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by Amarantha
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 225758

Re: The Liquor Thread

5yo Ardbeg I remember the Almost There releases being very good. I bet 5yo Ardbeg would be a very refreshing dram. But I wonder would the peat be overwhelming without more oak to contain it? Presumably all the peat is in the malt from the beginning, and would still be there in full force early in t...
by Amarantha
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 716237

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

My position analysis was successful - my pay grade has gone up TWO levels! Now I just need to try for some back pay. My husband got a totally awesome new job (also with a pretty substantial pay rise). I don't have to go back to work for another two weeks. (Though we do have to turn up to all the awe...
by Amarantha
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 225758

Re: The Liquor Thread

Speaking of such things, there's a malt called Ledaig that's released very young, that I think is made in Springbank. It's a bit cheaper than most, and really delicious. Definitely worth a look, considering that the Springbanks I was selling in your neck of the woods were about $150 or something. I...
by Amarantha
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1324
Views: 258748

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Edit: I forgot to ask! WHen you drink water whilst drinking, what effect does it have? Say I have 3 pints of cider, then with the following 7 pints I also have a glass of water. Other than needing to pee more often, will I notice any difference to anything? The only thing is that you'll be better d...
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 225758

Re: The Liquor Thread

So what's up with lowland scotch, anyway? I've forgotten what the Campbeltoun malts are generally considered. They're from a peninsula West of Glasgow, and are actually far South of even the Lowlands distilleries. In any case, Springbank is one of the best standard releases, and some of its single ...
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Making homemade chili liquor
Replies: 20
Views: 5418

Re: Making homemade chili liquor

Personally I just stabbed a fresh locoto a few times and then put it in the bottle.
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music with crescendos?
Replies: 41
Views: 14776

Re: Music with crescendos?

Lots of classical has crescendo-y bits, but the one that comes to mind is the 1812 Overture. Everyone's familiar with the spectacular bit that has cannonfire, but apart from that it's pretty much 17 minutes of build-up.
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 117
Views: 32798

Re: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)

That's awesome, wst :)

And thanks, MT. Ya, my mate's talking up Marquez also. I really need to find the time to watch that next year.
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1324
Views: 258748

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Edit: I forgot to ask! WHen you drink water whilst drinking, what effect does it have? Say I have 3 pints of cider, then with the following 7 pints I also have a glass of water. Other than needing to pee more often, will I notice any difference to anything? The only thing is that you'll be better h...
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8617
Views: 1391989

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Burkitt wrote:<awesome money sw>
I lol'd so hard :D
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2535426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Rant: that my job is taking so much of my time that I haven't been able to come to the fora for like two weeks. TWO. WEEKS. Even when it's not go-live week, I can barely get here weekly. I wouldn't mind so much that the clients want us working all hours to fix unforeseen problems, if only said probl...
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6378222

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Keeping up on programming is hard. I keep picking it up but without some solid thing to program towards I have trouble thinking of projects and things to learn. And even worse, with no guidance, I can't be sure I'm not missing super simple things or doing everything in much more difficult ways than...
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4131
Views: 674636

Re: Today I Made:

Fried pig's brain: creamy creamy goodness.
Brine for a pig's tongue. Had no juniper berries; used gin.
Blood and sand, because I finally have cherry heering, so I bought an orange specially.
by Amarantha
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 117
Views: 32798

Re: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)

Never mind, I haven't seen 'em either. My friend tells me it's been better than MotoGP, but I've barely had time to even keep up with that lately.
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3261
Views: 236073

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Yes, ideally the author should have stood up for herself. Not your decision. She had a shitty choice to make, in which neither option was good for her, and she chose one. How/why she chose was based on her personal experiences and judgement, and has nothing to do with what you might think she "...
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2535426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Wtf apparently The Age doesn't know what 'sceptic' means. From an article with three authors and however many editors these things go through: "A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a sceptic all his life - giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who...
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 117
Views: 32798

Re: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)

How fucking ironic. Dug up this thread to RIP Simoncelli, and the last post was me doing the same for Tomizawa.

Now tempted to just let the thread die :(
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychopaths (info and experiences)
Replies: 54
Views: 14626

Re: Psychopaths (info and experiences)

by Amarantha
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4131
Views: 674636

Re: Today I Made:

According to my major project from my Chemistry degree, heavy metals denature bromelain. Er. Yeah. That's probably not useful information for someone wanting to make jelly.
by Amarantha
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1324
Views: 258748

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Drnuk! It's been so long. But when your awesome officemate goes on holiday tour and bequeaths you her leftover orange juice, but you don't really drink orange juice, what do you do? Tha't right, you mix cocktails. First I made a mokney gland (well sort of, if you count imitation grenadine-flavoured ...
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2535426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Awaiting news from a friend who is critical and still needs urgent medical attention, after falling headfirst from the second floor onto a flight of concrete stairs. Blood was flowing out her ears and she was screaming that her back hurt, yet it took half an hour for ambulances to arrive. That was ...
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Someday I will go _____, so that I can eat _____!
Replies: 57
Views: 11446

Re: Someday I will go _____, so that I can eat _____!

Now who's the bastard! *bes jealous*

Glad you liked it, though :)
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stand Mixer
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Stand Mixer

If you overdo mashed potatoes you can smash the starch cells, which makes them gluey. You might get away with using a mixer if you run it very slowly for a very short time.
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1324
Views: 258748

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Carlington (The Aussie) wrote:First time drinking.
Wtf kind of Aussie are you?
by Amarantha
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canadian MP declares debate on Abortion 're-opened'
Replies: 19
Views: 2863

Re: Canadian MP declares debate on Abortion 're-opened'

Jessica wrote:Personally, I also believe it goes to show 4) the majority of the objections to abortion are based more on "slut-shaming" and misogyny, then to do with the life of the child.
Here is a bloody good blog post about that.
by Amarantha
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What am I supposed to do with *this*?
Replies: 98
Views: 22113

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

by Amarantha
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee as a hobby?
Replies: 15
Views: 5660

Re: Coffee as a hobby?

If it weren't for the caffeine, I'd drink waaaay more coffee than I do. I love the taste, but I'm sensitive to the drug, so I try to stick to exactly one per day (in the morning). Usually it's bought from a cafe, but I make it at home inna moka pot or plunger on weekends if I don't go out. As Hawknc...
by Amarantha
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 150738

Re: Cocktails

Just because they're not classics doesn't mean they're not cocktails. I think they sound bloody awesome. Kind of like a salty dog highball, with some bellini elements from the peach.
by Amarantha
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What kind of cupcake?
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Re: What kind of cupcake?

Made these for our wedding (without the filling). They were highly praised.
by Amarantha
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 106765

Re: Tea Snobbery

Went yesterday to restock on plain black tea. Ended up going a bit nuts, and came home with some second-flush Darjeeling, Ti Guan Yin, lapsang souchong and a black tea with cherry leaves in. The two I've opened so far have been lovely.
by Amarantha
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Bechdel test
Replies: 393
Views: 42161

Re: The Bechdel test

omgryebread wrote:...if I'm watching a fantasy, I want my princess to stab some motherfuckers, claim the crown herself, then invade the prince's kingdom and sleep with his sister.
Sig'd for pure distilled awesome.
by Amarantha
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 205615

Re: Ice and Fire?

Izawwlgood wrote:
Czhorat wrote: that rape scenes are often eroticized

What? Has the person read the books? The rape scenes are horrific, terrifying, and lead us to feel nothing but revulsion and sympathy for those who are raped.
I don't know about "often", but Dany's wedding night certainly qualifies.
by Amarantha
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Hangover Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 16200

Re: The Hangover Thread

I can also testify from personal experience that codeine-based painkillers do an excellent job of curing hangover headaches. Allow me to add a caution from my own personal experience, that this can depend on the dosage of the codeine and the patient's sensitivity to same. I can take 16-20mg no prob...
by Amarantha
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6378222

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

What would be a good way to run a D&D game online? A private game for people I know, I don't really want to DM for strangers on the Internet. I have a campaign setting stuck in my head, but my D&D playing friends all live across the country now, and I can't really think how to go about it. ...
by Amarantha
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2535426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Open letter to health department: Fuck you. I should be able to buy a pack of fucking flu pills without being treated like a criminal. I should be able to buy another pack for my husband, who is much sicker than I and thus stayed at home. I should be able to expect that the gorram pharmacy will actu...
by Amarantha
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Diamond Planet Discovered
Replies: 45
Views: 4486

Re: Diamond Planet Discovered

My first thought was Clarke's 2010. Well, my first thought once I'd deduced the topic of the article from the fucking ridiculous headline on my newspaper's website: "It's the big bling theory as astronomers discover a girl's best friend in the universe". Seriously, WTF.
by Amarantha
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1082890

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Aaeriele wrote:for SRS
Good luck :)
by Amarantha
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 142412

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

I tend to just eat them with ricotta and a little honey as suggested inna Jamie Oliver book. I'm sure there are loads of other awesome ways; I just haven't got around to trying any.
by Amarantha
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What's your favorite soup?
Replies: 31
Views: 14135

Re: What's your favorite soup?

PatrickRsGhost wrote:...Most people call them green onions, but they're really scallions.

And +10 Internets to the person who can identify the source of that last sentence. WITHOUT Googling.
Sounds kind of IronChef-esque to me. Like the sort of thing Doc Hattori would say (or his voice-over guy, at least).
by Amarantha
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 142412

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

PictureSarah wrote:The tree in my new front yard keeps giving me these:
<most beautiful fig pics ever seen>
WANT

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