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by stockpot
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1474621

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Hi thread! So in addition to being a useful stainless steel kitchen item, I happen to be a lady. And in addition to being a lady, I happen to like other ladies. And here or there, really very, very infrequently, a few gentlemen as well. I'm pretty okay with this. The weird thing is, way back when, t...
by stockpot
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484177

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I don't think straight-up porn is included in that, but I think the women I know would be more okay admitting to reading semi-erotica than the men would. That might be more a statement on the people I choose to associate with, though. Ladyquestion: For those of you who wear them, how often do you re...
by stockpot
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quality clothing/style for the overweight
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Quality clothing/style for the overweight

Avoid wearing pants which encourage your belly hang over your belt like so.
by stockpot
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Money-saving ideas
Replies: 66
Views: 5730

Re: Money-saving ideas

Amoeba wrote:If you're really in a hurry or particularly like soggy bread, you can microwave them, I guess.
Toasters are good for hurrying up frozen bread, plus they don't make anything soggy.
by stockpot
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quality clothing/style for skinny males(with fedoras)
Replies: 40
Views: 7976

Re: Quality clothing/style for skinny males(with fedoras)

If you're short on funds, trawl the local 2nd hand stores for nice clothes that fit. Make sure to doublecheck for stains, but one can usually find some interesting things there, maybe even more hats.
by stockpot
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hats!
Replies: 14
Views: 1717

Re: Hats!

The photo-bowler does look very nice, but I think fedoras are spiffier in general. Why don't you bring a friend and a camera with you into a hat shop?
by stockpot
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your biases
Replies: 124
Views: 9793

Re: Your biases

Towards: Women in camouflage pants People with British accents People with Indian accents The elderly Physically attractive people (by my standards, not yours) Anyone with a hat on Children under 12 Men in kilts Religious people Against: Religious people who talk about it excessively Those who are b...
by stockpot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484177

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

also i have a question. have any of you ever used PMS as an excuse to get something, say chocolat, from a male friend. it works a treat coz they just don't want to question it. I can buy my own chocolate, but I definitely use PMS as an excuse to eat far more of it than I'd otherwise consider accept...
by stockpot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 190781

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

About two months ago, I lost feeling in half each of two of my toes, and it still hasn't come back. :(
by stockpot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns a suit?
Replies: 70
Views: 7435

Re: Who owns a suit?

I have a well-matching pair of black sportcoat and slacks, but no real "suit." I think they're quite nifty, but as a female with a nonformal job, I can't justify that purchase to myself right yet. :(
by stockpot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453450

Re: Questions For The World

I was going to dismiss this out of hand, but now you've made me curious if there actually is anyone on here in Saudi Arabia. (I'm guessing no, except maybe expats working for Saudi companies.) It's not only Saudi Arabia. Morocco also has quite the powerful king, and (according to Wikipedia) so do B...
by stockpot
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453450

Re: Questions For The World

And for residents of countries whose monarchs do have substantial power, how do you feel about that?
by stockpot
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3484177

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Also, I know I've asked this before, but wtf, long hair? Last night I had a semi-fancy birthday party to go to, and I couldn't make it do anything. It's long, uber-straight, thick...uncooperative....I feel I will never master the art of anything beyond a basic ponytail or braided bun. French braids...
by stockpot
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Image resizing: It's free and easy!
Replies: 18
Views: 1981

Re: Image resizing: It's free and easy!

GuitarFreak wrote:I've been using irfanview for the last few years and it's great. Saves high quality jpgs, and preserves the aspect ratio so it doesn't look all messed up. You can get it at irfanview.com

And it has mad batch processing skillz!
by stockpot
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453450

Re: Questions For The World

Can Americans tell the difference between British, Australian, New Zealand and South African accents? We can tell the difference between British and Australian, but most of us very rarely hear New Zealand or South African accents. To me, a South African speaker will sound like they have a distinctl...
by stockpot
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me Name my (SomethingSomething)!
Replies: 64
Views: 5020

Re: Calling on the Geek Collective

Varanus, the "Monitor." (Oho! Bad pun.)
by stockpot
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Impenetratable barrier
Replies: 18
Views: 2764

Re: Impenetratable barrier

It is rather hard to do because I do not really talk in English to anybody except myself (there is a related thing - when I talk to myself in english I speak much better english then I do on rare occasions I need to talk in it to someone else). I guess you can take any of my longer posts... though ...
by stockpot
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453450

Re: Questions For The World

Also, do all American public schools lack uniforms? If so/not, how do you feel about this? At least on the west coast, almost all of them lack uniforms. Instead we have dress codes which may often ban things like baggy clothing, bandanas, hats, and non-ear piercings. I've never heard of a public sc...
by stockpot
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spots, Zits and Pimples R Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 10025

Re: Spots, Zits and Pimples R Us!

Poor man's solution (good for mild cases): 1. Wash and dry face. 2. Pour boiling water over the corner of a towel. 3. As soon as the wet towel doesn't hurt to touch, press it to your face/back/wherever, and hold it there until it stops being very warm. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 a few times. It won't k...
by stockpot
Mon May 26, 2008 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Killing time in Seattle
Replies: 29
Views: 2479

Re: Killing time in Seattle

I actually haven't heard of Not a Number, but Archie McPhee's is just a store. An awesome store. With...little plastic bugs and Nihilist Mints and things. The address is 2428 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. The hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 am - 7 pm, Sun. 11 am - 6 pm. It's basically toys, gifts, co...
by stockpot
Sun May 25, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Killing time in Seattle
Replies: 29
Views: 2479

Re: Killing time in Seattle

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! You should go to Archie McPhee's! !! Oh definitely. The area that it's in is really neat, too. For a slightly different take on the same sort of humor, visit Not A Number about two miles east in the Wallingford neighborhood. As far as touristey things go, the Seattle Undergr...
by stockpot
Sun May 18, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Geekdar?
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Geekdar?

The people who won't make full eye contact me, get awkward when complimented by girls, and always have a novel, calculator, or laptop at hand are more often than not geeks.
by stockpot
Sun May 04, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Stupid School Policies
Replies: 177
Views: 17000

Re: Stupid School Policies

My favorite rule from my middle school (the last place I had a dress code): "No costumes that scatter feathers all over the place."
by stockpot
Sun May 04, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: NOLS/Outward Bound - Wilderness Education
Replies: 13
Views: 4569

Re: NOLS/Outward Bound - Wilderness Education

NOLS sounds amazing, but all the courses are either incredibly expensive or they take during the summer when I'd prefer to be getting paid for my living outside. Besides getting a degree, are there any other ways of getting into outdoor leadership?
by stockpot
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My house is boring!
Replies: 50
Views: 4052

Re: My house is boring!

A whole bunch of framed portraits

of yourself.
by stockpot
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8826

Re: Best place in America to live?

Sounds like one of the cities in the Northwest would be a good fit for you. The obvious choices are Seattle and Portland, but you might like the smaller, more collegey Olympia, WA or Eugene or Corvallis, OR. If you like the idea of Seattle, but don't like Seattle's housing prices, you could live in ...
by stockpot
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9457

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

So heres a question to the more experienced in life, how do I keep myself mentally stimulated without eating up my free time or disturbing class to get more in depth explanations, and is beefing up my workload with 3 intensive senior courses a good idea as a sophomore? Boring classes are indeed unp...
by stockpot
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0398: "Tap That Ass"
Replies: 108
Views: 38718

Re: "Tap That Ass" Discussion

Unfamiliar with the meaning of "tap" in panel 1, I assumed that the stick figure was planning to sleep with someone powerful in order to be promoted to committee chair.
by stockpot
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How normal are you?
Replies: 129
Views: 10141

Re: How normal are you?

I'd say I'm a pretty normal object. Stockpots are common things, and I was mass-produced in a factory rather than "handcrafted" or anything fancy like that.

JayDee wrote:I'm mostly normal during the day. At night I tend more to parallel.
Oh, just like my best friend!
by stockpot
Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Applications 2008
Replies: 141
Views: 12787

Re: Applications 2008

It makes it even harder that this discussion is written rather than spoken. The university to which fukiyo and kellsbells applied is written as "UW" but correctly pronounced "the Yoo-Dub." Most other UWs have slightly less lazy pronunciations.
by stockpot
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reptiles, amphibians and bugs are more interesting than you.
Replies: 111
Views: 8041

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

It's....possible not to like butterflies? I don't really like butterflies. I mean, I don't dislike them, and I think they're pretty from far away, but they aren't any sort of happy shiny magical creature to me like they are to some people. Large insects scare me a little (until they're dead. Then t...
by stockpot
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.
Replies: 56
Views: 12059

Re: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.

All of the things you listed as veggies are "really" botanical fruits.
by stockpot
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Volunteering
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Volunteering

This is an excellent post on the topic: Where and How I found Volunteer Jobs/What to Expect Volunteering from true life planet. There's a list of places to look at the end. Also, if you change your mind and want to do conservation work in the United States, many of these organizations will pay you a...
by stockpot
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic
Replies: 71
Views: 11866

Re: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic

grapes (or berries) have to be washed before you can eat them Only if you buy them from a store which bought them from a farmer who sprayed pesticides all over them. I grow my own grapes and berries or find them wild by trails and roadsides. No washing needed at all. Blueberries are especially easy...
by stockpot
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic
Replies: 71
Views: 11866

Re: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic

I guess I think everything's pretty tasty.
(All of this assuming, of course, that the fruit's good quality, in season, that you peel the membranes off of the grapefruit instead of chomping it all down like a barbarian, and that red apple isn't a Red Delicious)
by stockpot
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.
Replies: 56
Views: 12059

Re: how many kinds of fruit can you list? goal= >100.

I count 95 apple apricot Avocado banana bilberry bittermelon blackberry blackcurrant blueberry boysenberry breadfruit buddha's hand Cantelope/Rockmelon capsicum cashews (does it still count if the fruit is poisonous?) cherry Chokeberry Choko clementine crabapple (yes, these are different from apples...
by stockpot
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An odd question for the ladies
Replies: 42
Views: 4339

Re: An odd question for the ladies

Interesting, grounded person, maybe on the masculine side for some mannerisms, but with more feminine facial structure.

Not necessarily in that order of importance.

Why are you wondering?
by stockpot
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone remember a country during the Reagan Era....
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Does anyone remember a country during the Reagan Era....

The US and/or Reagan didn't do anything drastic to help when Poland was under martial law. People died from that, though maybe not as many as would have had Poland-USSR relations turned out differently.

Is that the sort of thing you're looking for?
by stockpot
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 24351

Re: What am I supposed to do with *this*?

Parsnips (with celery and carrots) make wonderful vegetable soup stocks. Cabbage is always good for stir frying, or, if it's red cabbage, you can make rotkraut.
by stockpot
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegan Food
Replies: 47
Views: 21797

Re: Vegan Food

Crisco is now trans fat free, so it's no longer such an unhealthy alternative when Earth balance won't work.

Crumbled tofu with salt works suprisingly well in the place of cheese for lasagna. Of course, you still need other flavorings.

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