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Help me remember a movie quote about wanting things one way

It's on the tip of my tongue and I can almost visualize the actor saying it, but for several days have been coming up blank. The quote is like "you keep wanting things to be one way but they're not" or "the way you want things to be isn't the way they are." Halp please?
posted by ish__ on Jul 10, 2015 - 6 answers

Bad candy, bad!

I want (bad) candy. I have been tasked with setting up a Bad Candy Day at work. The goal to have people bring in some type of candy that they dislike, and we'll all sit around and try the candy and laugh at how awful it is..... What awful candies can I buy to make people hate and love Bad Candy Day? [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Sep 15, 2014 - 193 answers

How to control (choose) when I cry and when I remain stoic.

I want to be able to control when I become emotional and when I hold it together. Ever since meeting my first Russian orphans in 1999, my heart has grown progressively more tender and I "come to tears" very easily. In the Russian culture, a man crying is extremely rare and frankly not at all understood by the typical Russian young person. Once, during a tearful conversation with a precious girl I met in '99 and consider as a daughter, she actually asked my interpreter, "Is there something wrong with him? Maybe a neurological or psychiatric illness of some sort?" Can someone suggest how I can develop mastery over my emotional expression? A book? A therapist? Hypnosis? [more inside]
posted by papaheller on Oct 30, 2012 - 9 answers

I keep getting rejected or ignored and want to quit trying to date

I want to give up trying to date, I just keep getting rejected, can you guys help me stay motivated and not quit trying? [more inside]
posted by curious-mind on Oct 17, 2012 - 83 answers

How to use the verb"want"?

I'm learning English.I can understand the sentence,"I don't want you to have a relationship with her." But I can't get these sentences grammatically. 1)He didn't want me near you. 2) He wants you around. 3)I don't want it back. Is 1) a shortened form of "He didn't want me to be near you"?How about 2) and 3)?
posted by mizukko on Sep 24, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I sell my books, locally?

Where could I sell my books in Chapel Hill? [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

We want to buy something new and shiny, but a direct to dvd camcorder from 2005 seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas?

We want to buy something new and shiny, but an ancient direct to dvd camcorder seems like the best solution. Do you have any better ideas? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Feb 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Are new bikes more fun to ride?

Bicycle-filter: Should I shout myself a new bike, or is my old one just fine? Have bought a bike you didn't need? Do you love it? Or do you kind of regret it? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Sep 3, 2010 - 21 answers

Wanted, bass player dead or alive

Hi mefites: Possibly the whitest man in the world here currently building a bonfire out of all his Fender basses and tossing his standup on top. Anyone know who played bass on Honey Cone's "Want Ads?". I'm guessing James Jamerson, who probably walked in and did it in one take and yawned and said anything else? Sort of a throwaway tune I guess, but Jebus....guys just walk into a a studio and do that? Sorry for the earworm, but I just want to shake the guy's hand so I can count his damned fingers.
posted by timsteil on May 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Never been kissed!

[Relationship (or lack thereof) Filter] I'm a 21 year old chick, getting ready to graduate from college this May, and I've never been in a relationship. Worse yet, I've never been on a date, fooled around, or even kissed someone! I'm like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed, only without Michael Vartan to save the day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 - 31 answers

Why are hybrid vehicles so scarce?

Why are hybrid vehicles so hard to find? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on May 31, 2008 - 29 answers

Pre-bootloader-4.6 iPhones still in stores?

Are iPhones with the old (not 4.6) bootloader still on store shelves in the US? If so, is it possible to identify such phones from their packaging, for example, by examining a serial number? Hoping to ask my US-based folks to get me an iPhone or two, but keen for units that can be software unlocked for use in Australia.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 31, 2008 - 2 answers

Can a landlord start charging me for formerly free storage?

I"ve been using the basement under my apartment as shared storage space with other tenants since I moved in over 3 years ago. The property management now wants to charge me for this. Should I fight this or just start paying? [more inside]
posted by de void on Jul 2, 2007 - 6 answers

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