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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 02, 2007, 09:04:51 AM
QOTD

What are you looking forward to the most in 2007?



My family reunion in June.
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Post by: vizzah on January 02, 2007, 09:12:45 AM
my wedding in april - and the honeymooning that will follow in nashville & memphis!
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Post by: Jonathan on January 02, 2007, 10:14:53 AM
Having a laptop that doesn't randomly shut down because the RAM is defective.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 02, 2007, 10:27:37 AM
My wife finding a full time job with a boss that isn't a complete dickface.

Being able to save for a house again.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 02, 2007, 11:09:56 AM
Working more towards my Nursing degree.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 02, 2007, 11:20:11 AM
Planning my wedding.  That's right, I'm getting married (next year).  The question was popped on Christmas eve and I am now sporting a sparkly diamond ring.  Today's my first day back at work, but I'm totally not getting any work done I'm so giddy.
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Post by: Dan on January 02, 2007, 11:24:25 AM
Congrats, Megs!

For me - I'm looking forward to either finding a relationship or (preferably at the moment) reconciling my old one. But generally the idea is just being happy again.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 02, 2007, 11:43:26 AM
A better year than 2006!
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Post by: redbobsled on January 02, 2007, 12:58:01 PM
being a year closer to finishing grad school.  and a year closer to getting a new job!
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 02, 2007, 01:01:06 PM
Congrats Megs!  =D>

I'm looking forward to watching my daughter grow up a little more, she's changed so much in the last year that I can't wait to see what the next year holds. I'm also looking forward to planting my garden again this spring and (hopefully) taking a great family vacation this summer.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 02, 2007, 02:22:39 PM
seeing some WOXY/Randomville.com friends in person

going to more concerts
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Post by: kcneon on January 02, 2007, 02:41:08 PM
Megs, CONGRATS!  That's too cool.  

I'm looking forward to 2007 being better all the way around!
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 02, 2007, 07:08:38 PM
I'm looking forward to a lot of big changes in 2007.  ;)

I'm looking forward to getting hired on full time with my current employer.  No more being a temp for me, in the very near future.  Also, I kind of LOVE it there, so this is extremely yay.

Also, I'm really looking forward to lots of trips and visits with friends.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 03, 2007, 09:09:09 AM
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What is your preferred environs for going to sleep?


I don't mind a bit of light - no blackout curtains necessary - and lately I can't have the room be quiet, so I turn the classical station on very low.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 03, 2007, 09:28:24 AM
Dark room (no night lights, please!) and I prefer the radio to be on - usually the BBC news. I just bought one of those under-the-pillow speakers so I can listen to the radio at night again.
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Post by: Butter on January 03, 2007, 09:31:50 AM
Dark room, music on the radio with the fewest DJs/commercials/talking possible.  So, the only local DJ-less station with music I can listen to mindlessly is the Dayton classic rock station, 95.3.  Except I can't turn that on on Saturday nights because on Sunday morning there are always infomercials/public affairs shows that wake me up, so Saturday nights I listen to nothing.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 03, 2007, 09:57:11 AM
I have to have it dark and quiet.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 03, 2007, 09:57:46 AM
In most cases I prefer to have the TV on w/ sleep timer and volume low. But I need total darkness, so I burrow into the blankets to block out the TV light. More recently though, I have been sleeping most nights in a dark room with no TV and that's not been a problem.
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Post by: Atzend on January 03, 2007, 11:01:41 AM
Yesterday - I'm looking forward to a complete change in lifestyle over the next year.  Stopped smoking, stopped drinking, going back to school, changing jobs within the next couple weeks and a bunch of other stuff.  

Today - A little bit of light, little to no noise, and a cat sprawled out against my legs.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 03, 2007, 11:08:05 AM
dark, cool room, no tv, with a fan or other white noise.  no ticking clocks.
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Post by: vizzah on January 03, 2007, 11:11:36 AM
teeny bit of light peeking in (usually the one with the dimmer switch in the bathroom), warm blankets and cool pillows, and kyle.  seriously, i'll be effed if he ever goes on tour again because i cannot sleep without him (or at least knowing he's in the next room).
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 03, 2007, 11:34:45 AM
Closet light on, TV on the (no not radio) History or National Geographic channel, and a dog on the floor.    I miss the last environmental factor quite a bit.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 03, 2007, 12:23:48 PM
Dark room, snuggled under covers, with two pillows.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 03, 2007, 12:55:17 PM
Behind the wheel of a moving vehicle
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Post by: redbobsled on January 03, 2007, 03:32:57 PM
dark - even the light from the DVR annoys me.  Fan on low to keep it cool and for white noise.  room cool but not freezing.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 03, 2007, 04:10:08 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
dark - even the light from the DVR annoys me.  Fan on low to keep it cool and for white noise.  room cool but not freezing.


yay, someone else like me!  I can't sleep with the tv on- it's not the sound that bugs me, it's the flickering light.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 03, 2007, 04:26:00 PM
Dark and quiet, although if I'm really tired I can fall asleep with lights on and the tv blaring.

I sometimes wear a blackout mask if CR has a bedside light on.
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Post by: rva on January 03, 2007, 05:49:16 PM
I just turn off the lights and go to sleep.  Every once in a while birds chirping at 5 AM will wake me up.  Other than that, I will pretty much fall asleep under any condition or I won't fall asleep at all.
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Post by: Butter on January 03, 2007, 06:03:04 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Every once in a while birds chirping at 5 AM will wake me up.


That's the reason for the background music for me.  I have dogs in the neighborhood that like to bark and birds chirping outside my window and my kids love getting up at 6 AM and rustling around in their bedrooms.  If I didn't have the constant background music to drown out some of the surprise morning background noise, I'd get up at 6 AM on weekends too... and that would make me angry.
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 03, 2007, 06:14:57 PM
I'm not picky.  I'll sleep just about anywhere, including porches and front lawns.  ;)  Noise doesn't bother me, and neither does light.  I just LOVE my sleep so much I can block anything out.  Lucky for Owen I don't mind him playing WoW in when I'm trying to go to sleep (the WoW computer is in the bedroom).  Sometimes he's up playing til 2am, and I am none the wiser.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 03, 2007, 10:23:17 PM
...and in car trunks.
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Post by: trixi on January 03, 2007, 10:39:25 PM
Dark and quiet...and cool
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 04, 2007, 09:11:09 AM
QOTD

You are destroying the environment by?



Drinking Capri Suns - too much packaging.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 04, 2007, 09:13:11 AM
Driving too much.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 04, 2007, 09:30:31 AM
Drinking coffee out of disposable cups at work.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 04, 2007, 09:35:58 AM
Driving an SUV and using hair spray
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Post by: MissKitty on January 04, 2007, 09:39:03 AM
Buying bottled water.
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Post by: vizzah on January 04, 2007, 09:40:40 AM
littering.  i throw shit out the car window all the time.
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Post by: Butter on January 04, 2007, 10:00:04 AM
I leave my car running all day just in case I may have to go somewhere.  Sure, the gas costs a lot, but it's a small price to pay for peace of mind.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 04, 2007, 10:13:06 AM
Leaving too many lights on in the apartment
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Post by: Dan on January 04, 2007, 10:41:13 AM
I'm waiting for someone else to say something that I do, too. So far I'm a model environmentalist.
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Post by: Atzend on January 04, 2007, 12:12:21 PM
I drive when I should walk or take the bus.
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Post by: rva on January 04, 2007, 12:43:11 PM
Eating out too much, especially for lunch.  All that excess packaging and plastic cutlery.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 04, 2007, 01:39:34 PM
existing
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Post by: Dan on January 04, 2007, 01:55:28 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Eating out too much, especially for lunch.  All that excess packaging and plastic cutlery.
Oooh, being a New Yorker I can lay claim to this as well. Finally something!
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Post by: Jonathan on January 04, 2007, 02:12:50 PM
Glad to know you're raping and pillaging the earth just like everyone else.
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Post by: Dan on January 04, 2007, 03:07:43 PM
I like to think of it as "not cooking."
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Post by: Jonathan on January 04, 2007, 05:03:03 PM
You should think of it as "pitching in" or "doing your fair share".
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 05, 2007, 09:06:36 AM
QOTD

When shopping at a store such as the grocery store or Target, do you use a basket, a cart, or just carry your purchases?


When grocery shopping, I use a cart, but try to limit myself at Target by using a basket.
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Post by: vizzah on January 05, 2007, 09:10:55 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"


When grocery shopping, I use a cart, but try to limit myself at Target by using a basket.


DITTO!  except, if i know i'm going to the grocery for ingredients for only one meal or recipe, i do the basket thing so i won't impulse buy.  hell, sometimes at target i try to not even get a basket, because i still try to put $100 worth of stuff in it.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 05, 2007, 09:11:52 AM
Usually a cart, unless I'm just popping into the store to get one or two specific things. Then nothing.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 05, 2007, 09:16:14 AM
If I'm by myself, I carry just a basket. If I'm with the kid, I get a cart just because she's damn heavy and squirms a lot.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 05, 2007, 09:26:01 AM
A cart. I usually have a couple of kids in tow and they know they have to walk holding the side of the cart.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 05, 2007, 09:48:53 AM
If I'm nipping over the the Bellevue Kroghetto, I use a basket. It's much easier for dodging the dumbasses.

Nearly everywhere else I use a cart.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 05, 2007, 10:28:41 AM
I usually get a basket unless I have a lot of stuff to get
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 05, 2007, 01:08:44 PM
I only shop online.
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Post by: Dan on January 05, 2007, 01:11:08 PM
I have to carry my purchases home with me, so it is very important that I get a basket. I figure that if the basket gets too heavy while in the store, it's definitely going to be too heavy to carry all the way home. The basket is a good limitation on weight.

Yes, it's sad that I buy things based on how heavy they are.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 05, 2007, 01:15:30 PM
Depends on how much I'm going to buy.  When going to Whole Foods to pick up a  "few things" I always try to restrict myself to the basket, otherwise I will buy everything in the store.  But usually, for comfort, I use a cart.  I have somehow caught Brian's "must not carry anything using my hands ever" illness.
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Post by: rva on January 05, 2007, 01:25:47 PM
Target:  A basket or I just carry stuff in my hands.
Grocery store:  Cart

I often make the mistake of just walking into the store and starting to pick things out.  Then halfway through I realize I have too much stuff to carry then I have to go back and get a basket.
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Post by: Butter on January 05, 2007, 01:28:15 PM
I don't shop by myself much, but when I do, I almost always just pick the things out by hand.  And I almost always end up getting more than I can carry, and end up nearly dropping something on some poor unsuspecting soul, or better still, I get stuck behind 3 slow people at the express lane as my biceps and fingertips go numb.
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Post by: Juliana on January 06, 2007, 08:34:23 AM
I usually try to get a cart, if for nothing else, to put my purse in
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 08, 2007, 09:40:54 AM
QOTD

What is you usual method of lighting burning objects (candles, fires, gas burners, cigarettes, etc.)?
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Post by: Jonathan on January 08, 2007, 09:53:57 AM
Matches, generally.
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Post by: vizzah on January 08, 2007, 10:17:34 AM
disposable lighter.  i less than three mini bic.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 08, 2007, 10:29:09 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

When shopping at a store such as the grocery store or Target, do you use a basket, a cart, or just carry your purchases?


Unless I'm just running in for one thing, I gots to have a cart. Love to take my time, wander around, etc. It's not uncommon for me to completely lose track of time and be in there for hours. It's like I fall into a trance. And I don't even buy a lot of stuff. I just like looking around.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 08, 2007, 10:32:59 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is you usual method of lighting burning objects (candles, fires, gas burners, cigarettes, etc.)?


The only things I usually light are candles ... sometimes a Duraflame log in the fireplace ... and I use one of those things ... what are they called ... it's got butane or something in it and you pull a trigger-type thing and a flame pops out the end. Yeah. One of those things.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 08, 2007, 10:56:49 AM
My burning love and general hotness
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 08, 2007, 12:32:53 PM
Either a match or a lighter, it depends on what's handy.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 08, 2007, 01:12:42 PM
Aim 'n Flame
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Post by: trixi on January 08, 2007, 11:24:13 PM
typically matches
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 09, 2007, 08:39:14 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite sauce to add to food?


I'm actually not much of a sauce person, although the Cackalacky Spice Sauce I received at Christmas is quite intriguing. I have a friend who goes through the Texas Pete like there's no tomorrow.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 09, 2007, 10:05:02 AM
I've been adding Texas Pete hot sauce to almost everything lately.
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Post by: vizzah on January 09, 2007, 10:12:06 AM
i'll put honey mustard on just about anything.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 09, 2007, 10:26:00 AM
hmmmmmmm...ranch dressing(if that counts as sauce)...or some kind of Louisiana/Cajun hot sauce
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Post by: Jonathan on January 09, 2007, 10:43:04 AM
I don't have "a favorite" sauce, because I like to put different sauces on for different occasions. But what I use the most of is ketchup, followed by a hot sauce - Texas Pete or some sort.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 09, 2007, 11:20:44 AM
Bisto Chip Shop Gravy.
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Post by: Rafe on January 09, 2007, 04:19:26 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
i'll put honey mustard on just about anything.

Great minds think alike! I love a honey mustard glaze, particularly on pork.
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Post by: sheila on January 09, 2007, 04:30:58 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I've been adding Texas Pete hot sauce to almost everything lately.


I love Texas Pete!  When I first moved from Durham
to Cleveland, I couldn't find it anywhere.  So, when my
brother went to visit my sis in Columbia, I asked him to
stop at a grocery and bring me back the largest size.
I was envisioning the large bottle, but he brought me a
gallon in a plastic jug :)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 10, 2007, 09:09:29 AM
QOTD

When was the first time you browsed the World Wide Web? Bonus question: when was the first time you accessed the Internet (or any of the networks that became what we call the Internet)?



I first accessed the web in the 1993-1994 school year. At some point I made the switch from gopher. It was via the mainframe at Miami and was text based.

I could have accessed the Internet in 1988 while at Governor's School at UT, but I'm not sure I ever left the UT network. I used gopher and archie in 1992.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 10, 2007, 09:22:10 AM
In 1994, I accessed the VAX system at UD. I really only went on the web to search for books for reports.

yesterday: ranch, barbeque, or homemade honey mustard.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 10, 2007, 10:49:20 AM
November 1992
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Post by: Atzend on January 10, 2007, 10:56:53 AM
Monday - Matches or lighter
Yesterday - Mayonaise or Ranch Dressing
Today - Late 1996
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Post by: rva on January 10, 2007, 11:12:51 AM
If BBS's count, and I think they should then probably '86 or '87.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 10, 2007, 11:17:52 AM
Yeah, I used to post to some BBS's in the late 80's (via Wright State) and was a VERY frequent poster on the Dayton boards in the early 90's. Things really took off for me when I got Windows though, so I'm thinking it was probably 1993.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 10, 2007, 11:32:20 AM
Spring/Summer of '97.  At home.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2007, 11:35:10 AM
Internet (via Gopher) - Fall 1993 (when I got to college)
BBS's - 1989
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 10, 2007, 11:45:34 AM
Probably 90 or 91.  I had Prodigy when the first gulf war broke out and I accessed several BBS sites.

I remember seeing people use Archie and Veronica back when everything was text based when I worked at Swallen's back in 94-95 but I had no direct contact with it.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 10, 2007, 12:01:11 PM
Fall 1995 at Clemson.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 10, 2007, 12:54:24 PM
Fall 1993
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Post by: Rafe on January 10, 2007, 05:37:10 PM
I don't think it was any earlier than 2003, to be honest. Possibly 2002, but I'm not too sure about that.
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Post by: trixi on January 10, 2007, 11:47:29 PM
I had Prodigy in 1991 and "borrowed" a friend's UC account in 1992.  Ah, the days of text web sites!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 11, 2007, 08:29:09 AM
QOTD

Which of the "50 _____ in 2007" lists do you think you'll have the highest count for - or would, if you kept track in each?



I think I'll end up the the CD list being the highest, as eMusic will really increase my count.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 11, 2007, 08:43:22 AM
Probably movies.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 11, 2007, 09:00:32 AM
Probably none of them.  

Now, if there was a list for TV shows....
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Post by: Atzend on January 11, 2007, 09:01:44 AM
Movies.  I should be able to hit 50 this year!
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2007, 09:10:24 AM
Movies!
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Post by: kcneon on January 11, 2007, 09:35:34 AM
Movies for me, too.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 11, 2007, 09:47:16 AM
I can't see me going mad music wise this year - I'm close to having pretty much snagged most of what I needed to procure.

Books? Nah.

It'll be movies - which is why it's "probably movies" for MK also.

At least we're not 2007 movie whores like Jonathan appears to be?!  ;)
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 11, 2007, 09:53:14 AM
movies
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Post by: sg7 on January 11, 2007, 10:15:12 AM
it'll probably be books and cds for me. but mostly books.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 11, 2007, 10:24:57 AM
movies
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Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007, 10:26:56 AM
Probably concerts. ;)
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Post by: trixi on January 11, 2007, 11:58:21 AM
books
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Post by: redbobsled on January 11, 2007, 01:21:27 PM
probably books.  Maybe movies, but maybe neither.  School starts up again in 2 weeks, and then i won't have time for books OR movies.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 11, 2007, 03:49:10 PM
50 olives
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 12, 2007, 09:03:47 AM
QOTD

How do you feel about ironing clothes?


I really don't like ironing, so I try to wear clothes that don't require it or get wrinkle resistant versions. Or clothes that have to be dry cleaned, so they'll do it.
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Post by: vizzah on January 12, 2007, 09:21:42 AM
i used to refuse to iron, so i'm mist the wrinkly clothes with water and throw them in the dryer.  for the longest time we either didn't have an ironing board, or we didn't have an iron.  well, the got the cadillac of irons from our registry, and now i want to iron everything because it's like magic.  i even ironed our new sheets before i put them on the bed.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 12, 2007, 09:26:24 AM
I don't mind ironing and do it when I need to, which isn't often because CR totally rocks the ironing.

Just yesterday I rode the elevator up with some guy from another floor (one of the law firms, I think) and if anyone ever needed an iron, it was this guy. He was dressed very well, but man,  his shirt looked as though he'd just pulled it out of a hamper and put it on.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 12, 2007, 10:22:49 AM
I don't mind ironing and do it when I have to.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 12, 2007, 11:11:57 AM
I've never ironed anything that I can remember. I'm sure that I'd leave a trail of scorch marks wherever I went if I tried.

As a result, I wear wrinkle-resistant slacks and always take my dress shirts to the laundry instead of washing them myself.
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Post by: trixi on January 12, 2007, 11:57:01 AM
I'll iron when I need to--don't really mind it, but I tend to buy/wear things that don't need ironed.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 12, 2007, 12:23:32 PM
I quite like to iron. There's a strange sense of satisfaction about it.

Cockney "taking the Rebel out of" Rebel
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Post by: redbobsled on January 12, 2007, 12:44:07 PM
COnsidering that one of my regular chores growing up was to do the entire family's ironing (because my mom hates to iron so much), I now NEVER iron.  I don't think I've even taken the iron out of the box that I got for a wedding gift 3.5 years ago.  Besides, now that we own a large capacity front loading washer and dryer, ironing isn't really necessary.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 12, 2007, 01:36:53 PM
Ironing is pure evil!
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 12, 2007, 01:52:24 PM
Iron?  What is this 'iron' that you speak of?
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Post by: Jonathan on January 12, 2007, 02:00:40 PM
It's a metal. An element, even. Atomic number 26. Atomic mass 55.845. Chemical symbol Fe, from the Latin ferrum.

Hope that helped.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 15, 2007, 11:00:11 AM
QOTD

What Holidays do you get at work/school/your kid's school?



I get New Year's Day, today, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, December 24-26 (unless it falls on the weekend, and then the adjacent Monday or Friday of the weekend). If the 4th or Veteran's Day falls on a weekend, we get the adjacent day.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 15, 2007, 11:40:22 AM
Holidays at work:  MLK (today - yay!), Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and the Day after, and Christmas Eve through New Years' Day.  The Christmas Eve through New Years' Day thing is pretty awesome, and it makes it almost worthwhile to work for the cheap bastards for the rest of the year.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 15, 2007, 11:50:11 AM
Holidays at work ... Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and a week between Christmas and New Year's
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Post by: Butter on January 15, 2007, 11:55:49 AM
Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving/Black Friday, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day (unless they fall on a weekend, then we get only 1 day off).
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Post by: MissKitty on January 15, 2007, 12:01:36 PM
The barest minimum: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

And of those, I HAVE to work at least one per year and get to choose time+1/2 or a free vacation day.  ](*,)

Maybe I shouldn't complain. When I worked retail the only holiday I didn't have to work was Christmas Day. Not that it was a paid holiday, mind, just the one day I didn't have to go in.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 15, 2007, 12:04:05 PM
Days I get off from babysitting:New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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Post by: Content Chick on January 15, 2007, 12:16:31 PM
At past jobs that weren't retail/restaurant I would get the traditional six:  New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. At this place I get those plus the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve and new this year: 2 floating holidays to be taken whenever. I think I should take those floating holidays pronto before they change their mind.
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Post by: vizzah on January 15, 2007, 12:47:09 PM
paid - Christmas, New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Labor Day

unpaid - Black Friday.  i don't get it, we're CLOSED, but we don't get paid for it.  i guess last year, they closed the other two offices between xmas and new years and folks weren't paid, they only had the option to volunteer to cover shifts here.
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Post by: Dan on January 15, 2007, 12:58:21 PM
My current firm is pretty good with their holidays. We get all of the ones that I feel like we 'should' get and even a few that I'm like, "ummm...okay."

New Years, MLK, Presidents, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Columbus (in lieu of veterans for a better spacing of the holidays), Turkey, Black Friday, Christmas (maybe another day around Xmas), and maybe another day or two in there somewhere depending on the way the calendar works.

I'm off today. Cool.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 15, 2007, 01:09:45 PM
N/A
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Post by: Jonathan on January 15, 2007, 01:31:22 PM
Not today.

I'm guessing (based on previous experience since, you know, we're new) that it will be Memorial Day, 4th of July (because we have a game on the 3rd), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
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Post by: rva on January 15, 2007, 02:00:15 PM
Theoretically, I get off every Federal and state holiday, which would be New Year's, MLK, Washington's birthday, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.  And then also Lee-Jackson day as a state holiday.

Then typically, we'll get the Friday after Thanksgiving off and Dec 24th and 26th.  

EXCEPT:  When the General Assembly is in session, I have to cover.  This knocks out MLK, Lee-Jackson, and Washington.  And then there's a conference I have to go to which is ALWAYS scheduled for Veteran's Day.  Supposedly I get a comp days for this.  However, seeing as how I have long since maxed out my leave, it basically boils down to ME giving the state a holiday by working for free.   Try and guess how hard I'm working today.
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Post by: trixi on January 15, 2007, 09:11:20 PM
New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day are closed days (though since I work in IT, I sometimes must work those days anyway).

MLK, President's Day, Columbus and Veteran's Day are open holidays.  We're open to the public but get those days as floating holidays.  We can choose to take off the day of the holiday or use it some other day.  I like working these floating holidays because there's less traffic coming/going from work :)
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 16, 2007, 08:21:01 AM
We get new years, MLK, presidents day, memorial day, july 4th, thanksgiving day (and the day after), christmas eve, christmas day. We got Columbus day last year but this year it's not on the list.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 16, 2007, 08:40:59 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite dish that has noodles?


I love Beef Stroganoff.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 16, 2007, 09:09:43 AM
I make a delicious veggie noodle cassarole, so probably that.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 16, 2007, 09:26:02 AM
I can only pick one?

My mom makes this chicken casserole that I'd probably have to say is my favorite, if only because I don't get to eat it that frequently.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 16, 2007, 09:45:05 AM
Homemade lasagna.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 16, 2007, 10:16:47 AM
beef and noodles
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Post by: redbobsled on January 16, 2007, 04:23:19 PM
Udon noodles in some vegetarian/miso broth with veggies from Mishima (http://www.mishima.com/menu_udon.html)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 17, 2007, 08:59:07 AM
QOTD

What TV show's return are you most anticipating this month?



Heroes
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 17, 2007, 09:45:20 AM
I think it's actually returning next month, but the only show I'm excitedly waiting for is Lost.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 17, 2007, 10:01:01 AM
Heroes.

I love Lost but it hasn't been so great this year.
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Post by: kcneon on January 17, 2007, 10:10:17 AM
Heroes & Studio 60 - I think they both air this Monday!   :)
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 17, 2007, 10:50:54 AM
In the US: Heroes, Studio 60, Family Guy & Lost

In the UK: Shameless, Vincent, Hustle, & whenever Spooks returns again after its GREAT recent season there.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 17, 2007, 11:13:50 AM
Yeah, I miss Studio 60 as well.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 17, 2007, 11:14:41 AM
In the US: Heroes, Lost

In the UK: Shameless, Life on Mars
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 17, 2007, 11:36:49 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Life on Mars


Oops! I wholeheartedly concur!
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Post by: redbobsled on January 17, 2007, 12:15:41 PM
Jericho, Heroes, Studio 60, Lost.   And The L Word and Extras already came back, so that made me happy too.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 17, 2007, 12:48:26 PM
Studio 60 and Jericho, although I think I read the latter doesn't return until February.

I've been renting season 6 of The Sopranos in order to refresh my memory for April.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 18, 2007, 08:31:08 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite method of going down a snowy hill?


I'll stick with sledding, as it stays much closer to the ground than skiing.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 18, 2007, 08:32:20 AM
sledding
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 18, 2007, 09:39:26 AM
Yesterday: Heroes, HeRoEs, and HEROES!!!

Today: I don't go down snowy hills
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 18, 2007, 09:55:21 AM
Yeah, I tend to avoid snowy hills.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 18, 2007, 09:57:27 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is your favorite method of going down a snowy hill?


Inner tube!!!
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 18, 2007, 10:10:23 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
What is your favorite method of going down a snowy hill?


Slowly, safely and with all limbs intact
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Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2007, 10:28:30 AM
Skiing.
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Post by: Butter on January 18, 2007, 11:07:45 AM
Get up to about 35 in the car, slam on the brakes, and hope for the best.
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Post by: Dan on January 18, 2007, 01:07:44 PM
On two skis, about as fast as I can go.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 19, 2007, 08:51:16 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of puzzle that regularly appears in the newspaper or magazines?


I actually don't spend much time doing any, but if presented a choice, I'd pick Suduko.

When I subscribed to Games magazine, though, the paint by numbers were my favorite.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2007, 09:03:17 AM
Crossword puzzle
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 19, 2007, 09:05:55 AM
Word Search followed closely by crossword.
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Post by: Butter on January 19, 2007, 09:14:42 AM
The Word Jumble, except for the stupid riddle they have at the end.
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Post by: vizzah on January 19, 2007, 10:40:32 AM
crossword.  i can normally do the People magazine one in under 60 seconds.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 19, 2007, 11:08:38 AM
Crossword.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 19, 2007, 11:20:55 AM
Crossword. I'm addicted.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2007, 11:32:50 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
The Word Jumble, except for the stupid riddle they have at the end.

Man are those "jokes" bad...
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Post by: MissKitty on January 19, 2007, 03:06:36 PM
Crossword
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 19, 2007, 03:09:12 PM
Sudoku
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Post by: Butter on January 19, 2007, 03:30:17 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
crossword.  i can normally do the People magazine one in under 60 seconds.


Is that the one with the clues like: Star of Seinfeld, Jerry _______.
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Post by: vizzah on January 19, 2007, 05:10:45 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "vizzah"
crossword.  i can normally do the People magazine one in under 60 seconds.


Is that the one with the clues like: Star of Seinfeld, Jerry _______.


that's the one.  i didn't claim it made me a genius!
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Post by: trixi on January 19, 2007, 06:37:57 PM
Sudoku and the NYT Sunday crossword
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 22, 2007, 08:47:48 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of oatmeal?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 22, 2007, 09:01:38 AM
maple and brown sugar or apple cinnamon.
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Post by: vizzah on January 22, 2007, 09:22:11 AM
this morning i had cinnamon roll, but only because we were out of my favorite - banana bread.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 22, 2007, 09:47:36 AM
I like old fashioned Quaker Oats, prepared with milk and a little bit of brown sugar. YUM!
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 22, 2007, 10:24:21 AM
I'm usually not a big oatmeal fan, but I recently discovered Kashi vanilla oatmeal and really liked it.
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Post by: Butter on January 22, 2007, 10:28:04 AM
Maple-brown sugar.

I like it dry.  I use about 1/2-2/3 of the recommended liquid to prepare it, and just hate it being mushy.  I almost prefer it if the oats are still slightly dry.  And then, I start to wonder if I should just eat dry cereal straight up.  But that would be nasty.
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Post by: Atzend on January 22, 2007, 10:39:10 AM
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I'm not a fan of regular oatmeal or it's consistency.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 22, 2007, 02:19:35 PM
Let's see...it's probably been about twenty years since I had any oatmeal, so I'm not exactly qualified to answer this question.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 22, 2007, 04:27:37 PM
Oatmeal cookies. I don't eat regular oatmeal. I prefer grits.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 22, 2007, 05:25:19 PM
oatmeal - raisins and spice or apple cinnamon or maple/brown sugar.

I don't like regular (plain) oatmeal, and I'm not a fan of the banana oatmeal, but otherwise, I like it all.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 23, 2007, 08:33:09 AM
QOTD

What album do you think you've listened to the most in your lifetime?


Indigo Girls - s/t was played all the time during my Senior year of high school and college and has continued to be a road trip staple ever since.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 23, 2007, 09:06:14 AM
REM: automatic for the people or Suede: dogmanstar
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Post by: Megs79 on January 23, 2007, 09:19:06 AM
radiohead - pablo honey
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Post by: foolsgold on January 23, 2007, 09:31:01 AM
My kneejerk reaction was for the Stone Roses debut, but I did listen to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" a whole lot.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 23, 2007, 09:50:38 AM
Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo
The Who - Quadrophenia
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Post by: watusi on January 23, 2007, 09:53:38 AM
it would have to a beatles album. i'd be hard pressed to narrow it down to one,though.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 23, 2007, 09:53:53 AM
Pink Floyd's "The Wall."

I worked it out that I have probably listened to that album around 576 times.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 23, 2007, 10:11:46 AM
Indigo Girls- Rites of Passage
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Post by: Atzend on January 23, 2007, 11:28:35 AM
Donald Fagan - Night Fly
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Post by: Butter on January 23, 2007, 12:02:18 PM
Honestly, I have no idea.  Every time I've fixated on an album, it usually passes within a week or two, and I move on to the next... coming back to some good ones periodically.  As such, I'll say The Sundays - Reading, Writing & Arithmetic, but it doesn't outdistance a number of others by much.
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Post by: vizzah on January 23, 2007, 12:12:07 PM
probably Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special.
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Post by: doves on January 23, 2007, 12:24:11 PM
Hm.  Good one today!  

Impossible to calculate, given my tendency to obsess over an artist/song/album and play it OVER AND OVER for WEEKS....

As a teen:
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Beatles - White Album, Abbey Road

Any Zep (Which I recorded on cassette when the local AOR Rock station played A-Z Zep, then I listened to on my Walkman--Dang I was stylin'!"

Neil Young - Decade and Rust Never Sleeps
Psychedelic Furs
PIL --Flowers of Romance & 2nd Edition
The Fall--Grotesque
Sex Pistols --Never Mind the B's
Rolling Stones--Satanic Majesty's and that octagonal album
Jethro Tull --Warchild and Aqualung
and this one hurts: Lords of the New Church, LOTNC

Now:  
ANY and ALL 16 Horsepower (Thank you 97x!)
Radiohead, OK Computer
Tom Waits--Raindogs
Portishead
Various Muse and Placebo

so forth and so on...
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Post by: Jonathan on January 23, 2007, 12:49:33 PM
Man is this a tough question. I know which tape I've listened to the most, the Violent Femmes s/t debut because that's the only tape I can actually remember wearing out. But the CD era lasted so much longer, I know that's not the album I've listened to the most. If I had to guess, I'd say the answer to that one is probably Nevermind.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 23, 2007, 01:22:30 PM
ALthough I don't listen to them as much anymore, for plain old amount of listening overall though:

10,000 Maniacs - Our time in Eden
Tori Amos-Little Earthquakes
Stone Roses-s/t
Velocity Girl - Simpatico
Cub-Come out, come out
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Post by: trixi on January 23, 2007, 08:36:49 PM
Yesterday--Apples and cinnamon
Today--Violator, probably closely followed by the Unforgettable Fire
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 24, 2007, 08:46:15 AM
QOTD

Have you ever replaced CDs with newly remastered versions?
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Post by: MissKitty on January 24, 2007, 09:04:55 AM
I've done this with my Robin Hitchcock stuff. I bought all the LPs as imports, then bought the domestics, then bought the import CDs when they came out, then picked up the domestic CDs when they were released, then when they were remastered with added tracks, guess who bought them yet again?
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Post by: Jonathan on January 24, 2007, 09:51:23 AM
Well, since I can't tell the difference between 96k mp3s, 128k mp3s, and 192k mp3s, I'm guessing that the subtleties of newly re-mastered CDs would probably be lost on me.
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 24, 2007, 07:02:21 PM
woah, great question yesterday.

possibly sonic youth's "dirty" or belly's "feed the tree" if not "king" but "king" probably beats them all.

today's question- nope.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 24, 2007, 08:46:50 PM
nope
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 25, 2007, 08:10:11 AM
QOTD

When building a snowman, what are your preferred items of decoration?


I generally go the natural route with twigs and rocks. Last time we had major snow, I discovered that pine needles can make for interesting hair.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2007, 10:54:04 AM
Huh. Never thought about using pine straw for hair. Good idea.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 26, 2007, 08:48:07 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred method of carrying around your ID, etc.?



I do the standard purse thing, but if at a sporting event, I downsize to just my wallet.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 26, 2007, 09:02:36 AM
I'm very picky about my style of wallet. After my old one was stolen, I went about two years just carrying my ID and bank card in my pocket because I couldn't find a wallet I was happy with. As a result, they both got realy beat up.

Kelly eventually bought me a leather wallet with the UNC logo branded into it as a present. It's not perfect, and I probably wouldn't have bought it myself, but I'm getting used to it.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 26, 2007, 09:15:49 AM
I usually carry a purse, but if I'm going to a show or something, I just put my ID, a credit card and some cash in a tiny change purse that fits in my front pocket.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 26, 2007, 09:49:38 AM
Normally, I carry a purse. If I'm out running errands with the kid, I put my wallet and cellphone in the diaper bag. If we're out at a bar or club, I'll put my ID and cash in one of my front pockets or make my darling husband carry it in his wallet.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 26, 2007, 12:32:02 PM
wallet
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 26, 2007, 12:38:18 PM
It's almost always in my wallet in my purse. If I'm going to a bar or a show or somewhere that I don't want to take my purse/wallet to, I stick it in my pants pocket ... where it usually ends up staying until roughly the fifth time I've needed my ID and couldn't find it in my wallet.
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Post by: trixi on January 26, 2007, 01:03:51 PM
Typically in my purse, but I carry bare minimum with me to places I don't want to drag a purse, so it goes in a pocket.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 26, 2007, 01:08:41 PM
Currently, I have an Orla kiely wallet (turquoise stem print), and then my wallet is in my purse...of which I have many.  Currently, I've been using my smallish green nylon Kate Spade bag. I also have 4 Orla Kiely bags which I sometimes switch off to, as well as another silver Kate Spade.

I am a handbag whore.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 26, 2007, 01:37:17 PM
I have a purse I carry around. My wallet has a Clemson Tigers logo on the front. (big surprise) On that note, I also have Tiger Rag as my cell phone ring tone.
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Post by: Rafe on January 26, 2007, 01:47:05 PM
I don't usually carry any ID, But perhaps I sholud think about doing this. Cash and keys I keep in my trouser pockets. I do this because If anyone tries to pick my pocket I a) get my balls juggled for free, and b) Would have the chance to catch them at it and punch their teeth down their throat for trying to violate me and steal my stuff.
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Post by: rva on January 26, 2007, 02:22:56 PM
At one point, I tried to do just a money clip but it didn't work.  I hate wallets and I hate keys.  Especially with every store in the world now trying to give you a card or key ring thingie and rip you off without one.

I would prefer to have some kind of bag and just put everything in that.  Unfortunately, that would be a purse.
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Post by: trixi on January 26, 2007, 04:48:32 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
I don't usually carry any ID, But perhaps I sholud think about doing this. Cash and keys I keep in my trouser pockets. I do this because If anyone tries to pick my pocket I a) get my balls juggled for free, and


Thanks for the laugh Rafe!  I'm glad I had just put down my tea, otherwise my laptop might not be functioning anymore
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 26, 2007, 06:01:43 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
I usually carry a purse, but if I'm going to a show or something, I just put my ID, a credit card and some cash in a tiny change purse that fits in my front pocket.


*nod* Same here.   Cept sometimes I just stick my ID in one bra cup and some money in the other.

I also have a buncha rotating purses much like redbobsled, only mine are offbrands. I sort of get in trouble for being a purse whore.  So I learned how to sew my own.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 29, 2007, 08:56:27 AM
QOTD

What video game (console, arcade, or PC) have you played the most during your life?



It's been the Civilization series, with Civ 2 as the probable most played.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 29, 2007, 09:15:26 AM
Galaga!!!!!
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 29, 2007, 10:20:46 AM
Quake
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Post by: Jonathan on January 29, 2007, 11:20:06 AM
You think I'm going to say Football Manager, don't you? But you'd be wrong. It's actually Diamond Mind Baseball. FM has a ways to go before it catches up with DMB.
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Post by: trixi on January 29, 2007, 11:31:17 AM
Ms. Pacman
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Post by: MissKitty on January 29, 2007, 12:14:00 PM
Silverball Mania pinball game.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 29, 2007, 12:27:17 PM
Hmmmmm...that's a tough one...Tetris, Super Mario 3, or RC Pro Am for the NES...maybe.
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Post by: Juliana on January 29, 2007, 12:59:23 PM
The other day:
I love LOVE purses.  It's a family addiction that my sisters and I share.  In my purse I carry a wallet.  At shows, I'll take a small purse I can wear over one shoulder across my chest.  I can't stand to not have a purse.  I don't like my pockets to be filled with junk.

Today- The Marios, with Zeldas coming in second.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 29, 2007, 01:19:26 PM
Sim City
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Post by: Dan on January 29, 2007, 01:48:15 PM
Warcraft 3 by far.
Prior to WC3, it'd be close between SimCity, Gran Turismo, NHL Hockey '94, Soul Blade, F-Zero, Tecmo Super Bowl, and a dozen other games. Although my nickname in college was Dan Turismo, so there's a good chance that one takes the cake.
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Post by: c-lando on January 29, 2007, 03:15:59 PM
Super Mario Brothers. I played so much that I used to dream about going around, jumping great lengths and bopping stuff with my head. :)

On The Greg's behalf, I also would like to throw in an (dis)honorable mention for PC's Command & Conquer which has stolen my boyfriend from me. Seriously. I'm going to throw the computer out of the window.
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Post by: Rafe on January 29, 2007, 03:32:52 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Ms. Pacman

I used to play this and the male version of the game all the time. When I was about ten, my school purchased a computer, and this was the only game we had access to during our lunch breaks. I was bloody brilliant at it!

It doesn't quite fit the bill for today's question, but the one arcade/bar game I have played unquestionably more than any other is Pinball. I think at one time in my life, I would even have given that deaf, dumb and blind kid a run for his money, particularly if we went head-to-head on the Addams Family machine. "Cousin It!!"
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Post by: Atzend on January 29, 2007, 04:38:06 PM
Either Doom or Dr. Mario
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Post by: redbobsled on January 29, 2007, 06:24:48 PM
Perhaps Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball.  My friends and I were obsessed with it in college.

As for regular video games/consoles, I spent a lot of time with my Atari 2600 as a kid.
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Post by: dirk on January 29, 2007, 08:04:23 PM
Easily Street Fighter 2.  I remember heading to the arcade a couple times a week to line up and play SF2.  Standing around with up to sometime 20 people all playing try to hold onto your spot.  I met a hell of a lot of people playing SF2, especially when I was UC.  And I was one of the bes Chun Li player in the area, if I do say so myself.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 30, 2007, 08:26:13 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite type of bread?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 30, 2007, 08:30:20 AM
everyday: multi-grain, specialty: challah.
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Post by: vizzah on January 30, 2007, 08:33:41 AM
gaaaaaaaaarlic.  i would eat garlic bread with anything. or with nothing at all.  

but as far as everyday stuff, just plain whole wheat.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 30, 2007, 08:43:44 AM
Rye. I love love love it!
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Post by: MissKitty on January 30, 2007, 09:21:30 AM
Pumpernickel.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 30, 2007, 09:25:13 AM
I do like garlic bread. Especially if it's French bread.
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Post by: foolsgold on January 30, 2007, 09:33:20 AM
The best bread I've ever had was at Pho Paris.  It was a simple French bread, but has been brushed with sea salt, honey and rosemary.  

Otherwise, I love stuff like pumpkin, cranberry, zucchini and especially banana breads.

For the day to day stuff, I go multigrain.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 30, 2007, 11:30:03 AM
I love the brown bread at the cheesecake factory

normal bread though- wheat
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2007, 11:35:37 AM
English Supermarket Sliced Bread.
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Post by: redbobsled on January 30, 2007, 11:58:31 AM
Corn rye.  I'll eat it plain even.

Unless I'm having Pb&J, in which case I prefer multigrain or whole wheat or potato bread.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 30, 2007, 01:28:34 PM
sourdough or some kind of garlic bread.
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Post by: Dan on January 30, 2007, 01:30:18 PM
I love pumpkin bread, garlic bread, and big fluffy quality bread when I'm having a sandwich (type not important).
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Post by: snakelady on January 30, 2007, 06:54:34 PM
sourdough or salted rye
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 30, 2007, 07:11:39 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's your favorite type of bread?


The potato bread they make at Loafers is amazing.  Chunks of cheese and potato in it!  Mmmm.  So delicious!

Beer bread is pretty awesome, too.  Especially with soup or beef stew.

But everyday, I like dark rye bread.  Or wheat.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 31, 2007, 08:42:21 AM
QOTD

What's your routine for going to bed?
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Post by: Dan on January 31, 2007, 08:43:35 AM
take out contacts
brush teeth
strip
turn off lights
climb into bed
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Post by: vizzah on January 31, 2007, 09:17:25 AM
take out contacts
brush teeth
use baby wipe to remove makeup (too lazy to wash my face)
set alarms on phone and clock
dot mint julep masque on any blemishes
turn up the heat
smooch the feller
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Post by: MissKitty on January 31, 2007, 09:25:34 AM
Lay out clothing for next morning (if it's a workday)
Select and put gym clothes into bag (again, if it's a workday)
wash face
brush teeth
put on jammies
set clock (if it's a workday)
climb into bed
read for 15-30 minutes
say "night-night" to hubby
turn off light
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 31, 2007, 09:30:13 AM
Check on the little one (if she's already in bed)
brush out hair, put up in ponytail
wash face
take vitamins
brush teeth
turn on alarm
kiss hubby goodnight
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 31, 2007, 09:59:26 AM
use the bathroom
brush teeth
take birth control pill
get in bed
kiss hubby
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 31, 2007, 10:23:30 AM
If at my place ...
turn down heat
take dog out for final pee of the day
turn on TV in bedroom
pee
wash hands
brush teeth
drink water
strip
get in bed
double-check alarm
set TV sleep timer
kiss the man-child

If at his place ...
turn on heat in bedroom
pee
wash hands
brush teeth
put on pj's (because he keeps the place so frickin' COLD)
drink water
get in bed
kiss the man-child

There are also frequently tickling and/or wrestling matches in-between the last two steps of the process.  :twisted:
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Post by: Jonathan on January 31, 2007, 12:01:58 PM
Fall asleep on couch in front of TV
Wake up three hours later confused and disoriented
Stumble into bathroom
Brush teeth
Peel contacts from eyes if wearing them that day
Crawl into bed and hope she doesn't notice the time and that I feel asleep on the couch watching TV AGAIN...
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Post by: watusi on January 31, 2007, 12:08:08 PM
strip
fuck
rinse
(repeat)
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Post by: redbobsled on January 31, 2007, 12:18:01 PM
bathroom
put on pjs
take out contacts
brush teeth
check to see if gus is hiding under the bed
check to see if lulu is trapped in my closet
get in bed
make sure alarm is set for 6:40 AM
read/watch tv
whine to get backrubs from brian
go to sleep
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 31, 2007, 05:45:20 PM
That information is classified.
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Post by: snakelady on January 31, 2007, 08:28:13 PM
Seems there are a lot of nekkid sleepers in this crowd.

wash face
brush teeth
strip
take off jewelry
hurry under the covers before the dog slobbers on me
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 31, 2007, 10:58:15 PM
As I've already changed into my PJs earlier in the evening:

Brush teeth
Take out contacts
Check time on alarm clock
Turn on alarm clock
Get in bed
Read
Wake up in order to turn off light
Fall back asleep
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 01, 2007, 08:27:33 AM
QOTD

Do you ever feed the birds?
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Post by: MissKitty on February 01, 2007, 08:58:41 AM
Not anymore.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 01, 2007, 09:53:38 AM
I usually put out old bread, crackers, cereal, and chips for the birds. I hope to get a proper bird feeder this spring.
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Post by: foolsgold on February 01, 2007, 09:55:08 AM
I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too.  It gives me a sense of enormous well-being.  And then I'm happy for the rest of the day, safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it.
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Post by: watusi on February 01, 2007, 10:07:05 AM
we've got a hanging feeder plus a hummingbird feeder. most of it ends up on the ground where a feeding frenzy ensues.the leftovers are eaten by the über Jagdhunde.we've also got 2 nails sticking out of the tree about 7 feet high that we stick corn or apples on for the tree rats.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 01, 2007, 10:14:28 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too.  It gives me a sense of enormous well-being.  And then I'm happy for the rest of the day, safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it.


parklife. nice.


we have a birdfeeder and birdfood, yet the food has not made the transition to actually feeding the birds yet.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 01, 2007, 11:08:38 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too.  It gives me a sense of enormous well-being.  And then I'm 'appy for the rest of the day, safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my 'eart devoted to it.

I hate you for stealing my answer. Wanker.

Fixed it to "cockney it up," too.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 01, 2007, 12:23:02 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you ever feed the birds?


Is that what the kids are calling it these days?  :-s
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 01, 2007, 01:37:02 PM
birds are evil
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 02, 2007, 08:39:40 AM
QOTD

Will you be watching the Superbowl and if so, who will you be cheering for?


It's Peyton's year!
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Post by: Butter on February 02, 2007, 08:50:22 AM
Colts 28-Bears 21

That would make me $125, so please make it so.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 02, 2007, 08:54:03 AM
Will definitely be watching. While I loves me some Lovie Smith (and Robbie Gould is a former Nittany Lion), it'll be the Colts all the way!
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 02, 2007, 09:07:16 AM
I'm rooting for the Colts, but I'll be using the time to study instead of watching.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 02, 2007, 09:09:20 AM
Colts.
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Post by: watusi on February 02, 2007, 09:47:59 AM
i could not possibly care less.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 02, 2007, 10:02:46 AM
kinda not really
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Post by: Juliana on February 02, 2007, 10:14:47 AM
We'll probably do what we did last year, which is DVR the game, and watch the commercials, and fast forward through the game.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 02, 2007, 10:49:14 AM
Quote from: "Juliana"
We'll probably do what we did last year, which is DVR the game, and watch the commercials, and fast forward through the game.


That's what I do when the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. God I'm sick of the Patriots.

Buzz's answer works for me. Kinda, but not really. I'm not exactly excited about the matchup, and I think it'll be a defensive struggle. The first team to score two touchdowns will be the winner.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 02, 2007, 12:10:37 PM
I think I'll use that time to go out to dinner, see movies, and go shopping.
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Post by: vizzah on February 02, 2007, 02:25:03 PM
i don't really watch the game, per se.  
my folks always have a superbowl party, but i'm usually drunk because i could give a crap about football.  sports are totally lost on me.  i don't get it and i don't care to learn (despite K's best efforts to teach me every time he watches a game).  

i usually just jump on the bandwagon as far as routing for a team, and it looks like my family's  backing the Colts this year.
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Post by: Atzend on February 02, 2007, 02:28:45 PM
I would like to try and watch the actual game.  I don't care who wins, hopefully, it'll be a semi- entertaining game.
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Post by: trixi on February 02, 2007, 05:20:47 PM
Da Bears
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Post by: Dan on February 04, 2007, 10:52:45 AM
I'll be watching. The game more than the commercials. I'd like a good game and I'd like the Colts to win, but I think I'll be watching with a Bears fan so it'll be weird. Either way, the Super Bowl and I get along.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 05, 2007, 08:55:51 AM
QOTD

What are your thoughts on Prince?
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 05, 2007, 09:04:15 AM
He's a great entertainer. Best halftime show in years.
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Post by: Butter on February 05, 2007, 09:13:51 AM
I think my wife is taller than him.
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Post by: vizzah on February 05, 2007, 10:13:04 AM
LOVE HIM.  best half-time show ever.  in history.  ok, at least in my lifetime.  no one gets a group of females ranging from ages 9 to 63 hot and bothered like that dude.  
and butter, i'm SURE your wife is taller than him.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 05, 2007, 11:11:29 AM
I'm disappointed he didn't sing "Darling Nikki" during the halftime show. That would have gone over well.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 05, 2007, 11:23:28 AM
I liked it. But I liked watching my daughter dance to him more (she twirled herself around so much she collided with the tv). WAY better than the aerosmith/britney spears/justin timberlake crapfest...
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Post by: Jonathan on February 05, 2007, 11:25:34 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"
LOVE HIM.  best half-time show ever.  in history.  ok, at least in my lifetime.  no one gets a group of females ranging from ages 9 to 63 hot and bothered like that dude.

Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
I liked it. But I liked watching my daughter dance to him more (she twirled herself around so much she collided with the tv).


Looks like you'll have to adjust the age range in your statement downwards, Viz...
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Post by: watusi on February 05, 2007, 11:38:13 AM
I hear he makes some good-ass pancakes.
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Post by: Dan on February 05, 2007, 01:29:34 PM
I like the story that Kevin Smith tells about working for him in the "An Evening with Kevin Smith" DVD. Cracks me up how crazy Prince is...
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 05, 2007, 03:25:38 PM
Eh, he's there.  I don't really like or dislike him.  However, I was impressed that he didn't get electrocuted or fall on his ass during the show.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 06, 2007, 08:25:39 AM
QOTD

In addition to a coat, what do you wear when going outside when it's bitterly cold?


I go with a hat, scarf, and gloves. If I'll be outside for a longer period of time, I'll put mittens over the gloves.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 06, 2007, 08:34:39 AM
Hat, scarf, gloves. Today I am also wearing flannel-lined trousers.
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Post by: vizzah on February 06, 2007, 09:00:18 AM
gloves and a scarf.  i used to wear hats, but everytime i move i seem to lose them.  but, now my hair is long enough to cover my ears anyway.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 06, 2007, 09:06:10 AM
I usually get a beanie every year that I can pull over my ears and just wear the hell out of it that winter. I also got some new leather gloves for Christmas. You know how Vizzah is always losing hats when she moves? Well, I'm the same way with gloves.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 06, 2007, 09:12:47 AM
Scarf, gloves. Sometimes I'll wear a hat or ear muffs, but it all depends on what I grab when I run out the door and how long I'll be outside. Today my husband is wearing: his mid-weight long underwear, the carhartt overalls meant for frigid temps, a t-shirt, his workshirt, a hooded sweatshirt, his carhartt jackett, gloves under his work gloves, and a balaclava.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 06, 2007, 11:11:17 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What are your thoughts on Prince?


LOVE Prince. When that marching band came out onto the field during halftime playing the intro to "1999," I freaked. That rocked!

My only complaint was that he's written so many crazy-awesome songs over the last 25 years, yet he chose instead to spend valuable halftime-show time covering a Foo Fighters song. I would have much preferred to hear "I Would Die 4 U" or "Pop Life" or "When Doves Cry" or "Seven" ... or just about anything else.

Saw him live here on the Musicology tour a few years ago and it was a phenomenal show.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 06, 2007, 11:55:46 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

In addition to a coat, what do you wear when going outside when it's bitterly cold?


Yesterday and today I put on a hat and then earmuffs over the hat (the kind of earmuffs that hook around the back of your head instead of the top), mittens over my leather gloves, and a scarf.

Because there's no heat in my office, I also have thermal underwear on, two pairs of socks, and a couple of shirts under a heavy fisherman's sweater.

Good times.  :2gunfire:
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 06, 2007, 12:19:46 PM
I wear a thin, fleece coat and gloves. That's it. I know, I should wear something warmer, but I don't. I hate being hot. I only started wearing the thin coat since I moved here. When I was in SC I refused to ever wear a coat.
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Post by: trixi on February 06, 2007, 01:37:24 PM
The last few days I switched from my normal winter coat to a down parka.  Quite toasty warm in it and it has a hood.  The hood is handy because I hate wearing hats, and I've lost my earmuffs.  I also wrap myself in my tigger scarf and wear mittens.  Today, knowing that I'll probably be driving home late at night and trudging thru some snow, I wore my wool socks.  

On a normal winter day, it's just the scarf and mittens.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 06, 2007, 02:35:34 PM
a grimace
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 07, 2007, 08:33:02 AM
QOTD

What does your shower curtain look like?



Mine is a cotton yellow, pink, green, and blue evenly spaced plaid on white with a white liner.
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Post by: vizzah on February 07, 2007, 08:42:12 AM
we're looking for a new one right now.  in the last few months, we've gone through black w/white polka dots, blue mosaic tile pattern, and now we're on the underwater fish scene.  i personally cant stand the fish one, but it was on clearance and my bridal shower is in two weeks.  the only problem is, now target tagged our shower curtain as "web only, out of stock."  long story short, i picked out a new one, and soon it will look like this:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/vizzah/11348.jpg)
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 07, 2007, 08:49:35 AM
Ours is maroon.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 07, 2007, 09:07:03 AM
Ours is a hand-me-down from friends. It's gauzy cotton with embroidered flowers.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 07, 2007, 10:06:16 AM
Cotton with thin, brightly multicolored, vertical stripes and a clear liner
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Post by: Megs79 on February 07, 2007, 10:23:26 AM
Ours is black jacquard with circles and squares.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 07, 2007, 11:09:16 AM
The first floor bathroom's is green. We have a weird shower door on the upstairs shower (that will change soon if I get my way).
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Post by: redbobsled on February 07, 2007, 12:44:20 PM
ours is a white waffle weave from Pottery Barn.  Actually, we have two of them because our shower sort of sticks out into the room and is only enclosed on 2 sides.  You try drilling into tile to install a curved shower rod..... our other bathroom has a funky geometric turquoise, yellow, and brown shower curtain. In fact, it's  this (http://www.lnt.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1959160&cp=1331604.1331614.1331932&parentPage=family) one.
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Post by: Atzend on February 07, 2007, 02:05:38 PM
Gloves and scarf

No shower curtain, just a glass door
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Post by: rva on February 07, 2007, 03:56:45 PM
black and tan circle pattern in a strip, alternating with plain white stripes.  That makes it sound a little more busy than it actually is.
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Post by: scurvygirl on February 07, 2007, 07:29:58 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
No shower curtain, just a glass door


Same here.  This one time, when Owen was in the shower, I totally "The Grudge'd" him by contorting my face against the glass and growling.  He screamed like a girl.  It was awesome.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 07, 2007, 10:02:07 PM
Light blue with fish and mold on it.
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Post by: trixi on February 07, 2007, 10:08:34 PM
Guest bath has a nice white cloth (with a plaid type design--also in white) on it with white liner.  Mine has only a navy liner.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 08, 2007, 09:01:12 AM
QOTD

How noisy are your neighbors?


Mine had been quite for years, but the current ones have a dog that barks incessantly and they're noisy drunks - particularly when it comes to closing doors.
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Post by: c-lando on February 08, 2007, 09:04:58 AM
We don't really have neighbors at the moment. Our house is on a corner lot, so there is no one to our left. The guy who owns the house to the right really just works out of his house (it was his childhood home) and LIVES somewhere else. It's rare that we even see him. The folks behind us are selling their house and have already moved somewhere else. It's LOVELY.
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Post by: vizzah on February 08, 2007, 09:11:19 AM
our neighbors to the left are cool, so we really don't care fi they're a little loud (though they aren't).  but, our neighbors to the right are evil white trash scum, and their stupid kids are loud and tacky and i hate them.  and their little dog, too.
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Post by: Butter on February 08, 2007, 09:15:32 AM
The guy on the left of us is barely home unless he's banging his too young for him girlfriend, while the people on the other side are actually generally quiet now that crazy crime boy doesn't come around much... although they do become a bit noisier on the weekends because that's when the demand for crystal meth is at its highest.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 08, 2007, 09:23:05 AM
Our neighbor to the left passed away and the family is still sorting out what to do with the home, so right now it is very quiet over there. The neighbors to our right are great and not noisy at all.

Now the folks two doors away, they are another story, but it's better than it was.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 08, 2007, 09:29:14 AM
We have some of the best neighbors on the damn planet. Most are pretty quiet, the couple two doors down can get loud once or twice a summer if they throw a party (the wife is a VERY noisy drunk) but they move the party inside around 11 pm so they don't bother the neighbors much. The lady next door to us has two golden retrievers and one small yappy dog in a yard big enough for one small to medium size dog. They bark when they see anyone in the alley or walking out their back door. Thankfully, she doesn't let them out more often that necessary. She's not even a bad neighbor, just has noisy dogs.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 08, 2007, 09:31:18 AM
our neighbors, being old ladies, are not noisy, just nosy.
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Post by: Dan on February 08, 2007, 01:18:53 PM
I can't hear any neighbors specifically. Otherwise, it's just the general NYC noise that floats through the window.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 08, 2007, 01:34:54 PM
Our next door neighbor is a flight attendant for American, and he lives alone, so he's totally quiet.... when he's even there.   On the other side of us is a group of 3 rental houses on one lot.  The tenants have had some turnover, but the ones now are mostly quiet.  Overall, we live in a very quiet neighborhood....which is surprising considering it's on the border of downtown Pasadena and sort of on the edge of a crack neighborhood and a very nice neighborhood....falling in limbo somewhere in between.

Oh, then there are the people who moved into a house on the adjacent street....and their backyard overlooks our deck....and they have loud sex....and before they invested in windowcoverings, we could not only HEAR them having sex but see them.... every time we looked out the master bathroom window.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 08, 2007, 04:47:39 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How noisy are your neighbors?


You know damn well how noisy my neighbors are. I've problem complained about it to you a million times in the past year and a half...
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Post by: Atzend on February 08, 2007, 05:10:24 PM
Considering I'm in a bar district it's suprisingly not nearly as noisy as I would have thought.  It's a bit louder in the summer with the bar doors and patios are open.   You get the occassional screaming or singing drunk stumbling down the street, but other than that, the neighbors on either side of us are reasonably quiet.
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Post by: watusi on February 08, 2007, 05:18:45 PM
we ARE the noisy neighbors.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 09, 2007, 09:12:37 AM
QOTD

What is the most common material that your clothes are made of?



I'm all about the cotton, although the percentage of wool in the wintertime has been increasing over the past few years. Today is wool sweater and socks, and cotton for everything else.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 09, 2007, 09:16:21 AM
Cotton. Free t-shirts tend to be made out of them.

Although a lot of my jerseys are made out of space-age moisture-wicking fibers. But I've got a lot more t-shirts than anything.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 09, 2007, 09:20:06 AM
cotton.  though I seem to be accruing a lot of cashmere lately.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 09, 2007, 09:23:51 AM
Good use of the word "accrue". It's an under-rated word.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 09, 2007, 09:59:52 AM
Cotton
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Post by: MissKitty on February 09, 2007, 10:00:07 AM
Cotton, with wool a distant second.

Most of my workout clothing is made of that space-age moisture-wicking fabric that Jonathan spoke of. It's fine most of the year, but I'm finding that it increases my liklihood of getting static shocks in the winter.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 09, 2007, 10:07:01 AM
Most common is cotton. Second is probably flannel since that's what all of my winter "Life Is Good" lounge pants are made of.

(http://www.synergistsaddles.com/images/Life-is-Good/WTHORSSU.gif)
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Post by: vizzah on February 09, 2007, 10:27:52 AM
cotton.
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Post by: Butter on February 12, 2007, 08:40:47 AM
Red vinyl.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 12, 2007, 08:51:32 AM
QOTD

Did you watch any of the Grammys?


I did, making a special point to see The Police. The rest I watched on fast forward, which really speeds up the show.
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Post by: Butter on February 12, 2007, 09:04:01 AM
Red vinyl.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 12, 2007, 09:09:03 AM
We watched the police and caught bits and pieces of the rest of the show. Saw the "my grammy moment" bit, still not sure what I think about that. Was kinda cool to see Tony Bennett win another grammy though...
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Post by: Jonathan on February 12, 2007, 10:17:45 AM
Oops. The Grammys were on?

I agree with Shiv...I'd pay more attention to the performances than who wins the actual awards.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 12, 2007, 11:01:51 AM
I taped the show so that I could see The Police, but I haven't watched it yet.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 12, 2007, 12:31:40 PM
We watched The Police, and then suffered all the way up to seeing Rascal Flatts doing a karaoke/American Idol-type version of The Eagles, which is when we leapt for the remote and switched the TV off.
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Post by: Juliana on February 12, 2007, 12:34:27 PM
I thought that The Police were a huge letdown.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 12, 2007, 12:38:51 PM
I watched The Police kicks things off then left the room as quickly as possible.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 12, 2007, 12:55:38 PM
Nope.  I had a really bad headache.  The Grammys are super boring because no one interesting is ever nominated.  It's the LCD of award shows.
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Post by: Dan on February 12, 2007, 01:22:14 PM
Nope.
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Post by: virgil p colon on February 12, 2007, 01:25:33 PM
I forgot that they were on.
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Post by: vizzah on February 12, 2007, 03:01:36 PM
i watched up until about 10:30, right before the JT performance.  i would have watched it all, but i wanted to get in bed early since the whole company got a group chew-out for bring late every morning.
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Post by: Butter on February 12, 2007, 03:06:30 PM
You should've come in late and enjoyed the delicious irony of being late to a meeting about being late.

But then maybe not, as they might've let you enjoy the delicious irony of the unemployment line.
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Post by: Atzend on February 12, 2007, 03:10:22 PM
Didn't watch it.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 13, 2007, 08:18:01 AM
QOTD

Which was your favorite Golden Girl?
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 13, 2007, 08:52:39 AM
Dorothy! Bea Arthur is one of my all-time heroes.

(http://static.flickr.com/47/140144085_d90148c778_m.jpg)
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Post by: Jonathan on February 13, 2007, 10:35:58 AM
I can honestly say I do not have a favorite Golden Girl.
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Post by: Dan on February 13, 2007, 10:39:57 AM
You know there is a rule out there somewhere which states that no straight man should be expected to answer such a question, right?
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Post by: MissKitty on February 13, 2007, 11:42:50 AM
My Mom!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 14, 2007, 08:29:36 AM
QOTD

Candy, flowers, or something else?


I'd enjoy receiving candy today and would give something else (probably music), but it's really just a moot point.

-Perpetually single
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 14, 2007, 09:28:01 AM
Most definitely something else  :whipitgood:
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Post by: vizzah on February 14, 2007, 10:34:36 AM
we don't really "do" valentines day, if that's what this is in reference to.  this morning we exchanged "happy stupid, made-up holiday, honey," and i'm sure we'll do a little "something else," but that has nothing to do with the fact that it's v-day.  just that it's wednesday.  and we both have a pulse.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 14, 2007, 10:52:47 AM
I like candy, not just today, but any day.  Hell, I just bought myself a Snickers bar from the vending machine for breakfast.  I made the honey cookies yesterday so he could eat them for breakfast today, but generally, we don't "do" valentine's day either.  I think the cookies were mostly because I'm sappy this year because we just got engaged and I'm all goofy with planning a wedding and stuff.  And because he really likes cookies.

I think I might order the dorky heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's to eat while we watch Lost tonight, pizza and Lost seems to be the height of our V-day festivities (we had Freschetta last year).
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 14, 2007, 10:56:36 AM
Chocolate. Not filled chocolate but just some good quality chocolate. I like flowers too.

I got Butter an assortment of dark chocolates.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 14, 2007, 11:09:39 AM
We exchanged cards and gifts, they were small this year (money's tight right now). So it was cards, wine, chocolate, and books. But today's special for us for reasons other than valentine's day.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 14, 2007, 11:37:19 AM
I love flowers--but not for Valentine's Day because I don't like the fact that they charge more on VD (and also Mother's Day and Sweetest Day). A bouquet that normally costs $12 suddenly doubles in price. No thanks!
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Post by: Dan on February 14, 2007, 12:22:28 PM
I prefer to give flowers.
I've never gotten anything more than a card. Which is fine by me.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 14, 2007, 12:26:33 PM
I am giving the gift of gourmet ice cream (from Jeni's in COlumbus).  Brian woke up early and made me breakfast before work and left a cute little stuffed ugly doll cat wrist rest for me in the car.  Unfortunately, I am still slogging through my xhtml homework and will not have time for any Valentine's Day festivities until at least tomorrow night.  Boo.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 14, 2007, 12:40:58 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Most definitely something else  :whipitgood:


Archaeological  relics?
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 14, 2007, 05:39:06 PM
Whiskey dammit!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 15, 2007, 08:25:45 AM
QOTD

What kind of socks are you wearing today?


Grey wool with snowflakes. Toasty!
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 15, 2007, 08:51:29 AM
white cotton
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 15, 2007, 09:03:55 AM
I'm not wearing socks.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 15, 2007, 09:26:50 AM
White cotton socks. I think that's all I own, except for a couple of pairs of dress socks or hiking socks that aren't white, but are equally boring.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 15, 2007, 10:04:54 AM
black cotton.

BORING.
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Post by: Butter on February 15, 2007, 10:14:16 AM
Toe socks.
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Post by: virgil p colon on February 15, 2007, 12:15:59 PM
white cotton, with gray toes
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2007, 01:01:52 PM
Inner layer: white anklets made of some fancy-schmancy non-natural moisture-wicking material.
Outer layer: brown cotton socks with a mystical argyle pattern.
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Post by: Atzend on February 15, 2007, 01:05:40 PM
Yesterday was something else.  We didn't do anything special, except he did take me to a Chinese Buffet in his sweatpants.  Classy!  

White cotton.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 15, 2007, 01:16:34 PM
the kind that cover my feet
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Post by: vizzah on February 15, 2007, 01:37:33 PM
i'm actually wearing 3 pairs of socks.  it's pretty damn cold in my office, and my sneakers (part of my "uniform") don't hold up under these elements well.  
layer 1: hot pink steve madden socks w/a white lightning bold and the brand name stitched in
layer 2: white socks w/dancing monkeys
layer 3: fuzzy black chenille socks.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 15, 2007, 03:11:36 PM
I'm wearing thick, thermal socks. Toasty!
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2007, 03:30:35 PM
Thick grey wool socks
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Post by: Butter on February 15, 2007, 03:32:46 PM
For just a second, I thought you said "thick grey wool sucks".  In which case I thought you were being a bit harsh.
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2007, 04:31:37 PM
oooh, since when are you a big defender of thick grey wool? Huh?

Personally I'm on a vendetta against all thick grey wool. Jihad on that wool!
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2007, 05:00:26 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
For just a second, I thought you said "thick grey wool sucks".


Now that you mention it, thick grey wool DOES suck. :-k

Fuck thick grey wool!  :2gunfire:

[insert Rafe/sheep joke here]
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Post by: redbobsled on February 15, 2007, 05:45:41 PM
None.  It's 80 degrees outside.
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Post by: trixi on February 15, 2007, 09:31:15 PM
Black cotton socks with candy hearts on them.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 16, 2007, 08:56:34 AM
QOTD

Inspired by the Klondike Bar thread, what was your worst travel experience?


See my story in that thread.
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Post by: foolsgold on February 16, 2007, 09:08:39 AM
I travel a fair amount, so I'm used to most inconveniences that arise during travel, however, nothing could compare with a trip to Tahiti.  On the outbound, we were supposed to fly from Columbus, connect in Detroit and land in LAX, then catch Air Hawaii to Tahiti.  However, our flight was cancelled and the trip took us from Columbus, back to Cincinnati to Louisville to Nashville to Dallas to LAX.  

On the return, one of the two Air Hawaii planes had engine problems, so we were bumped.  After sitting in a non-air conditioned tropical airport for 12 hours without so much of an update about our flight's status, around 2:30 in the morning, the passengers were getting reckless.  At one point, some guy started shoving around a janitor because he was in a uniform and we hadn't seen anyone "official" for hours.  Other passengers started shouting and fighting with each other.  It really was turning into Lord of the Flies, no more so than when the main trouble-maker started recruiting people to his "team".  Finally, around 4:00, the plane arrived and we were shuttled on.

Upon landing in LAX, we were told that reps from the airline would be waiting outside of customs to help with missed connecting flights.  We soon discovered that there was a single rep who was getting the brunt of the anger of 200 some air travelers.  The poor lady.

Thankfully, Michelle (a travel agent by trade) pulled me away from the angry throngs and we hit the American Airlines counter.  With considerable serendipity, the woman in front of us was the Doritos girl and the gate agent was in a state of hormonally driven ecstasy.  He, against the rules apparently, put us on a direct flight to Cincinnati leaving in a half hour.
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Post by: Butter on February 16, 2007, 09:26:56 AM
Flying back from London, my connecting flight from Boston to DC was diverted to Philadelphia due to bad T-storms in the DC area.  They promptly got me on a flight to Dayton, but my luggage was lost for 2 days.  I packed almost all the clothes I had, so that was a problem.  But I was like 19, so it wasn't THAT big of a problem, at least not nearly as big a problem as it would have been had they lost my luggage on the flight to England.

That was my worst flying experience.

Worst travel experience was last year, driving to South Carolina for my wife's brother's high school graduation.  The van broke down at 9 in the morning about 20 miles east of Knoxville, TN.  We ended up stranded in the podunk burg of Kodak, TN for about 8 hours while our car was worked on, and finally got on our way about 5 PM.  They actually told us they had it fixed at 2, only for it to break down again about a mile from the shop due to the same problem.  They put in a fuel pump that was not causing the difficulty.  Fortunately, they fixed the actual problem for free as sort of a "sorry for making you put in a $500 fuel pump you didn't need" kind of thing.

Best part of that trip was we had the dog with us and it was HOT.  We basically ate lunch in a field and tried not to kill each other while we sat in a 8x8 air conditioned room for several hours.  We traded that van in about 45 days later for our current ride.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 16, 2007, 09:55:49 AM
My first ever plane trip took me to NYC, where I would be making a connection to Madrid, Spain for the start of a summer long adventure around Europe.

Upon arrival at the Iberian Airlines counter at JFK I discovered that there had been a bombing in Madrid's airport, and it was closed until further notice. Lovely. Having never flown before, to say I was inexperienced is an understatement. I had no idea what to do, and none of the airline officials were willing to help. They had their hands full, and I was the last thing they were worried about, probably because I wasn't screaming at them like others were.

A fantastic Canadian lady, who was to be on the same flight as me, took me under her wing and somehow she managed to get my ticket changed. We ended up flying into London on some other airline (I no longer remember anything except it's defunct now. I'm thinking Pan Am or Eastern). I was smack dab in the middle of the smoking section of the plane (I was still a non-smoker then) and my eyes watered constantly. There were honeymooners in the two seats next to me, and they joined the mile high club during the flight--the groom accidentally kicking over his Tequila Sunrise in the heat of passion, which spilled onto my lap and woke me up. He just kept rutting away. Jerk.

All I had with me was a small backpack with essentials, having checked my suitcase through from Dayton to Madrid, and I honestly held no hope of ever seeing my luggage again but surprisingly it turned up a few weeks later at the youth hostel I was staying at in Heidelberg.

On this same European vacation, the Madrid airport reopened and I flew in via Rome. There were military personnel with machine guns all over the Italian airport, and we were warned not to even look at them, lest we become target practice.  The flight was short, and the pilot a daredevil. He hotdogged the landing by skidding across the tarmac and whipping the plane around in a 180 so that the plane was facing the wrong direction at the gate. Then he burst out of the cockpit and held out his arms and took a bow. Everyone on the plane clapped and cheered.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2007, 10:03:40 AM
First trip to Amsterdam, and Air Canada decided to cancel the return trip I was on. Not this particular flight, mind you, but in a "we've decided we're not going to fly from Amsterdam to Toronto on Mondays anymore" kind of way. Gee, it seems to me that if you're deciding to eliminate a flight, and people are already booked on that flight, you know, a phone call might have been nice.

Of course, I didn't know this until I got to the ticket counter at Schiphol airport. And they couldn't check me in because, well, the flight kinda wasn't in the system anymore. So after about 30 minutes of calls at the customer service desk to determine the problem, I was facing another day in Amsterdam. Not a great problem, except that I had no way of reaching my cousin to let me back in the apartment.

Eventually, they found a seat on the last Air Canada plane out of London to Toronto, which miraculously would also allow for a connection to the last plane out of Toronto to Raleigh. The trouble, of course, was that I was in Amsterdam, not London. They put me on a British Midlands flight (with a tight connection both departing Amsterdam and arriving in London) and when I got to Heathrow, I got a special escort meeting me at the gate, through customs, and to the other plane. Amazingly, I made every connection, although I still ended up arriving in Raleigh about four hours later than I planned.

So outside of cancelling the flight in the first place, Air Canada was great, customer-service-wise. They knew they fucked up and did they their best to rectify the situation. But there was that 45 minutes of panic in Amsterdam where I was wondering how the hell I was going to get home.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 16, 2007, 10:26:23 AM
My full story:

The trip didn't start well, as when we landed in Charleroi - which is not Brussels, regardless of what Ryanair says - I discovered my ATM card didn't work in Belgium. As we had no Euros, this was a bit of an issue as to how we would get to the train station. I finally remembered that you can exchange actually currency, so I found my 2 $20 bills and ended up with almost 40 Euros (back in the days when the dollar didn't suck). Everything was fine the rest of the time in Luxembourg and didn't disintegrate until we returned to Charleroi. The fog had closed the airport for hours, so all flights had been cancelled. My return flight to the US was the next day at about noon from Gatwick, so I had about 18 hours to get there. We went to Brussels to more easily explore travel alternatives. I called American, and it would be $200 to change my departure, so I knew I would be spending some money. Eurostar tickets for my sister and I to return to London were also $200, so we decided to experience the Chunnel. We  purchased the tickets at the internet cafe at midnight, and then went to the train station. Luckily, they let us stay in the Eurostar Lounge, even though we didn't have the actual tickets in hand; we'd be getting them when the counter opened at 6 AM. The homeless folks kept being kicked out, though. While the Eurostar Lounge was heated, the doors to the unheated station kept opening, and it was about 40 that night. So it was chilly in the lounge. My sister read most of her Jack Kerouac book, and I tried to sleep. It was finally time to board, and the train ride was quite enjoyable.

Once we got to London at about 8:30 AM, I dashed from Waterloo Station, to my sister's residence hall near Russell Square to get the rest of my luggage, to Victoria Station to take Gatwick Express to the airport. I checked in 75 minutes prior to my flight - not recommended, but it worked.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2007, 10:56:35 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
The trip didn't start well, as when we landed in Charleroi - which is not Brussels, regardless of what Ryanair says.

Yeah, that's their modus operandi - flying into out-of-the-way airports that are cheaper for them, fee-wise, because the airports are just happy to have the traffic. I think if you fly into "Rome" via Ryanair you actually land in Palermo or some damn thing.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 19, 2007, 09:40:40 AM
QOTD

When eating out at a restaurant, what non-alcoholic beverage do you normally order to have with your meal?



I'll order iced tea (the unsweet kind).
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Post by: Jonathan on February 19, 2007, 09:41:17 AM
Sweet tea.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 19, 2007, 09:59:52 AM
Water with lemon.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 19, 2007, 10:14:47 AM
Water with lemon if I'm going the cheap route (which is usually how I go) otherwise sweet tea if it's available, unsweet if it's not.
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Post by: Butter on February 19, 2007, 10:19:43 AM
Tang.  If it's good enough for the astronauts, it's good enough for me.
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Post by: kcneon on February 19, 2007, 10:50:11 AM
Unless I need a jolt of caffeine - it's water, no lemon for me.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 19, 2007, 11:03:18 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Tang.  If it's good enough for the astronauts, it's good enough for me.

And just when was the last time you were able to get Tang at a restaurant?
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Post by: redbobsled on February 19, 2007, 11:15:27 AM
Water and ocassionally unsweetened iced tea
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Post by: Butter on February 19, 2007, 11:15:41 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
And just when was the last time you were able to get Tang at a restaurant?


Does the Meijer Cafe qualify as a restaurant (because according to the many interstate signs I've read, it does)?  It was a week or so ago, when I was picking up my toe socks.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 19, 2007, 11:42:38 AM
Fair enough.

How was the service you received?
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Post by: Butter on February 19, 2007, 11:52:10 AM
I'm pretty sure the Tang was mixed with some Comet bathroom cleanser.

Whatever.  It improved the flavor, if anything.
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Post by: Dan on February 19, 2007, 12:19:33 PM
Juice.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 19, 2007, 01:12:50 PM
Always ice water with lemon and then I'll also order -- if it's before 1:00 p.m. -- iced tea (if fresh brewed and unsweetened) or Diet Coke (if no fresh, unsweetened tea).
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Post by: Rafe on February 19, 2007, 01:35:37 PM
I can only answer with a choice of least alcoholic beverage, so that would have to be a pint of Carling.
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Post by: trixi on February 19, 2007, 07:00:10 PM
It depends on where I am.  If I have the option of sweet tea, that's what I pick.  If not, then I get Coke.  If they serve Pepsi (which I do not like), I will either get root beer or Sierra Mist.
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Post by: snakelady on February 19, 2007, 09:52:32 PM
Diet coke or coffee
Love my caffeine  :shocked!:
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 20, 2007, 08:50:16 AM
QOTD

Have you ever been to a Mardi Gras parade or party?


The only Mardi Gras party I've been to was sponsored by my high school French Club and held in the school cafeteria.
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Post by: Butter on February 20, 2007, 08:52:34 AM
Yes, the theme was "Toe Socks and Tang".
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Post by: Jonathan on February 20, 2007, 09:37:22 AM
Nope.

Something always came up while my brother was living in New Orleans. Then there was this hurricane...
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Post by: MissKitty on February 20, 2007, 11:36:17 AM
No, and I really don't have any desire to attend one.
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Post by: vizzah on February 20, 2007, 01:23:27 PM
yesterday: diet coke

today: nope, and really no desire to.  we usually make gumbo @ home and get shitfaced, though.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 20, 2007, 01:29:41 PM
Nope. I really never thought about Mardis Gras or Lent much until I moved up here.
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Post by: Dan on February 20, 2007, 01:32:10 PM
Nope. Never really been part of my life.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 20, 2007, 02:29:29 PM
Nope.

But by sitting around the house today, I can say that I am contributing to Fat Tuesday.
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Post by: c-lando on February 20, 2007, 02:51:57 PM
Nope. My college used to celebrate FAT TUESDAY with an INSANE dessert bar. But, that was the closest I ever got to any kind of Mardi Gras celebration.
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Post by: Butter on February 20, 2007, 02:56:29 PM
Insane dessert bar?  Like Mad Cow infected milk products, that kind of thing?
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Post by: c-lando on February 20, 2007, 03:00:04 PM
Yes. Exactly that sort of thing. The cows were so mad that they started writing illiterate signs about eating more chicken. Mmmmmmmm, illiterate cows.
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Post by: Butter on February 20, 2007, 03:04:33 PM
I have to go to the specialty butcher to get the illiterate cows.  Unfortunately, the meat is usually Grade F or so, but what they lack in smarts they more than make up for in tenderness... thanks to all the standing around they did while not realizing what they were in for.
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Post by: Atzend on February 20, 2007, 04:20:52 PM
Yesterday - Currently, Water or Sprite

When I coordinated parties for the apartment complex we had a kid's Mardi Gras party.  I was also at the bar on Friday night for Mardi Gras in Covington watching everyone else celebrate while I sipped on my Sprite.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 20, 2007, 04:32:18 PM
My editor used to work for a paper in New Orleans, and the editor before her did too, so our department gets one of those King Cakes every year. It's still sitting on a table in our department--I don't think anyone has eaten any of it.
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Post by: c-lando on February 20, 2007, 05:23:23 PM
Get you a better butcher, Butter.
Oh wait! You did!!
Have fun on the 22nd.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 21, 2007, 08:38:04 AM
QOTD

How do you wake up in the morning?


I use a travel alarm clock. On days I must wake up, I also have my phone call me, which definitely does the trick.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 21, 2007, 08:43:01 AM
Alarm clock and the dog whining.
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Post by: c-lando on February 21, 2007, 08:43:44 AM
Alarm clock and TWO dogs whining.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 21, 2007, 08:43:49 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How do you wake up in the morning?


Feeling fucking tired.
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Post by: Butter on February 21, 2007, 09:02:10 AM
I wake up, slip on some toe socks, pour myself a glass of Tang, and sit down to a nice hunk of Grade F illiterate beef.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 21, 2007, 10:01:49 AM
My bodyclock automatically wakes me up about 5 minutes before the alarm goes off, so I never have to hear it beeping.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 21, 2007, 10:28:03 AM
To my husband falling out of bed about an hour before my alarm is set to go off.
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Post by: Dan on February 21, 2007, 11:55:58 AM
My running watch beeps at me. It wakes me up, but doesn't disturb anyone else. Unlike my air raid siren alarm clock.

Recently I've followed the whole wake up - turn off beeping - curse - stretch routine with 30 pushups before hitting the bathroom. I suppose the exersize can't hurt.
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Post by: vizzah on February 21, 2007, 12:07:56 PM
two alarm clocks - one clock radio, and my cell phone alarm.  both of which i frequently sleep through.  i'm the worst waker-upper ever.  the funny thing is, i wake up around 7 on the weekends with no problem, and without an alarm (except the occasional baby, "helloooooo, i'm awake and lonely!" whimpering).
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Post by: Megs79 on February 21, 2007, 01:17:30 PM
alarm clock.  it's on a radio station that is out of tune, but it comes in country every once in awhile.  That is enough to make one get out of bed to shut it off.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 21, 2007, 02:16:25 PM
Clock radio/alarm thingy set to NPR.  But then I usually get interested in whatever is on, and I don't get out of bed until I'm totally running late.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 22, 2007, 08:41:06 AM
QOTD

Will you be watching any award shows this weekend?


Sign me up for both the Spirit Awards on IFC Saturday and the Oscars Sunday night.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 22, 2007, 08:57:35 AM
Probably the Oscars until I fall asleep or get bored.
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Post by: vizzah on February 22, 2007, 09:07:56 AM
huh?  i don't keep up with when awards shows are on.  but, if i catch them, i usually watch.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 22, 2007, 09:09:19 AM
We'll be watching the Academy Awards.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 22, 2007, 09:36:51 AM
nope
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 22, 2007, 11:47:02 AM
yes
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Post by: kcneon on February 22, 2007, 11:57:25 AM
yes, but I'm more excited by the red carpet coverage.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 22, 2007, 04:07:22 PM
Yes, I'm sure I will be.  I don't think I've missed an Oscars telecast since I was under the age of 14.  And I'll probably catch one of the many reruns of the ISA.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 23, 2007, 07:50:15 AM
QOTD

What do you recycle/make a special effort to dispose of that the general public might not consider doing?


I save up my used batteries and take them to the monthly household hazardous waste collection run by the county.
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Post by: Atzend on February 23, 2007, 08:50:49 AM
Yesterday - No, probably won't watch any of them

Candle wax.  I just remelt it and make new candles.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 23, 2007, 09:01:41 AM
I pay extra to recycle in Newport.  Which is kind of stupid if you think about it real hard: our trash is collected 2x a week, but we have to pay to recycle.  I think there are like 2 other people on my street with recycling bins.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 23, 2007, 09:07:44 AM
Megs, we used to recycle too, but then we saw the SAME garbage truck that had just picked up our trash go around the block and pick up the recyclables and toss them into the same truck.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 23, 2007, 10:06:30 AM
We recycle. We don't have to pay for our trash pick up or our recycling pick up. The city pays for the trash pick up and has a contract with rumpke to pick up the recyclables. We recycle all our milk jugs, glass jars, cans, babyfood containers (when we used them), and paper. We also hold onto any excess paint or flourescent (sp?) lightbulbs and take them to the disposal center.
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Post by: trixi on February 23, 2007, 10:43:36 AM
I bring all my disposable products used at work home so that they can be recycled.  I also recycle  batteries, and finally found some place that accepts the grocery plastic bags, so I haul those there.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 23, 2007, 02:28:20 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Megs, we used to recycle too, but then we saw the SAME garbage truck that had just picked up our trash go around the block and pick up the recyclables and toss them into the same truck.


Hmm...  I have not witnessed this on my street.  I know it's a separate pick up, but I hope the extra $12.40/quarter is actually paying for a separate truck.  I think it's kind of stupid to have 2 trash pickups anyway.  Wasteful spending if you ask me, we only put our trash out on Monday and never on Thursday.  But then again, it is kind of a litter control thing for the more "downtown" part of the city, but that's not where I live... we barely fill up one kitchen trash bag a week, which doesn't merit getting our barrell emptied 2x a week by a huge diesel burning truck.
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Post by: Dan on February 23, 2007, 02:49:09 PM
They do make garbage trucks that have separate holding areas, so conceivably you could have the same truck pick up both trash and recycles. It doesn't sound like this is the case (why would they go around the block then?) but I thought I'd point that out.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 23, 2007, 03:01:56 PM
Quote from: "Megs79"
I pay extra to recycle in Newport.  Which is kind of stupid if you think about it real hard: our trash is collected 2x a week, but we have to pay to recycle.  I think there are like 2 other people on my street with recycling bins.

Did you talk to the company?  I can't believe they'd think people were stupid enough to not notice this.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 23, 2007, 03:34:16 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Megs79"
I pay extra to recycle in Newport.  Which is kind of stupid if you think about it real hard: our trash is collected 2x a week, but we have to pay to recycle.  I think there are like 2 other people on my street with recycling bins.

Did you talk to the company?  I can't believe they'd think people were stupid enough to not notice this.


Recycling is optional in Newport.  If you want to do it, you have to pay for it.  I don't know why they cling to the 2x weekly trash collection, evidently, it's how it's always been and the old people love it, so taking it away is seen as a cut in services.  Plus I think it helps keep litter down in the downtown...
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Post by: Jonathan on February 24, 2007, 10:15:45 PM
QOTD

How do you wake up in the morning?


My clock radio is set to approximately 140 decibels. It's the only way I'll wake up.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 24, 2007, 10:17:52 PM
QOTD

Will you be watching any award shows this weekend?


Um, no.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 26, 2007, 08:33:11 AM
QOTD

Which is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?


I've returned to Thin Mints. Especially when frozen!
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Post by: trixi on February 26, 2007, 08:37:30 AM
Thin Mints
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Post by: vizzah on February 26, 2007, 08:43:53 AM
i like them all, except for the weird ones with the coconut.  samoas, i think.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 26, 2007, 09:07:44 AM
Those chocolate-covered peanut butter ones.
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Post by: Butter on February 26, 2007, 09:37:32 AM
Tang flavored.
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Post by: Dan on February 26, 2007, 11:36:46 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Tang flavored.

I'm surprised you haven't changed your little title to "Tangtastic."

Anyway, I order 7 boxes of Samoas and 3 boxes of tagalongs. The rest are okay.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 26, 2007, 11:38:37 AM
We ordered 6 boxes of Thanks-a-lots, 2 boxes of Thin Mints, and 2 boxes of Lemonades.
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Post by: Butter on February 26, 2007, 11:41:23 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
I'm surprised you haven't changed your little title to "Tangtastic."


I went with this instead.

Also, I have decided that every answer I give to QOTD from now on will include either Toe Socks or Tang... or even better, both.

You may ask "why would you do that, that's fucking annoying?"

Answer: I'm not doing it to amuse YOU, I'm doing it to amuse myself.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 26, 2007, 11:42:28 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Butter"
Tang flavored.

I'm surprised you haven't changed your little title to "Tangtastic."

Anyway, I order 7 boxes of Samoas and 3 boxes of tagalongs. The rest are okay.

10 boxes? I'm surprised you haven't changed your title to "Mr. Big Spender"
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Post by: watusi on February 26, 2007, 11:51:51 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Dan"
I'm surprised you haven't changed your little title to "Tangtastic."


I went with this instead.

Also, I have decided that every answer I give to QOTD from now on will include either Toe Socks or Tang... or even better, both.

You may ask "why would you do that, that's fucking annoying?"

Answer: I'm not doing it to amuse YOU, I'm doing it to amuse myself.


i can see how that would work well, especially with the latest events:

"butter, what do you miss most this last week or so and what are you gonna have as soon as you get the go-ahead from the doc?"


"'tang....lots of it."


"butter, what are you gonna do with all of those leftover baby-preventers now that you don't need them anymore?"


"toe socks,man...toe socks."
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Post by: Dan on February 26, 2007, 01:01:58 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
10 boxes? I'm surprised you haven't changed your title to "Mr. Big Spender"
Big spender? $30 for two weeks of heaven? Doesn't seem like that big of cost to me. Who wouldn't pay $15 a week to enter delicious bliss?
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Post by: Atzend on February 26, 2007, 02:38:40 PM
A box of Tagalongs which are already in the process of being consumed and a box of Thin Mints in the freezer to make some kind of delicious blended alcoholic or non-alcoholic concoction.
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Post by: Poncho on February 26, 2007, 02:45:39 PM
I prefer the frozen thin mints as well.  However, I haven't bought any in a few years.  I made a pact with myself that I wouldn't buy any until those pesky brats start acting at least psuedo-professional.

Maybe it's Orlando... but (while taking into account they are children) I have yet to run into any that aren't either playing while their moms are selling them, throwing the boxes to each other breaking your cookies or are screaming WANT SOME GIRL SCOUT COOKIES? while not even looking at you.

Maybe my expectations are too high?  Maybe I'm that old guy yelling at the kids to get off his lawn? Maybe I have a point?
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Post by: Jonathan on February 26, 2007, 03:23:45 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
10 boxes? I'm surprised you haven't changed your title to "Mr. Big Spender"
Big spender? $30 for two weeks of heaven? Doesn't seem like that big of cost to me. Who wouldn't pay $15 a week to enter delicious bliss?

If you're eating five boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a week then that's another problem entirely.

But I don't think I've ever known anyone to buy 10 boxes of cookies. And I'm one who's been known to purchase to excess.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 26, 2007, 03:28:11 PM
tagalongs.  MMMMM....
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 26, 2007, 04:04:39 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
But I don't think I've ever known anyone to buy 10 boxes of cookies.


But it's for a good muthafucking cause godamnit all to hell and back!

If the little bakery bitches don't get their cash THIS year, how the fuck do they make the cookies NEXT year??????

Think in advance people, think in advance!
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Post by: Jonathan on February 26, 2007, 04:48:12 PM
I haven't bought Girl Scout cookies ever since they changed the peanut butter they used from one that tasted like peanut butter to one that tasted like old coffee grounds.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 26, 2007, 04:56:04 PM
Thin mints, but the lemonades are becoming a fave too.
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Post by: Dan on February 26, 2007, 05:46:11 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
10 boxes? I'm surprised you haven't changed your title to "Mr. Big Spender"
Big spender? $30 for two weeks of heaven? Doesn't seem like that big of cost to me. Who wouldn't pay $15 a week to enter delicious bliss?

If you're eating five boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a week then that's another problem entirely.

But I don't think I've ever known anyone to buy 10 boxes of cookies. And I'm one who's been known to purchase to excess.

It usually goes like this:
1st box: gone in a few hours.
2nd box: half gone by end of day
3rd box: gone after a day or so
.... Slowly taper off.


You do know that girl scout cookies are about the size of a nickel, right? And only about 12 come in a box, right? It doesn't take much for a sweet tooth (who practically grew up on the damn things) like me to plow through 10 boxes.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 27, 2007, 12:06:01 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
But I don't think I've ever known anyone to buy 10 boxes of cookies. And I'm one who's been known to purchase to excess.

You know me. And I buy a dozen. A box of thin mints every other month until they're available again, plus some Tagalongs and Samoas for the first couple of months.

I've decided I have to end with a balance of boxes sold and bought. Since I sold about 800 boxes as a Girl Scout, it's going to take awhile.
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Post by: rva on February 27, 2007, 12:53:07 AM
"Here is a really pointless, stupid, fucking assignment:  You have two choices.  One, you can go door-to-door and bug the crap out of all your neighbors and experience the awesome soul-sucking depression that comes with being pressured to sell stuff to people who don't want it.  Or two, I can just do this for you so that you learn that the way out of tough situations is to cheat and get someone to do it for you."   Girl Scout cookies suck.  


Probably the peanut butter-filled ones or Thin Mints.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 27, 2007, 08:41:24 AM
QOTD

Which is your favorite muppet?


I will always have a soft spot for Kermit.
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Post by: Dan on February 27, 2007, 08:43:59 AM
I liked Animal.

RAHHHH RAHHHH RAHHHH!!!!!
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Post by: Butter on February 27, 2007, 09:06:49 AM
Toesock... he was the first gay Muppet... here's a pic:

(http://213.35.53.10/store/media/new/all/main204c.gif)
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Post by: Jonathan on February 27, 2007, 09:09:12 AM
I don't know that I had a favorite Muppet. I guess I always felt bad for Fozzie because his jokes were so awful, but at the same time, he was kinda annoying, wasn't he?
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Post by: vizzah on February 27, 2007, 09:16:15 AM
i always liked Animal until Pepe came along.

"i will spank you. i will spank you like a bad, bad donkey."  

you just can't top comedic genius like that,especially from the mouth of a king prawn.  i love all the muppets, though.  'cept Kermit.  he just kind of bugs me.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 27, 2007, 09:46:12 AM
Animal - the Keith Moon Muppet
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Post by: MissKitty on February 27, 2007, 09:50:56 AM
I don't really have a favorite, but I always liked that hippy chick in the band. I think her name is Janice.
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Post by: foolsgold on February 27, 2007, 09:54:52 AM
Waldorf and Statler rule.
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Post by: Dan on February 27, 2007, 11:43:51 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"
i always liked Animal until Pepe came along.

"i will spank you. i will spank you like a bad, bad donkey."  

you just can't top comedic genius like that,especially from the mouth of a king prawn.  i love all the muppets, though.  'cept Kermit.  he just kind of bugs me.

Ooooh! Good point. I'll put Pepe in a tie with Animal.
"I'm not a shrimp! I'm a king prawn!!!!"
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Post by: Atzend on February 27, 2007, 01:49:43 PM
Waldorf and Statler
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 27, 2007, 03:14:45 PM
Gonzo
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Post by: Rafe on February 27, 2007, 03:21:09 PM
Another vote for the mighty Waldorf and Statler.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 27, 2007, 05:16:53 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Which is your favorite muppet?


Grover is my very, very favorite ... (http://www.nzzone.net/images/grover.jpg)

... followed by Sam Eagle ... (http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/0/02/Sam02.jpg)

... and the two martian muppets who mimic the ringing telephone. ("Brrrrring!" "Brrrrring!" "Yip, yip, yip, yip.") (http://www.dcooper.org/tunes/_yipyipyip/yip-yip.jpg)
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 27, 2007, 05:28:36 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Which is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?


It's a tie between Samoas and Thin Mints.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 27, 2007, 05:41:59 PM
The Swedish Chef
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 27, 2007, 05:42:35 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How do you wake up in the morning?


On weekday mornings it's the ManChild's cell phone alarm at 4-freakin'-30. On weekends I usually wake up when I feel the ManChild wake up, which is usually 6-freakin'-30; however, I then typically fall back to sleep until the dog and cat start nudging me for food and walkies.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 27, 2007, 05:48:22 PM
I don't know that I have a favorite muppet, per se, but I definitely have a favorite Muppets sketch:  PIGS IN SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: dirk on February 27, 2007, 06:02:17 PM
Has to be Fozzy.  He always had the best jokes.

What's the difference between an orange?  Get it!  Waka waka waka!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 28, 2007, 08:54:22 AM
QOTD

What are the first signs of springs for you?


When the flowers and tress start blooming - and my allergies return.
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Post by: Butter on February 28, 2007, 08:56:13 AM
When the restaurants trot out their Fish Sandwich and Tang specials.  That must mean its Lent, and it also must mean that spring is right around the corner!
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Post by: foolsgold on February 28, 2007, 08:57:40 AM
I have a nearly insatiable urge to mark my territory.  Also, my plumage starts to grow in nicely making me practically irresistible to the lady-folk.

That and Spring training!
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 28, 2007, 09:14:35 AM
When the days get around 50 again, I know that Spring is just around the corner. That and when the rain begins.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 28, 2007, 09:15:10 AM
The arrival of the three-legged squirrel to our front porch.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2007, 09:41:42 AM
It really is a nice day here in Raleigh, isn't it? The sun is shining, the birds are chirping.

When it's March 1st, it's spring.
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Post by: Butter on February 28, 2007, 09:44:15 AM
Except it's not March 1st.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2007, 09:46:13 AM
That was my answer to the question, Capt. Toe Socks.
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Post by: Butter on February 28, 2007, 09:48:41 AM
Maybe you should try wording things better instead of sitting around checking and re-checking your copy of "Crazy Train" to make sure it's ready for opening day.

Oh snap!
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Post by: vizzah on February 28, 2007, 09:52:32 AM
albino squirrels and cute shoes.  there really aren't any fun winter shoes.  too slippery for heels, too wet for Chucks. oh, and sleeping with the windows open.  that shit rules.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 28, 2007, 10:51:56 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What are the first signs of springs for you?


(http://www.sattlers.org/mickey/travel/usa/ca/sanFrancisco/castro/events/1998PrideParade/gallery-1/images/fairy.jpg)
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Post by: Dan on February 28, 2007, 11:37:50 AM
When I get happy just because it's getting warmer out.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2007, 11:45:39 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Maybe you should try wording things better instead of sitting around checking and re-checking your copy of "Crazy Train" to make sure it's ready for opening day.

Oh snap!


That's the music guy's job.

Which reminds me, I need to call him.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 01, 2007, 08:56:02 AM
QOTD

What do you have the most of - books, albums, or movies (in any format)?


Books dominate my apartment.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 01, 2007, 09:22:53 AM
Oh definitely albums, with movies a distant second.  

We used to have tons of books, but have donated most of them to our local library, keeping only a select few of the ones we really like.
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Post by: vizzah on March 01, 2007, 09:32:03 AM
that's a pretty tough call.  if i had to guess, no counting - i'd say records/CDs/tapes.  then movies, then books.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 01, 2007, 10:20:12 AM
I'm probably about even in books and CDs. DVDs might be up there, too, if you count each of the discs in my TV box sets separately. ;)
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Post by: kcneon on March 01, 2007, 11:10:56 AM
Music used to be #1, then a pretty close tie between movies and music for a year or so.  Now?  I think I still spend the most on music.  I'm not buying nearly as many physical discs, but finding more new bands that I'm downloading directly from the artists.
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Post by: Atzend on March 01, 2007, 11:28:41 AM
First signs of Spring:  Thunderstorms

It's books for right now.  When I finally my self in gear to Half Price to drop off a bunch of books, it'll be movies.
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Post by: Poncho on March 01, 2007, 01:15:07 PM
music, then books, then movies
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 01, 2007, 01:18:41 PM
probably a tie between books and movies, then music
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 01, 2007, 01:44:49 PM
Books. With all the old textbooks, new textbooks, cookbooks, and children's books we have, we could start a small library.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 01, 2007, 04:52:41 PM
albums.
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Post by: trixi on March 01, 2007, 08:00:21 PM
albums definitely
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 02, 2007, 09:20:02 AM
QOTD

How old is the computer you are using to answer this question?


My laptop is almost 4 years old. I'm ready for a new one!
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Post by: MissKitty on March 02, 2007, 09:22:58 AM
I think it's fairly new, about a year old.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 02, 2007, 09:28:16 AM
This one was new (though, not exactly the most current technology at the time) last summer.
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Post by: Atzend on March 02, 2007, 09:51:22 AM
I have no idea.  I'm guessing probably 4 or 5 years old.
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Post by: trixi on March 02, 2007, 05:22:20 PM
Just over 1 year old
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Post by: watusi on March 02, 2007, 05:41:09 PM
Ditto
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 02, 2007, 06:09:38 PM
Almost four years old
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Post by: redbobsled on March 02, 2007, 06:56:52 PM
I"m at work, and this is a total piece of shit.  So, who knows?  At least 3 years, probably more.  Of course, my laptop and desktop at home are probably about that old too.  The difference?  They aren't crappy.
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Post by: dirk on March 02, 2007, 07:04:14 PM
It's about 1 month old.  I just built it last month.
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Post by: rva on March 02, 2007, 09:08:52 PM
Just over four years old.  I'm fixing to get a new machine, just waiting a few months to see how the whole Vista thing shakes out before I decide whether I might go the Apple route.

I'm gonna miss this PC though.  Ran like a champ from day 1.  Only ever had 1 major breakdown, and it ended up being a minor problem with the soundcard that I misdiagnosed and screwed myself over.  Didn't even have to replace the soundcard-- it was just dusty. #-o
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Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2007, 10:31:18 PM
I bought mine in May. I'm too lazy to count up how many months that is.
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Post by: Dan on March 03, 2007, 02:21:45 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
What do you have the most of - books, albums, or movies (in any format)?

Definitely albums. Movies are second, and I've got a few books laying around here, but I like to give away/sell those whenever I can b/c they're such a pain to move.

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
How old is the computer you are using to answer this question?

I bought this computer in Jan. '06. It's a desktop, and I'm very happy with it, but lately I've sort of been wishing I'd gotten a laptop.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 05, 2007, 09:26:03 AM
QOTD

How much basketball will you be watching this month?


Not much - probably only the championship game, depending on who is in it.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 05, 2007, 11:35:05 AM
Probably less than in past years.  Maybe some early round games - if that week falls on the one Friday a month I am off -  but that's about it.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 05, 2007, 12:28:25 PM
It depends if Clemson makes it into the tournament.
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Post by: Dan on March 05, 2007, 01:29:52 PM
As much as I can.
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Post by: kcneon on March 05, 2007, 02:32:31 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
As much as I can.


same here!   :)
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Post by: MissKitty on March 05, 2007, 03:26:09 PM
Not much, but I'm sure my brother will make up for my deficit.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 06, 2007, 08:38:31 AM
QOTD

What is the longest consecutive time you've spent on a ship or boat?


When I took the ferry from France to Ireland, the trip lasted about 18 hours.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 06, 2007, 08:57:27 AM
I sailed overnight from Hokkaido to Kyushu. I can't remember how long it took because I fell asleep before we set sail and awoke about 30 minutes before we docked. I'm guessing it was 6-7 hours.

Me no likey boats.
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Post by: Poncho on March 06, 2007, 09:43:43 AM
I've been on several ferry trips but most were well under 2 hours... so those wouldn't count.  Memorial Day 2003 I spent the entire day out in Silver Glen on a boat... I mean... we jumped off the boat to swim and hopped back on, so does that count?  I was in the boat or in the water around the boat for like 10 hours.  Probably the longest uninterupted span was in the late afternoon, after we were done swimming, drinking beer and then boating back to the dock... maybe 4 hours?

I'm supposed to take my first cruise later this year... but even then... we will disembark for short excursions.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 06, 2007, 10:19:40 AM
Between mainland Mexico and Cozumel... about 45 minutes.
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Post by: vizzah on March 06, 2007, 10:36:16 AM
the better part of a day, and often.   my dad was a big fisherman, but sometimes in the summer, he'd just take us to the lake and we'd just chill on the boat from daylight til dark.  
but, i've never been on a cruise or anything fancy like that. just bass boats.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 06, 2007, 10:36:28 AM
Probably about 3 or 4 hours. That may change if the in-laws rekindle their "lets rent a houseboat for the weekend!" plans.
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Post by: c-lando on March 06, 2007, 10:40:54 AM
I learned that my last name is LAND for a reason when I took a trip on a rather large boat off the coast of Naples, FL for some deep sea fishing about 7 years ago. No idea how far out we went, but I was in MAJOR trouble once the boat's motor was shut off. My best friend convinced me to go up to the bird's nest part of the boat which made me even sicker. Looking around at all the pristine white leather seats, I did what any considerate guest would do in this situation - I puked in the cooler that contained flashlights, emergency flares, etc. Her uncle ended up throwing that cooler away. Ew.

I don't get on boats.
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Post by: Butter on March 06, 2007, 11:02:01 AM
I remember I was on a "Toe Socks 'n Tang" gambling day cruise... when I was 11... with my parents.  The only thing I got to do was swim, or... swim.  We were out for probably about 12-13 hours.  The boat sailed from near Tampa, out to international waters, then back again.  Woo.
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Post by: Dan on March 06, 2007, 12:22:12 PM
I don't know. Maybe an hour or two? Not too many boating experiences in my life.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 06, 2007, 12:39:28 PM
Quote from: "c-lando"
I learned that my last name is LAND for a reason when I took a trip on a rather large boat off the coast of Naples, FL for some deep sea fishing about 7 years ago. No idea how far out we went, but I was in MAJOR trouble once the boat's motor was shut off. My best friend convinced me to go up to the bird's nest part of the boat which made me even sicker. Looking around at all the pristine white leather seats, I did what any considerate guest would do in this situation - I puked in the cooler that contained flashlights, emergency flares, etc. Her uncle ended up throwing that cooler away. Ew.

I don't get on boats.


I think my name should also be LAND.

The day after our wedding, CR's neighbors offered to take us on a canal boat excursion. They had a very large and comfortable canal boat, but I totally got seasick just going through the locks. Ugh.  :vomits:
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Post by: redbobsled on March 06, 2007, 12:40:08 PM
I do NOT like boats.  I ALWAYS get seasick.  The longest trip for me was probably a little over an hour on a giant hoverferry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen airport in China (and then back again a few days later).  I got so seasick on the way over that when we got to Dongguan - where we were doing business - , our translator asked our business contact about seasickness pills, and he immediately went out to a shop and bought me some for my return trip.  I have no idea what was in them, because there was NO English writing anywhere on the package, but they worked!
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Post by: vizzah on March 06, 2007, 01:17:54 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Quote from: "c-lando"
I learned that my last name is LAND for a reason when I took a trip on a rather large boat off the coast of Naples, FL for some deep sea fishing about 7 years ago. No idea how far out we went, but I was in MAJOR trouble once the boat's motor was shut off. My best friend convinced me to go up to the bird's nest part of the boat which made me even sicker. Looking around at all the pristine white leather seats, I did what any considerate guest would do in this situation - I puked in the cooler that contained flashlights, emergency flares, etc. Her uncle ended up throwing that cooler away. Ew.

I don't get on boats.


I think my name should also be LAND.

The day after our wedding, CR's neighbors offered to take us on a canal boat excursion. They had a very large and comfortable canal boat, but I totally got seasick just going through the locks. Ugh.  :vomits:


i just realized that my post kind of made me sound like i was some kind of water-baby.  not so much.  i could never even get ON the boat without loading up on dramamine.  the women in my family are so motion sickness-prone, we've been known to ralph due to non-moving boats, swimming in water with considerable wake, riding in the back of sedans, and specifically me, while on the viking ship @ Kings' Island.  oh, and i used to cry everytime my mom would try to take me in the water.  or even put me in a pile of leaves.  i was an asshole.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 06, 2007, 02:38:47 PM
CR has an iron stomach and the best pair of sealegs on the planet. He thinks it's a hoot that I can't deal with a 45 minute ferry ride to the Isle of Wight without loading up on crystallized ginger and Dramamine.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 06, 2007, 04:55:25 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
CR has an iron stomach and the best pair of sealegs on the planet. He thinks it's a hoot that I can't deal with a 45 minute ferry ride to the Isle of Wight without loading up on crystallized ginger and Dramamine.


We Vikings are made from hardy stock!

My 'record' is 15 hours from Harwich (UK) to Esbjerg (Denmark), then just 2 hours on land before sailing 15 hours back. Very much a leisure trip for me. I love the seas and would fucking ADORE to do a transatlantic cruise, but know that MK would doubtless spend the entire thing talking to god on the big white telephone

My Dad's record is 5 weeks and 1 day, Southampton to Buenos Aires and back x25 times over a span of 3½ years in the 50's. (He was in the Merchant Navy)
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Post by: Jonathan on March 06, 2007, 11:23:08 PM
Question: How much basketball will you be watching this month?

A metric assload.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 06, 2007, 11:28:14 PM
As for the boat question, probably somewhere in the 15 hour range. I used to spend the night on the sailboat with my dad. We'd leave dock after dinner, go out to the middle of the lake to drop anchor once it got dark, sleep out there in the middle of the lake and come back to shore after breakfast the next morning.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 07, 2007, 10:21:42 AM
QOTD (as El is away from her computer and asked me to post one):

If you were to start a band, what would you name it?


Yes, this is inspiried by Kwyj's comment that "Impending Nephews" would be a good name for a band.
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Post by: Butter on March 07, 2007, 10:23:15 AM
"Seismic Creep"
"Metric Assload"
"Toe Socks 'n Tang"
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 07, 2007, 10:29:42 AM
Silas Jayne
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 07, 2007, 10:33:33 AM
The Nothings.

(I'm not very creative. In fact I've always thought that some town should adopt the slogan "We have no slogan.")
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Post by: Poncho on March 07, 2007, 10:35:06 AM
As un-PC as it may seem.... in like 1988 several of us came up with the idea for a band... none of us played instruments, but this didn't stop us from coming up with a name, a logo and t-shirts.  There were 3 white guys and 1 black guy who fashioned himself as the teen Corey Glover (lead singer from Living Colour... wildly popular among our crew).

Our name:  "Kunta Kinte & the RevolutionarieZ"

This sounds rather racist out of context... but our lead singer (who couldn't sing) was in love with the "Roots" mini-series/book and visioned us (the band who couldn't play) as revolutionary for being a "white" band fronted by a black guy.

Today?

I'm going to go with "Hank Strong & the Nutz" "Juliana's Underwear" or "Being Rudy Giuliani"

fyi... the Juliana referenced... is not the one here, but references a comment made about Juliana Hatfield, a long time musical crush of mine.
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Post by: Dan on March 07, 2007, 12:12:11 PM
Dick Assman and the ZOMG's
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Post by: Butter on March 07, 2007, 12:15:28 PM
Oh yeah, well how about... um....

Dan Doofus and..... ....  The Doofuses.

How's that?
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Post by: Jonathan on March 07, 2007, 12:17:25 PM
How many bands are you trying to start?
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Post by: MissKitty on March 07, 2007, 01:02:42 PM
The Not Safe For Works.

We used to spend an inordinate amount of time at the record store thinking up band names. I wish I still had the list, because there were some really good ones. The few I remember:

The Velveteen Bunnies
Burlap Scratch
Guitarasaurus
The Eager Beavers
Shorty & The Hot Ones
Candy Land Mine
Holiday Stoner Chow
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Post by: vizzah on March 07, 2007, 02:37:06 PM
fuck trophy
the leghorn stranglers
hobocop

if i had a death metal band, we'd just be called DEAD SHIT.  i figured since every other death metal band name seems to have something to dow ith one or the other, i'd just cover all my bases and cut right to the chase.  

we have a storage tub full of both of our old notebooks @ home that probably contain hundreds of gems.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 07, 2007, 06:53:22 PM
Peter & Da Files
The Phluphers
The Womanfred Womann Band
The Offside Von Trapp Family
Beware the Brides of March
Vizzah's Cleavage
The Idaho Boise
Phlegm
The Stiff Nipples
Emily Brontesaurus
Mews
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 07, 2007, 07:01:52 PM
The Cripples
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Post by: redbobsled on March 07, 2007, 09:59:21 PM
In college, some of my friends and I had a theory that what really makes a good band name is the presence of hard cononants.  So, we declared "Luggage Rack" to be a good name.  I'm sure there were more, but that's all I remember.
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Post by: dirk on March 07, 2007, 11:11:24 PM
Agreeable Steve
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 08, 2007, 08:38:48 AM
QOTD

Is your computer ready for Sunday's time change?


Just my laptop; I haven't booted the desktop in a couple of months.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 08, 2007, 08:58:09 AM
Should be.
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Post by: Butter on March 08, 2007, 09:48:30 AM
:scratch:  :-s  :dontknow:
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Post by: vizzah on March 08, 2007, 10:39:13 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
:scratch:  :-s  :dontknow:


i second that.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 08, 2007, 11:28:23 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
:scratch:  :-s   [-o<


fix'd for me
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Post by: Jonathan on March 08, 2007, 12:09:54 PM
I keep putting off downloading the software update.

So I guess that's a "no" then.
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Post by: Dan on March 08, 2007, 01:10:56 PM
Yeah, I think that's a no for me, too. Dammit...one more thing I gotta do tonight.
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Post by: Atzend on March 08, 2007, 04:07:33 PM
No for both my home and work computers.  I probably won't even change my car clock until May.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 08, 2007, 04:26:16 PM
I have no idea.
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Post by: trixi on March 08, 2007, 06:53:04 PM
My laptop is.  Unsure what's going to happen to my desktop which is running Win98.  Guess we'll find out...worse comes to worse, it's just off for 3 weeks
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 09, 2007, 09:08:01 AM
QOTD

Do you remove the "Do Not Remove" tag from pillows and other bedding products?



Of course, because it's "Do Not Remove except by consumer". They're really annoying.
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Post by: Butter on March 09, 2007, 09:14:57 AM
No, because I'm afraid that I'll rip a hole in the pillow and end up losing a toe sock in there.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 09, 2007, 09:54:39 AM
Usually not.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 09, 2007, 11:38:06 AM
Yes, but usually with scissors so I don't tear it open.
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Post by: Atzend on March 09, 2007, 01:35:59 PM
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.  Depends on how easy they are to tear or if they are in the way and annoying.
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Post by: Macpherson on March 09, 2007, 02:22:18 PM
i remove the labels from pillows immediately. that annoys the hell out me when i'm trying to sleep and there is a crunchy label under the pillowcase.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 10, 2007, 08:34:19 PM
I can't be bothered to remove them.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 12, 2007, 08:54:04 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite frozen beverage (alcohol optional)?
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Post by: Jonathan on March 12, 2007, 08:59:47 AM
Cherry Icee
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Post by: vizzah on March 12, 2007, 10:18:32 AM
i remove tags from everything.  tags just annoy me.  all brands should follow the lead of Hanes and make everything tagless.
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Post by: Poncho on March 12, 2007, 10:35:34 AM
I'm a pretty big fan of strawberry/banana smoothies.  I don't drink frozen alcholic beverages... but that's just me, because beer tastes pretty crappy with ice.

I don't know if you folks have been to Planet Smoothie (http://www.planetsmoothie.com/) up there, but they are really good.  Looks like there aren't many in Ohio, but they are on gaining on Starbucks level here in O-town.  Try the two-piece bikini or the hangover-over... for Strawberry/Banana goodness.

There is also this one-off shop here called Smoothie Bee that makes a mean 3B (strawBerry, Blueberry, Banana) smoothie with soft-serve frozen yogurt (I believe the yogurt is sweetened with honey??).  It sounds like a lot of mess... but it's really good.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 12, 2007, 10:45:09 AM
Margaritas
Kahlua milkshakes
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 12, 2007, 12:00:50 PM
Mud Slide
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 12, 2007, 12:04:34 PM
Chocolate milkshakes
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Post by: Butter on March 12, 2007, 12:06:01 PM
Is a Frosty a beverage, or is it too thick?
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Post by: redbobsled on March 12, 2007, 12:10:24 PM
Peet's Cafe Freddo Extra Bold


I wish the Pasadena Peet's was on the way to work and had a drive-thru.  I can only drink them on the weekends.  Boooooo!
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Post by: Jonathan on March 12, 2007, 12:35:16 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Is a Frosty a beverage, or is it too thick?


Yeah, sure, it's a beverage.

Although I figured you'd give Frozen Tang as your answer.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 12, 2007, 02:12:58 PM
Vanilla Frosty
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Post by: Butter on March 12, 2007, 02:14:12 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Although I figured you'd give Frozen Tang as your answer.


I was gonna say a vanilla Frosty mixed with Tang, but now you've ruined it.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 12, 2007, 02:18:07 PM
So are the vanilla Frosties better than the chocolate ones? I've not had one of them yet.
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Post by: Butter on March 12, 2007, 02:19:52 PM
I haven't either, I just assumed they were the spawn of Satan and have spurned them accordingly.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 12, 2007, 02:24:53 PM
Yeah, you made your feelings on them pretty clear when they were announced, so I was kinda surprised you'd even try them, let alone like them. Good to hear the world is actually as it should be.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 12, 2007, 05:40:28 PM
Margaritas
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 12, 2007, 05:52:39 PM
Vanilla Frosties? WTF? Like vanilla Oreos, that's just plain wrong.
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Post by: trixi on March 12, 2007, 08:28:03 PM
margaritas
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 13, 2007, 08:39:52 AM
QOTD

If you had magical creatures that lived in your house, what could they do to make your life easier?


If they'd take care of cleaning the kitchen, I could handle the laundry, etc.
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Post by: Butter on March 13, 2007, 08:40:59 AM
Clean my toe socks
Mix up pitchers of Tang
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Post by: vizzah on March 13, 2007, 08:47:38 AM
i could desperately use help in the kitchen - the dirty dishes and garbage seem never ending.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 13, 2007, 08:52:02 AM
Find my passport
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Post by: MissKitty on March 13, 2007, 08:59:22 AM
Oh I could certainly put them to use.

I think I'd have the magical creatures rip the rest of my CDs to iTunes and burn extras of the stuff I'm planning to sell. I'd also have them clean the upstairs windows, because CR and I are not willing to climb that high up a ladder.

The magical creatures could also prime and repaint the porch, fix the squeaky floorboards, refit a new kitchen, paint the lounge and dining room, build a deck in the back, put up a new privacy fence and relandscape the back garden. Oh my dear little magical creatures, where are you going? Why are you flying away?! Come back! Come back!
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 13, 2007, 09:50:18 AM
Wash dishes and clean the bathroom. In fact, I need the bathroom monkey from SNL.

(http://searchviews.com/archives/bathroom_monkey.jpg)

(http://majikthise.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/monkey_hate_clean_1.jpg)
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Post by: Dan on March 13, 2007, 11:11:38 AM
Uhhhh...give me backrubs?
Clean?
Cook?
Do my laundry?
Make plans for me with my friends?
Find out where good bars are?
Research good restaurants?
The sky is the limit!!!
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 13, 2007, 11:37:14 AM
Give the dog a bath and clean the bathroom afterward
Clean the rest of the place
Clean out the closets and pack things up for Goodwill
Organize bills and create/manage a filing system
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Post by: redbobsled on March 13, 2007, 03:49:11 PM
Organize everything....particularly my clothes.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2007, 08:09:31 AM
Eleanor asked me to post today's question:

What is your favorite type of pie?

I like Key Lime pie (that's me answering, not Eleanor).
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Post by: vizzah on March 14, 2007, 08:31:40 AM
oh, what a fantastic question - i LOVE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but, that makes it really hard for me to choose a pie.  i could  narrow it down to a tie between chocolate peanut butter pie and my mom's banana cream pie.
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Post by: Butter on March 14, 2007, 08:42:56 AM
Some good ol' creamy Tang pie.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 14, 2007, 08:46:54 AM
Mom's homemade Lemon Pie. So good!
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Post by: kcneon on March 14, 2007, 09:44:04 AM
I'm a little partial to peach, apple & gooseberry pie, but my all-time fav is chocolate pecan pie.  yowza
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 14, 2007, 09:48:57 AM
I like pecan pie and Apple pie with walnut streusel topping.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 14, 2007, 10:48:25 AM
Apple pie with a cheddar crust and/ or truffle pie.
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Post by: Poncho on March 14, 2007, 11:17:35 AM
I really enjoy pumpkin pie.
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Post by: watusi on March 14, 2007, 11:22:52 AM
Put me down for apple, most berry types and banana cream but give the pumpkin to someone else.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 14, 2007, 11:53:08 AM
Mmmmm ... PIE.  :wub:

pecan pie
peach pie
blueberry pie
Marie Callender's razzleberry pie
sweet potato pie
peanut butter pie
chocolate pie
key lime pie
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 14, 2007, 12:43:30 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Mom's homemade Lemon Pie. So good!


You leave that pie ALONE wife v1.0!

Your mom obviously bakes that pie for ME! =P~
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Post by: Dan on March 14, 2007, 01:38:57 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Eleanor asked me to post today's question:

What is your favorite type of pie?

OMG, I'm so retarded that I didn't even "get" this question until just now.

Oh well. In twenty minutes it's going to be 3-14 @ 1:59. Buh dum dumm.
I'll be counting down the seconds...
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2007, 02:04:32 PM
Except it was 13:59, and you slept through 1:59. ;)

But yes, you figured out the question, and was the first person to actually say it out loud, so congratulations to you.

And for the record, the idea for the question was Eleanor's.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 14, 2007, 02:10:15 PM
Pretty much everything except pumpkin. Pumpkin pie makes me gag.

I really like the chocolate bourbon pie that I learned to make from my mom, who learned from my grandma.
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Post by: trixi on March 14, 2007, 02:16:11 PM
Chocolate Angel Pie
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 14, 2007, 05:42:27 PM
Mmmm pie.

Owen's mom makes like a bazillion pies all summer long while she's on break from teaching.  Her raspberry pie is my favorite.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 14, 2007, 10:34:27 PM
My idea - since I spent today helping at Pi Day. My favorite pie is fudge brownine. Yum!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 14, 2007, 10:36:27 PM
QOTD (a couple hours early since I won't have internet access in the morning)

What is your favorite spring break destination?
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 15, 2007, 08:19:00 AM
I've never done the traditional spring break thing, but if I could get away this week (which is our spring break here) I'd go to Naples, Florida. Or (if I were rich) Fiji or the Maldives. :hotsun:  :animalfish:  :)
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Post by: vizzah on March 15, 2007, 08:52:58 AM
i've neveer been on "spring break."  but, we're going to nashville and memphis after the honeymoon, so that oughtta be super fun.  i assume it will be my new and only favorite.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 15, 2007, 09:19:22 AM
I don't have a favorite "Spring Break Destination" because, frankly, I don't think I've been to the same place twice when I had a break. And nowadays, the traditional spring break hotspots are places that I really have no desire to go to anymore, so they aren't good answers.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 15, 2007, 09:23:12 AM
I've never done a traditional spring break.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 15, 2007, 09:36:05 AM
Disney World!

With Savannah coming in second.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 15, 2007, 11:18:44 AM
You know, I went to Savannah for the first time this past weekend. I quite enjoyed it.

I'd already been to Wilmington and Charleston, figured I should complete the "Southern Coastal City" trifecta.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 15, 2007, 12:39:14 PM
I don't think I've ever gone anywhere for spring break - except maybe to Boston to visit my sister once while she was at MIT.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 16, 2007, 09:17:03 AM
QOTD

Have you ever consumed any green beverages?


I had green wine at a bar in Luxembourg on 3/17/1993.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2007, 09:48:52 AM
Nope. I can proudly say I have never, and will never, drink green beer.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 16, 2007, 09:50:40 AM
Hi-C Ecto Cooler

I don't think I've ever had green beer.  I like my beer without the green food coloring.  Plus if you drink the green beer, that means you have to drink domestic crap beer.
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Post by: vizzah on March 16, 2007, 09:55:03 AM
fuck no.  well, not anything made specifically for St. Patrick's Day.  I've had apple pucker and absinthe (not together, of course), but not green beer or any of that nasty shit.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 16, 2007, 09:56:04 AM
Lime margaritas are the chippity.
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Post by: vizzah on March 16, 2007, 10:00:30 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Lime margaritas are the chippity.


i have no idea why, but i LOVE it when you use that expression.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 16, 2007, 10:29:55 AM
Quote from: "Megs79"
Hi-C Ecto Cooler


Me, too! I loved that stuff back in the early 90's.

My other green bevie of choice is a Margarita. Oh, and I think I had an apple-tini once that was green.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 16, 2007, 10:42:36 AM
yeah, add a couple midori sours in there for me.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 16, 2007, 10:47:01 AM
Quote from: "Megs79"
Hi-C Ecto Cooler

From what I hear their current flavor Orange Lavaburst is the same thing.

I remember having lime Kool-aid as a kid.  There's also Jarrito's drinks in Mexico that are green.  Jones green apple soda etc.

But I don't drink beer or give a crap about St. Paddy's day.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2007, 10:57:09 AM
Quote from: "Megs79"
Plus if you drink the green beer, that means you have to drink domestic crap beer.


Precisely.
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Post by: trixi on March 16, 2007, 12:01:32 PM
Kool-aid, Gatorade, margaritas, and Hi-C
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 16, 2007, 12:28:52 PM
Does Green Tea count?
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Post by: Dan on March 16, 2007, 12:40:41 PM
I drink Green Goodness (or the equivalent) from the expensive juice makers: Bolthouse Farms, Naked Juices, and Odwalla. But something tells me that's not what you're talking about.

Otherwise, no, not really.
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Post by: Atzend on March 16, 2007, 01:18:22 PM
Gatorade, Margaritas, appletinis, and some drink that was similar to a long island in alcohol content, but with blue curacao and something else to make it green.
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Post by: Macpherson on March 16, 2007, 01:27:29 PM
green beer, green tea, green kool-aid
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 16, 2007, 03:35:50 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Megs79"
Plus if you drink the green beer, that means you have to drink domestic crap beer.


Precisely.


Ahh I get it.  I was about to ask why.
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Post by: dirk on March 16, 2007, 05:33:07 PM
Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid for teh win!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 19, 2007, 08:24:55 AM
QOTD

Do you have allergies?


While I've never had the skin test, I think I'm allergic to various pollens, since I've started my annual sneezing rounds. Plus there's the generic hay fever.
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Post by: vizzah on March 19, 2007, 08:37:46 AM
yup, i've had the skin tests done, too.  i'm allergic to cats, dogs, bunnies - just about anything with fur.  i got allergy shots for a while, but then my insurance stopped paying for it and i realized i hated our dog anyway.  so, we just fixed the glitch.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 19, 2007, 09:06:34 AM
I've never been tested, but I know I am allergic to mold and ragweed. But then, who isn't?
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Post by: MissKitty on March 19, 2007, 09:07:31 AM
Oh yeah, I'm also allergic to bee stings.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 19, 2007, 09:25:35 AM
Pine pollen...but who in North Carolina isn't?
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Post by: Megs79 on March 19, 2007, 09:43:40 AM
penicillin and cincinnati.  I never had seasonal allergies until I moved here.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 19, 2007, 11:41:35 AM
I had the tests and the doc basically told me that I have "nonallergenic rhinitis" -- which he said means I don't have allergies but I have all of the symptoms of allergies. Which I still think is a pile of hooey.
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Post by: doves on March 19, 2007, 11:51:31 AM
Sodium Pentathol, (aka 'truth serum') which used to be the main general anesthesia for surgery, turns me into a 24-hr nonstop puke and retch machine.  

As 2 former oral surgeons found out.   ;)
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 19, 2007, 07:30:06 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Sodium Pentathol, (aka 'truth serum') which used to be the main general anesthesia for surgery, turns me into a 24-hr nonstop puke and retch machine.  

As 2 former oral surgeons found out.   ;)


Heh, I think that's the one that makes me extremely violent.  As one oral surgeon found out twice, thus leading them to yank my wisdom teeth out under a more controlled environment at the hospital.

As for allergies: kitty cats and dust mites are my major allergies.... and no anithistimine in the world can save me because with me, antihistimines = seizures, which in a way, I sort of consider that an "allergy."

Also, I am allergic to my place of business something fierce, because I don't stop sneezing from the moment I walk in the door to the moment I leave.  Yay for generic sudafed!
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Post by: redbobsled on March 19, 2007, 09:34:33 PM
Many, many, many allergies.  I'm allergic to every animal imaginable.  At least the ones with fur and hair.  Pretty much everything outside.  My allergist told me he had never seen anyone so allergic to grass.  They rate the strength of your allergic reaction on a scale of 0-4.  For grass, I scored a 4++.
I'm also allergic to eggs, which means I cannot get any sort of vaccination.  I got allergy shots for awhile (my allergies didn't manifest strongly until I was in my early twenties), but I got too lazy to make the regular early morning trips to the doctor's office and stopped going.  

Oh, and magnesium citrate (which is the stuff they give you to prefer you for lower GI x-rays) makes me vomit like nothing else.  When it happened for the first (and only) time, I called my doctor who said, all lackadaisically, "oh, yes.  Some people are very allergic to that.  You must be one of them."  

mold, pollen, and all the usual offenders as well.  There were almost NO allergens for which I did not test positive.  I have accepted the fact that constant sneezing, itchy ears, and irritated eyes are a part of life.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 20, 2007, 09:01:35 AM
QOTD

What is the most elaborate meal you've ever prepared yourself or purchased at a restaurant?
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Post by: vizzah on March 20, 2007, 11:21:18 AM
i generally get pretty elaborate when cooking at home.  i only know how to make a handful of dinners that take less than an hour or so.  

as far as a restaurant, i'm not sure it counts as elaborate, but on our anniversary in November, i found out what a forty fucking dollar steak tastes like.  very similar to a $22 steak.  and that is exactly why places that do not display prices or use the term "market price" scare the pants off of me.  it was TWICE as much as K's lobster, for fuck's sake!
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 20, 2007, 02:07:34 PM
The most elaborate meal was the six course meal we had on my hubby's birthday a couple years ago. It was the most expensive meal we'd ever had but one of the best.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 20, 2007, 02:36:16 PM
CR and I went to the Dicken's Brunch with a couple of posh bastards at the Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel this past Christmas. That spread was pretty elaborate.
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Post by: va-vacious on March 20, 2007, 10:09:10 PM
The Little Dipper- a fondue place.  It was elaborate in that (of course) we had to cook all of the tasty pieces. Dessert was really good- a couple of different kinds of chocolate and fruit. Really good wine, too.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 20, 2007, 10:29:40 PM
I'm not really an "eloborate meal" kind of guy (heck, I'm not even a "side dish" kind of guy), so this isn't exactly the question for me. However, when I was a senior in high school, our English class (as 12th grade was Brit Lit) went to a madrigal dinner at Christmas time where drama students from NC State dressed up in Renaissance garb and we were served Cornish game hens and "mead". We had to eat with our hands, but it was a pretty elaborate production.
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Post by: Nate on March 21, 2007, 01:10:02 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"

as far as a restaurant, i'm not sure it counts as elaborate, but on our anniversary in November, i found out what a forty fucking dollar steak tastes like.  very similar to a $22 steak.  and that is exactly why places that do not display prices or use the term "market price" scare the pants off of me.  it was TWICE as much as K's lobster, for fuck's sake!


I know what a $70 steak tastes like.  It was worth the money, it was so tender you could cut it with a butter knife.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 21, 2007, 09:04:21 AM
QOTD

What is one movie that everybody hates that you love?
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Post by: foolsgold on March 21, 2007, 09:14:34 AM
Thin Red Line.  One of my favorite movies ever, easily my favorite WWII movie.  Sadly, it was lost in the Shaving Ryan's Privates gaudiness and critical fawning.  I do realize that there are problems with TRL (namely John Travolta and the propensity to veer into hillbilly existentialism), but the movie is so gracefully shot and acted that those problems become minor.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 21, 2007, 09:51:23 AM
I'm not sure. Maybe Liquid Sky?
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 21, 2007, 09:57:28 AM
Most definitely Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gee's. It comes in at #5 on my geeky Top 100 Favorite Films list (cross-referencing at #1 on my Top Guilty Pleasures list).
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Post by: vizzah on March 21, 2007, 10:32:35 AM
Equilibrium and Basquiat.  it's not so much that everyone hates them, no one will give them a chance.  Even if they do, most people still don't like Basqiuat.
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Post by: doves on March 21, 2007, 12:35:46 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Sodium Pentathol, (aka 'truth serum') which used to be the main general anesthesia for surgery, turns me into a 24-hr nonstop puke and retch machine.  

As 2 former oral surgeons found out.   ;)


Heh, I think that's the one that makes me extremely violent.  As one oral surgeon found out twice, thus leading them to yank my wisdom teeth out under a more controlled environment at the hospital.


That's weird...come to think of it, the first time WAS at a hospital and I kept waking up and trying to escape.  I remember the Dr. yelling obscenities...I woke up tied hand & foot to the operating gurney.

thank god that shit is mostly out of use.
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Post by: doves on March 21, 2007, 12:38:55 PM
Movie:  Pournami.  

It's Telugu...but if you ever get the chance, it's a romance, a comedy, and an Indian Western (?) all rolled in to one.  It ROCKS in so many ways, klutzy weirdness intermixed with beautiful cinematography.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2007, 12:39:59 PM
I didn't even know it was used for anesthesia. I guess I thought only spies used it.
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Post by: doves on March 21, 2007, 12:53:30 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I didn't even know it was used for anesthesia. I guess I thought only spies used it.


Heh, Sarc & I should be spies.  
The 'truth' they'd get out of us would be in the form of barf & beatings  ;)
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Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2007, 01:06:52 PM
I'm having trouble coming up with a movie that I like and most people don't. Looking over my DVD collection, nothing is immediately springing to mind. I can see a couple of movies that were polarizing, such as Napeleon Dynamite, but not anything that's generally universally hated.

Now, if the question was reversed, and it's what movie do you hate that most people like, I'd have no trouble coming up with a list, starting with that miserable piece of tripe It's a Wonderful Fucking Life.
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Post by: Poncho on March 21, 2007, 01:17:34 PM
I suppose it's odd that I found Spice World to be amazingly funny?
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Post by: Megs79 on March 21, 2007, 01:18:41 PM
My fiance thought that So I Married an Axe Murderer was dumb, but I like it.
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Post by: kcneon on March 21, 2007, 03:08:11 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
Equilibrium and Basquiat.  it's not so much that everyone hates them, no one will give them a chance.  Even if they do, most people still don't like Basqiuat.


Wow, vizzah...we should go catch a movie together!  I like those, too.  In fact I convinced a couple to rent Equilibrium at Blockbuster one time!

I'd probably pick a b-movie like Anaconda or Eight-Legged Freaks.  I luv that type of movie - totally ridiculous and fun!
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Post by: redbobsled on March 21, 2007, 03:28:34 PM
A lot of people seem to hate Chuck and Buck.  However, it is in my top 5 favorite movies of all time.
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Post by: dirk on March 21, 2007, 06:14:56 PM
Quote from: "Poncho the Sane"
I suppose it's odd that I found Spice World to be amazingly funny?

I have your back on Spice World.  It was actually a very funny movie that showed the Spice Girls didn't take themselves as seriously as everyone else seemed to.

The 2 that stick out to me that I love and everyone seems to hate are Hudson Hawk and Josey and the Pussycats.  They are both great movies that just don't get the credit they deserve.
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Post by: va-vacious on March 21, 2007, 09:37:35 PM
Maybe Hope Floats? There's just something about Harry Connick, Jr. It was one of my grad school studying movies: I'd turn it on and read very, very boring history.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2007, 10:41:40 PM
Whenever I hear about Hope Floats I automatically think back to the early days of The Daily Show, back when they used to do "This Weekend's Box Office Receipts, in Lira" (because it sounds more impressive that way). Of course, this was also back when they had Lira.

At any rate, I'll never forget what they said about Hope Floats: "Hope Floats? So does poop. At least the poop is interesting."

I've never seen it, not least because of that review.
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Post by: Poncho on March 21, 2007, 11:06:16 PM
Quote from: "dirk"
Josey and the Pussycats.


I will, in turn, give you full support for this one.  Perhaps one of the most underrated movies in it's class.

I'm not a Tara Reid fan... but the "if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands" shower scene with the Happy Meal bath toys is the scene that takes it over the top for me... I can't stop laughing when I see it.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 22, 2007, 09:02:28 AM
QOTD

What was the first pop song you knew all the lyrics to?


As a four year old, I belted out "Rhinestone Cowboy" while playing in the yard. I picked it up entirely from the radio, as we didn't have a copy of it.
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Post by: doves on March 22, 2007, 09:07:08 AM
...jump up and down in your blue suede shoes
Hey kid
You rock & roll
ROCK ON....
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Post by: Megs79 on March 22, 2007, 09:28:08 AM
I think we're alone now
or pretty much anything by Tiffany
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Post by: vizzah on March 22, 2007, 10:18:56 AM
i don't remember who sang it, but my sister and i always listened to this weird record called "alley-oop" in our grandparents attic.  either that or something off johnny cash "everybody loves a nut."  grandpa played that a lot.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 22, 2007, 03:32:28 PM
Probably, "eat it" by Weird Al.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 22, 2007, 03:51:04 PM
The theme to Chariots of Fire.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 22, 2007, 03:56:15 PM
"Rocky Raccoon" by The Beatles
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 22, 2007, 03:57:02 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
It might have been Billy Joel's We Didn't Start The Fire simply because I never knew ALL the lyrics to most songs.


Whoa...I must be your evil twin.  That's definitely the first song I knew all the lyrics to.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 22, 2007, 03:58:40 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
The theme to Chariots of Fire.


Haha...good answer...
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Post by: va-vacious on March 22, 2007, 10:17:30 PM
"Centerfold" - though I had no idea what the lyrics were about.
Or else it was "raindrops keep fallin' on my head" which I HATED
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Post by: Nate on March 23, 2007, 01:43:25 AM
Eye Of The Tiger.  I was six.  I used to act out an interpretive dance to it as well, I'm told.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 23, 2007, 08:17:11 AM
Benny Hill's "Ernie"
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 23, 2007, 08:50:10 AM
QOTD

What grammatical rule do you occasionally break and hope is on the way out?


I've begun starting sentences with the word "And". I actually saw it in print this week, too. (I also prefer to place the period outside of quotes.)
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Post by: doves on March 23, 2007, 09:14:13 AM
Quote from: "Nate"
Eye Of The Tiger.  I was six.  I used to act out an interpretive dance to it as well, I'm told.


Oh god.  Please say there is a video of this! :geek:
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Post by: vizzah on March 23, 2007, 09:23:50 AM
I begin sentences with the word "but," as well sometimes.  i think generally - at least in conversational writing, that it's ok to being sentences with "and," "but," and "or."  

i'm lazy with capatilization.  i'm sure it'll never be on its way out, so to speak, but i'll still keep doing it.
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Post by: watusi on March 23, 2007, 09:34:07 AM
i think we all know what my problem is, and i hope it fucks right off.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 23, 2007, 09:57:52 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
(I also prefer to place the period outside of quotes.)


Same here.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 23, 2007, 09:59:48 AM
Quote from: "watusi"
i think we all know what my problem is, and i hope it fucks right off.

Not. Going. To. Happen.

Especially if your wife has anything to say about it. From what I can see, she's your biggest critic.  :lol
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Post by: Dan on March 23, 2007, 10:00:15 AM
I end sentences with a preposition. Or is it proposition? Either way, I don't know what they are...and I don't know how to prevent them from happening.
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Post by: doves on March 23, 2007, 10:08:56 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "watusi"
i think we all know what my problem is, and i hope it fucks right off.

Not. Going. To. Happen.

Especially if your wife has anything to say about it. From what I can see, she's your biggest critic.  :lol


 ;)   okay, i'll convert.  no more caps for me either.  happy now?  :bootyshake:
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Post by: watusi on March 23, 2007, 10:28:51 AM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "watusi"
i think we all know what my problem is, and i hope it fucks right off.

Not. Going. To. Happen.

Especially if your wife has anything to say about it. From what I can see, she's your biggest critic.  :lol


 ;)   okay, i'll convert.  no more caps for me either.  happy now?  :bootyshake:



yes.quite.
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Post by: Dan on March 23, 2007, 01:19:38 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
;)   okay, i'll convert.  no more caps for me either.  happy now?  :bootyshake:

No. Not at all. :(
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Post by: doves on March 23, 2007, 01:55:32 PM
Yeah.  Me neither.  It's too tarded.  


  \:D/

Answer to QOTD:  Sentence fragments.
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Post by: watusi on March 23, 2007, 02:02:16 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Yeah.  Me neither.  It's too tarded.  


  \:D/



shut up,thats why!   :bootyshake:
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Post by: trixi on March 23, 2007, 03:18:53 PM
In emails and writings to people I know, I'll tend to end sentences with prepositions.  However, I write training manuals/handouts as part of my job and do my best at being grammatically correct when creating those.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 23, 2007, 04:03:21 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"


 (I also prefer to place the period outside of quotes.)


Ack!  No!  As someone who has done a lot of proofreading, the period (or comma) outside the quotes is like nails on a chalkboard to me.  I have schooled many an individual on that rule.

Sometimes I start sentences with 'But."  But (ha!) never in formal writing.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 23, 2007, 04:33:57 PM
Thing is, I too have done more than my share of proofreading and copy editing. And the period inside of quotes still seems like a stupid rule to me. So I disregard it.

Besides, it's right in the UK.
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Post by: va-vacious on March 25, 2007, 09:56:10 PM
I put the period after the quotes if the quotes are around non-dialogue.  With dialogue it goes within the quotes. My boss is Canadian and always corrects to this standard, and since she's the only one who edits me, that's the way it is.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 26, 2007, 08:24:08 AM
QOTD

If you were a superhero, who would your archnemesis be?
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 26, 2007, 08:30:15 AM
My arch nemesis would be Cocky (the Gamecock mascot).
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Post by: Jonathan on March 26, 2007, 08:57:26 AM
Misplaced Apostrophe Man
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Post by: Poncho on March 26, 2007, 09:45:04 AM
Poison Ivy.  Very, very allergic.
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Post by: Dan on March 26, 2007, 12:08:34 PM
Iceman? I dunno...I don't do well in the cold.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 26, 2007, 12:51:43 PM
My archnemesis is Karma. Man, does that bitch hate me.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 26, 2007, 01:02:06 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I end sentences with a preposition. Or is it proposition? Either way, I don't know what they are...and I don't know how to prevent them from happening.


The thing about ending sentences in a preposition is that it's acceptable in many (even most) cases. "Where are you coming from?" for instance, is fine.

I'm a grammar snob, but some people are over the top about the prepositions. It's formal writing where you need to watch them, which will likely never concern any of us here. It's perfectly acceptable for news articles, prose, conversation, etc. so long as it doesn't sound completely dumb.
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Post by: dirk on March 26, 2007, 03:04:33 PM
My arch enemy would have to be Captain Congeniality.  He's just too damn nice!
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 26, 2007, 04:38:35 PM
Walkman
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Post by: MissKitty on March 26, 2007, 04:52:10 PM
My arch enemy would be BeeSting Guy.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 26, 2007, 04:56:02 PM
the Migraine Monster
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Post by: doves on March 26, 2007, 06:06:55 PM
Triangle man, triangle man...
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Post by: dirk on March 26, 2007, 07:14:44 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Walkman

I'm not to proud to admit that this one took me a minute to get.  And when I did, boy did I groan.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 27, 2007, 08:21:26 AM
QOTD

When ordering Mexican food, what type of meat do you get?


I'm all about the chicken.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2007, 08:39:52 AM
Usually chicken as well. But lately the chicken I've been getting at my local restaurant hasn't be marinated enough and is kinda dry and bland.

Now, when cooking Mexican food I'll usually cook ground beef. Go figure.
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Post by: Dan on March 27, 2007, 08:47:30 AM
ALL of them. :)

okay, i usually switch it up between all of the choices.
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Post by: vizzah on March 27, 2007, 08:56:48 AM
i usually switch it up, too.  the place has to be pretty reputable for me to order pork, though.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 27, 2007, 09:06:05 AM
None. I'm all about the bean.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 27, 2007, 09:21:09 AM
Usually I go vegetarian, but when I don't I get the beef.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 27, 2007, 09:55:30 AM
I switch it up between beef and chicken. If I get fajitas, I'll get both.
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Post by: Poncho on March 27, 2007, 10:03:08 AM
I only go beef when it's actually steak.  No ground beef for me.  I'm with viz... no pork from a place I'm not certain of.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 27, 2007, 10:27:55 AM
I generally go vegetarian, if not I go for the chicken.
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Post by: watusi on March 27, 2007, 10:43:03 AM
beef or pork. i loves me some carne asada and carnitas.
ground beef is for chumps.
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Post by: Atzend on March 27, 2007, 11:25:55 AM
Chicken or steak.
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Post by: kcneon on March 27, 2007, 11:43:57 AM
Generally BEEF.  Then pork or chicken.  But give me a spinach enchilada over all three choices!
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Post by: trixi on March 27, 2007, 12:15:20 PM
I'm the same as jonathan.  If I order it out (which is a risky venture), I eat chicken.  But if I make it at home, I'll use beef,.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2007, 03:16:19 PM
You have fine taste.
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Post by: Butter on March 27, 2007, 03:24:44 PM
Whatever the animal, I try to get the foot meat.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2007, 03:48:16 PM
Because it's where the toe socks would be?
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 27, 2007, 06:08:33 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Chicken or steak.


Hehehe, reminds me of a Moldy Peaches song...



As for me, I say meh to Mexican food in general, but when I get stuck eating at a Mexican place, I'm all about the musical fruit.   :badairday:
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Post by: dirk on March 27, 2007, 06:14:21 PM
Steak, steak and more steak.  And I'll settle for beef when there isn't steak.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2007, 07:20:02 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Atzend"
Chicken or steak.


Hehehe, reminds me of a Moldy Peaches song...



As for me, I say meh to Mexican food in general, but when I get stuck eating at a Mexican place, I'm all about the musical fruit.   :badairday:

You just wanted to use that icon, didn't you?
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Post by: va-vacious on March 27, 2007, 11:14:02 PM
Not very exciting: chicken or beef, depending on where I've gone. And if I don't trust the place, I go vegetarian.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 28, 2007, 08:16:41 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite movie soundtrack?



Mine is the one from Lost Boys.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 28, 2007, 08:17:56 AM
Repo Man!!!!
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 28, 2007, 08:33:40 AM
Pulp Fiction with Reality Bites and Singles not far behind.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 28, 2007, 08:42:56 AM
"The Hot Spot" with "Koyaanisquatsi" a close runner-up
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Post by: foolsgold on March 28, 2007, 08:48:32 AM
Probably either "Until the End of the World" or "Ghost Dog," although, the actual CD soundtrack was disappointing because it didn't contain some of the songs used in the movie.  But, I'd give the edge to CD unless you are talking about the soundtrack used in the movie as opposed to the soundtrack you get at a record store, in which case, Ghost Dog all the way.
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Post by: vizzah on March 28, 2007, 08:53:02 AM
Beautiful Girls.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 28, 2007, 08:53:30 AM
I also love the Get Shorty Soundtrack.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 28, 2007, 10:06:19 AM
Natural Born Killers was good. The Last Action Hero soundtrack is worth it alone for the two Alice In Chains tunes.
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Post by: kcneon on March 28, 2007, 10:21:51 AM
Probably would have to be So I Married An Axe Murderer.
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Post by: Dan on March 28, 2007, 10:43:59 AM
I love the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack.

Some friends and I were recently discussing the merits of the Batman Forever soundtrack, which has quite the impressive lineup. Check out what's on there:
U2
Massive Attack
PJ Harvey
Flaming Lips
Sunny Day Real Estate
Nick Cave
Offspring
Mazzy Star
and...of course...that Seal song.

But that's pretty fucking amazing for such a horrible movie. If I had the soundtrack, it might be one of my faves.
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Post by: dirk on March 28, 2007, 11:36:11 AM
Has to be the Josey and the Pussycats soundtrack.  That thing is in my playlist more than it's not.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 28, 2007, 11:53:21 AM
Yesterday: BEEF...it's what's for dinner!

Today: hmmmmmm... High Fidelity
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Post by: watusi on March 28, 2007, 11:59:44 AM
"Boogie Nights"..."O Brother Where Art Thou"...Does "Quadrophenia " count?

My very first I ever bought and still a good one..."Star Wars"
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Post by: watusi on March 28, 2007, 12:01:11 PM
oh, and as i recall "GoodFellas" was pretty decent.
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Post by: Poncho on March 28, 2007, 12:19:19 PM
Hands down... Empire Records

Honorable mention:
Until the End of the World
Clueless
Josie & the Pussycats
I Am Sam
Garden State
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Post by: redbobsled on March 28, 2007, 12:46:55 PM
The Some Kind of Wonderful soundtrack is a good classic... as is the soundtrack from She's Having a Baby.

But I am on a total 80's kick lately.
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Post by: doves on March 28, 2007, 01:15:37 PM
Quote from: "watusi"

My very first I ever bought and still a good one..."Star Wars"


Ooh, I still remember the smell of that glossy black double album...
 ;)
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Post by: Atzend on March 28, 2007, 01:47:06 PM
Amelie, Shock Treatment and Phantom of the Paradise
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 28, 2007, 01:53:43 PM
Until the end of the world or singles.
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Post by: doves on March 28, 2007, 05:34:22 PM
American Graffiti
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Post by: va-vacious on March 28, 2007, 06:47:17 PM
Moulan Rouge
O Brother
Shag (despite the fact the songs aren't really in the movie)
and, of course, the Lost Boys (she didn't take it away to college with her!)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 29, 2007, 08:26:47 AM
QOTD

What kind of pillow do you prefer?


I like a fluffy one. If the only available ones are flat, I use 2.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 29, 2007, 08:28:14 AM
I like a flat pillow. If a pillow is too fluffy, I wake up with a stiff neck.

I used to sleep with two flat pillows, but now that hurts my neck, too.
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Post by: vizzah on March 29, 2007, 08:28:19 AM
i like one flat, one fluffy, and both cold.  The CoolMax pillows are awesome.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 29, 2007, 08:36:48 AM
I sleep on two pillows usually, whether they're flat or fluffy depends on if I (or the hubby) fluffs them before going to bed. We invested in some synthetic down pillows after we got married, they were pricey but worth it.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 29, 2007, 10:09:43 AM
I bought a memory foam pillow with some wedding money. Took a bit of breaking in, but I'm digging it so far. For someone with chronic neck pain, it's starting to show its usefulness.
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Post by: Poncho on March 29, 2007, 10:14:08 AM
I use one very firm pillow.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 29, 2007, 10:39:04 AM
I love my Wamsutta Magic Gel pillow.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 29, 2007, 11:11:55 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"
i like one flat, one fluffy, and both cold.


Same here.
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Post by: Dan on March 29, 2007, 01:30:47 PM
I didn't know that there were different kinds of pillows. I use the ones on my bed. I've had them for about 8 years now, and I'd like new ones, but only because they sort of smell of eight years. Otherwise, their fluffiness/firmness is perfect. Whatever it is.
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Post by: trixi on March 29, 2007, 10:45:56 PM
Movie Soundtracks-
DM-101
Purple Rain

Pillows---a feather pillow that can be smushed down but can also be fluffy.  As whigs will attest, my pillow travels with me everywhere.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 30, 2007, 09:33:10 AM
QOTD

What event in history would you like to have witnessed in person?
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 30, 2007, 09:37:20 AM
The French Revolution
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Post by: Jonathan on March 30, 2007, 10:04:11 AM
The moon landing.
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Post by: Butter on March 30, 2007, 11:19:43 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
The moon landing.


He says, as if playing my straight man...

The Invention of the Greatest Beverage on the Face of the Earth:

TANG.
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Post by: Poncho on March 30, 2007, 11:25:07 AM
Lincoln's Gettysburg address.

With a side shoutout to Caligula's wildest party?
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Post by: Dan on March 30, 2007, 01:23:02 PM
I can think of about 50 different events that would have been cool to witness. But I can't think of one that particularly stands out. MLK's speech? JFK's assissination? The building of the great Pyramids? The meteor landing that eventually wiped out the dinosaurs? The big bang? The events (mostly) chronicled in the movie 300 (that I have yet to see)? The fall of Troy? The Lewis and Clark expedition? The Beatles' formation? Cobain's suicide? The list goes on and on...
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Post by: watusi on March 30, 2007, 01:31:50 PM
The gradual erosion of our privacy and civil rights and the onslaught of Big-Brother type government.

oh,wait...
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Post by: foolsgold on March 30, 2007, 01:54:30 PM
The day that Butter stops with the Tang & toesocks schtick.  ;)

Being at the Appomattox Court House or on the USS Missouri when Japan surrendered would be interesting, I think.
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Post by: Butter on March 30, 2007, 01:57:54 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
The day that Butter stops with the Tang & toesocks schtick.  ;)


That'd be the day you lose the Phil Collins avatar, Mr. Man.
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Post by: foolsgold on March 30, 2007, 02:14:57 PM
I replaced it old Collins av with a more recent photo of the guy.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 30, 2007, 02:19:19 PM
Finally. No more toe socks and Tang.

Thanks, FG!
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Post by: Butter on March 30, 2007, 02:32:53 PM
Yeah, I was lying.

Toe socks 4eva!
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Post by: kcneon on March 30, 2007, 02:49:50 PM
Today's question has my friends and I thinking about WHY we'd choose a particular event.  

One of them said they'd like to have seen the creation of the world...pretty cool. One of the events on my list would be watching the first space shuttle launch.  His idea is to learn about something we still don't understand where I'm interested in events where the reaction of people is as intriguing to me as the event itself.

...ok, ok, much more info that you wanted to know, but I thought that perspective was interesting in how we think so differently.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 30, 2007, 03:31:24 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Yeah, I was lying.

Toe socks 4eva!


Douchebag.
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Post by: dirk on March 30, 2007, 06:00:47 PM
The impregnation of Butter's mom, so I could stop it!

Or maybe Bill Hick's final performance.
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Post by: Rafe on March 30, 2007, 07:08:25 PM
I'd have loved to have witnessed the "Rumble in the Jungle", the impromptu football match that took place between English and German soldiers over christmas during the First World War, and have taken part in the Brixton riots.
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Post by: trixi on March 30, 2007, 11:01:07 PM
Nuremburg Trials, the discovery/freeing of those in Auschwitz, and the destruction of pompeii.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 31, 2007, 07:52:54 AM
Quote from: "trixi"
.... the destruction of pompeii.


The destruction of pompeii gives me a thrill every week it happens.

For me, I'd like to have been at the birth of Margaret Thatcher. To give her a bigger slap than the nurse. A MUCH bigger slap.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 31, 2007, 02:15:24 PM
I figured your answer would be a significant event in the life of the baroness, but I didn't think it'd be that.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 01, 2007, 02:04:54 PM
You'd think that as a history geek I'd have something I'd want to see, yet I'm stumped.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 02, 2007, 08:27:58 AM
QOTD

What hours sound ideal to work (given that you still have to put in 40 hours a week)?


I could handle a 10 AM - 7 PM day.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 02, 2007, 08:28:46 AM
I could handle 7-4 or 6-3.
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Post by: watusi on April 02, 2007, 09:36:02 AM
the hours i work now are pretty good... 9:30 - 6:00
i can sleep in a bit and still get home at decent time.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 02, 2007, 09:44:01 AM
9:30 to 6:00 sounds good to me, too!

I'd also be happy with 10-7
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Post by: kcneon on April 02, 2007, 09:44:59 AM
I like my current schedule, too - 8:30  to 5:00 (although I rarely get to leave on time.)
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Post by: Dan on April 02, 2007, 11:03:22 AM
I work 9-6 at the moment, and many times find it annoying trying to make evening plans. I suppose 8-5 or 8:30-5:30 would be better. I wouldn't mind a half-hour lunch, either, to do 9-5:30...
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Post by: vizzah on April 02, 2007, 11:22:30 AM
10 to 7 would be ideal.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 02, 2007, 11:31:01 AM
9-5 would be great- including an hour for lunch. Now it's 8-5, and I am not a nice person until 9am.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 02, 2007, 11:31:40 AM
I would like 7:00 - 3:30 (half hour lunch)
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Post by: Butter on April 02, 2007, 01:00:09 PM
6-2.  I skip lunch anyway, usually.
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Post by: Rafe on April 02, 2007, 01:31:09 PM
I work from around 8:30 to anywhere from 17:30 until 20:00. It's pretty ideal, compared to my previous set of hours, which was to get on the road by 6:00, and get home anywhere from 20:00 to midnight. Those were some long days, with a lot of driving around in London/catching early flights. I miss the site work, but not the hours, if I'm honest.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 02, 2007, 01:32:32 PM
I did 11-8 for a long time, it breaks your day up too much.  You have a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours at night but no big chunks of time for yourself.

8-5 suits me okay.  I'd like to get off earlier but I have to have that lunch break or the day just seems too long.
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Post by: watusi on April 02, 2007, 01:46:10 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
6-2.  


man, i used to like those hours. getting off that early felt like you had the whole day ahead of you.
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Post by: Poncho on April 02, 2007, 02:13:38 PM
I work 7-4 now... I used to work 6-2:30 with a half hour lunch.

I think I prefer 7-4.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 02, 2007, 07:51:54 PM
I do 8-4:30 now, and I like it a lot.  Anything that gets me out of work before 5pm is good in my book.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 02, 2007, 08:04:04 PM
I ususally do 8-4:30, but we are losing a staff member to maternity leave, so now my schedule will be a mixture of 8-4:30, 7:30-4, and 1:30-10.  8-4:30 is good, and 7:30-4 is fine too.  I used to work 9:30-6, and I HATED that.
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Post by: Butter on April 03, 2007, 07:49:18 AM
Quote from: "watusi"
Quote from: "Butter"
6-2.  


man, i used to like those hours. getting off that early felt like you had the whole day ahead of you.


Exactly!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 03, 2007, 08:31:00 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite combination of cake and icing flavors?



I like Devil's Food Cake with sour cream icing.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 03, 2007, 08:44:09 AM
German chocolate cake with caramel coconut icing.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 03, 2007, 10:10:28 AM
Chocolate cake with buttercream icing
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Post by: MissKitty on April 03, 2007, 10:19:47 AM
Yesterday:

8-4:30

Today:
I'm not much of a cake person, but I do like carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
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Post by: vizzah on April 03, 2007, 10:22:45 AM
dark choclate cake & icing with raspberry filling.
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Post by: Poncho on April 03, 2007, 11:26:21 AM
I don't really like cake... but back in the 80's those pudding cakes were decent.  There were like normal cake with divets cut out and "iced" with pudding.

I looked on google and didn't find anything that looked like it... maybe that was just my mom and her friend's thing.  She'd take a yellow cake, bake it, scoop pockets out with a mellonballer or something... and pour chocolate pudding on top (or switch it... chocolate cake + vanilla pudding) and put it in the fridge.

It was neat to look at when it was cut.
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Post by: vizzah on April 03, 2007, 12:13:24 PM
Quote from: "Poncho the Sane"
I don't really like cake... but back in the 80's those pudding cakes were decent.  There were like normal cake with divets cut out and "iced" with pudding.

I looked on google and didn't find anything that looked like it... maybe that was just my mom and her friend's thing.  She'd take a yellow cake, bake it, scoop pockets out with a mellonballer or something... and pour chocolate pudding on top (or switch it... chocolate cake + vanilla pudding) and put it in the fridge.

It was neat to look at when it was cut.


that sounds fucking DELISH!
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Post by: Jonathan on April 03, 2007, 07:57:11 PM
Yellow cake with chocolate icing.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 03, 2007, 08:08:18 PM
Lemon NERDS cake.  Oh yesh.  I make it with pudding, but not in the way Poncho described, though my mom has made that before.  So yeah, lemon cake, then buttercream icing, covered in lemon/sour apple NERDS.  Leave it covered overnight and the nerds sort of start disolving and then, to quote myself, "It's like a nerd explosion in your mouth!"  Hehehe dirty!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 04, 2007, 08:47:33 AM
QOTD

Do you think you'll still be purchasing CDs in ten years?
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 04, 2007, 09:10:48 AM
Nope
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Post by: Bronzetree on April 04, 2007, 09:41:16 AM
Doubtful.
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Post by: vizzah on April 04, 2007, 10:00:06 AM
i don't do it now, so no.
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Post by: Poncho on April 04, 2007, 10:10:10 AM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
"It's like a nerd explosion in your mouth!"


Owen must be grinning.  That dog.


Today:
Probably not.  I'm very much pro-physical copies of music, though... so I'd hope there was some sort of technology for me to read the liner notes, hold the case in my hand, etc.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 04, 2007, 10:14:28 AM
It depends on what alternatives there are.

But I'm sure that my kids will view CDs the same way I view LPs.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 04, 2007, 10:37:37 AM
Nope. I think I only bought two or three last year. Everything else was downloaded.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 04, 2007, 11:16:11 AM
Only if it was something rare I couldn't find online.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 05, 2007, 08:18:53 AM
QOTD

What television show (current or past) would you like to attend a taping of?


The Daily Show
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Post by: vizzah on April 05, 2007, 08:34:29 AM
In Living Color
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Post by: MissKitty on April 05, 2007, 09:09:49 AM
The Daily Show and/or The Jonathan Ross Show
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 05, 2007, 10:38:58 AM
The Generation Game
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Post by: foolsgold on April 05, 2007, 10:58:29 AM
One of those infomercials featuring some amazing new knife or cleaning product.

I do a great "Why, wouldja look at that" face.
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Post by: kcneon on April 05, 2007, 04:44:27 PM
The old Carol Burnett Show!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 06, 2007, 09:17:38 AM
QOTD

What are your favorite ingredients in an omelette?


I like cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, ham or bacon, and some more cheese.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 06, 2007, 09:33:16 AM
Cheese, onions, bacon, tomatoes, and sour cream (on top).
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Post by: MissKitty on April 06, 2007, 09:38:43 AM
Green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese. If I don't have fresh tomatoes handy, I spoon a little salsa inside instead.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 06, 2007, 11:29:58 AM
I try to avoid them at all costs but in those cases where I am forced to eat one: cheese, bell peppers, onion, and ham or bacon.
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Post by: Butter on April 06, 2007, 11:50:43 AM
Minced toe sock, with a glass of Tang on the side.
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Post by: vizzah on April 06, 2007, 01:07:35 PM
bacon, ham, bacon, sausage, bacon, green onion, bacon, cheese.  oh, and potatoes.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 06, 2007, 01:41:34 PM
cheese, green peppers, tomato, onion, and spinach
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 06, 2007, 02:50:25 PM
Nobody's said "eggs", so I'll say eggs. Just to be controversial-like
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Post by: Jonathan on April 07, 2007, 10:37:30 PM
I don't eat omelettes. So probably not eggs.

But the ham, bacon and potatoes sound pretty good.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 10, 2007, 08:55:27 AM
QOTD

Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?


I take it to the automatic car wash, and I'm several months past due.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 10, 2007, 09:00:23 AM
Automatic Car Wash
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Post by: vizzah on April 10, 2007, 09:12:53 AM
i use the auto, but i have to keep it on the sneaky-sneak..my dad throws a fit about it because it "ruins the paint."
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 10, 2007, 09:17:02 AM
Washing a car is like a sedative for my husband, so I let him wash mine  :)
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Post by: Jonathan on April 10, 2007, 09:41:39 AM
Neither. I let the rain do it. ;)

I'm pretty exclusively an automatic car wash kinda guy.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 10, 2007, 09:49:53 AM
I'm all about the automatic wash.
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Post by: watusi on April 10, 2007, 09:57:37 AM
i'll take mine to the do it yourself wash as opposed to the automatic drive thru. i've seen too many antennas and bugshields destroyed in the automatic places. i'll do the interior at home.
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Post by: Poncho on April 10, 2007, 10:20:54 AM
I do the combo meal...

I take it to a handwash place here in town.  It's a little more expensive, but worth it.
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Post by: Dan on April 10, 2007, 01:12:33 PM
Back when I had a car, I definitely paid someone else to do it. Auto or hand...I don't remember.
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Post by: foolsgold on April 10, 2007, 01:16:43 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I definitely paid someone else to do it. Auto or hand...I don't remember.


Fix'd.

Now where is that quoted out of context thread...
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Post by: Jonathan on April 10, 2007, 01:20:30 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Quote from: "Dan"
I definitely paid someone else to do it. Auto or hand...I don't remember.


Fix'd.

Now where is that quoted out of context thread...

I know! I can't find the bloddy thing!
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Post by: Megs79 on April 10, 2007, 03:42:21 PM
I make my fiance do it.  He takes it to the do it yourself place.
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Post by: trixi on April 10, 2007, 07:45:39 PM
I wash my car myself.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 10, 2007, 11:04:40 PM
You're supposed to wash the car?!?

I did hose it off the other day, just to get the icky pine pollen off of it.
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Post by: Butter on April 11, 2007, 07:28:52 AM
I haven't washed my Toyota in years.  And it still runs.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 11, 2007, 08:55:05 AM
QOTD

What's the furthest you've traveled to see a show?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 11, 2007, 08:57:38 AM
From Dayton Ohio to Wabash Indiana to see Toad the Wet Sprocket.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 11, 2007, 09:23:39 AM
I flew from Dayton to Montreal to catch the Amnesty International "Human Rights Now" tour.

I've seen concerts in places farther away (England, Germany, Japan), but I hadn't gone specifically for a show--it was purely chance: being in the right place at the right time.
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Post by: kcneon on April 11, 2007, 09:58:33 AM
Austin and Chicago.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 11, 2007, 11:08:09 AM
Fremantle, Australia.

OK, we didn't travel just to see the show...
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Post by: Atzend on April 11, 2007, 11:44:36 AM
Cincinnati to Long Beach, CA
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Post by: Dan on April 11, 2007, 01:34:44 PM
Two hours to Philly to see Franz Ferdinand is probably my farthest. I'm not much of a "travel-to-see-a-show" type.


Edit: oh no...wait....I think I drove from Cincy to Cleveland to see a band once. Damn...*looks it up*

Yeah, on January 15, 1999 I drove four hours to go see Orbit in C-town. Nice.


The farthest away concert was The Black Keys in Sydney, AUS. But like MK, that was just coincidental timing.
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Post by: trixi on April 11, 2007, 09:55:14 PM
Cincinnati to Ft Lauderdale for Pearl Jam.  (I won the trip so it was all expenses paid).
Cincinnati to Atlantic City on my own dime.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 12, 2007, 09:14:49 AM
QOTD

How many keys do you have on your keychain?



I think 7 - 3 to my house, 1 each to my family member's abodes, and the car key.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 12, 2007, 09:20:19 AM
Two. Car key and house key.

I have a blue million of those little supermarket fobs though.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 12, 2007, 09:54:43 AM
Three...house, car and mailbox.

No wait, four.
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Post by: Butter on April 12, 2007, 10:00:00 AM
Like 12.  3 to various work locations, 1 to my house, 2 to my parent's old house, 1 each to my 2 cars, a couple of lock opening keys and a couple of miscellaneous that I don't know where they go any more.  Oh, and 1 for my toe sock locker.  Very important.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 12, 2007, 10:31:25 AM
Seven, 3 for home, 1 for my parents house, three for work.
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Post by: vizzah on April 12, 2007, 11:02:22 AM
Six.  one for work, one for the folks', one for home, one for the car, and two for padlocks/lockers.
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Post by: watusi on April 12, 2007, 11:20:47 AM
6 - 2 for work, 2 house keys, 1 car key and 1 hyster forklift key. oh, and the remote for the car.
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Post by: Dan on April 12, 2007, 12:14:08 PM
7:
Work
Work Bathroom
Home Deadbolt
Home Lock
Home Building Outer Door
Home Building Inner Door
Mailbox
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Post by: Megs79 on April 12, 2007, 03:24:57 PM
5:
1 Work
3 Home (Security Doors, Basement Door, Side & Front Door)
1 Car
I also have the power locks thingie for my car, and a bazillion supermarket cards.
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Post by: trixi on April 12, 2007, 10:15:40 PM
3 separate key chains

1 car key on keychain
1 house key on keychain
3 work keys on keychain

The work keychain stays in my coat pocket or kitchen table on weekends.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 13, 2007, 12:06:18 AM
I don't think I should answer this question on the grounds that it will make me look insane.

Let's just say, the number is greater than 10, and possibly greater than 20.

I have a weird OCD/anxiety disorder-related thing that causes me to NEED to keep at least one copy of the house keys to EVERY place I ever lived... and every car I have ever owned...and every place I have ever worked....(where I got keys...which isn't all of them, obviously...even if that means hanging on to a drawer key or something no one will miss).
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 13, 2007, 07:57:58 AM
1 (DoorKey)
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Post by: Butter on April 13, 2007, 08:58:07 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
I have a weird OCD/anxiety disorder-related thing that causes me to NEED to keep at least one copy of the house keys to EVERY place I ever lived... and every car I have ever owned...and every place I have ever worked....(where I got keys...which isn't all of them, obviously...even if that means hanging on to a drawer key or something no one will miss).


Explain further.  I'll wait.  I'll just be down here.


 :-
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 13, 2007, 09:04:29 AM
QOTD

What would the 12-year-old you be most surprised about the current you?



She'd be surprised that I was still single. I thought I'd be getting married in my mid-20s.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 13, 2007, 09:06:52 AM
She's be surprised that I have no kitties.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 13, 2007, 09:09:50 AM
He'd be surprised that I've lost as much hair as I have. I figured I'd be on of those 70-year-olds with a full head of silver-gray hair like my mom's uncle.
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Post by: Megs79 on April 13, 2007, 09:44:35 AM
She'd be surprised that I live in Kentucky
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Post by: foolsgold on April 13, 2007, 09:57:32 AM
I think the 12 year old me wouldn't even recognize who I am.  Right now, I am SO far from where I thought I'd be when I was that age (and through my teens and early 20's for that matter.)  I figured I'd be living out West, doing some sort of a job in music either as a producer (I used to "produce" recorded songs in my bedroom: "Yeah, Prince, put in a guitar solo there.  Yeah, that's it.") or as a musician.  If that didn't work out, I could always fall back on my skills as a basketball player.  In the event that there was a war, I'd go to school to be a lawyer since that program took a long time and I'd be able to wriggle out a college deferment.

At any rate, all professions were carefully chosen to impress Sara W. whom I was certain, would be my wife.

Which is not to say that I am disappointed or upset how things turned out.  Quite the contrary, actually.
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Post by: Dan on April 13, 2007, 10:12:36 AM
12 year old me would be sad that I still look like I'm 12 years old. :(
12 year old me would be surprised to know that I've actually gotten laid in my life. :)
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Post by: Atzend on April 13, 2007, 02:22:34 PM
12 year old me would be happy I'm not living in the same town, didn't have a teen pregnancy, but would be disappointed that I hadn't traveled more and wasn't making more money.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 13, 2007, 02:58:01 PM
12 year old me would be happy that I'm happily married, have two children, and graduated from Clemson. She wouldn't be happy about me living in Ohio and that I'm not working somewhere important.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 13, 2007, 02:59:18 PM
I think he would be surprised and freaked out by my current physical condition, but pleasantly surprised that I've come out of my shell a bit.

He would also think that I like really weird music.
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Post by: Butter on April 13, 2007, 03:00:04 PM
12 year old Butter would say "Butter, you know what you need?"

You can fill in the rest.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 13, 2007, 03:01:05 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I think he would be freaked out by my current physical condition, but glad that I've come out of my shell a bit.  He would also think that I like really weird music.


But you do like really weird music! ;)
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 13, 2007, 03:09:00 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
12 year old Butter would say "Butter, you know what you need?"

You can fill in the rest.


I would actually be interested in your serious answer on this one.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 13, 2007, 03:13:00 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What would the 12-year-old you be most surprised about the current you?


What do 12-year-olds really think about?

Either that I am still alive, or I don't own more porn
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on April 13, 2007, 03:16:09 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Quote from: "Butter"
12 year old Butter would say "Butter, you know what you need?"

You can fill in the rest.


I would actually be interested in your serious answer on this one.


You're in luck!  We live together, so you can ask me later.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 13, 2007, 03:18:14 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I think he would be freaked out by my current physical condition, but glad that I've come out of my shell a bit.  He would also think that I like really weird music.


But you do like really weird music! ;)


Hey, fix that quote.  I wasn't done editing dammit. :p
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 13, 2007, 06:47:18 PM
12 year old me would be surprised I haven't really been published outside of college, and that I'm not off teaching somewhere.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 13, 2007, 07:02:56 PM
definitely surprised that I live in LA (as a child, I took my father's perspective on California), also surprised that I got fat, and definitely surprised that I am STILL in grad school trying to figure out what to do with my life.  12 year old me wanted to be a neurologist or a patent lawyer.  


Oh, and about the key thing.  I'm not sure how to explain.  I do not cope well with moving, and it makes me feel saner to hang onto something.  It's like the feeling (no matter how ridiculous) that I could go back and get into any one of those old places again if I needed to - makes me feel better.  Of course, this is assuming no locks have ever been changed.
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Post by: dirk on April 14, 2007, 09:27:51 AM
I think the 12 year old me would be surprised I've known the touch of a woman (hell, the 34 year old me is still surprised).  And he would be surprised that I am actually in a decent position in my job.  I never thought of myself as boss material (and I may not be, but I'm a boss anyway).
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Post by: va-vacious on April 15, 2007, 01:33:55 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How many keys do you have on your keychain?



I think 7 - 3 to my house, 1 each to my family member's abodes, and the car key.


two keychains: 1 for me, one for work

Mine:
2 keys for my house
2 keys to my friend's house
3 keys to family member's houses
1 car key
1 suitcase key
1 key tool (phillips head, flat head, eyeglasses screwdriver, knife, bottle opener)
1 gym pass
2 grocery store thingy-s
1 bottle opener

Work:
1 van key
4 other keys
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Post by: va-vacious on April 15, 2007, 01:50:58 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What would the 12-year-old you be most surprised about the current you?



She'd be surprised that I was still single. I thought I'd be getting married in my mid-20s.


She'd be surprised that I wasn't a lawyer.  She'd be surprised that I want to move back to TN after getting out. And that I hadn't gotten married yet.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 16, 2007, 08:40:01 AM
QOTD

What household pest is most annoying?


Ants, because they don't seem to go away. They're particularly bad when at the beach.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on April 16, 2007, 09:03:17 AM
gnats
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Post by: Jonathan on April 16, 2007, 09:29:00 AM
Yeah, have to go with ants.

Although crickets that get into the house piss me off too because they WON'T SHUT UP!
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Post by: MissKitty on April 16, 2007, 09:50:22 AM
Lady bugs drive me nuts in the house, crawling all over the window ledges. I hate to kill them because they are so beneficial in the garden, but they are a nuisance in the house.
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Post by: Poncho on April 16, 2007, 10:17:26 AM
In Florida... there are these HUGE roaches... politely called "WATER BUGS" or "PALMETTO BUGS" that will come into your house certain dry times of the year.  Thankfully, they really seem to like living outside better... but they will crawl under your door, fly in through open doors or windows, etc.

They can be like 3" long or better.  They run and fly really fast.  They are also extremely gross and it doesn't matter if your house is spotless or not... they really are only looking for water when they come inside... I'm sure food is a bonus, but I've got a good friend who is in the extermination business and he said it doesn't matter if you make $3K a year or $3M... they still want your water.

Notsomuch at this house... but my first apartment in Florida also used to have lizards coming inside fairly regularly.  Those suckers can get in through ANY hole.
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Post by: Atzend on April 16, 2007, 11:45:46 AM
Silverfish, which are just gross.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 16, 2007, 12:14:39 PM
And aren't even fish!
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Post by: Dan on April 16, 2007, 01:33:39 PM
Roaches and mice are bad news here.
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Post by: c-lando on April 16, 2007, 01:35:40 PM
MOSQUITOES!!!!!
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 16, 2007, 01:37:37 PM
Flies. I fucking HATE flies.

In fact I hate most all insects.
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Post by: Poncho on April 16, 2007, 02:26:34 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Silverfish, which are just gross.


We get silverfish in our shower all the time.  Pour a little bleach around the drain and they stop coming out.  Same with baseboards where you see them.

My wife still screams when she sees them.  I don't understand why... they don't bite or anything.
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Post by: dirk on April 16, 2007, 04:47:00 PM
Unbehaved children.

Oh, you meant like insects...then roaches, just because they are sneaky fuckers.
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Post by: trixi on April 16, 2007, 09:47:13 PM
I hate the boxelder bugs I have.  They congregate on the warm walls of my house (sunlit sides) and then sneak in the house when I open the door.  Huge swarms of them. They aren't harmful or anything, but they leave brown markings (some secretion) when they move around or when they get smashed.

(http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/dane/hort/images/boxelderbugs.jpg)

I also really really hate japanese beetles.  One swam down my ear once (when I was at swim team practice), and I could feel it crawling in my ear.  Had to go to the doctor to get it out.
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Post by: va-vacious on April 16, 2007, 11:14:54 PM
"Palmetto Bugs" Though the kitten likes to chase them if he gets a chance. Heh.
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Post by: Dan on April 16, 2007, 11:15:24 PM
I revise my statement:
If I ever had to deal with bedbugs, I think it'd be them. Until the moment that I do... see above.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 17, 2007, 09:11:58 AM
QOTD

What is the oldest building you've visited?



Since Stonehenge isn't really a building, I'd have to say something in Rome - maybe the Colosseum. With a roof - probably the Pantheon.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2007, 10:44:29 AM
Hmm...off the top of my head, I'd have to say Westminster Abbey. Built in 1065.

Not the Colosseum or Pantheon, I know, but I've never been to Rome. However, I have been to the Roman ampitheater in Lyon, which is older than Westminster, but, like you pointed out, it doesn't have a roof.

Have I needlessly complicated my answer enough?
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Post by: redbobsled on April 17, 2007, 11:14:12 AM
I think the remains of the Roman baths at Bath are probably the oldest buildings I've been in.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 17, 2007, 11:24:54 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
I think the remains of the Roman baths at Bath are probably the oldest buildings I've been in.


I'm thinking that'd be mine too. I have also been to the Colosseum in Rome, and of course Stonehenge, and the Avebury Ring.
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Post by: Dan on April 17, 2007, 11:42:47 AM
Same as Ella, since I've been to Rome. Wish I'd been to Athens so I could say the Parthenon, but that one is still on my list.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 18, 2007, 08:46:29 AM
QOTD

Where's you favorite place to sit at home?



I gravitate to the left (as I'm sitting) end of the couch.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on April 18, 2007, 09:08:48 AM
I'm usually on the left side of the sofa, or on the other sofa on the left side of the room.
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Post by: foolsgold on April 18, 2007, 09:21:45 AM
On the toilet.

C'mon, if I didn't say it, CR would've.

Although, with his accent, maybe it would've sounded less crass.  "Oi sit on the poo-pah."
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Post by: Jonathan on April 18, 2007, 06:01:47 PM
My leather chair. Now if the question was "Where's your favorite place to read?", THAT answer would have been the toilet.
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Post by: Dan on April 18, 2007, 06:12:22 PM
I tend to gravitate toward my computer desk chair.
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Post by: trixi on April 18, 2007, 10:59:59 PM
recliner
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 19, 2007, 07:53:36 AM
On Foolsgold's toilet
Title: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on April 19, 2007, 08:01:45 AM
I sit on one of our loveseats.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 19, 2007, 08:46:17 AM
QOTD

Do you have anything unusual/interesting in your wallet that you carry around?


Recently I added a Sacagawea dollar to the coin section. I also have a bicentennial quarter.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 19, 2007, 09:23:17 AM
I have frequent shopper cards from downtown restaurants like Javiers, Bagel Stop and Fresh, but they aren't unusual. I also  have one for a vegetarian Indian buffet in Brighton, England, which I guess--if not unusual--is somewhat insane.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 19, 2007, 09:24:03 AM
I have a blackjack strategy card that I never bothered to take out of my wallet from my last trip to Vegas.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on April 19, 2007, 09:46:37 AM
There are a couple of odd things taking up space:

a) a baby picture of my wife.
b) a signed and defaced birthday dollar from my folks (it is a family tradition to deface a single by inking in Washington's face, giving him lipstick, etc.  Then the dollar is wrapped in foil and hidden in the birthday boy's/girl's slice of cake.)
c) a previously shiny penny that I held as the ball dropped in NYC during NYE( another family tradition).
d) a Bastard Sons of Steve McQueen card which reads, in part: This God damned card certifies that Christian Boyles is a Bastard Son of Steve McQueen.  Don't give the bearer any shit, crap, guff, bullshit, grief, static or lip.  The bearer promises to help the helpless, dull the pain with whiskey, get the bad guy on the first shot, build a weapon out of pretty much anything and ride a motorcycle like he would any cheap whore.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 19, 2007, 10:37:32 AM
How did you get that card? That's awesome.
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Post by: Megs79 on April 19, 2007, 10:38:16 AM
All my stuff is pretty normal.  I have lipstick (that I never wear, but just in case), a couple Imitrex in case of headache, my checkbook (could be considered weird since we live in a plastic based economy), and a ton of receipts that I need to throw away.  This is all in my purse though.  My wallet is full of ID and cards, no cash.
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Post by: Dan on April 19, 2007, 11:16:32 AM
I have the business card of a tattoo place in the Lower East Side in my wallet. I've been carrying that around for 2 years now... and still haven't gotten the tat.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on April 19, 2007, 11:32:26 AM
I have my old Clemson student ID in my wallet.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:32:31 PM
I have a stick-on skin thermometer from my last sleep study, the one in which they found that while my internal body temp is normal when I sleep, my skin temp can get as high as 105. Yes, it's always nice when you show up for your follow-up appointment and research techs from all over the hospital come to the sleep lab and crowd around you, the Freak Girl. I've stumped 'em, I have.  [-(
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:35:47 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What television show (current or past) would you like to attend a taping of?


The Carol Burnett Show
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Late Show with David Letterman
Match Game
The Price Is Right
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:36:43 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What are your favorite ingredients in an omelette?


spinach and feta
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:38:40 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?


It's automatic for the whigsgeek, people.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:40:48 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's the furthest you've traveled to see a show?


Specifically for a concert? That would have been flying from Scranton to Detroit to see Robert Palmer in 1986.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:43:19 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What would the 12-year-old you be most surprised about the current you?


She'd be surprised that I'm not married to Rick Springfield.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:48:04 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What household pest is most annoying?


Silverfish and earwigs. I don't get either very often (knock wood). A couple of times a year I'll pull back the shower curtain in the morning and get the shit scared out of me by a silverfish in the tub. The last time, I was so freaked out that I actually started frantically calling for my dog. What the hell did I expect my dog to do with the silverfish??? *sigh*

(And for the record, the dog never moved off of the bed. Ingrate!)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2007, 08:49:22 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
I hate the boxelder bugs I have. [...]

(http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/dane/hort/images/boxelderbugs.jpg)


Is that what these things are called? We have them all over the place at work. (Of course, here at Penn State I'm sure they're probably referred to as Nittany Boxelder Bugs.)
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Post by: va-vacious on April 19, 2007, 10:38:12 PM
Odd things in my wallet:
piece of beach glass
St. Pauli Girl beer label (for the last 11 years or so... scary!)
and I used to carry around 2-five pound notes.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on April 19, 2007, 10:48:07 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

Is that what these things are called? We have them all over the place at work. (Of course, here at Penn State I'm sure they're probably referred to as Nittany Boxelder Bugs.)


Yep, a box elder is a tree, and evidently these bugs are attracted to the trees --hence the name (though I see them more on my house than I do on a tree).  Interestingly enough, the bugs are only attracted to the female box elder tree.  Who knew that there were male and female trees   :-k
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 20, 2007, 07:18:52 AM
I sure didn't. How do they know? Does it have its clothes off?
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on April 20, 2007, 08:08:54 AM
I missed some of these, here are my answers to the last few:

Tang
Toe Socks
Tangy Toe Socks
Tang
Tang
Tang Socks
Toes
Tang
Tang
Tang

Hope that clears things up.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 20, 2007, 08:19:07 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Hope that clears things up.

Yes. Crystal clear.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 20, 2007, 08:48:09 AM
QOTD

What was the best day of the past week?


It would be last Friday when I had a bonus day off. I got to sleep in, read a book, work a bit on my taxes, and clean for awhile, but still have 2 more days in the weekend. I need more of these type days.
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Post by: foolsgold on April 20, 2007, 09:48:52 AM
Monday, when Mrs. Foolsgold and I played hooky.  We slept in, got coffee, drove to Lexington for pizza/CDs, had a leisurely drive on country roads back home all while having great conversation.  One of the better days this year, really.
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Post by: kcneon on April 20, 2007, 10:38:51 AM
yesterday - my boss came back from maternity leave (YAY), went on a date last night & wrapped up the evening with a mini Cult concert in my living room.  

[Fools - love your ode to Shamen in your profile!]
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 20, 2007, 11:27:30 AM
Yesterday didn't really suck. Plus, there was a trip to the Mongolian barbecue, so that was fun.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 20, 2007, 11:59:41 AM
Quote from: "kcneon"
my boss came back from maternity leave (YAY), went on a date last night & wrapped up the evening with a mini Cult concert in my living room.


Wow, your boss really gets around!

;)
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 20, 2007, 12:02:16 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What was the best day of the past week?


Definitely today. The sun is out, the temps are milder, it's Friday, and the Man-Child is home (although he kept me up until almost 3:30 a.m. venting about his frustration with work).
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Post by: MissKitty on April 20, 2007, 12:27:37 PM
Probably today, because it's sunny and warm.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 20, 2007, 12:32:24 PM
Today. I only have to babysit 2 kids besides my own today, the weather is great, I finally mowed the lawn, and no school tonight!
Title: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on April 20, 2007, 12:38:07 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"


Wow, your boss really gets around!

;)
#-o (nice to have you back, too, whigs!)
Title: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2007, 12:42:49 PM
Last Sunday was all kinds of awesome. There was a massive nor'easter going through, so I stayed indoors all day with my new girl and we had a blast. It felt like the day went by in about 15 minutes. Monday wasn't bad either, but it had "work" involved, so that's not nearly as good as Sunday.

It's fun because instead of worrying about the future and where things are going, I'm totally living in the moment. And Sunday's moment sure was nice.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 20, 2007, 01:10:05 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
It's fun because instead of worrying about the future and where things are going, I'm totally living in the moment. And Sunday's moment sure was nice.


It's so great to hear you in better spirits, Dan! You deserve nothing but happiness.

Any strategies you'd like to share about how to concentrate on the moment and not worry about the future would be greatly appreciated. (Seriously.) :)
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Post by: Jonathan on April 20, 2007, 02:29:41 PM
We have a bunch. That's what Crazy Fire is. Something like five locations in the Triangle.

Crossroads would be the closest to you, I would think.
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Post by: trixi on April 20, 2007, 03:19:11 PM
I think I must choose last Friday.  I was technically off work, got to sleep in and watch the price is right, made $50 in a 2-hr market research study, deposited my tax refunds as well as my paycheck, worked out and had a yummy dinner at my parents.
Title: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on April 20, 2007, 11:29:12 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
What was the best day of the past week?


Sunday.  Sweet oblivious Sunday.  It was Owen's birthday, we had lots of fun bowling with his family, playing DDR at his brother's house, and celebrating.  I half wish I could go back to that day and not know the things I learned the next day, which was probably one of the shittiest birthdays I've ever known.  I'm sort of glad I can't get the FABO thread to work for me, because I'd be spamming the shit out of it with all kinds of FUCK CANCER diatribes.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 23, 2007, 08:55:20 AM
QOTD

A practical one for today - what feature of the new boards have you found and want to point out to everyone else?


There are built in avatars - I'm giving one a try - or you can use your own picture, which is automatically sized to fit.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2007, 08:56:54 AM
There are built in avatars - I'm giving one a try - or you can use your own picture, which is automatically sized to fit.
But mine's already awesome. Why would I need to use any others? :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on April 23, 2007, 10:55:06 AM
The awards thing is top drawer!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 23, 2007, 05:39:29 PM
I like the awards thing, too. I always wanted a picture of Peter Crouch doing the robot.

But how come CR didn't get a 50 movies award?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 24, 2007, 09:14:13 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite catalog?


I love browsing the Archie McPhee one.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on April 24, 2007, 09:36:29 AM
Lush. (http://usa.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/index.html?lang=en_US&dlang=en)
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Post by: redbobsled on April 24, 2007, 05:18:02 PM
Lush. (http://usa.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/index.html?lang=en_US&dlang=en)

Oh!  Thanks for reminding me. I need to do a Lush order.  I have a store 5 minutes away from me, but for some reason, it's still much cheaper to order shampoo and conditioner and bath gel through mail order...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 24, 2007, 05:49:10 PM
Um, I didn't know people still used catalogs. I can't remember the last time I even looked through one.  ???
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on April 25, 2007, 12:04:56 AM
I vote for my friendly library catalog, where everything I order is free :)

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 25, 2007, 12:17:15 AM
I like the awards thing, too. I always wanted a picture of Peter Crouch doing the robot.

But how come CR didn't get a 50 movies award?

Yeah! I didn't watch three airport movies in a row just to then get overlooked by the academy of farts and sciences.

Has Bu'uh been given his - *ahem* - "you know what" award yet?

btw, I don't know what a catalog is. I DO know what a catalogue is, but the two might not be related?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on April 25, 2007, 02:07:23 AM
QOTD

A practical one for today - what feature of the new boards have you found and want to point out to everyone else?

[spoiler=super secret!]All the email addresses anywhere on this board (including your profile) are encoded.  They show up fine to the regular eye, and if you click on them they will work with your e-mail client.  But when you view the html, you'll see a random mixture of decimal and hexidecimal html codes instead of actual letters and numbers.  That means that e-mail harvesting bots trying to look for e-mail addys by sorting through source code won't be able to find you.

Also, I like the spoiler button. 

[/spoiler]

Also, the random musings thread and FABO thread are no longer jacked-up, there shouldn't be anymore debug errors, and clicking on a user for their profile works now.

Also, this board has an ad management system.  It lets admins easily place ads and you can decide boards and pages to put the ads, where on those pages to put them, and who can see them.  And it keeps track of clicks so you can provide the advertiser feedback (or charge per click).

Also, the old pirate icon sucked.  I like this new one much better.

Also, this board has a set of server side includes.  Which means that I can add any part of this board to any html page I want with a simple line.  Like I can just go: <?php ssi_recentPosts(); ?> and it'll add a box that puts all the recent posts on it.  So, I could design a custom portal/blog/messageboard site.  I'm not gonna.  But I could.

Also, coming soon there will be a bbc code button so you can embed a youtube video in your post.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on April 25, 2007, 02:58:31 AM
QOTD
What's your favorite catalog?

MK, if you ever come to Richmond I need to take you here (http://www.gosoak.com).  I actually like their bath bombs better than Lush!

Musician's Friend-- Even though I never buy anything from there, and even though 90% is the same every two weeks, I still can't put it down.  Half the stuff I drool over, and half the stuff is so ridiculously stupid it's entertaining.  Like why does Fender need fifteen different models of Stratocaster?  Who still buys BC Rich?  Do people really order $10k mixers from mass mail-order catalogs?

Bluestone Perennials- It's just a top-notch catalog.  Everything is listed by alphabetical order so it's easy to find, but they also give you all the stats about where and how things will grow, with lots of pictures.  And unlike most gardening places, the facts are actually right.  They also have a huge selection, and the plants are in great shape when you get them, also unlike most garden catalogs.  High Country Gardens, Nor'East Miniature Roses and Oakes Daylillies are also good but more specialized.

ooh I forgot:

Atlantic Tennis Proshop-- They put a little letter in front of every mailing that says "Dear Tennis Pro:  We know you demand top-notch equipment...blahblahblah... we encourage you to talk to your fellow professionals about our service...blahblahblah" and then there's a list of players who supposedly they'll put you in contact with.  Some of them are people I know who played on one of the satellite tours, but who I haven't talked to since we were playing juniors.  And some of them are like, Andre Agassi.  I picture myself having the same conversation with everyone.  "Hey, Aaron Stolpmann!  You still going out with Jen Cizmanski?  Oh, that was 20 years ago?"  "Hey, Andre Agassi!  How're things with Brooke?  Oh, that was 20 years ago?"
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 25, 2007, 06:47:20 AM
Also, coming soon there will be a bbc code button so you can embed a youtube video in your post.
Now that I'm looking forward to!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 25, 2007, 08:58:13 AM
QOTD

What finally causes you to turn on the air conditioning at your abode?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on April 25, 2007, 09:06:11 AM
i have two reasons to turn on the AC:
 - too hot to sleep
 - too hot to get my makeup on without sweating it off before i reach the other side of my face.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 25, 2007, 09:16:08 AM
i have two reasons to turn on the AC:
 - too hot to sleep
 - too hot to get my makeup on without sweating it off before i reach the other side of my face.

What she said.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on April 25, 2007, 09:17:26 AM
When it gets too hot to sleep with the windows open.

Btw Rva, we'd love to visit Richmond! When are you free?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on April 25, 2007, 09:48:01 AM
When it's too hot for toe socks.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on April 25, 2007, 09:54:46 AM
Btw Rva, we'd love to visit Richmond! When are you free?

*ahem*
www.skybus.com (http://www.skybus.com)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on April 25, 2007, 10:12:49 AM
QOTD

What finally causes you to turn on the air conditioning at your abode?

Too hot to sleep. Of course, I like to be cold when I sleep, so my line in the sand is probably closer than some others.'

Generally, if it's 80 or higher inside the apartment with the windows open.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on April 25, 2007, 11:11:18 AM
Btw Rva, we'd love to visit Richmond! When are you free?

*ahem*
www.skybus.com (http://www.skybus.com)

heh, that's exactly why I was asking!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 25, 2007, 11:29:05 AM
QOTD
What's your favorite catalog?

Old House Gardens (http://www.oldhousegardens.com), They specialize in heirloom flowers, I've had excellent luck with some of their dahlia's and the people who work for them are incredibly nice and helpful--they even leave you notes on your packing list if you've ordered something that's a fave. I didn't get a chance to order from them this year, but I hope to order some spring flowers in the late summer. I've got four tubers for a dahlia they offered last year, it propogated really well (I bought one last year) so if anyone wants a red dahlia that'll be 4'-6' let me know and I can get you a tuber.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 25, 2007, 05:30:48 PM
Btw Rva, we'd love to visit Richmond! When are you free?

*ahem*
www.skybus.com (http://www.skybus.com)
And they fly out of Greensboro. Which, for $10, is probably worth the extra gas.

It's nice to see an EasyJet/Ryanair type airline in the U.S. At least, one that makes no pretenses of being full-service *ahem*USAir*ahem*. I'll pay five bucks for a snack box if I'm paying $25 bucks for my fare. But not if I'm paying $250.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on April 26, 2007, 12:32:16 PM
Heat.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on April 26, 2007, 02:24:47 PM
Old House Gardens (http://www.oldhousegardens.com), They specialize in heirloom flowers, I've had excellent luck with some of their dahlia's and the people who work for them are incredibly nice and helpful--they even leave you notes on your packing list if you've ordered something that's a fave. I didn't get a chance to order from them this year, but I hope to order some spring flowers in the late summer. I've got four tubers for a dahlia they offered last year, it propogated really well (I bought one last year) so if anyone wants a red dahlia that'll be 4'-6' let me know and I can get you a tuber.

ooh yeah.  OHG is pretty cool as well.  I ordered some stuff from them a few years ago when I set up my friends' garden.  This being Richmond and all, there's plenty of heirloom type gardens so a lot of that stuff is readily available for free.  But they do have some stuff that used to be grown, but has fallen out of fashion or been forgotten.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on April 26, 2007, 02:30:13 PM
Btw Rva, we'd love to visit Richmond! When are you free?

*ahem*
www.skybus.com (http://www.skybus.com)

heh, that's exactly why I was asking!

Holy crap.  That is cheap as hell.  The only problem is, I can't offer a place to stay.  I'm getting a lot of remodeling stuff done through the next few months.  That means that everything is getting moved around and the I have to use the guest bedroom as a storage area because my house is tiny.  :(

Maybe late summer/fall? 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 26, 2007, 02:45:28 PM
ooh yeah.  OHG is pretty cool as well.  I ordered some stuff from them a few years ago when I set up my friends' garden.  This being Richmond and all, there's plenty of heirloom type gardens so a lot of that stuff is readily available for free.  But they do have some stuff that used to be grown, but has fallen out of fashion or been forgotten.

Yep, the dahlia tubers that survived the winter are from a dahlia they offered for the first time last year, they're not offering it this year because they just don't have enough. That's why the website's so awesome, they put up stuff there that you literally can't find anywhere else or that the only reason the plant's still around is because someone bought one and passed it over the fence.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on April 26, 2007, 04:27:02 PM
That's cool that your Dahlias over-wintered.  You must have a green thumb. 

I remember what I ordered from OHG.  They were jonquils.  And it pisses me off because my friend keeps calling them daffodils.

"I like those daffodils you planted for me."
"They're jonquils."
"But they look just like daffodils."
"Yeah, but they're bright yellow and smell nice."
"Right.  So that makes them bright yellow, nice-smelling daffodils."
"No.  It makes them jonquils.  'jonquils' sounds cooler.  If I wanted daffodils, I would have just gone to Home Depot. But daffodils are for losers.  You my friend, have jonquils. That makes you a winner. Doesn't it feel nice?"
"Well, if you're so fired up about the whole 'jonquils' thing then how come you just have regular daffodils?"
"I don't have daffodils.  I have narcisuss."
"Well, they look just like daffodils to me."
"Yeah, but they're smaller and smell nice"
"Right. So.."
"Fuck you."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 26, 2007, 05:30:59 PM
I must have missed the question today. Unfortunately, I don't have any flower stories to tell.

Actually, I do have one, but it's short and boring.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on April 26, 2007, 05:33:57 PM
Actually, I do have one, but it's short and boring.

wheres that "taken out of context" thread when you need it?

 ;D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 26, 2007, 06:26:34 PM
I must have missed the question today.
That's because I forgot to post one before going to work. Oops!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 26, 2007, 07:23:44 PM
Aw man, the clapping smiley is gone.

*hint*
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 27, 2007, 09:14:34 AM
QOTD

How are you as a swimmer?


I haven't been in several years, but I did get my lifeguard certification in college. I never mastered the butterfly, but I'm competent with all the other strokes.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on April 27, 2007, 09:21:06 AM

I haven't been in several years, but I did get my lifeguard certification in college. I never mastered the butterfly, but I'm competent with all the other strokes.

Same here.  Exactly.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on April 27, 2007, 09:21:30 AM
I am competent enough that I don't drown, but not really proficient as far as doing different strokes, etc
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on April 27, 2007, 09:21:47 AM
I know how to swim and used to live in the pool during summer vacation, but sadly as I've gotten older I've gone swimming less and less. At this juncture, I haven't been swimming in several years.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on April 27, 2007, 09:54:09 AM
I can swim, but I'm not a master of any strokes.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on April 27, 2007, 09:55:30 AM
I mastered a number of strokes when I was a college student, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 27, 2007, 09:57:52 AM
I could never get the hang of the butterfly stroke either, but I was a pretty good swimmer back in the day. It's been so long since I've had access to a pool I'm not sure how well I'd do today.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on April 27, 2007, 10:01:31 AM
ditto c-fan and the hegemo.  i can basically keep myself from drowning, but i'm sure my "form" or whatever is all wrong.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2007, 10:49:13 AM
I only mastered the strokes butter's good at. However I can be put in the water and not die...but it's very uncomfortable. I think my body is denser than most because I don't really float. I think I expend about 4 times as much energy as other normal people when swimming, too. I enjoy it but I ain't good at it. But it IS fun to be thoroughly out of energy and then go and eat like I'm a starving animal.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on April 27, 2007, 11:48:16 AM
I'm terrible at swimming.  I would be good at sinking and drowning, but I don't care to demonstrate that. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 27, 2007, 11:50:50 AM
I love to swim. The water is so soothing. When I was a kid I could do the butterfly stroke really well, but those days are gone. Thanks to the synchronized swim team I used to be on, I'm quite skilled at the breaststroke, backstroke, and sidestroke. And swimming while holding a burning candle.  :laugh:
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 27, 2007, 12:11:14 PM
I can't swim.

In fact, I am so BAD at swimming - or rather not swimming - that (and this is the honest truth) I once had to be saved from drowning by a guard in the wave pool at Wet'n'Wild in Orlando.

But please don't tell anyone because that's somewhat embarrassing.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on April 27, 2007, 12:22:12 PM
Swam for 10 years competitively.  Had to make a choice between swimming and soccer.  Soccer won out.  Still swim, still a lifeguard, teach lifeguarding and water safety.  Bad knees mean I'm not great at breaststroke. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on April 27, 2007, 12:48:20 PM
I mastered a number of strokes when I was a college student, if you know what I mean.

Toe socks?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 27, 2007, 04:10:55 PM
I got my swimming merit badge in Scouts and completed my Mile Swim. But they still made me take a fucking swim test to graduate from Carolina.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on April 28, 2007, 01:14:41 AM
Swimming is the one form of physical activity I actually enjoy.  The only stroke I can't do is the butterfly.  I took distance swimming classes in jr. high/high school, and when I was going to school and then working at UC Santa Cruz, I used to take breaks and go down and swim laps between classes or during lunch.  I used to always try to swim at least a half mile when doing laps.  The pool there is on the edge of a hill and you can see the ocean while you swim.  The university where I work now also has a pool, but it is smaller than the pool at our old condo complex.  Boo!  If I had a decent place to swim, I would totally do it.  I don't really like indoor pools, and the nice outdoor pool at the Rose Bowl charges $10 a day.  Double boo. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on April 28, 2007, 09:48:14 AM
I'm the master of the middle aged mom stroke. One leisurely side stroke lap in the pool to cool off, glaring at the kids with the eyes in the back of my head to not splash me, managing to not get a single hair damp, then back to the lounge chair with the vodka tonic.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on April 28, 2007, 11:41:24 AM
Ooh!  I love swimming.  Backstroke is probably my best, though I am far from a master at any of my swimming strokes, and cannot do the butterfly at all, though it is fun to try.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on April 28, 2007, 05:30:20 PM
I'm the master of the middle aged mom stroke. One leisurely side stroke lap in the pool to cool off, glaring at the kids with the eyes in the back of my head to not splash me, managing to not get a single hair damp, then back to the lounge chair with the vodka tonic.

I'd hate to see what happens if they do splash you.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2007, 05:49:48 PM
Really? I'd kind of love to see what happens.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 30, 2007, 07:23:04 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite type of berry?


Today I'll have to say raspberry.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: dirk on April 30, 2007, 07:35:46 AM
Snozzberries, especially when they taste like real snozzberries.

Or maybe strawberries.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 30, 2007, 07:36:32 AM
Halle
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on April 30, 2007, 08:26:00 AM
Strawberries
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on April 30, 2007, 08:29:18 AM
Strawberries!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on April 30, 2007, 08:51:30 AM
Blueberries
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 30, 2007, 09:16:34 AM
Strawberries
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on April 30, 2007, 10:30:52 AM
Raspberries. Oh, and I answered just so I could be on page 69.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on April 30, 2007, 10:48:14 AM
raspberries!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on April 30, 2007, 10:49:16 AM
Ken

(http://www.wildestwesterns.com/images/issue_5_images/ken-berry.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2007, 12:02:46 PM
Strawberries, but I love raspberries too. Actually, almost anything that ends in "berries" is good stuff in my book. :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 30, 2007, 01:18:25 PM
Frankenberry


Do they still make that?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on April 30, 2007, 01:53:08 PM
Frankenberry


[size=8ptDo they still make that?[/size]

Hell yes!  it's always easier to find @ Halloween, but Super(evil)WalMart sells it year round.  It's in pretty high demand at our house. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on April 30, 2007, 02:59:31 PM
I hate berries.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on April 30, 2007, 04:00:03 PM
Strawberries - if they're fresh and in season.  Also, olallieberries.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on April 30, 2007, 06:42:12 PM
QOTD
What's your favorite type of berry?

Blackberries.  Mmm!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 30, 2007, 08:32:31 PM
...almost anything that ends in "berries" is good stuff in my book.

Dingle?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on April 30, 2007, 09:26:26 PM
Ooh, burn!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on April 30, 2007, 09:29:07 PM
blueberries
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2007, 10:29:13 PM
...almost anything that ends in "berries" is good stuff in my book.

Dingle?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/mistergugi/woxy/touche.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: snakelady on April 30, 2007, 11:37:08 PM
raspberries
 :P
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 01, 2007, 08:20:31 AM
QOTD

Septic system or sewer?


I grew up in the country, so we had a septic system. Ever since college I've lived in town, so it's been a sewer system. Yay for modern sanitation!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 01, 2007, 08:24:22 AM
We are connected to the sewer system.

Growing up my house had a septc tank.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 01, 2007, 09:02:44 AM
Growing up we had a septic tank. I remember when the township built the sewer system--I was a senior in high school and all the roads were torn up. It made driving to school each day a challenge.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 01, 2007, 09:46:06 AM
I've always lived in the city (except in college, I was in a small town. Dunno what they had there) so it's always been sewer.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2007, 10:39:52 AM
I live in Manhattan, so round these parts you just sort of go on the sidewalk. So I'll say neither.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on May 01, 2007, 01:10:00 PM
sewer.  I once stayed with friends just outside of Santa Cruz and they were on septic, and it made me decide that we would NEVER purchase a house with a septic system.  I couldn't use my favorite triple-ply toilet paper!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 01, 2007, 02:23:29 PM
Sewer. I lived in a place with a septic system and well water for about five months. On the plus side, the local water restrictions didn't apply and I could wash my car as much as I wanted.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 02, 2007, 08:26:30 AM
QOTD

When traveling, what's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 02, 2007, 08:47:52 AM
Discovering what extras/features might be in the room.

That, or seeing what the lobby is like.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 02, 2007, 09:09:07 AM
there's really nothing i don't like about staying in a hotel except for maybe the difference in the bed.  room service, lobby bar, valet, having someone clean up after me for a change - i love it!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 02, 2007, 09:10:21 AM
Blasting the a/c!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 02, 2007, 09:43:04 AM
Hotel sex. Duh.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 02, 2007, 11:26:08 AM
Blasting the a/c!

Ditto
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 02, 2007, 11:41:08 AM
Staying in a hotel in the Cincinnati area.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 02, 2007, 12:08:15 PM
I like the fact that I'm somewhere else, warranting the necessity of being in a hotel. Otherwise, not too much that's noteworthy. Unless I'm with a lucky lady, then.... see CC's comment above. :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on May 03, 2007, 07:35:42 AM
Hotel secks... easy.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 03, 2007, 08:44:56 AM
Being someplace different from home.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 03, 2007, 10:16:07 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of roller coaster?


I prefer the ones that do loops rather than the ones with big hills.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 03, 2007, 10:33:03 AM
The log flume.

Technically not a roller coaster, but I don't like roller coasters. However, it's always fun to get wet, so you get that bonus with the log flume.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 03, 2007, 10:44:36 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of roller coaster?


I prefer the ones that do loops rather than the ones with big hills.

Me too. I hate big hills but I love loops and corkscrews.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2007, 10:51:57 AM
Ooooooh, LOOOOOOOOVVVEE roller coasters. The bigger, faster, steeper, smoother, and longer the better.

The Millenium Force is my favorite at the moment, but I don't go to amusement parks as often as I used to. It's so smooth, and so fast, and not too short, and gets waay up there. But if there's a half-decent coaster with 1/4 the wait, I'll do that. Like the Gemini - always a short line, so we've been known to do it three or four times in a row (taken out of context thread...anyone? anyone?).

Wooden ones are good too, but I'm wary of having a headache afterwards. I did the Beast twice in a row one morning at KI (no wait!) and after that all of us were like, "uhh, time for something else." As much as we all hate the lines, they actually do serve a little purpose as we found out that morning.

The loops are fine. I also love the Raptor at Cedar Point b/c of the hanging feet element...and the fact that it's just a really really well done coaster.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 03, 2007, 10:57:04 AM
I like wooden ones the best, but the steel ones are cool too (the bat at canada's wonderland = awesome).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 03, 2007, 11:07:23 AM
Ooooooh, LOOOOOOOOVVVEE roller coasters. The bigger, faster, steeper, smoother, and longer the better.

The Millenium Force is my favorite at the moment, but I don't go to amusement parks as often as I used to. It's so smooth, and so fast, and not too short, and gets waay up there. But if there's a half-decent coaster with 1/4 the wait, I'll do that. Like the Gemini - always a short line, so we've been known to do it three or four times in a row (taken out of context thread...anyone? anyone?).

Wooden ones are good too, but I'm wary of having a headache afterwards. I did the Beast twice in a row one morning at KI (no wait!) and after that all of us were like, "uhh, time for something else." As much as we all hate the lines, they actually do serve a little purpose as we found out that morning.

The loops are fine. I also love the Raptor at Cedar Point b/c of the hanging feet element...and the fact that it's just a really really well done coaster.

Man there are about 5 phrases that could be taken out of context... :D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 03, 2007, 11:21:39 AM
QOTD: What is your favorite type of roller coaster?

One that I don't have to get on.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 03, 2007, 12:12:00 PM
I like the Toe Socks and Tang Experience at George Foreman's Grillin' Getaway in Amarillo, TX.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 03, 2007, 01:41:49 PM
I don't know any more. I'm married to a pussy and I'm not about to stand in line for 3 hours by myself.  :(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on May 03, 2007, 01:46:39 PM
Any rollercoaster that won't give us spinal injuries like the Beast did to me & ThWat 2 yrs ago  >:(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 03, 2007, 03:22:19 PM
any roller coatser that doesn't make me puke, which is NONE.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 03, 2007, 05:09:00 PM
None of the above. Almost got thrown from a ride at the Fayette County Fair as a small child, been afraid of a large percentage of rides ever since. Sometimes I suspect my parents planned it so they'd save a mint in King's Island and Americana admissions  ;)

And all that was before I developed inner ear problems...elevators give me vertigo; can't imagine going on any sort of thrill ride.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 03, 2007, 05:40:33 PM
I love roller coasters, but I'm in no condition to ride them anymore.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on May 03, 2007, 05:42:31 PM



Man there are about 5 phrases that could be taken out of context... :D

No kidding  :D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 03, 2007, 11:40:43 PM
I prefer wooden rollercoasters over steel.  And I don't really like going upside down too many times, but once or twice is ok. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on May 04, 2007, 01:12:16 AM
I hate loops and corkscrews.  Hills are good, though.  Fun themes are good too - like the Matterhorn at Disneyland (Yeti!  Waterfall!  Ice!)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 04, 2007, 08:24:13 AM
I don't know any more. I'm married to a pussy and I'm not about to stand in line for 3 hours by myself.  :(

They let you marry pussies in Ohio now?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 04, 2007, 08:49:57 AM
QOTD

Which of the third installment movies coming out this summer are you most excited about (Spiderman, Shreck, Pirates of the Carribean, etc.)?


It's Pirates for me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: berzerker on May 04, 2007, 08:54:21 AM
Probably Pirates, since I haven't seen any previews yet.
I know I'll like Spidey-three, and I didn't actually see Shreck 2...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 04, 2007, 08:55:26 AM
I'm not excited about any of them. But of the three, the one I'm most likely to see is Shrek 3.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 04, 2007, 09:04:42 AM
We're planning on taking about 5 kids to see Shrek 3 on opening weekend. We'll hit the drive-in theater.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 04, 2007, 09:33:03 AM
Shrek III.  Shrek II was awesome.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2007, 11:01:18 AM
I agree with Kwyjibo... Shrek II was awesome, so I'll say Shrek III looks pretty good to me. I do want to see Pirates 3 b/c Captain Jack is so entertaining. But Spidey 3 can bite me. I hated the first one and never even bothered with part 2.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on May 04, 2007, 01:50:15 PM
None, and I'm going to try not to see any of them in the theatre, either.  But, I bet Brian will drag me to ALL of them.  I never saw the second Pirates, though. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 04, 2007, 03:13:13 PM
spiderman
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 04, 2007, 03:45:41 PM
If we get a sitter, we'll see all of them. Though, the hubby is going to see spiderman 3 without me  >:

I want to see harry potter just so I can see the stardust and his dark materials trailers...

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on May 04, 2007, 05:48:41 PM
Pirates and Harry Potter.  We'll be seeing Pirates at the drive-in and HP at the IMAX at Pittsburgh Mills, most likely.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 06, 2007, 08:08:33 PM
Spiderman and The Bourne Ultimatum
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 07, 2007, 06:35:12 AM
Ooh, Bourne Ultimatum! Now there's a third installment of a series I will go see...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 07, 2007, 08:50:06 AM
QOTD

What is the most unusual food you have ever eaten?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 07, 2007, 09:03:15 AM
Crawfish etouffee
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2007, 09:47:38 AM
I had tang flavored toe-socks once. They were tasty.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 07, 2007, 10:45:15 AM
Kroger brand boxed Macaroni and Cheese. I live on the edge.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on May 07, 2007, 10:58:09 AM
I don't know.  I've eaten some pretty messed up stuff by US standards, but I don't think of it as unusual.

I know that tofu isn't really that weird an ingredient, but I've eaten fermented tofu.  They sell it on the streets in Taiwan and you can smell it from blocks away.  The English translation is "stinky tofu."  It reeks, and not in a "most people think it stinks, but certain people love it" kind of way.  Even people that like it agree that it stinks to high heaven.

If you can somehow get around the smell and get it in your mouth, it actually doesn't taste bad.  In fact it's surprisingly bland, and a lot like just regular tofu.  I would compare it to a less fatty, somewhat bland saganaki.

I just can't understand why people get so enthusiastic about something that tastes like nothing and smells-- literally-- like turd.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 07, 2007, 11:04:20 AM
I had tang flavored toe-socks once. They were tasty.

You can't eat toe socks, doofus.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 07, 2007, 11:27:25 AM
Uh, the neighbor kids and I used to eat Milk-bones when I was around four.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 07, 2007, 12:13:30 PM
i ate some dead hornets off the back porch when i was little. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 07, 2007, 01:03:06 PM
dog food...when I was 3.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on May 07, 2007, 01:05:51 PM
when i was 12 or 13, my best friend with the crazy lebanese dad made cow-brain burgers.
i tried them, but don't recall if it was just a little nasty or a lot nasty.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2007, 02:32:19 PM
Quote from: Butter
Quote from: Dan
I had tang flavored toe-socks once. They were tasty.

You can't eat toe socks, doofus.

Doood, you haven't even lived until you've tried. They were steamed first.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 07, 2007, 03:21:43 PM
I'm pretty sure I ate some type of coinage when I was little.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 07, 2007, 08:41:50 PM
As a rule, I don't eat unusual food.  However, when I was much younger and not as wise, I used to eat roly-polys  (or piddle bugs...whatever you all call them).  My parents were told by the entomologist that lived next door to us that they were full of protein, and that they would not hurt me. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on May 07, 2007, 09:27:26 PM
I had tang flavored toe-socks once. They were tasty.

You can't eat toe socks, doofus.

Yeah really.  What you do is, strain the tang through the socks into ice cube trays and freeze 'em and eat 'em.  Der!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on May 07, 2007, 09:28:44 PM
I think I ate my bubble gum lip gloss when I was 5 or 6.  It tasted good when i used it as lip gloss, so....

My vegetarianism means that I haven't really eaten anything too weird.  I'm sure if you asked my dad, however, he'd tell you EVERYTHING I eat is "weird."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 08, 2007, 09:24:18 AM
QOTD

Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work?


Other than the camp t-shirt on the first day of a camp session when I was a counselor, no.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 08, 2007, 09:42:31 AM
Closest I've come was when I worked at Kroger. We didn't have a "uniform" per se, but we could only wear a white polo shirt and khaki pants.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 08, 2007, 09:50:08 AM
Roy Rogers: A red puffy sleeved polyester blouse with white western graphics like horseshoes and chuckwagons. Faux denim polyester bibbed skirt. Cowboy hat.
Kentucky Fried Chicken: Polyester shirt. Polyester pants. Wasn't particularly memorable. I think it was mostly red and blue.
Lee's Famous Recipe: Brown polyester skirt. Plaid polyester blouse. String tie. Apron. Plaid hat.
Kings Island: In Rivertown I wore a ruffled gingham dress and apron. In the Hanna Barbera area I wore a blue shirt with cartoon characters like Scooby Doo and Fred Flintstone and baby blue bibbed shorts. We had to walk behind the buildings to get to our work areas so we wouldn't "break the theme."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 08, 2007, 09:56:40 AM
The first one was when I worked for wegmans. It was black pants, white button down shirt, black bowtie (clip-on), and a maroon apron (it used to be brown polyester pants, white shirt, brown bowtie, and an orange apron). When I left wegmans, the uniforms had changed again: white button down shirt (with black button covers and a mandarin collar), black pants, and a black apron. Then, when I sold medical uniforms, we had to wear scrubs in the store--it was like working in your PJs.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 08, 2007, 09:57:56 AM
i wear scrubs to work now, which are picked out and paid for by the director.  but we have a say-so, too.  we get to help pick our faves from the catalog, and those are the ones they choose from.  plus, we get samples and get to try everything on before we order so there's no guess work.  
not personally my favorite - i'm just not all that fond of dressing down.  
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 08, 2007, 10:05:21 AM
I was a candy-striper. I know, it's a volunteer position, but it had the best uniform. It was similar to this:
(http://courses.sadlier.com/gfw/artwork/972317989-GFW10_w0309_C09_candystrip.jpg)

I had to wear a Blimpie polo shirt when I worked at Blimpie.
I had to wear a Clemson bookstore t-shirt during busy times at the bookstore.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 08, 2007, 10:08:21 AM
Cincinnati Zoo: Brown polyester shorts, tan polyester shirt  >:(

Kroger's -- Hyde Park: Black pants, white shirt, black clip-on bowtie, apron

Kroger's -- Montgomery: Whatever I wanted under my meat coat...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 08, 2007, 10:10:25 AM
Kroger's -- Hyde Park: Black pants, white shirt, black clip-on bowtie, apron
Oh yeah, I forgot about the apron. Must have blocked that out of my memory.

Man, am I glad I didn't have to wear a clip-on bowtie...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on May 08, 2007, 10:17:59 AM
Roy Rogers: A red puffy sleeved polyester blouse with white western graphics like horseshoes and chuckwagons. Faux denim polyester bibbed skirt. Cowboy hat.

I just swallowed my tongue. 

Please, please, please, if pictures exist, post them.

I've never worked a job that had an official uniform.  In my P&G days, I wore the unofficial uniform: khakis, brown leather shoes and a button-up longsleeve Oxford (subbing out a polo shirt on casual Fridays).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 08, 2007, 10:53:28 AM
I just swallowed my tongue. 

Please, please, please, if pictures exist, post them.

Sadly, no pictures exist. But if it brightens your day, I did have to greet customers with "Howdy partner, welcome to Roy Rogers." And I had to suggestive sell "holsters" of fries.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 08, 2007, 11:54:56 AM
Not really....I suppose that a swimsuit is the closest I've gotten to a uniform requirement.  Rules were less stringent back in my days of lifeguarding, and you just had to wear a suit.  Nowadays, suits must be matching (similar), or be otherwise identifiable as a lifeguard. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 08, 2007, 12:46:28 PM
Almost any job I've worked in a restaurant or movie theatre has required a uniform.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2007, 01:48:25 PM
Quote from: Content Chick
Kings Island: In Rivertown I wore a ruffled gingham dress and apron. In the Hanna Barbera area I wore a blue shirt with cartoon characters like Scooby Doo and Fred Flintstone and baby blue bibbed shorts. We had to walk behind the buildings to get to our work areas so we wouldn't "break the theme."
Oh man I bet you were smokin!!

As for me...
Girls softball umpire = blue collared shirt that said "Lakewood Rec Umpire" or so.
Day Camp Counselor = one of the camps official shirts. 3 of them came free, and then we could buy fun colors and such for $5 each. I bought a few of them and still wear them to this day, 10+ years later.
Garbage man = no. But I did have five outfits (one for each day of the week) that I rotated so as not to ruin any more of my clothing.

All the rest of my jobs are/were office jobs. Boooorrriiinngg.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 08, 2007, 07:33:07 PM
Target mandated toe socks.  Always on the cutting edge, they are.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 08, 2007, 11:06:02 PM
But were they red toe socks?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 08, 2007, 11:23:38 PM
I was a candy-striper. I know, it's a volunteer position, but it had the best uniform. It was similar to this:
(http://courses.sadlier.com/gfw/artwork/972317989-GFW10_w0309_C09_candystrip.jpg)

How could I forget? Well, it has been over 20 years since I, too, was a Candystriper. Sadly my favorite part was filing or stocking the supply room (bandages, etc. - no drugs), although taking the samples to the lab from recovery was quite interesting.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 09, 2007, 08:53:09 AM
QOTD

When do you buckle your seat belt?


I generally do it once I've starting moving - definitely after starting the car.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 09, 2007, 09:06:53 AM
As soon as I get in the car.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 09, 2007, 09:10:09 AM
As soon as I get in the car.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 09, 2007, 09:11:32 AM
usually as soon as i get in the car, but lately i've noticed myself slacking and doing it as i'm leaving a parking lot or my driveway.   it still blows my mind that so many people don't buckle up.  i have to get on K about it EVERY time we get in the car.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 09, 2007, 09:55:58 AM
As soon as I get in the car, the only time I don't is when I'm pulling the car out of the garage to move it or to wash it. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2007, 10:17:38 AM
N/A




Damn you all and your car-related questions. That's like carism or something.
But for the record, when I get into a taxi I don't buckle. I don't know why.
When I'm driving someone else's car... I really don't know?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 09, 2007, 12:44:28 PM
It depends on what car I'm driving. If I'm driving mine, I'll buckle it either before I put the key in the ignition, or after I start the car but before I put it in gear. But with Kelly's car, some times I won't buckle up until after I've backed out of the parking space and put it in drive. I really don't know why I do it differently.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 09, 2007, 02:11:01 PM
Yesterday:  I was also a candystriper and that is exactly what my uniform looked like.  I still have it.  I also worked at a sporting goods store in high school and we had to wear the red store issue polo shirt (mine was an XL, and it was HUGE on me) black windpants, and whatever sporty shoes we wanted.  When I was a camp counselor in college, we had camp polo shirts one year and teeshirts another that we had to wear on the first and last days of each session. 

Today: I always buckle up right away. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on May 09, 2007, 04:34:17 PM
As soon as I get in the car.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 09, 2007, 07:07:43 PM
As soon as I get in the car, also.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on May 09, 2007, 08:35:30 PM
Same here, as soon as I get in the car.  Very occasionally I'll do what my mom always has to yell at my dad for doing, and that's waiting til the car is moving to put on the seatbelt.  I've noticed that I only do it when I'm leaving work.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 10, 2007, 09:22:10 AM
As soon as I get in.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 10, 2007, 09:46:36 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite venue for watching a live sporting event?


Football games at Neyland Stadium are really fun. Go Vols!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on May 10, 2007, 10:16:08 AM
So, far, it has been the old Busch stadium in St.Louis.  I last went a couple of years ago in August and, still, the place was packed to the gills.  I think what made it so cool were the fans were really very passionate and, wow, they knew a lot about baseball.  Very few made phone calls, they occasionally got up for food and actually watched the game (as opposed to other ballparks I went to where the crowd would occasionally glance up if the clean-up hitter came to the plate or shout to the pitcher to "hit one out of here".)  They'd shout and scream without being offensive or a jerk.  And even though I got a few comments about my Red's cap, it was very good natured (probably tempered by pity).

I'm going to the new Busch (heh) in a month, so I am hoping that this visit mirrors my previous ones.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 10, 2007, 10:29:54 AM
Memorial Stadium for Clemson football, of course. It's exhilarating. The way the players run down the hill, the huge crowd, the band...the atmosphere is amazing.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Clemson_Tigers_football_running_down_the_hill.jpg/200px-Clemson_Tigers_football_running_down_the_hill.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 10, 2007, 10:36:28 AM
(http://web.stlawu.edu/sports/05%20facility%20tour/appletonexterior.jpg)

http://www.stlawu.edu/sports/appleton.htm

 8)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on May 10, 2007, 10:48:18 AM
Our backyard, for the Doberman Beatdown Wrestling Matches  :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 10, 2007, 12:26:15 PM
The Dell. I loved being THAT close to the players, and I loved that the stadium intimidated opposing teams.  Plus it was easier to get a good eyeful of Marian Pahars.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 10, 2007, 06:20:49 PM
SAS Stadium. Sure, I've been there since the very beginning, have keys to the place, and know every nook and cranny like the back of my hand, but it's such a great atmosphere. To hear the opposing players and fans say such great things about the facility (especially compared to some of the other ones in the league: Atlanta - yikes!) is so great. I really do feel like I have a personal stake in the stadium because of all the work I've done there.

But now, going to games as a fan, standing behind the goal, yelling at the opposing team and referees, and generally making a fool of myself - it's a lot of fun, because the stadium is so cozy. And the bleachers can be load when you bang on them.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 10, 2007, 07:49:11 PM
wrigley field
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on May 10, 2007, 09:55:08 PM
Wrigley Field for me as well.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 11, 2007, 09:22:17 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite venue for live music?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 11, 2007, 11:21:16 AM
I like Southgate House, but not the smoke.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 11, 2007, 11:23:27 AM
It's tie between sgh and canal street tavern.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2007, 11:27:28 AM
I love all those cookie-cutter ampitheaters. You know the type...there's one in every town, and they all look the same. They're great!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on May 11, 2007, 11:28:37 AM
Gotta go with Canal Street on this one.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 11, 2007, 11:36:04 AM
Tony's Tangy Toe Sock in Tallahassee, FL.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2007, 11:37:49 AM
I have to admit...I never though you could keep this "toe socks n' Tang" stuff up for two months. Color me impressed, I guess.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 11, 2007, 11:41:08 AM
I have to admit...I never though you could keep this "toe socks n' Tang" stuff up for two months. Color me impressed, I guess.

Has it only been 2 months?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2007, 11:43:27 AM
At least.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on May 11, 2007, 11:50:17 AM
I have to admit...I never though you could keep this "toe socks n' Tang" stuff up for two months. Color me impressed, I guess.

Has it only been 2 months?

it seems much,much longer.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on May 11, 2007, 12:44:17 PM
Yesterday: Lambeau Field
(it truely is the Mecca of professional football)
Today: Southgate House
(great atmosphere enhanced by elderly locals drinking at the main bar and plenty of cold Christian Moerlein in the cooler)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2007, 12:48:08 PM
Today: Southgate House
(great atmosphere enhanced by elderly locals drinking at the main bar and plenty of cold Christian Moerlein in the cooler)

Not sure how CR feels about being categorised as an "elderly local"...  ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 11, 2007, 12:50:53 PM
it seems much,much less.

Fix'd.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on May 11, 2007, 12:51:01 PM
The Jockey Club!   anyone?  ;D

Failing that, Southgate House.

(Watusi has never been there.  Anyone think of a good time to fix that?)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 11, 2007, 01:12:01 PM
The Jockey Club!   anyone?  ;D

w00t!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 11, 2007, 01:37:52 PM
Southgate House
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2007, 08:50:44 PM
I've enjoyed the Bowery Ballroom in NYC quite a bit. If it had better beer selection and prices it might be my favorite ever. As it is, it's in close competition with Black Cat in DC, 9:30 Club in DC, and maybe the SGH in NKY. I also really like Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ b/c it's unbelievably small and still pulls in some pretty good national and international acts.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 14, 2007, 07:48:25 AM
QOTD

What is the most helpful reference book?


It used to be the dictionary, but spell check solved that problem. Now I'd say a thesaurus (the online version isn't as satisfying).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 14, 2007, 08:15:18 AM
if i HAD to pick a book, i would say St. Martin's Guide to writing. It's like the Bible for lit/journalism students.  but honestly, i haven't cracked it in years, despite helping the occasional friend study for their college english course.  i use thesaurus/dictionary.com like a motherfucker, though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 14, 2007, 08:29:41 AM
"Caring for your infant and young child, birth to age 5" by the Academy of American Pediatrics. it was the only place I found any good information on torticolis before we took E to pt. It's way easier to wade through than Dr. Spock so finding an answer at 3 am is a breeze.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 14, 2007, 08:49:49 AM
With the online world the way it's become, I haven't cracked a reference book in years. So I'd have to say that none of them are as useful as online resources.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 14, 2007, 10:07:09 AM
The dictionary. It's handy to have when playing Scrabble. That's about the only time I don't use online reference material.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 14, 2007, 10:11:10 AM
It's a little difficult to pick up a wifi signal in the woods so I'll say my Audobon guides are my most used reference books.

My husband, though, calls this book bought at a flea market for a quarter "the bible." It was written by Mrs. Andrew Carnegie about being a good wife and has tips like don't nag and don't be jealous of the secretary.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 14, 2007, 11:08:29 AM
what are books?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 14, 2007, 01:55:27 PM
Dictionary
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 14, 2007, 08:19:21 PM
Oxford English Dictionary
(which is available online too, Jonathan)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 15, 2007, 09:23:30 AM
QOTD

What's your blood type?


I'm A negative.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 15, 2007, 09:39:55 AM
O+
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 15, 2007, 09:40:27 AM
AB+
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 15, 2007, 09:44:52 AM
I think I'm A-
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 15, 2007, 09:56:17 AM
I'm O. I don't know positive or negative. I'll have to ask my mom, as we're the same.

Did you ever notice how everyone on TV shows is AB negative?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 15, 2007, 11:08:14 AM
11th Grade Anatomy Class says: There are major and minor blood types...the As, Bs, and Os are the majors. There's something like 27 different minor blood types, but those are so rare that you hardly ever hear about them. Of the majors, the rarest type is AB negative. Go figure...I'm AB negative.

Of course, you know how O is the universal donor? Well AB is the universal receiver, so it balances out.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 15, 2007, 11:12:49 AM
11th Grade Anatomy Class says: There are major and minor blood types...the As, Bs, and Os are the majors. There's something like 27 different minor blood types, but those are so rare that you hardly ever hear about them. Of the majors, the rarest type is AB negative. Go figure...I'm AB negative.

Of course, you know how O is the universal donor? Well AB is the universal receiver, so it balances out.

Only O negative is the universal blood donor. O positive is the most common blood type, though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 15, 2007, 12:24:32 PM
O+

Which reminds me, I haven't given blood in a while. Anybody know where a Hoxworth is in Blue Ash?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 15, 2007, 01:16:01 PM
11th Grade Anatomy Class says: There are major and minor blood types...the As, Bs, and Os are the majors. There's something like 27 different minor blood types, but those are so rare that you hardly ever hear about them. Of the majors, the rarest type is AB negative. Go figure...I'm AB negative.

Of course, you know how O is the universal donor? Well AB is the universal receiver, so it balances out.

Yeah, I'm AB+ which is a little bit more common (3% vs 1% for AB-), but I am the true universal receptor, so I don't bother giving blood anymore. One time I gave blood, they told me they just use the plasma. 

At least if I ever have a transfusion I won't have to worry.   
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 15, 2007, 01:47:32 PM
I have no idea
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 15, 2007, 02:34:30 PM
Type TS&T.  Positive.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 15, 2007, 02:43:22 PM
O+
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 15, 2007, 03:10:57 PM
Type TS&T.  Positive.

That's one of those "27 obscure minor blood types", isn't it?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on May 15, 2007, 07:47:58 PM
A+

I donated at work about a month ago.  They fucked me up good, too.  I had a GIANT bruise on my arm for 2 straight weeks.  But whatever, I'll donate next time around, too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 15, 2007, 08:39:50 PM
English
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 16, 2007, 08:31:22 AM
QOTD

In honor of Bob Barker's last shows, which game would you want to play if you were a contestant on the Price Is Right?


I'd go with Punch a Bunch.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 16, 2007, 08:33:26 AM
Bullseye, where I'd buy 5 canisters of Tang at $2.29 each and hit the target right off.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 16, 2007, 08:38:21 AM
i ALWAYS wanted to play Plinko!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2007, 08:50:39 AM
It's gotta be Plinko.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 16, 2007, 08:52:41 AM
Why would you want to play Plinko?  Of all the games on TPIR, it's the one where you have the least control over your outcome... that little chip can bounce damn near anywhere, and more often than not, you're gonna end up with something like $1,100 which probably isn't even as much as that damn washer/dryer combo you won to get on stage in the first place.  I don't know, that's just not as fun to me as it is to a lot of other people.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2007, 08:56:23 AM
Because it's fun to say "Plinko"

And you could win $50,000.

But for fuck's sake - it's Plinko!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 16, 2007, 09:05:26 AM
Hole in one or two.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 16, 2007, 09:07:54 AM
The end game.

I need a speedboat, some ugly dining room furniture, a 'dream vacation' to Hawaii and a years supply of Preparation H
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 16, 2007, 09:48:31 AM
Plinko! or Mountain Climber
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 16, 2007, 10:19:12 AM
Ditto to the mountain climber.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 16, 2007, 11:44:07 AM
Punch a bunch.  But I think That's Too Much would be fun. Or the Check game.

On Wikipedia, you can look up "pricing games" and it gives a list.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 16, 2007, 01:13:57 PM
Plinko (for the reasons Jonathan stated) or the Higher/Lower game.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on May 16, 2007, 03:42:45 PM
PLINKO!

And for any fellow "Family Guy" fans out there, a "Price Is Right" moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T94xC5qVw58) from last Sunday night's episode.  ;D

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2007, 03:47:40 PM
Plinko is clearly the people's choice.

And I laughed my ass off at the Price is Right reference on Sunday. Well, maybe not laugh my ass off, but I certainly chortled mightily.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 16, 2007, 09:56:46 PM
Yeah, I hope not.  That sounds painful and very inconvenient.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 17, 2007, 09:07:04 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite grilled food?


I had some pretty awesome ribs last night, which is a treat.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 17, 2007, 09:08:16 AM
Oh, I think you know.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 17, 2007, 09:19:54 AM
Hamburgers and hot dogs (zwiegles only please).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 17, 2007, 09:40:34 AM
I really loved marianted & grilled portabello mushrooms.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 17, 2007, 09:53:21 AM
tie: steak vs. baconburgerdogs
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on May 17, 2007, 10:28:11 AM
Brat (not the white Cincinnati type)...............
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 17, 2007, 11:43:41 AM
I'm with Cfan: marinated and grilled portabello mushrooms. Yum!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on May 17, 2007, 11:51:04 AM
Steak.

Knock the horns off, wipe it's ass and slide it across the grill.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 17, 2007, 12:48:57 PM
Oh, I think you know.

Hobo?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 17, 2007, 12:53:33 PM
Hamburgers and hot dogs (zwiegles only please).

What's a zwiegle?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 17, 2007, 01:06:40 PM
Oh, I think you know.

Hobo?
That'd be my guess.

Either that or toe socks. Nothing says "good eating" like grilled hosiery.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 17, 2007, 01:24:19 PM
Steak
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 17, 2007, 10:16:01 PM
hot dogs
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on May 18, 2007, 06:51:33 AM
Pork loin. Hubby (yikes, I've turned into one of those people that calls their spouse "hubby") puts a pork loin roast on the rotisserie, smothers it with mustard and rosemary and fills the smoker box with hickory chips. Yum. But if it actually has to have grill marks on it, I'll say hamburgers.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 18, 2007, 08:30:28 AM
Hamburgers and hot dogs (zweigles only please).

What's a zwiegle?

Natural casings only please. (http://www.zweigles.com/)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 18, 2007, 09:00:50 AM
QOTD

Who is your favorite Simpson character outside of the main family of 5?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 18, 2007, 09:08:30 AM
Nelson.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 18, 2007, 09:23:36 AM
Ralph Wiggum.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 18, 2007, 10:17:49 AM
Sideshow Bob
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 18, 2007, 11:51:14 AM
Mr. Burns Troy McClure
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 18, 2007, 11:56:07 AM
Groundskeeper Willie
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: dirk on May 18, 2007, 12:00:05 PM
The best is by far Troy McClure.  You may remmber him from such movies as "The Electric Gigolo", "Ten Was Too Many", or "The Greatest Story Ever Hulaed".  Or maybe from his hit TV shows "Troy McClure's Pre-Teen Soul Machine" and "Alien Nose Jobs".  Or maybe you remember him from his work in educational films such as "Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly", "Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun", "Designated Drivers: The Lifesaving Nerds", and "Locker Room Towel Fights : The Blinding of Larry Driscoll".
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on May 18, 2007, 12:13:30 PM
Groundskeeper Willie
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 18, 2007, 01:10:42 PM
The best is by far Troy McClure.  You may remmber him from such movies as "The Electric Gigolo", "Ten Was Too Many", or "The Greatest Story Ever Hulaed".  Or maybe from his hit TV shows "Troy McClure's Pre-Teen Soul Machine" and "Alien Nose Jobs".  Or maybe you remember him from his work in educational films such as "Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly", "Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun", "Designated Drivers: The Lifesaving Nerds", and "Locker Room Towel Fights : The Blinding of Larry Driscoll".
Shit, I'd forgotten all about Troy McClure.  I change my vote.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 18, 2007, 03:28:18 PM
Professor Frink
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 18, 2007, 03:28:50 PM
Snake
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2007, 03:56:01 PM
I've always enjoyed Comic Book Guy, but there really isn't a character that I get excited about seeing.

Dr. Hibbert: You've had a cardiac episode.
CBG: Worst. Episode. Ever.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on May 18, 2007, 04:15:15 PM
Tied with Willie and Sideshow Bob
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on May 21, 2007, 02:49:51 PM
Snake.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 21, 2007, 05:16:53 PM
Grampa Simpson
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 22, 2007, 09:01:03 AM
QOTD

If you're like me, you've collected plastic cups over the years. What's the most common source of yours?


I have way too many from SDS in Oxford that I've kept since college.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 22, 2007, 09:12:43 AM
Ohio State hockey games, because all the drinks come in plastic souvenir cups.

I used to buy the souvenir cup at least once each season at Jackets games, but the quality has really gone downhill (now they're like some cheap-ass cup you'd get at Taco Bell), so I haven't bothered the last couple of years.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 22, 2007, 09:17:25 AM
UNC

Followed closely by the Hurricanes and Durham Bulls.

And they're all going bye-bye soon.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 22, 2007, 09:18:41 AM
It's a tie between Clemson and the Dayton Dragons. I think I have 3 of each. (I cleaned out my cups a couple of years ago).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 22, 2007, 09:42:52 AM
Most of ours got tossed out in the great purge before we moved into our house. I can't remember, there were a bunch of UD cups though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 22, 2007, 12:13:18 PM
Most of mine are long gone now, too, due to moving too much and moving up in the world. However, I used to have a boatload of Cleveland Indians cups that celebrated 100 years of the Tribe, or something like that.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 22, 2007, 12:32:48 PM
I think we've only got one--from Graceland.

We have many Koozies though--most of them from a friend's wedding.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 22, 2007, 01:07:37 PM
Ralph Wiggum.


Me too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 22, 2007, 04:37:19 PM
We have many Koozies though--most of them from a friend's wedding.

I've started amassing stubby holders (as they're called Down Under) in an effort to become a good Australian.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 23, 2007, 08:56:54 AM
QOTD

How many remotes do you routinely use?


I mostly use the DVR one, but keep the other universal one at hand, too, to control the Closed Caption on the TV (sometimes I want to go back and see what was said exactly).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 23, 2007, 08:59:31 AM
I usually use 2 remotes: the cable/dvr remote and the tv remote (for Closed Captioning).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 23, 2007, 09:21:16 AM
I use the DVR remote and the DVD remote.

If it doesn't start with "DV" then I'm not interested.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 23, 2007, 09:29:25 AM
We use 3 - one for the tv, one for the DVD, and one for the speakers.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 23, 2007, 09:37:33 AM
Depends on which tv we're watching, if it's either of the ones on the lower levels then two (tv and dvd player), if it's the tv in our bedroom then it's three (one for the tv, vcr, and dvd player).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 23, 2007, 09:37:50 AM
Remote? What's a remote? Is that the little rectangular thingie permanently attached to CR's hand?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 23, 2007, 11:37:29 AM
DVR and DVD... so two.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 23, 2007, 02:00:23 PM
Remote? What's a remote? Is that the little rectangular thingie permanently attached to CR's hand?

If it's plastic, then yes.

If it's not plastic, then that's a whole other kettle of fish...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 23, 2007, 02:09:21 PM
4 - The tv, cable and dvd remote for the upstairs tv and one for the tv in the bedroom.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 23, 2007, 03:05:18 PM
Two the cable remote which controls the VCR, cable and TV, and the DVD remote
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Bronzetree on May 23, 2007, 04:12:16 PM
At home we've got three - DirecTV, TV (which I only use if I want to change audio or video settings), and DVD/VCR Recorder.

At work, well, we've got something like 30 TVs. Some run on the same remote, while others take their own. I think we have four or five different remotes, which isn't bad considering the number of TVs.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 23, 2007, 04:25:17 PM
Tivo Remote.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on May 23, 2007, 07:23:49 PM
DVR remote.  And the Wii remote.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: snakelady on May 23, 2007, 09:56:05 PM
Universal remote unless we need to do something unusual - then we have to dig through about 10 of them in the cabinet.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2007, 11:23:25 PM
We're not so universally set up around here:
1) Cable / TV
2) DVD
3) VCR
4) TV (only for the input)
5) occasionally: my CD player
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on May 24, 2007, 02:39:40 AM
The DirecTV/Tivo remote in the living room certainly gets the most use, but then we also have remotes for our A/C, which we use frequently, 2 remotes for the bedroom DirecTV/Tivo and TV/DVD, another DVD remote for the living room, and 2 more tv and dvd remotes for the guest room and remotes for the tv and dvd in the studio/office.  But we don't spend much time in the guest room, and we never turn on the tv in the studio, so I guess those don't count.

Oh, and the Wiimotes!  How could I forget the Wii????
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 24, 2007, 09:28:13 AM
QOTD

Would you rather be in a spelling bee or a geography bee?


Give me places!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 24, 2007, 09:29:11 AM
Geography bee.

Dyslexia is not an advantage in a spelling bee.

Plus, I knew Hue was the capital of imperial Vietnam.

Edited to fix my idiotic misspelling of "imperial". Which, by the way, I misspelled twice.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 24, 2007, 09:35:36 AM
Geography.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 24, 2007, 10:51:54 AM
Geography!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on May 24, 2007, 11:25:41 AM
speling
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 24, 2007, 11:26:56 AM
Spelling bees.  Last time I competed was several years ago. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2007, 11:47:56 AM
They have Geography Bees?!?!?!?!?!?!???!! That's my life's calling!!!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on May 24, 2007, 12:36:52 PM
spelling. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 24, 2007, 01:53:59 PM
Geography
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on May 24, 2007, 01:55:29 PM
Neither.  They both suck.  I guess if forced, I'd take spelling.  My spelling skills are okay, but I'm terrible at geography.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 24, 2007, 03:09:53 PM
Tang.

T-A-N-G

Tang.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 24, 2007, 03:33:02 PM
I have trouble finding my way downstairs in the morning, such is my geographical knowledge.

But I'm good at spelling.

Just as long as the judges use proper English dictionaries and none of your silly American versions.

C-O-L-O-U-R, colour
A-L-U-M-I-N-I-U-M, aluminium
S-*-*-*-*-H-O-R-P-E, scunthorpe
J-E-E-E-B-U-S, jeeebus
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on May 24, 2007, 05:43:32 PM
Spelling.  As long as I get to throw in pirate flarrrrre where it's needed.  Yarrrrr.   :pirate:
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on May 24, 2007, 06:10:42 PM
Geography.

I really like the on-line game where you have to put the states in the correct location.  It's tough when they start you with an interior state and you have to guess.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 24, 2007, 08:50:54 PM
Spelling.  As long as I get to throw in pirate flarrrrre where it's needed.  Yarrrrr.   :pirate:

I'm sorry, but I think I just heard that little bell go ding.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 25, 2007, 08:53:07 AM
QOTD

Will you be listening to any of the Modern Rock 500 this weekend?


It's my favorite musical weekend of the year, so I'll be listening to most, if not all of it.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 25, 2007, 09:01:40 AM
I'll try to listen to some of it--I wish it could be podcasted so that I could listen to the whole thing.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 25, 2007, 09:01:45 AM
I'm going to try to catch some of it, but we will be out and about most of the weekend.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 25, 2007, 09:04:36 AM
I just don't see it happening. Too much to do.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on May 25, 2007, 09:27:48 AM
No, I will be out of town.  At the semi-regular TS&T convention in Greenville, SC.  They usually just wait and hold them when they know I'm coming into town.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on May 25, 2007, 09:38:08 AM
I'm going to try to catch a couple hours - I really miss not being able to stream WOXY from work. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 25, 2007, 09:50:14 AM
I will try, but it's all going to depend on how much time the kid wants to play outside.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2007, 10:16:25 AM
I'll be out and about, so not near a computer. Unfortunately.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on May 25, 2007, 03:43:26 PM
If cleaning the office and doing paperwork coincides with when it's on I should be listening.  I hope to catch at least a couple decent hours.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on May 26, 2007, 12:46:54 AM
Yes, for the first time ever!

I'll only be able to listen on Saturday, but that's better than nothing.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 28, 2007, 10:16:26 AM
QOTD

When did you first see Star Wars?


My dad went to see it first to make sure it was okay for me to see. He took me to see it sometime between it's release and my 5th birthday in July of 1977. It was the first movie I ever saw in the theater. I've been a fan ever since. (There's yet another documentary about it tonight on History channel, which I'll be watching.)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 28, 2007, 10:20:31 AM
I saw it on TV, sometime right before the release of The Empire Strikes Back, which was the first movie I can remember seeing in the theaters.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on May 28, 2007, 11:21:24 AM
I believe it was probably also the first movie I saw in a theatre. My mom and my best friend's mom took us to see it.  My mom claims that we spent more time in the bathroom than in the theatre.  I was 2-3 when we saw it, so it probably didn't exactly hold my attention.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on May 28, 2007, 03:27:37 PM
Though I don't remember exactly when, I did see it shortly after it was released in the theaters.  I went with my father and brother.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 29, 2007, 08:01:23 AM
QOTD

How often do you go to the grocery store?


I generally go about once a week.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on May 29, 2007, 08:14:09 AM
It usually averages out to three trips every two weeks.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on May 29, 2007, 08:37:37 AM
Usually twice a week or so. I do a major shopping trip once every two weeks and little shopping trips in between.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 29, 2007, 08:42:05 AM
Yesterday: We were 4 or 5, my dad had it on 8mm and we watched it projected onto our basement wall.

We go twice a week (once to meijer/kroger for the little stuff and then once to sam's for the big stuff). Sometimes there are random quickie trips during the week, but it all depends on what we need and how much money is available.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 29, 2007, 08:54:13 AM
Yesterday: I saw it the weekend it was released, at Dayton Mall Cinema 1. I went back and saw it 10 more times before it left that cinema.

Today: We do a major trip twice a month, and small trips once or twice a week for staples that we run low on, like milk and fresh veggies.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on May 29, 2007, 09:04:21 AM
about every week or two, sometimes also making sporadic trips when we run out of bread or other necesseties, such as rainbow sherbet.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2007, 10:33:29 AM
Yikes. I havent' been to the grocery store in about a month, I think. That sucks.

I hope to go today or tomorrow, but don't even know how likely that is.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on May 29, 2007, 10:43:01 AM
Yesterday: I caught it toward the very end of it's original run.  Was so excited to convince my folks to take me!

Today:  It usually ends up being that I go twice a week.  Grocery shopping is not one of my favorite activities.  :(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on May 29, 2007, 10:58:14 AM
QOTD

When did you first see Star Wars?
Yikes. I have no real idea. I vaguely remember seeing Empire Strikes Back in the third run theater near my house, but that would mean I was something like 3 years old...so I doubt that could be the case. I remember being about 10 or so and watching some of the trilogy at my friends house... but I can't really say otherwise. I do know it was not a part of my life for quite some time. I got into it pretty late, all things considered.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on May 29, 2007, 12:08:19 PM
Yesterday:  We saw it in the theaters, but at least six months (maybe more) after it came out because the lines were crazy.  I remember being disappointed.  The space ships were really cool, but I thought Luke and the whole "force" thing was pretty stupid.  I was all into Han Solo and wished he was the main character.

Today:  If I'm on a good roll where I'm cooking a lot, I'll go once a week.  But I'll admit I've gone months without going to the grocery store before.  There's three restaurants within four blocks of my house where I actually know the chefs, so I can just go there and we'll (well mostly them) just pull some stuff from the kitchen.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on May 29, 2007, 12:46:36 PM
Yesterday: I remember it as having seen it when it first came out in '77, but my parents recall that we didn't go see it until '78, when it came back through the theatres a second time.

Today: It varies. Sometimes if I know I'm going to be out of town or eating out a lot, I try to just make small trips to pick up cat food, stuff for breakfast, etc because I think I'll save money that way, which never works out, because then when I do go for full grocery shopping, I spend a ton. I don't really have a set routine.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Bronzetree on May 29, 2007, 01:01:11 PM
Yesterday: Pretty sure we saw it the week it came out, if not the day of its release. I remember there not being a ton of people in the theatre, because we went to a matinee, and I don't think word of mouth had blossomed just yet. My mom was probably more excited to see it than I was. We went a couple more times over the next year to see it again.

Today: I feel like I'm always in the grocery store. I probably make between two and four small trips per week. We rarely make large trips. Maybe once every month or so.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on May 29, 2007, 01:38:28 PM
Yesterday: Pretty sure we saw it the week it came out, if not the day of its release. I remember there not being a ton of people in the theatre, because we went to a matinee, and I don't think word of mouth had blossomed just yet. My mom was probably more excited to see it than I was. We went a couple more times over the next year to see it again.

Same here--I went to a matinee with a friend and it wasn't really busy. Cinema 1 was a huge theatre and it was maybe half full. I LOVED that movie and the first thing I did on Monday at school was form a Star Wars fan club. By the end of my 6th grade year nearly everyone in my class was a member. I made my own Star Wars t-shirts (with markers that bled like crazy when they were washed) and got one of the teachers to photocopy a handwritten newsletter about the film and it's stars. I wish I still had them, just for nostalgia's sake.
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Post by: Megs79 on May 29, 2007, 01:51:20 PM
Today: I feel like I'm always in the grocery store. I probably make between two and four small trips per week. We rarely make large trips. Maybe once every month or so.

Me too.  We don't make big trips, but the Florence Meijer is so close to my office that I go after work a few times a week, then we hit Kroger (cold spring) on the weekend.  We need to start making a list.  Most of the reason I go more than once a week is because I inevitably forget to get something that the fiance "needs," like fruit snacks or kool-aid.  I told him he needs to write it down.
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Post by: Atzend on May 29, 2007, 01:55:54 PM
Yesterday - I have no idea when I first saw Star Wars.  I don't recall seeing it in a theatre (first one released a little over a year after I was born), but I don't recall the first time I saw it on VHS either, which would put me at at least 8 years old.  It just seems like something that's always been in my pop culture memory. 

Today - We average about once to three times a week.  I'm hoping we go sometime this week because I'm tired of fast food cheeseburgers and milkshakes.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 29, 2007, 05:18:09 PM
I typically hit up the store 2-3 times a week.  I find if I go several times a week, I actually spend less, getting only what's on my list to make for dinner the next few days, pack lunch, and maybe some granola for breakfast if I've run out.  And the store is on my way home from work, so it's really convenient to do it this way.
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Post by: trixi on May 29, 2007, 06:35:51 PM
I do the majority of my shopping every 2 weeks, but I typically go to a store at least twice a week, usually for fresh fruit and milk.
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Post by: snakelady on May 29, 2007, 08:47:48 PM
Yesterday - sometime within the first few weeks of its release at the theater in Troy with my aunt

Today - big trip about every 2 weeks.  Mr.S makes lots of little trips aka "beer runs" in between
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 30, 2007, 08:51:16 AM
QOTD

What are your favorite comic strips?
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Post by: Jonathan on May 30, 2007, 09:00:25 AM
Gee, I wonder what prompted this question?

I haven't really read any comic strips since I stopped taking the paper four years ago. But I always found Get Fuzzy pretty amusing.
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Post by: doves on May 30, 2007, 09:32:45 AM
Mutts

Get Fuzzy

And For Better or Worse....which isn't so much a comic as a "graphic diary..."

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Post by: MissKitty on May 30, 2007, 09:36:08 AM
Mutts
Get Fuzzy
Opus
Bizarro

And maybe I'm the only one who finds it funny (at least in my household) but I laugh out loud sometimes at The Dinette Set.
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Post by: Dan on May 30, 2007, 10:25:38 AM
Don't read 'em much anymore, but I was always a huge fan of Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes.
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Post by: clemsonfan on May 30, 2007, 11:09:27 AM
Peanuts
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 30, 2007, 12:02:59 PM
I don't have any.
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Post by: Jen on May 30, 2007, 11:30:11 PM
Dilbert. Opus. Mutts. Zits.

The comics are the best part of the paper (even though some of the best are gone like Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes).
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Post by: trixi on May 30, 2007, 11:31:25 PM
Mutts and Zits
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 30, 2007, 11:46:57 PM
Gee, I wonder what prompted this question?
Perhaps the new collection of books? Thanks!

I read them all, but my favorites are For Better or For Worse, FoxTrot, Rhymes with Orange, Funky Winkerbean, Zits, Baby Blues, Mutts, Non Sequitur, Get Fuzzy, Dilbert, Peanuts, and the ever classic Calvin & Hobbes.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 31, 2007, 09:04:27 AM
QOTD

Which part of a healthy diet is most difficult for you to do?


I have the hardest time getting enough vegetables. I don't mind eating them, I just don't like preparing them.
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Post by: watusi on May 31, 2007, 09:37:00 AM
the "healthy" part.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2007, 09:56:43 AM
Ditto. So much unhealthy stuff tastes so damn good.
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Post by: vizzah on May 31, 2007, 10:12:17 AM
lunch.  packing really isn't an option for me, so it's always fast food.  i do my research and pretty much have a healthy choice to go with no matter where i end up.  but then there are the days where i'm craaaaaving Rally's, who will not even disclose their nutrition facts - and i have to have a big buford to stop that voice in my head.  and fries too - total taste bud assassination.
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Post by: Dan on May 31, 2007, 10:54:58 AM
I have trouble with the veggies.
I also have trouble with the "not eating out all the time" part. It's so much easier... and since there are about 30 places to go on my walk home... and EVERY place will deliver... ah, what the hell. I don't even know why I resist.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 31, 2007, 11:54:37 AM
Portion control and lunches. I try to pack them when I can, but sometimes it's hard to resist the siren call of the fast food joints.
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Post by: clemsonfan on May 31, 2007, 11:57:48 AM
I have a hard time avoiding chocolate.
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Post by: doves on May 31, 2007, 12:25:09 PM
I'm prone to irresponsible calculations, ie. "I get 400 calories for the rest of the day...I guess I'll have beer for dinner."
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Post by: MissKitty on May 31, 2007, 01:31:43 PM
Cookies, especially home made ones, are my nemesis.
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Post by: Megs79 on May 31, 2007, 02:06:28 PM
Candy.  I love me some candy.

I definitely don't eat enough veggies.  I get enough fruit, but when you live with someone who will only eat vegetables if they are green beans, broccoli, carrots, or corn, it makes it hard.   He laughed when I asked him if he'd eat brussel sprouts.
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Post by: rva on May 31, 2007, 03:52:55 PM
I have the hardest time getting enough vegetables. I don't mind eating them, I just don't like preparing them.

Ditto.  I hate mushy vegetable sides, but anything else is fine with me.  When I go to the crappy cafeteria and make a salad, I always make a really healthy one.  And when I cook, I also use plenty of vegetables just because I like the taste.

But if I'm too lazy to cook, then I go out and eat really crappy fast food or bar food.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 31, 2007, 06:34:59 PM
QOTD
Which part of a healthy diet is most difficult for you to do?

I love veggies and we eat a lot of them, but I have a hard time with fruit as I am far too picky with them.
Portion control isn't too big of a problem, unless we are eating out, which we do at least once a week.  And we eat pizza far too much, though I've been doing homemade pizzas piled with veggies lately.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 01, 2007, 08:51:12 AM
QOTD

What do you miss the most about being a kid during the summer?


I miss lazy days outside where I'd read in the hammock. I also miss going to camp in Banner Elk.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 01, 2007, 08:52:44 AM
Being able to have 2 1/2 months where you had absolutely no responsibilities whatsoever.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 01, 2007, 08:55:57 AM
Spending all day in the pool or on bike rides.
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Post by: vizzah on June 01, 2007, 09:39:23 AM
Being able to have 2 1/2 months where you had absolutely no responsibilities whatsoever.

WORD!  summer break was the best.  that and eating popsicles for every meal.
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Post by: Atzend on June 01, 2007, 09:45:46 AM
Yesterday:  I have eaten way to much fast food recently..  I like vegetables, but usually cancel them out with other unhealthy portions of cheese and salad dressing.

Being able to have 2 1/2 months where you had absolutely no responsibilities whatsoever.

Definitely miss the summers off the most which coincides with being able to go do things like go to the zoo, on vacations and to the park.
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Post by: Dan on June 01, 2007, 10:23:39 AM
One summer a group of friends would play baseball everyday at noon at this one field. It was heaven.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 01, 2007, 10:50:59 AM
Yesterday-
Dinner at home is usually pretty healthy.  Lunch not so much.  And we eat out at a sitdown restaurant at least once a week.  Really my main problem is trying to eat enough to keep my weight up.  I know, terrible problem to have huh?  I weigh about 90 lbs.  But of course I don't have any pesky muscles weighing me down. ;)

Today-
MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Summer Camp. 
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Post by: doves on June 01, 2007, 11:06:44 AM
The luxury of whining, "I'm sooo bored..."  :laugh:

Having our mums kick us out of the house, "Get some exercise! And don't come back til dinnertime!"

Days at the swimming pool, endlessly exploring the woods, horse camp, hanging out at friend's houses...

At night, Kick the Can & Ghost in the Graveyard at dusk; hilarious sleep-overs in a tent in a friend's backyard, and staying up all night with friends watching b-movies that used to be played on regular tv, like "Blackula" and "The Spirits are Willing."   

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Post by: MissKitty on June 01, 2007, 11:27:19 AM
No responsibilities!

Also, living in the swimming pool, and buzzing around on my moped. There were six of us in the neighborhood who had mopeds, so we formed a "gang."
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Post by: Jonathan on June 01, 2007, 11:31:50 AM
Was it anything like JD's scooter gang on Scrubs?
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Post by: doves on June 01, 2007, 12:00:54 PM
Was it anything like JD's scooter gang on Scrubs?

(http://www.tshirtwatch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/zack-braff.jpg)

"Lu, where are ya?  No one else showed up!"
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Post by: va-vacious on June 01, 2007, 02:52:45 PM
QOTD

When did you first see Star Wars?



It was one of the re-releases, with my dad and no Ella. :) He covered my eyes up when Luke goes back to the farm and his aunt and uncle are dead. I kind of peeked, but had no idea what the big deal was- I couldn't tell that the lumps on the ground were bodies. I think I was about four.
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Post by: va-vacious on June 01, 2007, 03:01:54 PM
Yesterday-
The whole portion control thing. And vegetables. I ordered spinach the other night because I realized I hadn't had a veggie in a couple of days.

Today:
Going to camp, push-up ice cream treats at the swimming pool, and playing in the woods.
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Post by: Atzend on June 01, 2007, 03:50:28 PM
It was one of the re-releases, with my dad and no Ella. :) He covered my eyes up when Luke goes back to the farm and his aunt and uncle are dead. I kind of peeked, but had no idea what the big deal was- I couldn't tell that the lumps on the ground were bodies. I think I was about four.

Actually, now that you mention that scene I must have seen it sometime around 5 years old, because I remember having a nightmare about it soon after seeing the film.   ???
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Post by: MissKitty on June 01, 2007, 03:53:42 PM
No sissy scooters for us!

We had these:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/128985223_36e7eaecbc_m.jpg)
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Post by: va-vacious on June 01, 2007, 04:46:41 PM
It was one of the re-releases, with my dad and no Ella. :) He covered my eyes up when Luke goes back to the farm and his aunt and uncle are dead. I kind of peeked, but had no idea what the big deal was- I couldn't tell that the lumps on the ground were bodies. I think I was about four.

Actually, now that you mention that scene I must have seen it sometime around 5 years old, because I remember having a nightmare about it soon after seeing the film.   ???

Did you also see the made for tv (I think) Wookie movie where Chewbacca goes home and there's a Mrs. Chewie and Baby Chewie? I think I was about 6 when I saw that one. And yes, I liked it. I was six, though, so I think that can be excused! I thought I'd made it up after a few years when noone else would admit to having ever seen it.
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Post by: scurvygirl on June 01, 2007, 07:45:24 PM
QOTD

What do you miss the most about being a kid during the summer?

I miss hanging out at the pool in my parents' back yard, reading books, playing volleyball with my brothers, and playing cards with my dad.  Good times.
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Post by: Atzend on June 01, 2007, 08:56:12 PM
Did you also see the made for tv (I think) Wookie movie where Chewbacca goes home and there's a Mrs. Chewie and Baby Chewie? I think I was about 6 when I saw that one. And yes, I liked it. I was six, though, so I think that can be excused! I thought I'd made it up after a few years when noone else would admit to having ever seen it.

I don't think I've ever heard of it.  Now if you asked me about the wonderful world of Disney I can recall a few of those.
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Post by: trixi on June 01, 2007, 09:36:10 PM
I miss being at the pool every day, and playing outside late at night
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Post by: va-vacious on June 02, 2007, 01:39:06 AM
Did you also see the made for tv (I think) Wookie movie where Chewbacca goes home and there's a Mrs. Chewie and Baby Chewie? I think I was about 6 when I saw that one. And yes, I liked it. I was six, though, so I think that can be excused! I thought I'd made it up after a few years when noone else would admit to having ever seen it.

I don't think I've ever heard of it.  Now if you asked me about the wonderful world of Disney I can recall a few of those.

I'm pretty sure it was only shown the one time, and then Lucas made sure it was buried.

As for Disney, I saw quite a few of those, too!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 02, 2007, 12:46:34 PM
Did you also see the made for tv (I think) Wookie movie where Chewbacca goes home and there's a Mrs. Chewie and Baby Chewie? I think I was about 6 when I saw that one. And yes, I liked it. I was six, though, so I think that can be excused! I thought I'd made it up after a few years when noone else would admit to having ever seen it.


That was the Star Wars Holiday Special (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_Wars_Holiday_Special). It was shown once on November 17th, 1978 (so you were actually only 3!), and it has been amazingly suppressed since then. In addition to introducing Boba Fett (the highlight for many), it also featured several 70s stars including Jefferson Starship, Diahann Carroll, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, and Bea Arthur. It's only been available as a bootleg.
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Post by: va-vacious on June 02, 2007, 11:03:51 PM
Scary... the star was holiday special is my earliest memory. Not a birthday or holiday, but a tv special. I'm afraid to think of what this says about me.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 04, 2007, 08:57:23 AM
QOTD

If your life was a TV show, what would the theme song be?
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Post by: MissKitty on June 04, 2007, 09:07:16 AM
Nothing Special by The Jazz Butcher
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 04, 2007, 12:24:46 PM
"Streams Of Whiskey" by the Pogues.
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Post by: Dan on June 04, 2007, 12:56:50 PM
Perhaps:
Hey Mercedes - Our Weekend Starts On Wednesday
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Post by: Jonathan on June 04, 2007, 01:16:08 PM
The "Wah wah wah" loser cue from The Price is Right
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Post by: Butter on June 04, 2007, 01:22:30 PM
The "What's Happening!" theme music.
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Post by: kcneon on June 04, 2007, 01:28:39 PM
I'm thinking "Crashin' In" by the Charlatans would do nicely.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 04, 2007, 01:35:06 PM
10cc - Life is a Minestrone
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 04, 2007, 01:38:18 PM
I'm thinking the Good Times theme song.

Quote

Temporary lay offs. - Good Times.
Easy credit rip offs. - Good Times.
Scratchin’ and surviving. - Good Times.
Hangin in a chow line - Good Times.
Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em - Good Times.

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Post by: Butter on June 04, 2007, 03:00:41 PM
Hangin in a chow line - Good Times.

That's the most disputed of all the Good Times lyrics.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 04, 2007, 03:59:56 PM
Hangin in a chow line - Good Times.

That's the most disputed of all the Good Times lyrics.

That's what's they're singing? I thought it was something about hangin' and a jivin'.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 05, 2007, 08:57:46 AM
QOTD

Where's the last place you spent the night away from home?


My sister's in Wilmington, NC
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Post by: The Hegemo on June 05, 2007, 09:00:37 AM
Microtel in Erie, PA a couple weekends ago.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 05, 2007, 09:21:19 AM
I currently have no home...just a transitional existence for the next few months. ;)

But the last time we "went somewhere" was to my parents' in Brevard, NC.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 05, 2007, 09:33:38 AM
A few months ago I spent the night with my Mom, so that was kinda like staying at home even though I don't live there anymore.

As far as not at a home I used to live in, CR and I spent a long weekend with friends in Ann Arbor back in the winter.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 05, 2007, 09:36:35 AM
My Mom's house in Greer, SC over Memorial Day weekend.
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Post by: Dan on June 05, 2007, 09:56:33 AM
Yeah, for Memorial Day weekend I spent a night at my parents house in C-town.
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Post by: rva on June 05, 2007, 09:58:54 AM
Kansas City, MO
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Post by: Megs79 on June 05, 2007, 10:01:01 AM
My parents' house in NH after Xmas.  I'll be there again this weekend.
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Post by: vizzah on June 05, 2007, 11:20:50 AM
I'm thinking the Good Times theme song.

Quote

Temporary lay offs. - Good Times.
Easy credit rip offs. - Good Times.
Scratchin’ and surviving. - Good Times.
Hangin in a chow line - Good Times.
Ain’t we lucky we got ‘em - Good Times.


TESTIFY!!!!

and to answer today's question: Nashville during the honeymoon.
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Post by: Atzend on June 05, 2007, 01:27:12 PM
Some hotel in Atlanta, GA about a month ago.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 05, 2007, 04:21:46 PM
the family place at the Lake of the Ozarks
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 05, 2007, 04:23:20 PM
Easter in Lake Cumberland.
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Post by: scurvygirl on June 05, 2007, 07:29:25 PM
QOTD

Where's the last place you spent the night away from home?

Some hotel in Philly at a KoL meet back in late March, early April.
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Post by: redbobsled on June 05, 2007, 07:47:29 PM
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland over Brian's birthday weekend in late March.  Unfortunately, I also had to bring my homework along.

Hopefully, the next trip will be to Vancouver or Seattle or Napa Valley in August... AFTER summer session is over!
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Post by: trixi on June 05, 2007, 08:30:14 PM
Evergreen, CO at my aunt and uncle's in Feb
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Post by: va-vacious on June 05, 2007, 10:08:46 PM
Vegas, last week. 
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 06, 2007, 08:44:29 AM
QOTD

When's the last time you rode a bus?


When I was at a meeting in Orlando, they used charter buses to take us to Universal City Walk. The last time I took a city bus was sometime last year to get from my mechanic to my office.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 06, 2007, 08:51:33 AM
We rode buses while at Disney World. We took them from our resort to the theme parks.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 06, 2007, 09:01:52 AM
That's a good question. I don't know. I'll get back to you on that.

I have to have ridden a bus sometime since 2002, right?

Oh, wait, I know - shuttle bus to the Park 'N Ride at the airport in December.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 06, 2007, 09:05:40 AM
At the airport last year after Christmas- from the parking lot to the terminal, then from terminal to terminal at CVG and philly.  Flying again this weekend, so I will probably take another bus at some point!
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Post by: MissKitty on June 06, 2007, 09:09:36 AM
This morning. I ride the bus to and from work every day, and we use the shuttle a lot on the weekends.

I might even ride the new art-shuttle today, which takes you from Fountain Square in downtown to the art museum between 11am-2pm for the Creative Breaks series that begins today. It's free!
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Post by: Dan on June 06, 2007, 09:58:26 AM
I don't remember...but mainly because I ride the MTA (either subway or bus) almost anywhere I go. I "know" I rode the bus on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, so it's been no more than that long ago. The buses are usually for cross-town excursions and now that I think about it I haven't been on the east side much lately.
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Post by: The Hegemo on June 06, 2007, 10:45:33 AM
I rode a bus to Nashville in March. I think that was the last time I was on one.

COTA sucks.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 06, 2007, 10:49:18 AM
Not since I took the shuttle from long-term parking to the terminal at the columbus airport in 2002.
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Post by: trixi on June 06, 2007, 11:59:06 AM
A park and ride bus in February 
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Post by: redbobsled on June 06, 2007, 02:01:04 PM
I guess in December, a shuttle bus to our parking garage near LAX.  I've probably ridden light rail since then, though, to go downtown. And that's just a bus on train tracks.

I know I WILL be riding a bus in July when I take the shuttle from the LA Zoo parking lot to the Hollywood Bowl to see the Decemberists and the LA Phil. 
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Post by: Atzend on June 06, 2007, 04:42:58 PM
I'm guessing it was the shuttle to Downtown sometime in January.
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Post by: The Hegemo on June 06, 2007, 05:35:07 PM
This question has inspired me...I want to go to the Columbus Art Festival this weekend. It's downtown. I could theoretically walk to it, although it's supposed to be very hot and humid, so I probably wouldn't. But I've decided that instead of driving and getting frustrated looking for parking, I am going to take COTA. I hate to admit it, but it will be the first time I will have ridden a COTA bus, and I've lived here for 3 1/2 years (I have ridden the CABS buses on the OSU campus a few times). 
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Post by: scurvygirl on June 06, 2007, 08:25:55 PM
Austin, TX last year during ACL Fest- our first full day there was an ozone day and all the buses were free- we learned some good routes and saved ourselves a cab on a few occasions.  We're trying to get back this year because it looks to be even more awesome.
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Post by: va-vacious on June 06, 2007, 08:30:03 PM
I don't remember.  I think that it might have been last April in London.
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Post by: rva on June 06, 2007, 09:11:52 PM
Two months ago.  There's a car shop two blocks from my house, so I drop my car off their for annual inspection/brake/oil change stuff and take the bus three miles to work.

I also rode an airport shuttle to and from the KC airport this week, if that counts.
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Post by: snakelady on June 06, 2007, 09:53:39 PM
Yesterday - last week The Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis
This week I got to spend every night at home  :D

Today - I ride airport buses/shuttles far too often
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 07, 2007, 09:11:09 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite meal of the day?


I'll go with dinner, because I'm not quite awake at breakfast, and lunch at my desk isn't that exciting.
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Post by: vizzah on June 07, 2007, 10:12:17 AM
dinner on workdays, but breakfast on weekends. 
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 07, 2007, 10:46:05 AM
dinner on workdays, but breakfast on weekends. 

Me too!
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Post by: Dan on June 07, 2007, 11:45:38 AM
No real preference, I suppose. Dinner's always a pain...lunch is usually boring...and I don't like breakfast on weekends. My bowl of cereal on weekdays doesn't really constitute anything worth "favorite" status.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 07, 2007, 01:16:31 PM
I guess dinner. I don't eat breakfast, except on rare occasions, so that's right out. Lunch is usually lighter fare, although I know theoretically dinner should be the lighter meal for digestion purposes.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 07, 2007, 01:55:01 PM
I have no favorite. I guess I like them all.
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Post by: Atzend on June 07, 2007, 02:02:52 PM
It varies depending on how hungry I am.  Most of the time that would be dinner, I suppose.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on June 07, 2007, 04:46:54 PM
Snack.  That's when I get to eat the stuff that I didn't plan to eat during one of the 3 squares.  Haha.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on June 07, 2007, 05:26:44 PM
Snack.  That's when I get to eat the stuff that I didn't plan to eat during one of the 3 squares.  Haha.

Yeah, same here.  Especially when the snack consists of something yummy the test kitchen at work has put in the break room.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 07, 2007, 09:17:28 PM
Hmm..this is tricky.  I'm saying breakfast, but I like to eat breakfast food for lunch and/or dinner, and not at breakfast time.  :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 07, 2007, 11:54:52 PM
Lunch, since I have lunch with friends almost every day. Today was sushi day. Who knows what tomorrow will be? Dinner is more like a peanut butter sandwich.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 08, 2007, 09:10:58 AM
QOTD

Do you have any exciting plans for the summer (or even not so exciting)?


I just have lots of little trips - Gatlinburgh, Nashville, and Cincinnati so far.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 08, 2007, 09:18:30 AM
Going to my bro-in-law's wedding.

Beyond that, probably nothing more than potty training little E and playing in the garden.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 08, 2007, 09:21:29 AM
as of right now, nothing but a family weekend trip to Pike Lake just to not be in Dayton for two days.  It will probably stay that way, as only one income doesn't allow for much vacationing. 
I would really like to go to King's Island if we could come across some free passes, though.  I haven't been in about 10 years.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 08, 2007, 09:42:53 AM
I'm moving to Australia. Other than that, not much.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on June 08, 2007, 11:15:21 AM
trip to NH tomorrow for a couple days (by myself), then Cape Cod in August with my better half.  We will probably swing by NYC for a couple days, but we don't have firm plans yet.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 08, 2007, 11:21:56 AM
We might try to do a few mini-breaks over the summer, visiting friends and what not. We'll probably do our vacationing in the fall, once the airfare prices get a little more reasonable.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on June 08, 2007, 11:31:35 AM
If I can make it through this wretchedly long work day, I leave for Tybee Island, GA tonight. 

Hmmm, this is the second post in a row that I've used the word "wretched." I wonder what Freud would say about that. I wonder what you people will say.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2007, 12:01:51 PM
I'm moving to Australia. Other than that, not much.
Your life must be so boring. :p


I don't have any big plans either. A few trips to Ohio and DC, but that's all I've got. And I make those trips all the time anyway, so it's hardly summer exclusive.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on June 08, 2007, 12:32:49 PM
Hopefully going to either Seattle or Vancouver for a week sometime in August, after my classes finish up but before fall classes begin.  And during the summer, we will try to squeeze in as many trips to Disneyland as time (and homework and work schedules) allow.  When I finish grad school in May, I'm hoping we can do some more international travel. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on June 08, 2007, 01:42:42 PM
Cape Cod in August with my better half. 

Cape Cod is great, especially Provincetown.   I would love to go back.  So much delicious seafood.

Nothing too exciting this summer.  Work on the house, work on the bar, pop out a kid, hang out with the family on 4th of July.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on June 08, 2007, 02:24:01 PM
Cape Cod in August with my better half. 

Cape Cod is great, especially Provincetown.   I would love to go back.  So much delicious seafood.

Yeah, I love the Cape- I haven't been out there since "Cape Week" in 2001- it's a big tradition at my alma mater to spend the week after school ends on the Cape getting hammered.  Graduation is always 2 weeks after classes end, so the week after Cape week, seniors return to school for "senior week."  That's the last time I was there.

I don't know that we'll make it to P-town, our primary reason for going is that my bff from college is getting married (in the Hyannis area- if the Cape was your arm, P-town in your fingers and where we're going is in the bicep/tricep area).  We're only spending a few days there, then heading to NH to see my parentals, then who knows, the NYC trip is probable.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 08, 2007, 05:43:17 PM
Gatlinburg, Nashville, and that's about it. My big trip was last week and I've blown all my vacay through the holidays. (Would like to get to Toronto, but that is a long shot this year!)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Lisa on June 08, 2007, 10:51:47 PM
I have a work conference in New Zealand in late July so I am hoping to extend for a few days and go skiing, also we are going to Thailand in October which we are pretty excited about!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 08, 2007, 10:52:50 PM
As of now, I'm on vacation, but plan to just sit by the pool and read, which is fine by me.  I should also be making an annual trip to Philly at some time, and I also attend the Tennis Masters tournament (aka the ATP) in Cincinnati in August.  
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 09, 2007, 02:14:59 PM
Well I started off the summer (technically it's not summer, but its June so it's summer to me) with being in my friend Kyle's wedding. It was last night.  I was one of the groomsmen.  Kyle and Teresa were the one's who drove me to Cincinnati last year.  They are great peoples. 

Now I have 3 family weddings to go to this summer.
 
I really REALLY want to get back to Cincinnati, but it doesn't look like I will be able to find anyone to go with.  BUT a mass migration of WOXY people to Kansas City is being planned for Labor Day weekend.  Every WOXYan from everywhere is invited.  Hopefully no one who really annoys me shows up.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on June 09, 2007, 03:19:12 PM
I had plans to drive to Denver in July, but that's kind of fallen by the wayside. Looks like just short trips now.

Last month I saw the Tragically Hip in Erie, PA and also spent some time in Sandusky and Cleveland on the way (I'd had to go to Toledo for work beforehand) and stopped by the Pittsburgh Ikea on the way back.

I'm going to the Wilco show in Cincy next week, but since I have meetings Thursday and Friday in Columbus, I'll be kind of zipping back and forth. Staying over with my parents.

We're doing a work retreat at Deer Creek State Park in a couple weeks. It will be partly work, but partly fun.

I have vague plans now to drive up to Waterloo or Toronto or somewhere else in SW Ontario to see friends the first weekend in August.

I've been hoping to get out to St. Louis with my parents at some point to see Chuck Berry play at Blueberry Hill. Haven't been able to work that one out yet.

Aside from that, I'm pretty much here in Bustown. Looking forward to the NHL draft and Comfest in the same weekend, Red White & Boom in July, the Doo-Dah Parade, and the rest of the Crew games in my ticket package.


Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Rafe on June 10, 2007, 01:42:24 PM
We've not had a great deal of time to organise much this year, but a long weekend in Paris sometime in the summer is on the agenda, and maybe a few days abroad in september.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2007, 03:06:25 PM
We've not had a great deal of time to organise much this year, but a long weekend in Paris sometime in the summer is on the agenda, and maybe a few days abroad in september.
Hmmm... want to go to Spain instead?
http://woxy.lala.com/boards/showthread.php?t=47226&page=2
We can meet up and listen to some good tunes!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 11, 2007, 08:48:10 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of citrus?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 11, 2007, 09:26:49 AM
Navel Orange
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2007, 09:56:36 AM
I don't know if it's my favorite (or if it's citrus?) but I'm a big fan of Mango.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 11, 2007, 11:48:48 AM
I'm equally partial to lemons and limes. I like lemon slices in water, but I like limeade better. And of course margaritas.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 11, 2007, 12:16:33 PM
TANGerines
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 11, 2007, 12:56:00 PM
orangequat, limequat, tangerinequat, kumquat.

okay, not really.  I just like saying "quat."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 11, 2007, 05:59:16 PM
kumquat...the fruit that sounds like an insult.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 11, 2007, 06:06:13 PM
Tough call.

I put a slice of lemon in my water everyday.  I love fresh-squeezed orange juice, but if I go with something I eat, it's Ruby-red grapefruit. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 11, 2007, 06:59:48 PM
I like those Sunkist fruit jelly thingies that we used to get at Jungle Jim's. Can't remember the exact name of them or if they're even still available. Fruit somethings...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 12, 2007, 09:47:06 AM
QOTD

Do you know how much you weighed when you were born, and, if so, how much?



Yes - I was 7 lbs 12 oz.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 12, 2007, 11:13:59 AM
Yes - 5 lbs 4 oz.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 12, 2007, 12:04:48 PM
I was 8 lbs. 9 oz.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 12, 2007, 12:13:26 PM
No clue. Would it be on my birth certificate?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 12, 2007, 01:46:27 PM
I was 9lbs something oz.  It was a good start, anyway.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 12, 2007, 01:54:46 PM
Nope. I have no idea.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 12, 2007, 03:17:44 PM
No.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 12, 2007, 03:38:12 PM
3 grams
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 12, 2007, 03:44:37 PM
7 lbs 5 oz
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on June 12, 2007, 06:09:48 PM
Yes, 7 pounds, 6 ounces
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 12, 2007, 10:50:38 PM
QOTD

Do you know how much you weighed when you were born, and, if so, how much?



Yes - I was 7 lbs 12 oz.

No, but it was more than you!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 12, 2007, 11:58:17 PM
Don't 2nd, 3rd, etc. children tend to be bigger than their older siblings?

I'm pretty sure my brother was bigger than me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 13, 2007, 08:47:10 AM
QOTD

Do you cook using recipes, or do you just make it up as you go?


I have to follow recipes - I'm not that creative in the kitchen.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 13, 2007, 08:54:54 AM
I usually follow recipes the first time I make something, but after I've made it once I can improvise and improve on the recipe by adding/subtracting ingredients and adjusting spices.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 13, 2007, 09:28:29 AM
When I cook, it's with recipes. Usually the recipes that come on the back of the box. I believe the formal name for them is "directions".
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on June 13, 2007, 09:40:42 AM
i'll use the recipe as a starting point, but then i'll add or substitute things. sometimes for creativity, sometimes because i don't have the exact ingredients called for in the recipe.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 13, 2007, 10:02:03 AM
Ditto MK and Watusi -I usually use them as a reference point or starting point, or only the first time I  make something.  After that, I wing it and adjust according to my taste, especially with heat level and consistency.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2007, 10:02:14 AM
I prefer directions. But I've almost got the damn mac & cheese down to the point that I don't need 'em.



Needless to say, I don't cook much anymore.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 13, 2007, 11:14:09 AM
Mostly make it up.  Not because I'm an awesome cook, but because I'm lazy.  Usually when I go grocery shopping, I'll just generically buy meats and vegetables.  A typical list would be chicken breasts, maybe some shrimp, broccoli, green and red peppers, carrots, garlic, ginger, tomatoes.

And then I just make whatever I feel like during the week.  So I could make chicken alfredo. Or blackened chicken.  Or chicken marsala.  Or chicken in vodka tomato sauce over penne.  Or a bit of garlic and butter, or lemon.  Or just stir-fry with ginger, or use some Asian sauce bottle I have in the fridge.

Basically all of my meals come down to a bit of meat+spices+maybe sauce over pasta or rice.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 13, 2007, 11:33:25 AM
I don't cook.  Wish I could.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on June 13, 2007, 02:00:18 PM
If it's really elaborate and I've never made it before, I'll use a recipe.  Otherwise, I improvise.  I like making dishes from my childhood and converting them to meatless versions with fewer calories and fat grams.  Also, it's easier to run into TJ's and grab some staples and combine them in various ways.  I can do a lot with soy ground "beef."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 13, 2007, 03:22:18 PM
Depends on what it is.  Some things I make so much, I just know how to do it.  Other things, I'll use a recipe though i don't always follow the recipe exactly
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on June 13, 2007, 03:23:32 PM
I just put it in the microwave for as long as it says on the box  ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 13, 2007, 03:23:56 PM
1 part Tang, 4 parts water.

All parts delicious!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on June 13, 2007, 04:18:14 PM
If it's cooking something, if elaborate, I use a recipe, otherwise improvise.  Mostly just follow package instructions. :-[   I haven't cooked anything in awhile, and since the man is out of town, dinner is going to be cookies.  Either that or waffles. 

Baking, I definitely use the recipe but don't always follow it to the letter. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 13, 2007, 07:09:49 PM
I just put it in the microwave for as long as it says on the box  ;)
That's what my cooking most closely resembles. I do bake on occasion, and I stick to the recipes then.

Quote from: rva
meat+spices+maybe sauce over pasta or rice
Do you have a Wok of Ages for that?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 13, 2007, 09:11:59 PM
I learned how to cook for large numbers (usually 12-16 people and up to 125), so most of my cooking is a random assemblage of ingredients. Sometimes it turns out better than others. If I'm baking, I always follow directions to the letter.  And "cooking" for myself tends to be bowl of cereal or peanut butter sandwich. I like to think that I'd actually start cooking again someday.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Lisa on June 13, 2007, 10:05:49 PM
At the moment I like mandarines

I was 3 pounds when i was born... premmie baby 12 weeks early

And I love cooking, I have dozens of cookbooks which I refer to all the time for inspiration and I am a big fan of improvisation as well.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 14, 2007, 08:49:31 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite card game?


I'm a big fan of Euchre, even though I don't have a chance to play much - if any - here in NC.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 14, 2007, 09:05:01 AM
Pounce!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 14, 2007, 10:03:33 AM
Poker
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 14, 2007, 10:20:54 AM
Spades
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on June 14, 2007, 11:07:30 AM
Euchre, but since I don't play as often I've been supplementing with online texas hold 'em.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 14, 2007, 12:25:15 PM
Magic: The Gathering? Although I haven't played since, oh, 1999 or so.

If you mean with a standard deck... I'd say I do love the euchre.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 14, 2007, 12:49:25 PM
It's a tie between euchre and lunch money.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 14, 2007, 02:03:50 PM
1) Bridge
2) 7 card stud
3) War
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 14, 2007, 03:13:33 PM
Tang!

It's like War, only easier.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 14, 2007, 05:04:21 PM
Tang!

It's like War, only easier.

Every time you win a showdown, you have to drink some vaguely citrus-flavored orange crystals that have been partially dissolved in a glass of water?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on June 14, 2007, 05:12:19 PM
Pitch.  It's a lot like Euchre but I like it a lot more.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 14, 2007, 05:28:05 PM
Spite and Malice
Euchre
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 15, 2007, 09:38:55 AM
QOTD

Where are you house/car keys at this moment?


My house key is in my purse and my car key is in my pocket.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 15, 2007, 09:45:45 AM
In my pocket.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on June 15, 2007, 09:48:54 AM
attached to a 'biner hanging from a belt loop.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 15, 2007, 10:21:42 AM
On my kitchen table.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 15, 2007, 10:32:37 AM
in my purse.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 15, 2007, 10:32:50 AM
Ummmm....

ummm....

in my toe socks!

*whew*
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 15, 2007, 10:47:03 AM
On my kitchen counter
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 15, 2007, 10:57:30 AM
On the table in the hallway.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2007, 11:44:02 AM
My left pocket, where they are at all times unless on my dresser. There, now my stalkers know where to steal my apt keys from if they ever decide I'm worth robbing.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on June 15, 2007, 12:43:17 PM
Hanging from a copper key hanger that was made by an artist friend.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 15, 2007, 02:31:23 PM
On top of my purse on the floor of my office.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 15, 2007, 02:44:29 PM
Right pocket and right pocket.  Sitting next to each other on the key ring, as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on June 15, 2007, 03:57:27 PM
attached to a 'biner hanging from a belt loop.

Ditto
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on June 15, 2007, 09:11:41 PM
Hanging on a hook on the coat rack.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 18, 2007, 09:12:41 AM
QOTD

What time did you wake up today?


The alarm was set for 7:40 AM, but I snoozed until after 8 AM.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 18, 2007, 09:16:35 AM
8:45 AM, despite my express instructions to be woken at 8, no later than 8:30.

Whoever called the phone, thanks for doing that, or I'd probably still be asleep.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 18, 2007, 09:18:41 AM
5:40-ish.  Officially out of bed at 6:05.

Then I had a nice refreshing glass of Tang just like I do every hour.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 18, 2007, 09:18:45 AM
5:45 a.m.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 18, 2007, 09:20:46 AM
5:40-ish.  Officially out of bed at 6:05.

Then I had a nice refreshing glass of Tang just like I do every hour.

Every hour? Or every morning?

Because that could be a whole lot of Tang. I hope you buy it at Costco.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 18, 2007, 09:22:45 AM
Every hour? Or every morning?

Every hour I have an 8 oz. glass of Tang.  I'm pretty sure my blood is 35% granular by now.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 18, 2007, 09:24:32 AM
Would Vampires still be interested in you if your blood is 35% granular? Do they have Tang Vampires?



Alarm went off at 7:47 b/c I got home late last night from the Pela show. Got up about a minute after that.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on June 18, 2007, 09:52:40 AM
I didn't sleep much last night, but I did catch a couple hours' worth of zzzz's and woke up at 6:45.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 18, 2007, 10:26:50 AM
alarm went off around 6:40, but i snoozed it until 7:15. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 18, 2007, 10:59:07 AM
5:30 am
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 18, 2007, 11:46:15 AM
Alarm went off at 7:00 a.m. I reset it for 8:00 a.m. Hit snooze until 8:30 a.m.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 18, 2007, 11:56:07 AM
Every hour? Or every morning?

Every hour I have an 8 oz. glass of Tang.  I'm pretty sure my blood is 35% granular by now.

Then you should probably stir the Tang better.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 18, 2007, 12:00:14 PM
Then you should probably stir the Tang better.

I like it to have that Metamucil-style grittiness.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 18, 2007, 12:02:48 PM

I like it to have that Metamucil-style grittiness.

Fair enough.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on June 18, 2007, 12:14:36 PM
Well, the alarm went off at 6, and I think I made it out of bed by 6:15.  This was much better than normal because I had to register for fall classes at 7 AM.  Usually, I don't make it out of bed before 6:40-6:45, and considering I have to be at work at 7:30 (with a 15 mile commute), that is quite the interesting challenge. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on June 18, 2007, 02:50:24 PM
Alarm went off at 6:00am and after pushing snooze for a bit, was out of bed at 6:30.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 18, 2007, 08:49:19 PM
My alarm went off at 6:40, but then my cat and I had some bonding time until 6:50 before I actually got up.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on June 18, 2007, 10:04:27 PM
QOTD
What time did you wake up today?

6:28 am, two minutes before the final alarm.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 18, 2007, 11:53:49 PM
I woke up at 7:48, but opted to wait until sometime after 8 to actually get up. Ella was supposed to wake me up at 8, but didn't. Evil sister.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 19, 2007, 09:24:51 AM
QOTD

What's the shortest your hair has been (since you were 5)?


It was very short in seventh grade - about 2-3 inch layers. Sophomore year of college was also short in length, but no layers.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 19, 2007, 09:33:13 AM
It was very short when I was a high school freshman - I'd always had really long hair, and decided to go drastic and have it cut in 2" layers. VERY short. Never again.

Also, when I was a freshman in college I shaved it in a checkerboard - but only on one side. So one side was 10-12" long, and the other side was little more than stubble. Stubble in a bright array of colors. Punk rock!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 19, 2007, 09:34:57 AM
probably in 2002 - my hair was only about 2-3" long in the back, and a little longer in the front.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 19, 2007, 09:37:53 AM
I had the short back and sides, but of course, being a soccer player in the early '90s, I retained the wild mop of curly hair up top.

Oh, to be able to have a wild mop of curly hair up top again. Where did it all go?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 19, 2007, 09:41:49 AM
Shortest was just below my chin, it was that length for most of my elementary school career.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2007, 10:50:40 AM
I think last summer I went in to the barber and said "2 all around" or something to that effect. It was ugly.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on June 19, 2007, 10:58:47 AM
when i was young, my mom would shear us like sheep every summer. as far as voluntarily goes, i occasionally show up at home with the jarhead bootcamp special...high and tight.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 19, 2007, 11:22:14 AM
Like MK, I did the "shaved-on-one-side, long-on-the-other" look for a semester in college. I also had a mohawk at one point, so I guess that was probably the shortest (except for down the middle of the top of my head!).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on June 19, 2007, 11:22:55 AM
...high and tight.

Struggling to...not say...."Just like YOU!"  :-*

Ooh, my hair story is really stupid.  

When I was in college, Robyn Plan, 97x DJ from the way-back, invited me to see the True Believers in Dayton.
Dorkishly excited,  I decided to shape up my (sorry) punk-rooster 'do with a safety razor.  And I was in a hurry.

I ended up with the 'hawk on top and 1/4 inch to actual BALD patches on the side.
I looked like a radiation victim.:o


Luckily, that look was 'in' that year, so I fit right in.

However, for some reason there are no pictures of me in the family photo albums from that time...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: dirk on June 19, 2007, 11:23:41 AM
does bald really count as a length?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 19, 2007, 11:25:00 AM
Hey BoW, I was at that show! Highwaymen & True Believers at Canal St?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on June 19, 2007, 11:29:11 AM
Hey BoW, I was at that show! Highwaymen & True Believers at Canal St?

Hey yeah!  Rev Cool's house afterwards?  What a fun scene.  Javier Escovedo even kissed me once.  Then Robyn freaked out totally and we had to leave.  heh.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 19, 2007, 11:39:26 AM
I shaved my head for the best part of a year.

For no other reason than it was my "angry year", a time when I was getting dicked around by the INS over my visa.

Cunts.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on June 19, 2007, 12:43:20 PM
When I was 9 my mom made me get my hair cut about a half inch longer than this style:

(http://www.greatestlook.com/veryshorthair/veryshorthair2.jpg)

I looked like a little boy.  I'm still pissed about it and blame everything that has ever gone wrong in my life on that haircut and, of course, my mother.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 19, 2007, 01:37:34 PM
Hey BoW, I was at that show! Highwaymen & True Believers at Canal St?

Hey yeah!  Rev Cool's house afterwards?  What a fun scene.  Javier Escovedo even kissed me once.  Then Robyn freaked out totally and we had to leave.  heh.


Yes! Damn, how did we not know each other? Too weird!!

Hey, have you stayed in touch with Robyn? And did you guys go to Canal St. for Troy's show a few weeks ago?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on June 19, 2007, 03:25:59 PM
High School - sophomore year - shaved my head from like the tops of my ears down and had the rest really short.  I regretted it IMMEDIATELY.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 19, 2007, 09:47:26 PM
I think my hair was as short as the pic atzend posted...in grade school/middle school.  I swam all year round...easy dry and didn't get in the eyes. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 19, 2007, 09:57:07 PM
The shortest my hair has ever been is right now: about 2-3 inches long on top, and shorter in the back.  Though after looking at pictures this weekend, I think I'm going to go back to having a bob, though still above my shoulders
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 20, 2007, 06:51:42 AM
When I was 9 my mom made me get my hair cut about a half inch longer than this style:

(http://www.greatestlook.com/veryshorthair/veryshorthair2.jpg)

I looked like a little boy.  I'm still pissed about it and blame everything that has ever gone wrong in my life on that haircut and, of course, my mother.

Me too! I got that cut when I was in 3rd grade. My Mom forced me to get it because I was always chewing on my hair.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 20, 2007, 09:23:01 AM
QOTD

Which is your favorite dinosaur?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on June 20, 2007, 09:33:30 AM
The ones that ate early man.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 20, 2007, 09:54:09 AM
Dino!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 20, 2007, 09:56:09 AM
I always liked the dinosaur formerly known as Brontosaurus.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 20, 2007, 10:05:20 AM
pterodactyl!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on June 20, 2007, 10:20:47 AM
Mine has always been the triceritops.  Life is fun when you are horny.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 20, 2007, 10:22:16 AM
I always liked the dinosaur formerly known as Brontosaurus.

Yep! What do they call it now? Apatosaurus?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 20, 2007, 10:45:23 AM
Brontosaurus (I kick it old school.)

A dinosaur QotD gives me all the excuse I need to say ...

Run for your lives!!!

(http://www.70slivekidvid.com/land/sleestak2.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on June 20, 2007, 11:24:09 AM
(http://www.boingboing.net/200706181605.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 20, 2007, 11:29:03 AM
Earl Sinclair.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 20, 2007, 03:35:28 PM
Buzzasaurus
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 20, 2007, 07:03:58 PM
RAWRRRRRRRR!!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 20, 2007, 09:21:34 PM
I vote for brontosaurus too
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 20, 2007, 10:42:41 PM
I always liked the dinosaur formerly known as Brontosaurus.

Yep! What do they call it now? Apatosaurus?

Yup, it's apatosaurus. We've got models of them that our campers make- they are mini versions, though!

My favorite is the one from Jurassic Park that looks cute and then spits in its victims eyes.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 21, 2007, 09:15:57 AM
QOTD

Are you more likely to drink from a can, a bottle, a glass, or a mug?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 21, 2007, 09:19:34 AM
bottle or a glass
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 21, 2007, 09:30:45 AM
depends on what the drink is.
but generally (unless it's a bottle), i prefer not to drink out of any of those vessels without a straw.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 21, 2007, 09:31:07 AM
a mug
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on June 21, 2007, 09:48:00 AM
It would completely depend on the situation and the beverage.

Beer... well the only way I drink beer from a can is when that is the only option, like outdoor sporting events or the beach.  I've taken to TRYING to substitute aluminum bottles where possible, but beer in a plastic bottle sucks.  I drink it in a glass when it is draught beer, but I won't pour a bottle into a glass... as that is silly unless the bottle isn't cold and the glass is.

Pop... when I drink it, I'll drink it however.

I drink my tea in a mug, but since I don't drink coffee... that's about all my mugs get used for.

Anything else I just drink how it comes.  I very rarely use straws, as I'm not a fan.  Some people tell me that you should use straws in restaurants as it is more sanitary... but if you have sanitization fears in the restaurant... the lip of the cup wouldn't be any dirtier than the inside  (you know... where the backwash goes)... so you should probably only order "air" there.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 21, 2007, 10:00:28 AM
Anything but a can.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2007, 10:21:11 AM
What Poncho said. Almost to the letter.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 21, 2007, 11:16:52 AM
I'm likely to drink from nothing, ever again. Not after last night. Ugh.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 21, 2007, 11:21:01 AM
I'm likely to drink from nothing, ever again. Not after last night. Ugh.

Do tell!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on June 21, 2007, 11:34:35 AM
i'm not picky.
i'd drink anti-freeze from a sweaty stiletto...and probably have.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 21, 2007, 11:46:09 AM
I'm likely to drink from nothing, ever again. Not after last night. Ugh.

Do tell!

Not really a story, it was $1 well drinks and I drank waaaaay too much. I say that after every time I drink too much. I'm a big fat liar.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to Steak N' Shake for some grease...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2007, 12:10:54 PM
Hah. That sounds like me every Tuesday after my Monday evening Kickball. Ugh.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 21, 2007, 12:44:10 PM
Nothing like a nice piping hot mug of Tang.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 21, 2007, 01:13:26 PM
I prefer to drink:

-- ice water, iced tea, juice, and soda from a glass w/ ice cubes;
-- beer from the bottle if at all possible;
-- wine, margaritas, hurricanes, etc., from a glass.

Plastic party cups are acceptable when ice cubes are available. When beverages that should be cold are instead served at room temperature, the terrorists win.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 21, 2007, 01:41:38 PM
Whiskey straight from the bottle!...kidding.

...from a glass.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 21, 2007, 02:15:01 PM
it depends on what the drink is, but I try to avoid cans if I have that option
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on June 21, 2007, 02:47:41 PM
At work and the gym, I drink water from a bottle at room temp unless it is already cold.  At home, I'll drink it from a glass.

Cans... I pretty much gave up soda, but I do have the odd can, bottle, or cup every now and again.  I haven't drank beer from a can habitually since college.

Mugs are for tea or hot coffee.  Unless it's a beer mug, then it's for beer.

Iced drinks- I won't drink anything with ice in it without a straw.  Too much effort, and I don't like it when the ice hits my teeth.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 21, 2007, 04:18:21 PM
I can't remember the last time I drank from a can.  I don't hate cans, just I rarely even get a chance to drink from them.

My daily liquid diet:

1)  1 Diet Dr. Pepper (plastic vending machine bottle)
2)  Sip water all day from a coffee mug (maybe 9-10 mugs worth?)
3)  Glass of water when I come home
4)  Pint or two of beer from pint glass (because I get it on tap from a bar, I don't pour bottles or cans into a glass or anything).




Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: snakelady on June 21, 2007, 07:56:19 PM
i'm not picky.
i'd drink anti-freeze from a sweaty stiletto...and probably have.

Ditto
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 22, 2007, 09:15:25 AM
QOTD

What was your least favorite subject in elementary school?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 22, 2007, 09:16:41 AM
QOTD

What was your least favorite subject in elementary school?

Handwriting. I actually made a D in it one report card when I was in 3rd grade.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 22, 2007, 09:25:41 AM
Handwriting. I actually made a D in it one report card when I was in 3rd grade.

Same.  My handwriting was uniformly atrocious, and if you compare my 8 year old signature to my signature now, there's not much difference.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 22, 2007, 09:47:45 AM
Phonics! I HATED Phonics. I'm sorry but you spell cake C-A-K-E, not k-ā-k.

Grrrr.....
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 22, 2007, 09:48:54 AM
Same.  My handwriting was uniformly atrocious, and if you compare my 8 year old signature to my signature now, there's not much difference.

(http://66.70.5.21/imgs/iliketang.gif)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 22, 2007, 10:02:10 AM
Math, and that hatred lasted all the way through college, and present day! 
I was almost held back in 2nd grade because I couldn't tell time.  However, I did very well counting money. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on June 22, 2007, 10:12:48 AM
Math for me too.  When I was a junior in high school, I was asked to drop my pre-calc class because, despite the teacher and Sylvan tutoring me, I had a 13% at midterms.

On the plus side, that helped diagnose a learning disability which allowed me some flexibility with the math course I took in college.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 22, 2007, 11:07:01 AM
Handwriting. Fucking boring.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 22, 2007, 12:44:05 PM
Science makey my head hurt.  :P
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 22, 2007, 12:48:27 PM
Sounds like English did, too. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on June 22, 2007, 02:14:53 PM
Handwriting... exceptionally odd, as today I get countless compliments on my handwriting.  That wouldn't change until later, years and years of drafting classes and hard work on my handwriting paid off.  It's pretty great today.

Being a lefty with all righty family, all righty friends and all righty teachers... no one taught me how to write.  My letters all tipped the wrong way and were smeared across the page by my hand dragging the page.  I was a straight A student elsewhere, but would regularly get a B in handwriting.  I tried really hard and devised all sorts of ways to get around it.  I didn't actually find another lefty until like middle school or something... at least one I knew well enough to know what hand they wrote with.  By then it was too late, my technique was concrete.

HUNDREDS OF HOURS of drafting class... seriously, it will fix anyone's handwriting.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 22, 2007, 05:26:18 PM
(http://66.70.5.21/imgs/iliketang.gif)
I need to get the 'clapping hands' smiley over here.

I sucked the worst at handwriting, but I don't think it was my least favorite course.  I just didn't give a shit one way or the other.

Mine was probably reading or math, because they were by far the most boring.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 22, 2007, 08:46:48 PM
Due to my lack of eye hand coordination, P.E. was my most dreaded. I just wanted to sit and read.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 23, 2007, 01:37:34 PM
Due to my lack of eye hand coordination, P.E. was my most dreaded. I just wanted to sit and read.

Ditto for me. and I hated the president's physical fitness challenge.
And 6th grade science. We were the last class that teacher taught before retirement. He made me teach some of it because he was reading the paper! (as if I didn't have enough of my nerd creditentials by then!)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 25, 2007, 08:52:25 AM
QOTD

What's the oldest piece of furniture in your house?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 25, 2007, 08:55:54 AM
My computer desk was my mom's old sewing desk. I'd guess it's from the 60s or something. It's made of solid wood... unlike the rest of my furniture, which is made of particle board.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 25, 2007, 09:14:37 AM
A wooden table, my husband's grandfather made it for my mother-in-law.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 25, 2007, 09:21:36 AM
1. We have a desk from (I think) 1904 that CR's dad bought from British Rail when they closed the office and sold everything off.
2. A 1910 mantle clock that belonged to my great-grandmother Lucy.
3. A wash stand that came from my grandparents estate. It is hand made and there is no date stamped inside, but I'm guessing it might have been a wedding gift, so approximately 1920.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 25, 2007, 09:45:41 AM
I have no furniture right now. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 25, 2007, 09:54:42 AM
I have an antique bed.  Not sure the date, but guess it was built in the late 1800s.  It's got wooden nails. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 25, 2007, 11:15:24 AM
It would have to be one of these four things:

-- my great-aunt's cedar chest
-- my grandmother's wooden rocking chair
-- a wooden bookcase with glass doors that belonged to my grandparents
-- my bed and its matching dresser
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 25, 2007, 11:16:52 AM
probably either the Lane trunk in the baby's room or the 1950s-ish end table downstairs.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on June 25, 2007, 01:13:30 PM
Nothing is more than 5-10 years old in our house.  However, we hope to buy a 1950's tv from one of the stores down the street to put in the family room.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 25, 2007, 07:34:02 PM
My bed is from around 1900 (it's a Jenny Lind bed) and belonged to my great-grandparents.
I also have two marble-top pieces, a dresser and side table, that are Eastlake, so late 1800s, maybe 1900.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 25, 2007, 08:39:32 PM
I have another of those marble-top pieces. My desk is also old - it was my great grandfather's, at least.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on June 25, 2007, 08:46:27 PM
Two nightstands in our spare bedroom were my dad's as a little boy.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on June 26, 2007, 12:26:07 AM
We have an antique refrigerator cabinet that we use as a little end table in the studio/office.  Also, our house came with a built in server in the dining room - original to the house.  The house was built in 1923, so that might be the oldest. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 26, 2007, 09:19:25 AM
QOTD

Have you ever broken a bone?


Not that I know of.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on June 26, 2007, 09:35:39 AM
I'm pretty sure I've broken at least one and maybe both of my pinkie toes (on separate occasions), but I never went to the doctor for it, so I don't know for sure.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on June 26, 2007, 09:45:18 AM
Not yet. :-)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 26, 2007, 09:59:09 AM
Not yet.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 26, 2007, 10:19:26 AM
Ankle
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 26, 2007, 10:22:26 AM
My big toe.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on June 26, 2007, 10:40:20 AM
no, but when I was little I always secretly wanted to, so people could sign my cast.  then I saw someone's actual broken arm and I changed my mind.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 26, 2007, 12:34:27 PM
i've fractured my nose and broken a few little piggies, but nothing that really needed medical attention.  you can't cast toes and my nose fracture was too little, too late to reset.  but, it healed just fine.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2007, 01:25:03 PM
I broke my thumb playing baseball in 7th grade. That sucked.
I broke my nose playing one-on-one basketball in 8th grade with a friend. That didn't suck, as it just hurt but I could still breathe. They said anything they could do would be purely cosmetic, so we just let it heal naturally. To this day I have a slightly-off nose.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 26, 2007, 01:37:44 PM
My left arm, a rib, and a finger.  I think it's possible I may have minorly broken a toe, but not really sure.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 26, 2007, 02:39:07 PM
No and I want to keep it that way.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Lisa on June 26, 2007, 08:38:04 PM
QOTD

Have you ever broken a bone?


Not that I know of.

Well up until a week ago ..NO never broke anything..but that has since changed.... I have broken wrist now
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 26, 2007, 10:48:15 PM
Cracked a couple of fingers on my left hand and probably my pinky toes.

Now bruises, that's another story.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 26, 2007, 11:19:56 PM
Broke my finger swimming, broke my thumb skiing and broke my ankle on April Fools Day. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 26, 2007, 11:39:10 PM
QOTD

Have you ever broken a bone?


Not that I know of.

Well up until a week ago ..NO never broke anything..but that has since changed.... I have broken wrist now
So sorry to hear that. Get well soon!

(And good to see you around.)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2007, 12:00:25 AM
Awww, poor Lisa! Hope you're feeling better. If it helps, I have a blister on my pinky toe, a contused big toe, a strained lower back (all on the left side), and something effed up with the front of my right hip. This is what I get for playing soccer three times a week.

We can be in healing-mode together!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 27, 2007, 08:31:04 AM
QOTD

What's the best free t-shirt (or other article of clothing) you've obtained (either the story or the item)?


A week before my 16 birthday I was at a festival and stopped by the Raisinets booth. They had a darts board with plastic darts. I'd never thrown darts before, but managed to get 3 bullseyes. I ended up with a free Raisinets t-shirt. (And I don't even like Raisinets!)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on June 27, 2007, 08:53:28 AM
About half of the time I give blood I get a free t-shirt.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on June 27, 2007, 09:10:05 AM
Back in 1995 I got a free t-shirt from one of those shot girls in a club while I was on vacation in Orlando.  Simple white t-shirt with a sweet logo of a guy in a sombrero (yes, it was rum and tequila... but whatever) and it was SOFT, THICK and COMFY.  I'm insanely anal-retentive about laundry (I have a system... and I have really old clothes that still look almost brand new, so it works for me) so 12 years later... it's still is. 

Free and awesome.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on June 27, 2007, 12:01:31 PM
QOTD

Have you ever broken a bone?


Not that I know of.

Well up until a week ago ..NO never broke anything..but that has since changed.... I have broken wrist now

Aw crap!  Hope you recover quickly.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2007, 12:19:08 PM
I receive t-shrits left and right. Most of them come with a team or race of some sort, so I wouldn't say those count as free (you know, I paid to be on the team, right?).

Summer after my 11th grade I was umpiring softball. Some buddies were baseball umps. After the season ended one of them talked our boss into giving us some extra work. They had us go into this stuffy awful attic and take inventory of the t-shirts that they give out to the teams. These were called "Rec Shirts" as they all said Lakewood Recreation on the back of them. They were vibrant colors and uber comfy. A lot of kids would wear them to school because they were pretty sweet. Well, since there was a demand for them, and we were doing the 'inventory' of what the rec had in stock, suddenly my buddies recognized an entreprenuerial opportunity. The one dude stole about 50 shirts and sold them off for $5 each. It was terrible, but funny nonetheless. I took about 3 or 4 of the colors that I liked. I still have, to this day, all of them and wear them often. They are sweeeeeeet.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 27, 2007, 01:02:41 PM
Picked up a Finlandia vodka t-shirt from some girl at a MIASMA show on the second floor of El Diablo in Dayton. It was totally random, it was the last one and she wanted to end her night early so she handed it off to me. It's awesome, thick and very soft. I still have it somewhere.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 27, 2007, 01:52:57 PM
I've got about a billion* t-shirts from working various sporting events. My favorite, however, was a polo shirt that came in a swag bag for Founders' Cup II (the WUSA championship) in Atlanta. When my roommate (who was the team mascot) and I checked in the hotel, he was given an informational packet which included the coupon to pick up the bag. One bag per coupon, and there was only one coupon (because at the time, I was a mere game-day employee and not really entitled to the free goodies). So I just stood in line with him, and when we got to the front, he asked Lee for his shirt size and the ticket. Then he turned to me, and I said (quite honestly) "they only put one ticket in the envelope". The guy just sighed, kinda rolled his eyes and asked "what size?"

The polo shirt was a very nice navy blue Nike Dry-cool shirt (a $50 value!) with the FCII logo embroidered on it. The bag itself was an awesome Nike backpack with all manner of pockets (including one on the strap for a cell phone) and ergonomic designs. The rest of the bag was pretty much crap from league sponsors. The only other thing I kept was a stuffed duck that goes "Aflac. Aflac. AFLAC!!!!!!!!!" when you squeeze it.


* Give or take about a billion
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on June 27, 2007, 01:54:06 PM
I used to get free promotional shirts all the time when I worked at the record store. Some were bands I liked, some I couldn't have cared less about, but hey, free is always good.

My favorite free t-shirt story doesn't involve the record store though. For about six months after I graduated from college, I worked as a promotion manager for a concert promotion agency (which also at the time owned Bogarts). One day I got a call from a guy named Jeff Murphy in Illinois, looking to book a show at the club. We rarely booked artists that weren't part of one of the big three agencies (Triad, William Morris Agency, and Regency), but it was my job to listen to their spiel, and so I listened to this guy.

And as he spoke, I started putting one and one together and realized that this guy, this Jeff Murphy, was the same Jeff Murphy that was the lead singer and guitarist for one of my all-time favorite bands: The Shoes.

I couldn't believe it - and he was just as surprised to hear that I knew who they were and knew their music. My god, I had every one of their albums! At first he thought I was taking the piss, but when I started reciting the lyrics to "Bound to be a Reason" he started cracking up. He was amazed to find a fan, I think. Anyway, as much as I hated to turn him down, I had to. No one knew who The Shoes were in 1982 when I fell in love with them, and even I, as a fan, had no idea that they were even still together.

Even though I had to pass on booking them, Jeff sent me a parcel a few weeks later. It had a Shoes t-shirt in it, their complete discography, which had just been reissued on CD, and a really sweet letter from Jeff, signed by the whole band.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2007, 03:41:29 PM
Quote from: Jonathan
(at the time, I was a mere game-day employee and not really entitled to the free goodies). So I just stood in line with him, and when we got to the front, he asked Lee for his shirt size and the ticket. Then he turned to me, and I said (quite honestly) "they only put one ticket in the envelope". The guy just sighed, kinda rolled his eyes and asked "what size?"

The polo shirt was a very nice navy blue Nike Dry-cool shirt (a $50 value!)

And now we all know that because of Jonathan the WUSA went belly-up. Thanks a lot, jackass.

:p
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 27, 2007, 06:20:52 PM
How many New York Power (or Washington Freedom) games did you go to?

Hmmmm?


 ;D
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Post by: redbobsled on June 27, 2007, 09:14:13 PM
I worked the G Love and Special Sauce merch booth at a show at my college when I was on Social Board, and I got a free shirt.... which they probably didn't want to give me after I (temporarily) drunkenly lost ALL of their money.  Ahhhh, to be 20 again. 

Actually, no.  You could not pay me enough money to be 20 again.

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Post by: va-vacious on June 27, 2007, 10:25:26 PM
My sophomore year of high school I went to a youth conference at Purdue.  There were groups of kids from across the country, and everyone had special t-shirts for their group. Each kid in my group had one or two tie-dye shirts. A couple of us were leaving some discussion group and ran into some guys from Pennsylvania. They really liked the tie-dye and wanted to trade shirts. So I ended up with a pretty cool graphic tee that was hot pink, roomy, and super comfy. Noone at home in TN knew how I ended up with a shirt with "Susquehanna Valley" on it, let alone where that was!

Since there were 2,000 kids at this conference, my friend and I never ran into these guys again.

Lame, but that's what I got.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on June 28, 2007, 12:03:42 AM
How many New York Power (or Washington Freedom) games did you go to?

Hmmmm?

ummm, two?  I never got a free t-shirt, though.

I have an "intramural champions" t-shirt from 1993 that I still wear.  It's a stupid, lame, boring story but the basic gist is typical sports movie.  We won when we didn't think we would and we were the ragtag team that beat the skilled champs and we'd been friends since freshman year and that was the last thing we all did together.  And I did something cool in the game that is sadly the shining moment of my "athletic" life. 

So yeah, really stupid but that's my favorite free t-shirt.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 28, 2007, 08:49:59 AM
QOTD

What makes up the greatest part of your recycling?


All the paper - newspapers and magazines.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 28, 2007, 09:09:20 AM
Plastic milk jugs, water bottles, and aluminum cans. We need to look into what paper products they will let us recycle, I think we throw away stuff we could recycle.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on June 28, 2007, 09:12:55 AM
Bottles - beer and otherwise.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 28, 2007, 09:21:55 AM
Paperboard- like from cereal boxes, pasta boxes, and such
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Post by: Content Chick on June 28, 2007, 09:27:16 AM
Bottles, mostly beer and wine. I loves my medicine.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 28, 2007, 09:33:58 AM
The Enquirer
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Post by: MissKitty on June 28, 2007, 09:34:05 AM
Newspaper and magazines.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on June 28, 2007, 09:39:17 AM
I wanna know why there is such hate for pizza boxes? They're cardboard but my sanitation engineers will go so far as to take them out and lay them on the ground. So I read up on what can be accepted and it specifically says no pizza boxes. No explanation.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 28, 2007, 09:40:27 AM
It's the food particles. The grease, cheese, tomato sauce, etc. contaminates the cardboard so they won't recycle it.
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Post by: Dan on June 28, 2007, 11:22:16 AM
Bottles. Mostly plastic.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 28, 2007, 01:34:41 PM
cans, jars, and bottles
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Post by: rva on June 28, 2007, 02:54:35 PM
Probably cardboard and paper.
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Post by: trixi on June 28, 2007, 09:14:30 PM
Newspapers, mail, cardboard, and plastic and glass bottles.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 29, 2007, 09:09:15 AM
QOTD

What part of the day are you most productive?


I'm good late afternoon - 3 to 6 PM or so.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 29, 2007, 09:16:01 AM
mid-Morning, between 9 and 12.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on June 29, 2007, 09:18:48 AM
i'm with cuddly - mid morning, and sometimes again at the end of the day. 
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Post by: kcneon on June 29, 2007, 09:22:28 AM
I have a surge of extra energy about 1 or 2 PM most days and usually again around 9 PM.
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Post by: Dan on June 29, 2007, 09:37:27 AM
I'm a sloth.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 29, 2007, 09:38:54 AM
Productive? Me?

It always seems like I'm in the mood to do something in the evening/middle of the night whenever I can't.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 29, 2007, 09:40:35 AM
before lunch.  Except on Friday, when most of the morning is spent figuring out where we're going to lunch.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 29, 2007, 11:19:34 AM
Mornings from about 7:00 - 11:00.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 29, 2007, 12:04:08 PM
Usually after lunch.
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Post by: Atzend on June 29, 2007, 01:07:17 PM
Usually in the evenings anytime after 7-8pm.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on June 29, 2007, 02:06:49 PM
I'd say between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Before and after that, it's a crapshoot.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on June 29, 2007, 02:42:47 PM
I'd say in a given week I only do about 15 minutes of real, actual... work.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on June 29, 2007, 10:16:27 PM
7:30am-12pm.  Tasks start popping up at 7:30 and I have to haul ass to get as much as possible done so I can cover the switchboard at noon for the receptionist.  Hauling ass early on typically makes for an easier afternoon.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on June 29, 2007, 10:50:02 PM
late at night, which is impractical since I have a day job.  But at work, I tend to get most done from 10-3.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on June 29, 2007, 11:36:45 PM
Except on Friday, when most of the morning is spent figuring out where we're going to lunch.

This sounds like my office!

My most productive time is usually when I have to be doing something else (aka sleeping).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 02, 2007, 08:51:18 AM
QOTD

What's the largest family gathering (reunion, etc.) you've attended?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 02, 2007, 09:06:37 AM
Probably Thanksgiving every year at my Mom's house. There's usually 50 or so of us there.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 02, 2007, 09:08:18 AM
My Mom had nine brothers and sisters, and my Dad has seven. Then you add in their children, and grandchildren, and you've pretty much got a gigantic reunion anytime either side decides to have one.

I think the largest gathering I've been to, however, was at my uncle Edward's visitation. We had distant relatives that we had never even met come in for that one, because my uncle was so well loved and knew everyone. Great aunt? Ed knew her. Third cousin twice removed? Ed knew him. And they ALL showed up. The funeral home was so packed that people had to queue for over an hour just to get in. It was like paying homage to Elvis or something.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 02, 2007, 09:20:15 AM
Probably the funeral for my husband's grandfather. He had 11 children so all of them were there, plus all of their children and their children's children. I'd guess there were at least 60 people floating around (probably more), very few people referred to you by your name--you were "Oh, you're ______'s boy/girl. Hi, I'm your Mom/Dad's aunt/uncle/cousin". It was overwhelming.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 02, 2007, 11:01:52 AM
My dad's mom remarried nearly 30 years ago.. so her 4 kids and his 5 kids (who were all in their late teens or  20-somethings at the time of the marriage) have blended pretty well.  I have 26 first cousins (I am the oldest and make it 27 total) on that side of the family.  When we get together... it's a pretty big deal.  Almost all of the 27 of us are married, a lot of them with kids.  I think the last "family picnic" we had about 150 people showed up.

My wife's mom is one of like 15 kids and her dad is one of 5.  Unlike my family (which is all over the US), her family is all basically within 150 miles of each other.  We went to a wedding that was called "close family only" and there were over 300 people there.  I have no idea who 90% of them were.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2007, 11:11:48 AM
I went to the Shapiro family reunion in 1999. As far as I know, no one there was named Shapiro, which tells you how far down the family tree (or up?) we'd made it. But I think this Shapiro dude was around in the late 1800s and a bunch of his descendents all came. There were about 125 people there. It was kinda awkward, but one notable was that the actor James Franco (Spiderman, Freaks & Geeks, Annapolis, etc) was there for about an hour. This was post F&G, but before Spiderman, so I was like "huh... good luck to him, whoever he is." Apparently he's a distant cousin and I root for him whenever I see him in a new film.

Otherwise, the golf was good. That's all I remember.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 02, 2007, 11:25:01 AM
actor James Franco (Spiderman, Freaks & Geeks, Annapolis, etc) was there for about an hour. This was post F&G, but before Spiderman, so I was like "huh... good luck to him, whoever he is." Apparently he's a distant cousin and I root for him whenever I see him in a new film.

Sidebar... I met my semi-famous distant cousin at a family event.  I never remember how the ___ cousins, ___ times removed works... but my mom is 2nd cousins with former NFL QB Jeff Hostetler.  Not sure what that makes me, but I met him once at a BBQ.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on July 02, 2007, 12:43:17 PM
Maybe 8 or 9?  Unless you count my cousin's wedding.  The bride had about 25 or 30 people from her side of the family.  If they count as my family.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 02, 2007, 08:57:58 PM
A family reunion for my mother's side of the family- about 38 people.

Or maybe when my dad's grandfather had a get-together for his brothers and their progeny.  I was about 5, so it seemed like there were a hundred people there. It was probably more like 30, so what do I know?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 02, 2007, 10:00:34 PM
The descendants of my great-great-great grandfather and one of his brothers have an annual reunion one Sunday in August. I went a few years ago and there were probably over a hundred people there, several of which looked just like my great grandfather. Our famous cousin, who had attended in previous years, is Jan Karon of the Mitford books.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 02, 2007, 10:27:53 PM
I'd say 50 or so at my mother's side of the family reunion.  Lots of cousins
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Post by: Jonathan on July 03, 2007, 03:25:12 AM
Sidebar... I met my semi-famous distant cousin at a family event.  I never remember how the ___ cousins, ___ times removed works... but my mom is 2nd cousins with former NFL QB Jeff Hostetler.  Not sure what that makes me, but I met him once at a BBQ.

I hope it means you inherited his ability to grow a sweet porn 'stache.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 03, 2007, 03:26:38 AM
The largest family gathering I've ever been a part of was when my grandparents were alive, and we had Christmas (or Thanksgiving, or Easter) at their house along with my uncle, aunt and cousins.

I don't come from a big family.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 03, 2007, 09:00:41 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's?


Recently I've been all about the Phish Food, but Half Baked is my all time favorite.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 03, 2007, 09:06:39 AM
No  idea. Haven't eaten it in years.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 03, 2007, 09:12:02 AM
New York Super Fudge Chunk
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 03, 2007, 09:26:47 AM
Wavy gravy
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Post by: The Hegemo on July 03, 2007, 10:29:46 AM
I haven't had Ben & Jerry's in ages...we used to be able to buy pints of it on our meal cards at St. Lawrence. I vaguely recall really liking some flavor that had chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cookie dough in it. Dunno what it was called or even if it still exists (this was circa 1991).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 03, 2007, 11:30:24 AM
Love Love LOOOOVE Cherry Garcia.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 03, 2007, 11:53:44 AM
I think I've only had Ben & Jerry's ice cream once or twice in my entire life.  So basically I don't have a favorite flavor.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 03, 2007, 03:55:53 PM
Coffee Heath Bar
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Post by: watusi on July 03, 2007, 04:16:49 PM
Chunky Monkey.


The Stephen Colbert flavor was good, but it kept falling off of the right side of the spoon.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: doves on July 03, 2007, 04:28:14 PM
Phish food
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: watusi on July 03, 2007, 04:44:57 PM
Whatever kind my husband tries to hide in the back of the freezer.


ftfy    ;D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 03, 2007, 07:16:07 PM
Have not eaten it since college.  I blame my college-era weight gain on Ben and Jerry's, so now I hate them.  It was the top of the slippery slope. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 03, 2007, 07:48:11 PM
I don't like Ben & Jerry's. I find it to be too rich for my tastes. All that heavy cream, I guess. But there's a reason one of them had a heart attack...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 03, 2007, 09:47:22 PM
No idea...they stopped making the flavor I liked.  And now, if I'm buying a pint, it's going to be Graeters.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 03, 2007, 11:23:10 PM
Ooh! Graeters is really good. I've only had it twice, but it was memorable.

Ben and Jerry's favorite flav is Aztec Harvest, which they don't make any more. It was a coffee flavor and smooth- no chunks of anything. Of what I can get, it's got to be chocolate chip cookie dough.

In the camp kitchen I worked in we had the recipe for it.  It is very rich- lots of cream and condensed milk, but so darn tasty.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 04, 2007, 12:06:31 AM
I get the Lighten Up variety now, which isn't quite as rich. Still yummy, though.

I did a bit of comparison shopping tonight and discovered that they carry different flavors at different stores. Whole Foods has the Colbert one, but Harris Teeter does not.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 04, 2007, 12:18:38 AM
Chunky Monkey... hands down.

I went to the factory in Waterbury-Stowe, Vermont last year.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/ponchothesane/benjer.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/ponchothesane/benjer2.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on July 05, 2007, 01:05:41 PM
Astronaut Twist (w/Tang)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 05, 2007, 03:19:58 PM
Creme Brulee (It's sex on a spoon, people.)
Dublin Mudslide
Mint Chocolate Cookie
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 05, 2007, 08:35:16 PM
(It's sex on a spoon, people.)

That doesn't sound comfortable.
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 06, 2007, 10:52:32 AM
(It's sex on a spoon, people.)

That doesn't sound comfortable.

Depends on the type of spoon and which end of it that's being used.

:ninja: (pretend the ninja didn't say that out loud)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 06, 2007, 09:15:07 PM
The lack of a QOTD is because I haven't been able to access the board in the mornings. Hopefully it will make its return on Monday.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 07, 2007, 02:28:19 AM
(It's sex on a spoon, people.)

That doesn't sound comfortable.

Depends on the type of spoon and which end of it that's being used.

:ninja: (pretend the ninja didn't say that out loud)

TMI
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 09, 2007, 08:58:02 AM
QOTD

What's the largest fireworks display you've seen live?


Riverfest back in the early 90s.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 09, 2007, 09:01:01 AM
Riverfest.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2007, 09:51:00 AM
I remember the WEBN fireworks on Labor Day being pretty impressive one year. The Macy's East River July 4th fireworks are probably bigger, but they're so big that I couldn't see them all at once so I don't think that counts.
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Post by: foolsgold on July 09, 2007, 09:52:39 AM
Riverfest for me too! 

One of the best days of the year too, start to finish.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 09, 2007, 09:55:11 AM
WEBN Riverfest / Epcot

I think the former will always impress me more because it's set up as a 'one-day deal' whereas Epcot's evening extravaganza has all the systems in place to 'simply' do it night after night after night after night

after night

Plus, Riverfest always now represents something more to me & MK than just fireworks.
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Post by: The Hegemo on July 09, 2007, 10:14:05 AM
I haven't been to Riverfest for probably more than 20 years, so I don't really remember how big any of those shows were...

I can see the Red, White & Boom fireworks in downtown Columbus from my balcony. Those are probably the biggest ones I've watched in person (although I suppose you could argue that I've never actually "gone to" RW&B since I don't leave my apartment complex to see it).

I did go to the Canada Day fireworks in Ottawa one year. Those were probably as big or bigger than RW&B/Riverfest, but we had to watch them from way far away and could barely see anything, because we were too late getting to the spot where we'd intended to watch them. We'd (about 10 of us) overloaded and gotten stuck in the elevator at my friend's high-rise on our way to the fireworks and had to wait 45 minutes to be freed. That was joyous...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 09, 2007, 11:19:33 AM
I've probably been to the Riverfest/WEBN fireworks at least 15 times in my life and since I'm literally a matter of feet from the Epcot Illuminations show... I've seen it countless times.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 09, 2007, 12:45:30 PM
Riverfest
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Post by: Atzend on July 09, 2007, 03:07:01 PM
Riverfest
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Post by: va-vacious on July 09, 2007, 08:26:04 PM
Riverfest
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Post by: Jonathan on July 10, 2007, 12:02:34 AM
Whatever's larger, Riverfest or A Capitol Fourth.
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Post by: redbobsled on July 10, 2007, 02:32:27 AM
Riverfest or the Disneyland fireworks.  I'm not sure which are bigger.  Disneyland was much more fun, with a much less icky crowd, though!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 10, 2007, 09:00:58 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite flavor of potato chips?


Sour Cream & Onion
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 10, 2007, 09:03:53 AM
salt and vinegar
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 10, 2007, 09:06:54 AM
Salt and vinegar here too.

I love Cape Cod Salt & Vinegar chips.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 10, 2007, 09:24:32 AM
Salt & vinegar!

Although that could change if I ever get my hands on some Lays Magic Masala chips.
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Post by: Poncho on July 10, 2007, 09:28:15 AM
I have two very specific favorites when it comes to potato chips... neither of which I can get where I live.

Mike-Sells Old Fashioned Originals
Grippos Bar-B-Q

Basically... I look like a freaking refugee whenever I drive to Ohio, as on the return trip home my entire vehicle is loaded down with cans of Skyline and boxes of both of these chips.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 10, 2007, 09:32:50 AM
grippos bbq (here) or humpty dumpty ketchup (new england)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 10, 2007, 09:57:49 AM
Tayto

Beef & Onion: http://www.tayto.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=4

Wuster Sauce: http://www.tayto.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=10

or

Roast Chicken: http://www.tayto.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=8

The only place I know where I can get them is Jungle Jim's. They're in the Irish room.
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Post by: Butter on July 10, 2007, 10:26:40 AM
TANGy Salt & Vinegar
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Post by: vizzah on July 10, 2007, 11:23:40 AM
Mike Sells Kettle Cooked Sweet onion. 
Close seconds: Grippos BBQ are delish, but the chip itself is a little too soft for me.  Also, Coney Island makes a Hot Dog w/Mustard chip that knocks my socks off.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 10, 2007, 11:28:27 AM
Mike Sells Originals and also Salt and Vinegar
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 10, 2007, 08:45:14 PM
Utz Sweet Potato Chips
Middleswarth BBQ
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Post by: va-vacious on July 10, 2007, 10:16:29 PM
Sourcream and onion
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Post by: Jonathan on July 11, 2007, 03:14:27 AM
I love the potato chips here in Australia. My favorite flavor is Thai sweet chili sauce -something that I haven't ever seen available in the States.

Before I left, I was pigging out on the Lays Hot & Spicy Barbecue chips. They were indeed hot and spicy.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 11, 2007, 08:39:20 AM
QOTD

As a child, was any of your art work displayed by your parents?


My mom framed a charcoal picture I drew when I was about 12 that is still hanging on the wall of the sun porch. I never had anything displayed on the refrigerator, though.
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Post by: vizzah on July 11, 2007, 08:41:12 AM
always.  and my mom still has every last thing i made, all the way up to the paintings i did in high school.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 11, 2007, 08:46:02 AM
I don't remeber any displays of my art work. My older brother was the artist in the family so he had some stuff on display.
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Post by: Poncho on July 11, 2007, 08:51:31 AM
My mom was big on the "hang it on the fridge" thing.  She also threw thousands of pieces my "art" and school stuff in tub and kept it.  A few years back she pulled it out, kept a couple of small things and gave me the tub.  I scanned some of the funnier stuff, kept a few things and tossed the rest.

My brother and I both wound up doing the same project in woodshop.  A candleholder wall sconce thing.  She has both of them hanging in her computer room.  Unfortunately, you see that one of the two brothers was pretty good in woodshop... but one of them wasn't so hot... at least on that particular project.  My brother's looks like she bought it at the store, mine looks like she paid a homeless man a quarter to go away and he threw it at her.  Yet, year after year after year... they both hang on the wall.  I suppose that's payback for all the report cards of mine she proudly hung on the fridge, while his got quietly tucked away.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 11, 2007, 09:26:05 AM
Yes, my Mom has kept all the drawings that both me and my brother created as kids. She still has several of the charcoals I did in high school, as well as some of my brother's colored pencil works, framed and hanging in the house.

My brother was a much better artist than I was, although when we were young we both won lots of drawing/art contests.
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Post by: Dan on July 11, 2007, 09:38:15 AM
Not really as a child. They framed a pencil drawing I did in Art I in 12th Grade and it's still hanging by the kitchen table. It's actually pretty good (if I do say so myself) but I just see all the mistakes I made.
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Post by: rva on July 11, 2007, 02:16:46 PM
Nope.  I was never into art or drawing as a kid, so I can't even think of what they would have to display. 

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Post by: Atzend on July 11, 2007, 02:25:47 PM
They didn't really keep any art work on the fridge, but they did homework.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 11, 2007, 08:28:43 PM
QOTD

As a child, was any of your art work displayed by your parents?


My mom framed a charcoal picture I drew when I was about 12 that is still hanging on the wall of the sun porch. I never had anything displayed on the refrigerator, though.

Don't forget that she had the oil painting you did got hung on the wall, too! She framed the first picture I ever drew with pastels- a mouse sitting on an apple.  She hung it in my bedroom and it's still there. She also has a watercolor I did hanging over the windows in her office.

The fridge was used for comic strips and summer job charts (which were never finished).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 11, 2007, 09:02:05 PM
When I was at camp, I painted what was obstensibly a racing scene from Days of Thunder for my Dad as a Fathers' Day present. He framed it and still has it in his office.

The sad part is, I'm shit at art.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 11, 2007, 09:46:13 PM
Yes, in the kitchen, covering both the doors to the basement and garage and occasionally on the fridge.  At Christmas, seasonal art was displayed all over the inside of the front door in the foyer. 
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Post by: Content Chick on July 11, 2007, 10:43:06 PM
No artwork on the fridge but my parents do have a sculpture of a shoe that I made in high school on their mantel to this day. They're looking at condos so I guess they'll be throwing that out soon when they "downsize." This condo thing has me freaked out because I'm starting to see my parents as being old for the first time so thanks for bringing that up. Geesh.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 12, 2007, 12:47:35 AM
My parents got a condo. Now my dad has coffee and doughnuts every Tuesday and Thursday mornings with a bunch of guys who talk about what sort of medications their doctors have put them on now.

It'll be alright.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 12, 2007, 08:24:14 AM
QOTD

How's the picture in your primary photo ID?


My driver's license photo had been fine until I got it renewed this week. The picture is larger, so the half asleep look is even more noticeable. And I have this one for 8 years - Argh!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 12, 2007, 08:34:05 AM
It's actually pretty good. I'm dreading getting it redone next year when my license expires.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 12, 2007, 08:35:25 AM
a lot of people tell me mine is "cute," which is funny - considering I wasn't what you'd call "sober" when the picture was taken.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 12, 2007, 09:07:16 AM
Not so good. I'd walked all the way to the license bureau and I've got the sweaty, red face and wind-blown hair photo to prove it.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 12, 2007, 09:11:12 AM
Mine is good.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 12, 2007, 09:18:55 AM
I should scan mine. It was taken the morning of my 40th birthday and I looked fabulous. I have no idea why because I was pretty bummed out at turning 40.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2007, 09:36:17 AM
It's a certifiable "meh." Not good or bad. Just meh.

My passport, however, is quite fabulous. I don't know how that happened. In fact, I often wonder how I can get back to being that person.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 12, 2007, 09:46:05 AM
I look like my dad. Plus, it appears the DMV person taking the picture had the zoom lens on, so my forehead is even more noticeable than usual.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 12, 2007, 10:44:31 AM
It's better than my last one, but far from the best I've had (my Ontario license from 1997 was the best).

My current passport pic is atrocious, and that sucker doesn't expire until 2013 :(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 12, 2007, 10:45:55 AM
My DL is awful. I think it expires this year though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 12, 2007, 12:09:06 PM
I took my own passport photo, so I took it 20 times until I found one that I really liked.

I look a little angry in my DL photo.  My hair is a little too short and I was in a hurry to leave on vacation, so.. I look mean.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 12, 2007, 01:00:13 PM
yeah, my passport pics are pretty bad, but I'll be getting a new one next year anyway after I change my name.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 12, 2007, 04:45:41 PM
Terrible.  As is my passport photo, but I think my DL photo is worse.  I get a new one next year though, so maybe there will be some improvement.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 13, 2007, 08:52:01 AM
QOTD

Have you ever appeared on the local news?


In high school they reported on a lunch for students that I attended. There was a lovely shot of me drinking iced tea.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 13, 2007, 09:08:21 AM
I appeared in a segment when WHIO covered the release of Bruce Springsteen's Box Set in (I think) 1986. They came to the record store and interviewed everyone, much to the dismay of the owners. They wanted me to stay out of sight because I looked a wreck - it was my birthday, and I'd spent the night before at a Robyn Hitchcock concert and aftershow party. Plus I was wearing a t-shirt that said "It's too late, I've come to turn you on."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 13, 2007, 09:09:35 AM
When I was in grad school, I got stopped in the mall by CKCO TV doing one of those "man in the street" interviews about a current news story. Even though the story was about something I have a lot of knowledge about and interest in, I was horribly sick at the time and couldn't think straight and basically sounded like an idiot.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 13, 2007, 09:29:41 AM
I got my picture in the paper when I was a senior in high school. I was mayor for a day in a program that had students shadowing city council members and holding a mock city council meeting.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 13, 2007, 09:36:29 AM
In 7th grade I was on the cover of the Middletown Journal looking at piranhas through the back of a fishtank.

Sometime around 1995 or so I was on WCPO (or was it WKRC???) for some event they had at Tri-County Mall... they had a bunch of booths set up and you could do a fake sportscast on a greenscreen.  I did mine, the reporter said she loved my facial expressions... would I do another take for the camera?  They showed that on the news... both me being filmed and a blurb of the end result with me superimposed onto their news set.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 13, 2007, 10:00:30 AM
When Star Wars Episode one was released, I was one of the dorks that Channel 7 interviewed after the midnight show.  But, I was mostly talking filthy about Ewan's light saber, so they didn't air it again later in the day's broadcasts.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 13, 2007, 10:26:58 AM
I was filmed by Southern TV for taking part in a Conkers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conkers) championship when I was a Boy Scout.

I kept my conkers extra warm for well over a week before tying them to s string and bashing them against a fellow boy scout's conkers.

Oh yes, the word "conkers" is funny.

As is doubtless the idea of me being a boy scout.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 13, 2007, 11:16:23 AM
I was on the news while strapped to a backboard in the water at the Beach.  Trust me, it's not a spinal injury that would have done me in...the water was freezing cold and I was in there for about 3 hours. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 13, 2007, 11:18:31 AM
yeah, two or three times.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 13, 2007, 12:47:29 PM
not that i know of. :(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 13, 2007, 02:50:37 PM
my kindergarten class was on the news once, I forget why though.

I've been filmed a couple times for work events, but I think maybe the events were so boring and un-newsworthy that they didn't make it to TV.  I've been interviewed on the radio and in the newspaper though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on July 13, 2007, 03:15:13 PM
I've been on the local news and in the paper several times.  I was in our towns local paper for some school events and then the Enquirer after being asked a survey question about the Timothy Thomas debacle.

I was on Dayton Local News for a segment featuring the performers at the Renaissance Festival. 
Then on the Cincinnati local news after being asked to comment on something while walking down the street (can't remember what) and the last time which was when my apartment burnt down.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 13, 2007, 05:45:35 PM
There was a five minute segment on WRAL in Raleigh where I did a walking tour of the town I was the cultural resources specialist.  It was shown on the morning news two or three times.  They later interviewed me when the Art-O-Mat opened at the arts center.

When I was in jr. high I went to the legislature for a "Ring the Bell for Education" concert (Eddie Rabbit was the main attraction) and was interviewed about that.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 15, 2007, 06:47:21 AM
When I was in the 5th grade, Channel 5 had a crew at the planetarium at the same time my class was there on a field trip.

They spelled my name wrong on the graphic.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 16, 2007, 08:39:21 AM
QOTD

What's the highest elevation you've ever been to?


In the US, it's Clingman's Dome - the highest point in Tennessee. In the world, it's somewhere on Mt. Elbrus - we took the cable car up to one of the viewstations, but I don't remember which one. I just know there was snow in July.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 16, 2007, 08:47:52 AM
I think the CN tower (can't remember the name) in Toronto?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 16, 2007, 10:23:30 AM
On land... I've been to the tops of Mount Mitchell in NC (6,684ft) and Clingman's Dome (6,643ft)... both of which you basically drive up and hike a nice path the last little bit, but are the highest points along the East Coast.

I've been all over in the Rockies, driving and hiking... most areas having a mean elevation as high or higher than those two places (6,000 to 8,000ft)... and somewhere have pictures of me standing at the Continental Divide marker in Yellowstone (7,988ft), Logan Pass, Montana (6,646ft) and most impressively at Monarch Pass, Colorado (11,312ft).

Since I have no confirmation of ever having been anywhere higher, I will call 11,312 feet above sea level the highest I've ever been on land.

On a man-made structure... the CN Tower is also mine.  I went to what is called "The World's Highest Observation Deck" (147 storeys... 1,465ft). 


ETA:
For some reason, I have those pictures here at work... here you go:  (Them's me feets!)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/ponchothesane/air.jpg)
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/ponchothesane/air2.jpg)

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 16, 2007, 10:45:42 AM
No bloody idea. Although I suspect it's Denver (5,280 ft).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2007, 11:21:42 AM
On land, I've been skiing at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, so I'm thinking that has to be the highest. I could look up the height, but I'm lazy. I think their highest chair lift goes close to 14K ft? I'm not really sure, but it's waaaay above the tree line, which I always loved.

In a structure, it's the observation deck of the Empire State Building, the old World Trade Center, or Sears Tower - whichever is higher.



Eta: If Pike's Peak is 14K, then A=Base must be around 12K. Still pretty high.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on July 16, 2007, 11:27:52 AM
Let's see... an airplane I was on once climbed to 40,000 feet or so.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 16, 2007, 11:28:03 AM
14,110 ft---top of Pikes Peak
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 16, 2007, 11:35:04 AM
Let's see... an airplane I was on once climbed to 40,000 feet or so.

Hmmmm ... I thought for sure your answer was going to be the Great Tower of Tang.  ???
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on July 16, 2007, 11:39:59 AM
Hmmmm ... I thought for sure your answer was going to be the Great Tower of Tang.  ???


Hahahaha.... no.

I WAS on my way to the Toe Sock & Tang Convention of '02 in Albania, though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 16, 2007, 06:26:41 PM
On land, either the Continental Divide (in various locations), Mt. Lassen (in Northern CA), or somewhere in Santa Fe.  I'm not sure which is highest, and right now I am too lazy to research. 

Building wise, I guess it would be the Sears Tower. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 17, 2007, 09:28:38 AM
QOTD

What are your most comfortable shoes?


Any of my four pairs of Birkenstocks (acquired over the last 16 years).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 17, 2007, 09:30:49 AM
I have flat feet, so none of my shoes are really "comfortable".
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 17, 2007, 11:28:57 AM
the ones I'm wearing
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 17, 2007, 11:45:28 AM
I have a great pair of DM Oxfords that I bought in about 1994 that I love.  They still look pretty snappy, too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2007, 01:09:24 PM
Some random pair of casuals that i bought in 2003 for about $40 from DSW. I think they are GBX's.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 17, 2007, 01:11:56 PM
I prefer bare feet, but I suppose my asics are the most comfortable I wear on a normal basis.  For casual/work stuff, my Grasshoppers I'm wearing right now.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 17, 2007, 01:51:51 PM
I've got a lot of comfy shoes.  Working in a library, no one really cares about my feet, so....

Right now I'm wearing one of my 3 pairs of Earth shoes.  Those are awesome.  Those are the ones that force you to stand so your heel is lower than the rest of your foot.  It's good for your back, but many people cannot get used to them.  I also have 4 pairs of Dansko - 2 clogs, 2 Mary Janes that are super comfy.  For walking, I have a pair of Nautica with ventilated soles.  Those are great for Disneyland.  Get them wet and keep on going!  I also have way too many pairs of Birkenstocks, but I wore those more in Santa Cruz, which is much more Birkenstock-friendly than LA.

I really don't even wear my non-comfy shoes anymore.  For instance, I have this beautiful pair of Kate Spade heels which I have worn once, inside, for one hour.  They live in their box and sometimes I look at them, but then I remember how much pain they caused and put them away.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 17, 2007, 02:21:50 PM
my flip flops.  I wish I could wear them to work.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 17, 2007, 03:03:45 PM
Earth shoes = AWESOME. Ugliest but most under-rated uniform shoes ever.

My most comfortable pair is a pair of old brown sandals, they need to be replaced but I haven't been able to find anything I like even remotely so they stay in rotation.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 17, 2007, 04:16:01 PM
I have two pairs of Chucks that are equally broken in and comfy - too bad they squeak, though. 
One black, for leisure - and one white pair, to wear to work with the scrubs.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 17, 2007, 05:08:38 PM
I have flat feet, so none of my shoes are really "comfortable".

My husband has flat feet as well. He lives in Chucks because there is no arch support to support an arch that doesn't exist. HE IS NOT A HIPSTER, DAMMIT.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2007, 05:56:18 PM
You're implying there's something wrong with being married to a hipster.
:p
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 17, 2007, 07:42:50 PM
I have flat feet, so none of my shoes are really "comfortable".

My husband has flat feet as well. He lives in Chucks because there is no arch support to support an arch that doesn't exist. HE IS NOT A HIPSTER, DAMMIT.



That's kinda why I wear my flip-flops a lot. Or as they're called here, "thongs." Seriously. I have to supress a laugh every time my father-in-law talks about wearing his thongs.

The good news is that EVERYBODY wears them to pretty much any occasion, so it's not like I stand out if I go to a reasonably nice restaurant wearing flip-flops...err, thongs.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 17, 2007, 08:51:13 PM
I vaguely remember calling them thongs in the 70s, before I knew about the other kind.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 17, 2007, 09:21:20 PM
It's a toss-up between my Danskos or my new birks. And my 12 year old loafers- perfectly broken in.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 18, 2007, 08:49:18 AM
Monday: Leadville, Colorado (10,430 ft) and Mount Titlis Switzerland (10000 ft).

Yesterday: I have several pair of Clark's shoes and sandals, and they are soooooooooo comfy.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 18, 2007, 09:15:05 AM
QOTD

When is the last time you went to the mall?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 18, 2007, 09:25:58 AM
I try to avoid them at all costs, but was at one this past Saturday.  I think before that it may have been 6 months.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 18, 2007, 09:31:56 AM
It's a pretty rare occasion.  But, I think I went just after our honeymoon to look for a cocktail dress for a wedding.  NEVER between Thanksgiving and New Years, though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 18, 2007, 09:33:00 AM
No idea. March, maybe?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 18, 2007, 09:45:01 AM
We went last Saturday. We got Gary a new work outfit.

We usually go all the time in the winter. We are winter mall walkers.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 18, 2007, 09:46:31 AM
Monday.

We'll be going again tomorrow night, as Thursday is late-night trading in Perth and we need to buy some cookware that's on sale.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 18, 2007, 09:58:14 AM
It will probably be tomorrow, hittin' Sephora for a small shopping spree. Before that...um, sometime before Christmas I think.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2007, 10:17:12 AM
December '06
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 18, 2007, 10:25:10 AM
Last night, at the ManChild's request, to help him pick out two new suits. Then we hit Suncoast so he could pick up X-Men III.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on July 18, 2007, 10:33:41 AM
I think it was May - my best friend was in town & we went to Sephora.  I bet I only go to the mall 3X a year if at all possible.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 18, 2007, 12:01:32 PM
Saturday when I went to Dillards, but I actually only was in Dillards (used their outside entrance) and never went into the mall. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 18, 2007, 12:24:41 PM
If we're talking enclosed malls, it's probably been several months.  I have been to the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena which is an outdoor mall sometime in the past month, though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 18, 2007, 01:14:19 PM
I hate malls
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 18, 2007, 02:33:24 PM
At the end of May, to get something to wear for my engagement pictures.  I got me some new shorts and teeshirts for that occasion.  I'm real fancy.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 18, 2007, 08:33:30 PM
I went into Hudson-Belk on Sunday, but not into the mall itself. The last time was probably in May.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 18, 2007, 08:54:39 PM
If we're talking traditional mall, then it was in April or May.  Otherwise, last night I was at one of those outdoor malls.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 19, 2007, 09:02:13 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite cracker?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 19, 2007, 09:05:11 AM
Wheat thins
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 19, 2007, 09:08:55 AM
Ryvita
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 19, 2007, 09:28:58 AM
Wheat thins
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 19, 2007, 09:29:57 AM
I could eat crackers all day long, so this is a tough one.  I'll just have to name the top 3 contenders:
Sesame Toasteds
Veggie Toasted Wheat Thins
and really, any whole wheat or bran crackers.  i less than three fiber.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on July 19, 2007, 10:09:08 AM
Al Gore
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 19, 2007, 10:24:33 AM
Kid Rock?

I prefer a simple oyster cracker... like sitting at Skyline, eating oyster crackers with tabasco on them.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 19, 2007, 11:41:19 AM
the band
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 19, 2007, 12:08:14 PM
I think I'm going to go with oyster crackers, too...because eating them usually means I'm eating Skyline at the same time.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2007, 01:09:10 PM
the band
Yeah, the David Lowery types....
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 19, 2007, 02:31:35 PM
the snack that smiles back
goldfish
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 19, 2007, 06:07:16 PM
triscut
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on July 19, 2007, 07:25:10 PM
LIVING CRACKER!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Salad Days on July 19, 2007, 08:07:05 PM
probably triscuits

...surprised nobody has picked cheez its
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 19, 2007, 09:34:48 PM
oyster crackers or saltines
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 19, 2007, 09:46:47 PM
probably triscuits

...surprised nobody has picked cheez its

Because they taste like ass?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2007, 11:30:43 PM
Which makes me wonder... how do you know what ass tastes like? Hmmmm??
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 20, 2007, 03:11:05 AM
I doubt wine aficionados go around munching on freshly mown hay, but they still use it to describe wine.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on July 20, 2007, 07:28:35 AM
Which makes me wonder... how do you know what ass tastes like? Hmmmm??

Now that he's married, I wouldn't doubt at all that he has had a little taste of ass.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 20, 2007, 08:53:21 AM
QOTD

Did you have imaginary friends when you were growing up?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 20, 2007, 09:05:24 AM
Hell yes!  Harold, my regular imaginary friend, and Ralph - the guy my dad said lived uner elevators that I was supposed to be afraid of.  But it's cool, we were buddies.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 20, 2007, 09:08:23 AM
No imaginary friend for me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 20, 2007, 09:30:58 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 20, 2007, 10:26:13 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 20, 2007, 10:30:17 AM
No.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on July 20, 2007, 10:34:12 AM
Never had an imaginary friend.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on July 20, 2007, 10:35:17 AM
nope. With 3 brothers I had no time for imaginary friends............
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2007, 12:38:41 PM
No. I'm so socially awkward that I couldn't even get a fake person to be friends with me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on July 20, 2007, 12:43:21 PM
Not me either.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 20, 2007, 02:20:41 PM
Does Jesus count?

Isn't he everybody's imaginary friend?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 20, 2007, 03:30:59 PM
I tried, since a certain sister had an imaginary friend, but it just didn't happen for me. Reality was better.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 20, 2007, 07:13:09 PM
Yes, I did. But why limit myself to a friend? I had an entire imaginary family - the Doobies. (I think a certain band subconsciously made an impact on me when I was four. I'm not sure how, as my parents didn't listen to them, but then again I picked up the lyrics for Rhinestone Cowboy about then, too, so whatever radio station they were listening to was making an impact.)

We'd get calendars each year from McDonalds and I'd write their birthdays on it just like mom did with our family members' on her calendar. Because I wanted the dates to be memorable, I went events printed on the calendar. I was a bit confused when some of them changed months from one year to the next - I had selected Jewish Holidays in addition to an equinox or two.

The family composition was influenced by the Timbertoes from Highlights magazine - mom, dad, brother, and sister. With the closest other child over a mile away, other than the one in the crib, and preschool only being on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I had to occupy my time somehow. :D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 21, 2007, 01:30:13 AM
The Doobies?

No, I'm not going to make fun. At this time, anyway.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 22, 2007, 10:49:40 AM
The family composition was influenced by the Timbertoes from Highlights magazine [...] .

[threadjack]My first job out of college was as an editor for Highlights, the editorial offices of which are about a half-hour from where I grew up. Having been an avid reader of such a wholesome mag as a kid, it was more than a little odd as an adult to find myself drinking to excess on a weekly basis with the guy who wrote the Timbertoes.[/threadjack] :angel:
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 22, 2007, 02:57:03 PM
[threadjack]My first job out of college was as an editor for Highlights, the editorial offices of which are about a half-hour from where I grew up. Having been an avid reader of such a wholesome mag as a kid, it was more than a little odd as an adult to find myself drinking to excess on a weekly basis with the guy who wrote the Timbertoes.[/threadjack]

That is AWESOME! I think it would be cool to have a job like that, at least for awhile.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 22, 2007, 08:06:06 PM
Which reminds me of another one of those "cultural references I made knowing full well Kelly wouldn't get it" - when we were in IKEA the other day, I made a "Goofus and Gallant" comment. I then had to spend three additional minutes explaining who Goofus and Gallant were. Not worth the effort.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 23, 2007, 01:56:57 AM
QOTD

If you were compiling an updated list of the Seven Wonders of the World, what would you include?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 23, 2007, 09:06:10 AM
Natural or man-made?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 23, 2007, 09:39:33 AM
Either

And you don't have to list all 7 - just ones you think should be included
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 23, 2007, 10:10:06 AM
Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef
Victoria Falls
Niagra Falls
Stone Henge

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 23, 2007, 11:24:08 AM
My wife
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2007, 02:32:33 PM
That cave in Borneo which is the world's largest, houses 3 million+ bats, and has a 100 meter high pile of guano. I think I'm actually nominating the pile of shit.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 23, 2007, 03:09:06 PM
Which reminds me of another one of those "cultural references I made knowing full well Kelly wouldn't get it" - when we were in IKEA the other day, I made a "Goofus and Gallant" comment. I then had to spend three additional minutes explaining who Goofus and Gallant were. Not worth the effort.

I don't know of them either.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 23, 2007, 03:26:27 PM
Goofus and Gallant were the cartoon kids in Highlights (which I only ever saw at the doctor's office).

They presented a "conscience" choice scenerio and the two boys acted very differently... Goofus did it "wrong" and "selfish" while Gallant did it "right" and "upstanding".

I had totally forgotten them, as I really didn't enjoy Highlights (which is apparently the opinion of a mad heretic according to a couple of my friends) and only read it because they never had anything else for kids in waiting rooms.  (My brother and I were VERY active boys and spent a lot of time getting stitches and the like)  In fact, I would go so far as to say I hated Highlights.

Flash forward to the late 80's and there was some folk band that my friend Aimee loved who sang a song with a chorus that said "I'm Goofus, you're Gallant... but it's oh-oh-oh-oh-kay-ee-ay" that she played all the time.  I have it on a tape somewhere.  Something makes me think it was Blackgirls... but that could be entirely wrong.  I couldn't figure out why Goofus and Gallant sounded familiar until Aimee whipped out her massive collection of Highlights magazines.  I miss her.  I haven't seen her in like 15 years... we always looked so funny together, as she was like 4'8" and maybe 75lbs or so.  We look ridiculous together... me being a foot and a half taller than her... even though I probably only weighed about 160lbs myself in those days.


Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 23, 2007, 08:01:14 PM
I had totally forgotten them, as I really didn't enjoy Highlights (which is apparently the opinion of a mad heretic according to a couple of my friends) and only read it because they never had anything else for kids in waiting rooms.  (My brother and I were VERY active boys and spent a lot of time getting stitches and the like)  In fact, I would go so far as to say I hated Highlights.

In my family, we called the magazine "Highlights for Low Lifes"
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Salad Days on July 23, 2007, 08:07:47 PM
Either

And you don't have to list all 7 - just ones you think should be included

the chicken from Ron's Roost
(http://chrisglass.com/journal/images/2006/0319-rons-roost.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 24, 2007, 08:15:07 AM
I wandered around the question... yet never answered it.

I think I'm going for the Blue Ball.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 24, 2007, 08:38:32 AM
QOTD

Did you have a collection of action figures as a kid, and if so, what kind?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 24, 2007, 08:40:40 AM
The California Raisins. (I believe I got them from Hardee's kid's meals.)

(http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Horizon/9107/theguys.JPG)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 24, 2007, 08:45:43 AM
Star wars, we had damn near the whole set.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 24, 2007, 09:19:33 AM
Oh... I had plenty of Star Wars guys (ThePsychicWhatever and I lived by this kid Brian that had TONS of them) and a lot of Transformers and the 12" WWF guys.

Probably about 50 Star Wars guys, maybe 50 Transformers and a couple dozen of the WWF guys:

Iron Sheik
Andre the Giant
Hulk Hogan
Junkyard Dog
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Randy MACHO MAN Savage
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Hillbilly Jim
Big John Stud
Brutus Beefcake
Nikoli Volcoff
Tito Santana
King Kong Bundy
Honky Tonk Man
Kamala
Jesse "The Body" Ventura
George "The Animal" Steele

Those are the ones I know we had... I know there were more.


ETA:

http://www.k-e-n.com/wwf.html

This guy is selling them.  I'd guess my brother and I had about 80% of those.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 24, 2007, 09:38:25 AM
I still have my collection of Strawberry Shortcake figurines (I got rid of all the dolls at some point) and after 20 years in my parent's somewhat musty basement, they still smell fruity. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 24, 2007, 10:13:18 AM
I had the Raisins, Star Wars and WWF figures. Plus He-Man figures and G.I. Joes.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 24, 2007, 12:01:25 PM
Goofus and Gallant were the cartoon kids in Highlights (which I only ever saw at the doctor's office).

They presented a "conscience" choice scenerio and the two boys acted very differently... Goofus did it "wrong" and "selfish" while Gallant did it "right" and "upstanding".

Little-known Highlights lore ... the magazine was founded by the Brown family. Goofus was based on the one Brown son, who went on to be managing editor and was based out of the offices where I worked (which are beautifully renovated Victorian homes); Gallant was based on the other Brown son, who was based out of the business office in Columbus, OH. Take it from someone who experienced it first-hand ... it was an accurate character assessment.

Anyway, back to the QotD!  :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 24, 2007, 12:06:44 PM
QOTD

Did you have a collection of action figures as a kid, and if so, what kind?

Evel Knievel (and his cycle, motorhome, cycle launcher, etc.)
KISS
Smurfs (and the Smurf treehouse)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on July 24, 2007, 12:16:44 PM
X-men
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 24, 2007, 01:46:16 PM
Anyone else have the Fisher Price Adventure People?

(http://i5.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/aa/eb/29d8_12.JPG)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2007, 02:02:07 PM
Not really. I'm sure I had a few but I can't remember any off the top of my head. My family did go to a Cleveland Indians game where they gave away little action figures of Brook Jacoby, and maybe Corey Snider and Joe Carter as well. I know I had at least three Jacobys that sat on my window sill for YEARS, but for some reason that's all I can think of re: action figures.

Oh, and I had tons of Legos, and those came with little people. But I don't think that counts.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on July 24, 2007, 02:39:52 PM
I had a few action figures when I was kid. Mostly He-Man and Star Wars.  I also had Transformers and Go Bots. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 24, 2007, 08:38:56 PM
Of course I had tons of Barbies, but I also had She-ra and Jem & The holograms (and the Misfits, too, of course). 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 24, 2007, 08:41:51 PM
Ours weren't particular action orientented. We probably had the most of Fischer Price Little People:
(http://www.thisoldtoy.com/fisher-price/dept-7-playsets/a-original-lp/1-pics/animals-people/gvb.jpg)
followed by my favorite Richard Scarry's Puzzletown characters:
(http://www.thisoldtoy.com/FPPeople/puzzletown-people.jpg)
and my other favorites were the Weeble Wobbles.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on July 24, 2007, 09:42:16 PM
I had My Little Ponies!!!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 24, 2007, 09:55:01 PM
See Ella's answer.

We managed to melt half of Mr. Hooper's head (Fisher Price Sesame Street), so I thought he had some mental problems!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 24, 2007, 10:25:20 PM
Dirty little secret...he did have some mental problems.  :o

How did you melt off half his head? A tragic E-Z-Bake Oven accident? Those 40-watt light bulbs can be powerful!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 24, 2007, 10:46:14 PM
No E-Z Bake oven for us. Try a baseboard heater after a week. Oops!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 24, 2007, 10:46:52 PM
That'd do the trick!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 25, 2007, 06:52:44 AM
I remember wanting a Barbie when I was young but my mom thought it inappropriate for a young child to have a doll with boobs so she got me a "Tutti" doll. This was supposedly Barbie's youngest sister or cousin or some shit. The internet is letting me down and I cannot find a picture but it was one of those rubber dolls with wire inside so you could pose the arms and legs. Such an obscure doll had no outfits you could find and her hair was done in a topknot that was actually bald underneath with just the outer fringe when you removed the rubber band. The wires inside worked their way out so Trutti ended up in a constant crucifixion pose. Mom could see what a disappointment this doll was and eventually broke down and got me a Barbie.

As far as action figures go, I would often use my brother's Johnny West figurines. They were cool because they had horses and stuff.

(http://www.users.vance.net/grayarea/marx/jw1441johnny.jpg)



Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 25, 2007, 08:30:42 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite kind of pudding?


Chocolate, of course
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 25, 2007, 08:31:21 AM
Pistachio
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 25, 2007, 08:32:50 AM
So... I remember my folks giving my brother the weirdest looks when he asked them for a Barbie.  Turns out he just wanted her to cook and clean for Mr. T and Indiana Jones.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 25, 2007, 08:34:12 AM
CC, I'm glad you mentioned the West family because those are the dolls I played with too (until I managed to get some of my sister's Barbies). I had Johnny and Jane, the sheriff, an indian (Geronimo, I think) and there was a guy all in black - can't remember his name. Something like Sam Snide?

I was TOTALLY into horses as a kid, and this playset was like the holy grail to me. I loved all the little plastic pieces that resembled leather like the vests and saddle bags.

They were great toys, weren't they?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 25, 2007, 08:36:47 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite kind of pudding?

rice
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 25, 2007, 08:52:16 AM
Rice pudding. I like to drown it in milk.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 25, 2007, 08:58:27 AM
CC, I'm glad you mentioned the West family because those are the dolls I played with too (until I managed to get some of my sister's Barbies). I had Johnny and Jane, the sheriff, an indian (Geronimo, I think) and there was a guy all in black - can't remember his name. Something like Sam Snide?

I was TOTALLY into horses as a kid, and this playset was like the holy grail to me. I loved all the little plastic pieces that resembled leather like the vests and saddle bags.

They were great toys, weren't they?

We had Johnny, the Indian with the mohawk, three horses (Barbie had to have one too!) and the covered wagon. They were probably my favorite toys even though they were my brother's.


Pudding. I like Tapioca. I like they way they squish. And Krogers had a great sale on little tubs of them last week so I stocked up.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 25, 2007, 09:13:28 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite kind of pudding?


Chocolate, of course

What she said.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 25, 2007, 09:13:59 AM
chocolate bread pudding.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 25, 2007, 09:36:01 AM
Chocolate
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on July 25, 2007, 09:57:24 AM
CC, I'm glad you mentioned the West family because those are the dolls I played with too (until I managed to get some of my sister's Barbies). I had Johnny and Jane, the sheriff, an indian (Geronimo, I think) and there was a guy all in black - can't remember his name. Something like Sam Snide?

I was TOTALLY into horses as a kid, and this playset was like the holy grail to me. I loved all the little plastic pieces that resembled leather like the vests and saddle bags.

They were great toys, weren't they?
My brothers and I had these "guys" as well (we definitely didn't call them dolls!!). We had Johnny, Geronimo and and also the guy in all black that you mention. He however died in a tragic oven accident - somehow when playing one of us placed him in the oven and forgot about him. A day or two later our Mom turned on the oven to preheat it and in a little while the house was full of the smell of melting plastic. Not good.

I really wish I still had these action figures. My son would have loved to play with them. We also had a couple of knights that came with complete body armor, weapons and horses - very cool.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 25, 2007, 10:17:44 AM
Tapioca
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on July 25, 2007, 11:03:58 AM
Pudding, and pudding skin, is one of the things I miss most about being lactose intolerant.  Making it with soy milk just doesn't work out that well.

But, the missus, does make rice pudding using coconut milk that is out of this world.  Man, I can pack that stuff away.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 25, 2007, 11:23:07 AM
CC, I'm glad you mentioned the West family because those are the dolls I played with too (until I managed to get some of my sister's Barbies). I had Johnny and Jane, the sheriff, an indian (Geronimo, I think) and there was a guy all in black - can't remember his name. Something like Sam Snide?

I was TOTALLY into horses as a kid, and this playset was like the holy grail to me. I loved all the little plastic pieces that resembled leather like the vests and saddle bags.

They were great toys, weren't they?
My brothers and I had these "guys" as well (we definitely didn't call them dolls!!). We had Johnny, Geronimo and and also the guy in all black that you mention. He however died in a tragic oven accident - somehow when playing one of us placed him in the oven and forgot about him. A day or two later our Mom turned on the oven to preheat it and in a little while the house was full of the smell of melting plastic. Not good.

I really wish I still had these action figures. My son would have loved to play with them. We also had a couple of knights that came with complete body armor, weapons and horses - very cool.

I found this website (http://www.geocities.com/Area51/1799/JohnnyWest.htm) which shows the characters, and it has jogged my memory that I also had the General Custer. I wish I still had mine too, but my little brother chewed up most of the plastic accessories and some of the dolls lost hands and arms.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on July 25, 2007, 11:32:15 AM
Corn.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on July 25, 2007, 01:22:53 PM
Quote from: vizzah
chocolate bread pudding

Tell me more.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 25, 2007, 03:25:59 PM
Yesterday:  My brother had the star wars figures, but I never really collected anything like that.
Today:  Chocolate or better yet chocolate fudge
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on July 25, 2007, 04:01:26 PM
CC, I'm glad you mentioned the West family because those are the dolls I played with too (until I managed to get some of my sister's Barbies). I had Johnny and Jane, the sheriff, an indian (Geronimo, I think) and there was a guy all in black - can't remember his name. Something like Sam Snide?

I was TOTALLY into horses as a kid, and this playset was like the holy grail to me. I loved all the little plastic pieces that resembled leather like the vests and saddle bags.

They were great toys, weren't they?
My brothers and I had these "guys" as well (we definitely didn't call them dolls!!). We had Johnny, Geronimo and and also the guy in all black that you mention. He however died in a tragic oven accident - somehow when playing one of us placed him in the oven and forgot about him. A day or two later our Mom turned on the oven to preheat it and in a little while the house was full of the smell of melting plastic. Not good.

I really wish I still had these action figures. My son would have loved to play with them. We also had a couple of knights that came with complete body armor, weapons and horses - very cool.

I found this website (http://www.geocities.com/Area51/1799/JohnnyWest.htm) which shows the characters, and it has jogged my memory that I also had the General Custer. I wish I still had mine too, but my little brother chewed up most of the plastic accessories and some of the dolls lost hands and arms.
Yup, that's them! We had Johnny, Jamie and Jay West, Geromimo, Chief Cherokee, Sam Cobra, and Custer. Once we got too old to play with them we took them down by the river, shot them with a .410 shotgun and threw them in the water. My last memory of them is watching them float away........

Oh yeah, I like lemon pudding.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 25, 2007, 06:31:38 PM
Either corn pudding or bananna pudding with Nilla wafers.

And chocolate pudding at Ella's house. :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 26, 2007, 09:45:07 AM
QOTD

Window or aisle seat?


I'll take a window.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 26, 2007, 10:02:23 AM
Due to my height... I prefer the aisle.  My long legs will poke out into the aisle when it isn't being used and should I need to stand up... I mostly can, instead of being bent over at the waist until I get out from under the overhead storage.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 26, 2007, 10:11:46 AM
Window. I like to lean my head on it.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 26, 2007, 10:13:07 AM
Window
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 26, 2007, 10:23:44 AM
Aisle. It just feels like I have more room that way.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2007, 10:44:57 AM
On a plane... definitely window. I tend to fall asleep and like to be able to lean on the wall.
On a train... I don't so much care. There's usually plenty of room no matter where you are, so it's all good.
On a bus... aisle probably because there's more space. Buses are so cramped.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2007, 11:12:22 AM
Quote


Window or aisle?



Window or you'll what?*

*A joke that probably only Rafe and my darling wife will get.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 26, 2007, 11:44:40 AM
Window
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 26, 2007, 11:55:08 AM
Most always window, though I'll sometimes pick the aisle seat on the last leg of a return flight home so that I can get off the plane faster. I'm usually exhausted and anxious to get home by that point.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on July 26, 2007, 01:11:44 PM
On a bus - The window.

On a plane - I can go either way. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on July 26, 2007, 02:07:42 PM
I mix it up, just for kicks.  I'm Kerrr-aaazy that way.  Or I guess what the kids nowadays call "extreme."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 26, 2007, 02:26:50 PM
On a plane I usually take the window, but that's because CR likes the aisle.

On the bus it doesn't really matter, although I've learned not to sit behind a guy named Mark in the mornings because he sits there cutting the cheese constantly and it's plain nasty.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 26, 2007, 05:15:27 PM
Aisle.  Window makes me claustrophobic... unless it's in first class or the exit row with no one in front of you.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Salad Days on July 26, 2007, 06:00:21 PM
The only action figures I ever had more than a few of were ninja turtles and xmen, but I also had some he-man, transformers, and star wars. my sister and I each had a couple glow worms too. I almost started a fire once by sitting a glow worm on top of a light bulb


chocolate pudding


aisle seat--anyway I can possibly get some extra room is crucial for me
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 26, 2007, 07:51:18 PM
Quote


Window or aisle?



Window or you'll what?*

*A joke that probably only Rafe and my darling wife will get.

Oh, I got it. I just didn't laugh. ;D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Salad Days on July 26, 2007, 07:56:27 PM
Quote


Window or aisle?



Window or you'll what?*

*A joke that probably only Rafe and my darling wife will get.
window or I'll...

what was so tough about that?
give us some credit here CR
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 26, 2007, 10:13:02 PM
Window
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2007, 10:47:16 PM
Quote


Window or aisle?



Window or you'll what?*

*A joke that probably only Rafe and my darling wife will get.
window or I'll...

what was so tough about that?
give us some credit here CR

Aah, but there's another 'brit' context that makes it funnier
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 27, 2007, 10:29:10 AM
QOTD

What beverage do you normally have in the morning?


If I have anything, it's normally juice - and generally orange.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 27, 2007, 10:46:37 AM
Either juice or crystal light, only coffee if I go out to breakfast.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 27, 2007, 10:52:35 AM
I usually drink skim milk in the mornings.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 27, 2007, 10:54:28 AM
Milk or juice, usually apple.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 27, 2007, 11:01:34 AM
Tea--Iced or hot depending on the season
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 27, 2007, 11:08:29 AM
Whittard's English Breakfast Tea.

Hot, w/splash of milk & two sugars.

It's "home in a cup"

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 27, 2007, 11:13:13 AM
Usually either skim milk or a glass of orange juice.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 27, 2007, 12:06:45 PM
Coffee
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on July 27, 2007, 12:44:40 PM
A glass of orange juice and a cup of Earl Grey. :)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 27, 2007, 01:08:22 PM
Coffee - usually iced.  Even in "winter."
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 27, 2007, 01:42:05 PM
Fresh-brewed iced tea and bottled water
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 27, 2007, 01:53:37 PM
Orange Juice. Period.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 27, 2007, 02:56:38 PM
I've been addicted to McDonald's iced coffee lately.  I stop there on my way to work.  There's one right across the road from the end of my street.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: markus on July 27, 2007, 03:00:51 PM
Pretty much only H2O in the morning... unless I sneak a pop tart... then it's milk.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 27, 2007, 08:34:04 PM
Coffee. Anything else would be the actions of a communist.









Weird thing is, I didn't start drinking coffee until I turned 40.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 27, 2007, 10:58:32 PM
Water.

I'll have coffee if someone else makes it.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 28, 2007, 03:02:34 AM
If I have anything, it's normally milk.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 28, 2007, 07:49:05 AM
Orange Juice. Period.

Christ, that's a hell of a cocktail
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2007, 01:59:20 PM
Ewwwwwww.

You're dirty.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 30, 2007, 10:31:10 AM
QOTD

When buying ice cream from a stand, do you get a cup or cone? If a cone, what kind?


I'm not very consistent. Last night I got a sugar cone, but the time before that was a cup.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on July 30, 2007, 10:37:45 AM
Cup only for me. I haven't had a cone in years, I hate it when they get mushy from the ice cream - yuck!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 30, 2007, 10:46:49 AM
Cone only for me. I prefer cake, will take sugar if that's the only option (i.e. Graeter's). Not a big fan of the waffle cone.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 30, 2007, 10:48:31 AM
Cup
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 30, 2007, 10:48:59 AM
It depends on where I'm buying and what I'm doing.  If it's to go, it'll be a cone (sugar when I have a choice).  If it's Graeters and I'm eating in, it's a dish.  And I'm with Jonathan on not liking waffle cones.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 30, 2007, 10:50:33 AM
Sugar cone with a cup (hey, I have to share any cones I get with a 21 month-old--this way is much less messy).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 30, 2007, 10:58:45 AM
If I'm just getting "normal" soft-serve... cake cones.

Fancy ice cream (like Marble Slab or something with toppings, etc)  goes in waffle cones.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: markus on July 30, 2007, 11:30:36 AM
Great question.  I'm kinda all over the place.  Cake cones w/soft serve.  Everything else is a toss up.  I'm trying to imagine eating Dippin' Dots out of a cone... could get messy!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 30, 2007, 12:06:22 PM
cone - and i've been craving a chocolate ice cream cone for days, now. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2007, 12:27:51 PM
Always a cone.
But I try to get the "regular" cones...which these days seems to be rather sugary. The ice cream has enough sugar in it so I never feel like I need more.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 30, 2007, 12:50:43 PM
Sugar cones!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 30, 2007, 12:57:03 PM
If it's traditional soft-serve, then a traditional soft-serve cone. Otherwise, a waffle bowl if at all possible.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on July 30, 2007, 01:22:17 PM
Usually a cone, and it's usually a toss up between regular cake or sugar. I usually only do a waffle cone if they have just made them and that is all I can smell and I know nothing else will quite cut it. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 30, 2007, 01:58:29 PM
Maybe my tastes have gotten more sophisticated but now I actually like the communion wafer like flavor of a traditional cake cone. I vote cone.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on July 30, 2007, 02:16:11 PM
I'm all over the place.  I love waffle and sugar cones and will get a cake cone if I am doing soft serve with cherry dip.  I have fallen for the waxy chocolate dipped waffle bowls at Coldstone one too many times and now forgo the cone entirely there and just get it in a dish. Dishes are much less messy, and more the once in my youth did my ice cream fall off the cone and land on the ground.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 30, 2007, 07:05:30 PM
yes.

It depends on where I am: Kilwin's is a waffle cone, Coldstone a cup, and Baskin Robbins a sugar cone. Dairy Queen soft serve must be in the cardboard yellow cone and dipped!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 30, 2007, 07:10:16 PM
QOTD

Did you have imaginary friends when you were growing up?

I was reminded of this question on Saturday when I was watching my friend's almost-3-year old. His imaginary friends are the Red Hot Chilli Peppers! They go to the park and "John" gets the swing next to Max. He knows all the band members, can identify them on the cds (both performances and pictures) and knows most of the songs. It's a little scary.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 31, 2007, 08:57:04 AM
QOTD

How do you wash your dishes?


I have a dishwasher.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 31, 2007, 09:02:28 AM
By hand, we have a portable dishwasher (won't have a built in one until we remodel the kitchen) but it doesn't rinse things very well and is LOUD.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on July 31, 2007, 09:03:02 AM
Dishwasher, although I handwash stemware and the few cast iron items we use.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on July 31, 2007, 09:19:36 AM
Dishwasher and by hand on occasion.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on July 31, 2007, 09:22:55 AM
I don't do dishes... but my wife uses the dishwasher.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: markus on July 31, 2007, 09:27:30 AM
thoroughly rinse and then off to the dishwasher which can take a week or two to fill.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on July 31, 2007, 09:31:58 AM
Dishwasher.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2007, 09:56:44 AM
Oddly, my apartment has a dishwasher. So I use that.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on July 31, 2007, 10:27:20 AM
By hand. I've never had a dishwasher. We didn't have a dishwasher when I was growing up, either. I don't even know how to work one.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on July 31, 2007, 10:51:55 AM
I have a dishwasher, but I hardly ever use it.  I put stuff in it, but I don't like to run it unless I have a full load.  And I never have a full load because I use the same few dishes over and over.

The dishwasher is mostly a storage and staging area for dishes between their "post-use" rinsing, and "pre-use" washing. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on July 31, 2007, 10:53:38 AM
(http://www.peteducation.com/images/articles/6693settergirlsleep.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on July 31, 2007, 10:55:33 AM
Oddly, my apartment has a dishwasher. So I use that.

What? You crushed my fantasy. I pictured you living in one of those cramped NYC apartments with the bathtub in the kitchen like in the movies and here I find out that your digs are luxurious enough to have a dishwasher. You probably have a skylight and a deck and a fireplace and a library and a doorman too, huh?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2007, 12:02:16 PM
Oddly, my apartment has a dishwasher. So I use that.

What? You crushed my fantasy. I pictured you living in one of those cramped NYC apartments with the bathtub in the kitchen like in the movies and here I find out that your digs are luxurious enough to have a dishwasher. You probably have a skylight and a deck and a fireplace and a library and a doorman too, huh?

Don't worry, your fantasy isn't completely crushed. I do live in a small NYC apartment. It's pretty decent, but the kitchen has no walls - it's defined simply be the change in the floor from the tiles to the wood. I lucked into it and I make no lies in saying that it's nicer than I "should" be living in, but it certainly don't have a deck, fireplace, library, or doorman. It just, randomly, has a dishwasher. I haven't had a dishwasher since... well, since I moved out of my parents house.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on July 31, 2007, 12:19:08 PM
Orange or grape juice in the mornings

Cone - sugar or waffle

A diswasher
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on July 31, 2007, 12:21:25 PM
Handwash thoroughly...when i do them, at least.  K has some magical way of washing that things actually get dirtier.
We don't even have room for a dishwasher, otherwise i'd want one.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on July 31, 2007, 12:24:03 PM
Dishwasher. With the amount of kids I babysit, I can easily load the dishwasher twice a day.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on July 31, 2007, 12:45:41 PM
We use our dishwasher.  But Brian is in charge of kitchen cleanup/dishes, and he also washes some by hand. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on July 31, 2007, 05:21:34 PM
QOTD
How do you wash your dishes?


Dishwasher.  His name is Owen.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on July 31, 2007, 08:05:50 PM
By hand. While pining for a dishwasher. A cute, tiny, little dishwasher that I could run once a week. It would also do laundry.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 01, 2007, 08:45:28 AM
QOTD

What's the longest line you've waited in?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 01, 2007, 09:01:51 AM
Probably for a ride at Kings Island or maybe for concert tickets.

The longest I think I've had to wait in line, however, is probably in the U-Scan section of Kroghetto. Some of the people who try to use that TIME SAVING feature are idiots who can't read and can't count.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on August 01, 2007, 09:03:22 AM
The line at the Delta ticket counter in Brussels a year ago.  It was a mob scene because Heathrow had canceled a ton of flights and people were losing their minds trying to catch some sort of flight.  Those poor ticket agents could NOT have even come close to earning what they deserved that day.

At this point in my travels, I will do ANYTHING to avoid that other shit-hole London airport.  Say what you will about US airports, I have yet had to consistently wait in lines as poorly organized or as long as I have in Gatwick or Heathrow.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 01, 2007, 09:07:22 AM
Line for the bathroom at the starlite drive-in two years ago. Before that, probably the line to get into Bogarts to see Henry Rollins.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 01, 2007, 09:11:38 AM
At this point in my travels, I will do ANYTHING to avoid that other shit-hole London airport.  Say what you will about US airports, I have yet had to consistently wait in lines as poorly organized or as long as I have in Gatwick or Heathrow.

I agree- and it's nearly as bad going through immigration!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on August 01, 2007, 09:34:58 AM
Probably the line for Elton John tickets back in 1997. I'd always wanted to see ol' Reg, and he was coming to the arena here. One of those deals where I got up at 4:30 a.m. and headed to the box office to stand in line with the other sheep. Had a blanket, hot tea, good book, and a flashlight (for reading until sun-up). All in all it took about 5 hours (arrived at 5:00, box office opened at 9:00, and I had tickets by 10:00). It wasn't so bad. Got great seats and the show was terrific.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 01, 2007, 09:36:24 AM
At this point in my travels, I will do ANYTHING to avoid that other shit-hole London airport.  Say what you will about US airports, I have yet had to consistently wait in lines as poorly organized or as long as I have in Gatwick or Heathrow.

That's because you're too busy waiting "in line" instead of "queueing up" like everyone else. ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 01, 2007, 09:50:10 AM
I think the day King Cobra opened at King's Island was the longest I waited for something fun (3+ hours?) and that was only moderate fun.

I think the worst line was right before Hurricane Charley when I was on my way to Ohio... I waited for 8 hours and still couldn't get out, despite having a plane ticket in hand.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2007, 10:19:48 AM
Some roller coaster at Cedar Point. I don't know which one or when... but two hours maybe?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 01, 2007, 12:03:08 PM
Longest in length was probably waiting in line for the Beast at Kings Island.  We used to always want to ride it at night, and that line was loooooooooooooooooooooooooong.  I would say something at Disneyland, but they have the FastPass system that can pretty much prevent you from ever having to wait more than 30 minutes for anything. 

Longest in time was probably camping out overnight for a wii in December or camping out to buy B-52's tickets the second they went on sale back in 1989/1990 - outside Lazarus (probably still Shillito's then) in the Western Woods Plaza.  But then they gave random line numbers, and it was really irritating.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 01, 2007, 12:27:08 PM
I think it would have to be waiting in line for the Beast way back when. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on August 01, 2007, 03:08:33 PM
In my mind, it has to be the line for King Tut.  It might actually not have been that long a line, but it seemed like it was long.

I remember waiting what seemed like an hour or more to get into King's Dominion, but the King Tut line seemed like it was 10 hours.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 01, 2007, 10:44:08 PM
I'm pretty sure it was at Cedar Point for some ride. (Raptor, maybe?) What felt like the longest line was when I was about 8 and waiting for rides at Opryland. Those were probably 30 minutes but felt like forever!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 02, 2007, 08:49:33 AM
QOTD

Where do you spend the most time during the day?


On a weekday, in my desk chair at work. Nothing like sitting in the same place for 8 hours.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 02, 2007, 09:00:18 AM
In the kitchen or at my computer.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on August 02, 2007, 09:06:15 AM
In your mom's bed.




Ohhh, burn.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 02, 2007, 09:18:32 AM
During the week, sitting in front of the computer at work.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2007, 09:42:18 AM
In your mom's bed.




Ohhh, burn.
That's hot.


I sit at my computer's desk at work for (often) 8.5 hours per day. That leaves 30 minutes for walking up and down the steps to my bosses desk.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 02, 2007, 09:44:15 AM
All day at my desk here at work.

On the weekends... anywhere but sitting down.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 02, 2007, 10:09:55 AM
Um, in front of the TV, lately. That'll change come Monday.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 02, 2007, 04:50:41 PM
At work in my training room.  On weekends in the summer, at the pool
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 02, 2007, 04:51:56 PM
My desk chair at work or on the floor with a kid in my lap at home.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 02, 2007, 05:53:17 PM
The desk chair in my office.  Though in the summer I'm often in the classroom, sitting on the floor.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 03, 2007, 08:58:42 AM
QOTD

When is the last time you bought a pair of shooes?


I've been good recently, so it's been several months. I think the last pair I bought was in April.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 03, 2007, 09:02:52 AM
Two weeks ago, got a pair for me and a pair for the kid--spent $10! Yay for end of summer sales!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 03, 2007, 09:41:17 AM
Must. Resist.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 03, 2007, 09:44:18 AM
For me: about a month ago, white chuck Taylors for work.
More recently, for V's birthday - a pair of totally awesome baby Vans with flames on them.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on August 03, 2007, 10:13:14 AM
About a month ago, I bought a pair of black New Balances, and some brown Born mary-janes at DSW.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on August 03, 2007, 10:17:46 AM
Comfy black sandals almost two weeks ago
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 03, 2007, 11:22:55 AM
I bought some nice new Nikes to run in about 2 months ago.  I'm good with shoes (much better than I am a runner), so those replaced my previous shoes from like 3 years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 03, 2007, 01:04:46 PM
Wednesday.  I bought two new pairs of Birkenstocks.  My feet have been hurting lately.  Before that, probably about 2 weeks ago when I got a great sale price on a pair of Kate Spade flats at Nordstrom Rack.  I <3 Nordstrom Rack. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Lisa on August 03, 2007, 08:40:00 PM
I buy shoes constantly I have way too many pairs and I cannot stop, it's stupid and I waste too much money on em.... 2 weeks ago black boots & black kitten heel pumps for work...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 05, 2007, 07:52:36 AM
Bought some shoes right before I left, so June 30.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 06, 2007, 08:56:28 AM
QOTD

With whom did you last go out to eat?


I ate out with my sister Saturday night.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 06, 2007, 09:05:06 AM
My husband and my parents on Friday.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 06, 2007, 09:13:08 AM
My mother-in-law, brother-in-law, soon to be sister-in-law, my husband, and my daughter--about two weeks ago.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 06, 2007, 09:19:45 AM
A co-worker for Friday lunch
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 06, 2007, 09:21:43 AM
Hubby, last Thursday before a sneak preview of Hot Rod.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on August 06, 2007, 09:22:51 AM
[...] a sneak preview of Hot Rod.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?  ;)  :angel:
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on August 06, 2007, 09:39:17 AM
QOTD

With whom did you last go out to eat?

With the ManChild on Saturday night -- Greek salad, Greek pizza, and a basket of onion rings. Yum yum!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 06, 2007, 10:27:20 AM
We had a weekend away last weekend, there were many meals consumed at restaurants.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 06, 2007, 11:19:56 AM
We (Butter and I and the kids) went to Hardee's for breakfast on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on August 06, 2007, 02:29:06 PM
My daughter and I stopped at Sonic yesterday on the way to her cheerleading practice. I was a bit hungover so that greasy burger hit the spot!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on August 06, 2007, 05:43:59 PM
Shoes - I haven't bought a new pair of shoes in close to a year, however, come this winter I will be going crazy with the shopping spree once my swollen hobbit feet return to a semi-normal state.

Out to eat - It was probably the sunday before with Dirk at Zola's. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 06, 2007, 08:14:48 PM
If you mean going out and eating in a restaurant, that would have to be Saturday night, after I woke up from my 32 hour marathon paper/project finishing session only to crave pancakes at 10:30 PM.  If takeout counts, we had Indian last night.  I think we shall go to Din Tai Fung for the delicious dumplings tonight, though.  In fact, I believe we will do that within the next couple of hours.  Yum!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 06, 2007, 08:40:47 PM
Saturday night with Ella. Unless movie theater popcorn and icees counts as a meal, in which case it was Sunday.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 07, 2007, 08:27:41 AM
QOTD

If you won $100 today, what would you do with it?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 07, 2007, 08:28:07 AM
Buy new clothes
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 07, 2007, 08:48:04 AM
Buy new clothes

What she said.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 07, 2007, 09:34:11 AM
Buy 85 U.S. dollars worth of goods and/or services.

Probably in the form of a PSP game. I actually got 100 bucks for my birthday and need to figure out what to do with it.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 07, 2007, 09:40:28 AM
Put it into the vacation fun-money fund.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 07, 2007, 09:48:49 AM
Not much. I know there are times that I go through $100 in a day or two.

Realistically: I'd throw it in my bank account, only to withdraw it in no time flat.
Funistically: I'd put it towards going skydiving? That's gonna cost me about $250, so I'd be well on my way.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 07, 2007, 10:48:25 AM
Buy groceries.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on August 07, 2007, 11:58:52 AM
It would definitely be put toward steam cleaning the condo carpets now that Willie has returned to his home!!!!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 07, 2007, 12:57:26 PM
I'd buy this awesome pet bed (http://www.lexielew.com/rectanglebeds.html), complete with built in "burrowing pockets" for Gus and Lulu.  And there are even "gus" and "lulu" named fabric patterns!

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 07, 2007, 01:30:36 PM
Putting in the bank.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on August 07, 2007, 02:01:49 PM
Buy groceries.


Same here or make payments on the credit cards.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 07, 2007, 09:16:06 PM
Are you stealing questions from LiveJournal? :)

I'd spend it on something frivolous and completely unnecessary... shoes!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 07, 2007, 11:22:01 PM
Are you stealing questions from LiveJournal? :)
Shhh! (Some days I'm completely brain dead - I blame the hear.)

And I'd buy Guitar Hero!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Lisa on August 08, 2007, 04:42:23 AM

And I'd buy Guitar Hero!
[/quote]

That's a great idea.... we've got it and it's so much fun
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 08, 2007, 07:09:17 AM
Eleanor has recently discovered her inner Guitar Hero...

Methinks she might need to buy a gaming system first.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 08, 2007, 08:29:56 AM
But I have a PS2 already - so I'm set!

QOTD
Speaking of gaming systems, which is your preferred system?


By default, it's the PS2, since that's the one I have. Historically, while not technically a gaming system alone, the Atari 800 was the source of much entertainment as a kid/teenager.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 08, 2007, 08:32:25 AM
Nintendo DS
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 08, 2007, 09:10:04 AM
But I have a PS2 already - so I'm set!

How long have you had that? I never noticed.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 08, 2007, 09:12:40 AM
Oh yeah, I was a huge fan of the Atari 800 also. Right now, the only thing I have is a PSP.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 08, 2007, 09:28:42 AM
I guess PS2.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 08, 2007, 12:55:10 PM
I have no game system.  However, this is what I really want. 

(http://www.a-1pooltables.com/img/games/arcade-games/ms-pacman-galaga.jpg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 08, 2007, 02:00:45 PM
I have a PS2, SNES, and NES at my apt. And a computer.

Historically it's the SNES, but right now I'm playing Final Fantasy 7 (which was for the PS1) on my PS2. Sooooo.... I dunno.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 08, 2007, 02:32:09 PM
The Wii!

We also have an XBox and a GameCube and I think, somewhere, a Dreamcast.

This reminds me, I need to purchase Mario Party 8 for the Wii. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on August 08, 2007, 05:26:31 PM
QOTD
Speaking of gaming systems, which is your preferred system?

Nintendo Wii!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 08, 2007, 05:49:41 PM
But I have a PS2 already - so I'm set!

How long have you had that? I never noticed.
Since 2004, I think. It's just not regularly attached to my TV.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 08, 2007, 07:58:43 PM
Currently it's the hand-held sudoku game I gave my mother for her birthday and then "liberated" when I went home in July.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on August 08, 2007, 08:26:10 PM
Does playing solitaire on my laptop count?

My husband and I did buy a Nintendo when we first got married. My kids have it now along with Gamecube and PS2 and Sega something or another and Wi and DS and PSP and god knows what else that their grandparents have bought them over the years. I have a house full of 15 year olds right this minute playing video games. I'm gonna hide in my bedroom.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 08, 2007, 10:06:23 PM
Does playing solitaire on my laptop count?

My husband and I did buy a Nintendo when we first got married. My kids have it now along with Gamecube and PS2 and Sega something or another and Wi and DS and PSP and god knows what else that their grandparents have bought them over the years. I have a house full of 15 year olds right this minute playing video games. I'm gonna hide in my bedroom.
Can I come over?!?!?!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Lisa on August 09, 2007, 05:26:27 AM
We have an xbox 360 it's the only way to go

But guilty pleasure, the wii is awesome and Alex loves his DS too
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 09, 2007, 09:04:16 AM
QOTD

What piece of furniture do you want for your home?


I really want to get a day bed to replace the 40 year old sleeper sofa that's in my spare bedroom.

 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 09, 2007, 09:06:32 AM
New bedroom furniture, including a new mattress.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 09, 2007, 09:14:37 AM
First things first...I want a home.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 09, 2007, 09:20:00 AM
We've pretty much got everything we need, but I'd like to eventually replace the bed/mattress in the spare room because it's extra long and a real bitch to find sheets that fit.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 09, 2007, 09:27:51 AM
60" Flatscreen HDTV... that is the only piece of furniture I'm missing.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 09, 2007, 09:30:02 AM
I'd like to replace the dining table.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on August 09, 2007, 09:37:31 AM
Would a pool table be considered furniture?  If so, that. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on August 09, 2007, 09:42:14 AM
I'd have to go with a dining room table set, too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on August 09, 2007, 10:42:30 AM
Probably a bed for my guest bedroom, since the contractors broke the other one (which, TBF was  going to fall apart the moment it was moved).

Although I can't think of the last time I had a guest sleep over.  In a separate bed, that is.  Hoo-ah!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 09, 2007, 10:54:04 AM
dining room table and chairs
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on August 09, 2007, 11:25:24 AM
Mostly I'd like to be able to buy a home that's in the city but not in the ghetto, and is not a 500 square foot bachelor condo  :-[

But at the moment, I would like to replace my kitchen table. I have some ugly thing from my parents' basement. I just want a round, glass-top table that seats two, because my kitchen is very tiny.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on August 09, 2007, 01:17:14 PM
A new living room set, including one of those large chairs that's almost a love seat with the huge ottoman. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 09, 2007, 02:15:32 PM
Would a pool table be considered furniture?  If so, that. 
I'd like for you to get that too!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 09, 2007, 02:25:57 PM
Two or more months ago, I would have said a new sofa.  That was back when I knew that my boss had bought the coffee table off of our registry (in March), and we should have it by the time we were back from honeymoon, because it was on back order. 
We have now been married for almost 4 months, still with no new fucking coffee table - or an explanation of why it's taking so cocksucking long. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on August 09, 2007, 05:24:06 PM
Definitely a new sofa because ours is sort of falling apart.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 09, 2007, 06:16:42 PM
A bed for the guest room (I have one picked out but not the money to buy it) or a piano, but I have no place to put it until I get rid of some other furniture. Oh, and no money for that, either.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 09, 2007, 07:51:21 PM
I'd like to replace the futon in the guest room with an actual bed with storage under it.  I saw an awesome one at Crate and Barrel.  Or CB2, I don't remember.  Also, I'd like to get a new mattress for our bed.  Don't ever spend 4K on a mattress from Simmons.  Ours has lasted 5 years now, and I think it needs  to be replaced pretty soon. 

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on August 09, 2007, 08:44:00 PM
I didn't even know it was possible to spend $4k on a mattress.  I spent $700 on mine and my mom thought I was insane.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Butter on August 10, 2007, 07:28:52 AM
I didn't even know it was possible to spend $4k on a mattress.  I spent $700 on mine and my mom thought I was insane.

I'm pretty sure at that price it's got mechanical hands in it to give you hand jobs.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 10, 2007, 08:48:59 AM
QOTD

Where do you get your greeting cards?


It's Hallmark all the way!
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 10, 2007, 08:50:08 AM
Usually I get Hallmark (because they sell Hallmark at Kroger).
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 10, 2007, 08:50:36 AM
Mostly hallmark, every so often american greetings or papyrus.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on August 10, 2007, 08:59:56 AM
I generally think greeting cards are a waste of money and paper, but when I do have to get one it's usually at Walgreens, CVS or Target.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on August 10, 2007, 09:19:40 AM
Giant Eagle or CVS
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 10, 2007, 09:30:02 AM
Uusually Walgreens - the ones around here always have the Fresh Ink cards.
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Post by: Poncho on August 10, 2007, 10:23:49 AM
Being a straight male... I have no use for greeting cards.

In extreme cases (like gifts that would seem to require one and didn't come with something attached to it) I will stop at any of the various mega-marts and buy one from their 99cent rack.  I always pick them by their cover picture and not what they say.  I just scratch out whatever I don't like ("happy birthday favorite co-worker from all 10 of us!") and write "I love you" or whatever sentiment that would most likely apply instead.

I have spent many years setting a really low bar for myself... so that even that a card meant for someone else on some other occasion, but with a handwritten sentiment replacing some scratched out message... seems like I'm stretching out because of genuine care and appreciation.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 10, 2007, 11:41:20 AM
123Greetings.com

Paper greeting cards are for jerks and lesbians.
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Post by: rva on August 10, 2007, 02:57:36 PM
I have pretty nice Greeting cards, actually.  My sister takes care of that for me. 

About once a year or whatever we'll be at an art museum or a kitschy or upscale boutique and be browsing stuff and there'll be a picture that makes me laugh or that I think is nice.  I'll pick it up and put it back down and she'll be like, "These are nice, you should get them."  So I do.

Too bad she's not around to actually make me use more than maybe one card a year.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 10, 2007, 09:54:18 PM
I find cards wherever I can, Kroger, Hallmark, and assorted other stores. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on August 11, 2007, 02:47:41 PM
Generally I don't buy greeting cards.  But when I do, it's Walgreen's or the local independent bookstore, Vroman's - who has a huge stationery section.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 12, 2007, 01:53:59 PM
These days it's Target, but otherwise I get Hallmark cards. Stationery and notecards come from a specialty store in town.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 13, 2007, 09:14:58 AM
QOTD

How do you get rid of stuff (other than books, music, and DVDs) you no longer want?


I've mostly taken stuff to Goodwill, as I can't really have a yard sale at my apartment. I need to try out Craigslist or eBay, I think.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 13, 2007, 09:23:26 AM
It used to be half price books, but now it might just be e-bay or craigslist (we haven't gotten rid of anything lately, we totally need to).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 13, 2007, 09:39:02 AM
Hmm, I think I might have some recent expertise on the subject...

1. Sell as much of it as you can. Used CD and book stores, let them pick through what they want. Don't build up unrealistic expectation on the used books, like I did. I maybe was able to sell 40-45% of the books I wanted, and that was after going to 4 difference places. CDs, I did much better - 75%, and the guy said I probably could have sold more if I had brought them back in another month (the market can be time-sensitive, especially with popular titles).

2. Craigslist and e-Bay are okay, but your choices are (a) a bunch of individual listings, or (b) a big job lot and hope someone wants to take it all off your hands. At least CL is free.

3. If all else fails (or succeeds less than 100%), there's always Goodwill, which we visited the Friday before we left with all the stuff we couldn't sell. Or find a friend to dump the stuff on. ;)

Good luck selling yours (and my) old stuff! ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 13, 2007, 09:39:43 AM
Friday's question: Target, unless it is for someone in Europe, then I use Moonpig.

today's question: Craig's list and Goodwill.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 13, 2007, 09:40:23 AM
I give some of it away, have yard sales for some of it, and the rest goes to Goodwill.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 13, 2007, 09:58:48 AM
Unless I randomly have something valuable... everything goes to Goodwill.  Those people need it more than I do.  I don't even do it for the tax deduction... regular donator for close to 15 and I've never gotten a receipt.  That changes this year... as I'll finally have enough stuff to itemize my taxes... but it doesn't change that I don't donate FOR the deduction, I'll just use it now.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 13, 2007, 10:16:45 AM
I would suggest comeplace like Buybacks.  Half Price, as much as I love them, gives you jack shit when you sell there.  I would recommend craigslist, but we have had a really hard time selling any media on there.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 13, 2007, 10:39:36 AM
Yeah, we don't have Buybacks in N.C. Never even heard of it. Is it just books?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on August 13, 2007, 10:51:13 AM
I sell stuff every year during the Victorian Village neighborhood yard sale day.

What I don't sell there, I give to Goodwill.

Some stuff (broken vacuum cleaners, etc) I just put out by the trash, but I try to not put big stuff in the dumpster, so someone can take it if they think they have a use for it. Usually it does disappear before trash day.

Some stuff I give away to friends or colleagues. I find that just about any food that I buy and decide I don't like will find some taker at work.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 13, 2007, 11:11:37 AM
Yeah, we don't have Buybacks in N.C. Never even heard of it. Is it just books?

It's actually about everything but books - ecords, CDs, DVDs, bootlegs, games, etc.  It used to be called CD Warehouse, but at least at the one here, all the same folks still work there - so I always gets pretty good cash for what I sell or trade there.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 13, 2007, 11:18:47 AM
Yeah, we've got CD Warehouse. The guy who runs the two in Raleigh and Cary is a top bloke.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on August 13, 2007, 11:31:12 AM
I wait until St. Vincent de Paul does a bag sunday at church.
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Post by: Content Chick on August 13, 2007, 01:07:46 PM
I use the shit out of stuff. When I'm done with it, don't nobody want it.

I live on a fairly busy road near a even busier 5-way intersection so I often just put stuff in my front yard with a "Free" sign on it. If it gets picked up: great, if not, then it sits until trash day. Most of the time it is picked up within hours.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Rafe on August 13, 2007, 01:55:14 PM
Books go to Oxfam, good clothes go to any charity-run secondhand shop that is nearby, shitty old rags and any rubbish either go into the recycling bag or we just chuck it away at the local dump.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 13, 2007, 04:41:16 PM
QOTD

How do you get rid of stuff (other than books, music, and DVDs) you no longer want?


I've mostly taken stuff to Goodwill, as I can't really have a yard sale at my apartment. I need to try out Craigslist or eBay, I think.

Or you give it to me! (Hello, tv, dvd player, tupperware, Jasper fforde novels, allergy meds, and Jonathan's cds that are duplicates of yours)

My stuff goes to Goodwill.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 14, 2007, 08:43:11 AM
QOTD

Are you watching any of the summer competition shows?


I've managed not to be sucked in this year.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 14, 2007, 09:00:44 AM
Nope  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 14, 2007, 09:06:36 AM
I got sucked into "Dancing with the Stars". It was actually quite a bit of fun.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 14, 2007, 09:38:23 AM
"Hell's Kitchen" - which was predictable tosh

"Last Comic Standing"  - which is also predictable tosh

I wanted to watch America's Greatest Fucking Nutjob Inventor, but MK wouldn't let me, stating it would only give me ideas
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on August 14, 2007, 10:01:39 AM
"Last Comic Standing," when I can find it. I have no idea when it's actually on and am only catching it by chance when they rerun it on Bravo.  >:(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 14, 2007, 10:29:49 AM
If these count, "Rock of Love" and "The Pick Up Artist."
I heart trashy television.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2007, 12:17:54 PM
Most definitely not.
I AM competing against Sephiroth in a fabulous rerun of Final Fantasy VII. He will lose eventually!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on August 14, 2007, 12:23:36 PM
No. I stick to reruns of those important shows about crucial social issues, like Wife Swap.  :laugh:
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on August 14, 2007, 01:23:00 PM
No. Summer is my vacation away from TV.  ;D
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Post by: kcneon on August 14, 2007, 01:39:20 PM
The only one I've watched at all is Last Comic Standing, but it's been disappointing. 

And I could only handle one episode of Rock of Love...it's no all that entertaining when the rocker acts just like you'd expect.   ;)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on August 14, 2007, 04:11:43 PM
No I hate that shit.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2007, 04:33:56 PM
We can always count on Buzz for poignant brevity.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 14, 2007, 09:53:56 PM
I started to watch Hell's Kitchen and So You Think You Can Dance, but I've not watched either for weeks.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 14, 2007, 10:31:52 PM
Age of Love, which finished up last week
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on August 15, 2007, 06:52:43 AM
QOTD

Are you watching any of the summer competition shows?

We like Big Brother because they always pick comeplete nutjobs to be on that show and this time the nutters are running the damn thing, it's, well, what you'd expect, crazy!

We also watch the cooking shows - Hells Kitchen and Top Chef. 

Oh, and the Stan Lee Superhero show on sci-fi channel.

Heh, we watch too much crap!  But mostly we record them and zip through commercials and the lame stuff.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 15, 2007, 08:49:54 AM
QOTD

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


I went last night.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 15, 2007, 08:51:43 AM
I went last Thursday.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 15, 2007, 08:58:17 AM
I can't remember. And I work right next to one, too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on August 15, 2007, 08:58:41 AM
Saturday afternoon
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on August 15, 2007, 09:10:01 AM
Last night...and of course, I forgot limes.  urgh!

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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 15, 2007, 09:18:20 AM
Does Sam's count? If so, then Sunday. If not, then it was sometime last week...
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Post by: MissKitty on August 15, 2007, 09:39:30 AM
No idea. Usually when I go I really stock up, but CR does pop over to the Kroghetto at least twice a week for milk.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2007, 09:41:42 AM
Friday
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 15, 2007, 10:05:23 AM
Sunday. I went to Kroger.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 15, 2007, 10:14:06 AM
Summer show: Nope, my first summer 100% free of anything more than casually checking out something on TLC or Discovery

Store: Last night
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on August 15, 2007, 10:22:39 AM
The last time I was IN a grocery store was last week on vacation.  I didn't buy any food though.  Now I need to go desperately because provisions are low.  I should have gone last night, but instead I went to the Party Source to buy food for my home alone dinner and some wine.
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Post by: scurvygirl on August 15, 2007, 06:15:06 PM
I don't remember.  O's been buying groceries since I've been sick, so I can't even remember the last time I went.  Plus the veggie fairy dropped off a buncha produce yesterday so I have no reason to go til I run out of something important.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 15, 2007, 09:05:50 PM
I don't remember... at least a week ago?!?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 16, 2007, 01:04:43 AM
Monday night
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on August 16, 2007, 06:42:08 AM
Yesterday I picked up some ice cream for my employees but I don't really count that as a grocery trip so I say it was the Sunday before. We generally go on Sundays being old people used to routine but there are a couple of problems with this. First off, we keep forgetting you can't buy alcohol before 1 pm. Secondly, the best cashier there is hooked up with the slowest bagger. The cashier also tells my husband that he looks like Jim Carrey EVERY WEEK. It gets old. Especially when we don't have our booze because we got there before 1.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 16, 2007, 08:21:28 AM
QOTD

Do you still receive paper bills or have you gone to electronic versions?


I still get paper ones, because I need the visual reminder. Although that doesn't make sense for the auto-draft ones.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 16, 2007, 08:33:02 AM
We're all electronic right now.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 16, 2007, 08:34:14 AM
We still get paper bills for some things (mortgage, gas bill, car loans) but we're slowly switching over to electronic statements as part of our new budget system (yay for online bill pay).
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 16, 2007, 08:36:17 AM
All electronic and I haven't wrote a physical check in... I'd guess... over a year+.
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Post by: The Hegemo on August 16, 2007, 08:45:07 AM
Holy crap, thank you for asking this question...I was about to type that I still get paper bills for the cue, except for Time Warner, when I realized that I hadn't paid my Time Warner bill yet this month, and it's probably due soon. I logged on and it is in fact due Saturday, so I got it in under the wire...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on August 16, 2007, 08:45:28 AM
We receive paper bills, but we've used online bill-pay exclusively for at least 3-4 years. The only time I write a check is to the dermatologist, who only accepts check or cash, and when I donate to the animal shelter.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 16, 2007, 09:47:21 AM
I'm a weird mix. I have a boat-load of paper checks, so I feel like I want to use them. So I like getting my credit card bills in the mail. But my phone just charges my credit card, so that's electronic.

My rent is paper and my roommate handles the other apartment-type stuff since it's her place... so I write her a check whenever it's time. Therefore, I guess I'm more than half paper. When I think about it from an environmental standpoint, I wonder why I do it like this.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 16, 2007, 10:02:11 AM
We still get paper bills for some things (mortgage, gas bill, car loans) but we're slowly switching over to electronic statements as part of our new budget system (yay for online bill pay).

Ditto, Cuddly.  The only thing I actually write a check for and mail it in is my car payment, because GMAC charges a ridiculous $10 to pay by phone.  And for some reason, Vectren and several other companies still insist on sending my paper bills long after I've signed up for e-bill. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on August 16, 2007, 01:12:08 PM
The only check I write is the car payment check.  And that's only because it's too much of a hassle for me to switch banks (we got the car loan with my fiance's bank), because then I could set up an electronic bill pay. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 16, 2007, 01:24:29 PM
We get paper bills but I pay everything electronically except for our power bill (they charge $5 if you do it electronically) and mortgage ( I like driving to the bank and physically handing the payment to them.)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on August 16, 2007, 01:28:24 PM
How long has Provident Bank been National City? I use paper checks so infrequently that the supply I have will last me the rest of my life. However, they still say Provident Bank on them. They keep cashing them, though.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 16, 2007, 01:41:18 PM
Provident became National City early last year CC. It's been a while.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on August 16, 2007, 04:07:05 PM
Monday disposing of stuff - Ebay, Goodwill and currently building a stack in the garage for a yard sale next year.

Summer competition show addiction - Rock of Love

Last trip to the grocery - Last night, even though we didn't technically grocery shop, just stopped in to use the bank.

Electric Billing - Both paper and electric.  I usually receive the bill on paper and pay it online.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 16, 2007, 09:57:17 PM
I'm a bit of both: mortgage is automatic, credit cards I get paper statements but pay online, and utilities are a mix. (Forgot the gas bill last month and had to set up electronic payments today!)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 16, 2007, 11:47:54 PM
I get them both ways.  I'm like Ella and the paper ones seem to help keep me in paying on time.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 17, 2007, 09:08:09 AM
QOTD

Have you ever been in a play or musical?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 17, 2007, 09:10:38 AM
Yes, I was in a few.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 17, 2007, 09:12:10 AM
I was in a play in the third grade. I had one line.

Master thespian, I am.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on August 17, 2007, 09:13:34 AM
I was "Baby Jesus" when I was a month old in our church's Christmas production, "Little Red Riding Hood" in the kindergarten play, and the "Bird of Paradise" in a play about a monkey in ninth grade.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 17, 2007, 09:58:40 AM
I was in a play in the third grade. I had one line.

Master thespian, I am.

Same here.

In high school I worked on the set crew though, because I was a pretty good art student even if I couldn't act my way out of a phone booth.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on August 17, 2007, 10:03:04 AM
Nope.  Crowds make me nervous, and I puke when I get nervous. 
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 17, 2007, 10:28:27 AM
In fourth grade we had kind of a variety show type thing and I was the host/emcee who tied the skits together with witty banter; plus, I also did a skit singing "Whistle While You Work." Then in sixth grade I was Maria in the Sound of Music. In college I preferred stage crew because the people were crazier and we had better parties.  >:D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 17, 2007, 10:35:06 AM
I was the Lord Mayor in a school production of "The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew"

I too had one line.

The story of my life really.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on August 17, 2007, 10:56:56 AM
yeah, I was a drama nerd in high school.  I was in a couple plays (I starred in a one act, actually), but I mostly did backstage stuff and left the acting to those who fancied themselves to be thespians.  Actually, one of my drama buddies went on to major in drama at Yale and is now doing the acting thing in NYC.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Atzend on August 17, 2007, 01:19:48 PM
That's all I did in high school since there was little else to do other than have sex, drink and smoke pot.  I worked on about a dozen shows in a matter of a couple years both on stage and off.  Lots of fun, but I wouldn't go back to it other than to help out the kid if she was in a school play. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2007, 01:22:44 PM
I was the mouse king in The Nutcracker in third grade. I as well had one line...but then I got to fall to the floor when they killed me. I was glorious.

Actually, in high school my youth group put on a spoof Purim play every year, and I participated in that. My senior year I even wrote the damn thing.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2007, 01:23:34 PM
Quote from: Atzend
in high school ... there was little else to do other than have sex, drink and smoke pot.

Damn. I went to the wrong high school!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on August 17, 2007, 05:34:07 PM
QOTD

Have you ever been in a play or musical?

Unless a third grade play about pioneers counts, not so much.

I've done a lot of coffeehouse poetry readings in my day, though, not that those so much count, either.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on August 17, 2007, 10:12:47 PM
Quote from: Atzend
in high school ... there was little else to do other than have sex, drink and smoke pot.

Damn. I went to the wrong high school!


No, you didn't. I went to the same high school until the middle of my sophomore year. Having absolutely no self discipline, I know that if I had not moved away that I would be a grandmother now instead of just a mother of teenagers.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 17, 2007, 10:22:42 PM
I was the Lord Mayor in a school production of "The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew"

I too had one line.

The story of my life really.

I was a knight. I think I would have rather been Lord Mayor. That sounds like it's more fun.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on August 18, 2007, 01:46:57 AM
I was in musicals in grade school and high school. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 18, 2007, 12:27:04 PM
Hmm... I was really only in grade school ones... although I was in two in later years... but didn't care for the drama crowd, so didn't go that route... despite enjoying the being a ham part.  The drama kids were kind of too inbred in their little counter-culture.

I was:
a mini John Travolta in kindergarten where they had one John/Olivia for each grade.
a singing guard in the Wizard of OZ in maybe 2nd grade
a Mouseketeer in a the Mickey Mouse Club (3rd??)
the narrator for the Pied Piper in 6th grade (psychic whateverheisthisweek was in that one too... but no clue what he did)
Injun Joe in Tom Sawyer in G.A.T.E.
Mercutio in Romeo + Juliet in the anti-drama play in high school (no clue how to really describe that... other than it was like 10 english/lit classes combined and no one in the "drama" program was allowed to play in it)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on August 18, 2007, 07:26:19 PM
Yes- though really not in high school. I was in band, which consumed all free time, and my high school did not have a drama department. Or class, for that matter. It might have been a sin, or something.

My c.v.:
A local theater's children's workshop of some fairy tale (don't really remember this, I was 4 or 5)
In high school my youth group did madrigal dinners and I sang and acted in those.
My senior year I was the lead in a play.

The best was in 6th grade: I was in the children's chorus for "La Boheme". That was a blast- I got to get out of school for matinee performances, plus there were evening performances on the weekend. I had a cool costume, and they wouldn't let me wear my glasses on stage because they weren't period. I nearly fell in the orchestra pit! The chorus practiced once a week for a few months, and then we joined with the adults for staging. My friend and I were assigned roles of being "bourgeois children" which meant that we had wool costumes to wear under the hot stage lights. The beggar children had ragged cotton clothes and were much cooler. It was a great experience.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on August 19, 2007, 12:57:34 AM
John/Olivia for each grade.

I mistyped here... it was actually a mini John Travolta as "Tony" and Stephanie from Saturday Night Fever... not John/Olivia from Grease
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2007, 01:04:37 AM
Quote from: Content Chick
Quote from: Dan
Quote from: Atzend
in high school ... there was little else to do other than have sex, drink and smoke pot.

Damn. I went to the wrong high school!

No, you didn't. I went to the same high school until the middle of my sophomore year. Having absolutely no self discipline, I know that if I had not moved away that I would be a grandmother now instead of just a mother of teenagers.

Interesting way to put it. I just figure that no matter what school I was at...I still wasn't gettin laid. Yes, I was a loser. Oh, who am I kidding? I still am!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 20, 2007, 08:59:17 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite day of the week?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on August 20, 2007, 09:00:02 AM
I was going to say Saturday, until I have to start working them.

But there's still plenty of soccer on Saturday...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 20, 2007, 09:18:42 AM
Sunday
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 20, 2007, 09:20:28 AM
Saturday!
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 20, 2007, 11:36:40 AM
Saturday
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Post by: Buzzstein on August 20, 2007, 11:38:20 AM
Friday
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Post by: The Hegemo on August 20, 2007, 12:06:03 PM
Saturday
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Post by: trixi on August 20, 2007, 12:49:45 PM
Saturday
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Post by: Megs79 on August 20, 2007, 01:17:36 PM
Friday.  It's an easy day at work, and I have the whole weekend to look forward to.
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Post by: Poncho on August 20, 2007, 02:37:50 PM
Saturday
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Post by: va-vacious on August 20, 2007, 05:51:10 PM
Saturday... but not this week!
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Post by: scurvygirl on August 20, 2007, 08:54:44 PM
QOTD

What is your favorite day of the week?

Tuesday.
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Post by: LanneyD on August 21, 2007, 12:08:02 AM
saturday
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 21, 2007, 08:33:43 AM
QOTD

Do you know any magic tricks?


I knew some card tricks in high school, but they are long forgotten.
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Post by: Poncho on August 21, 2007, 08:37:20 AM
When I was like 8, I got this book of AMAZING kid's magic tricks from one of those stupid book sales they passed around in class.  I mastered every single trick in the entire book and used to use them all the time.

Then I realized they weren't even vaguely amazing and gave it up.  I still know a few card tricks, but not many.
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Post by: Dan on August 21, 2007, 08:51:21 AM
No. I can juggle three items for about 10 seconds... but that's as close as I get to anything like that.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 21, 2007, 09:12:10 AM
I can juggle and make balloon animals, those are more clown tricks than magic tricks.
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Post by: vizzah on August 21, 2007, 09:43:18 AM
I can make my husband's paychecks disappear, then reappear in the form of shoes.
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Post by: Jonathan on August 21, 2007, 09:46:42 AM
I'd tell you, but a magician never reveals his secrets.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 21, 2007, 09:51:27 AM
My brother and I used to have magic kits and books when we were kids. We held magic shows for the neighborhood kids, but now I can't remember any of the tricks. I'll bet my brother remembers them all.
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 21, 2007, 11:00:13 AM
I can make 3 hot Krispy Kremes disappear in under 10 seconds.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 22, 2007, 08:53:57 AM
QOTD

As a kid, what was your favorite thing on the playground?


I loved the swings.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 22, 2007, 08:55:21 AM
monkey bars
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Post by: vizzah on August 22, 2007, 09:09:19 AM
I loved teatherball.  I used to love that thing (not sure of the name) and had 3 bars, ascending in height - until I decided to "skin the cat" on it one day, losing my grip and several parts of my nose. 
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Post by: MissKitty on August 22, 2007, 09:37:23 AM
I was a nerd child. Although I played on the playground at school, I was infinitely happier writing stories at my desk during recess. My 3rd grade teacher was really cool about letting me stay inside to write too, and she used to read a lot of my stories to the class. I'm sure they loved that.  ::)
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Post by: Poncho on August 22, 2007, 09:55:21 AM
I think the kickball diamond was my favorite.  I played every day.
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 22, 2007, 10:06:24 AM
The swings were my favorite.
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Post by: Jonathan on August 22, 2007, 10:25:44 AM
Swings.
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Post by: Dan on August 22, 2007, 10:58:09 AM
Pretty much any team oriented game.
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Post by: Megs79 on August 22, 2007, 11:10:56 AM
Swings, monkey bars, or this dome that sometimes the boys would have fights under.
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Post by: Jonathan on August 22, 2007, 11:20:13 AM
Is that the one made out of metal bars that kinda looks like an igloo?
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 22, 2007, 11:48:32 AM
The Witch's Hat

(http://manchesterhistory.net/LONGSIGHT/PARKS/SAND/karen.jpg)
The only photo I could find online of this dangerous.as.fuck piece of playground equipment from the 60's/early 70's. Now banned.

Pole in the ground with the frame just loosely popped on top. Swung all over the show. Kids would fall to the concrete below regularly. It would swing far enough so kid's legs could get trapped between the seat and the pole in the middle.
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Post by: Megs79 on August 22, 2007, 01:42:44 PM
Is that the one made out of metal bars that kinda looks like an igloo?

Yup.  It was good for cage matches.
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Post by: va-vacious on August 22, 2007, 06:59:38 PM
swings.  And the giant spools.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 23, 2007, 09:15:17 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred e-mail client?



I use gmail for my personal e-mail, so it's simply the website. For work, though, I use Thunderbird.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 23, 2007, 09:25:12 AM
Work: Thunderbird (but I'm stuck using Outlook)
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Post by: Poncho on August 23, 2007, 09:26:30 AM
I hated that Thunderbird throws my replies to the bottom of the email.  I couldn't find anyone who knew who to change that.

I use gmail mostly... but I have Outlook at work and Outlook Express at the house.
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 23, 2007, 09:50:33 AM
Work = Eudora
Personal = GMail
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 23, 2007, 09:56:36 AM
I use yahoo for my email so I just use the web site.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 23, 2007, 11:57:39 AM
Work= Outlook
personal= several, including yahoo, gmail and myway.
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Post by: vizzah on August 23, 2007, 12:16:42 PM
Work-either outlook or lotus notes (we use outlook here)
personal-yahoo.  I want to like gmail, but I just don't.
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Post by: Buzzstein on August 23, 2007, 01:22:50 PM
Is that the one made out of metal bars that kinda looks like an igloo?

The Thunderdome?

Two men enter!  One man leave!

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Post by: Buzzstein on August 23, 2007, 01:25:57 PM
Thunderbird
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Post by: Rafe on August 23, 2007, 03:01:19 PM
The Witch's Hat

(http://manchesterhistory.net/LONGSIGHT/PARKS/SAND/karen.jpg)
The only photo I could find online of this dangerous.as.fuck piece of playground equipment from the 60's/early 70's. Now banned.

Pole in the ground with the frame just loosely popped on top. Swung all over the show. Kids would fall to the concrete below regularly. It would swing far enough so kid's legs could get trapped between the seat and the pole in the middle.

They were brilliant.
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Post by: Dan on August 23, 2007, 03:23:17 PM
Work: Outlook
Home: Gmail
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Post by: va-vacious on August 23, 2007, 06:35:50 PM
Work: Outlook
Home: Hotmail, though I have like 6 other accounts I never check.
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Post by: Jonathan on August 23, 2007, 07:16:56 PM
Gmail. I'm pretty much used to it by now.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 23, 2007, 08:34:51 PM
I hated that Thunderbird throws my replies to the bottom of the email.  I couldn't find anyone who knew who to change that.
I know! In Account Settings, go to the Composition & Addressing option. There's a drop down to change the location of the reply.
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Post by: trixi on August 23, 2007, 09:19:53 PM
Work: outlook
Home:  Eudora
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 24, 2007, 08:52:13 AM
QOTD

Do you keep shoeboxes?


Yes. Why? Probably because my mom does. She of course returned the shoes to the box after wearing. My stay strewn across the floor.
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Post by: Poncho on August 24, 2007, 09:02:11 AM
Some I do... but there aren't shoes in them.  Mostly just small storage.
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Post by: vizzah on August 24, 2007, 09:04:03 AM
I keep them, but rarely for shoes - mostly storage.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 24, 2007, 09:05:07 AM
If the cats don't get to them, we'll use them for storage.
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 24, 2007, 09:09:02 AM
I do. The kids love playing with them.
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Post by: Jonathan on August 24, 2007, 10:49:41 AM
No way in hell. I've got enough shit as it is. And that was after moving halfway around the world.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 24, 2007, 10:53:43 AM
Oh yesh.

And I am like Ella's mom and return the shoes to the box after each wear. That way I always know where they are. I have not yet gone as far as taking a photo of each pair and pasting it to the box.....but if I had access to a Polaroid camera I'd be all over that shit.
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Post by: Megs79 on August 24, 2007, 04:22:52 PM
I usually do, to store shoes that I rarely wear in, or shoes that get all squished if I just kick them under the bed.  My more everyday shoes go in a shoe thing that hangs on the back of the closet door.
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Post by: trixi on August 25, 2007, 12:39:15 AM
I have some, with shoes that I rarely wear in them.  But I don't keep boxes for my daily wear shoes. 
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Post by: Dan on August 25, 2007, 08:52:51 AM
I have two or three boxes in my closet right now, and I'm actually wondering why the are there. I keep a few for storage, but the real answer is a loud No.
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Post by: scurvygirl on August 25, 2007, 12:39:38 PM
Yes, for storage mostly.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 27, 2007, 10:27:27 AM
QOTD

What kind of vacuum cleaner do you have?


I have a Bissell that has a removable canister that I use more often than the entire upright configuration.
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Post by: Dan on August 27, 2007, 10:33:15 AM
Mine is essentially a dust buster with a long handle.
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Post by: Poncho on August 27, 2007, 10:42:07 AM
I asked Mrs. Poncho, who provided me with a picture...

Bissell Cleanview Revolution (http://www.bissell.com/images/products/3595-L.gif)

Apparently, we registered for it and got it.  I used it once and it was nice.  Most of my vacuuming is done with my Craftsman 9 gallon shop vac (http://s7.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00917742000?qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0).
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Post by: vizzah on August 27, 2007, 10:46:47 AM
We got a Dirt Devil Reaction as a wedding gift and I love it.  It's sparkly and red, and it's similar to a Dyson.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 27, 2007, 10:48:34 AM
A Hoover Foldaway Widepath.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 27, 2007, 10:49:45 AM
We've got a hoover and a eureka, one is for the house and one is kept in the garage and used for the cars.
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 27, 2007, 12:40:43 PM
I have the Dyson Animal, which is a godsend for picking up pet hair. Worth every penny I paid for it three years ago.

(http://www.geyservac.com/dc07_animal_side_large.jpg)
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Post by: va-vacious on August 27, 2007, 06:18:15 PM
Friday: Yes. Must keep shoeboxes!

Today: Ella's old vacuum, a Hoover something-or-another.
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Post by: Jonathan on August 27, 2007, 07:01:55 PM
Like I would know what kind of vacuum we have! It the kind that plugs into the wall and picks up stuff. It sucks, but it doesn't blow.
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Post by: trixi on August 27, 2007, 10:37:35 PM
A hoover and a craftsman shop vac
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Post by: Content Chick on August 27, 2007, 10:41:37 PM
Some Kenmore piece of shit that broke on Friday. Are you listening in on my phone calls or something?
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 28, 2007, 08:45:47 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite office tool?


I like the three-hole punch.
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Post by: vizzah on August 28, 2007, 08:58:48 AM
I love the two hole punch since I'm in a medical office.  However, our promo product guy just gave this really slick staple remover that doesn't rip the paper and it's in very close competition.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 28, 2007, 09:02:17 AM
The lathe (what? we've got one in our back office).
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 28, 2007, 09:14:50 AM
I'm a 3-hole punch gal too.
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Post by: Poncho on August 28, 2007, 09:22:40 AM
I'll just stick with my compy.
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Post by: Megs79 on August 28, 2007, 10:56:46 AM
Yesterday:  I got an Oreck last Christmas from the future in laws.  If I hadn't asked for it, I suppose that could be offensive. 

Today:  I like our new color copier/printer.  It can do everything- double side, saddle staple, etc.  I also like the plotter because it prints my maps all pretty.
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 28, 2007, 11:08:26 AM
Electric stapler
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Post by: Dan on August 28, 2007, 11:14:05 AM
I generally hate working, so I have issues with finding love at the office. :p
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Post by: Jonathan on August 28, 2007, 11:15:07 AM
I've always been a sucker for a Dymo label maker. Either that or the address book where you slide the lever over and it opens to the correct page automatically.
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 28, 2007, 12:20:09 PM
the address book where you slide the lever over and it opens to the correct page automatically.

I love those! My parents had one and I played with it nonstop as a kid.

Who am I kidding? I would play with it nonstop if I had one of those now.
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Post by: foolsgold on August 28, 2007, 12:48:18 PM
My book trucks (carts).  Specifically, the two double sided, 3 shelve ones on which I put all the new standing and firm order titles.  They are incredibly durable and are just about the only trucks in the library that can be easily maneuvered and pushed.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 28, 2007, 01:10:28 PM
What's your favorite office tool?

Me
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Post by: va-vacious on August 28, 2007, 01:26:47 PM
At work: the paper cutter. It's awesome! It is the kind that can cut about 1500 pages at a time. It could also cut your arm off, which is why it has to be operated by pushing two buttons about 4 feet apart at the same time. If they aren't pushed, the blade retracts.

At home: my staple-free stapler. It's nifty! It looks like a stamp, but you put the corner of the paper in, and then it magically makes a "u" cut and folds the paper through itself. Nifty!!
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Post by: Content Chick on August 28, 2007, 04:45:49 PM
The color plotter. It's great for printing out poster sized embarrassing myspace pictures that people never realized coworkers could and would find.
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Post by: va-vacious on August 28, 2007, 06:51:48 PM
Ooh! I lurve the color plotter.  What a good use for it!
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Post by: scurvygirl on August 28, 2007, 08:29:18 PM
I kind of like my check scanner.  It means I get two computers at my desk.

Back when I worked for Good Sam, my favorite was the typewriter because I love the way typewriter keys clack.
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Post by: trixi on August 28, 2007, 08:38:11 PM
At work: the paper cutter. It's awesome! It is the kind that can cut about 1500 pages at a time. It could also cut your arm off, which is why it has to be operated by pushing two buttons about 4 feet apart at the same time. If they aren't pushed, the blade retracts.

Ahh, the paper cutter.  It's always fun to walk into work and find blood all over everything.  The paper cutter, the floor, the windows, the blinds, in the heating grates, on desks and chairs and the phone.   :-X 
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Post by: redbobsled on August 29, 2007, 12:14:18 AM
Probably my self inking stamp that I use to check in all of the magazines.  I just got to re-ink it today.  Someone called me while I was in the middle of doing so, and asked, "are you busy?" and I responded, "I'm inking my stamper."  My office-mate thought that was hilarious for some reason. 

Least favorite (library-specific item) is Tattle-Tape.  I have a nasty papercut on the pad of my left index finger.  Boo.
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Post by: trixi on August 29, 2007, 12:29:26 AM
I like my label maker.  I'm also quite fond of my remote mouse which allows me to walk around the room to help people while still using my computer up at the front of the room.
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Post by: redbobsled on August 29, 2007, 03:05:02 AM
Oooh, yeah.  Label makers are great.  I sort of hijacked the library's label maker.  I keep it under my desk at work.  I love the satisfying quiet whirring it makes when printing.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 29, 2007, 08:52:40 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite salad dressing?
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Post by: MissKitty on August 29, 2007, 08:55:33 AM
Italian.
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Post by: kcneon on August 29, 2007, 09:10:13 AM
raspberry vinaigrette - yum
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 29, 2007, 09:11:37 AM
Why must you make me choose? It used to be russian, then it was ranch, now it's a toss up between ranch and a balsamic vinagrette.
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Post by: Poncho on August 29, 2007, 09:32:06 AM
Blue cheese
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Post by: The Hegemo on August 29, 2007, 10:53:41 AM
(http://www.garlic-expressions.com/images/garlic-buy.gif)

Made in Ohio!

Although I usually use it as a marinade rather than as salad dressing
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 29, 2007, 10:57:25 AM
Oooo, it's too hard to pick just one! Depends on the mood and the salad.

Greek
Ranch
Caesar
Newman's Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
The special Oil and Vinegar conglomeration made by the ManChild
Thousand Island
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 29, 2007, 11:25:39 AM
Bleu Cheese!
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Post by: vizzah on August 29, 2007, 12:46:50 PM
It does depend on the salad, but my faves are:
Ken's steakhouse honey mustard
almost any lighter variety peppercorn ranch
whatever the house dressing is @ Old Hickory, some kind of sweet vinegarette
anything with shit-tons of garlic in it - LaRosa's Creamy Garlic is awesome.
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Post by: rva on August 29, 2007, 12:59:01 PM
Bleu cheese or Parmesan Peppercorn.
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Post by: va-vacious on August 29, 2007, 06:08:21 PM
Blue cheese
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Post by: Jonathan on August 30, 2007, 08:57:25 AM
I don't like salad dressing. I don't like salad much, either.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 30, 2007, 09:03:11 AM
QOTD

What jewelry do you regularly wear?


I wear my watch and a ring on my right hand ring finger.
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Post by: Megs79 on August 30, 2007, 09:09:52 AM
my engagement ring, diamond earrings, and necklace.  They were all christmas presents (different years) from my fiance.
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Post by: foolsgold on August 30, 2007, 09:14:17 AM
Watch, wedding ring and nose ring.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 30, 2007, 09:23:45 AM
Engagement ring, wedding ring, and a necklace my husband gave me on our first valentine's day together.
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Post by: Poncho on August 30, 2007, 10:16:31 AM
My wedding ring.  I'm not a jewelry kind of dude... but if I take this off, I'm likely to get cut off... so it stays.
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Post by: vizzah on August 30, 2007, 10:58:09 AM
Wedding ring, engagement ring, nose ring.  It was really hard for me to get used to wearing jewelry every day, but now i only take my wedding ring off when i make meatballs.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 30, 2007, 11:06:27 AM
Wedding ring.
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 30, 2007, 11:29:06 AM
Wedding band and engagement ring.
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Post by: Dan on August 30, 2007, 11:59:54 AM
Just a watch.
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Post by: The Hegemo on August 30, 2007, 12:49:52 PM
Watch and ring...sometimes a necklace if I remember.
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Post by: va-vacious on August 30, 2007, 06:14:05 PM
None.

I used to wear an elephant charm on a necklace, but I lost it about a year ago.  It was the second elephant I'd had, so I'm thinking it might be time to let it go. I'd worn them for about 10 years.
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Post by: Rafe on August 30, 2007, 07:07:24 PM
The old trusty cock ring and a sack full of nut-studs. In a certain light, my crotch area looks a little like the bloke from the film Hellraiser. Gothic!

Also, a silver wedding ring, that also served as my engagement ring (I liked it and am cheap to run, easily pleased).
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Post by: thepsychicpoirot on August 30, 2007, 08:53:02 PM
Wedding ring.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 31, 2007, 08:58:24 AM
QOTD

When is your regular bedtime?


I generally try to get to bed around midnight, although recently I've been staying up a bit later - which I regret when my alarm goes off.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 31, 2007, 09:01:00 AM
9 or 9:30, unless it's Thursday then it's 11 (it's Dr. Who night).
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Post by: whigsgeek on August 31, 2007, 09:11:41 AM
On weeknights it's usually 10:00 when I get into bed, but then I watch TV and/or read until I fall asleep. On weekends it depends on what I'm doing, but I'm usually in bed by midnight or so.

When I'm on vacation I revert back to my natural sleep patterns of staying up until 1:00 a.m. or so and then sleeping in.
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Post by: MissKitty on August 31, 2007, 09:12:59 AM
Usually somewhere between 10-11 p.m.
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Post by: vizzah on August 31, 2007, 09:41:12 AM
On weekdays, anytime between 9-11pm, depending on what's on the tube.
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Post by: Megs79 on August 31, 2007, 10:17:01 AM
between 9 and 11.  Usually closer to 11.  On weekends, it varies, depending on what we do.
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Post by: redbobsled on August 31, 2007, 10:42:28 AM
during the week, usually between 11 and 12:30.  I only need about 6 hours of sleep a night. 
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Post by: va-vacious on August 31, 2007, 10:53:47 AM
Usually around 11.  Weekends are around 1am.
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Post by: The Hegemo on August 31, 2007, 11:33:22 AM
Usually around 11, but I often read or watch TV before falling asleep.
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Post by: Dan on August 31, 2007, 11:34:43 AM
Weeknights I try to be in bed at midnight, asleep by 12:15 am. Sometimes I like to head to bed around 11:30ish but hardly ever earlier than that.
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Post by: clemsonfan on August 31, 2007, 11:40:24 AM
usually around 10:00 pm
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Post by: foolsgold on August 31, 2007, 12:09:37 PM
During the week, it is around 11:00.  Weekends vary depending on whether or not we've got a tea the next day.
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Post by: Poncho on August 31, 2007, 03:00:55 PM
With the alarm going off at 5:30... I pretty much have to be in bed by midnight.
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Post by: trixi on August 31, 2007, 06:38:31 PM
normally around 2 am, and sometimes later on weekends.   
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Post by: Jonathan on September 01, 2007, 06:20:43 AM
I usually can't think about going to bed until around midnight. Now that I have to get up at 6:15 to go to work, however, I've noticed myself getting tired around 11 or so. A large part of that has to do with the fact that I can't watch TV last at night due to our accomodation circumstances. Perhaps that will change when we get a place of our own (I hope so!).

Kelly is ready for bed around 9:00 or even earlier. I can wrap my head around that at all. The evening is still young at that time.

When I was working in the late-afternoons/evenings, there'd be day when I wouldn't go to bed until 2, 3, even 4 in the morning. Then again, I could sleep in until noon, too, without any real repercussions.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 04, 2007, 09:14:15 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite BBQ?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on September 04, 2007, 09:40:21 AM
Locally, I am a big fan of the BBQ Revue (if I want to eat at a place), but there is this sketchy looking trailer down the street from our house that does damn tasty brisket (my mouth is watering thinking about it).  It is one of those places you know is violating dozens of health codes, but when they make meats as tender and yummy as the ones they do, a bout with trichinosis is totally worth it.

I'll never find it again, but when I went on the Roadtrip From Hell in 1993, we found a place, I think, right outside of Athens, GA that was AWESOME.  It was a tiny place (smaller than the normal KFCs) with picnic tables in front and the guy at the counter might've been speaking English.  It was one of those place where we got our lunch, ate it and then turned around and got 2nds and 3rds.

(did I answer this right?  Or, are you asking a preference between KC, Southern etc?)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 04, 2007, 09:41:27 AM
Give me brisket with a choice between a vinegar based or a tomato based bbq sauce on the side and I'm a happy woman. Like FG, I lurve BBq Revue (it's just up the street after all), but there is a guy nearby who runs a stand in a cell phone store parking lot (Ron D's) we haven't tried his stuff yet but it smells wonderful.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 04, 2007, 09:51:55 AM
City BBQ.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 04, 2007, 11:28:29 AM
Jack Stack in KC!  (surprised aren't you??)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 04, 2007, 01:34:42 PM
Got bbq on your mind, eh?  Tough call.  Style - definitely Kansas City style.  Jack Stack is awesome as Buzz says.  I also like Gates.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 04, 2007, 01:43:24 PM
Locally there are places called Dinosaur BBQ and Daisy Mae's BBQ. I have to admit that they are both all kinds of wonderful. My softball team goes to Brother Jimmie's BBQ and I bet I would like that, too, if I only went there once or twice a year. Instead it's something like 15 times a year, and that gets to be a bit much.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 04, 2007, 06:15:45 PM
I'm going to spare everyone the lecture on bbq and just tell my faves. At all of these I ask for no slaw on the 'cue: that's just gross!

In Wilmington- Jackson's Big Oak BBQ.  It's eastern NC style- heavy on the vinegar, pulled pork.
In Durham- Bullock's.  Again with the vinegar. And the hushpuppies just keep comin'
IN Raleigh- I go to Durham. Or Kinston. (2 hours away)
and my favorite...
Winston-Salem: Simos'.  It's run by a Greek family just outside the gates of the old RJR plant. Back in the day the execs and the people on the line would all eat there together.  When I used to go (regularly) there were always 3 or 4 cop cars there of guys having lunch. My favorite part was that you could get a tiny banana pudding for $0.25! I just looked it up and it has closed- sniff!  But at least there is still Little Richards!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 04, 2007, 06:48:22 PM
If pressed for a decision, I'll say I like Western NC barbecue better than Eastern NC barbecue. But both are pretty tasty, and a damn sight better than any beef-based barbecue.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on September 04, 2007, 06:55:15 PM
Manwich.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 05, 2007, 07:49:15 AM
Piece of advice... be careful about going for BBQ in Orlando. 

Sonny's, which is like the Kmart of BBQ.
Conway BBQ which is more like a roasted whole pig place... good... but not quite "BBQ"... more like a smokehouse.
Po Boys BBQ is pretty decent.
Bubba-Lou's BBQ is really pretty good.  Not quite what you'd get in other parts of the country, but it's good stuff.

THEN you have several places around town that are what you'd call "Puerto Rican BBQ" joints.  These have no BBQ.  Apparently the word means something entirely different in Rican.  You walk in to find some citrus flavored rotissorie chickens, rice, beans and plantains (grainy, large bananas).  There is absolutely zero "BBQ" here, just move on.


Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 05, 2007, 08:31:01 AM
QOTD

Do you make your bed every day?


I try to at least pull the sheets and blankets up, but I don't always. I read once that your bed needs to air out, so I don't feel too bad about it.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on September 05, 2007, 08:40:52 AM
Yes, unless CR is still in it when I leave for work.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 05, 2007, 08:49:34 AM
Only when company's coming over.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on September 05, 2007, 08:53:24 AM
No.

Although when it's hot out, I tend to just sleep on top of the comforter, so it's kinda perma-made.

I have so much class...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 05, 2007, 08:59:33 AM
nope
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 05, 2007, 09:00:10 AM
I try to, but I usually don't succeed.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 05, 2007, 09:35:12 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 05, 2007, 09:37:50 AM
Good God no.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 05, 2007, 09:42:49 AM
I have this thing about unmade beds...I can't get into one to sleep. So even if I make the bed, then go brush my teeth, then climb into bed, that's what I'll do if I have to.

Generally, though, it gets made in the morning.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2007, 10:06:50 AM
Yeah, sort of. I always pull the covers up and sort of make me feel like it's made. But this summer I just stored my comforter away since I took it off every night. Since then the always looks unmade, but I still pull the sheet up. I don't know why I do this.

I started making my bed everyday when I was in college. I had a bedroom that was so small that if I didn't make my bed then there was no where to sit in my bedroom to put my shoes on or whatnot. A made bed is so much more inviting to sit on than an unmade bad, IMO.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on September 05, 2007, 10:45:25 AM
Today:  No.  I generally make a half-assed effort to straighten the sheets and comforter so they're not all wadded up.  I have this not-totally-unfounded notion that my cats like to pee into wadded up sheets.

Yesterday:  I don't actually like BBQ ribs that much.  I mean I'll eat 'em if there's nothing else and not puke or anything, but I don't think I've ever ordered them (except once in KC).

For me, BBQ is pork shoulder or a side slow-cooked over a wood grill.  Either pulled or chopped, or so tender that it just comes off the bone and might as well be pulled or chopped.  Mild vinegar seasoning.  I will sometimes put additional hot sauce on it, but mostly not.  It should be served with hush puppies and cole slaw.  If it's a pork sandwich, I like coleslaw in the sandwich.  Rocklands in DC is really good. 

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 05, 2007, 10:57:01 AM
nope - only if company is coming over.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on September 05, 2007, 11:25:09 AM
only if company is coming over and and then only if said company needs a tour of the house.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 05, 2007, 01:19:18 PM
I don't make my bed neatly everyday, but at least pull the covers out so it looks better.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 05, 2007, 04:11:18 PM
Got bbq on your mind, eh?  Tough call.  Style - definitely Kansas City style.  Jack Stack is awesome as Buzz says.  I also like Gates.



Well I think Gates has the best BBQ beef in town, but for everything else it's Jack Stack.

Coleslaw on a sandwich is nasty.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 05, 2007, 04:21:37 PM
Locally there are places called Dinosaur BBQ and Daisy Mae's BBQ. I have to admit that they are both all kinds of wonderful. My softball team goes to Brother Jimmie's BBQ and I bet I would like that, too, if I only went there once or twice a year. Instead it's something like 15 times a year, and that gets to be a bit much.

New York City??!! Get a rope.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 05, 2007, 04:22:27 PM
oh and no.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 05, 2007, 06:10:34 PM
I pull the sheets up.  I make the bed when company is coming. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on September 05, 2007, 09:02:40 PM
Yes. It may not look perfect but it's made. I used to have a ton of pillows on it but then they had a tendency to stay on the floor everyday so I abandoned any pillow on my bed not used for sleeping.  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 05, 2007, 10:54:30 PM
I don't.  But Brian makes our bed every day.  He does all of the domestic activities except cooking, which I do.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 06, 2007, 09:42:23 AM
QOTD

At home, do you use bar soap or liquid soap when washing your hands?


I'm all about the Softsoap.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on September 06, 2007, 09:48:05 AM
I'm all about Method liquid soap. Love. It.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 06, 2007, 09:50:30 AM
liquid here, too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 06, 2007, 10:05:06 AM
Right now it's bar soap, but we're switching back to liquid--we just never remember when we're at the store.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 06, 2007, 10:12:23 AM
depends. One bathroom has liquid, the other has bar. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on September 06, 2007, 12:28:52 PM
Liquid.

I do have a fancy bar of soap in my bathroom that I bought when Curio-a-Go-Go was going out of business, but it's really for show. And I suppose guests could use it, but I don't think any ever have.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2007, 01:13:09 PM
Liquid
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on September 06, 2007, 02:00:37 PM
Here's a metrosexual-ish tip for lazy, slobby bastard bachelors.  Keep one super fancy soap bar in each bathroom.  It impresses the chicks when they see it.  But more importantly, it's like an instant bathroom deodorizer. 

Just wash your hands once a day and you'll keep your bathroom smelling nice.  If you're bringing a lady friend home, you can actually just wet the soap and run around your house waving it around.  It works better than pretty much any room spray.  Sure, it might smell a bit bathroom-y, but that's better than smelling a bit "Fabreez-y" or "Disgusting cherry that smells like a car-y"

Like MK, I use Method liquid soap the vast majority of the time.  But my fancy soap is Primal Elements Ginger Fish.  I try to wash my hands with that stuff every morning, and use liquid soap the rest of the time.  My bathroom smells awesome.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on September 06, 2007, 03:13:23 PM
liquid.  at christmas, method had "peppermint vanilla" soap that was awesome, I bought lots of it on clearance and I just ran out.  I love method soap, but right now we've got softsoap in the bathroom.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 06, 2007, 04:26:30 PM
Liquid Dove Soap is my favorite.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 06, 2007, 06:10:16 PM
Liquid.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 06, 2007, 08:40:57 PM
all liquid, all the time - Dial being my fave.
i just love the smell for some reason - it always reminds me of getting a new tattoo.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 06, 2007, 09:03:12 PM
all liquid, all the time - Dial being my fave.
i just love the smell for some reason - it always reminds me of getting a new tattoo.

LOL.  It's so funny you should say that.  I was at lunch with friends and the restaurant had the liquid Dial in the restrooms.  I came back to the table and asked everyone what their opinion was on tattoos...and they all wanted to know where I came up with this topic of discussion....and it was because of the smell of the Dial!  :D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: scurvygirl on September 06, 2007, 10:11:07 PM
I'm all about Method liquid soap. Love. It.

Ditto.  It's the best!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 07, 2007, 01:45:20 AM
the method soap that foams.  it's the kewlest. 

bar soap seems very, very unsanitary.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 07, 2007, 08:59:42 AM
Quote from: redbobsled
bar soap seems very, very unsanitary.

Quote from: Chandler Bing
"It's soap! It's self-cleaning!!!"

We have that foaming liquid stuff.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 07, 2007, 09:10:04 AM
QOTD

What type of phone do you use most regularly?


I use a traditional trimline phone:
(http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-63847184030865_1961_10657185)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 07, 2007, 09:38:12 AM
We also use traditional trim line phones w/ caller id. My cell phone is for emergencies only.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 07, 2007, 09:45:40 AM
The dude and i both only have cell phones, no landline.  AT&T can eat a dick.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 07, 2007, 09:52:37 AM
I have a cellphone and nothing else. I don't even use my work phone very much.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on September 07, 2007, 09:57:23 AM
I have a cellphone and nothing else. I don't even use my work phone very much.

Ditto for me. And I don't even use that much except to text. I prefer to chat in person I guess. I wish I could use my rollover minutes for texting...
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 07, 2007, 10:07:29 AM
We have a land line because we live in Hurricane Country and the first thing to go were the cell phones.  We've been debating getting rid of it.  We pay $40 a month for the priviledge of not using it more than 5 minutes a month and getting 100 spam phone calls that I signed up on the national database not to receive.

My cell is a Samsung A900 (their version of the razr) and it is well-loved and well-used.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: MissKitty on September 07, 2007, 11:00:35 AM
We have a cordless Sony of some description.

I rarely use my cell.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on September 07, 2007, 12:17:32 PM
I have just the cellphone, because it's cheaper.  I've never sent a single text with it, and I rarely make calls when I'm not in my house.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 07, 2007, 12:40:15 PM
We have a cordless Uniden that I use primarily.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 07, 2007, 01:02:57 PM
We have 3 cordless phones.  I am not sure of the brand.  Southwestern Bell or something?  They work.  That's what counts.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 07, 2007, 04:46:13 PM
I have 2 cordless and a trimline.  The 1 cordless gets used most often. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 07, 2007, 06:05:42 PM
I never use an actual phone.  I have Skype.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 08, 2007, 04:27:07 AM
Liquid soap.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 08, 2007, 04:29:21 AM
And a cell phone. Although I actually don't have one yet. But I don't have a landline, either, and won't be getting one. Even when we get high-speed in our new place (more about that later) and require a landline, I doubt very much we'll plug a phone in, too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 10, 2007, 08:55:12 AM
QOTD

What do you think is the best stadium in college football?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 10, 2007, 09:17:14 AM
Errrr... ummm... yeah.  Well, I love football, but not at the college level.

I've been to Miami of Oxford's field (junk), UCF's (the new one opens this week, this was the Citrus Bowl which blows goats), UC's (old Nippert, not the remodeled one) and OSU's (huge).  I didn't really think any of them compared to any of the pro stadiums... except there were a ton more drunk kids there.  Which made the hard bleachers just THAT much more annoying.

I think the best ones I've seen on TV are either LSU's Tiger Stadium or Notre Dame's ND Stadium.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 10, 2007, 09:46:15 AM
QOTD

What do you think is the best stadium in college football?

I don't really have an opinion on the best stadium, but after witnessing an awesome ND/Michigan game at The Big House, I'd say Michigan's stadium should be in the running.  It was amazing!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 10, 2007, 10:26:01 AM
I'm definitely biased but.....

Memorial Stadium (Clemson) aka Death Valley! Especially since they added the new West End Section.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 10, 2007, 01:39:26 PM
I, too, am biased. Beaver Stadium at Penn State, baby! More than 110,000 strong! During football games I can hear the crowd at my condo miles across town.

(http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Mike-Smith/Penn-State---Beaver-Stadium-Print-C10041953.jpeg)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 10, 2007, 02:34:50 PM
The Rose Bowl! 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 10, 2007, 02:35:10 PM
I'm in for any stadium that's full of beaver.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 10, 2007, 03:43:51 PM
I'm in for any stadium that's full of beaver.

*rimjob!* ... er, I mean, *rimshot!*
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 10, 2007, 09:08:31 PM
Neyland Stadium at Tennessee. It's incredible to be there with 100,000 people all wearing orange and singing "Rocky Top" It's loud, it's rude, it's got spirit, yes we do!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 11, 2007, 06:28:50 AM
I was impressed with Death Valley, although being up in the second deck gave me a headache because it was so steep. But I'll be all sentimental and say Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. It's a great setting in amongst the pine trees, is on-campus, and is what a college football stadium should be.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 11, 2007, 08:51:23 AM
Oh, there's no doubt that it's Neyland Stadium.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 11, 2007, 08:52:58 AM
QOTD

How often do you use a VCR (either recording or playback)?


Only to transfer shows to family members. It's been several months, but I have 5 hours I need to record.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 11, 2007, 09:02:45 AM
I can't remember the last time I used a VCR. I need to use our VCR to transfer our home video tapes to DVD, but I have yet to start that process.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 11, 2007, 09:09:05 AM
Never! We actually have DVRs here. Amazing, I know.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 11, 2007, 09:16:45 AM
Once the new fall season starts up, it'll be used damn near every day.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 11, 2007, 10:35:21 AM
I have my VCR connected to the compy... to transfer old home movies and junk I have no other access to DVD.

I did most of the important stuff... so I doubt I've fired it up for months.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on September 11, 2007, 11:23:58 AM
I use it weekly to record shows. Once I move out in the next month or so, I'll be back to using the DVR.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 11, 2007, 11:41:06 AM
What's a VCR?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 11, 2007, 12:04:17 PM
We have one at the apartment, but it's only used to watch the old tapes that I have... if I feel like watching them. I haven't used it in months, but I do plan to watch a bit of Star Wars soon and I'll have to fire it up for that.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 11, 2007, 12:41:52 PM
Our bedroom TV has a built in DVD and VCR.  So, we SEE it every day, but I don't think we've used it but once or twice in the 2.5 years we've had the TV.  That's what dual Tivos are for!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 11, 2007, 10:18:23 PM
not very- unless ella has recorded something for me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 11, 2007, 10:51:49 PM
Every day
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 12, 2007, 08:37:37 AM
QOTD

How did you get back and forth to elementary school as a child?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 12, 2007, 09:28:10 AM
Kindergarten: we walked. We moved during first grade and had to ride the bus.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on September 12, 2007, 09:35:02 AM
I walked.  In either my first or second week of kindergarten, on my walk in, I threw a glass bottle in the street (I loved and still love the sound of breaking glass).  I guess a neighbor saw me, reported me to the school and I spent the first of many mornings in the principal's office. 

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 12, 2007, 09:40:08 AM
Walked or rode a bike until the middle of 5th grade...we moved and had to ride the bus. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on September 12, 2007, 09:40:22 AM
Kindergarten & First Grade: walked

Then they closed Oakley School and I went to Anderson Place, so

Gr. 2-6: School Bus
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 12, 2007, 09:48:34 AM
Bus.  And I was always one of the last ones on the route....ugh.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 12, 2007, 09:59:50 AM
My Mom drove me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on September 12, 2007, 10:37:58 AM
I rode the bus. The bus stopped at my driveway, so it worked out good.  The other kids at our bus stop had to walk to our house. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 12, 2007, 11:27:21 AM
Walked.

When I was in K and 1st, the school was directly behind my house. They tore it down after I finished 1st grade.

For 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th, the school was in what had been the old high school, which was four doors down from my house (and is now the community house and police department).

In 4th grade, I walked about 3-4 blocks b/c for some reason that year they housed the 4th and 5th graders in the former Catholic elementary school beside the church.

Now the elementary school is in the next town, I think.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 12, 2007, 12:01:43 PM
Rode the schoolbus.  It was a less than 10 minute ride.  The bus stopped just down the street on the corner, and we all used to have tons of fun waiting for the bus there. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2007, 12:18:47 PM
I walked to school for elementary school. It was less than a 10 minute walk, I imagine, but to someone that young it seemed like miles and miles. Oddly, I found out later that we happened to live in one of the very few zones throughout the city where there wasn't an obviously close school. So I had one of the longest walks possible in the entire district.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 12, 2007, 01:51:35 PM
I always rode the bus. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 12, 2007, 04:00:11 PM
K-4... took the bus.

5th and 6th grade... ThePhysicsMatt and I walked to school together (Jefferson Elementary Safety Patrol ROCKS!) most days... unless it was really nasty out... then we'd snag the bus at the last stop it made on the way to school from its adventures in the Avalon Trailor Ghetto.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on September 12, 2007, 08:30:21 PM
Rode from bus Grades 1-3. Then my mom drove us to school.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 12, 2007, 08:41:46 PM
Our mom drove us to school in the morning and in the afternoon we took the bus home.  Then we had to walk from the bus stop to the house, which was about a mile. (Uphill, both ways, in the snow)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 12, 2007, 10:17:52 PM
Our mom drove us to school in the morning and in the afternoon we took the bus home.  Then we had to walk from the bus stop to the house, which was about a mile. (Uphill, both ways, in the snow)
And later on in junior high and high school it included carrying 20 pounds of books (I weighed them one week) and a musical instrument.

In first grade, some days I was the only one who got off the bus at the end of our road. Mom usually picked me up somewhere along the way, but if I got to the next to last house before ours (which was about a third of the way home), I'd stop there and sit until she arrived. I was so glad when the bus finally went halfway down our road when I was in fifth grade.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 13, 2007, 08:30:53 AM
QOTD

How often do you get your hair cut?


About every six weeks.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 13, 2007, 08:32:28 AM
About every 6-8 weeks, or whenever my color needs a kick in the pants.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 13, 2007, 08:59:12 AM
Yeah, I'd say every 6-7 weeks.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 13, 2007, 09:06:36 AM
I walked to school, dammit! Didn't matter how far I lived away, either.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 13, 2007, 09:07:42 AM
Now that I have a job where I need to look presentable in front of the public and can't wear a hat all the time, I try to get a trim every month or so.

It's been 4 1/2 weeks since my last one and I'm starting to look a little shaggy in the back.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 13, 2007, 09:23:02 AM
About 3-4 weeks between cuts.  The whole "the best haircut is when no one realizes you needed one and/or got one" approach is pretty much ground into us here at work.

Being a dude whose two main feelings on hair are:

1. I'm glad I have a full head of it
2. I want it to take less than 1 minute to fix in the morning

This really helps me in that regard.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 13, 2007, 09:26:05 AM
Not as often as I should (it's been 18 months since my last cut), but I'm going in for a cut in two weeks! My husband cuts his about every 3 weeks.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on September 13, 2007, 09:35:56 AM
Not very often.  I have curly hair that is a pain to style, so I usually put it up.  If I wear it down, pretty much any cut looks the same, so I usually go a long time between cuts.  I need a trim now (last cut was in April) but I am not going to have a lot cut off because I am growing it out for my wedding updo.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 13, 2007, 09:49:46 AM
About every six weeks
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 13, 2007, 10:20:06 AM
When it starts getting long enough to comb.  So I guess about every 7 weeks?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2007, 11:38:19 AM
I'm with Poncho on this one. Every 3-4 weeks.
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Post by: foolsgold on September 13, 2007, 11:49:39 AM
Every six to eight months.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jen on September 13, 2007, 04:36:27 PM
When I can afford it.  ;D And when I get tired of the style and want something different. So that usually means about every 6 months.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 13, 2007, 05:16:14 PM
I SHOULD get it cut every 6-8 weeks, but it's been since December.  Part of the problem lies in having moved around a lot and never finding anyone out here I've liked that much.  I always go to the woman in Cincinnati who has cut my hair since I was 15.  But I'm only in Cincinnati at Christmas.  So, I usually find someplace else to go out here one other time per year.  I keep meaning to go to the woman who cuts Brian's hair, because she's really good and is in a very nice salon, but I keep getting busy.

Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 13, 2007, 09:09:04 PM
Usually 6-8 weeks. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on September 13, 2007, 10:40:52 PM
Ah, to be young again. I started going to my hair dresser when she was a fresh out of cosmo school newbie, my hair was long and I had no grey. I could go months without a cut and it was cheap. Now my hair is short, my roots are grey and my hair dresser is a "Master Designer" or some shit. This means I have to go every 5 weeks or so (I try to stretch it out to 7 weeks) and it costs me an arm and a leg. But my hair looks fabulous.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 14, 2007, 08:49:38 AM
QOTD

Have you ever been to a television studio?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 14, 2007, 08:53:10 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 14, 2007, 09:03:08 AM
Not only have I been to one, but spent two grueling years slaving away in one.  Thanks, jerk...er, Daily Buzz!

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Post by: clemsonfan on September 14, 2007, 12:06:35 PM
Nope
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 14, 2007, 01:10:38 PM
Yep

I had a girlfriend who worked for Southern (now Meridian) Television.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 14, 2007, 01:39:19 PM
Yep. Hosted a music video show on a local station back home when I was in college; worked at WPSU (Penn State's PBS station) after I switched colleges to Penn State; went to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or something like that) studios in 1990 for a Kids in the Hall taping; and now the WPSU studios are located in my office building, so I'm in there quite a bit to visit old friends who still work there.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 14, 2007, 01:55:37 PM
Yes, a local TV station and for a Tonight Show taping.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Content Chick on September 14, 2007, 02:30:39 PM
If you count being in the audience for Bob Braun, Uncle Al and Play It Safe, then yes.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 14, 2007, 02:55:12 PM
Yes, several.  Like CC, I also was in studios for Bob Braun and Uncle Al tapings.  I also went to the first taping of 8 Simple Rules right when we moved out here.  And then some other studios on studio tours. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on September 14, 2007, 05:01:57 PM
I did the Uncle Al show in 1976 or 1977 and was chosen to do "the Twist" on the tree stump, because I was the best.

Anyone who's seen me dance as an adult would be absolutely gobsmacked that I once won a dancing contest.  :o
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 14, 2007, 06:45:24 PM
Yes.  At two local television stations.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 14, 2007, 10:53:05 PM
yes, but I've forgotten what the show was.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 16, 2007, 09:16:13 AM
Put me down for the whole Uncle Al thing. Plus, I remember going on a field trip to the Channel 9 studios when I was in elementary school and messing around with the magnetic weather map.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2007, 08:27:42 PM
No. I am a loser.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 17, 2007, 08:43:53 AM
QOTD

What signals that it is the end of summer for you?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: clemsonfan on September 17, 2007, 08:59:51 AM
The first day I wear a jacket outside.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: kcneon on September 17, 2007, 09:10:18 AM
Usually it's when college football starts, but this year it was about a week or so after Labor Day when I noticed how the angle of the sun was changing.  A little sad, but I do love fall weather...just dread those snowy days having to drive to work!  :(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 17, 2007, 09:19:41 AM
a few things - having to wear a jacket in early morning or at night, warming the car up (like i had to this morning), leaves turning, and the sky getting dark before 10 pm.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 17, 2007, 09:20:01 AM
Apparently, getting into a plane, flying halfway around the world and stepping outside to 50-degree weather where previously it was 95 and I was swimming every day.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 17, 2007, 09:21:59 AM
The sun is only just starting to come up on my morning commute.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 17, 2007, 11:10:51 AM
Summer officially ends some time in January or February when it's not 85+ every single day.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2007, 11:32:55 AM
When it starts getting dark and I'm still at work?
When my feet are cold all the time?
When I can't lay around in my apartment wearing shorts and a tshirt?
When I start wearing a light jacket?
Football?
When my summer sports end?
When I'm suddenly not as happy as I used to be, because I know summer's ended and thus winter's right around the corner?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 17, 2007, 12:50:43 PM
When it starts to smell like Fall.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 17, 2007, 06:41:22 PM
Football.
And when our school programs start back up (and even better is that I am not in charge of them anymore!)
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: trixi on September 17, 2007, 09:58:57 PM
When the pool closes and it gets dark before 9 pm. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 18, 2007, 08:54:38 AM
QOTD

What's the last buffet style restaurant that you've gone to?


I went to Sweet Tomatoes a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by: Poncho on September 18, 2007, 09:09:09 AM
Biergarten... Germany Pavilion in Epcot.
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Post by: clemsonfan on September 18, 2007, 09:48:22 AM
Biergarten... Germany Pavilion in Epcot.

I'm so jealous!


I think it was Golden Corrale for us. The kids love that place. I think it's mediocre at best.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on September 18, 2007, 10:04:07 AM
I think probably the lunch buffet at Sher-E-Punjab on Kenny Rd., but that was awhile ago. I need to go again.  ;D
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 18, 2007, 10:05:29 AM
Yesterday -- the Gardens Restaurant at The Penn Stater Conference Center. I'll be there again today.  :P
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 18, 2007, 10:07:18 AM
Does a wedding reception count? If so, one month ago. If not, it would be an indian buffet two years ago.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on September 18, 2007, 10:17:49 AM
Last week in Hawaii we went for all-you-can-eat crab legs at a restaurant in the hotel. It was set up buffet style - I was less than impressed. We also ate several meals at the buffets on the cruise ship.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on September 18, 2007, 10:18:40 AM
A bunch of times last week.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 18, 2007, 10:29:57 AM
My folks took the dude and I to Ryan's a couple weeks ago.  They go there alot, because it's the only restaurant my weirdo grandma will eat in - but it was pretty damn awesome for a buffet.  Their fried chicken is the chippity chomp, and my folks' "usual" waitress likes my dad so much that she brings him giant plates of fried shrimp that are not found on the buffet. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Megs79 on September 18, 2007, 11:03:22 AM
We went to a chinese buffet for someone's last day last week.  The only thing that was really good there was the mongolian bbq. and the ice cream.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 18, 2007, 06:02:05 PM
A couple of weeks ago- there is a restaurant in an old garden store and they have a buffet. They've got a vegetarian bar, but last time I went they had nothing to put the spreads (olive, hummus) on!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 18, 2007, 11:33:18 PM
I think buffets are really, really nasty.  We occasionally used to go to Souplantation (which is soups and salads and healthy fare), but even that grosses me out with the e.coli scares that chain has had lately over contaminated lettuce and the like.  I think the last time I was at souplantation was probably almost 2 years ago, and that would be the most recent buffet experience.  I don't even like salad bars. 
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 18, 2007, 11:39:33 PM
Buffet.... as in, you pay a certain amount and eat all you can? Man, I have no idea - maybe between 2002 and 2004 when I was in DC? I seriously don't think I've been to one in ages.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 19, 2007, 08:45:04 AM
QOTD

What new TV show are you looking forward to the most this fall?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 19, 2007, 09:11:59 AM
It's a tie between Heroes and the unit. All the new shows I really want to see are on cable, so I can't see them :(
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 19, 2007, 10:04:32 AM
New shows?

I'm curious if "Pushing Up Daisies" is just quirky stupid or quirky witty/fun.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 19, 2007, 10:51:44 AM
Big Bang Theory on CBS
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 19, 2007, 04:05:23 PM
season 5 of nip/tuck!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 19, 2007, 07:42:42 PM
None of them.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: va-vacious on September 19, 2007, 07:55:58 PM
the return of Friday Night Lights!!!
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Jonathan on September 19, 2007, 08:04:01 PM
I went to a buffet when I was in Vegas in March. It was mediocre at best. I can't remember any buffets since then. I try to stay away from all-you-can-eat places because they spell nothing but trouble for me anymore. Kinda like strip clubs do for Pacman Jones.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: redbobsled on September 19, 2007, 11:54:32 PM
Once I finish setting up both Tivos with new season passes, I will probably have over 100 season passes, if that answers your question.

All the shows I like tend to get cancelled, so I start the season recording anything that looks remotely interesting and then just delete season passes (or have them deleted for me as everything gets cancelled). 

I think these are the new shows I will be season pass-ing:

Chuck
Pushing Daisies
Private Practice (although it looks like shit - I want to get in on it in case it improves)
Gossip Girl (I've read the books!)
Bionic Woman
Dirty Sexy Money
Aliens in America
Reaper
Journeyman
Kitchen Nightmares
new season of Survivor
Moonlight (maybe, but it also looks shitty, so maybe not)


This is why I don't do anything besides work, homework, and tv.  I never know what to tell people then they ask me about hobbies, because the real answer is "tv.  tv above all else.  And those people who say 'oh, i don't have a tv.' or ' i never watch tv.  except for pbs or bbc america' should go away.  far, far away.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 20, 2007, 12:48:53 AM
I'm also a TV junkie. Here's the new shows I'm going to sample this fall:
Viva Laughlin
Chuck
Big Bang Theory
Aliens in America
Journeyman
Reaper
Pushing Daises
Back to You
Dirty Sexy Money
Big Shots
Moonlight
Nashville
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: vizzah on September 20, 2007, 08:38:01 AM

Nashville


i haven't seen any adverts for this - what network is it going to be on?  and if you feel like elaborating, what's it all about?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 20, 2007, 09:00:25 AM
Nashville is Fox's newest reality show, it's a few people trying to land record deals and gain fame in Nashville.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 20, 2007, 09:04:05 AM
Cuddly beat me to it.

QOTD

What is your preferred pair of headphones?


I have some entry level sound canceling ones that are quite nice for flights.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on September 20, 2007, 09:25:37 AM
A few years ago, Nate recommended Grado (http://gradolabs.com/frameset_main.htm) SR-60's and he did not steer me wrong.  Those things sound great and are very affordable.

I just bought a pair of ATH-ANC7s (http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/files/b119514c711bc4b0/0246_2750_00_ath_anc7s_vreview.pdf) and I really like them as well.  They are my first pair of noise-canceling headphones, they did a very good job on a recent flight, the price was pretty good (the $225 is only the list price) and they compared quite favorably to the Bose line.   
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 20, 2007, 09:42:50 AM
I don't own any headphones, all the money I'd use on nifty electronics for me has been going toward bills and stuff for the kid.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: rva on September 20, 2007, 09:49:53 AM
Either the cheap plastic speakers with foam or the cheap plastic in-ear.  Whatever comes with the electronic product I purchased or was saved from a previous electronic product.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: mik on September 20, 2007, 10:04:25 AM
I also use whatever headphones come which the electronic device I purchased (1 of my 2 mp3 players).
However, last week I found a pair of headphones that someone left behind on a shuttle bus while I was in Hawaii. They are the noise-cancellation type sold by Sharper Image. I looked them up on-line and they retail for $70. I haven't tried them out yet so I don't know if they are any good. I had thought about turning them into the bus driver, but realized that they would then just become his, not mine. He seemed like the type that would keep them.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 20, 2007, 10:11:47 AM
Meh... I rarely have a use for headphones, so I use the ones that come with the device.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 20, 2007, 10:41:14 AM
I chew through the cords (gross, I know) whilst at work, so I make sure I buy the cheapest ones I can. But I want them to be the old standard over the head kind with some foam. Not earbuds.

For my mp3 player, I'm just using the buds that came with it. I'd like some noise cancelling ones, but I haven't gotten around to getting them.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: The Hegemo on September 20, 2007, 01:20:49 PM
Earbuds hurt my ears and fall out all the time, so whatever are not those.

I've got some of the big DJ type headphones on my stereo at home. I actually like those best, but you kind of look stupid walking around with those attached to an iPod, so they're only for home.

I have some Sony ones that have the padded speakers like the old Walkman headphones but clip over each ear. I use those with my iPod.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 20, 2007, 01:50:21 PM
I have a couple pairs of USB microphone headsets for my computers that I also use for music listening.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 20, 2007, 08:27:45 PM
I chew through the cords whilst at work

Please. Tell us more.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Dan on September 20, 2007, 09:19:43 PM
You should see my pens. I can always identify which ones are mine at a meeting.

Anyway, the cords get pretty bad so even though I can still hear fine I tend to buy new headphones. Although one time I did chew through them so much that I could short out one of the ears. It pissed me off. I've yet to be shocked, which is shocking.

Hah! I crack me up.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 21, 2007, 08:52:52 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite state/national park?
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: foolsgold on September 21, 2007, 08:56:54 AM
Yellowstone far and away.  Acadia is awesome too.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: whigsgeek on September 21, 2007, 09:05:45 AM
Barataria Preserve (Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve) -- Marrero, Louisiana
Acadia National Park -- Bar Harbor, Maine
Rocky Mountain National Park -- Colorado
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 21, 2007, 09:54:21 AM
Letchworth state park (http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkId=12) is awesome in the fall.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Poncho on September 21, 2007, 10:30:58 AM
It's a tossup between Yellowstone and  Acadia for me.
Title: Re: QOTD X
Post by: Buzzstein on September 21, 2007, 04:26:54 PM
You should see my pens. I can always identify which ones are mine at a meeting.

Anyway, the cords get pretty bad so even though I can still hear fine I t