends know he'll be there?
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