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Title: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 02, 2008, 09:45:58 AM
A new year. A new set of questions.

QOTD
What are you looking forward to the most in 2008?



Having my major project at work finished.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 02, 2008, 09:58:30 AM
I have to say that I'm entering 2008 with an unhealthy amount of trepidation, because of a prophecy someone made in 1987. Everything else he "saw" has come true, which doesn't bode well for 2008.

That said, I'm not letting it stop me from going to an 80's reunion in May for the college radio station I worked for back in the day and am REALLY REALLY looking forward to it. Many of these folks I haven't seen in nearly 20 years.

We also have British friends coming to visit this year, and we are planning several trips in the US and abroad, so I am looking forward to that too. And it's my & CR's 10th anniversary. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 02, 2008, 10:55:57 AM
Sex?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 02, 2008, 11:01:55 AM
College reunion (has it really been 10 years?), my cousin's wedding in August, taking the LSAT (someone should smack me, I really shouldn't be looking forward to liquifying my brain).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 02, 2008, 11:07:16 AM
Summer!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 02, 2008, 11:25:39 AM
So far, the only big 2008 event scheduled is my friend's wedding in October. Hopefully something exciting comes along before then.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 02, 2008, 12:03:58 PM
I should be finishing up my masters by november.  And writing my thesis, which should be fun.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 02, 2008, 12:12:02 PM
Ummm, having a healthy knee and playing softball, soccer, and running. And sex.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 02, 2008, 01:09:06 PM
Getting back to Cincinnati.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on January 02, 2008, 02:00:53 PM
This year, I am looking forward to working the phrase "flip flap & flubbery" into every conversation possible.  And, in turn, most QOTD answers.

If you need help on how to use it in your everyday life, here is a good fictional example:

"The Buckeyes fired Jim Tressel?  What the hell is that flip flap & flubbery?"

OR

"I wish they'd quit with all this flip flap & flubbery and just get straight to the point!"


Enjoy this new phrase for the new year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 02, 2008, 02:32:16 PM
finally graduating with my masters in May.  and then not being in school for awhile.  because, assuredly, i will get bored being a librarian eventually and need to change careers... AGAIN.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on January 02, 2008, 04:03:40 PM
getting married!!! in something like 100 days.

then, the 2 week honeymoon in Europe. 

buying a house, babymaking...  all that good domestic stuff.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 02, 2008, 04:41:50 PM
My trip to Calgary in March
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: frizgolf on January 02, 2008, 05:46:34 PM
A healthy disc golf season.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 02, 2008, 07:49:34 PM
A trip to Portland, OR to catch up with college friends and  in July and a beach trip in August or Sept with the fam.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on January 02, 2008, 09:37:27 PM
Getting married
Heading down to Cincinnati
The end of this nightmare T-Wolves season.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: IPrayForTang on January 03, 2008, 03:36:05 AM
Not much, really.  I hope I start looking forward to going back to school, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 03, 2008, 09:16:09 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite board game?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 03, 2008, 09:20:32 AM
Trivial Pursuit
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 03, 2008, 09:32:54 AM
Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture edition.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 03, 2008, 10:03:24 AM
Trivial Pursuit as well
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 03, 2008, 10:11:19 AM
backgammon
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 03, 2008, 10:18:36 AM
As a kid, Clue, Stratego and Cathedral were my favorites. But, I haven't really played a board game in 5-7 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2008, 10:19:51 AM
Monopoly is kinda fun.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 03, 2008, 10:45:44 AM
monopoly
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 03, 2008, 12:54:13 PM
TP... but I liked Clue as a kid.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 03, 2008, 01:23:18 PM
I think I'll go with Trivial Pursuit.  I also used to love to play Othello
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: IPrayForTang on January 03, 2008, 01:38:22 PM
Milles Bornes
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 03, 2008, 01:47:08 PM
Milles Bornes

Oooooo!  Good one!  I haven't thought of this game for a long time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 03, 2008, 02:12:34 PM
Chess, because I'm comically bad at it.  I probably have a lifetime winning percentage of .100.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: dirk on January 03, 2008, 02:13:05 PM
I would have to say Settlers of Catan.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 03, 2008, 02:38:53 PM
OH! I forgot that we played Apples to Apples at Christmas with the family 2 years ago. That was a lot of fun!

http://www.otb-games.com/demo/flash.html

(the example they use isn't the best, but it gives you an idea)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 03, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
I've had Apples to Apples sitting on my shelf for like five years now.  I have never played it one time, because I have no friends.  :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 03, 2008, 03:59:22 PM
Right now I would say this new trivia game I just received called Rock And Roll Triviologies.  But Othello/Reversi is always near the top of my list.  I don't know many people who play it though.  I also like Balderdash quite a bit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 03, 2008, 04:01:47 PM
Chess

I was a "chess champion" when at junior school.

I don't get to play it very often. I've played it just once since moving to America.

That's saddens me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2008, 04:27:57 PM
I would have to say Settlers of Catan.
OMG! How could I have forgotten about my favorite game?!?!? Seriously so much fun. Love that game. Love it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 03, 2008, 04:31:17 PM
I've had Apples to Apples sitting on my shelf for like five years now.  I have never played it one time, because I have no friends.  :(
Come to Atlanta and bring it with you! I have no Apples to Apples but I do have friends who love to make new friends!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 03, 2008, 04:49:33 PM
I've had Apples to Apples sitting on my shelf for like five years now.  I have never played it one time, because I have no friends.  :(
Come to Atlanta and bring it with you! I have no Apples to Apples but I do have friends who love to make new friends!!!

I really must read slower... I was sure that said "I do have friends who make love to new friends"

I thought "saucy!"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 03, 2008, 05:04:30 PM
Come to Atlanta and bring it with you! I have no Apples to Apples but I do have friends who love to make new friends!!!

I really must read slower... I was sure that said "I do have friends who make love to new friends"

I thought "saucy!"

They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nuthin'!  >:D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 03, 2008, 05:30:37 PM
Sometimes when I read these threads I'm really glad I don't share an office...you guys crack me up!

Today's Q:  My niece and I play Monopoly quite a bit.  We make it even more fun trash-talking each other with each role...I think you have to in order to make that game fun with just two people. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 03, 2008, 05:50:39 PM
I've had Apples to Apples sitting on my shelf for like five years now.  I have never played it one time, because I have no friends.  :(

I am in exactly the same situation.

My favorites are Cranium (but, again, you need at least 4 people) and Scrabble
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 03, 2008, 08:26:26 PM
yesterday: babymakin'. 

today: i really like card games more than board games, though we got this sweet pirate board game for our wedding, and it's a lot of fun.  i'm a huge fan of killer bunnies (card game) and infernal contraption (also cards).  Zombies!!! is a sweet board game if you have friends to play it with.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 03, 2008, 09:15:44 PM
Wise and otherwise- it's a quote game where you are given half a saying and make up the other half and then there is voting. Best when played with beer!

Or

The box of games we had when I was little. There were something like 84 games in one box. I only ever played about five of them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on January 03, 2008, 11:44:11 PM
Monopoly.  I thump you.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 04, 2008, 09:20:03 AM
QOTD

Do you have an mp3 player? If so, what kind?


I have an iRiver T10.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 04, 2008, 09:23:36 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 04, 2008, 09:32:28 AM
I have an 80gig video iPod.

Love.It.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 04, 2008, 09:34:31 AM
20 gig iPod and I'm currently in the process of purging out old stuff and adding new tunage.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 04, 2008, 09:55:34 AM
Nope, I'm old school. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 04, 2008, 10:08:35 AM
I have the original iPod Nano (which was on the fritz for about 6 months and was recently brought back to life thanks to a super-friendly and smart Apple employee - "Uh...I think it's possessed.") and a 2nd generation iPod Shuffle. I mostly use the Shuffle because the battery life lasts FOREVER and it doesn't give me as many problems as the Nano.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 04, 2008, 10:18:23 AM
A 2nd gen 20Gb iPod and a refurbed 60Gb iPod Photo (which died almost exactly after the warranty expired, and has been sitting in the closet ever since because I'm unwilling to spend another $100 to get the p.o.s. fixed).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 04, 2008, 10:21:48 AM
I have a 2G ipod nano.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 04, 2008, 10:27:19 AM
Poncho:
80GB Video iPod 5G
1GB iPod Shuffle 2G

Mrs. Poncho:
4GB iPod Nano 1G



I will say that should I need a flash-based mp3 player in the future... I will probably buy whatever the current version of the SanDisk Sansa e250 is.  You simply can't beat the fact that it supports microSD expansion.  I can buy a 2GB player for about $60 currently... that turns into an unlimited storage device.  I can buy whatever microSD cards are cheapest, load them with a type of music (like "workout songs" or "relaxation tunes" or "singalong" or whatever) and swap them in and out depending on the situation or my wants/needs.  That is something that an iPod just doesn't allow me to do without docking, removing and reloading.  Too easy!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 04, 2008, 11:02:26 AM
I still have an older, 40gig iPod too, but much like C-land's it is currently possessed, and I didn't feel like shelling the money to have it fixed.

When you try to turn it on, it shows a frowny face and makes a noise that sounds like "ow, ow, ow." I think it is in pain, quite possibly from the abundance of Terminal Cheesecake songs on it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on January 04, 2008, 11:28:53 AM
I have a Dell Digital Jukebox 20GB which I've had for about 5 1/2 years. I've not had a single problem with it. It's a good one!

I've also got a 2GB Sony Walkman (not sure of the model number). I use this one for my morning trips to the YMCA. It's a nice little unit as well..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 04, 2008, 11:30:15 AM
I still have an older, 40gig iPod too, but much like C-land's it is currently possessed, and I didn't feel like shelling the money to have it fixed.
Doesn't Kenwood have an Apple store? You should be able to make an appointment at the Genius Bar (or whatever it's called) and get them to try and fix it for free. They didn't charge me a penny to fix mine and it was pretty easy - even during the holidays.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 04, 2008, 11:31:58 AM
I have an ancient, 3rd generation 20 GB ipod (the one with the pause, ff, rewind, and menu buttons on it), but I'm thinking of getting a 160 GB video ipod classic or a 16 GB ipod touch with some Christmas cash.  

The sucky thing about being an early adopter of technology is that you have to upgrade again and again.  I think my iPod is like 5 or 6 years old.  
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 04, 2008, 11:48:27 AM
I have an 1 gig iRiver T-something, and a 2 gig Creative Labs Zen V.  I will also sometimes just use my phone.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 04, 2008, 02:37:02 PM
I have a 30 GB Creative Labs Zen Vision:M. Or something. It works nicely for what I need it for, although I'd like to put some Simpsons episodes on there and I couldn't figure out why it could only read 2 of the 40+ episodes that I have.

But for everything else it's great.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 04, 2008, 04:29:45 PM
Looking forward to a change of luck.

Board game - Monopololy/Parkology (hippie monopoly) 

MP3 player - 2GB Ipod Nano (older generation)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 04, 2008, 05:58:54 PM
yes- a SanDisc of some variety. Smallish, but does the job (Once I realized it needed batteries to work)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 04, 2008, 06:27:27 PM
I have a  Sandisc as well. I think it's a 2Gb one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 05, 2008, 08:54:18 AM
I have a half gig iPod shuffle, that I am fairly certain is going to just die on me, and soon.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on January 06, 2008, 03:02:51 AM
60GB ipod photo.  I will use this until I max it out, most likely.  (Battery is still great 2.5 years later)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 07, 2008, 09:25:56 AM
QOTD

What type of heat is in your abode?


I have a forced air gas furnace.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 07, 2008, 09:29:24 AM
I think mine may be a forced air gas furnace also. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 07, 2008, 09:34:44 AM
Radial, but when we added central air to the home we had the HVAC company put in a forced air heat pump. We love our radiators though and hardly ever use the heat pump.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 07, 2008, 09:34:58 AM
I think mine may be a forced air gas furnace also. 

Ditto.  That sounds good, since I know it's at least a gas furnace. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 07, 2008, 09:42:15 AM
I think mine may be a forced air gas furnace also. 

Ditto.  That sounds good, since I know it's at least a gas furnace. 

Yeah, I'll go with this since I know I have gas heat and a furnace and it blows hot air down into the condo from the ceiling.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 07, 2008, 10:35:16 AM
Radiators.

Ones that turn on whenever the hell they want to.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 07, 2008, 10:39:22 AM
I'm not quite sure... but I believe it is an electric heat pump.  That thing only gets turned on a couple of hours a year, so it's not something I pay much attention to.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 07, 2008, 11:12:34 AM
I have a forced air gas furnace.

Me too!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 07, 2008, 11:42:26 AM
Some kind of gas furnace. Vents are on the baseboards, not floor or ceiling.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on January 07, 2008, 12:19:39 PM
I have a trash barrel set up in the center of my apartment, and I use oily rags for fuel.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 07, 2008, 12:39:04 PM
Radiator, although I will probably move to vent heating this year.  I love the radiator heat, but the radiators take up too much space in a room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 07, 2008, 01:09:45 PM
Forced air gas furnace.  And I was just told the coils are corroding.....it may not be with me much longer at the ripe old age of 20
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 07, 2008, 01:16:32 PM
Whatever room I'm occupying, you'll find forced gas. And it only seems to get worse as I get older.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 07, 2008, 06:45:48 PM
I have a forced air gas furnace.

Me too!

me three!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 07, 2008, 10:33:59 PM
I have no idea what it is.  It's a wall unit in the hall, and we also have an electric wall/fan unit in the guest room.  I think our house used to have forced air from underneath (there is a place that used to be a register in the floor in the living room which was very carefully patched with hardwood to match the rest of the floor), but it looks like that was removed some time in the last 85 years of the house's existence.  We also have really bad insulation, so when it drops below 50, we are chilly.  But we deal.  That's what blankets are for.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 08, 2008, 08:16:22 AM
QOTD

Have you taken your tree down?

I just took it down Sunday. My house seems empty without it. I miss the twinkle.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 08, 2008, 08:28:52 AM
Nope.  We're lazy.
We will probably take it down this weekend, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on January 08, 2008, 08:33:38 AM
Ours is still up and we still plug it in every night.  For one reason or another, it didn't go up until a few days before Christmas, so we don't feel like we've had enough time to enjoy it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 08, 2008, 08:44:34 AM
Yesterday: forced air furnace.

Today: Not yet, should've yesterday while I was home with the sick kid, but I was lazy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 08, 2008, 08:57:21 AM
Yep, we took ours down the Saturday after Christmas.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 08, 2008, 08:58:56 AM
Yes, I took the Christmas tree down the weekend after the holiday.  Though I love having it up and lit...it makes my living room a little cramped.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on January 08, 2008, 09:18:56 AM
we took ours down on Saturday.  I love having it up, but leaving it up another week just seemed too long.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 08, 2008, 10:03:50 AM
Didn't have one. But I took the lights on the windows down New Year's Day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2008, 10:17:26 AM
No trees. No lights.

But I did throw out all the holiday cards that I got this past weekend, so I think that's indicative of what the question is asking.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 08, 2008, 01:03:06 PM
Not willing to take it down quite yet; living alone, I like the rare festivity that it adds to the place. I typically don't get around to putting it up until later than average (if at all), and I've noticed some of my neighbors still have theirs up, so I feel justified keeping it up for now. Maybe this weekend.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 08, 2008, 01:21:44 PM
We took ours down a few days before New Years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 08, 2008, 01:49:07 PM
We took ours down sometime last week. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 08, 2008, 01:51:56 PM
Didn't have a tree because we went to Cincinnati for Christmas.  But, our outdoor lights/decorations are still up.  We meant to take them down this weekend, but with the 3 giant rainstorms, we decided to paint the hall instead. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on January 08, 2008, 02:02:51 PM
Ours came down on sunday almost as soon as we walked through the door. We didn't get to see much of it this year, but it did add a cosy feel to the living room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 08, 2008, 02:09:36 PM
no
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 08, 2008, 03:46:44 PM
no tree this year.  But outside lights came down yesterday
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 08, 2008, 05:23:53 PM
We took down the tree on Sunday.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 08, 2008, 08:15:20 PM
It's technically still up, though one of the cats knocked it off the table, and it is lying in a heap on the floor, with tinsel and tiny mirror disco balls strewn haphazardly about.

Maybe I should put it away.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 08, 2008, 09:19:42 PM
It's still up. I probably won't get around to taking it down until MLK day. At that point it will have been up for just over a month. (Today is only 2 days after the 12th day of Christmas, so I don't feel like I'm that behind.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on January 09, 2008, 01:27:21 AM
Tree went off the balcony January 1st.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Lisa on January 09, 2008, 04:15:26 AM
All down on Sunday
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 09, 2008, 09:21:00 AM
QOTD

Where do you put your loose change at home?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 09, 2008, 09:34:08 AM
We have a glass that we use for all our silver, the pennies get rolled up and taken to the bank.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on January 09, 2008, 09:37:37 AM
In a black, ceramic, cow-shaped bank that was brought to me from Santa-land.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 09, 2008, 09:48:58 AM
In a 5 gallon jug.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 09, 2008, 09:54:34 AM
In a ceramic jar that I keep on a kitchen shelf.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on January 09, 2008, 09:55:52 AM
I distribute it amongst the kids' piggy banks........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 09, 2008, 09:58:05 AM
In a Senor Frogs half-yard in the corner.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 09, 2008, 10:26:44 AM
In a Jack Daniels gift tin that we carved a slot into the top of.   I want to get one of the jars that keeps count of your change as you put it in, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2008, 10:48:31 AM
In a clear plastic cup on my dresser. But I try to take about a dollar's worth of change out of it every morning to hopefully cut down on my change. I picked up this habit when it was overflowing and realized I either needed to start rolling or start spending. I chose the latter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 09, 2008, 11:28:32 AM
I use most of my change.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 09, 2008, 11:41:31 AM
I needs every penny I can get, so all available change is in my wallet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 09, 2008, 11:55:15 AM
In a coffee cup on my dresser that overflowed, so then in a little tupperware thing that overflowed, so now pretty much just all over the floors and seat cushions of my house.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 09, 2008, 12:39:56 PM
A water cooler jug
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 09, 2008, 12:53:23 PM
My change is all over.  In the car, in my bag, in my purse, on the floor, all over counters....I can always dig up about $5 worth if I'm desperate out of my purse and car alone.  I once had my bag searched by airline security because there was so much change at the bottom :)

If I'm trying to be tidy, I've got an old Tootsie Roll bank for pennies, and a glass jar for the rest. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 09, 2008, 01:39:20 PM
Most of our change is kept in a ceramic box given to me by my best friend. Well, The Greg leaves change everywhere and I collect it and put it in the box. I'm not even sure if he knows the box exists. He probably just thinks that I steal all of his change. Which....I guess I do. But, I'm sure I'm using it for good instead of evil.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 09, 2008, 04:19:31 PM
in an old, heavy glass milk jar.  We take them to coinstar when it fills up.  Coinstar entertains me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 09, 2008, 04:36:52 PM
Coinstar entertains me.
DITTO! Have you tried any of the gift card options or do you always cash out?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 09, 2008, 05:02:17 PM
I cash out.  But maybe next time.....

In fact, I think our change jar is pretty close to full right now!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 09, 2008, 06:33:40 PM
Pennies go in a metal container.  The rest of the change stays in my purse so I can use it for parking meters at lunch time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 09, 2008, 09:44:28 PM
We have a cast iron piggy bank, a piggy bank a friend in Hong Kong sent us, and my favorite, a fuzzy Powerpuff Girls heart shaped bank.  O tends to throw most of his change on top of the bookshelf, which is taller than me, and I assume most of that falls behind said bookshelf. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 10, 2008, 08:57:13 AM
QOTD

How long have you lived in your current abode?


Over 8 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on January 10, 2008, 08:58:47 AM
1 year and 4 months, and we are currently in the market to buy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 10, 2008, 09:01:32 AM
6 1/2 years
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on January 10, 2008, 09:01:40 AM
Just barely under 7 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 10, 2008, 09:04:36 AM
3 Years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 10, 2008, 09:33:18 AM
Three years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 10, 2008, 09:35:50 AM
1 year and 2 weeks.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 10, 2008, 09:59:07 AM
7 years...that's a record for me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 10, 2008, 09:59:50 AM
a little over one year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 10, 2008, 10:01:47 AM
9 months to a year
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 10, 2008, 10:06:43 AM
2 years and 7 months
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 10, 2008, 10:07:30 AM
Going on ten years -- the longest I've ever lived in one place (other than my parents' house).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 10, 2008, 10:19:52 AM
6 years next month... a record for me.  We will be moving before the summer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 10, 2008, 10:22:01 AM
4 years next month
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 10, 2008, 10:54:58 AM
4 months
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 10, 2008, 11:21:49 AM
2 years and 8 months
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 10, 2008, 11:51:28 AM
eight years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 10, 2008, 04:26:06 PM
20 years
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Lisa on January 10, 2008, 06:47:03 PM
about 15 months
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 10, 2008, 08:26:00 PM
About 4.5 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 10, 2008, 10:01:41 PM
Almost exactly 3 1/2 years, a record for me. I've been in this town for 5 years, another record.

Must be time to move!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 11, 2008, 08:37:33 AM
QOTD

Who is your favorite Beatle?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 11, 2008, 09:02:48 AM
Ringo simply because he's so goofy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 11, 2008, 09:17:02 AM
Paul... the real one, not the robot one they replaced him with after the real Paul was killed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 11, 2008, 10:18:20 AM
George
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 11, 2008, 10:20:28 AM
John

(His last words were "Don't shoot me, it's Yoko you want")
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 11, 2008, 10:52:25 AM
George

Ditto
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 11, 2008, 11:31:35 AM
Paul
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 11, 2008, 11:56:47 AM
I always liked John best until I saw A HARD DAY'S NIGHT. That's when George became my favorite. Mostly because of his voice (how nasally can you get!?), dry sense of humor and excellent slang.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2008, 12:58:01 PM
George
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 11, 2008, 02:21:03 PM
I can't decide between John or George
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 11, 2008, 02:30:45 PM
George.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on January 11, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
I can't seperate my two favourite Beatles, really, so they are both my top choices for different reasons. Musically, it's George. He had a beautiful voice and was an excellent songwriter. As an all-round human being, I've got to go with Ringo. He's a great bloke.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 11, 2008, 05:30:13 PM
don't have one
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 14, 2008, 08:59:05 AM
QOTD

Is there any hope for this year's award shows, based on last night's Golden Globe "announcements"?

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 14, 2008, 08:59:45 AM
No.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 14, 2008, 09:30:56 AM
I have hope...but, that's because I live for this stuff during this time of year. Maybe they'll postpone the Oscars...but, I don't think that will do the trick. The Golden Globes are always my favorite, so I'm pretty bumbed out.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 14, 2008, 09:36:32 AM
Anyone care to share what the 'announcements' were? I'm out of the loop.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 14, 2008, 09:55:23 AM
Dan, here's the list (http://www.goldenglobes.org/news/id/87).

To answer the QOTD - not looking good, but I am hoping they make an agreement for the Oscars.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 14, 2008, 10:40:55 AM
In my own little world it doesn't matter.  I hate those blowhards congratulating themselves and "red carpet moments".  Awards should still be given, but why can't you give your awards out in private like the rest of us?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 14, 2008, 04:10:45 PM
I kind of liked how it was last night with the interviews.  I prefer that over the usual pomp and circumstance.  Even though I was shocked by some of the winning because several of those shows are awful.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on January 14, 2008, 07:09:03 PM
I hate awards shows.  They rarely if ever get the winners right and the jokes are lame.  I actually preferred last night's version of the Golden Globes, only because it was over in an hour and I could give a crap which actress was wearing what designer.  More, please.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 14, 2008, 10:13:36 PM
I've always enjoyed the Golden Globes, because the drunk celebrities are always good for a laugh. My other favorite is the Independent Spirit Awards, because no other one will have a sing-a-long about Secretary. I'll watch the Oscars and BAFTAs, too. Maybe the BAFTAs will still go on since they're not here.

So I'm not very sure there's much hope, but I'm still holding out.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 14, 2008, 10:29:01 PM
nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 15, 2008, 08:47:05 AM
QOTD

When given the choice of depleting a limited municipal water supply or filling up a landfill with paper products and plasticware, which do you do?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 15, 2008, 08:53:02 AM
Deplete the water supply.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 15, 2008, 08:58:11 AM
Deplete the water supply. I loves my long showers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 15, 2008, 09:12:15 AM
I'm filling the landfill... I hateses washing dishes. 

I suppose that means I'm banking on plasma gasification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_arc_gasification) over finding more fresh water supplies.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 15, 2008, 09:26:04 AM
I actually do a little of both.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 15, 2008, 10:53:25 AM
If i had my druthers, i'd be eating off paper plates in the shower.  so both
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 15, 2008, 05:34:24 PM
I lean a little more towards the landfill.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 15, 2008, 06:14:17 PM
looking for advice, eh?

I lean to the landfill, especially since I have very little other garbage.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 15, 2008, 10:22:18 PM
deplete the water supply
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 16, 2008, 08:51:36 AM
QOTD

What documentary have you seen in the past couple of years that you'd recommend to others?


I really enjoyed Wordplay.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 16, 2008, 08:54:37 AM
Flag Wars (http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2003/flagwars/)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2008, 09:36:51 AM
I've enjoyed "Touching The Void" the couple of times of seen it. And, of course, the "Planet Earth" series and the "Blue Planet" series. I'm sure there are others, but that's off the top of my head.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 16, 2008, 10:03:04 AM
I liked Wordplay as well.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 16, 2008, 12:41:05 PM
I'm a wicked doc geek ... too hard to pick just one ...   :)

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0783612/)
4 Little Girls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118540/)
Holy Ghost People (http://www.greylodge.org/gpc/?p=91)
The Times of Harvey Milk (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088275/)
Incident at Oglala (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104504/)
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117293/)
Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0239894/)
Bowling for Columbine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310793/)
Jesus Camp (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486358/)
Thin Blue Line (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096257/)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413615/)
Wordplay (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492506/)
Spellbound (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0334405/)
Grey Gardens (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073076/)
Capturing the Friedmans (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342172/)
Woodstock (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066580/)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 16, 2008, 12:42:42 PM
Jesus Camp was awesome.  And, similarly, Hell House.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 16, 2008, 01:50:29 PM
Control Room
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on January 16, 2008, 05:36:55 PM
This Is Spinal Tap
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 16, 2008, 11:09:54 PM
Planet Earth
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 17, 2008, 09:35:27 AM
QOTD

What kind of bathrobe do you have, if any?


I have a mint green thick terry cloth one that's almost 10 years old.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 17, 2008, 09:56:15 AM
Yeah... I'm not really the "bathrobe" type. 

[X] None of the above
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 17, 2008, 09:57:21 AM
I have two robes. My favorite one is soft, dark gray, and ankle length. My backup robe is a thingh length, terry cloth, mint green one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 17, 2008, 10:00:18 AM
I'm not a robe kinda gal. I have one, but rarely use it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 17, 2008, 10:01:25 AM
I don't.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2008, 10:23:03 AM
I'm robeless as well.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 17, 2008, 10:26:50 AM
I have three. One that's a  red fleece and goes down to mid-calf, one blue terry cloth one that comes to my knee, and one silky blue one that comes to just above my knee. I don't know where all three of them are and I haven't used any of them since E was a teeny weeny baby and getting up every 45 minutes to feed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 17, 2008, 10:41:39 AM
I own a short, blue, cotton robe that I've had for about 3 years. I need a new one already as it was one of the first things Luna attacked when we first got her. She chewed up part of the belt, making it EXTRA short.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 17, 2008, 11:34:05 AM
I have 1 terry cloth robe, brand new.  Got it for x-mas to replace my other one which was about 5 years old.

The only time I really use a robe though, is when it's really cold.  And it hasn't been cold enough so far this winter so my robe is still hanging on the bathroom door hook.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 17, 2008, 11:39:59 AM
I have a white terrycloth one, but I rarely use it.  Only when I'm freezing.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 17, 2008, 12:43:59 PM
I just replaced my 13 year-old yellow terrycloth one with a fuschia fleece one.  It was hard to get rid of the other one, but it had holes and was no longer fluffy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 17, 2008, 02:03:43 PM
Bathrobes are the fifth column of the bourgeoisie in the coming class war.

so no bathrobe for me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 17, 2008, 02:27:34 PM
Two Agean robes that I scored (swank) when working the the Daily Buzz.  One pink terry with rubber duckies embroidered, and one white terry with cherries.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 17, 2008, 03:41:24 PM
I have a very soft green robe hanging behind the bathroom door, but I've never worn it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 17, 2008, 04:16:16 PM
We have three robes that we share, however I use them a majority of the time.  2 fleece ones and a cotton blue plaid, all long.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 17, 2008, 04:33:13 PM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and to pick up the mail?





*modified for the wankers
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 17, 2008, 04:36:21 PM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and pick up the mail?
Sounds that way.  ;)

I have a one I use ocassionally in summertime - it's peach and frilly.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 17, 2008, 05:02:50 PM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and pick up the mail?

I get the paper in my robe on occasion.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 17, 2008, 06:16:07 PM
QOTD
What kind of bathrobe do you have, if any?

I have a bright red one with penguins all over it, but I rarely use it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 17, 2008, 06:25:06 PM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and pick up the mail?

Jesus, your dogs go out and pick up the mail for you? I need the number for your breeder!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 17, 2008, 09:38:34 PM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and pick up the mail?

Jesus, your dogs go out and pick up the mail for you? I need the number for your breeder!!!!

c-lando is Jesus?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 17, 2008, 11:03:59 PM
I'm that neighbor that goes out to pick up the paper in his underwear.  I've also been known to get the mail on the rare occasion I happen to still be in my underwear in the late afternoon AND to take out the trash (granted this is usually at night, so boxer briefs and shorts don't look too different in low light) as well.

Back when I had dogs... I would also let them out in my undies.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 18, 2008, 12:23:30 AM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and pick up the mail?
No to the mail part.  I also often pick up my paper in my robe.

I have 3 robes, a red one that is on its last legs, a new fluffy, very warm mint green one and a short Happy Bunny one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 18, 2008, 09:42:08 AM
QOTD

If you know you'll be snow bound for a couple of days, what do you make sure you have on hand?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 18, 2008, 09:52:25 AM
Food and movies we haven't seen in a while. Oh and some wine.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 18, 2008, 10:11:39 AM
Back when I had dogs... I would also let them out in my undies.

You let your dogs out wearing your undercrackers???? I can't even get Luke to wear his raincoat outside.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 18, 2008, 10:12:42 AM
QOTD

If you know you'll be snow bound for a couple of days, what do you make sure you have on hand?

Movies, food, water, and the ManChild
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 18, 2008, 10:20:25 AM
undercrackers
UNDERCRACKERS!!!

Back to the QOTD:
If we're snowed in, we need plenty of junk food (Who wants to cook? Not me! Hand me a bag of Pizza Rolls and a tin of popping corn!), movies, some sort of pacifier/"babysitter" (rawhide chewie or something) for the dogs and plenty of Co'Cola.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on January 18, 2008, 10:39:01 AM
um, beer..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 18, 2008, 10:41:42 AM
A high-def video camera!  I'd make a fortune documenting the first time anyone in the history of Orlando was "snow bound"!  I'd sell it to the Discovery Channel and have Mike Rowe do the voiceover work and have Kari Byron do experiments recreating why/how this happened.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 18, 2008, 11:11:14 AM
Movies, wii games, and food!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 18, 2008, 12:47:22 PM
I've never put any thought into this question in all my years of living in snow cities. Huh. I guess I'm ill-equipped and will be one of the first to perish.

I suppose this means that I'm confident in my municipality's snow removal capacities.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 18, 2008, 12:53:35 PM
We 'suffered' from being snow bound within days of moving into this house.

But we quickly discovered the beauty of living here when we realised we could simply pop on our wellies and walk to the grocery store to pick up stuff, and successfully trudge to Pompilios, the Levee and, yes, Hooters*

*The girls would serve us in their skimpies and undercrackers, then go back behind the counter and put on thick warm coats.

They got some huge tips those girls.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 18, 2008, 01:02:10 PM
Movies and munchies.  If it sounds like we'll be getting any ice I make sure I have plenty of ice melt on hand and check the flashlight and radio batteries.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 18, 2008, 01:34:11 PM
um, beer..........

I  know who I want to be snowed in with...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 18, 2008, 02:19:22 PM
Am I the only one who is "that neighbor" who wears the robe outside to let the dogs out and to pick up the mail?

No, you're not the only one.   I will walk our dog partway down the street some days in a robe and house slippers.  We're the delightfully white trash neighbors in our suburb.

Today:  People and Pet food, cigs and some movies/books/computer to occupy the time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 18, 2008, 05:25:04 PM
tea, books and movies.  Like Dan, I'm confident in my community's snow removing abilities, and I've got LaRosa's, Subway, and a drive thru all within a very short walking distance.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 18, 2008, 10:38:00 PM
This morning they were predicting 2-4 inches here for tomorrow - the stores have been packed. It's the most we've had since 2004! Now it's down to 1-3. Last night I was all excited, because it could have been up to 6-12". At this point I may just have to settle for a dusting.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 19, 2008, 10:56:25 AM
Basic foodstuffs; the types of things I can throw in the crockpot and feed off of for 3-4 days. Apart from that, I'm at no loss for never-read books, never-heard records and never-accomplished projects.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 19, 2008, 01:30:42 PM
Snow? What's this snow thing of which you speak?

If we get snow, it lasts for a day. Two tops.  So I don't need anything.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 19, 2008, 08:31:23 PM
I never bother to stock up on anything, because I can say with 100% certitude I will never be snowbound in Columbus, Ohio. The amount of snow that paralyzes the idiots in this city wouldn't even be worth comment in the places I lived in New York and Canada. And I never got snowbound in those places, except maybe the time in college when we got three feet of snow in a weekend (on top of about a foot that had already fallen). And even with that, things were restored to more-or-less normal within a day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 21, 2008, 09:25:58 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite household cleaning product?


I'm a fan of Scrubbing Bubbles. A few years ago there was a rumor they were discontinuing it, which I was very glad didn't come to pass.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 21, 2008, 09:34:44 AM
I was liking that orange clean stuff, but i'm sort of over that now. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 21, 2008, 09:46:18 AM
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It will take off anything!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 21, 2008, 10:46:42 AM
QOTD
What is your favorite household cleaning product?

Whatever the cleaning lady brings.

(That is, if I had a cleaning lady.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 21, 2008, 11:05:04 AM
I love those clorox disinfectant wipes. Good stuff.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 21, 2008, 11:24:26 AM
Ditto the clorox disinfecting wipes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 21, 2008, 11:47:39 AM
409 because it kills bugs as well as cleans :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 21, 2008, 12:33:01 PM
Whatever is on sale and seems to get the job done.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 21, 2008, 02:59:02 PM
Bathroom: Scrubbing Bubbles
Kitchen: Fantastik (or however the crap it's spelled) for the countertops, Comet for the sink, Holloway House and Armstrong for the floor
Lounge/bedrooms: Pledge
Windows and glass: Windex
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 21, 2008, 03:15:29 PM
Greased lightning!  I'm sure it's toxic or radioactive or something, but it gets thing CLEAN.

Though I never use it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 21, 2008, 03:57:43 PM
Though I never use it.
I love you JUST a little more today, Teen Wolf. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 21, 2008, 05:57:47 PM
 :laugh: I aim to please!  :laugh:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 21, 2008, 08:26:01 PM
Arm & Hammer shower spray. (Which isn't to say that I use it to clean the entire household, but it's my favorite cleaner in the household.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Content Chick on January 22, 2008, 06:52:30 AM
A bucket of water with a few drops of dish soap in it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 22, 2008, 08:54:21 AM
QOTD

How many of the Oscar nominated best pictures (http://www.imdb.com/features/rto/2008/oscars) have you seen?


Just one at this point. Normally I try to see them all before the show, but I don't see that happening this year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 22, 2008, 09:05:22 AM
I've seen 3 (JUNO, MICHAEL CLAYTON and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) already and I know I'll see the other two soon. Well, maybe. I really don't have any interest in ATONEMENT for some reason. But, I'll probably still go and see it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 22, 2008, 09:12:58 AM
None, it's not that I didn't want to see them I just haven't had time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 22, 2008, 09:16:38 AM
None - this fall was a bust and I didn't get to see very many in the theater.  Hoping to catch Michael Clayton soon as they're re-releasing it and I hope they expand showings of No Country for Old Men!  Those are two I'd rather see in the theater.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 22, 2008, 09:36:17 AM
Uh none of them
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 22, 2008, 10:20:11 AM
None. Reading through all the categories, the only movie I've seen that was nominated for anything was Bourne Ultimatum
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 22, 2008, 10:45:26 AM
None for best picture... and I'm thinking Juno will be the only one, eventually.


From the other categories... Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Ratatouille, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Enchanted and The Bourne Ultimatum

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 22, 2008, 11:22:14 AM
Yesterday - Vinegar or Bleach

Today - None, except if you count Bourne Ultimatum which is up for Editing(I think?).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 22, 2008, 11:25:02 AM
Just Atonement
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 22, 2008, 11:50:46 AM
I've seen two. Juno and No Country For Old Men
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 22, 2008, 12:54:30 PM
I've seen two. Juno and No Country For Old Men
Same here. I intend to see There Will Be Blood and Atonement soon, but don't know when.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on January 22, 2008, 01:58:20 PM
zeee - row   
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 22, 2008, 03:56:39 PM
I've seen two. Juno and No Country For Old Men
Same here. I intend to see There Will Be Blood and Atonement soon, but don't know when.

I plan the same thing!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 22, 2008, 05:44:27 PM
Have seen none of the best picture, and don't think I will see any of them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 22, 2008, 05:56:09 PM
I've seen Juno and No Country for Old Men.  Hopefully, in the next month I'll have seen everything except Michael Clayton, which looks really dull.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Chespo on January 22, 2008, 09:43:44 PM
None, and I'd literally never even heard of Michael Clayton until I clicked on that link. I go to movies very rarely.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Content Chick on January 23, 2008, 07:51:13 AM
I don't think I've seen a first run movie in ten years. I don't belong to blockbuster or netflix. I don't subscribe to premium movie channels. Idiots have stolen all the good movies from the library and sold them at flea markets. If it ain't on Lifetime Movie Network, I haven't seen it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2008, 08:11:01 AM
Hopefully, in the next month I'll have seen everything except Michael Clayton, which looks really dull.
$.02 = MICHAEL CLAYTON was awesome.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 23, 2008, 09:03:25 AM
QOTD

When is the last time that you went to the grocery store?


Last Friday night.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 23, 2008, 09:24:50 AM
Monday night
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2008, 09:26:51 AM
Last Friday afternoon, just before the snow rolled in for a second time in a week in Atlanta. I went after seeing the afternoon matinee of CLOVERFIELD. That was part of my plan for my 1/2 day of vacation. Just the TALK of snow or ice makes people go wacko at the grocery stores here. So, I wanted to beat the rush.

And yes - I bought Pizza Rolls (as discussed in a previous QOTD thread).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 23, 2008, 09:29:51 AM
Monday evening.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 23, 2008, 09:45:54 AM
Saturday.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 23, 2008, 10:36:54 AM
god, last saturday.  I'm nearly out of food.  I just don't feel like driving out to the grocery store. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 23, 2008, 10:44:46 AM
Stopped on the way to work this morning to pick up a gallon of water for my office mini-fridge.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on January 23, 2008, 10:51:32 AM
Yesterday, but I forgot the cat food, bread, eggs and oatmeal.  In my defense, I did remember the beef, orange juice, toothbrush and I did check the DVD rental station for new releases.  Anyway, in a few hours, it will be today.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 23, 2008, 11:13:00 AM
Early Saturday morning.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 23, 2008, 12:26:35 PM
Sunday night I stopped at Trader Joe's for some basics.  Before that, I did a big-ass shopping trip to Whole Foods 2 weeks ago.  But I shall have to go again tomorrow once I plan out meals for the next week - week and a half.  It's easier to stay on a diet plan if you know exactly what you are making for dinner and all of the ingredients are already in the house. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 23, 2008, 12:29:08 PM
Saturday night
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 23, 2008, 01:45:12 PM
Saturday afternoon when I got off work.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on January 23, 2008, 01:50:10 PM
last night
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 23, 2008, 02:40:51 PM
Thursday night
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 23, 2008, 03:06:26 PM
Jeeb, it's been weeks.  At least since the first week of the month.  I'm definitely due to go on or after tomorrow, once the dude gets paid. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2008, 03:18:06 PM
Monday afternoon. I didn't get much, though. Weird.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 23, 2008, 07:27:53 PM
30 minutes ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 24, 2008, 09:02:02 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite musical side project?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on January 24, 2008, 09:50:22 AM
the Traveling Wilburys
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 24, 2008, 09:56:54 AM
I loved Camper Van Beethoven's side project The Monks of Doom.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 24, 2008, 10:30:04 AM
This is going to be popular around here...

The Creatures
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2008, 10:55:59 AM
I feel like all of Spencer Krug's projects are side projects, so I'm going to say Wolf Parade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 24, 2008, 11:23:23 AM
The Power Station
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 24, 2008, 11:31:24 AM
This is going to be popular around here...

The Creatures

May you be cursed with a pox!

For me: Bill Nelson's Red Noise + Deke Leonard's Iceberg
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 24, 2008, 12:22:09 PM
This is going to be popular around here...

The Creatures

 :disco:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Content Chick on January 24, 2008, 12:41:53 PM
I wouldn't know a musical side project if it hit me up aside my head.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 24, 2008, 01:02:01 PM
I wouldn't know a musical side project if it hit me up aside my head.

Me too
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 24, 2008, 02:09:44 PM
The Power Station

Nicely done! The PowerStation kicked Arcadia's ass. (Only the Robert Palmer PowerStation. Not that revival shite that came out a few years ago.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 24, 2008, 06:36:12 PM
Ummmm...Grinderman
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 24, 2008, 08:35:41 PM
Add me to the Powerstation fan group!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 25, 2008, 01:34:10 AM
I completely agree with KC's pick, but I'll throw another one out that i enjoy

Tom Tom Club
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 25, 2008, 08:48:21 AM
QOTD

What chain restaurant do you wish was in your town, but isn't?


Based on the comments from some of you, I'm thinking bd's mongolian barbeque.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 25, 2008, 08:50:54 AM
chipotle, but they're building one right now.

Otherwise i try to avoid chains.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 25, 2008, 09:00:21 AM
I was missing Sonic, but then we got a few of those...I also miss Brueggers, but they're returning to Columbus this year.

So I will say D.P. Dough or Second Cup (the Canadian Starbucks clone)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 25, 2008, 09:14:39 AM
Krispy Kreme  (as if you didn't know that was coming)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 25, 2008, 10:05:48 AM
Do LaRosa's and Skyline count?


Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 25, 2008, 10:09:55 AM
Yesterday:  Gorillaz

Today - Chain's that are close, but not close enough Tim Horton's or Jimmy John's.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 25, 2008, 10:12:17 AM
There needs to be more Jimmy John's around here (I can't go to deerfield township that often).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 25, 2008, 10:19:22 AM
Not a restaurant, but I'd love to have a Jamba Juice here.  I believe they are in certain 24 Hour Fitness centers here, but no stand alone.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 25, 2008, 10:23:08 AM
Sonic and Roscoe's. 
I woudln't mind if there were a Chick-fil-A close to where I live or work, too.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 25, 2008, 10:35:08 AM
(Uncle) BOB EVANS
Skyline
LaRosa's
Richard's (there are 2 in Hamilton = chain)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 25, 2008, 10:36:25 AM
There needs to be more Jimmy John's around here (I can't go to deerfield township that often).

There's one on 4th St. in downtown - carryout only.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 25, 2008, 10:38:27 AM
Cassanos.

I'd say Noble Romans, but technically there IS a Noble Romans in Newport - but it's inside the Newport Aquarium and has inflated prices. The closest one to us is in Alexandria.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 25, 2008, 10:47:35 AM
Krispy Kreme
Chipotle
Sonic
Bob Evans (for breakfast)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 25, 2008, 11:42:06 AM
Sonic
Culver's
Bojangles
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 25, 2008, 11:54:34 AM
Not a restaurant, but I'd love to have a Jamba Juice here.  I believe they are in certain 24 Hour Fitness centers here, but no stand alone.

I could go for a Jamba Juice in Columbus, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2008, 12:32:20 PM
Skyline
Dairy Queen
Schlotzky's Deli
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 25, 2008, 01:34:12 PM
BD's
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 25, 2008, 02:30:27 PM
Skyline
Dairy Queen
Schlotzky's Deli

Seriously?  They don't have Dairy Queen in New York?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2008, 03:52:16 PM
Skyline
Dairy Queen
Schlotzky's Deli


Seriously?  They don't have Dairy Queen in New York?
Look it up and if you can find one I'm willing to listen! I think the closest are out in suburban Jersey. Maybe that's too demanding, but obviously I'm not making that kind of a trip just for a Blizzard. So they need to be subway accessible, yo!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 25, 2008, 04:35:43 PM
Skyline
Dairy Queen
Schlotzky's Deli

Seriously?  They don't have Dairy Queen in New York?

I was actually wondering the same about Schlotzky's. I could have sworn I walked by a Schlotsky's in Times Square in 2006.  ???
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 25, 2008, 05:40:52 PM
Jack in the Box
White Castle
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 25, 2008, 06:05:22 PM
PF Changs
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2008, 06:45:09 PM
Skyline
Dairy Queen
Schlotzky's Deli

Seriously?  They don't have Dairy Queen in New York?

I was actually wondering the same about Schlotzky's. I could have sworn I walked by a Schlotsky's in Times Square in 2006.  ???
Definitely not Times Square. That's my hood, baby, and I'd know it. There's plenty of junk in Times Square, but no Schlotskys. I just checked their website store locator and there's not one within 50 miles of NYC.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 28, 2008, 07:29:09 AM
Skyline... absolutely... Skyline.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 28, 2008, 08:48:04 AM
QOTD

Will you watch the State of the Union address tonight?


I haven't watched the past 7, so why start now?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 28, 2008, 08:49:19 AM
It's past my bedtime so, no.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 28, 2008, 08:54:16 AM
Uh, no.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 28, 2008, 09:04:05 AM
No, not a chance.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 28, 2008, 09:19:43 AM
Plan to check out the OK v. OK State game tonight...long way of saying "no"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2008, 09:29:05 AM
Very very doubtful.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on January 28, 2008, 09:50:10 AM
no, not unless I devise some kind of SotU drinking game
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 28, 2008, 10:15:01 AM
8VUzvEJTTY8

But I've seen it before?!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 28, 2008, 10:19:47 AM
I usually tune in for a bit of it, but I may go to the movies instead. I'll probably just wait for the NPR wrap-up in the morning.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 28, 2008, 10:49:14 AM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 28, 2008, 03:25:32 PM
nyet
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 28, 2008, 04:02:55 PM
No, but I will be toasting the fact that it's (allegedly) the last State of the Union of the Bush "presidency."
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 28, 2008, 04:57:27 PM
Apparently the AHL All-Star Game is on TV tonight, so I will opt for that over the SOTU.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 28, 2008, 05:09:38 PM
No.  Fuck the big W.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 28, 2008, 06:30:08 PM
QOTD

Will you watch the State of the Union address tonight?

Nope. Didn't know it was on.

I haven't watched the past 7, so why start now?

Bonus QOTD! Start now so you can be the first to know how those monkeys typing the complete works of Shakespeare are doing.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 28, 2008, 08:02:24 PM
Bored now.... but not THAT bored.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 28, 2008, 08:44:25 PM
no, not unless I devise some kind of SotU drinking game
Already done (http://www.drinkinggame.us/) or here (http://wonkette.com/349790/the-eighth-annual-gw-bush-sotu-drinking-game).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 28, 2008, 09:43:39 PM
i got here late, but i'll watch the rest.  and probably watch it on c-span later.  stupid american politics class.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 28, 2008, 09:52:27 PM
Nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 28, 2008, 10:13:23 PM
Just finished watching it.

The Republicans were bobbing up and down like a cheap whore's undercackers.

No more than a tacky party political broadcast for the Elephants.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 29, 2008, 08:19:01 AM
Just finished watching it.

The Republicans were bobbing up and down like a cheap whore's undercackers.

No more than a tacky party political broadcast for the Elephants.
UNDERCRACKERS!!!

Is it common to pan to current presidential candidates during the SotU speech, especially when they are of the opposing party?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 29, 2008, 08:46:30 AM
QOTD

How quickly do you remove your shoes when you arrive home?


I take them off immediately.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 29, 2008, 08:47:49 AM
As soon as humanly possible (which means after I chase the kid around and get her coat/shoes off).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 29, 2008, 08:51:13 AM
Usually within 10 minutes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 29, 2008, 08:51:29 AM
As soon as I get in the door.

I am strictly a slippers in the house person.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 29, 2008, 09:03:35 AM
When I eventually have a laundry room off my garage (it will have to be at my next place, as our current garage is unattached) I will have a shoe zone in the laundry room for my day-to-day shoes.

Currently, I walk through my house (I do use both the indoor and outdoor rugs... as sand is a curse here and will get all in your carpet) and take them off almost immediately in our closet.

Shoot... unless I'm heading right back out or expecting someone... I spend 99% of my time in the house in a t-shirt and my undercrackers and I like to get to that state asap.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 29, 2008, 09:27:48 AM
Shoot... unless I'm heading right back out or expecting someone... I spend 99% of my time in the house in a t-shirt and my undercrackers and I like to get to that state asap.
UNDERCRACKERS!
I take my shoes off after I've let the dogs out. Walk in, release the hounds outside, come inside, take off my shoes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 29, 2008, 09:50:21 AM
Within a few minutes of coming home the shoes come off!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 29, 2008, 10:36:25 AM
First thing I do is walk the dog and then the shoes come off and a pair of cushy socks go on.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 29, 2008, 11:44:28 AM
Not until i get into bed, whether to read or go to sleep.  Growing up my father saw taking one's shoes off in the home as some sort of character flaw, so we were expected to wear shoes all the time.  It had something to do with equating comfort with laziness.

this probably explains a lot about me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 29, 2008, 11:47:02 AM
I have cold feet (literally!) so I like to keep the shoes on as much as possible. But if it's an afterwork coming home type thing, then I tend to change pretty quickly so off they come then. I'll do the slippers thing until I go, but I tend to keep my shoes on if they're comfortable. Ugh. I dunno.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on January 29, 2008, 11:59:39 AM
Most of the time I take them off immediately. Sometimes I forget and wear them around the house most of the day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 29, 2008, 11:59:57 AM
It varies depending on when I get settled into the couch to relax and watch tv.  Sometimes it's soon after I get in the door, other times it's late in the evening.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on January 29, 2008, 12:13:22 PM
almost immediately. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 29, 2008, 05:47:58 PM
As soon as possible. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on January 29, 2008, 07:01:45 PM
Almost as soon as I walk in the door. I have a little pile of shoe carcasses next to the door!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Content Chick on January 30, 2008, 07:18:58 AM
Bra and shoes are in stiff competition on which comes off first when I get home.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2008, 07:51:00 AM
Bra and shoes are in stiff competition on which comes off first when I get home.

Oooh, me too
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 30, 2008, 08:32:02 AM
The first apartment where Greg and I lived together was always INSANELY hot. I would come home and take off my shoes AND pants ASAP. One day, Greg looked at me and said, "You are worse than a dude!" :)

I'm glad we understood each other so early in the relationship. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 30, 2008, 08:41:51 AM
QOTD

When designing your ideal talking car/GPS Unit/etc., which celebrity voice would it use?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2008, 08:44:43 AM
The first apartment where Greg and I lived together was always INSANELY hot. I would come home and take off my shoes AND pants ASAP. One day, Greg looked at me and said, "You are worse than a dude!" :)

I'm glad we understood each other so early in the relationship. :)

You mean "pants" in the American sense of the word rather than the English, right?

Otherwise "worse than a dude" could be taken as a REAL insult?!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 30, 2008, 09:43:19 AM
Rather than choose a celebrity voice for the gps, I think it would be funny to be able to choose a character type.

You could have the nagging mother gps, with phrases like "did you remember to look both ways?" and "SLOW DOWN!" and sometimes bursts out stuff like: "why can't you find that someone special and settle down, dear?" and "did you remember to wash behind your ears?"

The stoner gps would sound like Mitch Hedberg and would keep forgetting to tell you to turn until you were right in the middle of an intersection. It would also talk you into stopping at way more Taco Bells than you thought humanly possible.

The wisecracking gps would belittle you every chance it got, simultaneously entertaining whilst raising your blood pressure.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on January 30, 2008, 09:52:36 AM
I'm thinking patrick stewart.  Or the woman who was the voice of the enterprise.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 30, 2008, 10:06:25 AM
I think when Knight Industries 2000 designs my car...  I'd be torn.  

I'd definitely like James Earl Jones to voice my car for his awesomeness.  I'd also feel like my car was on the dark side.

I'd also love for Shirley Manson and her thick, secksy Scottish accent to woo me every time I drove down the road.  GPS directions might be a little tough to understand, but if we were just holding a conversation (ala K.I.T.T.) it would sure be nice.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 30, 2008, 10:19:53 AM
Kevin Conroy (aka: the voice of Batman in the tv series that was shown on the WB).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 30, 2008, 10:20:38 AM
on point with MK's concept...a surfer dude "like totally hang a right" and an option for a daily surf report.

I'd like Sean Bean for a celeb voice (I know that's a shocker - and don't think I haven't mentioned this to the powers that be!), but I'd also like a non-celeb Scottish accent.  Or better yet, Sean with a Scottish accent.  That would be perfect.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2008, 10:24:54 AM
I'd like a voice that swears profusely and was politcally incorrect...

"Turn left here you caaaaaaaaaaaaant"

"Look at the tits on thaaaaaaat"

"In 400 feet chuck it the fuck round the corner"

"Cops on your arse, give it some welly"

"Heeeeeeeeeeere's the pub!"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on January 30, 2008, 10:28:10 AM
I'd like a voice that swears profusely and was politcally incorrect...

Great ideas!  I'd choose the Gene Genie or Sam Tyler (except Sam would always be wondering where he is, so maybe it should be John Simm instead of his character!)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 30, 2008, 11:02:19 AM
CR: "Pants" in the American sense. Not the UNDERCRACKERS! sense.

Today's QOTD: totally would pick George Clooney. That man's voice practically makes me want to drink Budweiser for crying out loud.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2008, 11:12:41 AM
Sean Connery would be pretty fun. And when we arrive he could say "you the man now, dog!"

Like Poncho, James Earl Jones doing Star Wars lines would be difficult to pass up. Or Frank Oz talking in Yoda-speak - 'right turn here you will.'

Maybe Ian McKellen... Gandalf is pretty bad ass.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2008, 12:00:08 PM
Frank Oz talking in Yoda-speak - 'right turn here you will.'

"Driven into that car in front have you"

"Recalculating am I"

"At your desired destination are you. Drunk off your tits will you soon be"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on January 30, 2008, 12:12:47 PM
Leon Phelps.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 30, 2008, 01:15:12 PM
Leon Phelps.
God, I love you.
BRILLIANT!
The car could come with a Courvoisier holder. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 30, 2008, 01:15:39 PM
Tone Loc.  I'm not sure why.

Or Fred Schneider just to drive everyone else in the car nuts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on January 30, 2008, 01:46:47 PM
Either Bobcat Golthwait or Tom Waits.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on January 30, 2008, 05:24:38 PM
Jack Black
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on January 30, 2008, 05:51:06 PM
Stewart Gilligan Griffin
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on January 30, 2008, 09:16:25 PM
Don La Fontaine

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Imagine the possibilities...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 30, 2008, 09:26:30 PM
I was also thinking Scottish - Ewan McGregor, in particular
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 31, 2008, 08:50:05 AM
QOTD

When have you most recently experienced sub zero temperatures?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on January 31, 2008, 09:09:06 AM
October 2001 in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.

I got close in December 2001 (when I came back to Middletown for my grandma's funeral) and January 2003 (for a buddy's wedding in Cincy), as I think it was in single digits both of those times.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on January 31, 2008, 09:13:40 AM
I think it was early 1999 when I was living in Oxford, OH. Or, it could have been during Greg's first trip to Chicago in January of 2002.

For giggles, I looked up the weather in South Bend, IN a week or so ago. The record low for the date that I looked up was -24 degrees (that's without windchill) in 1994. I was a sophomore that year and I remember it being around -40 with the windchill. UGH. Classes weren't cancelled and we still went out and did stuff. I can't even imagine stepping foot out of my house in those temps now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2008, 09:48:46 AM
I honestly can't remember.

Last winter and the winters before that in NYC it would get down to 10 and then be windy...and that's like sub-zero. And that SUCKED. But otherwise I don't know.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on January 31, 2008, 09:53:06 AM
I'm pretty sure it got down below zero a few days here last winter...they got all pussy and closed all the schools because it was "too cold."  ::)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on January 31, 2008, 10:03:27 AM
That time I got framed for firing on unarmed protesters and me and Maria Conchita Alonso ended up on this game show where we had to run from these stalkers.  What a pain in the neck.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on January 31, 2008, 11:08:06 AM
Last year around this time. CR and I went up to Ann Arbor to visit friends, and the high was zero. The low was -9 with a windchill of -20.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on January 31, 2008, 11:31:48 AM
I grew up in Northern WI so I've experienced plenty of sub zero temperatures. I just can't recall the most recent..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 31, 2008, 11:33:48 AM
Last year around this time. CR and I went up to Ann Arbor to visit friends, and the high was zero. The low was -9 with a windchill of -20.

Indeed. My balls are still trying to return to their sacs and expand to their normal size.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on January 31, 2008, 01:04:33 PM
I don't remember the most recent, but I recall sometime in the early to mid 90s it hitting -20 with the windchill.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on January 31, 2008, 08:23:10 PM
The last time I was in Chicago - stranded there at Christmas when Cincinnati had that blizzard, so I think that was December, 2004?  It was compounded by me not owning a winter coat.  We went to Marshall Fields and bought hats, scarves, and gloves.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 01, 2008, 08:51:15 AM
QOTD

Two for one: Who do you think will win the Super Bowl, and will you be watching?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 01, 2008, 09:39:39 AM
I'm hoping the Giants will win because I loathe the Patriots. I might watch 1 quarter, if it's looking like it'll be a one-sided game, then I'll turn it off.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2008, 09:48:03 AM
I'll be watching.
I think the Patriots will win.
I hope the Giants win.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 01, 2008, 10:21:40 AM
I'll more than likely be watching.  I'll be rooting for the Giants, but will probably see the Patriots win.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 01, 2008, 10:37:33 AM
Meh. We were going to Ann Arbor to watch the game with friends, but due to the weather we aren't going to make the trip.

We'll probably have one eye on it. Don't care who wins, as long as it isn't the Patriots.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 01, 2008, 10:38:59 AM
I'll be attending my parents' usual SB party for the commercials, half-time show and of course, the snacks.  I sort of hope the Giants win, but I know dick about football. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 01, 2008, 12:01:07 PM
Yes.  Giants will get my half-hearted cheers.  I doubt they will win, but...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on February 01, 2008, 12:16:25 PM
If someone wants to get together and watch it somewhere (party or bar) I might be up for it, otherwise I probably won't bother.  I only watched about 20 minutes of the Super Bowl last year, and the Bears were in it. 

The Patriots will probably win.  I don't really care.  My feelings towards both teams is pretty much 90% indifference and 10% hate.



Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 01, 2008, 12:39:55 PM
I don't care.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 01, 2008, 12:48:07 PM
Some people at work are having a get-together to watch, so I'll go to that. I don't really care who wins except that I hope I win the squares thing.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on February 01, 2008, 01:32:06 PM
I'll be watching. I guess I'd like to see the Giants win, but it really doesn't matter. The main thing I'll be keeping an eye on is my various squares in the office pools. Last year my wife won $800 and a couple of years ago I won $500..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 01, 2008, 01:37:03 PM
The Greg is out of town, visiting his best friend for Super Bowl festivities. I'm going to invite one of my friends over. She and I will watch 4 episodes of ROCK OF LOVE and then pretend to care about football. :)

I think the Pats will win.

I also have about 7 football squares to keep an eye on. I'll probably check in at the end of each quarter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 01, 2008, 01:52:53 PM
I don't care, but I am in a pool, so I do care about the score.  The Patriots need to have a score ending in 8 and the Giants need to have one ending in 4.  If that happens at the end of the game, I win $400!  So, that's what I'm hoping for.

Otherwise, I'll probably be at the movies.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 01, 2008, 02:57:45 PM
Hell yeah I'll be watching. It's football! Plus, the ManChild was born and raised in Boston, so he's a lifelong Pats fan. If Lavar Arrington were still playing with the Giants, I'd be all about them winning. But since he's not, I'll be rooting for Tedy Bruschi and the Pats.

Hope it's a good game either way.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 02, 2008, 04:43:57 PM
last time I was somewhere that was below freezing? Yesterday at the office, maybe? No? OK, in real life then, I think it was in the mid-90s when I was at Miami.


Yes, I will be watching the superbowl, but I don't care who wins or loses. I'm just watching commercials.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 02, 2008, 04:48:14 PM
You aren't cheering for Eli? I'll be watching and hoping for a Giants win, but it will probably be NE.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 02, 2008, 07:07:28 PM
You aren't cheering for Eli? I'll be watching and hoping for a Giants win, but it will probably be NE.
Speaking of Eli, I'm getting a big kick out of the ESPN commerical with he and Peyton showing each other "brotherly love."  That would be exactly what my brother and I would probably do.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 03, 2008, 10:31:44 PM
Right result

Shit game

REALLY shit ads

Did Fox just not sell space so had to run boring fucking Sarah Cunter Chronicle promos all the time? Meh
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 03, 2008, 10:48:12 PM
I loved the result and I really thought it was a solid game.  I'd rather have a low scoring FIGHT than a high scoring blowout.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 03, 2008, 10:53:47 PM
The Pats had every opportunity to win that game. Neither team played particularly well. Good for Eli for finally getting out from under his brother's shadow. I only hope he (Eli) stays the hell out of every goddamn television commercial, which is something Peyton can't seem to do.

And I agree totally about the ads. Awful stuff for the most part. The only one I liked was the Budweiser ad with the dalmation training the Clydesdale (Hank) to make the pulling team.

Oh well. Almost time for baseball season.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 04, 2008, 08:02:19 AM
It was interesting at the party we were at.  Obviously at a SB Party you get a ton of people who don't normally watch football.  They are there because you're SUPPOSED to go to a SB Party.  They don't really have a clue what they're talking about and they either root for the underdog or they root for the favorite.  Not because of the team, but because they root for underdogs for fun or they root for the favorite because they want to have a better shot at picking a winner.

Most of the folks last night were rooting for the Giants... but then they got "bored".  It was interesting because the real football fans seemed to feel the game was just getting better and better as it went on and the faux-fans were doing more talking.  So, one guy says to me "The Giants are never going to win if they don't start scoring!" and I just looked at him.  He quizically asked "What?" and I said "The only way the Giants have a shot in the world of winning is keeping the score as low as possible.  It would be great if they could score more, but just keeping the Pats from scoring is REALLY what will win this game."  He didn't believe me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 04, 2008, 08:12:03 AM
And I agree totally about the ads. Awful stuff for the most part. The only one I liked was the Budweiser ad with the dalmation training the Clydesdale (Hank) to make the pulling team.

I dunno, the Audi ad near the beginning of the game was pretty good. And the fedex ad with the pigeons. At least the game got better and better as it went along, the ads seemed to falter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 04, 2008, 08:49:00 AM
QOTD (I'm not creative today)

If not already mentioned, what was your favorite Superbowl ad?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 04, 2008, 08:56:30 AM
The one that impressed me most was the Audi ad toward the beginning.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 04, 2008, 09:00:04 AM
I liked the Tide commercial with the talking stain.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 04, 2008, 09:10:20 AM
I didn't have one. I thought they were all totally lacking in creativity and original humour. That 'chosen pop star' for Doritos was even more unoriginal with her lame-arsed song with a chorus about bums

I seriously think Fox were in the merde with their ad sales. I'd be interested to learn if they sold everything, but I'm sure they didn't.

The Terminator shit was overkill extreme and I suspect it will have put as many people off as it might have attracted. When something needs to be promoted THAT much it usually means its a turd that can't be polished.

I have a question for SB watchers: When was the last time a QB did NOT win the MVP of the game award? Why even bother voting? Why the fuck not just give it to the QB of the winning team each year?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 04, 2008, 09:28:24 AM
Hines Ward won it 3 years ago.  I just checked Wiki and found that the MVP award has been pretty evenly split between the quarterback and position players.

I didn't see the ad on the TV, but Pepsi's deaf ad was pretty good.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 04, 2008, 09:31:05 AM
I think the Shaq on the tiny horses and tiny jockeys one made me laugh the most.

I thought the Bud Light superpowers of fire and flying were moderately funny.

The Bud dog training the horse was a favorite where we were, but it didn't quite cut it for me.

The talking stain seemed to be the most inventive one.

I rather enjoyed the puking baby... but I was completely alone in that where we were.

Beyond all that... I'm going to pick the Planters Nuts "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" as my pick for favorite.



NOW... after the game there was some Victoria's Secret ad on... I have no idea what it was about but I liked that one a lot.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2008, 09:54:42 AM
"The Giants are never going to win if they don't start scoring!" and I just looked at him.  He quizically asked "What?"
Isn't that pretty obvious? Last time I checked you have to score more points than the other team if you want to win. This guy was sheer football brilliance.

As for the game - great 4th quarter. Great to see that the Pats weren't the unstoppable machine that everyone thought they were. Although I'm a little scared of the thought of "Eli Manning, Super Bowl winning QB." *shudder*

CR: I think that when there is no clear-cut player to give the MVP award to, they generally give it to the QB just b/c he's the field general. I don't think Eli was the most valuable player out there tonight...but there isn't one guy who was. It really should have been the Giants defense...or more specifically the Giants' front four, but you can't give an MVP to them. So instead they just go with the QB and get it over with.

Ads: I didn't really watch most of them, but I was impressed with the product of the Audi commercial and I think I chuckled at the stupidity of the Bud Light commercial with the giant wheel of cheese.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 04, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
I was cheering quietly for Eli, (I was drinking out of an Ole Miss cup) but everyone else at the party was hoping for an injury that would pull him out of the game, but not ruin his career. (Bunch of rabid NC State fans)

I really liked the Justin Timberlake ad for some reason. And the Thriller Lizards, but I was the only one who liked that one.

I did notice that all of the "pop culture" references were about 15 years out of date. Paula Abdul's song should have been on her first album, the Richard Simmons cameo in the tire commercial, Thriller Lizards, and a couple of others were all outdated.  I thought we were watching the game from 1991!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 04, 2008, 10:52:48 AM
The only other ad I liked was the one with Will Ferrell -- I'm blanking on what it was for (other than to cross-market his Semi-Pro movie). Pepsi? Bud Light? Anyway, it cracked us up.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 04, 2008, 03:28:46 PM
I liked the Budweiser ad with the dog and horse.  The Bud Light wine and cheese party was good, too.  Oh, and also the Planters nuts ad.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 04, 2008, 04:48:23 PM
The Tide, Audi, and Budweiser wine & cheese ads were my favorites
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 04, 2008, 06:26:45 PM
I was disturbed by the Bill Frist/James Carville Coke commercial. In addition to the ones the rest of you have mentioned, I liked the Giant Balloon Coke commercial where Charlie Brown gets the coke bottle. Did anyone else catch the girl holding the football just before seeing Charlie Brown? And I'm looking forward to Leatherheads and Wall-E.

In case you missed them: http://www.myspace.com/superbowlads
(Why MySpace? Because they're part of the Fox Empire, I'm sure.)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 04, 2008, 07:46:59 PM
A lot of the commercials were weird, stupid, and/or made no sense.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 05, 2008, 08:47:45 AM
QOTD

When do you normally eat dinner?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 05, 2008, 09:02:41 AM
Preferably no later than 6:30 - otherwise I'm starving.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 05, 2008, 09:12:19 AM
Usually between 5:30-6:00
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 05, 2008, 09:13:21 AM
~6
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 05, 2008, 09:20:09 AM
Usually between 6:30-7:30 p.m. It depends on what I am cooking - some things just take longer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 05, 2008, 09:25:04 AM
Between 6 and 7, it really depends on what I'm cooking and when I get home.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 05, 2008, 09:53:42 AM
Usually 8 or 9ish. After work (=6pm) I exercise in some manner if I can...so that means I don't get home until then.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 05, 2008, 10:29:25 AM
Somewhere between 7 - 8 is the norm. On Tuesdays, I don't eat dinner until after 9.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 05, 2008, 10:50:27 AM
Sometime between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 05, 2008, 12:14:56 PM
Typically, between 6-8pm.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 05, 2008, 12:49:07 PM
Usually between about 7:30 and 8.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 05, 2008, 01:33:56 PM
Between six and seven
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 05, 2008, 03:05:47 PM
6:30 at the earliest, but generally between 7-8:30.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 05, 2008, 09:57:17 PM
around 6, unless I go to the gym, and then it's 7:30.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 06, 2008, 08:33:02 AM
I made note of the time when I ate dinner last night. 9:47 PM
That's laaaaaate.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 06, 2008, 08:58:43 AM
QOTD

What is the first video game you remember playing?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 06, 2008, 09:02:32 AM
Gun Fight (http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8039), at the Hyde Park Plaza Zayre's. This had to have been around 1978.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 06, 2008, 09:02:43 AM
Pong
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 06, 2008, 09:19:07 AM
PONG!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 06, 2008, 09:30:38 AM
Q-bert.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 06, 2008, 09:49:31 AM
Pong
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 06, 2008, 09:58:37 AM
Pong.  I remember the night vividly... my parent's friends Steve/Darlene bought one and I was the only kid present (my folks were really young and most of their friends didn't have kids themselves until my little brother's generation or later) and the only one left out.  Ah... the spirit of `76!

All night long I watched them play.  My dad kept telling me "This is not for little kids, little poncho.  This is an adult toy and it's very expensive."  Finally, after HOURS of their enjoyment... my mom finally let me sit in her lap and play against my dad.

In the years to come... the tune changed to "Why don't you take the little kids to the basement and teach them how to play Pong?" when they had long bored of it.  By that time, we had our own Sear's Tele-Games system!  Yes... my parents wouldn't bow to corporate Atari!  We only had the Sear's version and instead of the cool looking Atari game cartridges, we had the one with black numbered label.

In reality... it was less about staying away from the Atari beast and more that Sear's had a good layaway plan.  Video games in layaway made for great dangling carrots in front of me and my brother.

Instead of:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/g2.jpg)

We got:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/g1.jpg)


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Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 06, 2008, 09:59:21 AM
It was either Pong or Breakout.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 06, 2008, 10:05:01 AM
Space invaders
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 06, 2008, 10:27:11 AM
Space Invaders or Centipede
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2008, 10:34:26 AM
My best friend had an Intellivision and a Commodore 128. It would be something from one of those... maybe Burger Time or that Soccer game? Or perhaps a Jeopardy! game or something along those lines.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 06, 2008, 11:12:55 AM
God, I LOVED Burger Time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on February 06, 2008, 11:15:19 AM
Either pong, breakout, or "shoot at the square with your light gun." 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 06, 2008, 11:39:16 AM
God, I LOVED Veggie Burger Time.
Fixed that for you. ;)

The ratty Mexican joint around the corner from my office used to have the stand alone BURGER TIME machine when I first started working over here. I went there a few times to play. I stopped going when the food and service turned crap. I went back there last week for the first time in about 5 years and the machine is now gone. :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 06, 2008, 12:30:46 PM
Pong
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 06, 2008, 12:53:10 PM
It was some Atari Game.  Probably Frogger or the one where the guy is in the jungle swinging over the holes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 06, 2008, 01:05:01 PM
It was some Atari Game.  Probably Frogger or the one where the guy is in the jungle swinging over the holes.
PITFALL!!

One of my favorite things about Yo Gabba Gabba is all the Atari-like animation.
"Dude! Was that kid just playing JOUST?"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 06, 2008, 01:25:46 PM
Probably Casino on ColecoVision.  I think it was BlackJack.  I was 6.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 06, 2008, 05:20:17 PM
Probably Pac-man or that one early racing arcade game.  The first game I remember playing in a home setting was Super Mario Brothers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 07, 2008, 08:46:51 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Chinese restaurant?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 07, 2008, 08:50:16 AM
Toss up between Oriental Wok in Crescent Springs and Hong Kong Grand Buffet in Newport.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 07, 2008, 08:59:30 AM
China Cottage (on Wilmington Pike in Kettering and on Far Hills Ave in Centerville)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 07, 2008, 09:12:03 AM
China Cottage (even though I haven't been there in ages) and Teak.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on February 07, 2008, 09:12:25 AM
I don't have one - can't remember the last time I had Chinese (maybe in Chicago a year or two ago).  
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 07, 2008, 09:15:09 AM
Hands down, this joint in Marietta C-Land and the Greg took us to several weeks ago.  Not only the best Chinese I've eaten, but probably one of the best meals I've had in a very long time.

My local favorite shut down last month because the owners decided to retire.  That place was the 2nd best Chinese.  Choice cuts of meat, flaming tiki drinks and an exceptionally exuberant owner.  :(

Unfortunately, I have a mind block when it comes to Chinese restaurant names.  When I try to remember one, I just have this maelstrom of the words "Golden," "Lucky," "Wok," "Oriental," "China," and "Dragon" that causes me to forget the name of any of them.  The only one I always remember is the super generic "China Food." 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 07, 2008, 09:24:37 AM
Hands down, this joint in Marietta C-Land and the Greg took us to several weeks ago.  Not only the best Chinese I've eaten, but probably one of the best meals I've had in a very long time.
Aaaaaaaaaaw Yeaaaaaaaaah. "Tasty China" in the hizzey! :) You can't go wrong with something called "Hot Numbing Beef Rolls". Also, there were some very questionable dish name translations. I seriously think there was something called "Cream of Young Cantonese Boy" or something like that. Not that it matters what is on the menu because you basically tell the owner what you like and she comes up with a menu for you.

Greg: What are they eating over there?
Owner: Don't worry about that! What do you like?

But, that place is the BEST in TOWN. A lot of foodies say it's the best Chinese food outside of SF's Chinatown.

My other favorite Chinese place is Chinese Lantern in Hamilton. Of course, I worked there in high school, college and during my first year out of college. The food isn't the best you've ever had, but the service and the tiki drinks more than make up for that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on February 07, 2008, 09:57:16 AM
Oriental Wok in Crescent Springs or Memories of China in Florence.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 07, 2008, 10:11:53 AM
One that is closed.

Yuck.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 07, 2008, 10:14:36 AM
I'd probably have to go with Oriental (Shitty) Wok or the Asian Buffet in Florence next to the Barnes and Noble.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 07, 2008, 10:25:10 AM
Pilgrim House in Southampton, UK
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 07, 2008, 10:48:30 AM
North China on 48 in Centerville (Across from DLM), hands down - including the service. 
As for takeout, New China right up the street on Linden is pretty decent, and they deliver.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 07, 2008, 11:51:01 AM
My all-time favorite will always be Lucky Chang's in New Orleans, which tragically is no longer open. Otherwise, I'll have to go with the Fuji Jade Garden here in State College, which features full tasty menus for both Chinese and Japanese and has several hibachi tables.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 07, 2008, 01:33:28 PM
OK. I can't name just one, so.....

Din Tai Fung (http://www.dintaifungusa.com) in Arcadia, CA (and Taiwan and Tokyo), but I've only been to the one in Arcadia.  Best dumplings and Taiwanese food in the universe.  In fact, I just had them Saturday night!

And Wu Kong (http://www.wukong.com.hk/) in Hong Kong for Shanghainese food.  Also The Red Pepper (http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hongkong/D44659.html) in Hong Kong for Szchewan (probably not as authentic, but spicy as hell, and that always gets my vote). 

And, oddly enough, this little vegetarian Chinese place in Santa Cruz called Little Shanghai (http://www.littleshanghai.com)- one of the only things I still miss about Santa Cruz - one of the most beautiful places you can imagine, but also a pretty boring place to live.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on February 07, 2008, 03:45:49 PM
Bee's in Fairfield usually isn't too bad. Hopefully they are over their immigration problems.

Before I "advanced" to a field manager, it was my job to inspect restaurants (and other insureds) in the area. For a while I was looking at lots of Chinese restaurants, many of which were completely disgusting...........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 07, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
The Dragon Inn.  Nothing ridiculously special but it's good.  That's about the only one I go to though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on February 07, 2008, 05:26:47 PM
QOTD

What is your favorite Chinese restaurant?

As of last weekend, Sesame Inn near McKnight Road in north Pittsburgh.  It's phenomenally good and reminds me a lot of Shitty Wok from a certain birthday several years ago.  Luckily, they keep the restrooms here MUCH cleaner.

Here in Butler, I'd say Dynasty Buffet, who are alright.  The most awesome thing about them is when the DY burns out on their sign.  High comedy right there.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 07, 2008, 05:43:18 PM
When I lived in Kingston, the eponymously named "Oriental Restaurant" had this Spicy Schezwan Beef that was unlike anything I've ever found anywhere else. It was kind of spicy and sweet at the same time, and crispy. I've ordered stuff called that at many other Chinese restaurants and never found the exact same thing again.  :(

I haven't really sampled Chinese food widely here in Columbus. There is an Indian restaurant out at Polaris (Cuisine of India) that on Wednesday night does an "Indo-Chinese Buffet," which is basically Chinese food as you would get it in India. It's different from Americanized Chinese food, but very tasty.

In Cincinnati, I like that Chinese buffet place at Ridge & Highland. I go there a lot with my parents.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 07, 2008, 10:06:57 PM
Schezeuan 132 here in Wilmington is my favorite Chinese restaurant. Way better than Schezeuan 130! (That one was closed down for health violations-yummy!)

And I always like PF Changs.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 08, 2008, 08:56:02 AM
QOTD

Will you watch the Grammys on Sunday?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 08, 2008, 08:57:07 AM
Most likely.  I haven't really even heard anything about it, except that Kanye is supposed to perform.  I pretty much always watch. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 08, 2008, 08:59:55 AM
Probably not.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 08, 2008, 09:02:08 AM
If Amy Winehouse had gotten a visa, yes.

Now, there's no point to all the flip, flap, & flubbery.  I hate most of the music anyway.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 08, 2008, 09:22:57 AM
Probably not.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 08, 2008, 09:34:23 AM
They're on Sunday? (that's a no--the Colin Firth pride & prejudice is on pretty much at the same time anyway).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2008, 09:36:11 AM
Absolutely not.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 08, 2008, 10:02:10 AM
No
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on February 08, 2008, 10:12:28 AM
doubt it
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 08, 2008, 10:21:33 AM
I am if, by "Grammys," you mean old women.

And if by "watching," you mean clandestinely staring at them through a window while standing in the bushes at a retirement home.

If so, then yes, I will be watching the Grammys.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 08, 2008, 11:48:10 AM
No way.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 08, 2008, 11:59:10 AM
I can't think of anything worse to watch, so no.  I'd rather watch the Home Shopping Network than the Grammies. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 08, 2008, 12:35:23 PM
I am if, by "Grammys," you mean old women.

And if by "watching," you mean clandestinely staring at them through a window while standing in the bushes at a retirement home.

If so, then yes, I will be watching the Grammys.

Oh yeah, well then I'll be watching the Grammys as well.

Thanks, FG, for clearing this up for me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 08, 2008, 12:46:40 PM
To save gas, you just want to carpool?

If so, hit me back.  Maybe we can grab some nachos before.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 08, 2008, 12:48:19 PM
not a chance in this world of this happening
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 08, 2008, 02:00:46 PM
To save gas, you just want to carpool?

If so, hit me back.  Maybe we can grab some nachos before.

Maybe we could hit Target beforehand.  I have a couple of holes in my black sweats, I need to pick up some new ones.  And we could get an Icee.  I love those things.  Plus, once you're finished drinking it, the cup comes in really handy to hold your ejaculate so you don't leave any physical evidence.  A little trick I picked up a few years back.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 08, 2008, 02:20:53 PM
Oh god, I thought that was milk.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 08, 2008, 02:22:58 PM
No, I will not be watching the Grammys. Especially not with FG and Butter!

I will be watching Colin Firth, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 08, 2008, 02:30:32 PM
Oh god, I thought that was milk.

Uh, yeah.  It's not.  At least not the kind you thought.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 08, 2008, 02:48:44 PM
Hellz no!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 08, 2008, 02:57:13 PM
The only reason I would tune in is to watch Amy Winehouse's satelite preformance.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on February 08, 2008, 11:28:42 PM
To save gas, you just want to carpool?

If so, hit me back.  Maybe we can grab some nachos before.

Maybe we could hit Target beforehand.  I have a couple of holes in my black sweats, I need to pick up some new ones.  And we could get an Icee.  I love those things.  Plus, once you're finished drinking it, the cup comes in really handy to hold your ejaculate so you don't leave any physical evidence.  A little trick I picked up a few years back.

:D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 11, 2008, 09:27:03 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite expression for describing how cold it is outside?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 11, 2008, 09:46:29 AM
Sadly... I don't have a cold saying.  I've heard "cold as a witch's tit" and several others... but I guess I just go Northeastern and say "It's wicked cold out".

Doesn't come up much down here.

I do say "Hot as a whorehouse on nickel night" for hot days.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 11, 2008, 10:50:14 AM
Back in the North Country of NYS, people used to say "It ain't cold 'til your snot freezes."

My snot froze yesterday...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 11, 2008, 10:56:55 AM
I usually employ "colder than a witch's tit" or use a stream of freeform expletives.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 11, 2008, 11:38:06 AM
"It's Fvcking Cold!!"  (Which I could be heard saying several times yesterday when the wind kicked up.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 11, 2008, 12:03:13 PM
"It's Fvcking Cold!!"  (Which I could be heard saying several times yesterday when the wind kicked up.)

My description is pretty similar - but when I'm at work, I say, "It's cuss word cold out there!"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on February 11, 2008, 01:57:34 PM
i typically go with, "it feels like the 8th level of hell", but that's only because i'm impossibly pretentious.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 11, 2008, 09:40:43 PM
"gaaah! This sucks!" Is usually what I say. Though it hasn't been cold this winter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on February 12, 2008, 12:03:33 AM
Motherfucker!  Why the fuck do I live here?!?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 12, 2008, 09:21:56 AM
QOTD

Do you ever get rainchecks when shopping?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 12, 2008, 09:35:30 AM
I have, but not very often. I think the last time I got and used rainchecks was several years ago at Michael's Crafts. They had frames on sale but ran out of stock, so I got rainchecks and picked up about 15 of them later.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2008, 10:03:06 AM
I've never even heard of this concept. So... no.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 12, 2008, 10:07:45 AM
I think I did it once many years ago, when there weren't as many options for finding things elsewhere at similar prices.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 12, 2008, 10:44:49 AM
Only time I've bothered with a raincheck was at Blockbuster when they used to (maybe still do?) guarantee a certain title would be in stock. If it wasn't, you could ask for a raincheck and pick it up for free in the future.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 12, 2008, 10:52:49 AM
Very rarely, but that's usually because I shop late at night and the customer service desks are closed.  But if it was something I really wanted....I'd come back when they were open.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on February 12, 2008, 10:57:56 AM
sometimes, if it's a really good deal on something I actually usually buy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 12, 2008, 11:17:15 AM
No
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 12, 2008, 11:35:44 AM
It has been many years... but yes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 12, 2008, 11:57:12 AM
Once, for a ladder on sale at Orchard Supply Hardware.  But it was more of a "we'll honor this price and just call you when the new shipment comes in" kind of thing.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 12, 2008, 02:03:42 PM
no
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 12, 2008, 03:46:53 PM
Sometimes, if it's for something I really, really want and it's a good deal.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 12, 2008, 08:13:20 PM
nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 13, 2008, 09:08:22 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred style of headphones?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 13, 2008, 09:15:07 AM
I can't find a set of ear buds that don't make my ears hurt. So, I have a cheapy pair of headphones that rest on the ears that work best for me. If they weren't so freakin' heavy, I'd totally wear the old padded 70s earphones and be a happy, happy girl.

For some reason, this question totally made me think of that Demi Moore/Rob Lowe headphone scene in ABOUT LAST NIGHT...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 13, 2008, 09:32:40 AM
I've got a pair of noise-cancelling Sony earbuds that I use, although like C-land, I'd much rather be kickin' it old school with the 70's padded headphones.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 13, 2008, 09:51:34 AM
The wife bought me some sweet 70's-inspired noise cancelling padded headphones.  They rock and I love them.  She bought me them for listening to TV in bed after she's nodded off (for some reason that females only understand... it seems vitally important that I do not get up and go watch TV in the living room after "bedtime things" but remain in the bed) because she can handle the flickering light, but not the sound part.  She bought noise-cancelling so that I could take them on plane trips and the padded for the comfort factor.

I use some fairly generic looking Sony gel earbuds when I'm in public.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2008, 09:55:01 AM
At Work: the cheapest pair that Radio Shack has. That go over my head with crappy paddings.
MP3 Player: the ear buds that it came with. I don't like them but I've never thought to myself that I should get some other ones.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 13, 2008, 10:08:06 AM
I don't have any headphones.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 13, 2008, 10:37:02 AM
I can't wear earbuds. They hurt and they don't stay in my ears.

On my iPod, I use these (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-Q22LP-Headphones-Interchangeable-Headphone/dp/B00008VIX2/ref=pd_bbs_10?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1202916666&sr=8-10)

At home I've got a pair of these (http://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-SC-LOW-MacBl-Lowrider-Headphone/dp/B000OYJQ8Y/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b?ie=UTF8&qid=1202916770&sr=8-39) and a pair of these (http://www.amazon.com/Koss-20-UR-20-Home-Headphones/dp/B00005N9D3/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1202916836&sr=1-22). But I don't use headphones much at home since my next door neighbors moved out and I don't have to drown out the sounds of loud lesbian sex when I'm working on my computer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 13, 2008, 10:52:14 AM
For the grocery store, running, gym, I use the ear buds that came with my ipod.

At home, I use these. (http://www.gradolabs.com/frameset_main.htm)

When I travel, these (http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-ANC7-QuietPoint-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B000OMKR8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1202917693&sr=1-1) do the trick.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 13, 2008, 11:27:42 AM
On my iPod, I use these (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-Q22LP-Headphones-Interchangeable-Headphone/dp/B00008VIX2/ref=pd_bbs_10?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1202916666&sr=8-10)
Oooh, I actually have those same ones somewhere... no clue where though.

drown out the sounds of loud lesbian sex when I'm working on my computer.
I hate to tell you this... but you're DOING IT WRONG!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 13, 2008, 11:59:01 AM
The earbuds that go with an ipod or the old style that goes with a walkman work just fine too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 13, 2008, 12:13:36 PM
The ones that come with my cassette walkman.  Old school all the way. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 13, 2008, 02:07:59 PM
I just replaced my noise-cancelling Sony earbuds (the stupid rubber covers kept falling off and a replacement set is EIGHT DOLLARS!!!!!) with a set of Bose over the ear headphones.  I <3 them.  I elected not to get noise-cancelling, though, as I already space out enough as it is at work.  With noise cancellation, I would never pay attention to anything ever.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 13, 2008, 10:03:39 PM
The earbuds that came with my mp3 player were really starting to hurt my ears, so I just switched to these (http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHS5200-Reflective-Neckband-Headphones/dp/B000QS2XS8/) - complete with reflective neckband for safety!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 13, 2008, 11:14:26 PM
Whatever came with my mp3 player.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 14, 2008, 09:40:07 AM
QOTD

When in elementary school, did you give valentines to everyone in the class, or only selected kids?



We were of the can't leave anyone out household, so I handed out 25-30 of them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 14, 2008, 09:46:28 AM
I handed them out to everyone.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 14, 2008, 10:02:55 AM
I sent them to everyone because I was one of those kids who liked everybody. :) The Greg says I'm still like that.

He's never heard of duemellon.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2008, 10:10:50 AM
I only remember 1st and 2nd grade, but yeah I did the whole class.

I remember in 1st grade I was so excited I put my valentines cards in the order of how our desks were set up, so I could just go down the row and hand them out. I was the first one done passing them out...and then realized that I was envious of everyone else still walking around.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on February 14, 2008, 10:33:38 AM
I was one of those naive kids that didn't realize that there were kids that didn't hand them out to everyone.  I gave them to everyone, even kids I didn't really like that much.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 14, 2008, 10:42:03 AM
I don't think I was being naive about it, everyone in my school did give them to everyone.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 14, 2008, 10:50:33 AM
I gave them to everyone.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 14, 2008, 11:43:42 AM
Everybody! I still give out valentines every year to my team members. This year's design was Cookie Monster.  :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 14, 2008, 12:25:51 PM
I sent them to everyone because I was one of those kids who liked everybody. :) The Greg says I'm still like that.

He's never heard of duemellon.

CR BSPOTD
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 14, 2008, 12:58:45 PM
I gave them to everyone. I remember I had such joy making my valentine shoebox every year.

(http://www.winmarkcom.com/images/heartbox.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 14, 2008, 01:06:47 PM
Everyone
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 14, 2008, 01:54:37 PM
Everyone up until about 5th or 6th grade.  After that I don't think we did Valentines.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 14, 2008, 02:00:22 PM
Everyone up until about 5th or 6th grade.  After that I don't think we did Valentines.
After 6th grade, when I got into middle & high school, it was all about the carnations. Sending and receiving. TOTALLY right out of MEAN GIRLS. It was all about sending them to friends and hoping they also sent some to me. Oh, and the requisite longingwishinghoping that a boy would send one to me.

Just for some lando-lore, the dorkiest thing I ever did for Valentine's Day was to walk 2.5 miles to Kroger and buy a peach-colored rose for a boy I loved and then to walk another 4.5-5 miles to a friend's house so that he could call that boy and give the rose to him for me while I hid in the bathroom and listened to his reaction. I think I was in the 8th grade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 14, 2008, 02:06:39 PM
We had to give them to everyone.  Catholic school - they were very conscious of no one's feelings getting hurt by being left out.  I think we did it up through about 4th or 5th grade and then stopped. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 14, 2008, 03:45:04 PM
I gave them to everyone. I remember I had such joy making my valentine shoebox every year.

(http://www.winmarkcom.com/images/heartbox.jpg)
I always LOVED decorating these things! So awesome to have your own portable mailbox.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 14, 2008, 06:11:44 PM
Everyone in Elementary School.  And I'm sure hardly any of those little bastards deserved it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 14, 2008, 10:13:05 PM
I gave to everyone in the class through elementary school.  But I was always very careful about the ones I gave to the boys: "love" and "I like you" were under no circumstances allowed on their valentines!  And then I started making cards for my friends and giving the store-bought ones to everyone else.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on February 15, 2008, 12:04:13 AM
yeah.  i didn't get any and didn't give any.


things really don't change.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 15, 2008, 08:44:05 AM
QOTD

When is the last time you upgraded your cell phone?


Almost 2 years ago, which means it's time again!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 15, 2008, 08:55:49 AM
No idea. Obviously this must mean it's time to upgrade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 15, 2008, 09:17:27 AM
Hopefully it'll be this weekend.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on February 15, 2008, 09:19:32 AM
Almost 2 years for me...I'm looking forward to it (and reduced monthly costs)!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on February 15, 2008, 09:43:56 AM
Upgraded to a Blackberry back in August. Thank goodness my employer pays for the phone and service........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 15, 2008, 09:47:56 AM
About a year and half ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 15, 2008, 10:16:10 AM
I've had this Samsung A900 (aka... the RAZR knockoff for companies that didn't support it) for over 2 years. 
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/A900.jpg)
It still works great, isn't scratched up or damaged and has excellent battery life.  Who knows how long that will last... basically I think they make these phones for a 2 year lifespan.  Until then I won't be upgrading.

The wife's 3.5 year old phone recently became possessed and would randomly turn on/off and randomly dial phone numbers.  They offered to try and fix it... but it was flat beat up.  Lots of scratches on the screen, pieces pulling loose and such.  Last week she upgraded to the LG Black Rumor which is truly an amazing piece of technology.  We haven't found the butt-wiping feature... but I'm sure it's in there, everything else is.  It really is a rocking phone.
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/rumor.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 15, 2008, 10:24:11 AM
It's been about a year and a half, so hopefully soon.  I have quite a rebate racked up with sprint, but i'm not in the position to drop money on any of the "fees" they like to charge you, even when the phone itself is free. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 15, 2008, 10:34:14 AM
I think 2 years....whenever Cinti Bell upgraded and the new network wasn't going to be able to support my old phone.  So I got a free phone. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 15, 2008, 10:53:24 AM
I got my Blackberry in July, after the successful victory in my battle against the evil empire better known as Sprint.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2008, 12:31:19 PM
Got a Treo last October. The University has some sort of deal with AT&T, so it was only about $79.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 15, 2008, 12:32:42 PM
A last April/May.  Over another year to go and I doubt my phone will last that long.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2008, 12:48:34 PM
April 2006. I bought a razr but have been looking forward to getting something new for a while now. The problem is that everytime I go into a store I can never find something that satisfies/interests me. Urgh.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 15, 2008, 12:53:43 PM
I proudly refuse to own a cell phone.  I had one until I moved to LA, then I got rid of it.  Brian had the same phone for more than 5 years before it died in December in Cincinnati and we got a new one at Verizon then.  We got the absolute cheapest phone in the place, because we hate cell phones with a passion.  It is turned off 99.9% of the time, but we still have some friends and family members who insist upon calling it and then get annoyed that it takes us sometimes more than a month to get the voicemail. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 15, 2008, 12:55:36 PM
What's a cell phone?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on February 15, 2008, 01:02:07 PM
In October I got a razr.  It was a free upgrade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Content Chick on February 15, 2008, 01:51:48 PM
I switched services in November and got a Chocolate. Worst designed phone ever. EVER.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 15, 2008, 06:46:03 PM
My best friend's parents gave me a Kyocera K-9 for Christmas 2004. I've never upgraded.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 15, 2008, 08:28:03 PM
About two years ago... when Ella got it for me. :) Best sister ever!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Nate on February 16, 2008, 04:01:05 PM
Spring 2003.  Sometimes I feel like I'm rocking the late 80s cell phone when I go out in public.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 16, 2008, 05:26:49 PM
1982

(http://techepics.com/files/worldsfirstcellphone.jpg)

It isn't a pistol in my pocket.

At least in the left pocket
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2008, 12:01:00 AM
Zack Morris?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 18, 2008, 09:18:14 AM
QOTD

Who is your favorite president?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 18, 2008, 10:08:38 AM
George Washington because he killed a bunch of Hessians and Royalists, owned slaves and wore powdered wigs.  And Martha was a total FLILF.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 18, 2008, 10:45:31 AM
Lincoln.  Very interesting man with a horrible life.  He's a very popular choice because of slavery, the civil war and being shot... but those have very little to do with why I find him fascinating.

Lincoln (http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-David-Herbert-Donald/dp/068482535X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203347494&sr=8-3) by David Herbert Donald is a fascinating read.  It is one of my favorite non-fiction books ever.  It is so well-written and full of information.  Truly humanizes a man who has been almost turned into a cartoon.

With Malice Toward None (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060924713/ref=pd_cp_b_2?pf_rd_p=317711001&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=068482535X&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1092Y8N7Z14798KKPGY3) by Stephen B Oats is another really nice one, focusing more on the "simple" man aspect.

Lincoln: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Novel-Gore-Vidal/dp/0375708766/ref=pd_bbs_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203348809&sr=8-10) by Gore Vidal is a fictionalized story based on historical events.  It has its place, but don't confuse it for being wholly factual.  It is told from the viewpoint of those surrounding Lincoln (mostly secretary John Hay) and has a lot of "recreated" dialog.  Mary Todd Lincoln is shown less as an angry psycho and more as an ill woman who needs your pity.  I read this for the first time in high school and I couldn't tell where fiction ended and fact began.  After becoming more educated on Lincoln... I re-read this book and was able to appreciate it more for exactly what it is... a detailed story book written more like a movie/TV mini-series.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 18, 2008, 10:48:20 AM
FDR
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 18, 2008, 11:43:46 AM
Yeah, I'd have to go with FDR as well.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 18, 2008, 11:57:23 AM
Lincoln

Lincoln (http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-David-Herbert-Donald/dp/068482535X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203347494&sr=8-3) by David Herbert Donald is a fascinating read.  It is one of my favorite non-fiction books ever.

Ditto this. Team of Rivals also is excellent.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 18, 2008, 12:20:38 PM
Thomas Jefferson
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 18, 2008, 12:25:15 PM
That one dead guy...yeah, him.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 18, 2008, 01:52:33 PM
George Washington because he killed a bunch of Hessians and Royalists, owned slaves and wore powdered wigs.  And Martha was a total FLILF.

Martha was no Barbara Bush. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on February 18, 2008, 02:38:19 PM
Eric B.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2008, 03:57:50 PM
James K Polk!

He was the expansionist president. Heh...expansionist.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 18, 2008, 06:35:37 PM
Millard Fillmore, 'cuz noone else loves him.

Or more seriously, Andrew Jackson. He was a product of his time and the Trail of Tears and refusal to acknowledge the directive of the Supreme Court is a bit problematic, but I've always found him to be interesting. He was the first popularly elected president since the voting franchise had been extended to a larger number of men at the time of his election- it was the "frontier" states like Ohio and Tennessee that elected him.

And I have a very soft spot for Truman. He had a challenging job coming after FDR.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 19, 2008, 09:21:22 AM
QOTD

What's the oldest car you've ever taken a ride in?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 19, 2008, 09:23:22 AM
Probably my dad's 1956 Austin-Healey
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 19, 2008, 10:18:49 AM
Let's see...I dated a guy who drove a 1968 Mercury Cougar...

Hang on, another ex-boyfriend had a '67 Chevy Nova SS...
 
Gosh, my folks had a 1966 Buick Skylark Gran Sport when I was a kid, so that's probably the oldest...

No wait, in high school my friend Jodi inherited her brother's 1963 Ford Falcon, so that's probably the oldest...

Hang on a sec, nope. The oldest is probably 1962 Ford Fairlane, courtesy of another ex-boyfriend.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 19, 2008, 10:25:34 AM
Let's see...I dated a guy...another ex-boyfriend...another ex-boyfriend.

I'll bet you had a nickname, didn't you?   ;)

I think it was a 1964 or 65 Mercury Comet convertible that my folks owned when I was a kid.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 19, 2008, 10:36:41 AM
Given I was borned in 1968, it was probably a car owned by my parents, older siblings, mom's parents, or dad's mother. But I have no recollection of what those cars were.  ???
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 19, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
Probably a 1936 Lincoln Zephyr, amongst other fine cars, courtesy of hot rockabilly dudes everywhere.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 19, 2008, 11:11:52 AM
1970 something Olds Toranado (i think, it's the first car I can remember before the yellow death (aka: amc eagle). There might've been my dad's old Opel somewhere in there too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 19, 2008, 11:27:18 AM
The oldest thing I've ever ridden, eh?

Much like yesterday, I'm going to have to go with Barbara Bush.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 19, 2008, 12:02:53 PM
Probably an old roommates black checker cab.  That thing had to be from the 50s or 60s.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 19, 2008, 12:10:59 PM
Do the old-fashioned cars at Kings Island count?

1963 Dodge Dart
(http://u225.torque.net/cars/dodgedart/cars/63dart5.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2008, 12:20:52 PM
My neighbor growing up has a 1922 something. I don't know if I ever rode in it, tho. Maybe I sat in it? I don't even know that.

Otherwise I'd probably say my parents' 1979...Oldsmobile...something? Gah, I can't remember.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 19, 2008, 12:24:59 PM
1970 something Olds Toranado

Hey, my parents had one of these! It was red. Don't remember what year the car was, but we definitely had it when we drove to Disney in Florida circa '72 or '73.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 19, 2008, 12:45:50 PM
Ours was blue, not sure of the year either but I think it was late '70's.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on February 19, 2008, 01:41:46 PM
Probably an East German Trabant. No idea on the age of it, but they all looked old, even the newer models. I mean, they used to make them out of paper or something, for fuck's sake.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 19, 2008, 02:19:52 PM
Probably an East German Trabant. No idea on the age of it, but they all looked old, even the newer models. I mean, they used to make them out of paper or something, for fuck's sake.

I'm pretty sure the original Hyundai's were made out of porcelain.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 19, 2008, 02:25:05 PM
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/56c.jpg)

We had a 1956 Chevy Bel-Air when I was a small poncho.  Imagine this one... but really faded with a few rust spots near the wheel wells.  I don't really remember it except in pictures.  I think they got rid of it when I wasn't quite 3... but somewhere I have pictures of Pumpkinhead Toddler Poncho riding without a carseat or seatbelt.  I hope we weren't moving and this was a posed shot... but you can't tell and it was the 70's.

It's amazing any of us lived past 5.  Jarts, no carseats, lead paint and asbestos!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 19, 2008, 03:21:43 PM
(http://www.simonlewis.com/roland.jpg)

Dad's first car - a 1960 Ford Popular - like the one above but bright yellow. We called it the "custard pie"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 19, 2008, 03:33:38 PM
I have no clue and that makes me sad. :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 19, 2008, 05:08:23 PM
It was either a '60s vintage Mustang a friend in high school had, or my camp counselor's car when I was in sixth grade. It was blue (hey- I was 12!) and had no seatbelts in the backseat.  It seemed really old.

Or maybe the '66 Mustang I had to drive to a lawyer's office for some random reason at the onset of Hurricane Isabel in 2003.  All I really wanted to do was get home and move my stuff away from the windows and head to high ground, but I was the only one in the office who could drive a 5 speed. There's a picture somewhere.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 20, 2008, 09:19:52 AM
Probably my dad's Ford Fairlane. I'm thinking it was a '62 or '63.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 20, 2008, 09:20:35 AM
QOTD

What beverage do you drink the most during the day?


These days, probably water.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 20, 2008, 09:25:43 AM
Coffee or water
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 20, 2008, 09:33:06 AM
Water
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 20, 2008, 09:37:53 AM
Where was this question last year?  I think we all know what my answer would be.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 20, 2008, 09:38:50 AM
I drink at least 120oz of water a day.  That blows the doors off the occasional can of Pepsi or my morning glass of milk.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 20, 2008, 09:54:21 AM
I bet I only average about three beverages a day. This is something that I'm trying to work on but I just rarely have any thirst. Coffee-Water-Soda or Milk. 3 way tie.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 20, 2008, 09:55:41 AM
I drink at least 120oz of water a day.  That blows the doors off the occasional can of Pepsi or my morning glass of milk.

What's that, a gallon?  Are you one of those guys that carries the jug around with them everywhere?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 20, 2008, 10:05:42 AM
Where was this question last year?  I think we all know what my answer would be.

Barbara Bush?

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2008, 10:12:28 AM
I'm trying to up my water intake. So I guess it's that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 20, 2008, 10:18:00 AM
Where was this question last year?  I think we all know what my answer would be.

Barbara Bush?

Naw, she's pretty dried up at this point.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 20, 2008, 11:45:58 AM
Where was this question last year?  I think we all know what my answer would be.

Barbara Bush?

Naw, she's pretty dried up at this point.

Ugh. I totally just thought of Chuck Cleaver and Babs Bush scrumpin'. EWWWWWWWWWWW!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 20, 2008, 11:54:18 AM
Water -- my urologist wants me to drink three 64-oz. containers of water every day, and for a few months I was doing it, but I'm back down to only about 64 oz. per day. Which means I'm sure to be visited by the kidney stone fairy again.  :'(

(http://www.billybarton.com/blog/images/kidney_stone.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 20, 2008, 12:08:31 PM
What's that, a gallon?  Are you one of those guys that carries the jug around with them everywhere?

No.  I'm an opportunity drinker at work (water cooler + 7-11 cup) and on the weekends I just drink a lot of water.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 20, 2008, 12:22:46 PM
water
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 20, 2008, 12:24:45 PM
Coffee with water and tea a close 2nd.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 20, 2008, 04:59:52 PM
Water
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 20, 2008, 07:07:56 PM
water.  I had a coke last week, and it was too sweet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 20, 2008, 07:20:22 PM
water or tea
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on February 20, 2008, 09:30:03 PM
QOTD

What beverage do you drink the most during the day?

Water.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 20, 2008, 09:30:33 PM
Mostly water, but only if I have the delicious sugar-free Hawaiian Punch packets to accompany it.
Like whigs, I really only drink it so I won't be visited by that goddamn stone fairy again.  prior to said stones, I really never drank water at all.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 21, 2008, 08:09:28 AM
QOTD:

What are you most likely to order when you go to Waffle House (or some equivalent)?

I heart their sausage melt with hashbrowns scattered, smothered and covered.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 21, 2008, 08:17:47 AM
Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich with a side of grits!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 21, 2008, 08:43:19 AM
No idea. Waffles maybe?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 21, 2008, 08:58:39 AM
Waffles with hash browns scattered and covered.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 21, 2008, 09:44:37 AM
I don't eat at the Awful Waffle unless I'm so blitzed I wouldn't remember what I ate anyway.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 21, 2008, 10:13:00 AM
scrambled eggs, raisin toast and the hasbrowns covered (whatever the saying is for cheese?)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 21, 2008, 10:35:53 AM
... and the hasbrowns covered (whatever the saying is for cheese?)
You are totally, 100% correct!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 21, 2008, 12:59:29 PM
cheese omelette, hashbrowns, toast and a cherry coke (they make it the old-fashioned way...cherry syrup in the coke)
Title: Took this photo last night when we were leaving Waffle House...
Post by: c-lando on February 21, 2008, 01:13:17 PM
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/nothashtans.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 21, 2008, 01:16:25 PM
That's classic, c-lando :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on February 21, 2008, 02:06:06 PM
Hashbrowns smothered and covered.  I'm indifferent to the scattering but I guess I usually order them that way just for the trifecta.  I partner the hash browns with a sandwich of some type.

If I go to Denny's I usually get the skillet or the Moons.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on February 21, 2008, 04:20:10 PM
If I end up Waffle House it is very late at night (or early in morning) and I'm too drunk to remember what I've ordered.

Fortunately I haven't ended up at WH for at least 3 years...........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 21, 2008, 04:26:46 PM
yesterday: water
today: anything with bacon
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 21, 2008, 05:43:14 PM
I've never eaten at Waffle House. IHOP: once. At Bob Evans I'll get an omlette or pancakes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 22, 2008, 09:13:44 AM
QOTD

When it's raining/snowing and you have to walk outside, what shoes do you wear?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 22, 2008, 09:24:52 AM
(http://cdn.llbean.com/products/womens/22799/images/M22799.jpg)

These babies.

I also have a pair of orange and purple flowered Wellies for puddle jumping.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2008, 10:46:26 AM
I have a pair of timberland brown boots. Not much to talk about but that's what I'm wearing today in this wintery mix.

I have a black pair of timberland oxfords that are almost waterproof, so those are my rain shoes until the waterproofing dies.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 22, 2008, 11:08:30 AM
(http://www.takkens.com/images/products/b1460z.jpg)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 22, 2008, 11:12:39 AM
(http://www.takkens.com/images/products/b1460z.jpg)

Ditto
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 22, 2008, 11:17:51 AM
I loves me some boots. Here's what I alternate between:

... skull Wellies ...

(http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/35/8/AAAAAvQkQ94AAAAAADWMYw.jpg)

... a black pair of these furry Sorel boots ...

(http://image.normthompson.com/sahalie/images/us/local/products/detail/76756.jpg)

... these Uggs ...

(http://www.wavejammer.com/catalog/shoes/uggs/ugg51529z.jpg)

... and two pair from Lands' End for which I can't find images.  :P
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 22, 2008, 11:21:41 AM
Those are awesome Wellies, Whigs!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 22, 2008, 11:25:01 AM
Those are awesome Wellies, Whigs!

Thanks, MK! I lllluuuurrrrrrrrrvvvvved people's reactions the first time I wore them to the office. It was delightful. >:D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 22, 2008, 11:42:04 AM
I don't walk outside.

I don't walk inside either though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 22, 2008, 11:43:06 AM
MK & Whigs, where do you get your wellies? I need a pair (as does the little one)...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on February 22, 2008, 12:35:11 PM
Same shoes as I always wear.  I'm stupid like that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 22, 2008, 12:43:46 PM
Those Wellies are bitchin'!

I also have a pair of pink Land's End boots that I can't find a pic of.  I really sort of hate them, mostly because they're freakin' baby pink - but in my quest for awesome snow boots over the last year, I've had zero luck.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 22, 2008, 12:56:13 PM
I have a pair of Roots Tuff black leather boots that got me through nearly a decade in Canada, walking a mile to school and back most days. Best winter boots ever, but they're starting to get worn out.

On wet, sleety days like today, I have a pair of L.L. Bean Stormchaser shoes in white and purple. They're good for being waterproof, but don't cut cold very much.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 22, 2008, 01:21:17 PM
I have a pair of ankle Doc Marten boots I wear for shoveling.  If it's just an inch or so, I have a pair of old leather Nikes for walking back and forth to work from my car. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 22, 2008, 02:06:20 PM
As it rarely rains in GA and nearly never snows, I have no fun footwear for these types of weather. BOO.

I want some bitchin' Wellies. Those are FAB, whigsgeek.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 22, 2008, 02:38:58 PM
I have a pair of pink wellies with orange flowers.  I got them at payless for like $25 3 or 4 years ago, and they are still good as new. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 23, 2008, 03:17:40 PM
MK & Whigs, where do you get your wellies? I need a pair (as does the little one)...

It was the weirdest thing. I was doing a Google image search for something completely unrelated, and that image popped up. I immediately clicked on it, and it turned out to be the Target Web site. They were on clearance for $18! I immediately and involuntarily yelled out "Shut! Up!" in my office. Fortunately, folks have worked with me long enough that they've adapted to these random outbursts and ignore them.

BTW, when I did the Google image search yesterday to find the image for my post, I found THESE and I HAVE TO FIND THEM IN ADULT SIZES.

(http://laura.seymour.googlepages.com/guitarcity_kids.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 23, 2008, 05:15:44 PM
Those are hideous.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 23, 2008, 06:18:22 PM
usually my danskos. Mostly because they have a huge heel and sole, so I'm lifted above it.  I have some slip-on duck shoes, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 23, 2008, 09:53:39 PM
Usually my converse.  I'm not very good about dressing appropriately for the weather.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 25, 2008, 09:22:25 AM
QOTD

Who is your favorite rapper turned actor?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 25, 2008, 09:35:07 AM
Ice T.

Yummy!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 25, 2008, 09:41:25 AM
Common. 
I would follow that man into a woodchipper any day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on February 25, 2008, 09:47:53 AM
Mos Def.  It was ice cube until XXX 2 electric boogaloo
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 25, 2008, 09:49:55 AM
Mark Wahlberg aka Mark Mark. Alright, so he wasn't a good rapper but I like him as an actor (especially in Boogie Nights.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on February 25, 2008, 09:54:11 AM
Most definitely Mos Def.  He was great in the Woodsman.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 25, 2008, 09:55:01 AM
I forgot about Mos Def. He's my favorite, I think.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 25, 2008, 10:09:11 AM
Xhibit

I love how he acts like those people who live in the ghetto and used to drive a ghetto car that has been patched up to make it look less crappy, except it now has $20k worth of useless technology in it aren't going to get it stolen 30 minutes after the MTV crew leaves.


Xhibit: "We've taken your 1984 Ford Escort with 260,000 miles on it and transformed it into THE MOST AMAZING CAR ON THE PLANET!  Now, it has taken 50lbs of Bond-o, a lot of plastic parts from Wal-Mart and several rubberbands, but your car looks AWESOME with its new paint job!  We've put a PS3, a 48" LCD, 30 speakers and a 2,000 watt stereo into your car.  You have a Knight Rider red bar in your grill and a PA system that will connect you directly to most major stadiums in the country, so you can do color commentary on the side.  Unfortunately, you can never take anyone else with you in your car BUT we've made an awesome 2nd floor party patio on the roof!  Complete with astroturf and a full bar with a bathroom!!!!!"

Person: "YAY!! I'm so lucky!  Thanks Pimp My Ride!"

Xhibit: "No one will ever steal your car.  Especially not the drug dealers next door and especially not the 3 guys that just walked off with your 48" LCD and PS3.  You have been PIMPED!"

THAT is acting!

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 25, 2008, 11:49:12 AM
I heart Black Dante, but he has yet to REALLY win me over in an acting role. But, that could change with BE KIND REWIND.

For now, I'm giving my vote to Ice Cube. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 25, 2008, 12:18:12 PM
For pure acting talent (imho) it's Mos Def. For my womanly needs, it's LL Cool J.  >:D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 26, 2008, 12:18:05 PM
I would almost have to say Mark Wahlberg.  The guy could be a regular on the Surreal Life, but instead has a kick ass acting career.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 26, 2008, 01:42:38 PM
QOTD

What are you oral hygiene habits?  (How many times do you brush?  Do you floss?  Electric toothbrush?  Mouthwash?  etc)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 26, 2008, 02:14:14 PM
I brush about 3 times a day and use Listerine afterwards.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 26, 2008, 02:28:06 PM
I brush twice a day (sometimes three) with a regular toothbrush and floss a few times a week.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 26, 2008, 02:45:43 PM
I'm usually a lock for brushing at least 4 times a day... in the morning, after lunch, when I get home from work and before bed.  Toss in an extra one if we head out somewhere for the evening.

I use Listerine at night and do my best to floss once a day... that flossing usually translates into about 4 or 5 times a week at best.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 26, 2008, 02:47:33 PM
I use listerine twice a day before I brush. I don't floss as much as I should.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 26, 2008, 02:47:53 PM
I'm British.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 26, 2008, 02:54:11 PM
I usually brush about 3 times per day, sometimes more.  I don't generally floss.  I own a Sonicare toothbrush, but I don't use it anymore.  I will sometimes use various fluoride and oral health rinses.  I have not been to the dentist in 11 years, so I do all of this with my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2008, 04:19:02 PM
I'm British.

GROSS!


I brush twice a day and try to rinse my mouth out with water an awful lot.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 26, 2008, 06:02:25 PM
I'm British.
GROSS!

Hahahaha.

I brush very heartedly twice a day minimum. Admittedly I am somewhat forgetful with the whole flossing malarkey. I really should take it more seriously as I have a very real phobia about the dentist - just as I have a phobia with the optician and the doctor.

I do however have an english friend - with whom I used to holiday a lot - and he would only brush his teeth, for maybe 20 seconds maximum every morning. Never at night before he went to sleep. Worst/Horriblest disgusting set of teeth evah. I haven't seen him in ages to know if he's changed his habits and/or still has any molars to speak of left?!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 26, 2008, 08:32:41 PM
Twice a day with occasional flossing.  My dentist also told me to chew sugarfree gum, since there is something in the sugar replacement that kills/limits bacteria. I hate chewing gum though, so I don't follow this bit of advice.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 27, 2008, 08:52:16 AM
QOTD

When did you first get internet at your house?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 27, 2008, 08:56:30 AM
1992
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 27, 2008, 08:59:13 AM
late 1998
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 27, 2008, 09:10:57 AM
1993.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 27, 2008, 09:12:05 AM
1993
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on February 27, 2008, 09:20:51 AM
I don't remember exactly - somewhere in the mid to late 90s.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on February 27, 2008, 09:41:44 AM
What constitutes the internet?  If you count modems and BBS's, maybe 1985.  If not, then probably 1993 when I moved out of my dorm.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 27, 2008, 09:42:40 AM
I first started using it my senior year of college, 1994-95. My parents got AOL around the same time, but I can't remember if it was '94 or '95.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on February 27, 2008, 09:51:08 AM
1991
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2008, 09:59:03 AM
Probably 1996.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on February 27, 2008, 10:13:27 AM
Summer 1997
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 27, 2008, 10:57:24 AM
2002 :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on February 27, 2008, 11:53:31 AM
I reckon around 1995.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on February 27, 2008, 12:01:05 PM
1879
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 27, 2008, 12:11:34 PM
Yesterday - Brush twice a day.  Floss and rinse when I can remember.

Today - I didn't get steady internet in my home until about 2002 or 2003.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 27, 2008, 03:31:44 PM
1993
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on February 27, 2008, 05:34:01 PM
2003, I think.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on February 27, 2008, 05:39:58 PM
1995
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 27, 2008, 06:46:22 PM
Internet in the home in 2001.  Prior to that it was internet labs, school library, and accommodating workplace. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 28, 2008, 09:04:23 AM
QOTD: Did you dress up for Easter when you were growing up?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 28, 2008, 09:08:16 AM
Every Easter I wore a pastel Easter dress, white cotton gloves, Easter hat, white stockings, and white patent leather shoes. I also carried a little purse to match my dress.

My mother really wanted me to be more girly than I turned out to be.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on February 28, 2008, 09:24:20 AM
QOTD: Did you dress up for Easter when you were growing up?
oh, yes...requirement for us.  I don't remember wearing hats though.  Guess I'd have to ask Mom about that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on February 28, 2008, 09:29:43 AM
Yep. Usually some sort of pastel dress and cape, gloves, tights, patent leather shoes. Some years an Easter bonnet was added to the mix.

This was probably my favorite Easter outfit as a kid, because it was warm enough that I didn't have to wear the dreaded tights and gloves, and got to wear cool sunglasses instead:
(http://userpic.livejournal.com/26064680/3175119)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 28, 2008, 09:31:31 AM
I forgot! Sometimes I wore a shawl too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 28, 2008, 09:54:41 AM
I'm pretty sure I dressed up every year until I was about 8-10 years old. Same as clemsonfan and MK. Pastel dress, tights and shiny shoes. I don't think I ever had gloves though. My mom knew better. I'd have lost them or destroyed them in about 2.2 seconds.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2008, 09:55:04 AM
No. For a few years there we went to my grandma's house and there might have been easter baskets. But that stopped when I was around 8 or 10.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2008, 10:01:15 AM
I never had to wear gloves, but we dressed up every year for Easter right up until we left for college (we were in the Church choir, so we had to dress nicely). I think we wore hats too, but only when we were little.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on February 28, 2008, 11:20:25 AM
Nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 28, 2008, 12:15:08 PM
What?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 28, 2008, 01:40:12 PM
Yes, shopping for the new fancy Easter dress was always exciting.  We usually went to McAlpin's.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 28, 2008, 01:46:49 PM
Yes, shopping for the new fancy Easter dress was always exciting.  We usually went to McAlpin's.
You just reminded me that I should change my user name to "Shilito's". :) Only Cinit people would get that one. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on February 28, 2008, 01:50:57 PM
Or Rike's


No
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 28, 2008, 03:02:45 PM
I don't recall getting that dressed up on Easter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 28, 2008, 05:25:01 PM
Shilito's ROCKED.  Their downtown store had like a bazillion square feet on a bazillion levels, and their Christmas display was the best. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on February 28, 2008, 10:47:46 PM
yes.

We had new Easter dresses every year.  For awhile, our mother went through a phase where the dress was a surprise: we'd see it the first time on Easter Sunday. The challenge was that she made our dresses, and so the fittings involved having to be blindfolded! She'd hide the fabric in her closet, which was strictly off limits. I can't imagine why she stopped doing that. :)

The Easter Bunny also "visited". We had the plastic eggs, of course, but they were color coded.  My younger sister's would be in plain sight, mine were hidden more cleverly, and Ella's were the most challenging. And we all had the same amount of the same candy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on February 29, 2008, 08:53:52 AM
We had new Easter dresses every year.  For awhile, our mother went through a phase where the dress was a surprise: we'd see it the first time on Easter Sunday. The challenge was that she made our dresses, and so the fittings involved having to be blindfolded! She'd hide the fabric in her closet, which was strictly off limits.

This is the coolest thing I've ever heard. Blindfolded fittings? It's like you were little princesses! LOVE!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 29, 2008, 09:19:05 AM
QOTD

What was the coolest school project you had in elementary school?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on February 29, 2008, 09:30:49 AM
[...] and so the fittings involved having to be blindfolded!

I wish my mother had done this when I was a kid. It would explain so much about my hobbies as an adult.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on February 29, 2008, 12:36:07 PM
Hmmm.  In 5th grade, we did the food fair as a social studies project.  We had to pick a state or region (or maybe it was only states) and do one of those tri-fold poster board displays and make a food item from that region.  Tickets were sold and money was raised, and my friend and I had the most popular food item!  Cherry and grape milkshakes from Wisconsin.  It is the dairy state, y'know. 

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 29, 2008, 12:54:57 PM
In 5th grade we were assigned a historical figure. We had to find out as much about them as possible, create a poster and a costume. Then we had a day where we dressed up as that person and put on a "wax museum" for the rest of the school. I was assigned Abigail Adams.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on February 29, 2008, 03:41:39 PM
My 6th grade science project.  I tried to do the Pavlovian conditioning experiment on my dog.  Unfortunately, he didn't drool when I rang the bell, he learned to jump when I brought him food.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on February 29, 2008, 03:53:50 PM
My 7th grade science project. I made a incubator and hatched chicken eggs.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 01, 2008, 11:11:28 AM
My leaf collection in third grade was pretty awesome. :) I still have it somewhere. Blindfolds were not involved!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 01, 2008, 09:06:25 PM
I have no idea.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 04, 2008, 08:49:47 AM
QOTD:
Did you miss the question of the day?

TOTALLY!!!! I'm bad about thinking of questions to offer up when I notice that the day has zoomed by without a new one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 04, 2008, 09:05:17 AM
Sorry about that - early meeting at work, and it was 4 PM before I had a chance to get to boards, but that got interrupted, too.

If it's getting to be 10 AM and I haven't asked one, feel free and ask one! (Or earlier, if you have a burning question.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2008, 10:41:04 AM
Yes, I missed it. I cried myself to sleep last night wondering why I no longer felt complete. I knew I had a large vacant hole in my heart and couldn't decide what was missing. I thought maybe it was foolgold's love of Phil Collins, or perhaps CR's need for more bagpipes. Then I thought of John Mellencamp and smiled a tiny smile. But I knew all of these wonders were only just passing moments in my tragic and heartbroken day and that the search was far from over. This morning, amidst the doom and gloom of another unfulfilled and dreary day I sighed a long sigh and continued on with the monotony and pessimism that is another day without the QOTD until... alas! What is this!?!?

All is right in the world now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on March 04, 2008, 10:49:25 AM
QotD: Is Dan, like, a giant pussy or what?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 04, 2008, 10:55:08 AM
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/52/250px-Kitten-Kong.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 04, 2008, 11:07:08 AM
(http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2006/02/18/cat01-life218.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 04, 2008, 11:15:31 AM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/iaretinykitn.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2008, 11:20:43 AM
My old roommate:

(http://mistergugi.tripod.com/images/Picture_0079.JPG)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 04, 2008, 11:26:53 AM
(http://tinyurl.com/37ouvs)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 04, 2008, 11:43:31 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/yvette7ica/sc_fat_kid1.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 04, 2008, 08:37:46 PM
Yes, yes I do miss QotD. And I so <3 today's answers!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 05, 2008, 08:56:04 AM
QOTD

Do you ever order at the deli in a grocery store?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 05, 2008, 08:58:52 AM
Yes, but not often.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 05, 2008, 10:24:27 AM
Yes.  I quite like how I can get exactly how much I need AND the nice little old lady usually slips me a "taster" slice or two of whatever I'm buying.

If I'm in a hurry... I will skip it and buy prepackaged.


ETA: plus she is REALLY good... if I asked for 1/4 of a pound, she's sitting right at .23 to .27 without even doing incremental measuring.  On the rare occasion she hits a little high, she'll just remove a  piece and hand it to me.  That usually bumps it right back down.  Shopping AND free lunch!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 05, 2008, 10:28:41 AM
Back when I went to the grocery store in college - yes.
Now - I just go to the corner bodega / deli as part of my normal routine.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on March 05, 2008, 10:52:29 AM
yes, even though I feel like they are VERY annoyed that I only order 1/4 lb of everything.  But I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one.  In a 2 person household, there just isn't much need for very much lunchmeat when one person (me) can't eat large quantities of processed meats because of migraines (the chemicals trigger them) and the other will only eat 1, MAYBE 2 sandwiches a week, and these people can't agree on the same meats and cheeses (he's ham and swiss, I'm turkey and muenster).  So my orders are tedious and annoying- but not wasteful. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 05, 2008, 10:59:24 AM
Not at a grocery, but we do hit the delis at Findlay Market nearly every weekend.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 05, 2008, 11:03:06 AM
Always.  For the most part, it just seems like better quality meat.  Plus, I get to try it first to see if I like it.  The only pre-packaged stuff I'll touch is the Oscar Mayer ham or roast beast.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 05, 2008, 11:03:59 AM
Yes, especially at Dorothy Lane Market.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 05, 2008, 11:18:20 AM
No, but I'm really not a big lunchmeat person in general.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 05, 2008, 11:34:12 AM
Yes...especially at Jungle Jims. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 05, 2008, 12:48:49 PM
Very infrequently -- only when I have a craving for "real" American cheese or want slices of Havarti for a sammich.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 05, 2008, 01:30:09 PM
Sometimes - Depends on how much of a hurry I'm in.  The Deli cheese are so much better than the packaged crap.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 05, 2008, 01:52:01 PM
No, because the delis and most groceries suck ass.  If I go to the grocery to get stuff, it's because I don't care.  If I care enough not to go pre-packaged, I go to the seafood place for seafood, the butcher place for big cuts of meat, and the deli for deli meat.




Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 05, 2008, 03:06:03 PM
We're going to buy a deep freeze with part of our "free money super-duper stimulus check" and I need to find a good butcher.  I have absolutely zero idea where to start... but I will find one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 05, 2008, 04:34:44 PM
Yes, especially at Dorothy Lane Market.

You are so lucky to have DLM nearby! I really miss that place.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 05, 2008, 05:52:20 PM
Yes, especially at Dorothy Lane Market.

All I can think of when I see this name is the Lane Bryant Market. It would be my dream market -- full of everything I love to eat but shouldn't. Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos, Oreo Cakesters, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Lime Tostitos, a Krispy Kreme store, pie, pie, pie. *sigh* Oh to have even an ounce of my brothers' metabolism(s?). All three of them can eat anything and stay rail thin. My sisters and I, on the other hand, oy gevalt!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 06, 2008, 09:22:21 AM
QOTD

When did you last get your hair cut and by whom?


A couple of weeks ago by my regular stylist.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 06, 2008, 09:26:29 AM
In November by a new girl at a new salon. I am overdue, I need to schedule another appointment.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 06, 2008, 09:27:11 AM
A few weeks ago by my regular stylist.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on March 06, 2008, 09:30:37 AM
A few weeks ago at a brand new place in Pleasant Ridge called Desire (-25 manpoints.  I'm really happy with the cut and even happier that I can walk to it. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 06, 2008, 09:34:11 AM
I think my last haircut might have been in September or October. I'm totally in the SHAGGY DOG stage right now. But, I'm trying to let it grow out. But, I hate it so much right now that I might pull a Britney and shave it all off!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 06, 2008, 09:34:24 AM
Probably about 6 weeks ago by one of my best gals, Cassie.  She makes house calls and only charges in booze. 

Thanks for making me realize I'm due for a trim!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on March 06, 2008, 09:36:31 AM
2 weeks ago Saturday by my regular stylist, Missi.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on March 06, 2008, 09:39:14 AM
Thanks for making me realize I'm due for some trim!


Fix'd.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2008, 09:52:40 AM
I don't remember, but it must have been about three weeks ago now based on how my hair's been acting lately. Maybe even early Feb., but I just don't remember. It's definitely time to go again, tho.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 06, 2008, 10:31:47 AM
Two weeks ago... normal girl (I mentally refer to her as "Short Round" as she is well under 5' tall and about as wide... even sitting in a chair, she stands on a box to cut my hair) at Big League Haircuts.

I go there SOLELY because they shut up and cut my hair while I watch sports.  I don't have to hear about their crappy life, their crappy boyfriend, their crappy kids, their crappy PMS, etc.  It is an insanely awesome concept for cutting men's hair.

I call and make an appointment.
I walk in and within a minute or two I'm in the chair.
She hands me the remote and warmly greets me.
She cuts my hair, I watch NFL Network, Sportscenter, PTI or ESPNews.  (She does her job and I watch TV... perfect combination)
Occasionally I'll get a glimpse of the hawt girl who works there, but is really annoying and lazy if you have her cut your hair.
She washes my hair and gives me a scalp massage. (Short Round does this SO AMAZINGLY WELL... really it's top notch)
Back at the chair she puts some gel in my hair and cleans me off.
She whips out the massager and gives me a neck/shoulder massage for a few minutes.
I hand her $20 ($16 for the haircut and $4 for a tip), say thank you, goodbye, smile, wave and leave.

Door to Door in ~20 minutes.  $20 well spent.

I cannot stress enough how nice it is to not have to hear "shop talk", "life talk" or "problem talk" as a man in a shop of females.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 06, 2008, 10:34:53 AM
November by Lindsey at Ritual Salon.  Need to make another appointment in the next week for a rehaul.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 06, 2008, 11:05:52 AM
I cannot stress enough how nice it is to not have to hear "shop talk", "life talk" or "problem talk" as a man in a shop of females.
Makes me wish I was a dude. I HATE all the chair talk, Man. SERIOUSLY! I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I walked in to get my hair did and someone handed me the remote.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 06, 2008, 11:24:36 AM
I cannot stress enough how nice it is to not have to hear "shop talk", "life talk" or "problem talk" as a man in a shop of females.
Makes me wish I was a dude. I HATE all the chair talk, Man. SERIOUSLY! I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I walked in to get my hair did and someone handed me the remote.

Thirded.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 06, 2008, 12:11:52 PM
Last Friday night by Gordie, my regular colorist/stylist who also owns the salon where I go (Portfolio). I loves me some Gordie!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on March 06, 2008, 01:44:43 PM
I cannot stress enough how nice it is to not have to hear "shop talk", "life talk" or "problem talk" as a man in a shop of females.
Makes me wish I was a dude. I HATE all the chair talk, Man. SERIOUSLY! I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I walked in to get my hair did and someone handed me the remote.

Thirded.

Fourthed.  I am not girly.  I just want my hair cut, not a new friend.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 06, 2008, 05:46:14 PM
I cannot stress enough how nice it is to not have to hear "shop talk", "life talk" or "problem talk" as a man in a shop of females.
Makes me wish I was a dude. I HATE all the chair talk, Man. SERIOUSLY! I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I walked in to get my hair did and someone handed me the remote.

Thirded.

Fourthed.  I am not girly.  I just want my hair cut, not a new friend.

Fifthed!

In fact, it's one of the reasons I wait so long between cuts. My last one was in August. My stylist cuts my hair and four of my friends (Including a couple of guys). She always asks them 1. why haven't I come in to get my hair cut,  and 2. Why aren't I dating one of the guys whose hair she cuts? Seriously annoying.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 06, 2008, 06:09:19 PM
I go there SOLELY because they shut up and cut my hair while I watch sports.  I don't have to hear about their crappy life, their crappy boyfriend, their crappy kids, their crappy PMS, etc.  It is an insanely awesome concept for cutting men's hair.

I heard about this other newfangled concept for cutting men's hair.  It's called a "barber shop."

How it works is they have these spinning poles, see?  It's hard to describe but anyhoo these poles have stripes on them and when they spin the stripes go all wavy and that's how you know it's a barber shop.  It should also say "barber shop" somewhere.  Not "Salon," or "stylist" or "hair fashions."  "Barber shop."  That's the shizz right there.  That's what you're looking for.

And when you walk in, you won't even have to describe how you want your hair cut.  You just say "#2 all the way around" or "1/2 inch."  The downside is, you can't watch sports while they give you a trim.  The upside is, the haircut only takes about five minutes while you TALK about sports.  And then you just amble on over to the bar next door and watch the game while drinking a beer.

Now, if you find that you *need* to describe exactly how you want your hair to look, then you are asking for a woman's haircut.  In which case, rather than complaining about your "stylist's" conversation, maybe you should commiserate and tell her about the purse you just bought.

And when they ask if you'd like a shampoo instead of if you want a shave, then you should say "Yes, please.  With jojoba in the conditioner because it gives my hair that silky feel.  Do you have something that smells fruity?"

Oh, and in the paragraph above where I was talking about how they ask if you want a shave?  At a barbershop, they mean your face.  Just wanted to make that clear. 

So you know, if you really want a manly experience try going to the "barber shop" and telling the barber his team sucks ass while he's holding a straight razor against your throat.  You'll never get a closer shave.  Close shaves feel really, really good.  I love 'em.  But for you, I dunno.  Maybe you won't like it as much as a peppermint shampoo followed by some raspberry gardenia conditioner that leaves your scalp all tingling and your hair smelling "nice."  But whatever floats your boat, you know?  I'm just sayin'
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Bronzetree on March 06, 2008, 06:20:20 PM
Hell, I dunno, two weeks ago maybe, when I last shaved it?

I keep saying I want to grow my hair back, and I let it go for a few weeks, but the top and front are totally uncooperative with the back and sides. Could be something to do with there not being hair there anymore, but whatever. Then I shave it off in disgust. Rinse. Repeat. Literally.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 06, 2008, 09:37:43 PM
about a month ago, by my usual stylist
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 06, 2008, 10:39:10 PM
I go there SOLELY because they shut up and cut my hair while I watch sports.  I don't have to hear about their crappy life, their crappy boyfriend, their crappy kids, their crappy PMS, etc.  It is an insanely awesome concept for cutting men's hair.

I heard about this other newfangled concept for cutting men's hair.  It's called a "barber shop."

How it works is they have these spinning poles, see?  It's hard to describe but anyhoo these poles have stripes on them and when they spin the stripes go all wavy and that's how you know it's a barber shop.  It should also say "barber shop" somewhere.  Not "Salon," or "stylist" or "hair fashions."  "Barber shop."  That's the shizz right there.  That's what you're looking for.

And when you walk in, you won't even have to describe how you want your hair cut.  You just say "#2 all the way around" or "1/2 inch."  The downside is, you can't watch sports while they give you a trim.  The upside is, the haircut only takes about five minutes while you TALK about sports.  And then you just amble on over to the bar next door and watch the game while drinking a beer.

Now, if you find that you *need* to describe exactly how you want your hair to look, then you are asking for a woman's haircut.  In which case, rather than complaining about your "stylist's" conversation, maybe you should commiserate and tell her about the purse you just bought.

And when they ask if you'd like a shampoo instead of if you want a shave, then you should say "Yes, please.  With jojoba in the conditioner because it gives my hair that silky feel.  Do you have something that smells fruity?"

Oh, and in the paragraph above where I was talking about how they ask if you want a shave?  At a barbershop, they mean your face.  Just wanted to make that clear. 

So you know, if you really want a manly experience try going to the "barber shop" and telling the barber his team sucks ass while he's holding a straight razor against your throat.  You'll never get a closer shave.  Close shaves feel really, really good.  I love 'em.  But for you, I dunno.  Maybe you won't like it as much as a peppermint shampoo followed by some raspberry gardenia conditioner that leaves your scalp all tingling and your hair smelling "nice."  But whatever floats your boat, you know?  I'm just sayin'

Haha!  You ass.  That's great stuff.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 06, 2008, 10:50:51 PM
You just say "#2 all the way around" or "1/2 inch." 

So in your world of manliness... getting groped, shaved, possibly a little roughed up and woo'd by a burly older man is manly?  To each their own.  Live and let live.  There is nothing wrong with that.  Although the part where you talk about loving to take it up the #2 with his 1/2"... really just doesn't work for me.  If getting the "barber pole" is your idea of a good Saturday afternoon, you have reached Nirvana at this "barber shop" of yours.

I'll take the TV, the silence, the woman rubbing me and washing my hair and the glimpses of the hawtie.  In *MY* world that's what being a man is all about.  ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 07, 2008, 09:24:23 AM
QOTD

Where are you sitting right now?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 07, 2008, 09:29:38 AM
cube farm
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 07, 2008, 09:33:00 AM
my office
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 07, 2008, 09:36:18 AM
In a chair, at my desk.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 07, 2008, 09:37:29 AM
my office.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 07, 2008, 09:41:48 AM
In a chair, in Calgary
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on March 07, 2008, 09:43:01 AM
Office at work (which is shared).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 07, 2008, 10:14:33 AM
On my ass on the chair at my desk in my office ... how I wish 5:00 would come! :P
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2008, 10:16:59 AM
Work.
My desk.
My chair.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 07, 2008, 10:39:11 AM
On my ass on the chair at my desk in my office ... how I wish 5:00 would come! :P
Quotable and repeatable...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 07, 2008, 11:27:15 AM
In my wheelchair in front of my computer in the living room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 07, 2008, 12:23:03 PM
in my new cushy chair in my office at work. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Bronzetree on March 07, 2008, 12:36:05 PM
In my office. Which, right this minute, is my living room, on the couch. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 07, 2008, 01:08:15 PM
On my desk chair which is in the dining room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 07, 2008, 01:29:04 PM
in my recliner at home
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 07, 2008, 01:40:15 PM
On my couch, in the living room 'cuz I got sent home from work for being sick/cranky.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 07, 2008, 02:35:03 PM
On my couch, in the living room 'cuz I got sent home from work for being sick/cranky.
Man, if I got sent home every time I was cranky, I'd never put in a full day's work. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 07, 2008, 04:04:44 PM
In *MY* world that's what being a man is all about.  ;)

Did I ever tell you about the time I went to TGI Fridays?  I got served by this kinda pudgy waitress but man, there was this other server that was soooo hot. I went to the bathroom like four times just so I could walk past her and stare at her ass.  Totally worth it.

What was even more awesome about TGI Fridays was they were showing Tony Kornheiser on TV, because that's like-- whoa, I mean who shows ESPN?!?  You know Buffalo Wild Wings doesn't have the balls.  To say nothing of those poofters down at Ruby Tuesday's.

The pudgy waitress came over and my buddy Chris was like "um... I'll have the Caeser salad?"  And I was all "Chris, you ponce!  Gimme the shrimp and chicken pasta... with JACK DANIEL'S sauce!" 

I didn't stop at the pasta though, I pounded AT LEAST 2 beers-- and I'm talking Heineken, not Amstel Lights.  The best part was when the waitress served me my EXTREME shrimp and chicken Jack Daniel's pasta and she leaned over and I caught some cleavage.  AWESOME!

I am so glad I found that place.  Before that I was going to Bennigan's, you know?  And the servers and Bennigan's tended to be women so all they ever did was talk about their PMS and their boyfriends.  I don't want to hear that stuff.  I'm so glad I started going to sports bars instead of Irish bars.

YOU=MILQUETOAST
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2008, 04:50:28 PM
The sad thing is...I fully believe there are people out there in America that think like that. And when they think it ... they think it legitimately.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 07, 2008, 06:00:04 PM
I actually think you've figured it out, except I think you're the one playing Francios Pignon in our little tango.

Don't forget to try our Pizza Shooters, Shrimp Poppers and Extreme Fajitas?!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 07, 2008, 06:44:50 PM
If you want the "manly" hair cutting experience go to a barber. 

If you want to be around hot women and get your hair styled so you can possibly hang out with even more hot women, plus have some hot women give you a rub down, go to a salon.

If you can't be bothered either way, grab yourself a razor and shave your head.  Or do like me-- my next door neighbor cuts my hair because he has all the stuff and it takes him like 30 seconds.

Any of those choices is just fine in my book. 

Just don't go to McQuickitycut and think it somehow owns a manly (or any other kind of) edge over the Hair Lottery.   
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 07, 2008, 11:20:14 PM
On my couch
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 10, 2008, 09:00:16 AM
QOTD

You have a enough money to donate that gives you naming rights. What type of building would it be and what part would you name?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 10, 2008, 09:17:42 AM
The History building at Clemson University.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 10, 2008, 09:37:02 AM
My fantasy is to donate a whole pile of money to my undergrad alma mater with the following conditions:


Then, with the rest of my vast fortune, I am going to buy a billboard with a picture of me flipping the bird and the message "Hey Queen's, I gave $X million to St. Lawrence, and you didn't get a penny!" and have it put up next to the school where I did my Ph.D.

I am a petty, petty woman...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 10, 2008, 09:50:12 AM
Campus Ministry or the Library.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on March 10, 2008, 10:13:52 AM
Great American Ballpark renamed back to the Palace of the Fans.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 10, 2008, 10:47:30 AM
The Citrus Bowl here in Orlando... becomes


(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/citrusbowl.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 10, 2008, 12:21:34 PM
I would build an entrance hall to the Creation Museum and have a sign at the front that says

"We welcome anyone who should have been a handjob"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on March 10, 2008, 01:30:00 PM
I would build an entrance hall to the Creation Museum and have a sign at the front that says

"We welcome anyone who should have been a handjob"
Well, I'm heading there for spring break and I'll be sure to write that somewhere in sharpie.

I'm renaming Bentley Annex (poli sci/history building) SeafoamGreenland- All your thesis belong to us.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 10, 2008, 01:39:24 PM
I would buy Wrigley Field and I would name it "Wrigley Field."  Bastards.


edit:  On second thought, I might keep the Wrigley Field name, but "rebrand" it to "F*cking Playground for the C*cks*ckers (http://quote.webcircle.com/cgi-bin/features.cgi?idFeature=4) at Wrigley Field." 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 10, 2008, 04:25:02 PM
I like RVA's idea. I'd buy Jacob's Field Progressive Field and rename it Cleveland Indians Ballpark. Or buy Cleveland Browns Stadium and name it Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 10, 2008, 04:46:20 PM
I've been thinking about this far too much today.

I'd donate money to WOXY to really upgrade the in-studio lounge area and have them name it "Lando's Lounge". Or, I'd throw a bunch of cash at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and have them include a large, permanent PRINCE display and name that wing after me. Or, I'd build a new wing at the Atlanta Humane Society and have them name it after my pups, Luna & Ozzie.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 10, 2008, 05:49:06 PM
I'd really rather have a bridge, for some strange reason.

But if it's going to be a building, then I want the backporch at the dining hall of the summer camp where I worked to be named for me. Or at least the walk-in refrigerator. And I'd want sequins and other sparklies on the sign.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 11, 2008, 09:17:04 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite citrus fruit?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 11, 2008, 09:21:02 AM
It's a tie between ugli fruit and mandarin oranges.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 11, 2008, 09:23:02 AM
The lime! It makes many foods and beer taste much better. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 11, 2008, 09:25:24 AM
Pineapple
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 11, 2008, 09:37:42 AM
The citrus fruit crosses always sound soooo good, only I don't know where to buy them.  Like the Tangelo or the Calondin or the Limequat or the Citrange or even the Citrangequat.

Lime is my favorite flavor, but orange is my favorite actual fruit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 11, 2008, 09:38:54 AM
Seedless Satsuma
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2008, 09:41:34 AM
I can't think of a citrus fruit that I DON'T like.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 11, 2008, 10:27:52 AM
Blood oranges.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 11, 2008, 10:30:43 AM
All of the above.  I <3 the citrus!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 11, 2008, 10:33:49 AM
satsumas/mandarines  are good.  Also a nice fresh navel orange frequently hits the spot. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 11, 2008, 10:44:59 AM
All of the above.  I <3 the citrus!

ding ding ding! This is also my answer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on March 11, 2008, 02:43:43 PM
citrus is my favorite fruit group.  I love grapefruits.  I can't eat oranges because they give me migraines.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 11, 2008, 03:10:00 PM
mandarin oranges

I used to love pink grapefruits, but now they upset my tummy.  :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 11, 2008, 08:53:10 PM
Oranges. Not so much grapefruit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 12, 2008, 12:40:29 AM
Grapefruit
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 12, 2008, 08:54:17 AM
QOTD

What is an inappropriate Question of the Day/


What is your social security number?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 12, 2008, 09:17:37 AM
Are you a fan of Peeping Toms? If so, what is your address?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 12, 2008, 09:22:56 AM
So this is your second miscarriage, have they told you to stop having children?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on March 12, 2008, 09:32:26 AM
Who wants to have a threesome with me and Barbara Bush?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 12, 2008, 10:12:51 AM
A two-parter: Of all the STDs that you've had, which took the longest to cure? Which one flares back up most frequently?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 12, 2008, 10:20:01 AM
How much money do you make?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 12, 2008, 12:13:47 PM
Spit or swallow?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on March 12, 2008, 12:37:46 PM
What wine goes best with roasted human flesh?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 12, 2008, 06:28:18 PM
Why aren't you married yet?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 12, 2008, 07:27:00 PM
Tuesday: I don't like most fruit, but I do like pineapple.

Today: Is it OK if I have sex with your mother?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 13, 2008, 09:10:49 AM
QOTD

Have you ever had green beer?


Nope - only green wine in Luxembourg.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 13, 2008, 09:21:42 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 13, 2008, 09:31:24 AM
Yes - I got roped into going out on St. Pat's with my Mom and an aunt some years ago, because my aunt wanted to be able to tell the girls at work she'd had green beer. She doesn't even drink beer!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 13, 2008, 09:45:07 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 13, 2008, 09:48:42 AM
Only if KoL counts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 13, 2008, 09:49:49 AM
No, but when I was a child, I used to really like lime green Barq's...it was like fluorescent green. Then my parents noticed it was turning my poop green, and they wouldn't let me drink it anymore.  :'(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 13, 2008, 10:01:56 AM
Until they start making blue beer to help me celebrate Greek Independence Day, I won't partake in green beer for St. Pat's. ;) :)

I did, however, used to love the fleurescent (sp?) green Hi-C Ecto-Cooler back in the early 90's!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on March 13, 2008, 10:15:24 AM
Oh yeah. It's been a while though..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 13, 2008, 10:37:00 AM
Yes, but never by choice.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2008, 10:47:44 AM
Nope.
The closest I can come to something like that was when Lisa made me drink Guiness with her and make me wear a rediculous hat in March 05.


Oh wait... here it is!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/mistergugi/AUS0124.jpg)


Arrrgh! Damn you Lisa!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 13, 2008, 10:53:12 AM

I did, however, used to love the fleurescent (sp?) green Hi-C Ecto-Cooler back in the early 90's!
OH MY GOD!!! I was OBSESSED with this stuff. It was the best Hi-C EVER!!!!!

Yes. I have had Green Beer. At a Mexican Restaurant. On St. Patty's Day.
The Mexican restaurant on 3/17 is ALWAYS the best way to go. Not overcrowded and it's easy to get a beer when you want one. Even if it is GREEN!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 13, 2008, 12:30:32 PM
I don't believe I have.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 13, 2008, 12:55:13 PM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 13, 2008, 01:34:07 PM
No, but I'll drink beer no matter what color it is.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 13, 2008, 02:41:53 PM
Not exactly.

When I played rugby at college, we always had a pint of "Green Monster" as our first drink in the bar after a match, though. This was basically half a Stella (or other wifebeating-friendly lager), half a pint of strong cider (any kind) and a double creme de menthe. It was pretty fucking ugly, so I'd down mine in one, ensuring I had a "normal" pint onhand to quickly follow up and try and negate some of the taste. Ah, youth.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 13, 2008, 02:44:14 PM
I've heard rumors that Rafe also drank beer that was filtered through his rugby-mates buttcracks and caught in an old shoe.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 13, 2008, 02:46:19 PM
I've heard rumors that Rafe also drank beer that was filtered through his rugby-mates buttcracks and caught in an old shoe.

That was only if I had played really well that day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 13, 2008, 03:53:54 PM
(http://www.the40yearplan.com/img/touche-pussycat.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 13, 2008, 06:57:08 PM
nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: LanneyD on March 13, 2008, 07:26:34 PM
Yes, in college. During Green Beer Day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2008, 01:12:34 PM
Q(s)OTD:

How many mirrors do you have in your abode?
Do you have one in your bedroom?
Is it weird to find someone without one in their bedroom?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 14, 2008, 01:36:53 PM
Four, I think.  The dresser in the bedroom came with a giant mirror attached.  I'm sure I know plenty of people without mirrors in their bedroom, and I'm sure I didn't think it was weird because it's not even memorable.  I *do* think it's weird not to have one in thje bathroom, though.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 14, 2008, 01:43:15 PM
3, one in each bathroom and one in our bedroom.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Bronzetree on March 14, 2008, 01:59:50 PM
(http://www.the40yearplan.com/img/touche-pussycat.jpg)

*clapping*

I get this. Does anyone else?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 14, 2008, 02:06:15 PM
Q(s)OTD:

How many mirrors do you have in your abode?
Do you have one in your bedroom?
Is it weird to find someone without one in their bedroom?

Four: one is attached to my bedroom dresser, one of the sliding closet doors in the bedroom is mirrored, one is on the bathroom medicine cabinet, and one takes up most of the bathroom wall.

I don't find it particularly weird if someone doesn't have one in their bedroom. It would be weirder if someone didn't have a mirror anywhere in their home at all.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 14, 2008, 02:15:00 PM
1) Three.  One in the downstairs bath, one in the upstairs bath, and one that's on the door of a linen closet for some reason (I didn't put it there).

2)  I do not have a mirror in my bedroom.

3)  No I don't think it's weird.  Unless by "weird" you mean it stands out because of the sheer awesomeness of it.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 14, 2008, 02:51:02 PM
1. Five mirrors: one in the fireplace mantel, one attached to an antique washstand, a full-length one in the hall, and one in each bathroom.

2. We do not have a mirror in the bedroom.

3. Who you callin' weird?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2008, 03:18:25 PM
I have one in the bathroom. There are some in my roommates bedroom but I never go in there so I'm not sure of the setup. I think there are two, making a total of three for the apt.

I don't have one in my bedroom and was wondering if that's weird. Glad I'm not the only one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 14, 2008, 04:00:16 PM
It would be weirder if someone didn't have a mirror anywhere in their home at all.
Not if that person were a vampire
 :pirate:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 14, 2008, 04:03:28 PM
I have 5, one in my bedroom, 2 in one bath (a full length one is on the back of the door), and 1 in the other bathroom.  The 5th still needs to be hung up in the guest room and is currently sitting in a closet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 14, 2008, 04:04:29 PM
5.  I don't have a mirror in the bedroom, but I do have one in my walk-in closet which is attached to the bedroom, so perhaps that counts as having one in the bedroom.


Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 14, 2008, 04:16:02 PM
1. 8 - one in each of the two bathrooms, one full length one on my wife's closet door, one in the key holder we have by the door (great for last minute nose-goblin checks), 3 in decorative thing my wife has hanging up with stone things (I have no idea what you'd call it, but I know there are 3 small mirrors on it) and one really wide one in our bedroom attached to the dresser

2. Yes

3. I don't care
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 14, 2008, 05:14:29 PM
I don't know and I'm too lazy to go count.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 14, 2008, 09:07:21 PM
Three:
One in the bath, one in the bedroom, and one in the living room, next to the front door. The one in the living room was left by the previous owner and I didn't have anything to put in its place. Plus it is the only one that I can get a full-length view (by standing on the couch).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 15, 2008, 10:01:31 AM
3 mirrors...one in each bathroom and one in the living room. No bedroom mirrors.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 15, 2008, 11:30:26 AM
2 - one in each bathroom and a couple in the basement that aren't used.  None in the bedroom.  And it doesn't strike me as odd if there is or isn't one in the bedroom. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 17, 2008, 08:15:07 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite food whose name includes a geographical location?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 17, 2008, 08:33:59 AM
Nanaimo Bar
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 17, 2008, 09:16:01 AM
Does Skyline count?

If not... let's go local and go with Camp Washington Chili.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 17, 2008, 09:20:18 AM
Boston Creme Pie Donuts
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 17, 2008, 09:23:53 AM
Christian Moerlein's Over-the-Rhine Ale
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2008, 11:13:59 AM
I don't know if it's my favorite but New England Clam Chowder comes to mind right fast.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 17, 2008, 11:22:51 AM
Irish whiskey.

That's a food right?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 17, 2008, 11:35:53 AM
Philly cheese steak.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 17, 2008, 11:55:23 AM
Buffalo wings
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on March 17, 2008, 12:06:40 PM
Douglas County pie (chocolate pecan)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 17, 2008, 12:26:49 PM
Kansas City BBQ
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 17, 2008, 01:27:25 PM
Boneless Buffalo wings
Fixed that for me. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: berzerker on March 17, 2008, 05:15:34 PM
Philly Cheesesteak
Key Lime Pie

(I almost said Lima beans, but I think if they were from Spain, it would have been "Leema" beans, right? I mean, they're not form the middle of Ohio, are they?  ???)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 17, 2008, 05:25:48 PM
I'll have to agree with Butter on this and go with Former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush's Tang.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 17, 2008, 07:48:43 PM
Mississippi Mud Pie
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Bronzetree on March 18, 2008, 02:24:59 AM
Hey, I know Ella usually asks the questions, but can I ask one this time? It's actually a three parter:

QOTD


What's your favorite BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and salsa?

BBQ - I dunno. I'm not picky. I like a lot, though nothing terribly fancy, and tend to favor sweeter, smokier sauces.
Hot Sauce - I'm boring. It's all about the Frank's Red Hot.
Salsa - Mrs. Renfro's Habanero Hot.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 18, 2008, 08:39:49 AM
1. Sweet Baby Ray's (http://www.sweetbabyrays.com/).  I had some at a friend's cookout once and I've been hooked since.  Love it.

2. Tabasco (http://tabasco.com/main.cfm), I have at least 25 hot sauces in my collection... and I love them and actually consume them.  I put hot sauce on so many things... I have Dave's Insanity, Baboon Ass, Lottie's, Jim Beam's, Deadeye Dick's, Monty's, Ring of Fire, Acid Rain, Purple Haze, etc, etc, etc.  I legitimately like hot sauce and enjoy these wonderful flavors... but the funny thing is... after all these weird sauces get consumed... I don't go back and specifically buy more.  I keep trying new things, but I ALWAYS have a bottle of Tabasco in the house.  I love it.  It's certainly not very hot as far as hot sauces go... but it is so darn tasty.  Occasionally I'll reach in the fridge for something else and just pop a couple of drops on my tongue... it's that good.

3. Mrs Poncho is the salsa freak.  I eat what she buys.  Usually it's not very hot so I'll put some of the above hot sauces in mine (hehe.. we have those little black plastic bowls they serve salsa in at the restaurant and I love using them) and mix it around.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 18, 2008, 08:57:42 AM
BBQ:  Can't remember a specific brand name, but I'm goofy for the gold/mustard based sauces.  Sweet Baby Rays, otherwise.

Hot sauce: Not applicable, because I don't eat it. But if I need to use it for cooking, probably Tabasco.

Salsa:  Only the kind my dad makes.  I'll pass over the heavily tomato-based, runny salsas. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 18, 2008, 09:09:01 AM
1. Sweet Baby Rays Hickory Brown Sugar. I usually go for smoky sauces with a bit of sweetness. But I won't turn away a spicier sauce.

2. Tobasco

3. I prefer freshmade but if it's store bought: Newman's own all natural bandito salsa pineapple.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 18, 2008, 10:24:57 AM
I don't have preferences for any of those. I'm boring. :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 18, 2008, 11:00:04 AM
BBQ sauce: Sticky Fingers Carolina Classic BBQ sauce (it's a mustard based sauce)

Hot sauce: Texas Pete

salsa: Frog Ranch salsa
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 18, 2008, 11:22:58 AM
1)  I love vinegar and hot pepper.  I also really like the mustard-y kind, just not as much.  I'll eat it as a change of pace, though.  Tomato-y sauce is a very weak third.  BBQ sauce-- like the kind that goes on ribs and is traditionally thought of as BBQ flavor-- is gross.  It's one of the few things you can put on a real choice piece of meat and cause me not to eat it.  That includes Sweet Baby Ray's.  I guess I'm a lot more Southern than Midwestern.

2)  Texas Pete for all breakfast foods.  Sriracha for most everything else.  Old Bay on seafood. I can't stand most of the stupid boutique hot sauces with their stupid names.  Flavors are meant to blend and enhance each other, not overwhelm everything with hotness which is what most of them seem to think.  I'm sure there are some very good ones out there, but I just can't be bothered to sort through 500 different kinds.  Not when I got good ol' Texas Pete and Sriracha.

3)  I think it's the Pico de gallo style?  The one that's basically like sliced up tomato's, cilantro and lime.  You know what I mean?  It's not really a sauce, it's more like a mini salad you put on a chip.  They can't really put that in a can or bottle, so I never buy salsa.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 18, 2008, 02:12:11 PM
BBQ Sauce  - Burbank's sweet BBQ sauce

Hot Sauce - Cholula (the stuff that's at mexican restaurants)

Salsa - The finely diced to wear it's almost a paste.  A little bit of sweet and a little bit of spice. Can't think of any particular place/brand. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 18, 2008, 03:15:55 PM
I'm fond of a mustardy BBQ sauce, and love Salsa so long as it's simple, spicey, tart and homemade.

Hot sauce I eat with everything. The two standards I always keep are Cholula (which, like Poncho I sometimes take a drop of when I'm scrambling in the fridge for something else) and Tobasco habanero sauce. The cholula also adds a nice kick to a bloody Mary.

At the moment, though, I have a bottle of Frank's Red Hot to supplement my usual stock. Because we can't buy it over here, it's a nice treat and I will use that stuff on anything. It's fucking great.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 18, 2008, 05:06:37 PM
1) Gates BBQ Sauce (local) - It's nice and tangy and I prefer it over some of the sweeter KC sauces.

2) I don't really have a favorite.  I have wanted to try Texas Pete though. 

3) The salsa they have at this local restaurant called Mi Ranchito.  It's great.  I really need to try out different kinds of store-bought salsa though.  At home it's usually Tostitos or Pace salsa.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 18, 2008, 05:24:29 PM
Do they not have Texas Pete in Kansas?  Maybe I'll send you a couple packets with your CD mix.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 18, 2008, 05:40:49 PM
1.  It must be vinegar-based. That's all I need! No need to put anything else on the BBQ, especially not slaw.

2.  I don't normally do hot sauce, being a wimp, but I have to vote for Texas Pete since I used to work with the daughter of the company founder. 

3.  I'm picky about salsa: it has to be totally fresh, and the tomatoes have to be super minced. I like really mild salsas, with lots of cilantro and other "stuff".
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 18, 2008, 05:59:29 PM
Was she hot?  Bwahaha, I kill me.

Texas Pete is definitely the mildest of hot sauces, which is why I like it.  You can actually work with it directly.  Like if you got some chorizo or something you don't want to add that much hot.  But on an omelette you want more and you can actually kinda disburse/spread Texas Pete on it so that every bite is somewhat hot.  Whereas with Tabasco it's like too hot where it lands and then bland where there isn't any.  You have to mix Tabasco with something and then use the Tabasco/something sauce.



Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 18, 2008, 06:11:50 PM
But on an omelette you want more and you can actually kinda disburse/spread Texas Pete on it so that every bite is somewhat hot.  Whereas with Tabasco it's like too hot where it lands and then bland where there isn't any.  You have to mix Tabasco with something and then use the Tabasco/something sauce.

I use tobasco (the habanero variety) in omelettes all the time. I tend to add the sauce to the eggs with some herbs and a little salt before I beat them. It adds a nice glow to the food visually, and ensures the sauce distributes itself evenly. As an omelette takes no time to cook, the sauce doesn't get much chance to burn off, it just binds with the egg. It's bloody delicious.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on March 18, 2008, 06:56:47 PM

QOTD
What's your favorite BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and salsa?


BBQ Sauce: Sweet Baby Ray's
Hot Sauce: Sriracha  - see the wiki entry on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriracha
Salsa: no stand out favorite, it varies.  i like this tomatillo salsa we get from Giant Eagle, but um, always mix it with cheez whiz and sriracha- as MK would say, it's the chippity chomp! 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 18, 2008, 07:13:54 PM
The cholula also adds a nice kick to a bloody Mary.

Tobasco is what I usually use, but I'll have to try the cholula.  Franks Red Hot....not very good in a bloody mary, but great for making buffalo sauce.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 18, 2008, 07:35:34 PM
I use tobasco (the habanero variety) in omelettes all the time. I tend to add the sauce to the eggs with some herbs and a little salt before I beat them. It adds a nice glow to the food visually, and ensures the sauce distributes itself evenly. As an omelette takes no time to cook, the sauce doesn't get much chance to burn off, it just binds with the egg. It's bloody delicious.

Yeah, that's the best way to do it, although use Cholula for that.  It makes a big difference when you add the sauce as to which is better.

When you get a chance to stir in the sauce I prefer the hotter stuff as well.  Just add a few drops and stir it around and you get a nice even blast of hotness all over.  Whereas with Texas Pete you'd have to add a whole lot more, wait for it to flavor through, and then the whole thing tastes like a bottle of Texas Pete instead of tasting like hot.

I was thinking more of the situation where someone already made you an omelette and they're like "Want some hot sauce?"  Texas Pete is more of an after-cooked addition that can be applied directly to tongue.  There's probably some culinary term for that.

Quote
Hot Sauce: Sriracha  - see the wiki entry on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriracha

High five!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 18, 2008, 11:01:03 PM
Do they not have Texas Pete in Kansas?  Maybe I'll send you a couple packets with your CD mix.

Actually I am not sure.  I've never really tried very hard to look for it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on March 19, 2008, 07:21:27 AM
Please, folks, remember:

When buying Texas Pete, or Huy Fong Sriracha, or Frog Ranch Salsa, or Cholula Hot Sauce, remember to pick it up at your friendly neighborhood Kroger.  Kroger: Right Store, Right Price!

Plus, whenever you buy any of these items at Kroger, you are helping support me, as the company I work for represents all these products at Kroger.  It keeps Andrea supplied with Texas Pete, too, so she's pretty happy about it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 19, 2008, 08:02:55 AM
Hot Sauce: Sriracha  - see the wiki entry on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriracha

I see this every freaking time I go to the grocery store... and I think... "Poncho, you should buy a bottle of that just for novelty's sake."  However, I never do.  I will now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 19, 2008, 09:02:08 AM
QOTD

What type of bag do you use when taking things to work/a meeting/school/etc.?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 19, 2008, 09:09:41 AM
If it's work related, a laptop case with the 'puter and any relevant documents. Otherwise, it's my purse and a backpack.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 19, 2008, 09:34:35 AM
Lately, I'm obsessed with my Tesco burlap tote that has ladybugs all over it. I haul stuff to work with it, use it for groceries, etc. LURVE IT!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: SFG on March 19, 2008, 09:55:24 AM
timbuk2 medium sized messenger bag with the super fab corduroy laptop sleeze.  i <3 it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 19, 2008, 09:59:07 AM
I have an Old Navy black messenger bag that I use for just about everything non-sports related.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: berzerker on March 19, 2008, 10:04:25 AM
Got a North Face backpack that's gonna get a workout next month - 2 week trip to Hong Kong & China.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 19, 2008, 12:38:54 PM
I don't know.  Most of the time, nothing.  If I go to the gym, I just walk.  And pretty much leave in the same clothes and shower at home.  I usually don't bring anything to/from work but if I do, I just have one of those I don't know what you call em's.  Portfolios?  Grown-up trapper keepers?

If I'm traveling on business, I use my real laptop bag.  If I'm just carrying a laptop around town, I have a bicycle bag with a laptop insert.  I have four hemp bags for shopping.  I have two really nice lawyer's briefs (one soft, one hard) that I haven't touched in close to ten years now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 19, 2008, 12:46:52 PM
This Swiss Army rolling case to/from work ...

(http://www.staples.com/sbd/img/cat/std/s0199135_std.jpg)

And a small Swiss Army duffle bag to/from the gym. I'm nothing if not brand loyal. All of my luggage and duffle bags are Swiss Army.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 19, 2008, 01:32:10 PM
Most days, if I'm just going to the office and back, I just carry my purse, which is this (in red):

(http://images.mec.ca/media/Images/Products/Packs/5001497s_v1_m56577569830663199.jpg)

If I'm going to a meeting, I have a soft-sided briefcase with the logo of my employer that I got at a conference.

If I'm traveling, I have a brown Roots sling bag. I also have an LL Bean laptop bag, but usually I just put my laptop in a sleeve inside the Roots bag instead of carrying that.

I just ordered this bag from CBC:

(http://www.cbcshop.ca/CBC/images/products/cpgen/cpgen00256(450).jpg)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on March 19, 2008, 01:32:46 PM
To/from work I've got an LLBean bag with shoulder strap - I've had it for about 9 years now. It will need a new zipper soon.
For my daily trips to the YMCA I've got a mesh drawstring type bag I rec'd from one of our company functions a few years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 19, 2008, 01:52:11 PM
I don't have any use/need for a bag on a normal basis.

I have a nice backpack that I carry on vacations which it is appropriate/advantageous to carry one.
I use my Meijer cloth grocery bags (yeah, no Meijer in Orlando... so I get looks, but who cares?) for shopping.

I can't say outside of those situations I could think of a reason for me to carry a bag.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 19, 2008, 06:07:18 PM
Purse to work, Random canvas bags if I have to take anything else.  Quite often it ends up being a Harris-Teeter grocery canvas bag.

On trips, I have a green backpack that I like, and I also have a LLBean canvas tote (monogrammed!) that I like to use.  It's been to the beach alot and has way too much sand in it now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 19, 2008, 06:23:16 PM
A Land's End Zipped Tote bag. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 19, 2008, 06:29:16 PM
Rarely do I used a tote or bag for work/school, but when I do it's a small canvas tote that was given to us by the university.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 19, 2008, 07:32:29 PM
This week it's a striped tote with a zipper. A couple of weeks ago it was a small WWF (the winners of the lawsuit) tote bag. I need to introduce my Nina Totin' Bag (Christmas present) to the rotation.
(http://shop.npr.org/images/products/26/28775-80.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 19, 2008, 08:51:34 PM
Hot Sauce: Sriracha  - see the wiki entry on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriracha

I see this every freaking time I go to the grocery store... and I think... "Poncho, you should buy a bottle of that just for novelty's sake."  However, I never do.  I will now.

I have a bottle in the fridge.  It's good in stir frys.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 19, 2008, 08:54:19 PM
This is my current purse.  It's big enough to throw in my homework or papers or what not as well as normal purse things.  Sometimes I also throw in a can of soup for lunch.

(http://www.nexternal.com/lf/images/ShihOlivebagtn.jpg)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 19, 2008, 11:33:58 PM
This week it's a striped tote with a zipper. A couple of weeks ago it was a small WWF (the winners of the lawsuit) tote bag. I need to introduce my Nina Totin' Bag (Christmas present) to the rotation.
(http://shop.npr.org/images/products/26/28775-80.jpg)

Ha ha, that's awesome  :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2008, 08:28:13 AM
I need to introduce my Nina Totin' Bag (Christmas present) to the rotation.
(http://shop.npr.org/images/products/26/28775-80.jpg)
I am so jealous! I wanted the Nina Totin' Bag! I LOVE hearing all of her Supreme Court coverage.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 20, 2008, 09:03:30 AM
QOTD

What are your favorite burger (ham- or veggie-) toppings?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 20, 2008, 09:13:26 AM
Mandatory: Bacon, Cheese, Mayo
If I'm feeling froggy:  Pickles, tomato, lettuce, onion rings
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Bronzetree on March 20, 2008, 09:20:14 AM
Bacon, cheese (bleu or american), onion, lettuce and my latest love on a burger: salsa. Yum...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 20, 2008, 09:36:01 AM
Bacon, cheese (cheddar, or colby-jack), lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, & mustard.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 20, 2008, 09:53:06 AM
I can't do without American Cheese and Mayonnaise.   Most other toppings are good, but expendable.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 20, 2008, 10:06:24 AM
Fried egg.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on March 20, 2008, 10:12:30 AM
cheese, pickle, ketchup, mustard.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2008, 10:28:29 AM
This week it's a striped tote with a zipper. A couple of weeks ago it was a small WWF (the winners of the lawsuit) tote bag. I need to introduce my Nina Totin' Bag (Christmas present) to the rotation.
(http://shop.npr.org/images/products/26/28775-80.jpg)
I know she's not around anymore, but I really think this would be even funnier if those pics were replaced with Content Chick's photo. THAT would be classic.

My favorite toppings are just basic cheese, pickle, ketchup, lettuce, and tomato. If I'm feeling fun I can get BBQ or avocado or something else. But really if I'm having a burger then I'm getting a burger and that's usually enough.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on March 20, 2008, 10:34:31 AM
A piece of cheese and that's it. No ketchup, no mustard, no mayo or any of that other stuff. Just cheese............
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2008, 10:40:52 AM
If I'm just making the burger at home, it needs no more than American cheese, mustard, onion and DILL pickle. That's the standard.

But, I do enjoy a good mushroom & Swiss burger and ANY burger with GOOD bacon on it.

*Had to edit to make the DILL PICKLE distinction. Put a bread & butter pickle anywhere near my burger and I'll go MAD COW on your ass.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 20, 2008, 10:56:59 AM
Bacon is a given, muenster cheese, dill pickle slices, mustard and greenleaf lettuce
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 20, 2008, 11:05:59 AM
I find that bacon is a tease on a burger.  It's a mystery to me.  It just seems like "How can you go wrong with bacon?"

A lot of times they give you really crappy dried bacon-jerky instead of nice, crispygreasy bacon.  But that's only part of it.  Somehow there's no synergy there.  The meat of the burger dilutes the bacon flavor or something. 

I used to try to order bacon cheeseburgers with the bacon on the side, but after a few too many Jack Nicholsonesque conversations I finally gave up and just pull the bacon off myself.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 20, 2008, 11:53:11 AM
Bacon, mushrooms, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomates, and mayo.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 20, 2008, 12:09:34 PM
Bacon, any kind of cheese, bbq sauce
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 20, 2008, 12:54:21 PM
Lettuce and cheese (pretty much anything but swiss or blue cheese) for sure; sometimes sweet onion
Condiments: either ketchup and mustard together, or mayo
Pickles on the side only
Absolutely no tomatoes or mushrooms
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 20, 2008, 01:10:03 PM
a lot of pickles.  Also, generally onions, preferably red onions.  ketchup and mustard.  Cheese.  Lettuce if it's around.  Tomato if it's around and in-season.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on March 20, 2008, 01:46:58 PM
*Had to edit to make the DILL PICKLE distinction. Put a bread & butter pickle anywhere near my burger and I'll go MAD COW on your ass.

I thought that was implied.  What kind of crazy people would put sweet pickles on burgers?  Relish is for hotdogs.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 20, 2008, 01:49:20 PM
This question is prejudiced against people who don't eat hamburgers  :pirate:

So my condiments of choice on a hot dog are mustard and ketchup.   :-*
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 20, 2008, 06:00:51 PM
*Had to edit to make the DILL PICKLE distinction. Put a bread & butter pickle anywhere near my burger and I'll go MAD COW on your ass.

I thought that was implied.  What kind of crazy people would put sweet pickles on burgers?  Relish is for hotdogs.

When I went to London for the first time when I was 18, we went to a Burger King, and they put sweet pickles on the burgers, and oh, it was nasty.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 21, 2008, 09:22:09 AM
QOTD

Are you/have you ever been in a book club?



I'm in one that meets at our local independent book store.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 21, 2008, 09:24:18 AM
Yep, I had to leave it because of my stupid ass job making my evenings unpredictable. I wish I was still in it, I miss those ladies.  :'(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2008, 09:43:33 AM
Nope.

I've never been very good at reading on a deadline.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 21, 2008, 09:51:54 AM
Nope. I wanted to join one here in Atlanta that some friends put together to discuss girly teenage books but that never happened. What girl wouldn't like to go back and re-read all those Judy Blume books and discuss them as grown women? :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 21, 2008, 10:36:28 AM
Have been interested in joining (or starting) one for a long time, but life is just too hectic right now to commit to reading on any set schedule.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 21, 2008, 10:44:18 AM
Yesterday: lettuce, cheese (usually American or cheddar), mayo, and DILL pickles.  I hate when those bread and butter pickles sneak in!

Today: Yes.  I'm in one now, but no one reads the books, it's just an excuse to get together for dinner. Our book this month is The Kite Runner, which I will read. Probably tomorrow, in fact. I've been in two others in which no one read the books so they disbanded.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 21, 2008, 11:06:03 AM
No
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 21, 2008, 11:21:28 AM
Nope.  I think it might be interesting as a way to make me read more, but ultimately I'm too much of a snob.  I don't want to read the crap you are suggesting, and I don't care for your stupid interpretation about the piece of crap we just read either.

I would be in a bookclub with my sister.  That's about it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 21, 2008, 12:44:39 PM
No.  I don't want to be told what to read.  There's enough of that going around already with all of my classes. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 21, 2008, 02:06:08 PM
I was on the mailing list for one, but couldn't attend.  It would definitely be something I'd be interested in now that I'm finding more time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 21, 2008, 07:11:05 PM
Wednesday: A canvas tote
Thursday: loads of dill pickle and a dash of catsup, mustard, red onion, lettuce.
Today: No
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 21, 2008, 08:11:09 PM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 24, 2008, 08:12:29 AM
QOTD

How much of the first 2 rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament did you watch?


None - I watched the CCHA men's hockey tournament games with Miami instead.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 24, 2008, 08:23:48 AM
None
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 24, 2008, 08:45:26 AM
About 1.5 minutes. We're not in a pool this year and the UNC game wasn't being broadcast since it was such a blow out. I didn't really care about Siena v. Vanderbilt so we found an episode of L&O or CSI and watched that instead.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 24, 2008, 09:31:40 AM
None
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on March 24, 2008, 09:48:34 AM
Too much according to my wife  ::)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on March 24, 2008, 09:55:49 AM
Tons.  Most all of the Big XII games and as much as I could of the others between other obligations.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 24, 2008, 10:53:58 AM
In the multitudes of hours range.  It is for events like this that our home office has been set up as a secondary entertainment facility.  It has a 37" TV, full surround sound, a comfortable couch (which can pull-out to a bed in a pinch) besides having the standard desk and computer access. 

Sure, I could watch in the living room with the good TV... but that would bring too many complaints.  "But I wanted to watch What Not To Wear!" or "Are you going to watch this all night?"

This is solved by having a man-cave.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 24, 2008, 11:02:21 AM
Less than ever.  Maybe about an hour all added up together, mostly while I was doing something else. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 24, 2008, 11:49:50 AM
Too much, considering all of the work I should have been doing for school.  But in the grand scheme of things, maybe just a few hours - which is less than I usually watch.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 24, 2008, 12:12:18 PM
Probably about 15 minutes worth but I was just waiting for the game to be over.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 24, 2008, 12:47:56 PM
lots. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 24, 2008, 12:59:37 PM
None, but I watched a shitload of college hockey :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 24, 2008, 06:10:38 PM
Between listening via the Web at work and watching at night and all weekend, I only missed two or three games.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 24, 2008, 06:13:27 PM
I think I saw about 1/2 of the Duke/Belmont game, and that is it. Don't even know where I am in the standings right now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 25, 2008, 08:42:49 AM
QOTD

Right now you'd rather be doing what?


Staying in bed for a lazy morning.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on March 25, 2008, 08:45:57 AM
Sleeping.

But I could accept being awake if I were in some other city and not at work.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 25, 2008, 08:46:20 AM
Getting ready to play in the yard with E (she likes to help me with my flower beds).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 25, 2008, 08:51:40 AM
Having breakfast at the Golden Nugget and going back to sleep.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 25, 2008, 09:51:34 AM
Driving towards Cincinnati...or getting laid...I can't decide which I would rather do.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 25, 2008, 09:53:47 AM
Eh I'll go with Cincinnati.  I want to see my friends.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 25, 2008, 10:00:45 AM
I'd rather be reading a book under the shade of a palapa on a beach in Zihuatanejo with the Greg and my friend, Gwynne.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 25, 2008, 10:08:41 AM
playing basketball.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on March 25, 2008, 10:41:51 AM
Downtown Santa Barbara for breakfast and then heading to the beach.  Sounds perfect to me (and much better than being at work).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 25, 2008, 10:51:20 AM
With the possible exception of the island of Santorini in Greece, there's no place I'd rather be right now than exactly where I am ... sitting in the sun, eating hot beignets, and watching the riverboats go by. Pure bliss. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 25, 2008, 10:52:06 AM
"it"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2008, 10:54:18 AM
Yesterday: I watched tons. I don't know... maybe 8 to 12 hours worth? Is that possible? I'm not sure... but it feels accurate. I watched almost all day Saturday and all day Sunday. I watched Thursday night and some of Friday. Good stuff.


Today:
Sitting on a beach? Playing soccer? Playing softball? Exercising? Relaxing? Laughing? Any of the above?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 25, 2008, 11:47:33 AM
Fast-forwarded in time to late May, after I've graduated.  I have a new job that doesn't start until September, and I have paid time off until then to travel everywhere.  I would go to Napa and then to Europe and then New Zealand and then maybe back to Hong Kong.  Basically, any place but sitting at my desk at work with a shitload of work (school and work-work) hanging over my head.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on March 25, 2008, 11:50:53 AM
Ed Smith Stadium, baking in the sun, sipping my 3rd overpriced Yuengling.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 25, 2008, 01:09:38 PM
Ed Smith Stadium, baking in the sun, sipping my 3rd overpriced Yuengling.
Please add Yuengling to my fantasy day away from the office.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on March 25, 2008, 01:21:36 PM
I'd like to be about 18 days in the future- with everything that I need to be doing between now and then complete- I'M GETTING MARRIED!!! then of course there is the fabulous honeymoon, not sure which part I am more excited about.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 25, 2008, 09:34:51 PM
I'd like to be somewhere other than here, and not trying to recover from a 12 hour day with many more looming in front of me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 25, 2008, 10:45:54 PM
somewhere on a warm sunny beach
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 26, 2008, 08:59:30 AM
QOTD

What do you store your DVDs in?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 26, 2008, 09:03:18 AM
A bookcase
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 26, 2008, 09:11:23 AM
Entertainment center, dvd racks, and boxes (we need more storage).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 26, 2008, 09:56:02 AM
Their jewel cases. On a shelf under a tv.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 26, 2008, 11:31:17 AM
Most are in a Case Logic container -- the kind that holds 200 has space for both the discs and the sleeves. For titles I collect, though -- say, for the Paul Newman collection -- I keep those in their hard-shell cases on a bookshelf.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 26, 2008, 11:42:36 AM
in our Elfa system from the Container Store in a closet in Brian's studio.  They're in these slide-out wire drawers. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 26, 2008, 01:12:15 PM
1.  I'd rather be home alone cleaning with the radio cranked up, but I'm fine with being here at work. 

2.  Either in a box or on a bookshelf. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 26, 2008, 01:19:03 PM
Entertainment center and storage bins. I need better organization FOR SURE.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on March 26, 2008, 01:32:06 PM
I have a shelf in the entertainment center.  Like most things in an entertainment center it's almost useless unless you happen to own like, no more 5 video games or 5 DVD's.  Fortunately, I don't play video games and I only have about 8 DVD's.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 26, 2008, 03:20:58 PM
I store them between the arse cheeks of a pot smoking Orangutan.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 26, 2008, 03:53:41 PM
Did he smoke the pot BEFORE you started storing your DVDs there or was his pot smoking habit formed in order to take away the DVD pain?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 26, 2008, 10:26:41 PM
In some nifty storage boxes that ella got me, on a shelf under the tv.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 26, 2008, 11:17:15 PM
Did he smoke the pot BEFORE you started storing your DVDs there or was his pot smoking habit formed in order to take away the DVD pain?

Me old mate, he stored his stash and harmonica between the cheeks for years, so a few DVD's don't prove cruel or uncomfortable. He really likes it, feels like he's making a contribution to the household and it beats sitting in a car all day having to act.

I should have been more specific about our DVD housing. Other than the orange fellow, we use four as drinks coasters, one as a daily inspirational poster ( Our region 2 version of "The Cannonball Run" is nailed to the kitchen door), one acts as a door wedge between the kichen and living room ("Herge's Adventures of Tintin - The collection"), And "La Vita E Bella" and "Rocky" live in our toaster, when we aren't toasting. that thing comes with two slots, perfect for classic films to live in. It's got a paisley design, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 27, 2008, 12:09:48 AM
In a cabinet
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 27, 2008, 08:26:02 AM
QOTD

Do you have a favorite old sweatshirt that you still wear on lazy days around the house?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 27, 2008, 08:31:04 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 27, 2008, 08:36:26 AM
my hooded Clemson sweatshirt

Although, I'm usually lazing around in my old beat up t-shirts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 27, 2008, 08:44:30 AM
Heck no... do you want me to die of heat stroke?

hahah... I still have several sweatshirts in the drawer, mostly the wife (Florida born and raised, so anything below 75 = COLD to her) uses them as big lounge shirts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 27, 2008, 08:51:10 AM
Moreso t-shirts than sweatshirts for me, too. 
I have a Morrow Valley Vineyards shirt that I bought at a thrift store about 7 years ago - and it must have been 15 years old when I bought it.  It's navy blue with a bunch of grapes on it, and each grape has a cute little face.  It's probably the most comfortable and well-fitted t-shirt of all time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 27, 2008, 08:53:18 AM
Sadly, no. :(
My favorite sweatshirt bit the dust and I went through some sort of cleaning spell and got rid of all of my college sweatshirts a few years ago. BOO.

I need a new comfy favorite for those chilly days.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 27, 2008, 12:19:06 PM
No, I don't like sweatshirts.  They feel too hot and heavy and they make me feel all bulky.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 27, 2008, 12:32:12 PM
I tend to collect sweatshirts, especially from colleges I admire and/or visit. That said, my favorite one is prolly the oversized periwinkle blue one w/ the Human Rights Campaign logo embroidered on it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 27, 2008, 02:40:09 PM
I have a 16-year old grey promotional "Arrested Development" one, given to me by their label

The band, not the TV show.

Front says "3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of..."

and the back says....well, y'all know what the back says

Its really beaten up but I can't get rid
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: berzerker on March 27, 2008, 03:03:59 PM
Not a big fan of sweatshirts...

But I do have a few choice flannels from back in the Grunge days... nice for mucking about in the chilly-ish basement.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 27, 2008, 09:28:36 PM
I don't let the condition of my favorite sweatshirt stop me from wearing it out in public  :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 28, 2008, 09:10:46 AM
QOTD

Do you watch a TV morning show, and, if so, which one?


I do about half the time. It used to be the Today Show, but recently I've switched to CBS, as I prefer that station's local news and weather.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 28, 2008, 09:14:45 AM
I've left for work by the time a morning show is on, so I usually don't watch one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 28, 2008, 09:23:52 AM
I do not.  Unless they start prior to 6am... I don't think I could ever see one.

I do however see Kelly Ripa on in the breakroom at least once a week.  Since I don't get breaks, nor do I ever legitimately use that room... it's usually on my way to/from the washroom (I think a future question should be on what you call that place... I've stolen this term from our friends up North in Canadia as I don't rest or bathe in public facilities... but I do wash) so I see like 20 seconds of her.

I'm amazed that a woman with like 85 kids is still so hawt.  I think she'd annoy me if I had to listen to her for more than 20 seconds, but she's fine in those small bursts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 28, 2008, 09:34:19 AM
I keep it on Fox in the morning, just because they seem to have better/more frequent traffic updates. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 28, 2008, 09:38:11 AM
I don't watch any morning TV shows. I used to watch The Today Show about 10 years ago when I had more time in the morning and didn't have to be to work until 9-10.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on March 28, 2008, 10:33:37 AM
CR and I usually watch the previous evening's The Daily Show on the DVR before I leave for work.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 28, 2008, 11:27:39 AM
"Mike and Mike" on ESPN2
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on March 28, 2008, 11:52:11 AM
I don't usually watch tv in the mornings.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 28, 2008, 12:50:30 PM
I watch the pre-7AM local news on our ABC affiliate, and then at 7 I switch over to the Today show and watch/listen to it as I get ready.  This is bad because I am supposed to leave for work by 7:30-7:35, but I generally am just getting out of bed around that time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on March 28, 2008, 03:37:37 PM
no
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 28, 2008, 04:42:13 PM
Yesterday:
Several. A University of East Anglia sweatshirt from when I went there in '95, a fantastic blue hooded sweatshirt from the Gap back when they had good clothes, and a XXL college formal one.  Yes, I will wear these out in public, too.

Today:
no. I have my morning to tightly scheduled that I don't have time to even walk into the Living room to turn on the tv, let alone watch it. Plus, I do have to leave for work at some point!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 28, 2008, 05:01:06 PM
no tv in the morning
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 31, 2008, 12:46:26 PM
QOTD

Have you ever been to Opening Day?


We talked about it in grad school but never went.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on March 31, 2008, 01:05:12 PM
Sadly, I've never even been to a baseball game.  It's one of those things I keep meaning to get around to, but just don't.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on March 31, 2008, 01:09:22 PM
Twice, the last 2 years when the Reds were playing the Cubs.  The first year it was freezing cold, it snowed, they ran out of hot chocolate, and we had to put up with extra security because Bush threw out the first pitch...admittedly, it was cool to see all the Secret Service and others all around the park.  Last year, it was 70+ and sunny, and I got to work on my tan. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on March 31, 2008, 01:19:17 PM
Nope, but it would be fun!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on March 31, 2008, 01:43:49 PM
Nope. :(
We thought about going tonight, but the weather is crap.

Hope you are having a great time, Boyles!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 31, 2008, 01:44:09 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on March 31, 2008, 02:02:47 PM
Yes, a couple of times.  Been lucky with the weather each time, too.  We also have what we call "Kansas City Day" on opening day where there's a special sports supplement in the newspaper.  Local celebs, media folks & volunteers hit the major intersections all over the city to sell the papers (some have Opening Day tickets in them or other prizes).  The money from the sales go to the KC Rotary's youth camp.  [I volunteered to sell papers one year when I worked for a radio station - it was a blast!]

Oh, and all the fountains are colored Royal blue for the day!   8)



Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on March 31, 2008, 02:47:41 PM
I have never been to opening day.  Boo.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on March 31, 2008, 02:56:40 PM
Once... 1994
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on March 31, 2008, 03:00:52 PM
Thursday: No.
Friday: No.
Today: No.

I feel boring.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on March 31, 2008, 03:11:41 PM
Yes, I went to the Reds opener in '92 or '93.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on March 31, 2008, 03:23:18 PM
Friday - I will occassionally flip between the three major networks morning shows.  This morning was redundant with Opening Day, Matt Maupin and Kathy Lee.  Got old after a bit.

Today - No, never been to one and really don't have any interest in going.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on March 31, 2008, 04:14:44 PM
I've never been to opening day, but I'd like to experience it one year. It sounds like a great event, as well as the first game of the season, which for every fan of a sporting team is really exciting. I love watching Hannover 96 kick off the season, so I can imagine opening day must be a bit magical.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on March 31, 2008, 08:08:09 PM
nope- and I doubt I ever will.  I also doubt I'll ever go to another baseball game (I've only been to one so far!)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 01, 2008, 08:33:21 AM
Yes, Dad took me and my younger brother in the mid-1970's. It rained like crazy, we missed the parade trying to find a place to park, didn't get into the park until the 3rd inning and they called it in the 5th due to rain.

As miserable as the experience was, my brother LOVED every minute of it and goes every year. CR and I go for the parade, then watch the game on TV.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 01, 2008, 09:36:36 AM
QOTD

What's the best April Fool's joke that you've been involved in?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 01, 2008, 10:23:45 AM
The time in 1994 that we convinced this hothead in the office named Brent (we all called him Trent and he would blow a fuse because somehow he honestly thought we couldn't remember his name... of course he blew a fuse at many things) that we had been bought out by the competition and we were all going to be fired at the end of the day.  It was a Friday, he wasn't quick on the uptake and we got his boss (who hated him) to tell him that the meeting the night before ended in our competitor taking away our 3 biggest clients, getting a huge deal worth nearly 100 million dollars and starting a hostile takeover on us. 

Keep in mind that we were a privately-owned company... we just threw that bit in because he had mentioned once that we had better watch out for a hostile takeover.  We never knew why, but it was a great addition to the prank.

It helped that the high-ups were all in a closed-door meeting most of the morning (100% unrelated but he didn't know that)... which is how it started.  The conference room was right next to the drafting room (we 5 guys didn't even get the decency of cubes... just all in the same room) and "Trent" came in and asked what was going on with the closed meeting.  I off-handedly said "Oh, it's about the firings" and one of the other guys said "Yeah, I'm pretty sure almost all of us won't make the cut." and it grew and grew from there.  I didn't say that as an April Fool's Prank, it just became one.  So then the guy closest to the door went and spread the joke to everyone else in the building while we kept complaining about finding new jobs and such.  There were only like 20-25 people back then (I hear they have about 75 now) so it was easy to pass the joke on.  Especially when no one liked him.

His boss having just been at that meeting the previous night really added a lot of weight to it.  The receptionist even pretended to be crying.  That was the icing on the cake.


ETA: we didn't actually tell him it wasn't true until like 10 minutes before closing time.  Yeah... we were horrible, but he sucked.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 01, 2008, 10:29:50 AM
Poncho, that must've been hysterical. How did  he react when he found out it was just a joke?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 01, 2008, 10:48:59 AM
The same as he always did... his face would go completely red and he'd yell obscenities at us and knock stuff over.

Sidebar: other times we made "Trent" explode

Just by calling him Trent instead of Brent.  He'd pretend not to hear you or just scowl.  We even told the owner that he liked to go by "Trent" so the owner would call him Trent in meetings.

Pronouncing the word moron as "maroon".  For some reason this set him off.  This guy in our aluminum shop used to say "maroon" because he that it was funny for some reason and Trent would laugh at how stupid he was, so we picked it up.

He was faily short (5' 5" or so) and we'd intentionally move the things he used to the top shelf in the supply room.  He'd move them back and we'd wait and rearrange them when he left.

We'd call him from the outside lines and when he'd answer we'd put him on hold.  He would always ask people if they got lots of calls with just music playing.

He had this parking spot that he liked most and we'd take turns moving our cars there when he went out.  There was an entire wing of the lot that was bone empty except ONE SPOT on the end under a tree that he liked and we'd randomly take it when he was gone.  If he didn't leave, sometimes we would just go out and park as close as we possibly could to his car.

He went on vacation once and left his car at work.  We saw him use a hide-a-key once and found it.  We drove his car around to the loading dock and filled it to the top with packing peanuts.  Sadly, we didn't think that through and it was horribly hard work to move it back under the shade tree, being full of peanuts... but we pushed it around.

Another time he left and took the hide-a-key... so we "camoflaged" his car for him.  We got the forklift guy from the shop to move a bunch of stuff all around the sides of the car.  We knew he was coming in late at night... so we only put stuff that could be moved by hand in FRONT of the car... but there was a big dumpster next to it and tons of 50 gallon drums lined up and we actually made a roof for him out of plywood.


Needless to say... he REALLY REALLY hated us.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 01, 2008, 10:51:21 AM
LOL. I can see why but those are brilliant pranks.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 01, 2008, 04:55:58 PM
I haven't been involved in any good April Fool's pranks.  I seem to recall that as a kid Ella kept trying to prank us, but it didn't go over so well. :)

The only one I can think of is from my Sr. year of high school. My the teacher of my first period calculus class left the room and we turned everything around, reversing the room.  We didn't have time to get her desk to the back, but we got the chair, filing cabinet, etc.  She came in and nearly dropped her cup of coffee from laughing so hard- she'd planned on giving up a pop quiz, but couldn't after our devious plan!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 01, 2008, 09:35:26 PM
Apparently, it was today. My current g/f was having fun telling people she was engaged on her gchat status (she's very strongly opinionated about NOT getting married anytime soon) so I offered to change the facebook status to engaged as well. Of course, my ex-g/f finds out and proceeds to yell at me about how that wasn't very funny.

Which of course it was.

I can understand how it's not very funny to her, but she definitely needs to lighten up about it.  Which of course...is the whole point of pranks, right?

:D  :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 01, 2008, 10:45:38 PM
Well, this wasn't really a joke, but my co-workers all thought it was.

About 7 years ago, I took a 2 week trip to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland.  I arrived home on Mar 30, and gave myself an extra day to do errands, sleep, etc before I returned to work.  My first day back at work was supposed to be Apr 1.  So, I'm walking out of the house, walk down steps to the patio and put my foot in a "dip".  Ankle turns, I hear a crack, and I go down.  I crawl back up in the house, call my parents to come get me to take me to the hospital (knowing darn well it was either a bone or a ligament).  I then call my boss telling him what happened, that I'm heading to the hospital and I'll call later, but I definitely won't be at work on time. 

Considering I've been gone for 2 weeks, and now in considerable pain, I don't even think about what day it is when I make the phone call.  However, given the circumstances (who ever really wants to go back to work after a vacation???) and the day, my boss just figures I'm playing a joke and that I'll show up shortly after start time.  4 hours later when I am back from the hospital and call to tell him that I'm in a cast and I won't be in at all that day, he finally starts to realize that I'm not joking.  It wasn't until the next day when I showed up in a cast that my coworkers all really believed it wasn't really a joke.  :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 02, 2008, 09:48:20 AM
QOTD

When drinking a beer, do you always use a glass, or do you drink from the original container?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 02, 2008, 09:56:40 AM
My first preference is always to drink beer from the bottle. If I'm at the local brew pub, though, it's a glass. Never from a can!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on April 02, 2008, 10:04:12 AM
Cheap beer usually from the bottle or can, good beer (micro/craft) usually from a nice pint glass.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2008, 10:11:58 AM
I try to use a glass whenever possible. But if I'm drinking water (i.e. Bud Light, Coors Light, etc) then I don't really care.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 02, 2008, 10:19:50 AM
Usually from a glass, although I broke my no-can rule the other night at the Cyclones game and had THREE PBR's IN CANS! Oh the horror.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 02, 2008, 10:38:15 AM
Depends on the beer, but pretty much what Dan said.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 02, 2008, 10:57:19 AM
Depends on the beer, but pretty much what Dan said.
Thirded!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on April 02, 2008, 11:02:51 AM
Whatever it comes in. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 02, 2008, 12:52:18 PM
I've always been a "real men drink it in what it comes in" type and I am a big beer drinker/beer fan.

A few weeks ago I saw a TV show with master brewers from around the world talking about how you should pour it into a glass to maximize something or other.  I'm not an expert... but I love the taste of a good brew.  I've been making an attempt to use a glass.  I rarely, if ever, drink crap beer... so there isn't much point to saying "if I'm drinking crap beer..."
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on April 02, 2008, 01:16:10 PM
I never drink beer.  But if I did, a bottle would probably be good.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on April 02, 2008, 02:04:13 PM
I drink it in what it comes in.  I'm just lazy like that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on April 02, 2008, 02:19:37 PM
I usually drink bottled beer and I drink it from a cup.  Straws don't work well with bottles.  I will drink from cans though if that's what it comes in.  Cans are straw friendly.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on April 02, 2008, 05:46:31 PM
Can, glass or bottle, I'm easy. It's really nice out of an ice cold bottle, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 02, 2008, 06:08:33 PM
Glass if I'm at a place where it's available, otherwise whatever it comes in. Don't want to have to wash more glasses unless I have to!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 04, 2008, 09:13:32 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite food to purchase at the concession stand?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on April 04, 2008, 09:21:46 AM
soft pretzel with nacho cheese
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 04, 2008, 09:29:16 AM
Funnel cake
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 04, 2008, 09:40:35 AM
Ooh! Funnel cake! 

Coke Icees are my favorites.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2008, 09:50:29 AM
Which concession stand? Please be more specific.

Baseball Game: Hot Dog
College Basketball Game: soft pretzel
Amusement Park: Elephant Ear
Manhattan Street Corner: street-meat on a pita
NBA Game: Beer
State Fair: something that shouldn't rightly exist (i.e. deep fried oreos)
Manhattan Street Fair: either the crepes, lemonade, or those cornbread-mozzarella concoctions.
Central Park guy: either Gatorade or ice cream sandwich, depending on if it was before or after the game.
Concert: Beer
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 04, 2008, 09:54:45 AM
I think these photos (hardly the lot of them) speak for themselves...
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/originalcorndog.jpg)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/corndog2003.jpg)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/cinticorndog2003.jpg)
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/original_land_corndog.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 04, 2008, 10:00:33 AM
C-lando, you and I would get along quite well! 

My first pick is corn dogs, and then I'd pair it with va_vacious Coke Icee

When's lunch??
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 04, 2008, 10:46:47 AM
Lemon Ice (or as it's called at the Reds game, Lemon Chill)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 04, 2008, 11:09:06 AM
Which concession stand? Please be more specific.

Ditto!

Centre County Grange Fair: monkey bread w/ icing
Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia: fresh hot pretzels from guys selling them at the intersections
Manhatten Street Fair: those perversely yummy cornbread/mozzarella things Dan mentioned
Manhatten Street Corner: cinnamon-roasted almonds
ATP Tennis in Cinci: Coke Icee
Panagyri Greek Festival (or any Greek festival, for that matter): kourambiedes; spanakopita; gyro; saganaki (OPA!)
Orioles Park at Camden Yards: beer; fresh-cut fries
People's Choice Arts Festival: cinnamon-roasted almonds; funnel cake
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts: strawberry-banana smoothie; potato pancakes
Movies: popcorn (no butter); diet Coke
Concerts: nothing (too difficult to eat and dodge Trixi's flailing arms at the same time)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on April 04, 2008, 11:33:22 AM
Wrigley:  Brats and Old Style
Miller Park:  Brats
Kingdome/Safeco:  Ivar's
Camden:  Boog's Barbeque (not really that good, it's just fun to have Boog Powell serve you).
Anything in Richmond:  Brats

The new DC stadium thing has this thing where they have one concession stand that serves food from the visiting team's stadium.  I thought this was just about the coolest shit except my friend says he saw the list of vendors and it's actually really boring people that are at every stadium instead of the cool shit like Pac Bell Garlic Fries. 


At work downtown:

Weird Japanese noodle cart that for some reason is always staffed by incredibly hot women.
Knish guy.
Christopher's Runaway Gourmet
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 04, 2008, 12:36:48 PM
Camden:  Boog's Barbeque (not really that good, it's just fun to have Boog Powell serve you).

Whoa. I just fired off an email to my dad telling him about this. I'm pretty certain that my dad's mitt (which is - and looks like it - from the 1950s or something) is signed by Boog Powell. How cool is that?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 04, 2008, 01:06:43 PM
Frosty malts!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on April 04, 2008, 01:26:50 PM
It's nearly impossible for me to pick - but if I had to, Land beat me to it.  Corndogs all around! 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 04, 2008, 03:05:55 PM
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/original_land_corndog.jpg)

Dayum!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 04, 2008, 03:53:28 PM
Dayum!!
I trump that one with all teeth AND mustard!!!
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b297/Christina__Land/inmancorndog2007.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 04, 2008, 04:24:41 PM
You sure give good corn dog!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 07, 2008, 03:27:40 PM
Since one hasn't been posted today:

What is your favorite form of punctuation?


I... love... the... ellipses!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 07, 2008, 03:32:21 PM
me... too...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2008, 03:45:47 PM
What are my options?

I enjoy the hyphen.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 07, 2008, 03:57:04 PM
What are my options?

I enjoy the hymen.

Fix'd for me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 07, 2008, 04:21:35 PM
Ellipses....hell yeah!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 07, 2008, 04:32:18 PM
I loves me the em-dash!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 07, 2008, 04:41:50 PM
Ellipses...like totally...or something.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 07, 2008, 05:05:45 PM
Mark another one down for...ellipses.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 07, 2008, 05:28:10 PM
Who would have thought the ellipses...

...would outrank the !, ? and ever popular : in our favorites?

...not me!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on April 07, 2008, 08:38:23 PM
I'm an ellipses junky.  I probably use it inappropriately and way too much...as I'm sure some of you have noticed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 08, 2008, 08:50:41 AM
Me likey the dash.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on April 08, 2008, 08:59:21 AM
Does an umlaut count?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 08, 2008, 09:06:45 AM
QOTD

Do you have a traditional calendar in your home? If so, what is it and where is it?


In my kitchen is one with the art of Benoit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 08, 2008, 09:14:42 AM
We have a day by day calendar in our bathroom - I make a paper airplane every day now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 08, 2008, 09:17:22 AM
A Far Side calendar in the kitchen
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 08, 2008, 09:52:35 AM
The only traditional calendar hanging in our house is down in Greg's area of the basement. It's a 2005 Reef Girl Calendar that I sent to him for Christmas 2004 when he was still in Kuwait.

I pretty much live by my calendar hanging up in my cubicle at work. Without that thing (read: the weekends), I have no idea what is going on in my life.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2008, 09:55:32 AM
I use the G-Cal and, sometimes at work, the Outlook Calendar.

So to answer the question... No.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 08, 2008, 10:27:56 AM
I have a calendar at home on the fridge: women and books (paintings of women reading).  At work I have the calendar my friend made for Christmas with photos of our group.

The one I use, though, is an At-A-Glance for the whole month. That's my life. It's color-coded and hi-lighted, and I cross every day off.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 08, 2008, 10:34:24 AM
Mrs Poncho put some animal calendar up in the kitchen, but I can't say I ever really look at it.  My cell and my outlook keep track of days for me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on April 08, 2008, 10:39:55 AM
I have a Group of Seven (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/group-of-seven.html) calendar in my kitchen this year, as I did last year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on April 08, 2008, 10:51:34 AM
No calendar.  I use the PC for that.  I don't actually mark days or schedule things on it; I just hover over to the clock and it tells me the date.  Or at home I have the calendar on the sidebar.

I realized the other day that I only have one clock, too.  And it's totally wrong and out of batteries.  Also, every other thing I own that has a clock (DVD player, stove, microwave,etc.) the clock is also wrong.

The alarm clock in my room is right, as is the one on the computer, the cable TV and my cell phone since they are synced.  Those are pretty much the only clocks I use.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 08, 2008, 12:06:12 PM
We have a small calendar on the fridge - I get one each year from some bank - this year's theme is currency from around the world.

In the office there is a Chococat calendar. YAAAAY!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 08, 2008, 12:18:13 PM
We have a small calendar on the fridge [...]

Ooo! This reminds me, I also have a Root Beer Stand calendar on my fridge!  :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 08, 2008, 12:53:04 PM
We ahve a Chick-Fil-A calendar and a city of Kettering calendar hanging in our kitchen. I also use a pocket calendar in my purse.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 08, 2008, 01:20:50 PM
No calendars at home. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 08, 2008, 01:48:27 PM
I have a root beer stand magnetic calendar on my refrigerator.  Other than that nothing....working in a library means you have dates thrown at you all day long, so I find that I don't really need one that much. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on April 08, 2008, 03:58:02 PM
We have a personalized Gus and Lulu calendar.  We make cat calendars every year as Xmas gifts for our parents and a select other few who are cat-obsessed.  This month, the picture is a super closeup of Gus going for a walk in a canvas bag with his head poking out.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 08, 2008, 04:29:40 PM
This month, the picture is a super closeup of Gus going for a walk in a canvas bag with his head poking out.

Me wanna see!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on April 08, 2008, 05:25:51 PM
i have a hello kitty calendar that i bought in late january for the stickers it had with it.

i still need to flip it over to april.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on April 08, 2008, 07:58:50 PM
This month, the picture is a super closeup of Gus going for a walk in a canvas bag with his head poking out.

Me wanna see!

Here it is.  Gus loves taking walks while riding in bags.  He's weird like that.  Lulu sort of likes it, but she's a lot bigger, so it's harder to carry her for more than 5 minutes.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/redbobsled/gusinbag.jpg)


Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 08, 2008, 10:03:59 PM
I love it RBS!!!  He's so adorable.

So tell me more about this..is that a cat carrier or just some type of book bag?  Is he zipped in, or if he had the inclination could he get out?  I'm just wondering if I could do this with my cat. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 08, 2008, 10:05:19 PM
I love this photo!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on April 08, 2008, 10:39:01 PM
It's just a regular canvas tote bag.  Funnily enough, it's my OCLC WorldCat bag.  Hehe.  He's not zipped in.  He just sort of sits or stands in it.  It's tall enough that he can shrink down inside or stand up and poke out his head.  When he starts acting like he wants to jump out, that's when we head for home.  But usually, he's happy to just be carried around in it (I just put the bag over my shoulder and occasionally pet him to keep him calm.)  He usually seems to like it.  Sometimes, if the bag is near the door, he will crawl over to it or even go inside it, and then we know we should take him for a "walk!"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 09, 2008, 06:36:56 AM
(http://www.vividideas.net/funimgs/pokkit.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 09, 2008, 08:43:36 AM
QOTD

Do you look at the price per unit/ounce/etc. when grocery shopping?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 09, 2008, 08:43:59 AM
Depends on what I'm buying.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 09, 2008, 09:21:24 AM
Most of the time, yes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 09, 2008, 09:22:01 AM
RBS, that photo of Gus is ADORABLE!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 09, 2008, 09:33:24 AM
Absolutely.  Does it always determine what I buy?  No, but I do look.  I weigh the price per vs. my needs and make the call.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 09, 2008, 10:06:18 AM
Not as much as I should. In fact...only if I'm sitting there with time on my hands and indecision on which flavor/product that I want. I'll let price decide. Cereal is the most common instance of this... or sometimes fruit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 09, 2008, 12:06:10 PM
Sometimes I do. Not always!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 09, 2008, 12:43:12 PM
When they have it written out on the tag I pay attention to it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 09, 2008, 12:50:51 PM
(http://www.vividideas.net/funimgs/pokkit.jpg)

Hahahahaha! Please tell me you're submitting this to Cheezburger!  :laugh:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 09, 2008, 02:56:00 PM
Yes, I do.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 09, 2008, 05:23:31 PM
sometimes
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 09, 2008, 09:37:55 PM
Almost all the time
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 10, 2008, 07:50:49 AM
QOTD:-

Toilet paper on the roll holder

Over, or under?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 10, 2008, 08:52:47 AM
Under, if I'm really thinking about it. But, I don't actually care that much any more. As long as it's THERE and I don't have to do some two-legged hop across the bathroom with my pants at my ankles, I'm happy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 10, 2008, 08:54:59 AM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 10, 2008, 09:05:52 AM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 10, 2008, 09:14:10 AM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 10, 2008, 09:16:06 AM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on April 10, 2008, 09:26:40 AM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 10, 2008, 10:13:50 AM
As long as it's THERE and I don't have to do some two-legged hop across the bathroom with my panties at my ankles, I'm happy.

Fix'd
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 10, 2008, 10:25:47 AM
As long as it's THERE and I don't have to do some two-legged hop across the bathroom with my UNDERCRACKERS at my ankles, I'm happy.

Now it's fixed!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2008, 10:59:00 AM
Definitely over.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on April 10, 2008, 12:28:40 PM
Under, 'cause otherwise my cat plays with it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2008, 01:06:21 PM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 10, 2008, 02:00:22 PM
over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 10, 2008, 05:39:51 PM
over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Bronzetree on April 10, 2008, 05:55:00 PM
Under is for jerks and lesbians.

And apparently c-lando and rva.

Over is where it's at.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 10, 2008, 08:21:57 PM
At work it is sideways.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 10, 2008, 08:36:21 PM
Over
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 11, 2008, 08:44:37 AM
QOTD

If you were a foreign correspondent, where would you want to be based?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 11, 2008, 09:02:03 AM
Rome or Geneva
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 11, 2008, 09:07:32 AM
St Johns

Nothing ever happens there and I could live in paradise.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 11, 2008, 09:17:40 AM
I'd go with Rome as well. I want to hang out with Sylvia Poggioli.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 11, 2008, 09:45:10 AM
Tokyo!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2008, 10:16:27 AM
Man. Too difficult.
Any major newsmaking metropolis. Any place warm. Any place unique. Sheez, I don't think I could really decide.

Maybe some place that speaks Spanish just so I could finally get good at the language.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on April 11, 2008, 10:38:32 AM
Ottawa. I would love to move back there, and it's about time I put that Canadian Studies degree to work  ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 11, 2008, 12:51:45 PM
Australia
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on April 11, 2008, 01:59:41 PM
Berlin.

New York or Barcelona would also be good, though. As would Montreal. Or Budapest.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on April 11, 2008, 02:06:35 PM
Think I'll steal one of Rafe's suggestions.   ;)
Barcelona
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 11, 2008, 02:29:47 PM
Copenhagen
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2008, 02:33:21 PM
I guess Amsterdam would be pretty fun since no one there is really going to care about much. You wouldn't have a lot to do. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 11, 2008, 04:06:30 PM
Oooo, good question. Probably Australia or New Zealand -- someplace that has a beautiful coastline, a nice climate, urban activity but also countryside, and great people.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 13, 2008, 11:36:51 PM
Somewhere that has four distinct seasons, no political unrest, and access to good airports. Does this place exist?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 14, 2008, 07:48:37 AM
QOTD

Which is your favorite Florida theme park?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 14, 2008, 08:27:34 AM
Last time I went to a theme park in Florida epcot was under construction. But, we're taking the kid to disney sometime in the next year, so I'll say disney.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 14, 2008, 08:29:12 AM
I loooooooooooooooooove Disney!!!!
I've never been to Universal. I went to Busch Gardens and Sea World a looooooooooong time ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on April 14, 2008, 08:38:38 AM
Ed Smith Stadium
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 14, 2008, 11:16:17 AM
Disney. More specifically, Epcot.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 14, 2008, 11:21:52 AM
Disney
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on April 14, 2008, 11:43:40 AM
I HATE Florida.  I hated Disneyworld, but for some reason, I really enjoy Disneyland.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 14, 2008, 02:04:36 PM
Disney (it's the only one I've been to)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 15, 2008, 08:20:51 AM
QOTD

What part of the day are you most productive?
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 15, 2008, 08:24:04 AM
Which particular astonishing day of the year are we talking about?
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Post by: SFG on April 15, 2008, 08:28:19 AM
morning.  productive is a relative term, i guess.
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Post by: c-lando on April 15, 2008, 08:39:38 AM
Usually right before bed. I guess it's the procrastinator in me. I think of all the crap I put off that day and do some whirling dervish routine to get stuff crossed off my list before I go to bed. This usually makes me either extremely tired and ready to fall asleep in 2 seconds or it leaves me feeling super frantic and stressed and unable to fall asleep.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 15, 2008, 08:49:33 AM
Morning
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 15, 2008, 08:50:29 AM
Before or after lunch.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 15, 2008, 09:06:21 AM
afternoon
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Post by: Dan on April 15, 2008, 09:30:23 AM
late afternoon, I think.

But like CR, I'm not sure there's much productivity in my days.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 15, 2008, 11:47:41 AM
afternoon/early evening
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 15, 2008, 11:51:34 AM
I try not to be productive.
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Post by: kcneon on April 15, 2008, 11:53:53 AM
late afternoon and evening
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Post by: trixi on April 15, 2008, 01:21:19 PM
morning or late evening
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Post by: redbobsled on April 15, 2008, 03:18:09 PM
probably between 10AM - Noon and again from 8PM - midnight.

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Post by: va-vacious on April 15, 2008, 09:18:30 PM
Between 2-5pm and 10pm-midnight.

None of this morning crap for me!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 16, 2008, 09:58:43 AM
QOTD

Which famous photographer (living or dead) would you like to have your portrait made by?
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 16, 2008, 10:04:38 AM
Annie Leibovitz, without question
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 16, 2008, 10:06:28 AM
Edward Steichen
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Post by: vizzah on April 16, 2008, 10:24:20 AM
David LaChapelle.
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Post by: Atzend on April 16, 2008, 10:57:02 AM
Diane Arbus
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Post by: Poncho on April 16, 2008, 11:05:34 AM
Anton Corbijn
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Post by: MissKitty on April 16, 2008, 11:24:07 AM
Dorothea Lange
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Post by: redbobsled on April 16, 2008, 11:36:35 AM
Thomas Struth
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 16, 2008, 12:08:06 PM
Anton Corbijn

Ooo. I change my answer to Corbijn. (I guess that makes my original answer, "Annie Leibovitz, with question." ;))
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Post by: Dan on April 16, 2008, 02:54:49 PM
I forget his name, but he died a year or two ago and he's the guy who took this:

(http://stateoftheart.popphoto.com/blog/images/picture_2_8.png)

Of course, I'm not such a fan of his work but moreso just want to be IN that photo. :D :D :D
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Post by: vizzah on April 16, 2008, 03:34:58 PM
Dan, I'm going to take a wild guess and say Herb Ritts.  He was my second choice.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 16, 2008, 03:36:32 PM
I was going to guess Francesco Scavullo.
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Post by: c-lando on April 16, 2008, 03:49:35 PM
Dan, I'm going to take a wild guess and say Herb Ritts.  He was my second choice.

That is DEFINITELY Herb Ritts and he would be my choice as well.
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Post by: Dan on April 16, 2008, 04:14:10 PM
Yup, that's the guy. He was a great photographer but that's not so much important. Herb Ritts... the guy who got the most beautiful women in one room. Sigh.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 16, 2008, 10:10:02 PM
I always thought "Herb Ritts" was cockney rhyming slang?

Would you LOOK at the Herb on her!!!
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Post by: trixi on April 16, 2008, 10:11:33 PM
My choice is Anton Corbijn as well
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 17, 2008, 09:48:57 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite classic American car?
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Post by: vizzah on April 17, 2008, 10:10:14 AM
There's no way I can only choose one, so you're getting a top five from me (in no particular order). 

1968 Corvette Stingray
1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1934 Chrysler Airflow
1949 Shoebox Ford
1957 Chevy Bel Air
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Post by: c-lando on April 17, 2008, 10:58:49 AM
1970 Chevelle SS

1967 Camaro from BETTER OFF DEAD
http://betteroffdeadcamaro.com/
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Post by: MissKitty on April 17, 2008, 11:28:07 AM
'67 Mercury Cougar
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Post by: Poncho on April 17, 2008, 02:51:27 PM
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/1963c.jpg)
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee55/pts_fark/1963b.jpg)

1963 Corvette String Ray coupe... absolutely no other for me.
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Post by: vizzah on April 17, 2008, 03:30:47 PM

1963 Corvette String Ray coupe... absolutely no other for me.

It was a tough call to decide the year for me.  Now, I'm kind of wishing I'd went with '63.  Wasn't that the only year the rear window was split?
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Post by: Poncho on April 18, 2008, 08:00:13 AM
Yes, it was also a defining year in the car's history... many "firsts" and I'm a big fan of how much attention was spent on the styling and elegance of that year's car.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 18, 2008, 09:05:50 AM
QOTD

Have you ever felt an earthquake?


Yes, a few years ago. I was working at home, and it felt/sounded like a large truck was driving past the front of my apartment, which was strange as it doesn't face the street. It wasn't until I heard about it on the news that I made the connection. I think the epicenter was in Virginia.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 18, 2008, 09:18:26 AM
I did once in the late 70's/early 80's. Mom and I went to the grocery (she was driving so it was prior to 1982) and we felt it when we were walking to the shop doors. My brother was at home and said it shook the house enough that his Star Wars action figures fell off the shelves in his bedroom.

CR's Dad felt the one that happened this morning. I was blissfully asleep.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 18, 2008, 09:22:10 AM
One hit just north of Rochester (there's a fault line under the lake) when I was 9 or 10, it woke me up. My dad tried to tell me I was imagining things, until we saw the news that night.

I was in the shower, heard the whole house hum and Elise's crib shook (but she slept through the whole thing).
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Post by: vizzah on April 18, 2008, 09:30:25 AM
Not til about 5:30 this morning.  I had no clue it was an earthquake until I was watching the news this morning.  I just thought I was going all Linda Blair when my bed woudln't stop shaking.  Sadly, it's the most action my bed has seen in months. 
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Post by: kcneon on April 18, 2008, 10:03:22 AM
Have not experienced an earthquake (though my Mom always seems to think there will be one in CA every time I visit)!

Wow, had no idea you guys felt a quake until I read this thread - catching up on R'ville is better than the CNN news headlines.   ;)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 18, 2008, 10:25:58 AM
QOTD
What's your favorite classic American car?

(http://www.hollywood-diecast.com/sanford%20merc%20pickup.jpg)
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Post by: trixi on April 18, 2008, 11:13:06 AM
I felt the same one MK did back in the 70s/80s.  I did not feel today's...I was asleep.  And Twizzle didn't go crazy and wake me up so not sure if he felt it (since they say animals are sensitive to this stuff). 
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Post by: Dan on April 18, 2008, 12:21:31 PM
Sadly, it's the most action my bed has seen in months. 

Not trying to rub it in, but that made me laugh.

Growing up our house was about 10 houses from some frequently used freight railroad tracks. When the trains would go by you'd feel the house rumbling just a little bit, but after years of it we barely noticed. One time I was doing my homework and I felt the house rumbling like a train, but definitely more pronounced and more violently. Found out later it was a small earthquake.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 18, 2008, 12:22:56 PM
Yes.  A couple in Cincinnati, and quite a few out here (obviously).  The one in Cincinnati was in the 80's, I guess.  I remember being woken up at night in my bed because my bed was moving and all of the items on my bedroom shelves were rattling around, and the windows were rattling too.  

The biggest one I've felt in California was one in 2001 or 2002.  I just remember it was May, and we lived in Santa Cruz in a house by the beach.  The house was on a hill and up on stilts, so we already felt vibrations when large trucks drove by.  Then we had a 5.3 quake with an epicenter less than 10 miles away, and the whole house swayed a LOT.  That cured my desire to "experience" an earthquake.  Since then, I've felt lots of smaller ones.  They really range in experience from a sudden fast jolt (almost like someone slapping you on the back really hard) to extended gentle swaying motions.  
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Post by: vizzah on April 18, 2008, 01:48:15 PM
Sadly, it's the most action my bed has seen in months. 

Not trying to rub it in, but that made me laugh.


No harm done.  I'm here to help!   

If I didn't laugh about it, I'd be burning through batteries like a match in a haystack. 
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Post by: Poncho on April 18, 2008, 03:05:24 PM
I felt the small ones when I lived in Cincy... that bigger one in the 80's. 

There was one here in Florida about a year ago??? but I didn't feel it.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 18, 2008, 04:22:29 PM
Sadly, it's the most action my bed has seen in months. 

Not trying to rub it in, but that made me laugh.


No harm done.  I'm here to help!   

If I didn't laugh about it, I'd be burning through batteries like a match in a haystack. 

Yeah, it is best to laugh about things like that.  It will get to you if you don't.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 18, 2008, 05:00:00 PM
Nope, never have.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 21, 2008, 09:02:58 AM
QOTD

Do you change out your wardrobe for the seasons? If so, have you made the switch from winter to spring/summer?
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Post by: c-lando on April 21, 2008, 09:29:50 AM
I have put all of my heavier sweaters away for the season. That's about it.
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Post by: kcneon on April 21, 2008, 09:35:28 AM
I have put all of my heavier sweaters away for the season.

Same here - it's still been pretty cool to get out the summer clothes just yet.
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Post by: Dan on April 21, 2008, 09:36:56 AM
I don't really do so. I put my sweaters away, but that's it. And no, I haven't done that yet b/c it's still 50 degrees here.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 21, 2008, 09:45:34 AM
Yes, we store our out-of-season clothes in containers in the basement. We did the switch to summer clothes two weeks ago.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 21, 2008, 10:03:00 AM
Unless getting clothes out of a different closet counts, otherwise, no.
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Post by: Poncho on April 21, 2008, 10:29:54 AM
I no longer own "seasonal clothes".  We only have 2 seasons...

Summer
Not-quite Summer
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Post by: Atzend on April 21, 2008, 11:37:57 AM
My wardrobe is usual a mangled mess of different seasons since I never know when I may need to grab a sweater to go see a movie in the freezing A/C or layer a tank top under a shirt if the weather decides to move up 15-20 degrees.   

The only thing I try to put away for the season are turtlenecks.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 21, 2008, 01:57:16 PM
Some years are better than others. Since I only have two closets, and I live in a climate similar to Poncho's, there isn't much of a difference.

I might actually do it this year, because I'm taking a couple of days off for spring cleaning.
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Post by: Rafe on April 21, 2008, 04:24:38 PM
We don't have the space, so summer and winter clothes get to hang out with each other all year round.

For the Fashionistas among us, 2008 is the year of the scruffy bastard. Just like last year.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 21, 2008, 05:04:44 PM
I do that with the kids' clothes. Right now I'm in transition with it. They have both sets of clothes available. But I will be moving the winter clothes out this week.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 22, 2008, 09:21:39 AM
QOTD

Are you doing anything this year for Earth Day?



I went to a Planet Earth Celebration on Saturday to see The Rosebuds and had some great organic food.
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Post by: Dan on April 22, 2008, 09:34:15 AM
Not particularly. The company is doing lots of little things and I'm participating in those, but that's it. I'll celebrate with the g/f if she asks (she runs an eco-friendly business) but I don't really know that there'll be much in that department.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 22, 2008, 09:52:11 AM
I'm not driving my car at all today. (I'm having a Jimmy Carter day, va vacious!)
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Post by: Poncho on April 22, 2008, 10:59:54 AM
I replaced yet another regular bulb with a CFL this morning, but that was more because the bulb burned out than Earth Day.

So, no?
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Post by: va-vacious on April 22, 2008, 11:04:19 AM
I had my Jimmy Carter day yesterday- I knew I'd have to get out of the house today.   ;)

So, I'd say no- I'm getting a new roof, and I'm not getting eco-friendly recycled tires or a metal roof, or slate, but the regular petroleum based shingles. (Evidently I'm all about the roof posts today!)

And our community Earth Day is on this coming Saturday, but I'm not doing anything for that. We're not doing a booth this year since we have a program that day at the museum.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 22, 2008, 11:35:33 AM
The division I work for at the University just adopted a stretch of road, so I'll be part of the clean-up crew on Saturday.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 22, 2008, 12:39:11 PM
I used cloth grocery bags, but I always use those.  Can't walk/bike to work because it is 16 miles over some foothills.  So, same as usual, I guess.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 22, 2008, 02:00:16 PM
I rode the bus to work (but I do that anyway) and am planning to walk home tonight.
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Post by: Rafe on April 22, 2008, 03:00:02 PM
I used cloth grocery bags, but I always use those.

We've been using cloth bags for a good few months now, and you'd be surprised at how many people comment on them in the cue for the till. I remember as a child that there actually weren't any plastic bags at all - cloth and paper were the norm. It's good to see the gradual swing back to the more environmentally sensible way of carrying stuff from a to b. Some of the bigger chains have begun to sell cloth bags, which is a good step. Hopefully this will encourage Planet Chav to move away from using plastic bags.
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Post by: Poncho on April 22, 2008, 03:24:25 PM
We've been using cloth bags for a good few months now, and you'd be surprised at how many people comment on them in the cue for the till. I remember as a child that there actually weren't any plastic bags at all - cloth and paper were the norm. It's good to see the gradual swing back to the more environmentally sensible way of carrying stuff from a to b. Some of the bigger chains have begun to sell cloth bags, which is a good step. Hopefully this will encourage Planet Chav to move away from using plastic bags.

What is annoying is them trying to charge you for the bags...

"Did you pull the tag off?"
"UM NO! I brought those with me, see the faded sharpie with my name on the side?  Yeah, that means those are MY bags."
"But we sell these bags"
"Yes and you actually sell them here for me to USE, they don't belong on a shelf nor are they 'single-use' bags."
"Oh..."
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Post by: Rafe on April 22, 2008, 03:36:14 PM

What is annoying is them trying to charge you for the bags...

"Did you pull the tag off?"
"UM NO! I brought those with me, see the faded sharpie with my name on the side?  Yeah, that means those are MY bags."
"But we sell these bags"
"Yes and you actually sell them here for me to USE, they don't belong on a shelf nor are they 'single-use' bags."
"Oh..."

That is so true, and it really is fucking annoying.

I have bags purchased in-store, and like you have customised them in some way, in order to try and prevent this situation from happening. Nothing worse than someone intimating that you may actually be attempting to steal the bags.
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Post by: foolsgold on April 23, 2008, 10:01:56 AM
QOTD: When you eat peanuts from the shell, do you:

a) dump the nuts in your hand before popping them in your mouth (take that Taken Out of Context thread)
b) pop them into your mouth from the shell
c) eat the whole peanut, shell and all

This question is brought to you by the row in front of me at Sunday's Reds game.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 23, 2008, 10:05:43 AM
A
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Post by: vizzah on April 23, 2008, 10:11:38 AM
B
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Post by: mik on April 23, 2008, 10:26:35 AM
A
But before popping them in my mouth I rub off the skin. Naked peanuts for me.....
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Post by: kcneon on April 23, 2008, 10:27:46 AM
A
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Post by: rva on April 23, 2008, 10:58:35 AM
Between A and B.

I pop the peanuts out of the shell, but I do it all with one hand.  I crack the shell at the seam right where the bottom peanut ends and then sort of roll my thumb upwards and the rest of my fingers down.

If you do it right, your thumb cracks the shell and shucks some of the skin off the peanut in one motion.  The other three fingers shuck the skin off the other peanut moving downward.  Then you just wiggle your fingers a bit to complete the job. 

You end up with one clean peanut between your thumb and forefinger, one clean peanut trapped between your middle two fingers and palm, and then you just kinda lift your pinky and the shell drops out the bottom of your hand.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 23, 2008, 11:28:16 AM
I believe this question has been cross-format focused to cause me undue ridicule.

D - eat only the shells. Give peanuts to husband, FG or FG's wife.
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Post by: Dan on April 23, 2008, 11:32:03 AM
B.
I like to open the shell and then dump into my oral orafice directly from said shell. I think this is what you meant with Option B, right?
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Post by: Poncho on April 23, 2008, 11:48:41 AM
Between A and B.

I pop the peanuts out of the shell, but I do it all with one hand.  I crack the shell at the seam right where the bottom peanut ends and then sort of roll my thumb upwards and the rest of my fingers down.

If you do it right, your thumb cracks the shell and shucks some of the skin off the peanut in one motion.  The other three fingers shuck the skin off the other peanut moving downward.  Then you just wiggle your fingers a bit to complete the job. 

You end up with one clean peanut between your thumb and forefinger, one clean peanut trapped between your middle two fingers and palm, and then you just kinda lift your pinky and the shell drops out the bottom of your hand.


My dad taught me this trick at Red's games in my youth... it is the best way to go.

e. RVA's way
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 23, 2008, 12:05:12 PM
A
But before popping them in my mouth I rub off the skin. Naked peanuts for me.....

Ditto!
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 23, 2008, 06:28:40 PM
I never really eat peanuts unless they happen to be in something.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 23, 2008, 06:53:31 PM
C.  Until I feel myself approaching a heart attack due to the shell-related salt intake.  Then switch to B.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 23, 2008, 08:01:54 PM
I never really eat peanuts unless they happen to be in something.

f. I'm more like Buzz - pretty much I only have peanuts in peanut butter.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 24, 2008, 08:50:02 AM
QOTD

How many hats do you own?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 24, 2008, 09:02:36 AM
Maybe two. My husband was about a dozen.
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Post by: vizzah on April 24, 2008, 09:05:39 AM
My number increased from about a dozen to two dozen this week, when I scored a whole scad of vintage pillbox hats.   ;D
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Post by: foolsgold on April 24, 2008, 09:06:01 AM
A ton!  A conservative guess would be 20-25.
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Post by: kcneon on April 24, 2008, 09:24:41 AM
My number increased from about a dozen to two dozen this week, when I scored a whole scad of vintage pillbox hats.   ;D

That's cool, viz!  I used to have several vintage hats as well...maybe a dozen.  Think they're still stored at my parents' place.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 24, 2008, 09:38:38 AM
6 'old man' hats

I can't wear baseball caps on account that
a) I have a much bigger than average head (one size does NOT fit all, trust me)
and
b) they make me look like a twat.

OK, more of a twat.
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Post by: The Hegemo on April 24, 2008, 09:51:41 AM
Too many, and yet I hardly ever wear any of them.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 24, 2008, 11:05:05 AM
Probably 3-4 dozen. Like Viz, I have a bunch of vintage hats; several baseball caps, a couple of wide-brimmed sunhats for gardening; several posh hats for special occasions and several winter hats.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 24, 2008, 11:51:02 AM
A lot.  Probably around 30 to 40.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 24, 2008, 11:53:26 AM
Maybe 12-15 ... mostly baseball and winter wear
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Post by: Dan on April 24, 2008, 12:37:38 PM
I probably have 10 or so baseball caps, and another 5 or so winter caps.

I really only wear 2 winter caps (the regular one and the workout one) and 2, maybe 3, baseball caps. A new Indians one and a new Browns one for sure... maybe an old one in there too on occasion. But they sort of bug me and I'm always fussing with 'em. So I don't like to wear them if I don't have to.
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Post by: Rafe on April 24, 2008, 03:19:50 PM
I'm a Pork pie hat kind of guy.

I also have an old sun hat from playing cricket at college that I tend to wear in the garden, or when watching cricket. I used to have a black Hannover 96 beanie hat, too, but I gave that to a little kid who was watching a game in the same stand as us alongside his dad last season.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 24, 2008, 04:15:55 PM
Not too many.  My head is ginormous.  I really mean that.  Hardly any hats even fit me.

I do have one wide-brimmed one I got when I was up in Napa last time - because it was like 100 degrees and I was constantly outside.  I also have a SF Giants baseball cap that I bought at a Giants game when we lived in the Bay Area and it was a day that was a freakish San Francisco heatwave of like 105 degrees.   

I have a winter-y hat somewhere.  I bought it in Chicago when I was really cold.  So, maybe I only buy hats when experiencing temperature extremes.
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Post by: trixi on April 24, 2008, 11:17:25 PM
maybe 5....I don't like hat head. 
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Post by: Poncho on April 25, 2008, 08:27:32 AM
Maybe 2 dozen ball caps?
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 25, 2008, 08:31:21 AM
QOTD

Growing up, did your parents film you in many home movies/videos?


No camera at our house, so I only made guest appearances in my friends' videos. We were strictly still image folks.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 25, 2008, 08:54:11 AM
We're a kodak family, so there were LOTS of photos and slides but very few movies until we were older--they still have every one of our concerts on vhs.
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Post by: mik on April 25, 2008, 08:58:33 AM
Nope, no home movies  :'(
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Post by: MissKitty on April 25, 2008, 09:04:48 AM
My parents had a super 8 camera so there are loads of old home-movies of my family.

There are some awesome party films my parents took long before I was born (my Dad doing a mean Twist, my uncles dueling with their guitars, etc), there's one of my Mom's baby shower when she was pregnant with me (nearly everyone in the film now deceased), craploads of film of me as a baby, then my brother as a baby, and a really ancient one from the early 1950's of hog-killing time at my Appalachian grandparents farm.

Unfortunately there are also ones made well into the 1970's, when I was a gawky, bellbottom-wearing junior high kid. Horrible!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2008, 09:52:30 AM
Nope. Lots of pictures, but no videos that I know of.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on April 25, 2008, 10:00:06 AM
Yeah, and they're brutal.  I'm so glad my mom's not hip to posting on YouTube.
Me and my naturally curly hair had the longest awkward phase known to man.  And once I figured out how to tame my hair, I decided to start dressing like an idiot.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 25, 2008, 11:56:14 AM
My parents had a super 8 camera so there are loads of old home-movies of my family.

There are some awesome party films my parents took long before I was born [... .]

Ditto for my family. We have tons of priceless home movies from the 1950's through early 1970's. Fortunately, the most embarrassing ones are of my siblings long before I was born.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on April 25, 2008, 03:11:14 PM
No childhood home movies or family videos, here.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on April 25, 2008, 03:20:15 PM
We've got some videos of me in a cable access show in 5th or 6th grade laying around somewhere.  I keep forgetting to burn them.

But that wasn't the question.  Yes, I have regular home movies as well.  Also marked for the Fahrenheit 451 pile.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 25, 2008, 06:56:48 PM
We've got some videos of me in a cable access show in 5th or 6th grade laying around somewhere

Douchebag's World?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 25, 2008, 07:30:06 PM
We've got some videos of me in a cable access show in 5th or 6th grade laying around somewhere

Douchebag's World?

Excellent!

Yesterday:
Several.  A really cute blue wool cloche for winter, but I can only wear it with my white (yes, white) winter coat, so it doesn't get used often.  A scrunchable (?) black one for winter that I bought in Covent Garden.   Three straw hats, a wide-brimmed fabric hat, the standby baseball cap I stole from a friend, and about a half dozen vintage ones.

ETA:
Today:
No home movies, and I don't remember my friends parents doing much either, so I exist in the past purely on photographs. Meta!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on April 26, 2008, 03:28:08 PM
yes unfortunately
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 26, 2008, 06:07:10 PM
I don't think there are any home movies of me. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: watusi on April 26, 2008, 06:27:32 PM
Luckily, my parents understood the legal implications of filming a crime. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 28, 2008, 08:47:48 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 28, 2008, 09:02:19 AM
Silent movie
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on April 28, 2008, 09:12:07 AM
Spaceballs.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 28, 2008, 09:15:30 AM
BLAZING SADDLES
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2008, 10:01:40 AM
It's a tough one, but probably Spaceballs. Blazing Saddles is a VERY close second. Men In Tights is third.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on April 28, 2008, 11:42:05 AM
Young Frankenstein
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 28, 2008, 11:55:31 AM
Young Frankenstein
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 28, 2008, 12:01:21 PM
Young Frankenstein

History of the World, Part 1 is a close second.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 28, 2008, 12:13:27 PM
The Producers
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on April 28, 2008, 01:10:55 PM
 Blazing Saddles.  It would have been The Producers but now I'm so sick of that shit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on April 28, 2008, 04:31:24 PM
Another vote for Blazing Saddles.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 28, 2008, 04:38:07 PM
I'm pretty sure I don't have one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 28, 2008, 04:53:58 PM
Young Frankenstein, very closely followed by Spaceballs.

However, it's good to be the king
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 28, 2008, 04:59:02 PM
Friday - Unfortunately, my parents decided to get a video camera when I was about 13 and had no issue in catching my most embarrassing moments of adolescence. 

Today - History of the World: Part 1
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 29, 2008, 08:52:20 AM
QOTD

Do you have any "mystery" foods in your refrigerator (foods you can no longer identify)?


Not currently, although I have some grapes that are headed that way.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 29, 2008, 08:54:24 AM
Nope, the great purge of 2008 took care of most of anything on that path.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 29, 2008, 09:55:41 AM
I'm really good at forgetting which food is mine and which food is my roommates. So a lot of times something will sit there for months b/c I think it's hers. If she tells me it's mine I believe her, but we don't have that conversation very often. So the answer is: yes, probably.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on April 29, 2008, 10:45:36 AM
No, but I did throw out some pretty moldy goetta the other day
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 29, 2008, 10:52:41 AM
No.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 29, 2008, 11:07:26 AM
No, we're really good about eating what we have and throwing out what we won't.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on April 29, 2008, 11:09:15 AM
I used to be really bad for it, but now I try to clean out the fridge once a month. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 29, 2008, 11:10:59 AM
Nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 29, 2008, 11:43:03 AM
No, I'm pretty neurotic about cleaning the fridge every time we go to the grocery.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on April 29, 2008, 01:33:39 PM
We sort of left for the honeymoon without cleaning out the fridge.  I'm sure there is a lot of mysterious "food" in there.  Got back yesterday.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 29, 2008, 01:34:06 PM
How was it Megs?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on April 29, 2008, 03:44:16 PM
It was awesome.  We went to Paris, Rome, Venice, Olympia (Greece), Istanbul and Izmir (we visited Ephesus), and Dubrovnik.  I want to go back to Dubrovnik!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 29, 2008, 07:08:57 PM
Sounds like a great trip!

I have an aluminum foil covered bowl in the back of my fridge and I don't know what's in it. I think it was broccoli a LONG time ago. And some soup that has gone off, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on April 29, 2008, 10:22:01 PM
Nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 30, 2008, 09:07:17 AM
QOTD

How often do you start using a new toothbrush?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on April 30, 2008, 09:23:49 AM
Usually whenever I get a new one from the dentist - so every six months, I guess.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on April 30, 2008, 09:28:30 AM
Mine have that handy "replace now" fading blue bristle... so I replace it when it says to.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on April 30, 2008, 09:43:44 AM
Every 4-5 months
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2008, 09:59:37 AM
8 months ago my dentist told me to get an electric toothbrush. They wanted me to get this Sonic something something...and I figured I'd change the toothbrush part of it every six months. But the brush still looks like it's in fine condition, so I didn't get a new one. Maybe I should? I don't know.

Prior to this new system, I got one every three or four months.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on April 30, 2008, 10:00:22 AM
I have one of those Sonicaire brushes. The brush-head-thingy gets changed every three months.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on April 30, 2008, 10:05:00 AM
You're supposed to change toothbrushes?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on April 30, 2008, 10:32:55 AM
Probably every 4-6 months...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 30, 2008, 11:24:55 AM
<british cliche> What's a toothbrush? </>

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on April 30, 2008, 12:04:03 PM
When the bristles start looking all mangled, which is usually every 3 months are so. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on April 30, 2008, 07:48:23 PM
Every six months, after a visit to the dentist.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 01, 2008, 09:07:43 AM
QOTD

Which is your favorite frozen drink that comes from a convenience store?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 01, 2008, 09:16:07 AM
Blue icee's.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 01, 2008, 09:17:03 AM
White Cherry Freezoni mixed with the Cola Freezoni from QT!!

http://www.quiktrip.com/drinks/freezonis.asp
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on May 01, 2008, 09:21:43 AM
Hmmm... I think most of them are the same.  I suppose I prefer Slurpees now that I'm in a place with 7-11's everywhere, they are convenient.  I used to drink ICEE's in Ohio.  Only marginal differences.  I drank some QT Freezonis out west and I've had a few Racetrac frozen beverages (whatever they call them) in my time.  They are all iced up versions of some flavor.  They usually have a cool straw with a spoon-ish looking endpiece.

The only one that is really different (I'm off to look up the name... AND BACK) are Slush Puppies.  I don't really like those.  They are like some weird liquid with millions of tiny ice pellets floating in it.  Those aren't good.  Basically, you get this drink with TONS of ice in it... you drink the drink and you are left with a cup of weird looking ice.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 01, 2008, 09:38:41 AM
Cherry Icees.  Bonus if they're in a cup shaped like a droopy dog or alien.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 01, 2008, 10:23:32 AM
Do they carry margaritas at convenience stores?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2008, 11:07:07 AM
Chocolate milkshakes from UDF.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 01, 2008, 11:51:51 AM
Chocolate milkshakes from UDF.
Oh, you just HAD to go and say UDF and make me hate that there is not one UNITED DAIRY FARMERS in all of GEORGIA.

HARF!

Edited to add that I've been singing the UDF jingle ever since I read Dan's post.
"UUUUU.DDDDD.FFFFFFF. United Dairy Faaarmers. Your neighborhood food store!"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 01, 2008, 12:11:37 PM
Do Vanilla Frosties from Wendys or Strawberry Creme Frappacinos from Starfucks count?

Both places are pretty convenient
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 01, 2008, 12:21:12 PM
Coke Icee
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on May 01, 2008, 12:47:38 PM
UDF Orange Freeze.  With orange DRINK.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 01, 2008, 01:06:08 PM
Chocolate milkshakes from UDF.

Seconded
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 01, 2008, 06:07:46 PM
Coke Icee.

But I want a milkshake now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on May 01, 2008, 06:43:49 PM
QOTD

Which is your favorite frozen drink that comes from a convenience store?

Ooooh yum... I love Slurpees the most.  Icees are okay, but Slurpees are where it's at.  The 7-11 near my work has ones made with Amp Energy Drink, and I had that for lunch today.  I was pretty much batshit crazy all afternoon, more than usual anyway.  Mmmm caffeine in slush form!  Though I was afraid to try the cappuccino one they had and last week they replaced it with the Amp stuff... kind of wish I'd at least been brave enough to try that one... and lookit that, I'm STILL wired.

The generic slushes at Get Go and Sheetz are pretty good, too.

I despise Slush Puppies, however.  They have those at the E-Z Stop near our house.  Bleh.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 01, 2008, 10:32:41 PM
Coke Icee
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on May 02, 2008, 08:41:23 AM
Blue icee's.

+1
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 02, 2008, 09:03:40 AM
QOTD

When is the last time you mended an article of clothing?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 02, 2008, 09:05:29 AM
A month ago, I put a patch on my jeans.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on May 02, 2008, 09:31:01 AM
hahahahahahahaha

like I could do that!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 02, 2008, 10:12:50 AM
A few months ago I mended the pockets in my Navy peacoat (my keys keep punching holes in them!).

Not an article of clothing, but a few weeks ago CR and I bought a tablecloth from IKEA that was slightly too long, so I cut off 4 inches and borrowed Mom's sewing machine to hem it. First time I've used a sewing machine in...um, well probably since I was in Home Ec in high school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on May 02, 2008, 10:53:04 AM
I sewed a button back on to a pair of pants recently.

I also had a wedding dress and 2 pairs of pants hemmed in the last month, but I farm that out to the professionals.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 02, 2008, 11:17:39 AM
My mending pretty much comprises sewing the stuffing back into dog toys. :D

I do, though, need to sew a small dress seam back together -- a brand new dress, BTW. Didn't catch the hole when I bought it, but it will be easy to fix. At some point. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 02, 2008, 12:00:09 PM
My mending pretty much comprises sewing the stuffing back into dog toys. :D

Wow. I just throw those away because I'm pathetic with a needle (Take THAT, Heroin Chic!). I should really try to mend those things first though. Luna and Ozzie HAVE TO BE the STRONGEST chewers in the dog world. I can't find anything that they don't immediately try to DESTROY.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 02, 2008, 12:07:22 PM
Around Christmastime, I bought a cute new empire waist top @ Target, and quickly realized why it was on the clearance rack.  Big ol' rip on the shoulder seam.  I have a huge pile of things at home waiting to be mended or altered into something cuter. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 02, 2008, 02:27:14 PM
I'm always sewing buttons back on to clothing.

(MK just lurves ripping shirts, trousers and undercrackers off me I guess? Hot for teacher)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 02, 2008, 02:52:51 PM
My mending pretty much comprises sewing the stuffing back into dog toys. :D

Wow. I just throw those away because I'm pathetic with a needle (Take THAT, Heroin Chic!). I should really try to mend those things first though. Luna and Ozzie HAVE TO BE the STRONGEST chewers in the dog world. I can't find anything that they don't immediately try to DESTROY.

Have you ever heard of Galileo bones (http://www.pet-shop.net/html/galileo.html), c-land? Honest to God, they're like chunks of marble. You could kill someone by cracking a Galileo over the top of their head. (Not that I've ever given it any thought.) I bought one for Luke years ago and he's only managed to gnaw about 1/4 of the way through it so far. Perfect for aggressive chewers. Like Dan.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 02, 2008, 11:02:28 PM
hahahahahahahaha

like I could do that!

ditto.


The several times I've tried turned out so badly that I ended up throwing out the articles of clothing in question.  So now, I wait until I see my mom twice a year, and she sews them for me!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 03, 2008, 10:36:53 AM
I don't remember, but I have a stack of things that need work. Someday...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on May 03, 2008, 01:59:58 PM
The several times I've tried turned out so badly that I ended up throwing out the articles of clothing in question.  So now, I wait until I see my mom twice a year, and she sews them for me!

Probably not too odd, but we have the same problem... and we have the same solution.  Although I see my mom more often.  Mrs. Poncho, unfortunately, has the same problem we do.  She also visits her mother.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 03, 2008, 02:12:11 PM
In in the spirit of full disclosure, my mom still repairs my clothes - recently the moth holes in my wool sweaters. Although I did get a pair of pants professionally hemmed, which was a new experience for me. I may have to do that more often.

I sewed a button back on several years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 05, 2008, 08:56:28 AM
QOTD

Looking back, you knew you were doomed when your parent(s) had you...?



Use reference notes in a social studies report in third grade
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on May 05, 2008, 11:14:21 AM
I'm not sure I "get" the question... like when did I know I was in trouble? being closely watched?

Your answer confused me.  Why would your parents make your put references in school work?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 05, 2008, 11:36:26 AM
Looking back, you knew you were doomed when your parent(s) had you.

Yep, that about covers it right there.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on May 05, 2008, 12:35:49 PM
Pin my name, address, and phone number on a piece of paper to my clothes (inside) when I went to Chuck E. Cheese for a classmate's 7th birthday.  Just in case I got lost.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 05, 2008, 01:44:32 PM
neutered
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 05, 2008, 06:25:54 PM
I knew I was doomed to a life of being a dork when I picked out my tote bag for first grade. It said "I love disorganization" and had all sorts of off0kilter pockets on the front. I had to explain to every kid in my class what disorganization was.  I've also been a slob ever since.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on May 05, 2008, 07:58:41 PM
I'm an angel.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 06, 2008, 09:00:43 AM
I'm an angel.
You must be an angel
I can see it in your eyes
Full of wonder and suprise
And just now I realize...
You're an angel!!!!


Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 06, 2008, 09:02:55 AM
QOTD

Have you ever slept on a waterbed?


nope - I've only sat on one
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 06, 2008, 09:10:08 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 06, 2008, 09:16:07 AM
YES! Growing up, my best friend had a waterbed. So, sleep-overs were always on that thing. I didn't hate it, but I also didn't love it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on May 06, 2008, 09:19:23 AM
Mrs. Foolsgold had a waterbed when we first started dating.  At first, I was really excited because, you know, it's a waterbed and sex on a waterbed is supposed to be awesdome, right?  Not so much, unless you find nausea erotic.

The only good thing her old cat ever did was clawing the hell out of the mattress.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Poncho on May 06, 2008, 10:08:30 AM
I have.  Growing up I had a friend who had TWO of them in his room (his sister had hated hers and their folks bought her a "real" bed again) so I always slept on that when I stayed over.

Hated it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on May 06, 2008, 10:26:02 AM
no, but I have sat on one.  I don't think I would sleep well on it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 06, 2008, 12:13:27 PM
I'm an angel.
You must be an angel
I can see it in your eyes
Full of wonder and suprise
And just now I realize...
You're an angel!!!!

Oh. My. God. This is one of my MOST FAVORITEST Madonna songs EVER, second only to "Burning Up." I'm all about the old-school Madonna.

:disco:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 06, 2008, 12:17:57 PM
QOTD

Have you ever slept on a waterbed?

Does passing out on a waterbed count? Because I did that my senior year in high school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 06, 2008, 04:15:12 PM
Friday - It's been about 6 months since I've mended a piece of clothing.

Yesterday - All hope was lost when my parent's didn't take advantage of Roe vs. Wade when they had the chance.

Today - Yes, can't remember when the last time was, but I'm positive I have.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 06, 2008, 11:41:00 PM
Yes, my one of my friends in high school had a waterbed, and whenever I'd sleep over, she'd let me sleep in her bed, and she'd sleep in her dad's room (he was a paramedic who worked nights).  I didn't really like the waterbed experience, particularly when her cat would come to visit, and he would run in circles around the wood bed frame, avoiding the mattress, but running laps continuously.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 07, 2008, 08:43:26 AM
QOTD

Do you have a favorite cookbook?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 07, 2008, 08:46:18 AM
Applehood and Motherpie, it's cookbook put out by the junior league in my home town. It has lots of great recipes for all occasions in it, I'm teaching myself how to make homemade cannelloni  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 07, 2008, 08:54:06 AM
Yes, but it's a family cookbook.  Two or three years ago, my folks got my sister and I these adorable cookbooks and mom made us both aprons.  It has all of our favorite family recipes, plus I've added about 30 of my own.
If I had to pick one thaty was published, I'd say Better Homes and Gardens.  I think my copy is from the late 60s.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 07, 2008, 08:56:50 AM
For sentimental reasons, the Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls is my favorite.

http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crockers-Cookbook-Boys-Girls/dp/0764526340

I thought I was a big girl when I would get to go through it and pick a recipe to make with my mom. I think I should pick one up for my niece.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 07, 2008, 11:55:53 AM
For sentimental reasons, the Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls is my favorite.

http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crockers-Cookbook-Boys-Girls/dp/0764526340

I thought I was a big girl when I would get to go through it and pick a recipe to make with my mom. I think I should pick one up for my niece.



I had another incarnation of that one, and my favorite part was always, "With adult help, turn on the stove."  We had an electric stove growing up, so I never understood why I would need adult help to push the little button in. 

My favorite cookbook is probably a tossup between The New American Diet Cookbook (http://www.amazon.com/New-American-Diet-Cookbook/dp/0967896002/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210175611&sr=1-1)  and the Moosewood Low-fat favorites (http://www.amazon.com/Moosewood-Restaurant-Low-Fat-Favorites-Flavorful/dp/0517884941/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210175695&sr=1-1).  I credit both of these with helping me to lose lots of weight while still eating really yummy food (including homemade desserts!). 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 07, 2008, 12:02:10 PM
Yesterday: Yes, I slept on a waterbed for about 10 years.

Today: several - Linda's Kitchen (http://www.amazon.com/Lindas-Kitchen-Inspiring-Recipes-Meatless/dp/0821223933/ref=pd_sim_b_title_1) by Linda McCartney and The New Age Vegetarian Cookbook of the Rosicrucian Fellowship. (http://www.amazon.com/New-Vegetarian-Cookbook-Rosicrucian-Fellowship/dp/B000QRX8SI)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 07, 2008, 08:17:27 PM
Yesterday- yes, I had a friend in elementary school who had one, and I slept on it when I spent the night there.

Today- "Cook and Lovett", the cookbook produced by the PTA of an Atlanta school.  Everyone in my family has some version of it, even though most of us have never lived in Georgia, let alone Atlanta!  And someday, my favorite will be the family one I'm putting together very slowly.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 07, 2008, 09:24:49 PM
Monday---when they allowed a goat to eat my Burger Chef hat while it was on my head.
Tuesday---only sat on waterbeds
Today---Joy of Cooking
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 08, 2008, 08:59:23 AM
QOTD

Where were you usually found on the playground in elementary school?


on the swings
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on May 08, 2008, 09:01:56 AM
Playing tetherball.  If tetherball was an Olympic event, I'd be the Flo-Jo of the sport.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 08, 2008, 09:05:36 AM
The slide or swings unless we had a baseball game going.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 08, 2008, 09:11:45 AM
The swings.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 08, 2008, 09:43:13 AM
swings
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 08, 2008, 09:50:52 AM
In elementary school, I could normally be found walking around the playground with my best friend, Jill. We had a mini-radio that we were allowed to take on the playground with us. We'd walk, sing & talk.

If I was feeling sporty, I'd be done for running some dashes or playing tetherball.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 08, 2008, 10:11:36 AM
The whirls and monkeybars.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 08, 2008, 02:08:27 PM
I'm right there with foolsgold playing tetherball.  Or I'm out on the soccer field. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 08, 2008, 06:33:02 PM
by myself
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 08, 2008, 09:37:53 PM
swings, kickball
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 09, 2008, 06:30:48 AM
QOTD

What's the longest you've gone without electricity at home?


After Hurricane Fran I was without for a week.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 09, 2008, 08:21:12 AM
In 2006 for 3 days
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Post by: Butter on May 09, 2008, 08:28:47 AM
Several hours.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 09, 2008, 08:48:12 AM
18 hours
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 09, 2008, 08:50:24 AM
about 3 days due to an ice storm
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 09, 2008, 09:32:37 AM
About a day when I lived in the outskirts of Mexico City. Our power went out all the time but it usually came back within a few-several hours. The bad thing was when the phone or cable would go out. You basically had to bribe someone to get that stuff fixed if you wanted it done sooner than a month.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 09, 2008, 10:06:32 AM
I think it was about two days. It was after a tornado.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 09, 2008, 11:39:58 AM
roughly 24 hours
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 09, 2008, 12:29:59 PM
Probably just around 24 hours...I emptied my refrigerator and took everything to my parents.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 10, 2008, 08:18:05 PM
About 2 weeks, after an ice storm.

The giant hole in the roof didn't get fixed by the landlord for another two weeks after that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 11, 2008, 10:11:23 PM
Swings

Probably no more than several hours, I doubt any more than 10-12.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 12, 2008, 07:53:33 AM
QOTD

Can you hear trains from your house?


Yes, but only with the windows open
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on May 12, 2008, 08:29:21 AM
Very occasionally, only with open windows and only very late at night.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 12, 2008, 08:31:54 AM
I can hear a train on VERY rare occasions. I have NO IDEA where the train tracks are that are close enough for me to hear. The only ones I know about are clear on the other side of the highway and air reserve base. I need to find a map of my area that details such things.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 12, 2008, 09:02:02 AM
Sometimes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 12, 2008, 09:22:47 AM
yes, I can hear the trains from a distance & it's one of my favorite things about my location.  There's something very soothing about hearing a faint train whistle while you're settling down to go to sleep. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 12, 2008, 10:38:58 AM
Pretty frequently.  I live less than 3 blocks from tracks.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 12, 2008, 11:03:53 AM
Very occasionally.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on May 12, 2008, 11:04:20 AM
Occasionally. The tracks near my house don't seem too busy.

I do live inside the crook of two expressways, though, so there's pretty much a constant hum of traffic. It's  not too annoying, though. I canvassed at some apartments out on the east side where 70 and 270 come together, and the sound was like a jet taking off. Ours is much milder than that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 12, 2008, 11:09:10 AM
In our old house we heard them all the time - windows open, windows closed, didn't matter because we were so close to the tracks and siding, but in Newport we only hear the Trauth Dairy milk train if we are sitting outside in the evenings when it goes by.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 12, 2008, 12:10:33 PM
yes
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 12, 2008, 01:12:51 PM
Only when it is/is going to rain.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 12, 2008, 02:22:31 PM
From outside I can hear the occassional train.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 12, 2008, 02:52:15 PM
yes.  At my previous house, I was right on the train tracks...could hear and feel them. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 12, 2008, 10:37:51 PM
sometimes, but I hear the cranes unloading freighters a whole lot more!

At my old place I could hear one going through town every night around midnight.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 12, 2008, 10:51:32 PM
No.  And I don't miss hearing them!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 13, 2008, 09:34:37 AM
QOTD

When did you start school (kindergarten, first grade, pre-school, etc.)?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 13, 2008, 09:36:25 AM
Pre-school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 13, 2008, 09:38:19 AM
1962
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 13, 2008, 09:40:07 AM
Kindergarten when I was 4
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 13, 2008, 10:42:02 AM
Kindergarten when I was 4

Same here.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 13, 2008, 10:51:53 AM
I was 5 when I started kindergarten - 1970.  Lucky to have survived it, too.  Our teacher became ill several months in and we had a verry long line of subs who I don't think knew what to do with us.  We were like a herd of monkeys - in fact the funniest incident had one of the boys tied up to a chair with jump rope before the teacher sent him to the principal's office! 

Fun times!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on May 13, 2008, 11:38:33 AM
AM Kindergarten at Oakley School in 1978. My teacher was Mrs. Jordan.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 13, 2008, 02:18:55 PM
Kindergarten when I was 5. I started at Madison Elementary for a few weeks, went on vacation to Disneyworld for a week, came back home and they had shipped me off to Grant Elementary due to over-crowding at Madison. So, I was in kindergarten with people that I never saw again until middle school. It was weird because I'd meet people and think they seemed familiar. After talking, we'd realize we sat at the same table ("YELLOW") in kindergarten. It was like meeting siblings I had been separated from at birth or something.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 13, 2008, 04:01:21 PM
I was 5 when I started kindergarten - 1970. 

Same here.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on May 13, 2008, 04:03:28 PM
Kindergarten in 1995

Yes, I'm still young.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 13, 2008, 04:21:12 PM
Kindergarten in 1981

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 13, 2008, 05:30:30 PM
Preschool when I was 3, in 1978  at Happy Hours at the corner of Queen City and Ferguson. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 13, 2008, 05:34:40 PM
I went to 4-year old preschool 2 days a week at First Baptist Church.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 14, 2008, 01:11:10 PM
QOTD

What language (that don't currently know) would you like to be fluent in?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 14, 2008, 01:15:16 PM
French or russian
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 14, 2008, 02:07:26 PM
Mandarin Chinese

Right now, I only know a few sentences that I learned when I worked in the Chinese restaurant in Hamilton. But, the girls who worked there said I could do a good accent. So, maybe I have some potential. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 14, 2008, 02:36:04 PM
Danish

So we could move there.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 14, 2008, 02:51:34 PM
Japanese.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 14, 2008, 03:36:35 PM
Spanish
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on May 14, 2008, 03:40:35 PM
Mandarin Chinese I guess, because I'm probably like 90% fluent (except I can't read it for shit) and it wouldn't be very hard for me to get to 100%. 

It's not like I can't speak Chinese, I just don't use it enough and have forgotten too much vocabulary.  Also, some the vocabulary I have is apparently 40 years out-of-date and I'm walking around going "That's the cat's pajamas daddy-o" and people look at me all crazy.  I'm guessing all I would have to do is move to a Mandarin-speaking area and immerse myself for a month.

If I weren't so lazy, I'd prefer to be fluent in Spanish.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 14, 2008, 03:50:19 PM

It's not like I can't speak Chinese, I just don't use it enough and have forgotten too much vocabulary.  Also, some the vocabulary I have is apparently 40 years out-of-date and I'm walking around going "That's the cat's pajamas daddy-o" and people look at me all crazy. 
I'm thinking this is probably the case with my Mexican slang too. I get some crazy looks when I throw out the occasional Mexico City slang that I learned 13 years ago. EEK.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 14, 2008, 06:39:12 PM
Greek
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 14, 2008, 09:27:44 PM
Yesterday: 4 year old preschool at the Baptist Church

Today: German, though it has no use at all in my life.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 15, 2008, 10:49:07 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite flavor of yogurt?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 15, 2008, 10:51:31 AM
Vanilla. A close second is lemon.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 15, 2008, 10:59:31 AM
Yesterday - German would be fun.

Today - Peach
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 15, 2008, 11:02:54 AM
Stoneyfield farms makes a couple different chocolate ones that are awesome (yay bigg's for carrying them).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 15, 2008, 11:32:21 AM
Dannon's Fruit at the Bottom in CHERRY! However, I can never find it any more. Either they stopped selling it or it is the favorite of everyone else on the planet and they can't keep enough stocked.

The Yoplait Whips in KEY LIME PIE is also pretty tasty. But, that is definitely more of a "dessert yogurt".
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 15, 2008, 11:39:17 AM
Vanilla, Blackberry, Strawberry/Key Lime
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 15, 2008, 11:47:42 AM
Weight Watchers Berries and Cream is good, as is their black cherry and the lemon cream pie.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on May 15, 2008, 11:54:37 AM
Dannon's EXTREME WHIPS!

It's the size of a tub of butter, but it only weighs 0.25 ounces.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 15, 2008, 01:53:43 PM
cherry vanilla
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 15, 2008, 03:34:09 PM
Yoplait Whips Chocolate Raspberry.  Also more of a dessert yogurt.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 15, 2008, 06:22:32 PM
Boysenberry, Strawberry Kiwi and Orange Mango
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 15, 2008, 10:11:58 PM
peach
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 16, 2008, 02:14:40 PM
QOTD

What is your favorite change to US coins and currency over the past few years.


I've liked the state quarter series.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 16, 2008, 02:16:38 PM
I really like the new 5 DOLLAR BILL! It's spazzy!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 16, 2008, 02:58:35 PM
The quarters.  Specifically Wisconsin.  A Cow, some cheese, and an ear of corn on the tails side.  Not sure why they didn't include beer, though. 

I'm not fond of the new bills.  A little too spazzy for me.  I got one from a clerk the other day, and when I gave it a double take, she looked at me like I'd just farted.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 16, 2008, 04:12:13 PM
I guess the state quarters. Not a fan of the new nickels.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on May 16, 2008, 07:45:42 PM
I really like the new 5 DOLLAR BILL! It's spazzy!

I agree.  I love the giant purple 5 on the back, and the blingy stars all around Lincoln's head.

Like whigs, I'm not a fan of the new nickels.  Also the dollar coin was lame.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 17, 2008, 01:13:08 PM
The new five kind of freaked me out when I saw the large purple five, because I thought it was counterfeit.

Due to that incident, I'm going to have to with the state quarters. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on May 17, 2008, 09:12:48 PM
The new five kind of freaked me out when I saw the large purple five, because I thought it was counterfeit.

Heh, I thought the same thing when I first saw one, and I had a stack of like 20 of them at work- I used my counterfeit pen on one, realized they were fine, and grew to like them over the next few weeks.  Now I get annoyed with the old fives.  Guess I'm just silly like that, lol.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 18, 2008, 08:21:19 PM
I like the new nickels. I think it's cool that Jefferson's face is most of the front. It's different than the rest of our money.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 19, 2008, 10:12:48 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of mint?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 19, 2008, 10:18:06 AM
Buttermint
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 19, 2008, 11:40:07 AM
Buttermint
Goooooooooood call, cuddlyevil. Buttermint is the best. Followed by Vanilla Mint. :)

Even point Wintergreen in my direction and you'll have to deal with some wrath similar to the "M" & "P" fury.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 19, 2008, 11:44:37 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of mint?

Denver!

(http://www.usmint.gov/images/mint_tours/DenverMint.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 19, 2008, 01:22:22 PM
spearmint
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 19, 2008, 01:57:55 PM
Catmint! Yay kitties!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on May 19, 2008, 02:07:25 PM
Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 19, 2008, 08:23:41 PM
andes mints
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 19, 2008, 09:37:08 PM
Frango dark chocolate mints
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2008, 09:39:10 AM
QOTD:

How often do you wash your sheets? How often do you wash your towels?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on May 20, 2008, 09:47:41 AM
weekly for both.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 20, 2008, 09:56:08 AM
Weekly for towels, bi-weekly for sheets
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 20, 2008, 10:16:41 AM
Weekly for towels, bi-weekly for sheets

Ditto
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 20, 2008, 10:42:40 AM
Towels: Weekly (or sooner if they smell musty)
Pillowcases: Weekly (I drool)
Sheets: When I notice too much dog hair (I should really wash them more often)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 20, 2008, 11:01:15 AM
Weekly for towels.  Guess I average a little over 2 weeks for sheets - usually depends on whether I have time to do multiple loads.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2008, 04:08:06 PM
Wow. You people are making me feel dirty.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 20, 2008, 06:44:15 PM
And sometimes people lie...  ;)

(please note I am not answering this question, though I have come a long way from the collegiate 1x a semester!)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 20, 2008, 07:48:31 PM
Ditto for me, Va-V! :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 20, 2008, 08:58:31 PM
When I have space in a load of warms (I don't ever use hot - the penny pincher in me).

(Notice this does not specify a time period. :D)

My guest towels do get washed between visitors, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 20, 2008, 10:39:44 PM
It all depends on what kind of free time I have.  Though I typically wash my beach/pool towels once a week. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 21, 2008, 08:31:15 AM
QOTD

Who is your shipping service of choice?


I generally just use the post office, although I did send va_vacious the series finale of Angel via FedEx.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 21, 2008, 09:02:48 AM
Postal service or UPS.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 21, 2008, 09:31:47 AM
Personal = USPS
Work = FedEx
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 21, 2008, 09:53:01 AM
USPS

My Mom has worked for them for 26 years and my Dad worked for them for over 20 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2008, 10:50:34 AM
Anyway, to answer my own question I wash my towels when I do the wash, which averages to about every two weeks. I change my sheets ... oh... once a month? Sometimes more if I'm feeling proactive, but generally not that much.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 21, 2008, 11:40:29 AM
USPS
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 21, 2008, 12:09:11 PM
I always use Fedex when shipping packages to people, as I have found the USPS to be very unreliable.  Also, Fedex is conveniently located.  Our post office has no parking lot.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2008, 02:02:44 PM
Our office uses FedEx. I personally use the USPS.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 21, 2008, 05:37:38 PM
I use the USPS. I really like UPS, but there are no stores convenient to me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 21, 2008, 10:45:00 PM
USPS
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 22, 2008, 07:05:45 PM
QOTD

What did you forget to do today?



Post the question of the day
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 22, 2008, 08:11:51 PM
Make Luke's "pet lodge" reservations for June and July business trips. :p :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 22, 2008, 11:11:26 PM
print off the e-mails that I needed to bring to my meeting tonight for new business.  Shortest meeting evah!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2008, 09:30:16 AM
Yesterday I forgot to go see Ra Ra Riot for free. D'oh! I bought a used A/C from someone and had to pick it up. I was so preoccupied with doing so that I completely forgot about the show. Oops.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 23, 2008, 09:31:49 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite thing to do at a cookout?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 23, 2008, 09:37:11 AM
Eat grilled meats while drinking beer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 23, 2008, 09:59:31 AM
Eat grilled meats while drinking margaritas.

fix'd for me.   ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 23, 2008, 10:39:33 AM
Play Jarts!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 23, 2008, 10:47:16 AM
Push people into the fire

Make s'mores!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 23, 2008, 11:11:12 AM
Socialize!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2008, 11:13:07 AM
Go to them?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 23, 2008, 11:13:55 AM
Wait, a cookout or a campfire? Trixi's psychopath response cornfused me. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 23, 2008, 11:51:06 AM
sit by the citronella candles and drink beer!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on May 23, 2008, 01:48:48 PM
Wait for asshat to use the "Now THAT'S a fire!" joke, and then punch him in the face repeatedly.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on May 23, 2008, 02:33:14 PM
Wait for asshat to use the "Now THAT'S a fire!" joke, and then punch him in the face repeatedly.

Good one. I'm firmly in the RVA camp there, but I'll also add "drinking beer".
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 23, 2008, 02:48:51 PM
Mint - Wintergreen

Towels - After one or two uses they get thrown in the pile for when I'm doing laundry.
Sheets - Every couple weeks.

Ship - USPS

Forgot Thursday - To make the small house payment

Today - Eating, drinking and if available campfires, cards or badminton

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 27, 2008, 08:56:36 AM
QOTD

What kind of music does your parents listen to?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 27, 2008, 09:25:37 AM
Depends on the parent. Dad likes a lot of the stuff we like (listens to wber at home), but also listens to the moody blues, and classical music. My Mom listens to: classical music, gloria estefan, celine dion, michael bolton, etc. but she surprised us a while back by admitting she really likes the moody blues too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2008, 09:37:32 AM
Def classical and old time jazz (like, Oscar Peterson) for my dad. My mom likes some classical, some showtunes, and some light-adult-contemporary type stuff. Music really isn't part of my dad's life, though, and for my mom it is barely.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 27, 2008, 09:46:14 AM
My folks don't listen to much music which is weird because Mom gave piano lessons for years and years, still plays at church and events, etc.  But they don't listen on a regular basis.  Something I've never understood.  They really enjoy the music they grew up on though - big band era.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 27, 2008, 09:58:35 AM
My folks like the rock and roll.  Lots of hair metal and classic rock, plus new-ish stuff like White stripes, Velvet Revolver, and Prince.  But, sometimes they disappoint me with the new country bullshit and stuff like Nickelback.  But, I cut'em a lot of slack, because not many mothers at that age know ALL the words to "Paradise City," and will gladly steal someone's aviators to perform it at karaoke.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 27, 2008, 11:02:20 AM
My dad listens to very similar stuff that my sisters and I do.  We used to go to a lot of concerts together.    My mom leans more towards Blues, rock from the late 60s and early 70s (however, is burnt out on radio singles sometimes), classical and The Scorpions.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on May 27, 2008, 11:47:46 AM
But, I cut'em a lot of slack, because not many mothers at that age know ALL the words to "Paradise City," and will gladly steal someone's aviators to perform it at karaoke.
She definitely deserves slack (and kudos) for that!!!   :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 27, 2008, 04:09:42 PM
May 22: Well I forgot it didn't I?  So I don't remember.  ;)

May 23: Drink duh!

Today: My dad mostly likes oldies.  I was fed a steady diet of oldies radio growing up.  He also likes a little classic rock.  Basically stuff that was released before 1980.  He's always played quite a bit of music around the house.  So his taste in music rubbed off on me a bit.  I love me some oldies.  He really has pretty good taste in music for the most part.  His problem is that he stopped evolving musically after 1980.  But he does like some of the same Celtic Rock groups I do.  The Elders, of course, and Gaelic Storm.  I've tried exposing him to some newer stuff that has a "classic rock" or retro-oldies sound to it, but I've never been very successful.  I mean he should like The Black Keys, The Bees, Neko Case...stuff like that.  But he doesn't.  I guess he's just stopped seeking out new music and doesn't really have any interest in discovering anything new any more.  Kind of unfortunate that we can't share the new music, but at least we have all that 60s pop music to talk about.

My mother doesn't really care about music, but she does listen to the radio in the car.  Usually one of the local shitty pop-country stations.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 27, 2008, 07:20:41 PM
My parents don't listen to much music.  My mom loooooooooooooooooooooves Andy Williams and Bobby Vinton.  She is too young to listen to those artists, in my opinion, but whatever!  As far as more contemporary artists go, she likes Rod Stewart. 

My dad doesn't listen to much music, but oddly, when he does, he appears to have better taste than my mom.... although growing up my sister and I were treated to constant blaring of WWEZ 92.5 FM in the car... his choice.    He really likes ABBA, which I find hilarious.  So we played some ABBA at my wedding in his honor.  He liked my EMF album back in the day when I played it for him in the car.... which was odd.   I have a feeling that if he was exposed to more music, he might enjoy some current stuff, but mostly he just listens to conservative talk radio... when he's not watching 7 hours of Law and Order reruns per day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 27, 2008, 09:07:11 PM
I once asked my parents about their musical history. Dad said it was too expensive to buy music in college, plus he didn't have a turntable, so he just listened to what was on the radio, which wasn't as segmented as it is today. Mom did have a turntable, so she was purchasing classical albums (the complete set of Beethoven symphonies) and original Broadway cast recordings. She also had quite a bit of Henry Mancini and a couple of Boston Pops albums.

In the 70s, they listened to the local station later identified as Easy Listening. However, Mom switched at some to the local public station, which played classical music when not broadcasting NPR shows. Dad continued to listen to the Easy station, although always repulsed when Rod Stewart came on.

Once I was into music, it was always a battle for control of the radio. In elementary school it was classical music on the way to church, Casey Kasem's Top 40 on the way home.  Headed home from junior high would it be Pipedreams (organ music) or the rock station? Then we got cars with cassette players, so it was one of my tapes (Duran Duran, anyone?) and then a classical tape. Once I got to high school, I tolerated classical music better, but I still preferred listening to INXS.

Now they have CD players - in the car, in the kitchen, in the family room. Still classical music, but they've moved into 20th Century American and British composers such as David Diamond and John Rutter. Mom also likes to liven things up with CDs from Putumayo. I can't think of a single pop - much less rock - artist in their entire collection.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 27, 2008, 10:36:32 PM
My parents both come from very musical families - all can sing and play many instruments. Bluegrass and old timey country music (think Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, The Louvin Brothers) was their forte. Mom was even a member of the Louvin Brothers fan club. She also liked Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, and Jerry Lee Lewis. She doesn't listen much to music these days because she says it all sounds the same. Plus she says she hates to turn on the country music channel on the TV and see "that cross-eyed bitch" Reba McEntire all the time.

My dad was a passive music listener, but loved bluegrass and mountain gospel (a capella, 4-part harmony stuff). He also kept a copy of Judy Collins' "Colours of the Day" in his car.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 27, 2008, 10:39:54 PM
My dad listens to classic rock (who, stones) and then 50s-60s stuff....Beatles, elvis.  Mom will listen to soft rock...big Neil Diamond fan, and also likes Josh Groban. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 28, 2008, 10:25:10 AM
QOTD

What's the largest trophy you've received?


In high school, I won a band award senior year. It came with a three foot trophy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 28, 2008, 11:44:41 AM
One of my dance trophies, I'm sure. My softball team SUCKED!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 28, 2008, 11:57:29 AM
Basketball when I played church league ball in middle school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on May 28, 2008, 02:44:14 PM
I won a decent sized trophy for player of the year for my football team as a teenager. I had to give the original one back, but got to keep a miniature replica which was pretty nice.

The biggest team trophy was again for football, winning a county cup final with the same side. It was hideous, but who cares. We won.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on May 28, 2008, 03:40:15 PM
I have a 6 1/2 lb largemouth bass mounted on a plaque from winning a fishing contest when I was 12.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 28, 2008, 03:45:03 PM
I don't think I've ever actually received a trophy.  But, I did win the "Seat Belt Award" at vacation Bible school. 

What?  It's a major award!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 28, 2008, 04:11:10 PM
My one and only trophy was for winning a singles tennis tourney.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 28, 2008, 05:50:03 PM
Ah, the things you learn about family. I did know that our mom hated the Beatles, and it's now progressed to mild indifference. And she had to leave the theater the one and only time she went to see an Elvis movie because she was laughing too hard.

I can't think of a single pop - much less rock - artist in their entire collection.

Clearly you haven't paid attention to the gifts I've given them! Sure it's not today's pop, but our mom is very fond of Andy Williams, and lurves Tom Jones. And dad has more than one Roy Orbison cd- he really liked the Traveling Wilburys, that was our first music discussion.

Perhaps the scariest thing was that even though she doesn't watch much tv, and definitely not American Idol, last summer she knew who Bucky Covington was, and could identify his single. I was appalled!  :laugh:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 28, 2008, 05:50:49 PM
Today:
I think I got a trophy for a senior superlative, but it was pretty small.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 28, 2008, 09:02:52 PM
I think when my parents moved, we counted up my trophies and there were about 30 of them. They were pretty much all for basketball and bowling with maybe a softball one thrown in there someplace. The biggest one I ever got was one I no longer have - a basketball trophy that our team took turns rotating.  I think the coach ended up with it, but it was over 3 feet tall.  I think we won like the St. Teresa tournament or the Seton tournament or something.  I can't remember.  I think all of my trophies hit the trash.  Or, at least, I hope they did.  It's amazing how cheaply made those things are. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 28, 2008, 09:41:48 PM
I have a 6 1/2 lb largemouth bass mounted on a plaque from winning a fishing contest when I was 12.

Does it sing "Don't Worry, Be Happy?"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 28, 2008, 10:28:02 PM
Most likely a soccer trophy.  I've got a couple of swimming trophies, but since they're posed in a racing start position, I'm guessing they're shorter than the soccer ones.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 29, 2008, 09:44:08 AM
QOTD

Are you taking a vacation this summer? If so, where are you going?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 29, 2008, 09:48:34 AM
Washington DC & Baltimore for our tenth wedding anniversary!

RVA, come and meet up with us - we'll buy you beer!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 29, 2008, 10:27:09 AM
In June we are going on a family trip to Garden City Beach, SC. In August we are going to Hilton Head Island without the kids to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (a few months early because this was the only time we could get babysitting for a week).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 29, 2008, 10:32:31 AM
Not really doing a family vacation this summer. Might do something this winter though (thinking of disney, but not sure yet).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on May 29, 2008, 10:42:45 AM
Up to Northern WI in July for a week to visit family and friends..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 29, 2008, 11:05:40 AM
We just went up to the outskirts of Richmond, VA for a few days. Not sure where else I'll be going this summer. I'm supposed to maybe go to Chicago for a bachelorette weekend, but I don't know if that is going to happen or not (the trip, not the wedding). I also plan to be back in Cinti at the end of July.

I NEED SOME BEACH TIME!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 29, 2008, 11:16:16 AM
Nothing big, but maybe a few long weekends and road trips. 
Tentatively: Girls' weekend in Chicago with Mom and seestor in September; Anti-honeymoon with my life partner, Bill, in Nashville. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 29, 2008, 11:37:02 AM
...our mom...lurves Tom Jones

It's hard not to love Tom Jones.  I would sacrifice a hip replacement later in life to see him in Vegas.

Yesterday - It would either be some cheerleading trophy I received when I was 7-8 years old or the outstanding drama student trophy in high school.

Vacation - We were going to try to visit my sun in Phoenix, but would be afraid Mark would burst into flames from the high tempatures.  A weekend trip to Chicago, Atlanta or some historic site would be nice.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2008, 12:03:49 PM
Washington DC & Baltimore for our tenth wedding anniversary!

RVA, come and meet up with us - we'll buy you beer!
If RVA comes, I might too. When!?!


I am actually taking a family vacation this year to the Outer Banks. We've never done this before so I'm quite looking forward ... and it's only 2 weeks away! Yay.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 29, 2008, 01:19:18 PM
Heading to Baltimore this weekend to see the Sox play the Orioles. Can't wait! Going to Chicago in mid-July for a conference and a few days of vacation. Heading to my Mom's in August for her 80th birthday bash. I'm reaaaaaaalllllllly in desperate need of beach time, but doubt it's going to happen this summer.  :'(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 29, 2008, 02:11:41 PM
Yes, if I can figure out how to make a return trip to Cincinnati happen.  I have time, money, a vehicle, and enthusiasm.  What I don't have right now is anyone to take care of me on such a trip.  Without a  person or two to help me with everything I'm stuck in Kansas City.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on May 29, 2008, 02:46:59 PM
Yes!  After 2 summers with summer school, I'm going a little bit crazy. 

I've already been to Spokane with my sister to help her find a place to live (not that vacation-y, but I'd never been there and we had one almost entire day to do whatever we wanted).  Next weekend I'm going to New Hampshire with 5 of my best friends from college for a mini-reunion.  One of my friends has a house on Lake Winipasaukee, and we're going to hang out for a long weekend.  In late June, Brian and I are going to Portland, OR again. 

I'll probably try to squeeze something else in during July and/or August.  Maybe just a long weekend somewhere within driving distance.  Maybe a trip to Catalina island or something like that.  Not Vegas, though.  I HATED Vegas last year. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 29, 2008, 10:50:08 PM
I NEED SOME BEACH TIME!!!!

Come to Wilmington!

I'm headed to Seattle in mid-July for a few days, and then will take the train to Portland to meet my college girlfriends for our biannual reunion. We're staying about 2 blocks from Powell's Books, which is where I will spend all of my money and free time.

I'm looking for things to do during the day when I'm in Seattle.  I think the Experience Music Project will be one thing I do. Suggestions are welcome!

And the only other trip on the books is to go to the mountains over Labor Day. Maybe Baltimore, but I haven't figured out how that will fit in to the schedule.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 30, 2008, 08:48:04 AM
Trophy: Personally, probably a trophy for ballet. The largest trophy (group effort rather than individual) is a toss up between the massive silver thing our marching band won competing in a national competition in Florida in 1981, or the 3-foot high traveling trophy my family won for a 4th of July parade float in 1976.

Vacation: CR and I are headed to D.C. and Baltimore this summer for our 10-year anniversary. We'll also probably visit his Dad in England later in the year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 30, 2008, 08:52:20 AM
Yesterday - I'm planning on going to Cincinnati the last weekend of July.

QOTD

What is you favorite sport to be a spectator at a game?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 30, 2008, 08:55:35 AM
Nude Jello Wrestling
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on May 30, 2008, 09:04:21 AM
I like the excitment (or grueling punishment in the case of Southampton) of English football, and I love going to baseball games.

On tv, I also like watching tennis, although I rarely do so anymore.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2008, 09:28:34 AM
Nude Jello Wrestling

Yes please. But only if it's the ladies. CR can watch all the dudes he wants without me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on May 30, 2008, 09:33:27 AM
MMA.  Nothing like a good bloodsport.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on May 30, 2008, 11:01:17 AM
tennis, baseball, soccer (though I don't get to see a lot of those in person.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on May 30, 2008, 11:05:04 AM
Soccer and baseball
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on May 30, 2008, 11:08:13 AM
football
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on May 30, 2008, 11:23:17 AM
hockey
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on May 30, 2008, 12:12:54 PM
Yesterday: I took my big vacation of the year in March, when I flew out to Calgary to visit friends who moved there last year. I was there for a week, and we also went to Banff and Lake Louise, and around southern Alberta.

I took a vacation day at the beginning of May in order to look around Indianapolis after going to the Kathleen Edwards concert at the Music Mill, but I had to cut it to a half day thanks to an emergency at work.

I did have plans to head up to Eastern Ontario and Northern New York next month, visit friends, see the Hip and Sarah Harmer in Belleville, but the cost of gas + my general brokeness of late 86ed it. :( I'm going to try to go up to this area maybe after Election Day, but right now no summer travel plans.

Today: Hockey. Although at times I feel like I enjoy the experience of going to Crew games more than Jackets games because the former are outside and it's nice to be outside when the weather is halfway decent.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on May 30, 2008, 01:14:28 PM
Football and baseball.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on May 30, 2008, 09:54:56 PM
Football, tennis, baseball
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on May 31, 2008, 11:18:29 AM
Football, SEC in particular.

On a side note, I saw part of the Reds game on Thursday and one of the crowd shots had someone in a Miami hat. I'm sure that happens often, but it was the first time I'd seen one.  Then again, it might have been the first time I'd seen a Reds game, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on May 31, 2008, 09:08:30 PM
baseball
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 02, 2008, 12:39:42 PM
QOTD

What was your favorite tv show this past season?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 02, 2008, 01:21:59 PM
The Office.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 02, 2008, 01:33:30 PM
30 ROCK.

It made missing VERONICA MARS somewhat tolerable.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 02, 2008, 01:59:08 PM
Does "Pushing Daisies" count?

If not, "Girls Next Door" or "The Office"

LOCK IN THOSE LYRICS!!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on June 02, 2008, 03:31:35 PM
QOTD

What is you favorite sport to be a spectator at a game?

Er, Soccer. I also like watching Boxing, Rugby, Cricket, Baseball (only been once - a real thrill) and ladies beach volleyball.

Today:

No standout tv shows for this bookworm. I honestly used to love Cheers, though. And re-runs of M*A*S*H.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 02, 2008, 03:45:17 PM
Today's question:  totally addicted to Heroes   :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 02, 2008, 05:31:53 PM
Does "Life on Mars" count?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 02, 2008, 06:22:20 PM
I'm going to say The L Word.  A guilty pleasure.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 02, 2008, 07:35:43 PM
A tie between Friday Night Lights and the Office. 

Had FNL made it the whole season it would be the clear winner.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on June 02, 2008, 08:08:43 PM
30 ROCK.

It made missing VERONICA MARS somewhat tolerable.

Totally.  30 Rock amazes me.

Also, loved Pushing Daisies.
Also also, totally agree with redbobsled, The L Word is such a fun guilty pleasure.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on June 03, 2008, 10:21:12 AM
Dexter
On Showtime - not the watered down version on network TV.............
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 03, 2008, 12:40:59 PM
How I Met Your Mother
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 03, 2008, 01:47:26 PM
QOTD

What is your favorite source of protein?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 03, 2008, 02:06:01 PM
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacon!!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 03, 2008, 02:35:05 PM
I guess it's probably those Yves soy crumbles that are like fake ground beef.  I just made a "meat"loaf with them over the weekend.  They are also good for tacos.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 03, 2008, 02:39:03 PM
Beef. I love a good cheeseburger.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 03, 2008, 02:51:59 PM
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacon!!!!!

Ditto.  Duh!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 03, 2008, 05:27:05 PM
beef.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 04, 2008, 09:02:28 AM
Beans - especially garbanzos, black beans, kidney beans and edamame.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 04, 2008, 01:56:49 PM
Steak
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 04, 2008, 02:09:03 PM
QOTD

Who is the last person that you spoke to?


people on a conference call
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 04, 2008, 02:23:12 PM
A co-worker.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 04, 2008, 02:31:34 PM
Yesterday:  ham

Today: a co-worker
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 04, 2008, 02:49:25 PM
Alex

I told him "You're not in charge of the remote."
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on June 04, 2008, 02:53:53 PM
Oddly, my answer for yesterday and today would be my co-worker.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 04, 2008, 03:06:30 PM
a coworker.  our semi-crazy cataloger.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2008, 03:28:09 PM
The print guy co-worker.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on June 04, 2008, 03:43:03 PM
a coworker.  our semi-crazy cataloger.

Aren't all catalogers at least a bit unhinged?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 04, 2008, 04:22:48 PM
Sir Winston Churchill
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2008, 04:26:55 PM
My co-worker, April. She's the person who had the pleasure of taking over my old job. She comes over about 2-3 times a week to ask how I put up with that bullshit for so long. :)

She's also my Prince buddy who always takes me with her when she gets super-insane-awesdome Prince tickets. WOOHOO!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 04, 2008, 04:39:16 PM
a co-worker
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 04, 2008, 05:30:57 PM
a coworker.  our semi-crazy cataloger.

Aren't all catalogers at least a bit unhinged?

Every single one I've ever met has been.  This one tells me pointless stories that go on and on and on and on and on and culminate with a whimper and eats her food by smashing it between her lips so that I can hear it from across the room.  I usually have to leave our office when she eats to avoid vomiting.  Other than that, though, she's fine!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 04, 2008, 05:47:46 PM
The cats. And before that, the computer.  And before THAT, my co-workers as I left our planning retreat.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on June 04, 2008, 07:09:32 PM
Monday:

Pushing Daisies

Monday:

No standout tv shows for this bookworm. I honestly used to love Cheers, though. And re-runs of M*A*S*H.

Hell yeah.  Those shows are awesome.

Tuesday:
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacon!!!!!

What she said.

Today:

no answer
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on June 05, 2008, 09:12:35 AM
my co-worker.  I've been sick all week and he was asking how I was feeling today.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 05, 2008, 09:17:21 AM
QOTD

Where is your mail delivered?


To a box on the wall next to my front door
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 05, 2008, 09:21:54 AM
To a box on the wall next to my front door
ditto.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 05, 2008, 09:23:09 AM
A box attached to a column on our porch.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 05, 2008, 09:33:23 AM
Ours is put inside an old fashioned milk box on our porch.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 05, 2008, 09:48:15 AM
We have a mail box post at the end of our driveway. Oh...the Robin Ln driveway. We actually have two driveways because we are on a corner lot. And speaking of being on a corner lot, our mailbox gets knocked down...a lot...by people who don't know how to take a corner. About 2 months after we first moved into our home, I noticed that our mail box was off the post and laying on the ground. I thought a neighbor was trying to give us a "you guys stink" message and I was highly offended. A couple of weeks went by and I noticed the box on the ground again. SERIOUSLY!?!?!? Who did we piss off and what did we do? Another month or so goes by and I heard someone screech around the corner and knock the box off again. OH! I felt a bit relieved because I realized that this wasn't personal. But, then I got pissed off again because I realized that this was ALWAYS going to happen.

There's a lot of shit that comes with living on a corner lot that you don't realize until after you've lived in the home for a while.

1. Mailbox gets knocked down by people who can't take a corner
2. Deep tire tracks in the yard by people who can't take a corner
3. Trash from all sides
4. Yard sale signs, House for Sale signs, various signs (people put these up at all hours of the night/day and never ask permission)
5. All the debris from the streets rolls down to our yard when it rains
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 05, 2008, 10:59:10 AM
We have some sort of little brick house for the metal mailbox at the end of the driveway.  It's built into the brick and it's rusting and falling apart.   It needs to be ripped down and replaced with the newer fisher price models that seem to be everywhere.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on June 05, 2008, 11:01:46 AM
To a box on the wall next to my front door
ditto.
Same here.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2008, 11:19:23 AM
A box on the first floor of my building that's attached to about 7 other boxes, and is one in a group of 6 or so.



C-Lando:
1) Is it possible to move the mailbox...somewhere else? Maybe not on the corner but down a little ways?
2) Is it possible to put something on the corner that will greatly deter motorists from running over your lawn? A giant boulder comes to mind and could be done in a way that looks appealling from a landscaping perspective and yet would eff-up their cars when they hit it?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 05, 2008, 12:00:04 PM
C-Lando:
1) Is it possible to move the mailbox...somewhere else? Maybe not on the corner but down a little ways?
2) Is it possible to put something on the corner that will greatly deter motorists from running over your lawn? A giant boulder comes to mind and could be done in a way that looks appealling from a landscaping perspective and yet would eff-up their cars when they hit it?

Oh, it's a good ways up from the corner. People are just really shitty drivers. We can't move it any deeper into the yard because the mailman has to be able to reach it from his little mail truck. I don't think I've ever seen a walking mailman since I've lived in GA. They all drive the trucks. Well, out here in the burbs, anyway.

There is drainage ditch in the front of the yard (ask the paper boy - he throws the paper in there EVERY Thursday). Also, there are a couple of concrete posts on the corner. I don't know what else we'd put in the yard to deter folks from taking the corners like maniacs. Besides a lawn chair and a shot gun.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 05, 2008, 12:18:12 PM
To a box on the wall next to my front door
ditto.

Also ditto.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 05, 2008, 12:27:36 PM
I don't know what else we'd put in the yard to deter folks from taking the corners like maniacs. Besides a lawn chair and a shot gun.

I believe I'd like to sit out there with you. To watch. And drink beer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 05, 2008, 12:57:11 PM
I don't know what else we'd put in the yard to deter folks from taking the corners like maniacs. Besides a lawn chair and a shot gun.

I believe I'd like to sit out there with you. To watch. And drink beer.

And then tell The Greg where to go to bail me out. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 05, 2008, 04:25:28 PM
To a box on the wall next to my front door

Me too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 05, 2008, 10:21:57 PM
box on the wall next to my door
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 05, 2008, 10:25:25 PM
I don't know what else we'd put in the yard to deter folks from taking the corners like maniacs. Besides a lawn chair and a shot gun.

I believe I'd like to sit out there with you. To watch. And drink beer.

ooh!  Me three!

Mine is on a post at the base of the stairs to my front door.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 06, 2008, 01:50:59 PM
QOTD

What well known movie series have you never seen even a single movie in?


I've never seen a Die Hard movie.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on June 06, 2008, 02:12:36 PM
I see your Die Hard
and riase you a Godfather
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on June 06, 2008, 02:15:32 PM
X-Men
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 06, 2008, 02:39:35 PM
I think I've seen at least one movie in every series...EVER.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 06, 2008, 03:29:37 PM
Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 06, 2008, 03:31:29 PM
Godfather
Pirates of the Caribbean
Rambo
Police Academy
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2008, 03:46:38 PM
Harry Potter.

I never cared until I was convinced to read the books last summer. So now that I'm reading them (only 1 more to go!) I've refused to see the movies b/c I don't want them to ruin the mental images I've formed for much of the story. Like the individual characters particularly, but also stuff like Hogwarts and Hagrid's cabin and the sense of place.

I shall see them once I finish Deathly Hollows, of course.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 06, 2008, 04:01:06 PM
I mean, I think I've seen every MEATBALLS installment. Shit, I bet I've seen most of the EMMANUELLES, for crying out loud.

I NEED A LIFE.

And shame on you people for not having seen ANY of of the 3 GODFATHERS.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 06, 2008, 04:06:00 PM
X-Men

Make that a double.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 06, 2008, 08:42:47 PM
Lord of the Rings
All that Madea bollocks
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 06, 2008, 09:43:31 PM
Adding:
Godfather
Rambo
Alien
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2008, 02:48:30 PM
Ooooh, I forgot the Aliens series as well.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 08, 2008, 05:29:27 PM
Godfather
Alien
Madea stuff* (Is that really a series though?)
Rambo
Terminator (?) I may have seen part of one,  but I don't remember.

*At one point I got two channels: Fox and the crazy religious channel (CRC). I had the CRC on for some noise, and there was this bizarre play/skit/drama on about a girl who had gone off to college (gasp) and had come home wearing TIE-DYE and BLUEJEANS (the horror!) and didn't want to go to church on Sunday, AND had the nerve to say she'd been reading about Hinduism and Buddhism and they seemed interesting. The family was properly horrified, and then the character now known as Madea storms in and proceeds to berate college girl for her foolishness.  I had to turn it off because I was scared.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 08, 2008, 05:39:17 PM
Sisterhood of Traveling Undercrackers
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 08, 2008, 08:37:03 PM
Sisterhood of Traveling Undercrackers

UNDERCRACKERS!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 09, 2008, 07:11:56 AM
Too many to mention.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 09, 2008, 08:00:20 AM
High School musical
Cheetah girls
I'm sure there are others.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 09, 2008, 08:50:20 AM
QOTD

Have you ever written your name/made other markings in wet concrete?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 09, 2008, 08:52:52 AM
Nope. :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on June 09, 2008, 09:36:46 AM
No, but almost. There was a new pouring on our block when I was a kid - maybe 3rd grade? - and a bunch of the neighborhood kids were out and about playing, and I was supposed to go with them. That day they all went up to the new sidewalk and put their names in it. I missed out - bummer. But the funny thing was that my little sister, a kindergartener at the time, put her name in it but couldn't quite write yet so it was all messy and only legible if you knew what it was supposed to say. The next day someone went around to the houses of all the kids and telling their parents about how they defaced public property and all that stuff. I was actually so glad I wasn't there b/c the punishments were pretty severe (in my 7 year old eyes). But my sister got off the hook b/c no one could tell her name was in there too. Hah!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 09, 2008, 10:02:59 AM
No, but CR wrote our names in concrete when we had a new sidewalk poured a few years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 09, 2008, 10:15:39 AM
No
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 09, 2008, 05:08:16 PM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 09, 2008, 06:08:01 PM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on June 09, 2008, 10:07:36 PM
No, but in kindegarten Todd Writter wrote our names in the stoop his parents had poured at their house.
He got in SOOOOOO much trouble.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 10, 2008, 11:01:35 AM
QOTD

Who is the best comedian that you've seen live?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on June 10, 2008, 11:05:52 AM
I saw Jay Mohr in college and he was pretty funny.  I never thought he was funny before then.  Also, I was drunk, but he was still funny.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on June 10, 2008, 11:08:55 AM
Bill Cosby
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 10, 2008, 12:28:47 PM
Holy crap that's a difficult question!

As much as I loved seeing Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black and Lisa Lampanelli, I'm going to have to go with John Pinette. I laughed so hard and so long during his show that my sides hurt for a week.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 10, 2008, 12:58:46 PM
yesterday:  I think so, but soooo long ago.  At my grandfather's place.

today:  I don't go see comedians very often - does sketch comedy count?  If so I'd go with Kids in the Hall since seeing them recently. Luv them!! 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on June 10, 2008, 01:07:44 PM
I don't think I've ever seen a comedian or any kind of comedic performance live.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 10, 2008, 03:27:59 PM
George Carlin
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 11, 2008, 01:10:26 PM
QOTD

What iis your favorite way to cool off?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on June 11, 2008, 01:16:09 PM
Shirt off, kneeling in front of the open fridge, drinking pink lemonade straight from the pitcher, dripping sweat on the tile floor.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on June 11, 2008, 01:16:38 PM
turn up the A/C
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 11, 2008, 01:36:53 PM
Crank the A/C and have an ice cold cocktail.  Preferably something fruity.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on June 11, 2008, 01:53:11 PM
As a kid, I would lay directly on top of a floor A/C vent.  Not only was the air cold, but the metal vent was too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 11, 2008, 02:03:16 PM
If I'm going to be honest, I will say that I take my shirt off and grab a one that is cold. If there is a fan in the room, I point it straight at me and put it on HIGH.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 11, 2008, 02:10:43 PM
Yesterday:  Patton Oswalt is always funny live.  Also Sarah Silverman.

Today:  usually some A/C or going to a movie if it's REALLY hot.  This weekend I tried jumping in a lake.  A lake with a temperature of 60 degrees.  I was in New Hampshire in the middle of the crazy east coast heat wave, and so I jumped off a boat and into Lake Winnipesaukee.  Even when it's 97 degrees with 90% humidity, 60 degree water is STILL too cold.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 11, 2008, 07:12:05 PM
Yesterday:
I have to say the Tower Players at Miami, since they are the only improv/comedy people I've ever seen.

Today:
Turning the ac waaaaay down, and lying down on the bed with the ceiling fan on high.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 11, 2008, 10:45:04 PM
float in the pool
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Hell Toupee on June 11, 2008, 10:59:34 PM
Trixi, you're doing it wrong:

(http://blog.abusemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/flashdance.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 12, 2008, 08:54:50 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of muffin?



Chocolate chocolate chip
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 12, 2008, 08:59:16 AM
Pumpkin or Zucchini or Blueberry. Depends who made it, I guess.

Put a cranberry in my muffin and I'll punch your face.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on June 12, 2008, 09:04:02 AM
Lando also likes them Fluffy Muffins or so I hear.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 12, 2008, 09:11:30 AM
Chocolate chocolate chip.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on June 12, 2008, 09:49:49 AM
Today:  usually some A/C or going to a movie if it's REALLY hot.  This weekend I tried jumping in a lake.  A lake with a temperature of 60 degrees.  I was in New Hampshire in the middle of the crazy east coast heat wave, and so I jumped off a boat and into Lake Winnipesaukee.  Even when it's 97 degrees with 90% humidity, 60 degree water is STILL too cold.

Yup, it's only June, the water in NH is going to be cold for at least another month.  I love Winnipesaukee.  We used to go there all the time when I was younger.  Too bad you weren't there this weekend for "motorcycle weekend."
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 12, 2008, 10:02:13 AM
Blueberry or Orange
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 12, 2008, 10:46:08 AM
Lando also likes them Fluffy Muffins or so I hear.


HAHAHAHAHA! I almost typed FLUFFY in there somewhere but didn't think anyone would remember. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 12, 2008, 10:48:13 AM

Chocolate chocolate chip for me as well.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 12, 2008, 11:46:24 AM
Poppyseed-lemon for me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 12, 2008, 01:54:24 PM
Yesterday - Some ice tea followed by a cool shower

Today - Raisin Bran Muffins
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 12, 2008, 03:30:06 PM
Thanks for the idea HellToupee....I'll have to try that sometime :)

Apple cinnamon muffins
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 13, 2008, 12:36:26 AM
Zen Bakery carrot raisin muffins.  They took some getting used to (they are vegan and only sweetened with fruit juice), but now all "normal" muffins taste sickeningly sweet to me. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 13, 2008, 01:26:31 PM
QOTD

Are you currently eating tomatoes?


As long as they aren't Roma. I had cherry tomatoes yesterday and beefsteak slices today.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 13, 2008, 01:37:17 PM
Nope. I bought a big bag of Romas on Sunday and threw them away on Monday. BOO!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 13, 2008, 01:44:23 PM
Yep, I'm eating tomatoes. I'm eating all kinds of tomatoes. I'm a risk taker that way. In fact, I was just thinking yesterday that this whole scare thing might drive down the cost of tomatoes. Woo hoo! I can afford more of them!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 13, 2008, 01:48:57 PM
yessiree, bob.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 13, 2008, 02:47:28 PM
Yes, we probably won't buy any tonight at the store just to be safe.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 13, 2008, 03:01:37 PM
yes, I've got some grape tomatoes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 13, 2008, 03:15:56 PM
Nope, but I don't buy them at the store anyway.  I'm only not eating them because none of the ones from the family garden are ripe yet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 13, 2008, 03:37:27 PM
Nope, but I don't buy them at the store anyway.  I'm only not eating them because none of the ones from the family garden are ripe yet.

Reminds me of one of my favorite lyrics...

Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes.


Thank you, Guy Clark.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 13, 2008, 05:08:34 PM
I'm still eating tomatoes - right now I'm still buying from a local farmer who grows them hydro, but pretty soon I'll have homegrown heirloom tomatoes! I've got 9 plants I started from seed and they're flowering right now, so another month or so and it'll be bow down to the chow down.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on June 13, 2008, 05:37:27 PM
I'm definitely still eating tomatoes.  I had four lovely roma tomatoes this week.  The lady at the store was like, "Honey, you wash those good and you should be fine."

So I did.  So far, so good...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 13, 2008, 06:22:33 PM
Nope, but then again, I don't eat tomatoes when there aren't health risks!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on June 13, 2008, 09:48:59 PM
I am not as I got sick from some at Taco Bell a couple of weeks ago.

I've heard that washing them doesn't totally negate the risk, so be careful Sars.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 16, 2008, 08:51:06 AM
QOTD

How many ceiling fans are in your abode?


I have 2 - one in each bedroom.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 16, 2008, 08:55:45 AM
5 - one in each bedroom, one in the dining room and one in the kitchen.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 16, 2008, 09:00:42 AM
None, but I wish I had them in my bedroom and living room :(

My parents have a few and they're TEH AWESOME
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 16, 2008, 09:08:34 AM
None, as of right now (soon there will be at least two-one in our room and one in E's room).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 16, 2008, 09:30:51 AM
2 - my bedroom and the kitchen
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 16, 2008, 10:53:58 AM
2 - one in the kitchen and one in the basement family room
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 16, 2008, 11:13:12 AM
4 ceiling fans - 1 in each bedroom, 1 in the office and 1 in the living room

We update the one in our bedroom, the living room and the office after moving in. The only fan that remains that was originally in our house at the time of the sale is the one in the guest bedroom. Both the fans in our bedroom and the living room were SCARY!!!!

Oh...our house has a "whole-house-fan" but the motor doesn't work. We've been advised that these things are AWESDOME when they work, but I think we'd have to replace the entire unit instead of just having the motor replaced. Maybe we'll have it replaced when we finally put in more insulation in the attic.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 16, 2008, 11:56:02 AM
4- 1 in each bedroom and 1 in the living room
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on June 16, 2008, 01:41:13 PM
4-  One doesn't work.  One is wobbly and should probably be replaced, the other two probably need to replaced for aesthetic reasons.  I don't really feel like spending $800 on ceiling fans right now, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on June 16, 2008, 02:13:36 PM
None
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 16, 2008, 06:08:04 PM
zero.  Our house was built in 1923, and I just don't think they'd look right.  Plus, I find them aesthetically very UN-pleasing - unless they are all super modern with brushed steel and mahogany wood.  but, again, those would look BIZARRE in our house.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 16, 2008, 08:50:26 PM
1 in the living room
1 in each bedroom (2 br)
1 in the bathroom.  It's tiny and cute, and does no good at all, but I don't have a vent in there, so at least it's something.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 16, 2008, 09:42:01 PM
1 in my family room
1 in the living room

would like to put one in my bedroom eventually
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on June 16, 2008, 10:08:54 PM
Friday: tomatoes are gross

Today:  I don't feel like counting
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 17, 2008, 10:03:40 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite type of spagetti sauce (ingredient wise)?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 17, 2008, 11:23:13 AM
I make a kick-ass home made tomato sauce - olive oil, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, whole peeled tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato puree. Slow cook at least four hours. Yum!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 17, 2008, 01:20:27 PM
I, too, make my own pasta sauce.  I use lots of veggies - bell peppers in a variety of colors, fresh tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and then a variety of spices and other ingredients until it tastes right - like tomato sauce and a can of diced tomatoes and basil, oregano, TONS of garlic, sugar, crushed red pepper, rosemary, and whatever else seems good at the time.

It takes forever, though, so I don't make it too much.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 17, 2008, 04:11:57 PM
I don't like tomatoes, so I don't like spaghetti sauce.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on June 17, 2008, 08:16:57 PM
do you eat spaghetti with just butter Hemo?  That's what my sisters do.

I've never had homemade sauce. 

I have to throw my two cents behind Del Fratelli's "Italian sauce" though.  It's so fresh tasting and yummy, and it's an Ohio company.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 17, 2008, 09:36:35 PM
the sauce my mom makes. I don't know what's in it (other than tomatoes), but it tastes like home!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 18, 2008, 09:20:56 AM
I make a kick-ass home made tomato sauce - olive oil, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, whole peeled tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato puree. Slow cook at least four hours. Yum!

My buddy Bill makes one that is pretty similar to this, and it is by far my favorite...especially when served with my meatballs.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 18, 2008, 10:30:27 AM
If'n I'm buying the sauce (and I almost always am), I love Paul Newman's Sock-a-rooni!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 18, 2008, 12:00:17 PM
QOTD

What's the longest your hair has ever been?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 18, 2008, 12:03:32 PM
The middle of my back (when I was 8 ).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 18, 2008, 12:08:48 PM
Middle of my back would also be the answer for me. I think that was when I was about 9 or 10.

(I love how c-fan's "8" turns into the "cool shades dude". Like, "My hair was to the middle of my back when I was cool.")
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 18, 2008, 12:15:21 PM
Just past mid-back about 10 years ago.  I have just a few more inches to go before it's that long again. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on June 18, 2008, 12:18:33 PM
The longest I remember my hair being was just past shoulder-length in 7th grade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 18, 2008, 12:43:05 PM
Middle of my back.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on June 18, 2008, 01:05:10 PM
My hair was 4 feet long at one point.  But that was just my pubes, so it made work pretty awkward and I had to get rid of it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 18, 2008, 01:54:41 PM
My hair was 4 feet long at one point.  But that was just my pubes, so it made work pretty awkward and I had to get rid of it.

Wow. It took me 9+ years of posting on message boards to finally think that maybe I should come up with something that is the opposite of the GSPoTD. Good job (!?!?!), Butter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 18, 2008, 03:27:40 PM
My hair was 4 feet long at one point.  But that was just my pubes, so it made work pretty awkward and I had to get rid of it.

But I bet it came in handy for sweeping the floor?!!

For about a year, I sported dyed blonde hair halfway down my back.

Yes, I said that out loud.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 18, 2008, 03:50:09 PM
I'd have to say middle of my back is the longest.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 18, 2008, 04:03:23 PM
right now.  It's a few inches past the middle of my back.  I don't like it, but Brian does, so I think it will stay this long awhile longer.

Mostly I just put it up anyway, so it doesn't look that long - it just looks like I have a crapload of hair, which i do!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on June 18, 2008, 04:09:49 PM
But I bet it came in handy for sweeping the floor?!!

Ended up donating it to Pubes of Love.  I just couldn't let it go to complete waste.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 18, 2008, 08:11:57 PM
About half way between shoulder and elbow.  Currently it's shoulder length
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 18, 2008, 09:14:55 PM
Probably to the middle of my shoulder blades.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on June 18, 2008, 10:32:52 PM
waist length in kindegarten.  It kept getting stuck on those plastic rivets on the chairs, so my mom gave me a Dorthy Hamel cut.  Next cane the pixie cut.

Now I let it get about to the middle of my back before chopping it off to donate for the regular locks of love people
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 18, 2008, 10:33:30 PM
not much past my shoulders
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 19, 2008, 10:04:53 AM
QOTD

Do you wear sunglasses? If so, where did you get the pair you wear most often?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 19, 2008, 10:51:00 AM
I wear them all the time, until there isn't a speck of sun in the sky.  My optometrist recommends it to keep my vision from worsening (if that's even possible).  It also keeps me from squinting, hence worsening the wrinkles around my eyes.

My faves are big ol' black Isaac Mizrahi ones that I bought at Target. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 19, 2008, 11:46:44 AM
I don't wear sunglasses. I have regular glasses and don't like the clip on things and don't want the expense of having prescription sunglasses that I'll probably leave behind somewhere. I DID go through the effort of getting contacts so that I could wear cute, cheap sunglasses. But, the lens felt out of the one cheap pair that I bought and I haven't bothered to replace those.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 19, 2008, 11:53:35 AM
Every day, every time I go outside - even if it's cloudy.  My eye doctors have told me that because I'm so fair-skinned with light eyes, that I MUST always wear sunglasses to protect myself - especially because I also wear contacts.   

So, I have two pairs - my 2.5 year old pair of green Kate Spade sunglasses and my newer pair of ginormous black and silver Gucci that I got at Nordstrom rack for quite the low price.   
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on June 19, 2008, 12:59:10 PM
I have worn sunglasses since I was 11 and started getting migraines.  Squinting in the sun made my head hurt.  Right now I have a pair of polarized glasses I got at Target, but they are pretty scratched up so I need some new ones.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 19, 2008, 12:59:30 PM
I have regular prescription glasses that darken in sunlight.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 19, 2008, 01:22:45 PM
I have prescription sunglasses. I don't wear them often enough, though. I keep them in the car most of the time, and I always forget to bring them with me to outdoor events, etc.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on June 19, 2008, 01:24:20 PM
I had a pair of prescription sunglasses from Target until someone stole them (and other items) out of my suitcase while it was en route to New Orleans last fall. I'm due for an eye exam, so I'll replace them soon.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on June 19, 2008, 06:44:25 PM
I have regular prescription glasses that darken in sunlight.

How do you like those?  That was an option they gave me when I got new glasses, but I thought, wouldn't that be annoying?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 19, 2008, 07:57:12 PM
I wore them all the time when I had contacts. Now I had a crap eye doctor who can't get my contacts right, so I'm back to the glasses until I can get to a good eye doctor. And with the glasses, no sunglasses.

My shades were from Target, and they were cheap.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 19, 2008, 09:50:46 PM
I wear them all the time.  Just bought a new pair at Dillards last month.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 20, 2008, 08:35:15 AM
I wear a pair I picked up on clearance next to the register at the Fossil outlet store.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 20, 2008, 08:35:58 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite dish at a Chinese restaurant?


I like the Beef and Broccoli
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 20, 2008, 08:36:59 AM
hot & sour soup
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 20, 2008, 09:24:46 AM
the buffet
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 20, 2008, 09:31:25 AM
A tie between Mongolian beef and Sesame chicken.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 20, 2008, 10:07:26 AM
I'm with Cuddles - the hot & sour soup rocks my world.

A close second: Schuan tofu & veggies
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 20, 2008, 10:16:10 AM
I'm with Cuddles - the hot & sour soup rocks my world.

I third this.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 20, 2008, 10:17:14 AM
Sweet and Sour chicken, or shrimp, or pork...you get the picture.   ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on June 20, 2008, 10:17:46 AM
Another vote for hot and sour soup!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 20, 2008, 10:18:20 AM
I have regular prescription glasses that darken in sunlight.

How do you like those?  That was an option they gave me when I got new glasses, but I thought, wouldn't that be annoying?

I can no longer wear contacts, so I felt this was my best option, since I didn't want to have to deal with more than one set of prescription glasses. I like not having to worry about carting around a pair of prescription sunglasses all the time.

The downside is that I miss being able to buy spur-of-the-moment trendy sunglasses that catch my eye. Before I wore glasses (and when I wore contacts) I usually had several pair of sunglasses that I could switch out depending on my mood or what I was wearing. Now I'm stuck with the same glasses day in and day out. Boo.

The only other downside to having photochromatic lenses is that it takes nearly 10 minutes for them to lighten after being outside. When I bought them I was told it usually "only takes about 3-5 minutes" for them to switch back to clear glass, but that was a LIE. If it is really bright outside and I go into a dark building (pretty much any building without huge windows letting in sunlight) I have to take my glasses off in order to see. And since everything is blurry without my glasses, you can see the dilemma.

I wish I could still wear contacts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on June 20, 2008, 05:55:13 PM
crab rangoon.



...and it is so a dish!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 20, 2008, 06:41:19 PM
chicken fried rice
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 20, 2008, 08:46:20 PM
I tend to judge a typical Chinese place by it's Wonton soup (for the broth) and/or the Hot & Sour soup.

For a main dish, I don't think I can go wrong with Szechuan Shrimp.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 21, 2008, 01:08:42 PM
General Tso's chicken. Or fried dumplings.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 23, 2008, 08:58:22 AM
QOTD

Do you have a favorite microwave popcorn?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 23, 2008, 09:07:57 AM
Not really. It's been about 7 months since I torched a bag of it at home and I haven't bought any again. I just cook popcorn on the cook top.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 23, 2008, 09:50:53 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 23, 2008, 10:23:37 AM
Before south beach, it was kettle corn--didn't matter who made it, just had to be kettle corn.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 23, 2008, 11:16:25 AM
Hair - Couple inches past my shoulders
No Sunglasses because of the glasses
Chinese - Crab Rangoon and the coconut chicken at the Asian Buffet in Florence.
Not too particular about the brand, but usually go towards the ones with lots of butter.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on June 23, 2008, 12:33:44 PM
Orville Redenbacher's Tender White
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 23, 2008, 06:43:50 PM
Whatever comes in the 100 calorie pack
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 24, 2008, 08:58:07 AM
QOTD

Have you ever attended a governmental group in session as a citizen?


In high school, I saw the state legislature (house side) and a committee. I also went to a school board meeting with my mom. Everytime I've been to DC, though, Congress has not been in session.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 24, 2008, 09:09:15 AM
Sat in on a congressional session when we were in DC in middle school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 24, 2008, 10:03:00 AM
No, although I was my high school's delegate to Buckeye Girls State when I was a Junior, so I participated in mock legislature, committees etc.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 24, 2008, 11:03:26 AM
I've been in a public meeting in Hamilton that was at City Hall. But, that's about it. Oh, we had Hamilton Civics day and I got to act as the Director of Parks (or something like that) during a fake Hamilton City board meeting. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on June 24, 2008, 12:31:24 PM
Friday - it depends on what type of Chinese restaurant we're talking about and which region of China, but I really like steamed fish dumplings and sauteed fresh green beans with a little garlic

Monday - no favorite popcorn.  I, too, eat whatever 100 calorie pack is on sale.

Today - not in person, I don't think...oh except maybe when I was 7 we sat in on some US House of Representatives thing when we went to DC, but i just remember being bored out of my mind.  Now, sometimes, I listen to the Santa Monica city council meetings on the local NPR affiliate.  That's usually really entertaining.  Lots and lots of  NIMBYism.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on June 24, 2008, 03:17:23 PM
Not counting for work, I've been to the US Supreme Court, State Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, State Criminal Court, regular-ass court, both branches of Congress, state General Assembly, and City Council Meetings.

If you include work, then also all sorts of executive meetings and administrative hearings plus lots more of the above.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 24, 2008, 06:33:05 PM
rva, I'm jealous! I'd love to see the Supreme Court. (Clearly, I'm a nerd)

In high school I saw the state legislature in session. I was interviewed for the news that night about what I thought ("the rep in seat 74 was eating popcorn, weird").  I was a page for the state senate, too.  And I've been to a couple of county commissioners meetings. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 24, 2008, 10:16:28 PM
I've been to numerous city council meetings in the last couple of years.  I've also been to some proceedings where the state was granting/denying grant requests.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 25, 2008, 08:53:37 AM
I go to a metric shit-ton of state committee hearings, meetings, etc as part of my job.

I've also been to a lot of city council and school board meetings in various places over the years for both personal and work-related reasons.

I've never been to anything federal in the U.S., but I've been to Question Period in Ottawa a bunch of times.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 25, 2008, 10:58:34 AM

...but I've been to Question MARK Period in Ottawa a bunch of times.

Fixed that for the Canadians. They take their punctuation seriously. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 25, 2008, 11:51:26 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Schoolhouse Rock song?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 25, 2008, 12:10:30 PM
Most often quoted is "I'm Just A Bill".

It's not Schoolhouse Rock, but my favorite Saturday morning cartoon PSA was that little W.C. Fields wannabe clock guy that taught kids how to make healthy snacks for themselves. "I hanker for a hunk o' cheese!" has stuck with me FOREVER!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 25, 2008, 01:11:31 PM
The Preamble, although I also like "Verb, That's What's Happening" too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on June 25, 2008, 01:15:24 PM
It's not Schoolhouse Rock, but my favorite Saturday morning cartoon PSA was that little W.C. Fields wannabe clock guy that taught kids how to make healthy snacks for themselves. "I hanker for a hunk o' cheese!" has stuck with me FOREVER!!!

Time for Timer!

U3jgo5ea_zc
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 25, 2008, 03:42:39 PM
Oh, Man. I can't wait till I can get home and see that cartoon!
I hope the snacks are still as cringeworthy as we thought they were when I was a kid. Toothpicks in ice cubes!?!?!? Really!?!?!?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 25, 2008, 03:46:30 PM
Yesterday - No

Today - Conjunction Junction...what's your function?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 25, 2008, 04:01:10 PM
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla (the pronoun song). 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on June 25, 2008, 04:15:36 PM
Tough to choose, but I'm going with Interjections!  Hey! Ouch! Yow!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on June 25, 2008, 06:39:47 PM
I don't think I have one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on June 26, 2008, 05:42:06 PM
It's not Schoolhouse Rock, but my favorite Saturday morning cartoon PSA was that little W.C. Fields wannabe clock guy that taught kids how to make healthy snacks for themselves. "I hanker for a hunk o' cheese!" has stuck with me FOREVER!!!

Time for Timer!

U3jgo5ea_zc


haha I always liked that segment when I was a kid.  It probably has a lot to do with my love of cheese.




Damn, now I'm hankerin' for a hunk o' cheese....
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 27, 2008, 12:43:29 PM
QOTD

Do you have a clothes steamer?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on June 27, 2008, 12:50:32 PM
Nope. I don't even know where my iron is. I was totally embarrassed when my uncle asked me to iron a shirt for him (during his visit last month) and I couldn't find the thing. I made him swear not to tell my aunt. I'm bad and just throw stuff in the dryer on DEWRINKLE.

Call the Clothes  :police:
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on June 27, 2008, 01:05:11 PM
I'm bad and just throw stuff in the dryer on DEWRINKLE.

Ditto for me!!!  :-[
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 27, 2008, 01:15:39 PM
Nope, but I have an iron. I would love a steamer though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on June 27, 2008, 01:18:24 PM
Yes, Mom gave me one for Christmas the year before last.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on June 27, 2008, 01:30:10 PM
No, but we wield a mean iron...especially CR.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on June 27, 2008, 01:43:43 PM
A what?

I suppose that answers the question for me...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on June 27, 2008, 01:47:29 PM
I'm bad and just throw stuff in the dryer on DEWRINKLE.

Ditto for me!!! 

I do this too, if I'm at home, but I have a steamer for traveling.  It's much easier than trying to iron in a hotel room or someone else's house. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on June 27, 2008, 02:17:38 PM
I had one once.  It didn't work for shit.  Now I just wear "wrinkle-free" shirts.  They don't really work either.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on June 27, 2008, 02:51:37 PM
Nope. I don't even know where my iron is.

Same here.  I either spray them with the Downy dewrinkler or put them in the dryer for a few minutes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 01, 2008, 12:59:16 PM
QOTD

What is your favorite store bought cookie?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 01, 2008, 01:35:21 PM
This is hard. I never, EVER buy cookies. I'm more of a savory-craver.
Every great once in a while I'll feel the need to have an Oreo. But, those urges are probably about 5-7 years apart. Seriously.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 01, 2008, 02:48:51 PM
Random Top Five To Answer the QOTD:

1) Oreo!!!!!!
2) Chips Ahoy
3) Pepperidge Farm Double Chocolate Soft Batch
4) Keebler Fudge Stripes
5) Oreo Double Stuff
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on July 01, 2008, 03:16:58 PM
Pepperidge Farm Double Chocolate Milano
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 01, 2008, 03:18:51 PM
Voortman's Tea Biscuits
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 01, 2008, 04:00:47 PM
I like Dan's approach to this one, so I'm stealing it.  :)

1. Oreos (Standard, Mint Fudge Covered, Chocolate, and Cakesters)
2. Nutter Butters
3. Pepperidge Farm Mint Milanos
4. Archway Apricot Filled
5. Sugar Wafers!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 01, 2008, 04:27:30 PM
1 • Bourbon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_biscuit) Biscuits
2 • Wagon Wheels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon_Wheels)
3 • Custard Creams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custard_cream)
4 • McVitie's Hob Nobs
5 • Jaffa Cakes

They all have to be dunkable in tea
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 01, 2008, 04:32:52 PM
Pepperidge Farm Milanos--any kind, they are all awesome.

Beyond that, oreos or the duet cookie from panera.

If I have my choice, it'd be homemade chocolate chip cookies all the time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 01, 2008, 07:37:20 PM
Pepperidge Farms double chocolate goodness
Oreos
Chips Ahoy
Hobnobs
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 01, 2008, 10:28:19 PM
Oreos
Pepperidge Farm Milanos
Plain Chocolate Hob Nobs
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on July 01, 2008, 11:17:09 PM
McVitie's Hob Nobs

Yes please.

And Tim Tams.  Mmm.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Lisa on July 02, 2008, 03:55:06 AM


Yes please.

And Tim Tams.  Mmm.
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Tim Tams are my fav too.

CR I haven't had a Wagon Wheel in years but tomorrow I will hunt them down... thanks  :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 02, 2008, 10:02:08 AM
CR I haven't had a Wagon Wheel in years but tomorrow I will hunt them down... thanks  :)

I will warn you now that they will appear a LOT smaller than you may remember! I don't know if that is because they ARE smaller or our hands have just got bigger?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on July 02, 2008, 10:14:24 AM
Wagon Wheel... looks like a Moon Pie.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 02, 2008, 10:42:07 AM
QOTD

Inspired from a thread from yesterday - what is your family's heritage?


mostly English and German, with a bit of Swiss, Irish, Scottish, French, and perhaps Native American
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 02, 2008, 10:51:20 AM
English, Scottish, Irish, and Cherokee
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2008, 10:55:51 AM
They all have to be dunkable in tea
I know you're british and all, but I have to vehemently disagree here. They have to be dunkable in milk. That's where heaven starts.

Dunkable in tea is good and I appreciate those flavors, but the milk dunkers are where its at.

:p :D :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 02, 2008, 10:56:02 AM
Irish and French/Cherokee.  It's like a superpower combination for being a drunk. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 02, 2008, 10:57:06 AM
Scottish, Irish, English, Seneca (Iroquois).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2008, 10:59:53 AM
QOTD

Inspired from a thread from yesterday - what is your family's heritage?

I've been told that all 8 of my great grandparents were born on US soil. So I always argue that I'm American. I mean...how long do you have be living in a place to be "from" there? Like, if in 1547 a family moves from France to Spain, at what point is that family considered Spanish?

However, I know that I'm a mishmash of almost every European country. I know for a fact that there's a decent amount of Bohemian in there. I also know that my origins supposedly go back to 1680 when 6 brothers were thrown out of Poland for stealing horses. Yes, that's right... I'm descendent from horse thieves. Nice!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 02, 2008, 11:16:21 AM
2nd-generation Greek and (I'm pretty sure) 5th-generation German

As my doctor said upon hearing this news, "Greek and German? Oh, that's not good."

"Tell me about it," I replied. "I've got a hell of a temper, and I can hold a grudge for decades."

The medication helps.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 02, 2008, 12:07:07 PM
QOTD

Inspired from a thread from yesterday - what is your family's heritage?

I don't know that much about my bloodlines since I'm adopted other than Norwegian - I guess it's obvious enough that I've even been asked if I'm Norwegian which was sort of freaky.

My adopted family is a mix of Scots, Irish, English, Swiss & German.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on July 02, 2008, 12:29:16 PM
Mostly Irish! and probably Scots and English and I think a tiny bit German.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 02, 2008, 12:54:45 PM
Mostly English and German...I think.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on July 02, 2008, 02:55:32 PM
I guess I'm probably something like 99.99% Han Chinese.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 02, 2008, 02:56:39 PM
I am half-Danish and half-English

All me
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 02, 2008, 05:06:46 PM
mostly German with some English and some Hungarian/Romanian (those pesky changing borders)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 02, 2008, 06:16:27 PM
1/2 Greek as well as a mix of English, Irish, Scottish
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 02, 2008, 09:04:15 PM
QOTD

Inspired from a thread from yesterday - what is your family's heritage?


mostly English and German, with a bit of Swiss, Irish, Scottish, French, and perhaps Native American

Ah yes, the infamous "Cherokee great great + grandmother"
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Lisa on July 03, 2008, 01:38:52 AM
CR I haven't had a Wagon Wheel in years but tomorrow I will hunt them down... thanks  :)

I will warn you now that they will appear a LOT smaller than you may remember! I don't know if that is because they ARE smaller or our hands have just got bigger?

CR, I found them today, before I read your warning! My god they were tiny compared to how I remember, I used to buy them at school and they were a huge treat.

Dan - I disagree Tea is what you dunk a cookie in and Tim Tams are great for that.

As for today heritage of me is half Russian / half English.  And very happy to be 100% Aussie.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 03, 2008, 09:34:23 AM
My mother's parents were both first generation American-born -- her mother was Serbian, and her father was Jewish by way of somewhere in Eastern Europe, probably Russia.

My father's mostly German on both sides, with some bits of English and Irish and the like mixed in along the way. I usually simplify it by saying I'm half German. My last name is German, anyway.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 03, 2008, 10:04:54 AM
QOTD

Inspired from a thread from yesterday - what is your family's heritage?

I've been told that all 8 of my great grandparents were born on US soil. So I always argue that I'm American. I mean...how long do you have be living in a place to be "from" there?

I agree Dan - I've traced my ancestry back 8+ generations and the most recent immigrants I have in the tree came from Ulster, Ireland in 1746 (aboard the ship Delaware) and Otzweiler, Germany in 1751.

The majority of mine are Scotch-Irish. I've also got Dutch, German, English, French and Cherokee.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on July 03, 2008, 01:05:25 PM
I'm mostly with Dan and MK...

My mom's maternal grandparents were French Canadian immigrants.  My grandma spoke French & English at home.
My mom's paternal grandparents were of English-Irish-Scottish descent, generations back.
My dad's maternal grandparents were of Irish descent, but I'm sure they were not recent immigrants.
My dad's paternal grandparents were a first generation swedish american and an English-Irish-Scottish mutt.  I could join the DAR because of the ancestors on this side. 

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 08, 2008, 09:49:57 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred way to order ice cream?



I love a freshly baked waffle cone. Otherwise it's a cup.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on July 08, 2008, 10:08:43 AM
Cake cone or cup. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 08, 2008, 10:54:27 AM
Lately, it's a cone in a cup but that's because I have to share with a short person.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 08, 2008, 11:12:00 AM
waffle bowl dipped in chocolate
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2008, 11:24:45 AM
Cone! Why not? You're getting a gajillion calories anyway. What's a few more? It's more fun that way.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 08, 2008, 11:49:12 AM
waffle bowl dipped in chocolate
DUDE!!! I need to eat ice cream with you. That sounds amazing. Where does one get a waffle bowl dipped in chocolate? Well, to be honest, I'm too cheap to pay extra for something like that. But, it does sound GOOOOOOOOOD!!!

For me, it's usually a sugar cone or cup. But, I'll happily eat from a cake cone if that's the only thing available as long as that sucker isn't stale. UGH.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 08, 2008, 11:52:12 AM
cup
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 08, 2008, 12:06:35 PM
waffle bowl dipped in chocolate
DUDE!!! I need to eat ice cream with you. That sounds amazing. Where does one get a waffle bowl dipped in chocolate?

I will totally share my ice-cream-in-a-waffle-bowl-dipped-in-chocolate with you anytime, girl.  8)  I get them at our local Cold Stone Creamery.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 08, 2008, 12:16:58 PM
What is your preferred way to order ice cream?

favorite way to order? 

A waffle cone from Sylas & Maddy's right after having margaritas.  That's perfection!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on July 08, 2008, 12:36:41 PM
A conversation my neighbor had about the local Cold Stone Creamery:

Neighbor:  Yeah, it's awesome.  It's so close we can totally walk to it.
Neighbor's Friend:  Let's go!
N:  Cool.  My car's right over there.
NF:  I thought you said we could walk to it?
N:  Walk TO it, yeah.  Not from.  At least not if you order anything.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on July 08, 2008, 01:05:51 PM
If I'm out?  Yeah, sugar cone me.  Waffle cones are good too.  Like a good cross between cake and sugar.
I like cake cones too, but not as much.

We never have cones at home.  We're not the Rockefellers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on July 08, 2008, 01:21:37 PM
What is your preferred way to order ice cream?

favorite way to order? 

A waffle cone from Sylas & Maddy's right after having margaritas.  That's perfection!

Huh, where is that?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 08, 2008, 01:29:12 PM
It's in Lawrence, Buzz.  Pretty close to the Granada - same block or one block north.  Really great ice cream!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on July 08, 2008, 01:36:28 PM
Cup. Mushy cones are gross.......
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 08, 2008, 02:02:41 PM
We never have cones at home.  We're not the Rockefellers.
Ha! Awesdome!
I am the same way. I think I've only purchased cones once or twice in my adult life...especially since 1/2 of those sonsabitches are probably cracked/broken when you open the box. SNARF!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on July 08, 2008, 03:19:46 PM
Cake/sugar cones make no sense unless you are having soft serve anyway, because nobody ever takes the time to actually pack scoopable ice cream down in the little cone hole, so after you finish the top of a cake or sugar cone, you just have an empty cone left.  Mmm-mmm.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 08, 2008, 05:13:13 PM
We used to buy crappy cake cones to use at home with our Rite-Aid Chocolate malted Krunch ice cream.  The reason we did so was that Gus really loves to lick ice cream cones.  It makes a cuter picture than cats eating ice cream from a bowl.  So, when they were kittens, we made ourselves ice cream cones frequently and took lots of pictures of Gus standing up on his back paws next to us on the couch, holding onto our hands/the cone with his front paws, and licking crazily with his little ears straight back.  I may have to dig up said pictures. 

But now, I don't eat much ice cream, but I usually have it in a bowl. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 08, 2008, 07:20:17 PM
Sugar cone
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 08, 2008, 09:33:37 PM
waffle cone, but recently it's just been the boring ol' cup.

Chocolate dipped waffle bowl sounds y-u-m-m-y!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 09, 2008, 02:46:03 PM
QOTD

Where have you lived the longest - city and/or building?


It's still the house I grew up in my hometown - Mount Juliet, TN - but for a specific bedroom, it's my current one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 09, 2008, 03:17:58 PM
Definitely my parents' home in Hamilton, OH.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 09, 2008, 03:25:58 PM
My parent's house in Rochester, NY.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 09, 2008, 03:52:47 PM
Our old house in Miamisburg, Ohio. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 09, 2008, 03:59:09 PM
My Mom's house in Greer, SC. I lived there for 14 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2008, 06:17:01 PM
18 years at my parents house...same bedroom. Went back for two summers as well.

Other than that...the longest I've lived in one place since was two years. From 2002-2004 when I was in DC.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 09, 2008, 07:18:51 PM
My parents house in Tennessee.  After that, it would be where I am now- 6 years in the town, four in my house. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 10, 2008, 09:04:01 AM
Parents' house in Cincinnati. About 19 years in total, counting summers in college.

In a few more months, Columbus will pass Kingston as the city I've lived in second-longest.  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 10, 2008, 09:55:15 AM
QOTD

How did you learn to type?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 10, 2008, 10:05:58 AM
Yesterday's Q:  that would still be my parents' house just no. of St. Joseph, MO

Today's Q: Mom taught me to use a typewriter before I even had a business class. This was just before we started getting computers at school...makes me feel ancient.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 10, 2008, 10:06:17 AM
Mom taught us, we also had a practice program on one of our old computers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 10, 2008, 10:35:07 AM
Never really did, formally.

My last couple of years of high school, which was still in the typewriter to computer transition phase, when our bootlegged copy of AppleWorks would fail (which was often) and I'd have to do a paper on the typewriter, my mother would usually wind up typing it for me. Once I was in college, I always used a word processor or computer and my typing skills improved over time, but obviously mistakes aren't as big a deal on a computer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 10, 2008, 10:49:44 AM
Mom taught us, we also had a practice program on one of our old computers.
Same for us. My mom taught us using her old books and then we got a game for the Commodore 64 that made typing fun. SERIOUSLY. It was like Space Invaders but the aliens were letters and you had to type the letter in order to kill it. It was awesome.

I also had typing class in the 9th grade. It was one of the classes that tons of people looked forward to. I guess because it was practical and hands-on. That teacher was SCARY strict about not looking at the keyboard while you typed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Megs79 on July 10, 2008, 11:30:16 AM
I took a class in high school, but my skills were mostly honed while instant messaging my senior year in high school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 10, 2008, 12:11:24 PM
My parents got me a typing practice computer thing.  It was like a big red computer keyboard with an LED display.  It came with a book of exercises.  Then I also had typing in high school during our computer classes.  I hated practicing my typing at first, but I guess it worked, since I type 85 WPM.


Yesterday:  my parent's old house - the one I grew up in in Cincinnati would be the longest.  After that, I lived in Gambier the longest (for college), but I lived in a different room/house every year, so that probably doesn't count.  So, the official second longest is probably my current house in Pasadena, where we have lived for a little over 3 years.  After that it's our old condo in Playa del Rey, where we lived for almost 3 years.     
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2008, 03:10:19 PM
I took a class first semester of freshman year of high school. I had spent the previous few years yearning for this class b/c I hated how long it took me to type something in middle school. It was painfully long.

The class was on typewriters. I supposed this was b/c they wanted to be able to grade our mistakes and to get us not to be dependant on the backspace button. Now I suppose it was just b/c there weren't tons of computers yet.

My skills have been honed over time since then, but the biggest building block was playing online computer games. I had to know where the keyboard shortcuts were without looking and that just sped things up considerably.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 10, 2008, 06:21:01 PM
I havetn
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 10, 2008, 10:18:31 PM
yesterday--my parents house. 

today--freshmen year in high school class
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 11, 2008, 05:36:35 PM
graduate school and writing three papers a week plus a thesis.  It pays to be able to type!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 14, 2008, 09:27:41 AM
QOTD:

What was the first sporting event you remember attending?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 14, 2008, 09:28:11 AM
I think mine was a Clemson football game when I was about 8 or 9. I remember we sat on the hill on a blanket and wore these huge foam tiger paw hats. I had never seen a crowd like that before and was truly amazed. That was when I became a Clemson fan.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on July 14, 2008, 09:43:07 AM
I was probably 4, maybe 5 and my folks took us to Riverfront to see the Reds play the Astros.  I remember* almost nothing other than those hideous uniforms, sitting in left field and that we lost.


Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2008, 09:48:12 AM
The first professional event was July 3, 1987 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE198707030.shtml). The Indians were playing the Chicago White Sox and Brook Jacoby hit 3 (!) homeruns, Corey Snyder hit one, and Joe Carter hit one. You'd think with numbers like that they'd have won, but no... they lost 14-9. It didn't help that all three of Jacoby's dingers were solo shots. But that's what you get when you're the Indians, you know?

I was, apparently, 8 years old.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 14, 2008, 09:52:02 AM
Probably 4th or 5th grade going to a Royals baseball game.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 14, 2008, 10:12:01 AM
A Rochester Redwings game at the old silver stadium.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on July 14, 2008, 11:37:29 AM
I think a Royals game when I was only about 5 or 6?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 14, 2008, 12:29:40 PM
Southampton FC vs Manchester City

April 4th 1972.

I was 14

"My" team (http://teenagerockopera.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/april-4th-1972/) lost. But Southampton won.

I'm over it now
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 14, 2008, 02:07:09 PM
My parents aren't big sports fans (which is funny, since I turned out to be a huge sports fan), so we didn't go to many growing up. I think the first one I went to was one of the games I got tickets to through Reds Readers at the library. I think it was Reds vs. Giants around 1983.

I do know the first hockey game I ever went to -- Bruins @ Blues, December 30, 1986  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 14, 2008, 02:12:16 PM
First professional sporting event was probably in the summer of 1985 when I was 10.  My parents took my sister and I to our first Reds game.  I remember dreading it in advance and thinking I would be bored, but then I got completely hooked on baseball at that game. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 14, 2008, 02:58:58 PM
Probably seeing the Reds in 1975. I was, however, already going to basketball games at school by this time, but the Reds was the first professional team I saw.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 14, 2008, 06:00:51 PM
I think it was the University of Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt, at UT, in 1982.  I was seven.  I remember that the game seemed to last forever and being very disappointed that the pile-ups were not as spectacular as the cartoon ones on Sesame Street.  And my dad wouldn't buy me a coke until the 3rd quarter, and I had to share it with him. And no popcorn or other stadium food! And the bathrooms were gross, but we stopped at the student center on the way to the car after the game and bought chocolate stars to take home for the two sisters who did not go to the game.  I was very sad when the candy counter stopped selling those candies about three years ago.  Football just isn't the same!

In those days, Tennessee wasn't quite the powerhouse of football, and it was a very close victory for the Vols.

I think my first "professional" athletic event would have been the Harlem Globetrotters when I was in high school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 17, 2008, 12:52:10 PM
QOTD:

Do you own any snowglobes?

Yes. I have two, one from FLORIDA and one from NYC.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2008, 04:32:16 PM
No.

What exactly does one do with them?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 17, 2008, 04:53:17 PM
No.

What exactly does one do with them?
Watch them collect dust. Oh...and shake them to watch fake snow fall onto a fake scenery. Oh...and laugh at the fake people in the fake scenery of Fake Florida as they freak out about the fake snow.

Man...these boards have been dead for the last two days.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 17, 2008, 05:21:08 PM
One from the Alamo and one from Las Vegas
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 18, 2008, 01:09:49 AM
I have 2 very small ones that I got as a stocking stuffer...one of Pooh and one of Tigger
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 18, 2008, 08:57:15 AM
QOTD

When is the last time that you used a port-a-john?


It's been years. I think it was at a NC Symphony Labor Day concert in the park about 10 years ago. I just don't go to many events that have them these days.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 18, 2008, 09:23:34 AM
I think the last time I used one was at the Inman Park Festival. But, I got in there EARLY so they weren't too gnarly.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 18, 2008, 09:35:46 AM
A couple weeks ago at red, white, and blue ash. *shudder*
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2008, 09:46:36 AM
A while ago - probably at a soccer game or some other sporting event that I was participating in. Fortunately, I can't remember when this was.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 18, 2008, 12:39:24 PM
Beerfest in the park.  It was a tossup between the nasty portajohns or the scary public restrooms that don't have any doors on the stalls.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 18, 2008, 02:30:43 PM
Probably about ten years about at Summersault in Barry, Ontario.  For soem reasons, Canadian porta-johns seem cleaner than the ones here. But, the smell alone was enough to make me sidle up to a tree next time nature comes-a-calling and no indoor plumbing is in sight. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 18, 2008, 03:42:08 PM
Never.  I have never ever in my life used a portajohn.  And I never ever will.  Just like I will never pee in the ocean, shower, or other body of water.  Or go camping. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 18, 2008, 03:56:42 PM
Last year at the Dayton Air Show. Luckily I used it early in the day before it got filled up *shudder*.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on July 18, 2008, 07:08:19 PM
QOTD

When is the last time that you used a port-a-john?


Ikea in Pittsburgh.  The ikea here is under construction and they have these, dare I say, swank port-o-johns in the parking lot.

Other than that, ACL fest last September.  I try not to think about it too much.  Or ever.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on July 18, 2008, 07:28:38 PM
About a year ago at the Dog Park.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 21, 2008, 10:21:34 AM
QOTD

Did you have to share a bedroom growing up?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 21, 2008, 10:35:07 AM
Yep, my sister and I shared a room until the 6th grade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 21, 2008, 11:51:51 AM
Yes! My brother and I shared a room until I was in the 5th grade. Later, we shared a room again (I think it was in the 9th grade) when Grandma Land lived with us. Sadly, she only lived with us for about 6 months and then she passed away....IN MY OLD ROOM. :( Most cousins thought it was really creepy that I went back to sleeping in that room. But, that's how BADLY I wanted my own room again.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 21, 2008, 12:00:48 PM
Nope.  I even hated having to sleep in the same room with someone else for sleepovers!  Needless to say, it took some adjusting when I got to college and had a roommate for the first time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 21, 2008, 12:11:55 PM
There were just 2 kids in our family so I didn't have to share a room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2008, 01:31:45 PM
No. I mean, I'm sure there was a short amount of time when I did, before my parents finished the attic for my older sister, but generally I had my own room. Thank goodness.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 21, 2008, 02:03:01 PM
Nope- only for like a week or so when we had company.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on July 21, 2008, 03:46:53 PM
Yes, until we were about 12.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on July 21, 2008, 04:44:25 PM
I shared many a bedroom growing up, most of those for one night only, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 21, 2008, 05:56:36 PM
Nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 21, 2008, 09:23:55 PM
Nope, just me and my penis
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 21, 2008, 10:27:25 PM
My two older sisters and I shared a room until I was around 4, then they both moved out West. (They're 17 and 15 years older than I am.)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 22, 2008, 09:28:27 AM
No, I always had my own room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 22, 2008, 10:19:58 AM
QOTD

What SPF sunscreen do you wear?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 22, 2008, 10:22:02 AM
Depends on how long I think I'll be out. My makeup/moisturizer are both spf 15. But I usually put on spf 30 all over the rest of me (my skin no likey the sun).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 22, 2008, 11:06:58 AM
No less than 20 on my face and 30 on the rest of me, and I carry it at ALL times.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on July 22, 2008, 11:35:17 AM
60
I don't put it on every day though. I am pretty much only in the sun running from the house to the car and my car to the building I work in.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 22, 2008, 12:16:14 PM
30
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2008, 01:24:51 PM
Somewhere between 15 adn 45.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 22, 2008, 01:43:40 PM
15 on my face, sometimes 60 on my face if Brian makes me, and usually like 30 on my body - when I remember. 

I tend not to remember - I'm like an idiot that way.  Like I'm surprised that if I am outside in Santa Monica for like 3 hours, maybe, just MAYBE I might be exposed to the sun???  Nahhhh. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 22, 2008, 10:35:10 PM
 What's SPF?  >:D

My lip balm is 15.  The first couple of days I'm out, I use 8, then nothing.  If I'm in the sun constantly, I'll use 8 or 4. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 22, 2008, 11:42:23 PM
I don't go out too much (humid!!!) but when I do, it's 45 all the way, baby!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 23, 2008, 12:08:41 AM
Yesterday -- I'm an only child, so not until I went to college. I read an article a few years ago that colleges are having to retrofit all their dorms now because with smaller families and bigger houses, most kids don't have experience sharing a bedroom, so they all demand single rooms from the start. It was pretty much impossible to get a single as a freshman at SLU when I started in 1991.

Today -- I believe I have SPF 48 on hand at the moment.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 23, 2008, 08:55:11 AM
QOTD

Do you mix it up with salad dressings, or do you always have the same kind?



While I'll try different ones at restaurants, at home I never make it past the Thousand Island (light). I don't know why I still purchase others.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 23, 2008, 09:16:07 AM
I like to mix it up, but it's usually a cream-based dressing. Unless I'm at Old Hickory, in which case they have this oil-based house dressing that's sweet & delicious.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 23, 2008, 09:24:53 AM
As with about everything else...I mix it up.   ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 23, 2008, 09:29:08 AM
It depends on where I am and if the kid is with me. My mainstays are ranch, honey french, balsamic, and ceasar.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 23, 2008, 10:37:30 AM
You can count on me getting ranch or blue cheese.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 23, 2008, 10:54:23 AM
One of my favorite things about my best friend's dad is that he always asks what the house dressing is when we go out to eat. He'll usually get that. I think that's awesome that he doesn't have an old stand-by in the dressing department.

If I'm dining out, 9 times out 10, I'll ask for blue cheese. Occasionally, I'll get honey mustard if it's offered. However, at home, I have a ton of dressings. My current faves are both from Trader Joe's, Lemon Poppyseed and Goddess.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 23, 2008, 11:08:51 AM
I mix it up. Don't care for creamy dressings though, so I usually stick with oil-based.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2008, 11:45:26 AM
I try not to use salad dressings, as they are counter-healthy. But when I do I think I mix it up.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 23, 2008, 12:30:04 PM
I like those very low-calorie salad spritzer things.  The balsamic vinaigrette one is good. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on July 23, 2008, 01:43:20 PM
You can count on me getting ranch or blue cheese.

Same here although I only started liking blue cheese in the last few years. 

...at home, I have a ton of dressings. My current faves are both from Trader Joe's, Lemon Poppyseed and Goddess.

Which Goddess is used in the making of that particular dressing?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 23, 2008, 07:18:20 PM
blue cheese!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 23, 2008, 11:05:59 PM
at home, I've got Newman's Balsamic Vinaigrette.  If I'm out, I'll usually get Italian or Ranch.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 24, 2008, 09:36:49 AM
QOTD

Have you ever used a weed eater?



Nope - my lawn care experience has been limited to a mower.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2008, 09:45:29 AM
What's a weed eater? Is that a chemical?

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 24, 2008, 09:51:40 AM
What's a weed eater? Is that a chemical?
One of these
(http://www.poulan.com/getImage.php?m=XT114&s=m&t=TRIMMER)
Weed eater (at least around here) is a brand name used as generic term for a string trimmer - like Xerox, Kleenex, etc.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 24, 2008, 10:02:28 AM
Nope, that's the husband's job  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 24, 2008, 10:12:56 AM
I'm sure I've used one at some point. Probably when I was unemployed some years ago and my dad forced me to work with him, landscaping. 

These days, my seestor's boyfriend is the one handling that kind of bidness.  I tend to the flowers, he helps with the rest.  What a solid dude!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 24, 2008, 10:17:29 AM
I hate weed eaters.  Refuse to use them...another reason I hire someone to mow the lawn. 

I don't mind trimming or tending to flowers, mulching, etc...just not weed eating!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 24, 2008, 11:34:34 AM
I have no problem using the lawn mower, but I can never seem to start the leaf blower (plus, I hate that thing!) or the weed-eater. The Greg usually takes care of those two things if I have already used the mower.
Otherwise, I just pull those suckers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2008, 01:06:41 PM
Oh. Yeah, sure, I've used one of those. At my parent's anyway. I haven't had a lawn in 4 years, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 24, 2008, 02:41:07 PM
Yes, when I would have to help my dad with the lawn - which didn't last long, as I did not meet his exacting standards.

When we first bought our house, I convinced Brian that we needed to have a weedeater and one of those rotary, manual trimmers to roll along the walkways (because that's what my dad always did).  We purchased all of that stuff, and I don't think it's left the garage since about the second month we lived here.  We apparently do not care about our yard.  Everyone in LA (except us) has a gardener.  Even the poor people have gardeners.  I am working on convincing Brian that we need a gardener.  I bet the gardener would use a weed eater.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2008, 03:29:56 PM
Adam Carolla and Bill Simmons were talking about that this week. They pointed out that in the rest of the world it's like "hey, I'll cut your lawn for $3,000." You're like, "uhh, no, I'll just do it myself." But in LA there is so much labor and so many people willing to do it for cheap that it's more along lines of "hey, I'll cut your lawn for $4." At that point you're like, "uhh, yeah, have at it buddy."
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 24, 2008, 05:01:06 PM
Yep - I use one everytime I mow. I like those nice, clean lines.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 24, 2008, 05:10:25 PM
Adam Carolla and Bill Simmons were talking about that this week. They pointed out that in the rest of the world it's like "hey, I'll cut your lawn for $3,000." You're like, "uhh, no, I'll just do it myself." But in LA there is so much labor and so many people willing to do it for cheap that it's more along lines of "hey, I'll cut your lawn for $4." At that point you're like, "uhh, yeah, have at it buddy."

Exactly.  The gardener we've been referred to takes care of my friend's yard for $60 a month (that includes 2 visits).  My friend lives on a hugely steep hill and has a fairly decent sized lot.  The gardener weeds, mows, trims the trees, and removes all debris.  Bargain!  We have a flat lot that just needs mowing and lots of flower bed weeding.  I'm guessing we'd have to pay no more than $50 a month, which is more than worth it. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 24, 2008, 07:14:30 PM
Yes.  The first step is to borrow it from my father, then I use it, while hoping that all the debris goes into my evil neighbor's yard :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 24, 2008, 11:27:19 PM
nope.  Then again, I'm now the person with "that" yard.  I haven't mowed since early June.  In my defense, it hasn't rained much and nothing is growing.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 25, 2008, 09:54:55 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred media player - or do you use different ones for different purposes?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 25, 2008, 10:09:06 AM
I use different ones at work and home.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2008, 10:10:48 AM
Work: iTunes b/c that's what the office uses.
Home: winamp b/c I like it.
Road: Creative Zen Vision:M
Also Home: I still use my CD player/stereo from time to time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on July 25, 2008, 10:14:50 AM
Dressing - usually Thousand Island, however, I do like to mix it up at restaurants if they have a house dressing.

Weed eating - It's been about 15 years since I've used a weed eater

Media - Itunes is usually my default, even though sometimes I really don't care for it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on July 25, 2008, 02:21:23 PM
Winamp and iTunes
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 28, 2008, 10:13:51 AM
QOTD

Did you ever take a lunchbox to school? If so, what kind?



I may have had a metal one in first grade, but I don't remember what it had on it. By third grade it was a Tupperware one. In junior high and high school, it was an insulated lunch bag.

I never particularly liked our cafeteria food.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 28, 2008, 10:23:02 AM
I had a variety - My Little Pony, Garfield, Strawberry Shortcake, Wonder Woman, and Gem.  I stopped carrying them after grade school because by then I was usually leaving school property at lunch for, y'know...stuff.

But, I started collecting metal lunchboxes over the last 10 years or so.  So, if I bring my lunch to work now, it's usually in my Spiderman or Dick Tracy lunchbox.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 28, 2008, 10:31:32 AM
As a kid, my lunchbox was THE MUPPETS!!! I loved that thing. I found no greater joy than drinking Kool-Aid out of the thermos.

Today, my lunchbox is MUCHA LUCHA. But, I can't remember where it is. So, I haven't carried it in a couple of months.

PS: LUNCHBOX!
(http://growabrain.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/kevin_smith.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 28, 2008, 10:38:58 AM
Star wars.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 28, 2008, 10:47:27 AM
I had this one, as did, I think, almost every male around my age...

(http://earlyxer.com/images/Charlie%20Brown%20Lunchbox.jpg)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2008, 11:06:15 AM
Definitely had one...but definitely don't remember what it was. Like, at all. I know by 5th grade I was definitely brown paper bag-ing it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 28, 2008, 01:01:47 PM
Yes, I had lunchboxes in 1st, 2nd, and part of 3rd grades.  By the middle of third grade, only "babies" used lunch boxes.  It was on to paper bags.  My first grade lunchbox was a metal Strawberry Shortcake one, and my second grade lunchbox, I think was a plastic Muppets one.  I don't remember if that carried over into third grade or if I was using brown bags from the beginning. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 28, 2008, 01:22:07 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/56/189762648_ce924d4f9d_m.jpg)

I had a Strawberry Shortcake one like this until it broke and I started carrying my brother's Return of the Jedi one.


(http://americanhistory.si.edu/lunchboxes/images/03-08_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 28, 2008, 01:27:52 PM
I remember Star Wars, Here's Boomer, and Dukes of Hazzard. There may have been another one in there that I don't remember. I switched to brown bags when I got into the intermediate grades.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 28, 2008, 01:28:31 PM
I wasn't a lunchbox kid.  Guess I didn't know what I was missing.   ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 28, 2008, 01:55:41 PM
I had an Osmonds lunchbox.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 28, 2008, 02:09:00 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/56/189762648_ce924d4f9d_m.jpg)

I had a Strawberry Shortcake one like this until it broke



That was exactly the one I had. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 28, 2008, 03:51:07 PM
I had an Osmonds lunchbox.

Was it packed with Crazy Horsemeat?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on July 28, 2008, 04:00:00 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/56/189762648_ce924d4f9d_m.jpg)

I had a Strawberry Shortcake one like this until it broke



That was exactly the one I had. 

Seems to have been very popular.  I had the exact same one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 28, 2008, 08:33:42 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/56/189762648_ce924d4f9d_m.jpg)

I had a Strawberry Shortcake one like this until it broke



That was exactly the one I had. 

Seems to have been very popular.  I had the exact same one.

Me four!  Though it was the only metal one I remember having.  The rest were tupperware... I had a COOL Nancy Drew Thermos, which was awesome, even though noone else in my class knew who she was (illiterates!)

I had an insulated lunch bag for jr hi and high school.  No brown bags for me!  I also had the same lunch every day from 7-12th grades.  Turkey and cheese on white bread, pringles, granny smith apple, and two chips ahoy cookies (unless it was February, in which case I got Thin Mints)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 28, 2008, 11:24:35 PM
I had metal lunchboxes until mid-year 5th grade, when I moved and changed schools and it was "uncool" to have them anymore.    I know I had a Snoopy/Charlie Brown one, and this one

(http://www.thefunkstore.com/TheGypsyMart/March2005/LunchBox-WonderWoman.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 29, 2008, 10:48:56 AM
QOTD

What's the last postcard you received (non-commercial)?



From my parents' trip to the Barter Theater.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 29, 2008, 11:27:28 AM
From a friend who had taken a trip to Hawaii.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 29, 2008, 12:55:49 PM
From Laurie Notaro's reps about her newest book
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 29, 2008, 01:22:02 PM
Something related to the ALA convention last month.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 29, 2008, 01:28:37 PM
A friend sent one from his vacation in Montreal a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 29, 2008, 01:42:47 PM
Man, I don't think I've received a post card in a very, very long time. Probably from Beth during her Switzerland/France trip early last year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2008, 03:54:51 PM
My mom left me one after she visited this month. It was hidden under some stuff and I didn't notice it until a day after she'd gone, so it was like getting one. I think that counts, right?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 29, 2008, 07:18:38 PM
yes, it counts.

And my last one was from my mother, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 29, 2008, 11:29:47 PM
From a friend who was taunting me from a national park in Alaska
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Lisa on July 30, 2008, 06:55:07 AM
From Alex, he went to the Wombeyan Caves with his grandparents. 
He wrote "Dear Mum, I am absolutely fine.  Alex  x"
He's a man of few words
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 30, 2008, 12:34:43 PM
QOTD

When did you have lunch today?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 30, 2008, 12:40:13 PM
I think I WILL have lunch around 1ish.  The longer I can put it off, the more likely I am to have the dining room to myself and the shorter my afternoon is!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 30, 2008, 12:42:56 PM
I normally eat around 12:30, but I can't leave my desk until the phone guy leaves. GRRRR. I did go ahead and sneak my pretzels and chips out of my lunch bag and ate those, though. So, maybe my lunch will be like 2 hours long today.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 30, 2008, 12:53:47 PM
Started at 12:15 and still trying to finish it, in-between interruptions and trying to catch up on e-mails.  :P
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 30, 2008, 01:08:39 PM
I went at 11:45 a.m., which is very early compared to when I usually go (if I get a lunch at all) but I met up with a girlfriend and we wanted to avoid the long lines so we went early.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 30, 2008, 01:11:28 PM
Noon, but I had to run out and get more food as I underestimated how hungry I'd be at noon.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 30, 2008, 01:44:18 PM
right now - about 12:45.  I'm running a little behind today.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2008, 02:28:28 PM
1:00 to 1:30 I guess?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 30, 2008, 05:33:39 PM
Today: it was after my delightful birthday scavenger hunt! (or 12:45 for those who are more literal-minded) 

My co-workers and I do things for each other's birthdays, usually it involves decorating offices.  This year due to time constraints, my birthday was bumped to today, and I got a coded-message scavenger hunt instead of a decorated office.  Presents along the way! (A gummy alligator, star-shaped lolipop, crown, the singing birthday candle etc)  I had so much fun!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 30, 2008, 10:37:12 PM
no lunch for me...just lots of water.  Had an early (for me) dinner at 6. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 31, 2008, 11:12:36 AM
QOTD

Have you ever been fishing?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on July 31, 2008, 11:29:53 AM
I have been fishing just ONE time and I caught a fish the very first time I cast my line. Man, that was awesome. I was with my very first boyfriend and he was being a total jerk to me that day (I didn't see the impending break-up coming at the time). He took me fishing and really sort of talked down to me the whole time he was telling me what I would need to do. I cast the line and he yelped at me about it being too shallow or something. So, I start to reel the sucker in and IT HAD A FISH ON IT!

I want to fish again at some point this summer/fall. Right now, it's too hot to do anything. Even in the early morning hours.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on July 31, 2008, 11:32:08 AM
I fished a few times with my parents when I was a kid. I was horrified by it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2008, 11:45:27 AM
Technically I can say yes. I remember being a little kid and going maybe twice with my dad. But he was never a fisherman or anything, so that was about it. When I was in college I fished with my g/f down at Lake Cumberland. I caught one fish and felt like that was enough for me.

But really... the answer is no.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on July 31, 2008, 11:46:33 AM
I've been fishing maybe a dozen times or so and it's been quite awhile ago.  I'm no expert, but I enjoy it.  Last time was deep sea fishing in FLA while on a business trip.  I wasn't excited by the idea of a large catch; I'd rather be on a bank or out on a pond.  I think it's relaxing.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 31, 2008, 11:49:41 AM
Not since I turned 16, I had better things to spend my money on than a fishing license.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on July 31, 2008, 12:11:52 PM
Once, with my grandfather on Rocky Fork Lake. I think I was around seven at the time. We caught one fish, and I couldn't understand why I couldn't keep it as a pet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on July 31, 2008, 12:19:56 PM
No, I don't think I could ever do that. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on July 31, 2008, 01:15:02 PM
I fished once with my friend and her Mom when I was about 10. I was bored out of my wits.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on July 31, 2008, 02:17:37 PM
I would fish here and there as a kid.  The family has a place at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and I was taut to fish there by my grandpa (he was the real fisherman) and dad at an early age (maybe 4 or 5).   It was fun when I actually caught something, but I never had much patience for it.  I tended to easily get bored with it. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on July 31, 2008, 03:48:08 PM
LOTS.  My dad was a tournament fisher for close to 15 years.  The neighbors called my mom the Bass Widow. 

 I started with a pink Snoopy spinning reel when I was 5, and each year I would get something more grown-up and fancier.  I went fishing with my dad up until I was 12 or so and we sold the boat.  We tried the whole creek-wading thing after that, but by then my dad was getting uncomfortable taking me anywhere that I had to wear less than a turtleneck. 

Come to think of it, I really, really miss fishing with my dad. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on July 31, 2008, 05:40:08 PM
Twice:
Once at day camp when I was about 6. I was bored out of my mind.  The second time was in high school with my boyfriend. Still boring.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on July 31, 2008, 08:34:49 PM
Only a couple of times as a kid -- not by choice -- and I refused to bait the hook.

Since then I stick strictly to fishing for compliments. :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on July 31, 2008, 11:14:43 PM
Many times during my childhood...can't remember catching anything though, so if I did, it must have gone right back into the lake.  Used to have my own fishing pole....hmm, wonder if it's still at the parents house.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on August 01, 2008, 09:47:35 AM
Tons. In fact I just did some fishing while up in WI last week visiting my folks. In addition to fishing in WI I've been to Canada a couple of times, fished in OH including lake Erie, bass fished in Arizona, and trout fished in Utah - which I'll be doing again in a couple of weeks.

I've passed my love for fishing on to my kids........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 01, 2008, 10:52:21 AM
QOTD

What type of shoe do you wear the most?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 01, 2008, 10:55:53 AM
It's a tie between sandals and Asics running shoes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 01, 2008, 11:10:46 AM
A pair of ballet flat style sneakers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 01, 2008, 11:19:21 AM
I don't care what style it is, as long as they are Clarks. That brand is like butter on my feet. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh............

(edit to add: not Cfan's butter)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2008, 11:23:16 AM
Work shoes, probably.
But I enjoy the New Balance 574s that I'm wearing right now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 01, 2008, 11:42:37 AM
Some old gray Adidas trail shoes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on August 01, 2008, 12:10:07 PM
Sandals - usually with a medium heel. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 01, 2008, 12:32:35 PM
Flip-flops.  I wear them everywhere (except to work out).  I will probably continue to wear them until maybe Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on August 01, 2008, 01:10:54 PM
black or dark navy suede Campus II Style Adidas tennis shoes.
They're the best shoes I've ever had.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on August 01, 2008, 01:12:22 PM
work shoes or sneakers.  I really should get some kind of mandel-type things but I have some weird aversion to them.  I don't like feeling like my feet are strapped to something, and I don't like anything that like, parts my toes.  I don't know why.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 01, 2008, 02:06:11 PM
Sneakers of various types
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 01, 2008, 03:38:47 PM
Black peep-toe heels.  They basically go with everything.
Well, everything I wear.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on August 01, 2008, 03:49:49 PM
Black or brown dress shoes for work, one of several pairs of NB tennies otherwise.....
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 03, 2008, 04:26:41 PM

summer: birkenstocks or flip-flops
not-summer: danskos
kickin' around: running shoes that have not run in awhile.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 04, 2008, 10:10:55 AM
QOTD

What is/are you favorite house plant(s)?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 04, 2008, 10:39:32 AM
I'm absolutely in love with the ZZ plant.
Anything that proudly tells you that it "thrives on neglect" is worth having around the house.

http://www.plant-care.com/zz-zamioculcas-zamiifolia.html
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 04, 2008, 11:18:50 AM
Heartleaf Philodrendron. Because it's easy to care for and isn't fussy about where it sits.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 04, 2008, 11:20:21 AM
I'm just not a plant person. When I first lived on my own, I tried having some house plants, and they all died. I tried again, and they died again, and the one that I managed to keep going, my cat knocked on the floor and out of the pot while I was out of town and it died. So I've decided that it's better for me and the plants if I just stay away from house plants.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on August 04, 2008, 11:47:57 AM
airplane plants are super easy to keep alive...thus I guess it would be my fav.   ;)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 04, 2008, 11:55:03 AM
I'm just not a plant person.

Ditto. If it doesn't bark or say, "Mommy, I'm hungry," it will die in my care.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on August 04, 2008, 01:19:50 PM
Shoes - my latest favorite are a pair of slip on black flat keds

I don't have a favorite house plant because I kill them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 04, 2008, 03:52:00 PM
All you fellow plant-killers (The Greg "takes" bets with the dogs on when I'll kill a new plant that I bring home) should look into the ZZ plant. I got mine at Home Depot, but I've seen them at Lowes and at Ikea. I plunked it down on a table that gets little to no light back in May and I think I've watered it once. Not one brown leaf on the thing. It's AWESDOME!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 04, 2008, 05:31:08 PM
I have four house plants, but I haven't the faintest clue what they are called. They're green.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 04, 2008, 05:40:37 PM
Violets, which are supposed to be finicky, but mine have been doing great for the last five years. Occasional watering, sit in the east window that has the shade closed, they are way happier then my philodendron, who gets yellow leaves every time I sparsely water it.

And my ferns are so happy outdoors right now.  They are the only things I can see that are loving the humidity.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 05, 2008, 10:15:43 AM
QOTD

What is you favorite type of pasta?



I love tortellini.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 05, 2008, 11:01:34 AM
Yeah, I'm a big fan of tortellini too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 05, 2008, 11:05:54 AM
Ravioli or Manicotti, if I want something STUFFED.
If not stuffed, I love parpadelle and farfalle (bow ties) for their wide surface area. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 05, 2008, 12:01:14 PM
QOTD

What is you favorite type of pasta?

Yes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 05, 2008, 12:31:23 PM
QOTD

What is you favorite type of pasta?

Yes.

Ditto.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 05, 2008, 12:48:36 PM
QOTD

What is you favorite type of pasta?

Yes.

I'll third that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 05, 2008, 05:42:26 PM
I really like egg noodles.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2008, 09:21:09 PM
The Flying Spaghetti Monster! Duh.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 05, 2008, 10:52:28 PM
I like tortellini.

But I also like that vermicelli they use in a lot of Vietnamese dishes.

And I like spaetzle.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 06, 2008, 01:02:58 AM
mmm...spaetzle!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 06, 2008, 10:30:03 AM
QOTD

How often do you wear headphones?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 06, 2008, 11:08:06 AM
At least five days a week - to and from work (either walking to work or on the bus) and in the gym. I wear them on the weekends if I jog.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 06, 2008, 11:33:45 AM
Maybe once or twice a week and usually for no longer than one hour (during my lunch break).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 06, 2008, 11:51:32 AM
I wear them when I work out. So it's usually 5-6 days a week for 1-1 1/2 hours each time. I don't wear ear buds, I wear the old timey headphones.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 06, 2008, 11:55:29 AM
When heading to/from work on the bus and when working out
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on August 06, 2008, 01:09:19 PM
Yesterday - Can't pick just one kind of pasta.

Every so often when taking a walk or doing some manual labor and need something to get my mind off things and motivated.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on August 06, 2008, 01:11:31 PM
The earbuds I wear a couple times a week when I am running or biking on the Little Miami trail.  The big, fuck-off over the ears ones at work average twice a week when I just need to drown out my co-workers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2008, 01:15:00 PM
Probably an average of 6 hours per day at work, plus anytime I go anywhere.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 06, 2008, 07:02:32 PM
maybe once a month.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 07, 2008, 10:13:40 AM
QOTD

Do you like to go out dancing (or did you like to before kids)?



Not since college - and if there was another option, I'd have done it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 07, 2008, 10:39:33 AM
Nope. I have never been much on dance clubs and whenever I was dragged to one I usually ended up watching everyone's purses while they danced.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on August 07, 2008, 10:40:56 AM
yesterday:  I only wear earphones when I'm working out at the gym.

today:  Not really since college either.  But back then we'd go dancing at least once a week at a club called Power Station.  Guess the last time I went dancing was on a trip to Chicago - we went to Crobar.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on August 07, 2008, 10:41:21 AM
I loved dancing and, during college, had a schedule:

Sunday: Warehouse
Monday: off
Tuesday: Beat Club
Wednesday: Warehouse (industrial night)
Thursday: Beat Club
Friday: Warehouse
Saturday: Warehouse

We'd occasionally drive up to DV8 or try out a new club, but heavens, I never missed a day (even when I was on crutches.)  Nowadays, I'll go out dancing maybe once or twice a year to a place where I don't feel like everyone is looking at me like I am a narc.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 07, 2008, 11:14:48 AM
Oh, Man. How I used to love to dance! I always wanted to dance in high school and college. After college, I got into the Swing thing a bit and then took Salsa lessons for a couple of years. We used to have a great time hitting up those clubs. I'd definitely like to do that again. Nothing better than Salsa dancing with a great partner. But, those were few and far between.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 07, 2008, 11:50:46 AM
I used to rock 'n roll all night and party everyday, then it was every other day, now I'm lucky if I can find half an hour a week in which to get funky
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 07, 2008, 12:23:20 PM
I went out dancing every weekend (sometimes twice a weekend) at the gay club when I was in college. It was so much fun!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 07, 2008, 02:01:35 PM
When I was around 18-20 and was home in Cincinnati over the summers, my friends and I used to go to Warehouse, Beat Club, City Lights, and the X-Tra-Beats dances at Bogart's and B&B Riverboats a lot.

In grad school we used to go to the Grizzly Grill sometimes on weekend nights for dancing.

Now I mainly just dance at work functions. Which is sad and scary all at once...
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 07, 2008, 03:12:27 PM
No.  I pretty much hated that scene.  As someone who has pretty much been a serial monogamist from the age of 16 on, it was never necessary to go out and meet people, and the few times I did go out to dance clubs, I generally had a really bad time.  One time, and I think it was at the Warehouse (that's the one in Over the Rhine, right?) back in about 1994 I got completely molested and accosted on the dance floor, and I was stuck between 2 guys and did not have the issue of weighing as much as I do now - so I absolutely could not get away from their molestation.  I was there with a guy I was in the process of going through a very long breakup with and his friends (who did NOT like me, including a girl who I am now certain he was cheating on me with - oh the drama!).  ANyway, his friends (ring led by said girl) convinced him that I was "showing off' to make him feel bad and unneeded and that he shouldn't go help me (which had been his inclination).  Needless to say, as soon as I was able to escape (not easily), I demanded to go home immediately.

Ugh.   
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 07, 2008, 03:17:31 PM
I haven't danced (in a club) in years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on August 07, 2008, 06:14:34 PM
I don't ever dance at clubs if I can help it.  I dance all the time at home, though.  Well maybe not "dance" but if a song is playing, I'll pretty much be moving one limb or another to it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on August 07, 2008, 07:07:36 PM
Nope, nope, not a dancer.
Dragged to First Run a few times at Miami (ugh), but that's about it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 07, 2008, 09:00:37 PM
I danced at the geeky events in high school - Mu Alpha Theata (the math club) state convention, Governor's School, etc. In college freshman year we went almost every Saturday night to Attractions. The best dance was one sponsored by 97X in the Heritage Room- it was a video dance, so in addition to hearing the music, we got the videos on the big screen. It's all been downhill since then.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 07, 2008, 10:12:18 PM
I like dancing, but none of my friends do.  I also really hate people invading my personal space and being touched by people I don't know. (This is why I don't go to concerts often, either) So, I'll dance at parties, and I've gone dancing a couple of times here, but it's about once a year.  I really like dancing at weddings with my sisters: we manage to find a fun/kooky interpretive dance moment for some '80s song. Plus, the chicken dance is a favorite with my mother, too!

I went to Attractions once at Miami. And to First Run one time, too. That was it over the course of four years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 08, 2008, 02:47:56 AM
Used to go all the time...still would if there was a place I could go and tolerate the music :-)
Up at Miami, spent most of my time at Graffiti's
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 08, 2008, 11:01:00 AM
QOTD

How much of the Olympics will you be watching?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 08, 2008, 11:28:30 AM
While I prefer the Winter Olympics, I'll still watch as much as I can. I even hired one of my team members to make these for opening ceremonies (http://flickr.com/photos/micala/) tonight. Hopefully everything will be okay with my cat so I can actually get to Philadelphia tonight in time to serve them!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on August 08, 2008, 01:50:45 PM
Olympic cupcakes...that rocks, whigs!  I use to be really excited by the Olympics.  My aunt's brother was the IOC president for several years and that always made it even more interesting to me.  But I doubt I'll watch much this time around.  If something catches my eye when I flip over I'll check it out. 

There are a few local/area athletes I wouldn't mind keeping an eye on, but trying to avoid our local sports coverage for awhile [see random musings (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/index.php/topic,1569.msg436964.html#msg436964)].   :P
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 08, 2008, 03:36:46 PM
I'll probably watch as much as possible as well.  Or until I get bored and restless.  I'm sure I'll watch all gymnastics coverage and most of the swimming and diving.  Maybe some basketball and softball.  Perhaps even water polo.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on August 09, 2008, 02:03:37 PM
Olympic cupcakes = awesome.  What a fun idea!

I'll watch when/ if I get a chance.  Looking forward to swimming and gymnastics.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on August 09, 2008, 11:27:11 PM
I won't be watching a great deal at all, overall, with things being busy at the moment.

I will, however, be catching as much of the boxing as possible. One bout or ten, I'll try and get a look in if I can. I always love watching the Cubans do their thing. Win or lose, those guys always fight with vim and class.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 11, 2008, 11:02:39 AM
QOTD

Do you still have posters hanging on your walls like you did while in school?



While I no longer try to hide every square inch of paint. I still have a few posters. I did upgrade the frames, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 11, 2008, 11:07:14 AM
Not yet, we have a few that need to be framed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 11, 2008, 12:06:03 PM
A few framed posters/prints.
1. a groovy metallic David Bowie poster for Heroes
2.Camper Van Beethoven's "My Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart" (a Bruce Licher litho) 
3. Bridget Riley poster for an exhibition we saw at the Tate Modern
4. Roy Litchenstein lithograph commissioned by IRS Records
5. a Bob Marley signed lithrograph
6. two framed charcoals by Danish artist Sikkar Hansen
7. a watercolor that CR knows more about - I think it is of Steve Harley?

I have a couple of really nice Afghan Whigs lithos that I'd like to get framed somewhen, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Likewise an autographed giant poster of Tori Amos for the "Crucify" single and a Robyn Hitchcock-designed lithograph, which is a very odd size.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 11, 2008, 12:54:58 PM
Nope.  When you are married to an artist, he apparently is insulted every time you want to hang something on the wall that is not his own art.

Although, I did make some cloth art and frame it and hang it in our living room with his blessing. 

All of the posters from my youth might be rolled up in my garage or in my parent's basement. 

We do have a few we picked up in Paris that we never got around to framing.  So maybe someday, since Brian helped select those. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 11, 2008, 01:23:54 PM
Only in the basement - it's just nice to have something that covers the 1970's porno-style wood paneling.  I had a pretty large collection of posters and flats from the record store where my ex-boyfriend worked, but most of them got beat up over the course of 9 moves.  All that survived well were the Bowie and Madonna posters, so it seems like a drag queen lives in my basement.   Which is fitting, as it looks like it was designed for sodomy aanyway.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 11, 2008, 01:45:45 PM
All that survived well were the Bowie and Madonna posters, so it seems like a drag queen lives in my basement.   Which is fitting, as it looks like it was designed for sodomy aanyway.

And with this gem, you, vizzah, just earned yourself a GSPoTD.
I think this may be your first! And it's wrapped with a fierce boa and wearing some stillettos!
WORK IT, GIRL!!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 11, 2008, 04:01:28 PM
We have some kid posters in our basement. Pirates of the Caribbean, an ocean poster, a couple of posters from Disney shows, a world map, and a map of the U.S.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 11, 2008, 06:23:37 PM
Friday---I'll be watching the Olympics as much as schedule permits
Today---I have a few up, and many tucked in a closet.  I'll be breaking into Chez CR/MK sometime soon to find that Afghan Whigs and take it for my very own :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 11, 2008, 07:01:57 PM
I have a Van Gogh poster, and the La Boheme poster that hung in my bedroom for all of junior high and high school.  I was a member of the children's chorus, so for doing 8 evening performances and 4 matinees (or something like that) I got 2 free tickets and a poster. :)
I have two views of the Koln dome, too.

All the other art on my walls are prints that my artist friends have done, or watercolors that I've been given.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 11, 2008, 07:10:27 PM
I have more prints than I can count waiting to be framed, but the framed ones are:

-- Afghan Whigs litho signed by band;
-- Paul Westerberg promo print from 14 Songs that I carried back from Hoboken, NJ, after convincing a record store guy to give it to me;
-- Anton Corbijn shot of Trent Reznor in schoolboy outfit;
-- Jackson Pollock "#9" 1949.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 12, 2008, 09:03:13 AM
Whigs's mention of a Westerberg print reminded me of another we have. I won a signed & numbered Chris Mars lithograph for Horseshoes & Hand Grenades from (I think) Polygram. It's framed and hanging on the wall, even though CR says it gives him the creeps.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 12, 2008, 09:59:35 AM
I have a bunch of Mars lithos awaiting framing. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on August 12, 2008, 10:21:27 AM
We have some stuff that's framed, but honest to God we just haven't really hung much up at the house, and we've been there over a year now.  We seriously have only 5 pictures hung up.  It's so sad.  Decorating has just seriously fallen on the backburner
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 12, 2008, 02:30:45 PM
We have some stuff that's framed, but honest to God we just haven't really hung much up at the house, and we've been there over a year now.  We seriously have only 5 pictures hung up.  It's so sad.  Decorating has just seriously fallen on the backburner
I'm never very happy with where to put stuff. So, I don't. It has taken me over 3 years to finally hang something in our bedroom.

No posters on our walls.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 13, 2008, 11:49:22 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred color of ink for writing?



blue
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 13, 2008, 12:12:11 PM
Blue!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 13, 2008, 12:25:07 PM
Blue!
Someone once told me that Black is more professional, but you can't easily distinguish it from printed text. So, I like my boy BLUE!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 13, 2008, 01:39:23 PM
Purple. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 13, 2008, 04:31:15 PM
Black. And I prefer the Pilot BP-S fine point, thankyouverymuch.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 13, 2008, 04:34:11 PM
Black
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 13, 2008, 05:39:34 PM
It depends:
Writing letters, documents, etc.: black, preferably something like a Pilot
Editing: blue.  Black blends in, and red is a little too school like.
Rarely pencil.

And my calendar is crazy color-coded. Meetings and schedule are in black.  Work events that take place outside of regular hours are outlined in red. Non-work related stuff is in blue, and if it involves whole days, the days are outlined in blue, too. Any corrections are done with correction tape, not fluid. Holidays are marked out, and I draw a line through each calendar square at the end of each day.
I used to have to highlight things, too, but have managed to simplify that a bit. :) 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 13, 2008, 06:26:04 PM
blue
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scurvygirl on August 13, 2008, 06:45:06 PM
QOTD
What is your preferred color of ink for writing?

Purple.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on August 13, 2008, 06:56:17 PM
QOTD

What is you favorite type of pasta?

tortellini

QOTD

How often do you wear headphones?

Almost all day every day

QOTD

How much of the Olympics will you be watching?

As much as possible
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 14, 2008, 12:03:48 PM
QOTD

How do you clean your glasses (eye or sun)?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 14, 2008, 12:12:32 PM
Sunglasses - with the hem of my dress.
Eyeglasses - I'm usually only wearing these @ home, so I'll actually use the designated cloth that came with them to clean them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 14, 2008, 03:00:40 PM
I've got a bunch of the little cloths from my hip optometrist, so I use those. For both. My sunglasses are also prescription, because the fascists at the Ohio BMV have a problem with someone with 20/200 vision driving without corrective lenses.  ::)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on August 14, 2008, 03:04:32 PM
Handkerchief.
I've always got one in my back pocket..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 14, 2008, 11:16:35 PM
If I'm at home Windex.  Out and about, some piece of clothing or towel.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 15, 2008, 08:01:03 PM
I thought I posted one this morning - I guess the post didn't go through.

I'll just save it for Monday (if I can remember it).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 18, 2008, 08:45:30 AM
I clean my glasses with the little cloths the opto gives me.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 18, 2008, 08:59:48 AM
QOTD

What was the first video game console that you owned?



I didn't have one until the PS2.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 18, 2008, 09:06:43 AM
Atari
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 18, 2008, 09:45:40 AM
Atari 2600
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 18, 2008, 11:35:18 AM
Atari
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 18, 2008, 12:01:14 PM
Atari 2600

My friend had Intelevision, so I actually played that a lot pre-Atari.  Another friend had an Atari 400, which was supposed to be like a real "computer" and it had a keyboard.  We would write BASIC programs on it back in like 1983.  It also had games, but I don't remember them that well.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 18, 2008, 12:59:20 PM
Atari -- no idea what model, but it came out in around 1982/3 and had Pong and Breakout on it
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2008, 01:29:10 PM
NES.


I still have it, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 18, 2008, 06:58:36 PM
I personally haven't owned one, (Splitting hairs) but we did have various versions of the Atari. 400, 800, and maybe another version?  I had a couple of games I really liked, but never got into programming.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 19, 2008, 09:30:22 AM
QOTD

What language other than English have you ever studied?



Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 19, 2008, 09:49:50 AM
Spanish
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 19, 2008, 10:19:11 AM
Spanish and German

Received the Rosetta Stone for Greek, but haven't done it yet. Gotta get to it and do it!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on August 19, 2008, 10:29:16 AM
español
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 19, 2008, 12:01:49 PM
High school: two years of Spanish
College: one year each of Spanish, Japanese and Russian.

Can't speak any of them now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 19, 2008, 12:33:38 PM
Latin: Grades 4-9
French: Grades 10-12, first two years of college
German: One semester, sophomore year of college

I had to pass a reading comprehension French test to get my Ph.D., but it was pretty easy. I'm rusty now, but I can read French pretty fluently, understand it spoken somewhat less (and it varies a lot depending on the speed and accent -- a TV news report I can follow well; rapid-fire slangy Quebecois French, I'm lost pretty quickly), and speak it far less well than I ought to be able to for as long as I studied it. Speaking German felt far more natural to me, which I suppose makes sense, since I have a midwestern U.S. background and accent, and this part of the country was mostly settled by Germans.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 19, 2008, 12:35:26 PM
Latin

and, I guess, Spanish by osmosis.  I think I know as much if not more Spanish than Brian, who took it in high school.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 19, 2008, 01:34:58 PM
French
Latin
Danish
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2008, 04:43:29 PM
"Studied"??? I guess that qualifies me for Spanish and Hebrew. But gyad, I would never ever ever list Hebrew as a language that I have any relationship with.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 19, 2008, 05:55:33 PM
en Francais, si vous plait!

2 years in high school
1 semesters at Miami.

My French is appalling, and my accent is even worse.  I think I can read it, but that's about it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 19, 2008, 07:41:37 PM
Spanish
Sign Language
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 19, 2008, 08:37:52 PM
Saturdays in elementary school: Spanish & Japanese
High School: French
College: German
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 19, 2008, 11:35:48 PM
I'd forgotten about the Japanese classes!  The only thing I ever learned was "cherry blossom"- which I've now forgotten.  Sigh.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 20, 2008, 08:42:02 AM
I'd forgotten about the Japanese classes!  The only thing I ever learned was "cherry blossom"- which I've now forgotten.  Sigh.

Sakura.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 20, 2008, 09:16:12 AM
Spanish (8th grade - 12th grade +BA in Spanish) and Latin (12th grade).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 20, 2008, 09:29:06 AM
QOTD

What was you favorite part of the first day of school?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2008, 09:45:54 AM
Are you kidding? I don't think there was EVER a favorite part. It was pretty much the worst day of the year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 20, 2008, 09:47:09 AM
Going home
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on August 20, 2008, 10:11:09 AM
yeah...no 'best part' for me either - it was torture.  Probably made it worse that my Mom was working as a teaching assistant for another grade. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 20, 2008, 10:15:33 AM
The only thing that could possibly have been positive would have been getting to wear new "back-to-school" clothes.

That, and maybe seeing a crush I hadn't seen over the summer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 20, 2008, 12:13:12 PM
The only thing that could possibly have been positive would have been getting to wear new "back-to-school" clothes.

That, and maybe seeing a crush I hadn't seen over the summer.
I am with you on this one. I loved wearing a new outfit and seeing all my friends in their new outfits. Public School Runway!!!!

Crushes were also VERY important. Hoping they got ugly since they didn't reciprocate my affection...but, normally finding out they were now trying to date my best friend or something. BOO!

BTW: favorite back to school outfit EVER was in 8th grade. Black Benetton t-shirt with orange lettering, acid-washed pencil jean skirt that was about calf length and my black Chuck Taylors with SUPER-THICK, scrunchy black socks. I still have those Chucks. My best friend (since the 8th grade) swears she will have them bronzed some day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 20, 2008, 12:55:42 PM
New shoes!  12 years of private school meant 12 years of uniforms, so shoes were the way to show individuality. 

Also, opening up and using the new school supplies, and going through and having those brief first day of school class meetings and the feeling that THIS year, "I will be organized!"  (which ceases to be the case by about week 3 of school).

I actually liked the first day of school and didn't really dread it. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on August 20, 2008, 01:22:29 PM
08-18: 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System

08-19: Spanish.  Two years in high school.  I barely passed the second year.

Today: The first day of school always SUCKED!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 20, 2008, 01:41:44 PM
I actually liked the first day of school and didn't really dread it. 
I feel the same way. I guess I should have taken out the "only thing that could possibly have been positive" part when I quoted whigsgeek. I was a total dork for school and always loved it, even when I thought everyone hated me. I always preferred being at school to being at home.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2008, 03:01:29 PM
I actually liked the first day of school and didn't really dread it. 
I feel the same way. I guess I should have taken out the "only thing that could possibly have been positive" part when I quoted whigsgeek. I was a total dork for school and always loved it, even when I thought everyone hated me. I always preferred being at school to being at home.
Do you prefer to be at work, too, rather than being at home?  It seems to me that these should go hand in hand.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 20, 2008, 04:03:49 PM
I always preferred being at school to being at home.

Me, too. In those days, home was never a good place to be until my dad got home from work at night.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 20, 2008, 04:24:08 PM
Do you prefer to be at work, too, rather than being at home?  It seems to me that these should go hand in hand.
No way. Work is in no way a social thing and I definitely don't get to lose myself in my work the way that I could in my studies. No activities. No fun gossip. Plus, my home is MY home. I can do what I want and that is very alluring. My parents' home came with rules and such. Not quite as fun.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 20, 2008, 04:36:19 PM
As a little kid I could hardly wait to go back to school - so much to learn!! I'd have a hard time going to sleep the night before because I was so excited.

I guess I enjoyed every first day of school until I was a senior - by then all my friends had graduated and I was pretty lonely.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 20, 2008, 04:50:45 PM
I usually tried to skip the first day of school.  I was never excited about it, didn't care for all the commotion and I got picked on a lot.  It's amazing how you can just blend in - no one gives a shit what your hair looks like, how much weight you've lost/gained, what clothes you're wearing or type of bag you're carrying - if you just miss that first day. 

I hated school.  A lot.  My folks always said if they thought they were smart enough, they would have home schooled me. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 20, 2008, 06:52:22 PM
I don't really remember much about the first day of school.  I guess I looked forward to finding out who was in my class/es, and would I have the good English/Math/science teacher. (i.e. someone who already had ella a few years before which meant I could slide through things more easily)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 21, 2008, 10:57:27 AM
QOTD

What is the worst part of getting caught outside in an unexpected rainstorm?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 21, 2008, 11:17:52 AM
Ummmmm.... getting wet?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 21, 2008, 11:23:49 AM
You're wearing all white?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 21, 2008, 11:34:39 AM
You've got a cart full of groceries, you're wearing flip-flops, your car is in the back of the lot and there is no end in sight for the rain. Oh...and you can now see that you left your windows down. GOOD LUCK!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 21, 2008, 11:45:02 AM
wet-dog smell until Luke dries (which can take hours)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 21, 2008, 12:48:36 PM
Perfectly good hair & makeup....ruined!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 21, 2008, 10:03:57 PM
having to stay in damp clothes the rest of the afternoon when your desk is under the over-enthusiastic air conditioning vent.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 21, 2008, 10:27:36 PM
Wet shoes and socks
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 22, 2008, 12:11:44 AM
being cold and wet....in the spring/summer I don't care.  Winter, it's a different story.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 22, 2008, 09:41:56 AM
QOTD

Do you own anything monogrammed?


I have a set of bath towels I was given for high school graduation that have an "H" on them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 22, 2008, 09:47:35 AM
A silver box to hold my great aunt's engagement and wedding rings that my mom gave me when I got married. Of course, the initials no longer apply now that I'm divorced, but I still treasure the box. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 22, 2008, 09:48:57 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2008, 09:55:08 AM
Nope. I'm not that pretentious and vain to get reminders of me on my stuff.

;) :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 22, 2008, 10:46:48 AM
A flask that was a gift and a tote that was a gift. CLL! I carried the tote this past weekend and always make sure to keep the monogram-side of the tote facing me. I'm paranoid about it for some reason. I also tried to pawn my flask off on The Greg for his Fantasy Football weekend, but he didn't want it because it had my initials on it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 22, 2008, 01:10:49 PM
I think we have an engraved monogrammed wine chiller.  We also have monogrammed stationery.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 22, 2008, 02:43:40 PM
I can't think of anything I have that's monogrammed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 22, 2008, 03:38:57 PM
Oh!  I almost forgot.  When I stayed at my friend's house in New Hampshire in June, she bought us all monogrammed bags.  However, she went to buy them from a surplus store - where people never pick up their orders or the monograms were incorrect.  I got the best one.  i have a canvas bag trimmed with navy blue monogrammed with "Mrs. Buck."

It's so bizarre. I love it.  Brian likes to carry it places.  It's a good size for his sketch book. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on August 23, 2008, 05:32:35 PM
A flask that was a gift and a tote that was a gift. CLL! I carried the tote this past weekend and always make sure to keep the monogram-side of the tote facing me. I'm paranoid about it for some reason. I also tried to pawn my flask off on The Greg for his Fantasy Football weekend, but he didn't want it because it had my initials on it.

You're weird. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on August 24, 2008, 09:41:31 PM
Both received as gifts: monogrammed Leatherman tool and a flask which also has the Green Bay Packers logo. Oh yeah, my wife and I also have a glass pitcher we received as a wedding gift..........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on August 24, 2008, 11:22:38 PM
I too like the idea of random monograms

I have a set of LLBean luggage with my pre married initials.  It was a college graduation gift from my grandma.  Really nice durable soft canvas luggage.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 25, 2008, 12:33:49 AM
Do I have monograms?  I'm a chick from the south, of course I do!

There's the monogrammed necklace and a cuff bracelet that were graduation gifts.  A monogrammed purse (super cute, of course!) and a tote bag.  I have personalized stationary, too. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 25, 2008, 07:32:49 AM
We have monogrammed crystal.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 25, 2008, 08:40:15 AM
I have a monogrammed ring

Not that one.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 25, 2008, 10:34:29 AM
QOTD

What type of bath mat do you have?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 25, 2008, 02:24:08 PM
In the master bath, we have a groovy one from Crate and Barrel that is made of t-shirt fabric tied in a series of knots.  You have to wash it a lot, though, or it gets kind of gross.  My sister had one, and she, unfortunately, does not have a front loading washer, and her washer ate it.  Ours is still going strong.

When that one's in the wash, we have a light yellow martha stewart one.  The other bathroom has a groovy mod print in turquoise, brown, green, and yellow.  It matches the color scheme. 

Yes, I put lots of thought into my bath mats.  I also have bath mats in the laundry room, because I tend to drop clean laundry as I'm pulling it out of the front of the W&D.  So better to land on nice bathmat than dirty tile. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 26, 2008, 10:39:39 AM
QOTD

Are you watching any of the DNC?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 26, 2008, 10:42:42 AM
I know I should, but I'm not. I have to study for the lsat (taking it in less than 6 weeks).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 26, 2008, 10:52:03 AM
Tuned in last night just in time for Michelle Obama's speech. Will be glued on Thursday night for Obama's acceptance speech for sure. In-between I'll catch as much as I can. Am staffing the Obama office here tonight; hopefully a TV will be on in the vicinity.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on August 26, 2008, 10:59:56 AM
Dan, foolsgold, and Ohio State can all suck it.

:(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 26, 2008, 11:15:24 AM
Probably not- it's information overload for me. I'm pretty much ignoring the whole election until October, then I'll start paying attention.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2008, 11:20:42 AM
Not really. Not yet, anyway. That stuff just doesn't excite me even though I know it should.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 26, 2008, 11:43:39 AM
Not really. Not yet, anyway. That stuff just doesn't excite me even though I know it should.

Seconded.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 26, 2008, 11:50:40 AM
Dan, foolsgold, and Ohio State can all suck it.

:(

What's that for? I'm not the one who started it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on August 26, 2008, 11:52:32 AM
What's that for? I'm not the one who started it.

I like Ohio State too!  Why didn't you tell me to suck it?

:( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 26, 2008, 11:59:24 AM
What's that for? I'm not the one who started it.

I like Ohio State too!  Why didn't you tell me to suck it?

:( :( :( :( :(

Done!  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on August 26, 2008, 12:12:57 PM
YESSSSSS.

Anyone else want to add my name to their signature?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 26, 2008, 12:39:27 PM
If I watch any of the DNC, it'll have to be when The Greg is not around. I refuse to let him watch FoxNews in my presence and pretty much have to reciprocate by not having Obama on the TV.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on August 26, 2008, 12:41:22 PM

What's that for? I'm not the one who started it.

Please, the only good thing the Wolverines ever did was defeat the Soviet backed, Cuban marauders back in '84.   

As for the DNC (and RNC), I don't really care a whole lot about those things.  It is a bunch of rah-rah speeches used to whip the faithful into a frenzy, but offers little in the way of substance.  This election, probably more than any in my lifetime, requires actual plans and concrete ideas, not talking points and one-liners. 

(hey Butter, look at my bottom...)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on August 26, 2008, 01:14:41 PM

What's that for? I'm not the one who started it.

Please, the only good thing the Wolverines ever did was defeat the Soviet backed, Cuban marauders back in '84.   

Feh. Loathing Ohio State has nothing to do with Michigan and everything to do with Ohio State. Routing for Michigan is only warranted when they're playing Ohio State (or in a bowl game).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2008, 01:52:50 PM
See, that's the fun part about being an OSU fan. Penn State-ers hate us too, apparently, but we're so awesome that we barely even notice.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Butter on August 26, 2008, 02:54:21 PM
(hey Butter, look at my bottom...)

Aw yeeee.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 26, 2008, 03:27:42 PM
YESSSSSS.

Anyone else want to add my name to their signature?

sorted
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2008, 04:07:57 PM
Where's a reference to a butter face?

You know...everything butter face?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 28, 2008, 08:51:18 AM
QOTD

What do you see from your front door?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 28, 2008, 09:16:30 AM
The Don on her porch, feeding peanuts to the squirrels.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 28, 2008, 09:20:49 AM
A bag of cement
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 28, 2008, 09:25:11 AM
Trees, birds, Fred--the basset hound who lives across the street, and a couple rusty POS cars.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on August 28, 2008, 09:32:17 AM
Trees and houses
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 28, 2008, 09:33:57 AM
CRON!  Mystery corn has been growing just outside my door (smack in the middle of a day lily) for a month or so now.  I pulled an ear off yesterday, since it was huge - but upon unwrapping it, realized it wasn't ready to pluck just yet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 28, 2008, 10:08:55 AM
Umm, the hallway and the apartment across the hall's door.

Or, from my building's door: the street, some street trees, more buildings, parked cars, sidewalk, people walking, some flies or rats (time of day dependent), probably some trash waiting to be picked up, and some vehicles in the street waiting for the intersection to clear.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 28, 2008, 10:13:31 AM
The bat-shit crazy neighbor lady's house with all the newspapers and flyers she lets sit out in the driveway. If we're lucky, she's NOT out there mowing the lawn in her turquoise, terry-cloth short-shorts and dirty white t-shirt with the sleeves cut out (leaving room for her flippity-flappity titties to fling about).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on August 28, 2008, 09:55:42 PM
grass, trees, and flowers, the street, other houses
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on August 28, 2008, 10:19:02 PM
My trash can and recycle bin (tomorrow is trash day).

A sidewalk, some weeds, the street, another sidewalk, a spindly tree that keeps trying to die, the across the street neighbor's house and yard with pampas grass.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 29, 2008, 09:39:40 AM
QOTD

Are you doing anything special over Labor Day weekend?



I'm headed to the mountains for a camp reunion and wedding reception (separate events).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 29, 2008, 10:08:10 AM
Maybe going to a housewarming party, that's about it though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on August 29, 2008, 10:10:14 AM
I'm leaving work at lunchtime, driving to Indianapolis, going to all the Half Price Books there (20% off sale weekend!), staying over, doing some stuff around Indianapolis tomorrow morning. Then driving on to St. Louis. Saturday and Sunday in St. Louis, seeing Ratatat Saturday night. Monday, heading back east on 64, stop in Louisville for ear-x-tacy, lunch, and more Half Price Books, stop in Cincinnati for dinner with the parents, then home in Columbus Monday night.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on August 29, 2008, 10:26:06 AM
In two hours, I am NATI bound with The Greg and Gwynner. We're stopping over in Richmond, KY for the evening to spend some time with my favorite uncle and his family.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 29, 2008, 10:27:05 AM
Our Brit friends living in Ann Arbor are coming to visit for the weekend.

tonight: Reds game with my brother
tomorrow: Claddagh at 7:30 a.m. for the Saints game live on tv, then Caroline and I are having spa pedis at Aveda. Will go somewhere for dinner later.
Sunday: Riverfest
Monday: recover
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on August 29, 2008, 10:31:09 AM
Friday: 3 innings at the Reds game, then Indie Summer on the Square, then to a friend's house for an outdoor movie.
Saturday: LANDO and the GG's!  OSU football (Go Bucks), Reds game at night.
Sunday: Grilled meats, tasty treats, stinky feets and fireworks in Newpert.
Monday: Tubing and canoeing in Brookville.  DAIRY COTTAGE!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on August 29, 2008, 10:38:46 AM
Tonight: Standing Fri-date dinner and cocktails with male BFF and our regular crew of fellas. 
Tomorrow: Visit with my folks, dinner and thrifting with the lady BFF, then to the Holy Grail of dive bars for a friend's b-day celebration.
SundaySundaySunday!  Rise early and drive south for some hot, uncensored Foolsgold and Lando action. All-around hedonism.
Monday: Recover.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on August 29, 2008, 11:27:58 AM
Not really. My knee hurts this week so the physical activities are sort of up in the air. But scheduled includes:

Leave work sometime between 3 and 6 pm today.
Tonight: Double header soccer games
Sat: Help my grandparents throw out stuff in preparation for their move.
Sat night: Maybe go see Does It Offend You, Yeah? or watch Illinois vs Missouri football
Sun: watch that new Vin Diesel movie
Sunday night: signed up for a 10k. We'll see how the knee feels.
Monday: nada mucho.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on August 29, 2008, 11:31:43 AM
As soon as the kids get home from school today we are jumping in the car and starting the 10 hour drive to northern WI. I hate traveling on holiday weekends but we are having a 50th anniversary party for my folks on Sunday. I'm sure I'll get some fishing in with the kids while we are up there, toss the football around with my brothers, and of course, drink plenty of beers. Monday will be the long drive back.........

Have a great weekend everyone!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on August 29, 2008, 12:35:54 PM
Be safe Mik!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on August 29, 2008, 12:38:16 PM
My sister is flying down to visit me after work today.  This is possible now that she lives in Spokane.  We're going to hit the handful of places in LA she actually likes, go shopping, etc. and then she flies back Sunday morning.  Either Sunday or Monday we're driving down to the OC to Brian's sister's house and hanging out with their family for brunch and a trip to the beach.

But, really, as long as I don't have to be at work, I'm happy.

The real plans are the week after Labor Day when we go to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone for a week. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 02, 2008, 02:22:27 PM
The real plans are the week after Labor Day when we go to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone for a week. 
I was just over that way a couple of weeks ago and it is beautiful. I wish I would of had sufficient time to go through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons but I was just buzzing through and visited Jackson WY and Victor ID. My brother works for a large contractor that is working in Jackson. I also spent time in Butte MT and Park City UT on the trip. I could definitely move out there...........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 02, 2008, 02:23:39 PM
Be safe Mik!
Thanks! The trip went well going both up and back. The party was a blast........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 03, 2008, 10:29:05 AM
QOTD

What is the oldest building that you've slept in?


When I was in Luxembourg on vacation, we stayed in a tower that was part of the city defenses for Echternach. Of course the renovation was only a couple of years old, so we had running water and electricity.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 03, 2008, 10:58:18 AM
I'd have to research it a bit because I stayed in some damned old places in Italy, but I don't know the dates/history of the buildings.

So I'm going to say The Royal Oak at Wooten Rivers (http://www.wiltshire-pubs.co.uk/The Royal Oak at Wooten Rivers), where we were married. It's a 16th century pub/bed&breakfast.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 04, 2008, 10:38:48 AM
QOTD

In what format did you get your last album?



I download one from eMusic.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on September 04, 2008, 10:46:34 AM
I got a Waterboys album on vinyl last week.  Last CD was the new Verve.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 04, 2008, 10:49:12 AM
It was a CD.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 04, 2008, 11:00:41 AM
Download. I think it was Jeff Buckley's Grace, since I've lost the CD copy of mine.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 04, 2008, 11:15:30 AM
download.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on September 04, 2008, 11:59:23 AM
I just ordered a cd import.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 04, 2008, 12:11:03 PM
The new Gutter Twins EP from iTunes
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 04, 2008, 12:17:19 PM
I bought a CD copy of Midnight Star's "No Parking on the Dance Floor" from Amazon.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 04, 2008, 01:36:30 PM
The only CDs I seem to be buying lately are those replacing albums I used to own on cassette (and/or had stolen by my sister...which happened a LOT apparently).

I bought 4 cds at Amoeba on Saturday (B-52's Whammy!, Cyndi Lauper's greatest hits, Michael Penn's March, and the 15th anniversary issue of Liz phair's Exile...)

Before that, I think the last music purchase was downloading some songs from iTunes.  Songs featured on So you think you can dance.  i'm such a teenager.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 04, 2008, 02:09:02 PM
I bought 25 CDs (mostly used) on my trip last weekend. I think the official last one was Talking Heads 77 at Half Price Books in Louisville. Had it on vinyl for years (although maybe I finally gave it back to my dad?) but not on CD.

I occasionally buy songs on iTunes but I'm old school and would still rather have the physical CD.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 04, 2008, 03:07:13 PM
I just ordered the latest CDs from the Hold Steady and Birdmonster.



I know, I know. I still buy CDs. I'm lame.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 04, 2008, 03:13:07 PM
I bought the Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely on CD this past Sunday.

I never download, I've had an $8 credit on iTunes for over a year.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 04, 2008, 03:57:27 PM
I bought a CD copy of Midnight Star's "No Parking on the Dance Floor" from Amazon.

 O0

Love that song! 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 04, 2008, 03:58:39 PM
I think my last purchase was a CD, but it may have been vinyl. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on September 04, 2008, 04:14:24 PM
I bought a couple of LP's, maybe two or three months ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on September 04, 2008, 06:53:12 PM
It's been awhile since I bought a physical CD.  I only do it when there's no way to get it on .mp3, which happens less and less nowadays even for the smallest of indie bands.

I downloaded the new Matthew Sweet, The Gaslight Anthem, and Hello Dragon last week.

The Gaslight Anthem we talked about. 

The new Matthew Sweet is kind of cool and kind of lame at the same time.  What's cool is he's rocking again.  He's gone back to the classic lineup with Richard Lloyd and Ivan Julian playing some cool solos, plus he's got Ric Menck from Velvet Crush on drums.  So it really sounds a lot like Girlfriend and 100% What's lame is it sounds like Girlfriend and 100% Fun which everyone already owns.  And it's just not quite as good, which renders it sort of unnecessary.  I give it a throwaway B+: good for a few weeks of fun but decidedly non-essential. 

Hello Dragon is what used to be Helicopter Helicopter who I *loved*.  This album is a little more mellow than Helicopter Helicopter, but it's still got enough pop hooks to draw you in.  It's a guy and a girl who trade off lead vocals but it is NOT twee.  It's powerpop.  Think like a more uptempo Delgados or Great Northern.  I really dig it a lot.  A-, will make my top 10 for the year, and likely top 5.

oh, I also got the re-mastered Lush Life which is a bit pointless to get something like that for .mp3 when you own the original.  I've always liked it more than Giant Steps but Bluetrane remains my favorite.  Needless to say, they are all fantastic albums.  I've heard this John Coltrane guy is a saxophonist of some repute. A++
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: frizgolf on September 04, 2008, 08:30:58 PM
What's a download?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 05, 2008, 08:33:53 AM
QOTD

Do you still have any music on an out of date format (cassette, 8-track, cylinder, etc.)?


I still have my cassettes - and a player, but I haven't listened to one in years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 05, 2008, 08:35:44 AM
I have a lot of cassettes still, somewhere I have a couple old victrola records (if the heat hasn't destroyed them).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 05, 2008, 08:40:56 AM
Still have lots of vinyl and a fair number of cassettes -- mostly great mix tapes friends made for me or I made for parties long ago. Also have about a dozen 8-tracks at my mom's house.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 05, 2008, 08:51:37 AM
Ella knows us too well to consider vinyl "out of date". :)

I do have about 20 or so cassettes left in my collection after the great purge of 2004.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 05, 2008, 09:14:41 AM
Plenty of vinyl, cassettes (mostly mix-tapes), and CDs, and a few minidiscs. I think I might still have a copy of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music on 8-track too, but I'm not sure where it is.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2008, 09:34:37 AM
Some cassettes are at my parents house. When I was 10 or so I made a mix tape out of my best friend's older brothers CD collection, and that tape is still in the stereo in my room. So I listen to that when I'm visiting them.

Otherwise, no, I don't. Unless you consider CDs out of date, as they practically are...

I do have 30 or VHS tapes. :)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 05, 2008, 09:43:36 AM
I have'em all.  Vinyl, cassetes, and most recently a kick-ass collection of about 40 8-tracks that I just "stumbled upon," and am trying to sell.  My home office is basically turning into a flea market.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 05, 2008, 01:41:57 PM
I HAD a lot of cassettes, but they have pretty much all either melted in the car or my sister stole them.  She only had a tape deck in her car for 8 years. 

I have some vinyl, but I think it's all at my parent's house, as I gave my turntable away when my parents moved (they had one too). 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 05, 2008, 02:14:57 PM
What are you calling out of date?  :)  I've got plenty of cassettes that I listen to on a daily basis.  And I've got some 8 tracks around too, but nothing on which to listen to them.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 05, 2008, 05:17:33 PM
I still have some cassettes.  I would really like to convert them to cd, though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 05, 2008, 10:37:06 PM
Out-of-date=no longer in production

Unless I missed some small label that still does cassettes, 8-tracks, or cylinders, that's my definition. Vinyl is still in production - thus, not out-of-date.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 08, 2008, 10:27:08 AM
QOTD

Have you ever ridden in the back of a pick-up truck? If so, when was the last time?



I did quite a bit growing up on a farm. However, we couldn't sit on the wheel wells, and it was normally just on our driveway.

The last time I remember was in the summer after I graduated college.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 08, 2008, 10:29:44 AM
Maybe in college? I can't remember.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on September 08, 2008, 10:37:25 AM
Once in awhile I would ride in the back on the farm.  But the highway traffic wasn't what it is now!  Last time was probably when we were setting up a weiner roast a few years ago. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 08, 2008, 11:14:50 AM
The last time was probably in high school. A bunch of us band geeks removed a giant Big Boy from the Franklin Frisch's and took him for a ride.

Then we brought him back. Frisch's bolted him down extra good after that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on September 08, 2008, 03:35:41 PM
Out-of-date format - Probably some cassettes buried somewhere.

Pick up truck - I can't even remember the last time, but know I have.  At the least it's been 10-15 years.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 08, 2008, 04:07:22 PM

Then we brought him back. Frisch's bolted him down extra good after that.

Buncha nerds!  You aren't supposed to bring back the stolen property- it goes on the rival high school's front lawn. :)

Last time I rode in the back of a pic-up was sometime in college.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 08, 2008, 04:17:05 PM
Pick up truck - I can't even remember the last time, but know I have.  At the least it's been 10-15 years.
Ditto!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 08, 2008, 04:41:53 PM
I honestly don't ever remember doing that.  Now, body-surfing on ice while hanging onto a rope tied to the BACK of a pickup truck.... that would be about 16 years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 09, 2008, 08:48:17 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type (cake, glazed, jelly-filled, etc.) of doughnut?



Glazed with chocolate icing
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 09, 2008, 08:58:20 AM
Boston Cream donut with the chocolate icing and custard inside. YUM!!!!


It is one of my life goals to have the bacon maple bar (or whatever it's called) from that awesdome donut place (Voodoo Donut, I think) in Portland, OR.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on September 09, 2008, 09:16:07 AM
Apple fritters, although a very strong case could be made for a glazed chocolate cake. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 09, 2008, 09:23:11 AM
Are you kidding? ;D

HOT glazed Krispy Kreme!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 09, 2008, 09:25:21 AM
Apple Fritters, specifically from Bill's Donuts in Centerville. 

Not surprisingly, Lando and I share the same modest life goal of getting to Voodoo Donut and murderizing a maple bacon bar.  NOM. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 09, 2008, 09:26:10 AM
Chocolate filled (they don't sell them out here though)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 09, 2008, 09:29:54 AM
Tim Horton's Double Chocolate
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 09, 2008, 09:45:06 AM
chocolate frosted cake doughnut.....
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 09, 2008, 09:51:17 AM
Count me in as another R'villian who intends to hit Voodoo Donut hard someday! :D
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 09, 2008, 04:41:36 PM
Krispy Kreme chocolate covered doughnut.

And this summer I had a pastry tour of the northwest- went to Top Pot in Seattle, and the following day to VooDoo doughnuts in Portland.  We got a "VooDoo Dozen" where they select any 13 for you.  There were some good ones.  And some that were kinda gross, too.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 10, 2008, 08:42:22 AM
QOTD

What is the last board game that you've played?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 10, 2008, 08:46:22 AM
Probably Balderdash or Trivial Pursuit.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 10, 2008, 09:00:56 AM
Monopoly or clue
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 10, 2008, 09:25:48 AM
I played lots of Cathedral with my niece when they came down to visit in May.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_(board_game)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 10, 2008, 09:51:23 AM
Don't Wake Daddy
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 10, 2008, 07:51:11 PM
"Barbie: Queen of the Prom" from 1960.  Played last Thanksgiving with my cousin, her boyfriend, and at least one sister.  The goal is to be the first to finish and become Prom Queen.  You had to join a club, become president, make money to buy a dress, get a boyfriend, and be the first to finish.

We kept trying to come up with non-1950s stereotypes of things for Barbie to do.  The boyfriend I "got" was named Poindexter: he wore glasses, was in the AV club, and did really well in science.  To be honest, Barbie should have taken him, not Ken, who wasn't even on the football team!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 11, 2008, 08:27:03 AM
Don't Wake Daddy
My niece got this game for Christmas a couple of years ago and was TERRIFIED of it for no reason. It was bizarre!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 11, 2008, 10:37:02 AM
QOTD

What type of mouse/pointing device do you use with your computer?


At work I have an optical wheel mouse. The current laptop has a track pad. And the phone, where I'm writing this, has a arrow pad.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 11, 2008, 10:56:30 AM
Regular, old mouse. It's slowly dying, so I'm hoping I'll get an optical mouse or a whole new computer.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 11, 2008, 10:57:48 AM
Whatever mouse came with the computers!
The mouse PAD at work is WOXY.com with the doggy (is that Mike's dog?) and the one at home was Greg's "major award" for winning 3rd place in his EPL fantasy league a couple of years ago. Ha.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 11, 2008, 11:08:34 AM
At home I have a Razer Diamondback G3.

(http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/etilize/images/300/1011098681.jpg)

I have to admit it's pretty sweet looking, and after a little adjustment period I kind of love it. But I don't use it much for gaming or anything, which is what's supposed to be for.

At work I have a boring old optical wheel mouse.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 11, 2008, 11:29:55 AM
The mouse PAD at work is WOXY.com with the doggy (is that Mike's dog?)

Yes, that's Buster. Precious!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 11, 2008, 11:30:36 AM
At work I have an optical mouse that came with my new Dell computer. At home I use the touchpad on the laptop.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 11, 2008, 01:11:01 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/hegemo/Blog/mouse.jpg)

The mouse is nothing special, but round Canadian Military History Gateway mousepad FTW  :laugh:

On my laptop at home I just use the touchpad
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on September 11, 2008, 05:03:20 PM
Yesterday:

Reversi. 

I play it all the time online.  Anyone wanna play me?  I'll kick your ass.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on September 11, 2008, 05:17:50 PM
Boston Creme

Apples to Apples

Plan old Dell mouse by Logitech. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 11, 2008, 10:01:57 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/hegemo/Blog/mouse.jpg)

The mouse is nothing special, but round Canadian Military History Gateway mousepad FTW  :laugh:

On my laptop at home I just use the touchpad

Wait, Canada has a military?  ;)  I kid! I kid!

I use the touchpad on my laptop. And whatever mouse is hooked up to my computer at work.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 12, 2008, 08:52:01 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite topping for crackers?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 12, 2008, 09:03:35 AM
A thick Slice of salami roll with cream cheese!

What was the name of the place that used to be at every mall that sold various cheeses and meat logs? Man, I loved that place.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 12, 2008, 09:22:36 AM
Hickory farms?

Sage derby cheese or an extra sharp cheddar.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2008, 09:36:00 AM
fancy schmancy posh cheeses. Preferably the creamy ones.

Suddenly I'm hungry.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 12, 2008, 09:49:28 AM
fancy schmancy posh cheeses.

Don't get me started, the cheese section at jungle jim's is both a blessing and a curse in my household.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 12, 2008, 11:31:55 AM
venison sausage.......
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 12, 2008, 12:22:14 PM
Cheese and half a cherry-tomato. YUM!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on September 12, 2008, 01:54:25 PM
I rarely get the chance to eat it these days, but my favourite topping is sour cream and caviar. If you ever run out of blini's, slap that shit on a cracker.

Otherwise, I like mature cheddar and a slice of jalapeno.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 12, 2008, 02:18:23 PM
Marmite
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 12, 2008, 10:01:26 PM
cheese.

Though I do enjoy a ritz and peanut butter on occasion.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 15, 2008, 09:55:58 AM
Inspired by weekend events

QOTD
What is the longest you've gone without power?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 15, 2008, 10:10:16 AM
About 10 hours, back when I had my last apartment. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 15, 2008, 11:05:50 AM
A couple of days during the blizzard of '78. I don't remember how many days it was, but it was a few.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 15, 2008, 12:04:08 PM
In 1972 we had the power strikes in England (http://teenagerockopera.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/feb-11th-1972/). Three weeks or so of on/off power.

Had even more of the same in 1979.

I had a power outage at the cottage once which last about 36 hours.

Power went out if someone even BREATHED on the lines in Franklin.

'Course if the power lines were put underground like in most civilised nations this kind of shit would not happen so dramatically here. Either with events like yesterday or in winter when we get snow and/or ice storms.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2008, 12:07:18 PM
In 2003 the remnants of Hurricane Isobel hit the DC area on a Thursday (sidestory: I went to see BRMC that night - don't know how the 9:30 Club had power - and it was extremely surreal to see that band play in a hurricane. One of the coolest experiences ever.) and we were without power from about mid-afternoon that day until sometime in the middle of the weekend. Probably Saturday afternoon, so that'd be only two full days. But it felt like a lot longer than that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 15, 2008, 06:50:11 PM
About 3 weeks in December 2002.  Of course, my house had a hole in the roof that whole time, so I didn't stay there anyway.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 15, 2008, 08:12:52 PM
I went a week after Hurricane Fran in 9/1996 and 4-5 days in the 12/2002 ice storm without power. I've never lost phone service.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 16, 2008, 08:43:12 AM
I think maybe just a day (up til this week).  I've also never lost phone service.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 16, 2008, 08:57:52 AM
QOTD

Did you have a swing in your yard growing up?


We had a standard swing in a tree, a tire swing, and a porch swing. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 16, 2008, 09:12:05 AM
At our old house, yes. Not at the new(er) house.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 16, 2008, 09:13:04 AM
yes, we had a swing set, and at some point one of those round plastic swings tied to a tree.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 16, 2008, 09:29:49 AM
Over the years we had two swingsets, a round red plastic thing tied to a tree limb (like Trixi's), a porch swing and a Heinz pickle seat swing tied to a tree limb.

My brother found the pickle swing up in the garage attic at Mom's recently and cleaned it off, bought some new rope for it and reattached it to the tree. His son and daughter LOVE it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 16, 2008, 09:42:49 AM
I had a swingset
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 16, 2008, 10:24:21 AM
We did until we moved when I was in kindergarten. Then we had a river in the back - much more fun than a swingset!!!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 16, 2008, 09:36:42 PM
See Ella's answer.

I always wanted to have a swingset with one of those two-seater bench swings.  Those were cool.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 17, 2008, 01:30:24 AM
No, but my next door neighbors (who were my best friends) had a swingset, and our yards were treated like one huge yard, so I SORT of had one!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 17, 2008, 12:22:24 PM
QOTD

Do you regularly use a hand sanitizer?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 17, 2008, 01:06:10 PM
Nope. I wash my hands thoroughly often. I should keep some in my purse when I'm out & about with the kid though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2008, 02:27:24 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on September 17, 2008, 02:42:33 PM
Nope. I scrub my hands regularly with good old fashioned soap and water though.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 17, 2008, 02:44:39 PM
I try not to.  i had a biology professor in college who said hand sanitizer is partially responsible for antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.  Before hand sanitizers were regularly used, there were a  lot fewer of these sorts of issues.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on September 17, 2008, 03:00:08 PM
I use them semi-regularly.  I make sure they are at least 80% alcohol so it kills bacteria dead instead of just being ineffective and possibly allowing bacteria to build up resistance.

I just feel like hand sanitizer is probably a lot cleaner than many public bathrooms.  Then again, I'm a dude so I don't care that much and I also don't have a purse so don't carry it around with me.

Basically, I'll buy a bottle every now and again and then use it all up pretty fast (it's kind of addictive) and then not have any for 3 months and then buy another bottle.



Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 17, 2008, 03:44:42 PM
I have a bottle on my desk at work but use it as a keyboard cleaner (it smells better than alcohol) instead of a hand cleaner. I wash my hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.

I also keep wet wipes in my purse for those times when a sink isn't handy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 17, 2008, 04:29:14 PM
I only use it at the shelter. They ask everyone to use it after contact with any one animal to try and cut back on the transfer of any ickies from one animal to another.

Otherwise, I just wash with soap and water and try to sing "Happy Birthday" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" while I later and rinse. Or, I just wipe my hands on my jeans and hope for the best.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Rafe on September 17, 2008, 04:57:05 PM
Never. I smell like a bucket of sprats.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 17, 2008, 08:36:54 PM
Nope.  Regular soap and water for me. 

My coworkers on the other hand, are addicted to the stuff.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 17, 2008, 10:13:40 PM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 17, 2008, 10:32:22 PM
I have some of this on the desk at work, but forget to use it.
(http://www.burtsbees.com/wcsstore/Bee2C/images/products/234_l.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 18, 2008, 05:17:05 AM
I don't think there's any real substitute for washing your hands in warm water with soap. People have commented that the rise of hand sanitizers has coincided perfectly with the rise in MRSA outbreaks in hospitals and food poisoning incrteases.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 19, 2008, 10:38:03 AM
QOTD

Have you ever owned a track suit?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 19, 2008, 10:48:23 AM
No.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 19, 2008, 11:23:30 AM
yep - in 1977/78 when I ran Jr. High track. Sadly, it didn't make me any faster.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on September 19, 2008, 11:37:40 AM
Hell no.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 19, 2008, 11:58:35 AM
Sadly...yes. But, not since 9th grade.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 19, 2008, 01:15:41 PM
I have a purple and gold (my high school colors) track pants and track jacket setup that my cross country team found in a box in the back of a closet. They are DEFINITELY straight out of the seventies - 100% polyester, the gold stripe running down the side of the leg gets wider and wider once past the knees to form a bellbottom, the collar on the jacket is about 50 times too large, etc. They are all kinds of awesome.

But note the track suit is awesome b/c it's from the 1970s and NOT b/c it's a track suit. Although I admit I do quite like the pants to wear in the dead of winter if I want to go running - they are pretty comfy despite being way tight. I don't know where the jacket is...I think it's at my parents? Whatever... it's still good stuff.

Other than that... no.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 19, 2008, 04:30:41 PM
nevah!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 22, 2008, 12:32:44 PM
QOTD

What is the festival you attended?


I went to our Greek Festival yesterday.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 22, 2008, 01:22:34 PM
All Points West Fesitval in August.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 22, 2008, 01:24:59 PM
Taste of Cincinnati, two years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 22, 2008, 01:29:46 PM
Greek festival when I was in Chicago at the end of August.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 22, 2008, 01:36:45 PM
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in July
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on September 22, 2008, 01:48:15 PM
The last festival I voluntarily attended was the Greek Festival in May or June.

I involuntarily attended the Carytown Watermelon Festival because it's a mile from my house so I have to drive through and around it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 22, 2008, 02:01:42 PM
We missed all the festivals this year. I think the last one we attended was last year's Panegyri Festival with Trixi.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 22, 2008, 02:57:35 PM
Comfest in June
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 22, 2008, 03:49:53 PM
The Renaissance Festival in Wilmington - this year was the first time I'd ever been.  But, come Friday I'll be at Oktoberfest at Navy Pier, which should be totally nutso.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on September 22, 2008, 04:34:21 PM
I went to Oktoberfest in Mainstrasse, as well as a few other festivals in that area.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 22, 2008, 06:43:26 PM
Greek Festival last April.

There have been no festivals for me for a long time. :(
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 22, 2008, 06:59:49 PM
Panegyri Festival in June
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 23, 2008, 09:55:12 AM
QOTD

Have you ever been rappelling and/or rock climbing?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 23, 2008, 10:14:50 AM
No way
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2008, 10:21:16 AM
Yup. In college we'd go as an outing. Fun times.

Not really since then... until like two weeks ago. Random story: my roommate knew a girl who wanted to play softball with us. So she did. The next season (this past spring) she brought in a coworker, Bill. Bill was cool - a good addition to the team, friendly, skilled, etc. One night we all go drinking and Bill's g/f comes out. This was in May or so. About three weeks ago I'm walking out of my gym after a workout and I see the g/f there. We both look at each other like, "hey, I know you." We figure out the connection and she's all like "i'm going climbing right now... you should come." A) I've really wanted to use the climbing facilities at my gym since I joined up, but have always been too injured to do that (knees, ribs, etc) and B) the g/f is rather attractive and friendly. So it's not a hard decision and of course I go. Good times, but I really feel like a fish out of water while there.

In the past three weeks since then... I've run into both Bill and the g/f two more times at the gym. Very weird.

Aren't you glad you read that pointless story?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on September 23, 2008, 10:53:17 AM
One time - indoor rock climbing.  It was part of an extensive company celebration when we completed a major conversion.  Was sort of fun.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 23, 2008, 11:58:47 AM
Nope. But, one of my friends from middle school made a name for himself in the rock-climbing world when he decided to pick up his camera and start getting some amazing shots. He's AWESDOME.

http://www.akornphoto.com (http://www.akornphoto.com)

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on September 23, 2008, 12:26:14 PM
yesterday: kansas city irish fest
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 23, 2008, 12:58:21 PM
no
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 23, 2008, 01:13:37 PM
No way

My reaction.  EXACTLY.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on September 23, 2008, 01:31:39 PM
I've done some rappelling at the Red River Gorge.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 23, 2008, 01:59:02 PM
No way

My reaction.  EXACTLY.

Thirded.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 23, 2008, 02:10:56 PM
No way.

No how.

No rappelling.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 23, 2008, 02:39:52 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on September 23, 2008, 03:11:46 PM
Yeah, I've done it a bunch of times.  It takes me like seriously 15-20 minutes to get over the ledge rappelling.  I do the whole thing-- shaking, give up and walk back to safety, dangle a fit over and then panic.  I come close to crying.  The weird thing is, once I'm over the edge, then I'm totally fine.  I can zip right down pretty as you please. 

I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling. 

It's because I had one of those baby walker things when I was little and either they didn't make yet or my parents didn't own those gates you put up.  So one day I was walking and I fell down the stairs.  Before that, I apparently had no problems with heights.  After that, my dad had to carry me down stairs until I was three or four.  I used to not be able to go down mall escalators.  I could go down, but not up until I was at least ten or eleven.  I also fell off the top of a slide when I was 5, I'm sure that didn't help.

Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Juliana on September 23, 2008, 03:39:28 PM
I went indoor once.  It was neat.
I always wanted to at Miami's rec center, but was too intimidated by all the big guys on it I guess.

 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 23, 2008, 06:41:50 PM


I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of falling. 



Oh yeah, I'm really afraid of falling- from great distances (aka more than 3 feet from the floor), so climbing and rappelling are hard for me.  I've done it, though.  There was the time I went down a rock face with a friend on the next line over.  I was almost to the bottom and turned my head to see where I was and my hair (the front bit that would have been bangs, but was actually past my shoulders) got caught in the carabiner and nearly pulled my hair out.  The belayer was able to pull me back up the face long enough for my friend on the next line to get next to me and get the section of hair out of the thing.  He had his knife in hand to cut my hair off, which would have really not been fun!  

 Not too much climbing/rappelling after that.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 24, 2008, 09:39:07 AM
QOTD

What signals the start of autumn for you?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 24, 2008, 09:50:01 AM
football season and less daylight
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 24, 2008, 10:02:32 AM
The temperature finally becomes comfortable, and hockey season starts.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 24, 2008, 10:04:09 AM
Cool, misty mornings.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 24, 2008, 10:30:42 AM
No humidity! Cool mornings and leaves crunching beneath my feet.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on September 24, 2008, 10:58:40 AM
When my hands and feet start getting cold. And it's already happening.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 24, 2008, 11:12:51 AM
No humidity! Cool mornings and leaves crunching beneath my feet.
I'm with MK. Just add "football season", wearing long-sleeves and lumps in my throat when I hear certain songs that I always think of as "Fall tunes".
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on September 24, 2008, 11:29:50 AM
It's dark when I leave work, brisk breezes, and when it's warm you notice it.  Also new for this year:  the central A/C gets turned off for the day.

Fall is my favorite time of year.  It's like the Sunday of seasons.  Whatever kind of year you're having, it's generally already defined as good, bad, or average.  So it's like the pressure's off to try for NEW! ACCOMPLISHMENTS!  Every nice day is just kind of a bonus for you to relax and enjoy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on September 24, 2008, 11:38:21 AM
The changing leaves and the need for a jacket.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on September 24, 2008, 11:43:02 AM
Football season & needing a jacket in the evening.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 24, 2008, 12:27:23 PM
What is this autumn?  There is only hot and less hot, no rain at all, and those 5 days of rain.

Maybe wildfires?  Those happen in fall.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 24, 2008, 12:37:36 PM
Quote from: c-lando
(...) and lumps in my throat when I hear certain songs that I always think of as "Fall tunes".

Do you mind sharing some of the songs? I was thinking that I have summer songs, and probably a few winter ones if I think about it, but I'm not sure about fall. Just was curious.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: clemsonfan on September 24, 2008, 01:20:01 PM
Pumpkins, leaves changing color, apples and an ever so slight chill in the air.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 24, 2008, 01:26:22 PM
Quote from: c-lando
(...) and lumps in my throat when I hear certain songs that I always think of as "Fall tunes".

Do you mind sharing some of the songs? I was thinking that I have summer songs, and probably a few winter ones if I think about it, but I'm not sure about fall. Just was curious.
Well, Fall also equals heartbreak for me. So, most of the songs are pretty personal. But, one album that is my personal FALL jam (w/o the heartbreak) is Mary J. Blige's first release, What's the 411? It's a Fall album because that's when it came out and that is when I hopped on the shuttle to the ND bookstore to buy it and then listen to it on constant rotation for about 4 months. South Bend was NOT good for much, but it was pretty gorgeous during the Fall.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 24, 2008, 01:34:24 PM
Quote from: c-lando
(...) and lumps in my throat when I hear certain songs that I always think of as "Fall tunes".

Do you mind sharing some of the songs? I was thinking that I have summer songs, and probably a few winter ones if I think about it, but I'm not sure about fall. Just was curious.
Well, Fall also equals heartbreak for me.

Understood. I have quite a few of those songs myself.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: scuba on September 24, 2008, 05:13:38 PM
When it's cool enough that I have to start wearing a fleece jacket on the sideline while coaching...low humidity and cool but not so cold that you see your breath during evening games...our school doesn't have a football team so the stadium truly is a soccer stadium and it's a great environment to play in.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 24, 2008, 05:31:20 PM
football. 

And mums.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 24, 2008, 10:24:20 PM
when the days are warm and the evenings are cool, and fresh apple cider is available.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 26, 2008, 09:10:02 AM
QOTD

What new TV shows are you watching/planning on watching this fall season?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 26, 2008, 12:28:28 PM
Fringe, True Blood, The Mentalist, Eleventh Hour, My own worst enemy

I think those are the plans for now.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 26, 2008, 04:37:23 PM
New shows...
Valentine, Privileged, Fringe (though only one episode recorded) and Sons of Anarchy.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 26, 2008, 06:24:32 PM
none.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 26, 2008, 06:46:13 PM
oh, i forgot 90210.  it's terrible, but i'm watching it.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 26, 2008, 07:06:37 PM
The only new show I've watched so far is the Mentalist.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 29, 2008, 11:11:33 AM
QOTD

What movie have you seen the most times (or at least what you think it is)?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 29, 2008, 11:14:38 AM
A new hope.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 29, 2008, 11:44:52 AM
Sadly, it's probably some lifetime movie or another.  I've been known to watch Lifetime all day on a Sunday to help procrastinate actual life.

The movie I saw the most times in the theatre would have to be Heavenly Creatures.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on September 29, 2008, 11:57:25 AM
Most times seen all the way through - I'm sure it would be "LOTR: Fellowship".  Saw it a ton of times at the theater let alone on cable, DVD & on the computer...but hey, I'm in love with Boromir!

(close seconds - the ones I catch whenever I'm flipping channels & just have to watch til the end..."Lost Boys" and "Blade")
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 29, 2008, 12:03:46 PM
"Party Party", "Quadrophenia", "When Harry met Sally" or "A Christmas Story"

... probably "A Christmas Story" thanks to MK & 24-hour TV showings the last decade!
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 29, 2008, 12:16:39 PM
Wizard of Oz, with Beautiful Girls being a very close runner up. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 29, 2008, 12:24:05 PM
Wizard of Oz
Strictly Ballroom
Circle of Friends

I watched the last two on a weekly basis in grad school.  They were my study movies.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on September 29, 2008, 12:56:03 PM
1. Beverly Hills Cop (by a landslide!)
2. Dazed & Confused
3. When Harry Met Sally
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on September 29, 2008, 01:48:29 PM
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
When Harry Met Sally
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on September 29, 2008, 01:54:58 PM
1. Repo Man
2. A Christmas Story
3. Dazed & Confused
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on September 29, 2008, 11:31:38 PM
Footloose and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on September 30, 2008, 09:07:47 AM
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Wizard of Oz
Slap Shot
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on September 30, 2008, 09:51:53 AM
Breaking Away
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
L.A. Confidential
The Shining
Sound of Music
What's Up, Doc?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 30, 2008, 11:24:30 AM
QOTD

What is the largest thing that you've painted?


I got to paint the outside of our house (about half of it) as a teenager.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 30, 2008, 11:28:24 AM
The interior of a house (we stripped the wall paper and painted every room on the upper floor of an old victorian behind the Oregon district).
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on September 30, 2008, 01:33:59 PM
My living room.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on September 30, 2008, 01:38:43 PM
The exterior of the tea house.  It was a remarkably unpleasant experience.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: va-vacious on September 30, 2008, 05:43:57 PM
The north gallery at work- twice.  Plus the temporary curved walls that are impossible to evenly coat with a roller.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on September 30, 2008, 06:38:40 PM
I guess our hallway.  It's really, really long.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on October 01, 2008, 09:33:46 AM
Several interior rooms with high ceilings.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on October 01, 2008, 10:32:50 AM
Sets in high school...
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Post by: Dan on October 01, 2008, 09:17:34 PM
Movie Question:

Don't know but it's got to be one of the following:
Major League
Star Wars: A New Hope
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Last of the Mohicans
The Princess Bride
Clue
Clerks
Swingers


Painting: Dunno... maybe the bedroom I was moving into a few years ago?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 02, 2008, 08:44:46 AM
QOTD

Are you planning on watching the VP debate tonight?



Is it bad that I'm not?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on October 02, 2008, 08:50:14 AM
No.  I'm taking a news holiday for a couple of days and, if I wasn't, there is no way I'd be interested in hearing Palin's shrill nonsense or Biden's overblown pomposity for 90 minutes.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: MissKitty on October 02, 2008, 08:53:50 AM
Hell yeah I'll be watching.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 02, 2008, 09:11:25 AM
Nope. MIL is coming in tomorrow night so I need to clean, plus I'm taking the LSAT on Saturday so I need to do some last minute review.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: vizzah on October 02, 2008, 09:39:41 AM
It depends.  One of my best dudes just flew in last night (Tett, for those of you old school woxy boarders) and I'll likely be going out with him. But, if I'm not doing anything, I'd love to watch Palin get her ass handed to her.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on October 02, 2008, 09:42:11 AM
Hell yes. Should be getting home from the week in Little Rock just in time.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: kcneon on October 02, 2008, 09:45:33 AM
Doubtful - I have several shows on the DVR that are begging to be viewed.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Atzend on October 02, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
More than likely.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 02, 2008, 11:15:57 AM
Nope, too much to do and not enough time to do it in.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on October 02, 2008, 11:29:35 AM
Nope...I'll be at a baseball game.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on October 02, 2008, 12:10:03 PM
Hell yeah.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on October 02, 2008, 12:30:49 PM
Nope. First off, I can't watch anything because there's a refrigerator and other appliances between the TV and the couch.  And the couch itself is covered with Ikea boxes soon to be shelves.  Can't even get in that area.

Second, if I could watch TV, I would be watching Cubs-Dodgers.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on October 02, 2008, 01:24:37 PM
I'll probably watch for a bit and then quickly flip the channel because I hate observing any and all TENSION.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: The Hegemo on October 02, 2008, 01:45:34 PM
Everyone from work is meeting to watch the debate at Barley's.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on October 02, 2008, 01:47:56 PM
I have to work late tonight, so probably not.  Unless I can get back to my office and stream it online, which I'm hoping I can.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: mik on October 02, 2008, 04:53:08 PM
Nope. I'll be watching baseball.........
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 03, 2008, 09:24:23 AM
QOTD

In honor of Banned Books Week, which of the most frequently challenged book(s) of 2007 have you read?

The 10 most challenged books of 2007  are:
   1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
   2. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
   3. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
   4. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
   5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
   6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
   7. TTYL, by Lauren Myracle
   8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
   9. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
  10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

source: ALA (http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/bannedbooksweek/challengedbanned/frequentlychallengedbooks.cfm)
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 03, 2008, 09:25:11 AM
I've read The Chocolate War, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Golden Compass.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: foolsgold on October 03, 2008, 09:50:03 AM
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
10. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 03, 2008, 10:00:51 AM
The adventures of huckleberry finn, the golden compass (the whole trilogy really), I know why the caged bird sings.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on October 03, 2008, 10:13:56 AM
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Color Purple
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: trixi on October 03, 2008, 10:39:13 AM
   1. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
   2. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
   4. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
   5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
   6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
   7. TTYL, by Lauren Myracle
   8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on October 03, 2008, 11:10:07 AM
Only 3:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Buzzstein on October 03, 2008, 12:21:25 PM
4. The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: rva on October 03, 2008, 01:20:06 PM
Robert Cormier is messed-up.  I am the Cheese is way worse for kids than The Chocolate War.

I've read these four:

   2. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
   5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
   6. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
   8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on October 03, 2008, 05:53:41 PM
I've read six of them:

The Chocolate War
Olive's Ocean
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Color Purple
I know why the caged bird sings
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Dan on October 05, 2008, 12:09:23 PM
Just Huck Finn. I suck at rebellion.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 06, 2008, 11:15:20 AM
QOTD

Did you ride a bus to school?
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 06, 2008, 11:16:35 AM
Yep, unless we decided to walk or drive.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: redbobsled on October 06, 2008, 11:57:31 AM
In grade school (1-8), I lived less than 2 miles to school, so I got to have a nice 7 minute bus ride every day.  It was the perfect amount of time to have fun with friends and sing bus songs (and non-bus songs, like, for some reason, Tiffany songs, which everyone - including the boys - would sing).

In high school, I had to catch the bus at 5:45 AM to get to St. Ursula around 7 (which was 1 hour and 20 minutes before classes started).  I complained so much that my parents changed this arrangement after about 1 semester.  Then it was no more bus rides for me. 
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: c-lando on October 06, 2008, 12:29:48 PM
I rode the bus every year that I was in school. Yes. Including high school. As some of you know, I actually rode a "short bus" to high school. It didn't have a chair lift or anything. I guess there just weren't many kids on my route so they put us on the short bus. Luckily, I never dated in high school so I didn't have that awkward moment of some dude walking me to the bus and then laughing hysterically.

Wait. Did I say "luckily"? Sheesh. BTW, that bus driver lady had a straight up Beatles haircut that was dyed ELVIS black and she wore sunglasses that led you to believe that she had her eyes dialated at the beginning of every day.
Title: Re: QOTD for '08
Post by: whigsgeek on October 06, 2008, 01:26:18 PM
From 7-12 grades. How else was I suppose