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by studyinserendipity
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Anyways, I really should find a new one, but I can't figure out how to approach it. It feels really embarassing, you know? I'm an adult, I should be able to handle basic stuff like this, but some part of my brain is going "you know it's probably better to die from cancer than to get into a vul...
by studyinserendipity
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Double post for update: Ended up buying the dress. It just needs some minor alterations including the length so now I need to sort out the shoes. Finding nice flipflops at this time of year is not the easiest in the world! A job for Saturday. Awesome! Congratulations on finding a dress. I will say ...
by studyinserendipity
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

That's cool that you're making your wedding dress! This doesn't really relate to specific patterns or buying fabrics, but one thing you'll want to think about is what kind of dress tops and fittings you enjoy in other pieces of clothing, since you won't really be able to try on your dress until it's...
by studyinserendipity
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1871: "Bun Alert"
Replies: 86
Views: 14653

Re: 1871: "Bun Alert"

GUYS. I saw the tiniest Urban Bunny yesterday on someone's lawn. It could fit in my hand, and I have rather small hands (can't reach more than an octave on the piano). It was pretty great. My husband and I do not have an electric alert system in place, but I am required to stop what I am doing, poin...
by studyinserendipity
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 466610

Re: Interviewing the fora

I have a lovely snake, his name is Olly and he is a ball python! He is very cute.

Do you like the snow?
by studyinserendipity
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 14538

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

eSOANEM wrote:
studyinserendipity wrote:Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.


But, but, that's 20017. Did I just sleep through 18000 years?
Welcome back, we missed you!!!
by studyinserendipity
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 14538

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.
by studyinserendipity
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90155
Views: 8787959

Re: Random natterings

On a completely unrelated matter, I've been taking dance classes. Never thought I'd say this, but dancing is quite a lot of fun :D Turns out that dancing is like a weird social parasite that latches onto your life, kills all your existing hobbies and relationships, and replaces them with dancing an...
by studyinserendipity
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I use coconut oil with a similar application process and a similar result; although in the summer when it's more humid, I just use water to avoid being too oily.
by studyinserendipity
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

I am sick, and so plan on spending most of the day asleep on the couch instead of having fun outside with you folks :( Makes me glad that I got to the park last week to have some socializing time!
by studyinserendipity
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cat Care (II?)
Replies: 27
Views: 8114

Re: Cat Care (II?)

Just chiming in to say that my parents' kittens/cats enjoy playing with odd things - one likes a pair of black stretchy gloves (although a black sock will do), one likes chasing and batting around hair elastics, one enjoys batting around those rings around the tops of milk bottles, and one doesn't r...
by studyinserendipity
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

D'awwwww fluffball!! She is super cute.
by studyinserendipity
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Yeah it's looking drier now so we're getting ready to head over too. See you there! :) Oh, for people who haven't met me, I'm wearing a green shirt with plant eating a person on the back advertising an old show of Little Shop of Horrors I was involved in. Spi has a grey dice shirt on, he's taller an...
by studyinserendipity
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

So we were just out getting groceries and it is kinda rainy (although really just damp and "spitting" as my mom likes to say). It's looking like next weekend is going to be sunny - do we want to postpone for better weather?
by studyinserendipity
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:02 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

Thanks Sandry ~ I was just about to check into the thread today to voice my approval for 2pm :)
I will probably bring hummus and carrots and maybe homemade granola bars.
by studyinserendipity
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Whose name comes after "Mrs."?
Replies: 25
Views: 6017

Re: Whose name comes after "Mrs."?

...what about it being a matter of individual choice? Address people the way they prefer. Ask if you're unsure. Conventions are just a system for guessing up to that point. But really, however many style guides told me to, I wouldn't address anyone as "Mrs. Husband's-name" if I knew she'd...
by studyinserendipity
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:30 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

The EGE wrote:I vote the 13th! I will be gone the next weekend, and hopefully adopting a fluffy cheeseball of a cat on the 12th.
... Okay, now you need to promise to bring pictures of said fluffy cheeseball.
by studyinserendipity
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

I like picnicking!! Spi and I are (I think) free on Sunday Sept. 13th, Saturday Sept. 19th, and during the day Saturday Sept. 26th.
by studyinserendipity
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 594202

Re: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)

D'oh, I managed to schedule myself out of making it :( Sometimes I love working evenings, and sometimes it is the worst. Hope you have delicious food and good weather!
by studyinserendipity
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's a motto with you?
Replies: 44
Views: 10884

Re: What's a motto with you?

This is an interesting subject - I like reading all your mottos and what they mean to everyone. When I was out of college and moved away from friends and family to be off on my own, I started telling myself "The brave girl always wins". It gave me the courage? motivation? to do things like...
by studyinserendipity
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Hanners is a good name. Serendipity is a good accident. Is your given name Hanna? Thank you! Hanners has nothing to do with my given name. It came about because at the time I met some fora people, I had the same haircut/body type/some personality traits as a character from the webcomic Questionable...
by studyinserendipity
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Thanks addams, that's actually a fair point. I did freak out a little when the night sweats started, but some research revealed that those can be normal Shark Week symptoms (I thought night sweats were only for menopause). I'll definitely bring it up with my gyno the next time I have a physical. It ...
by studyinserendipity
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

hello WT! It's Shark Week for me and it's just drained me of what little energy I have left. Ugh. I never realise how cranky, constipated and altogether dreadful I am with PMS until Shark Week arrives and I'm like "ah, right that explains". Recognisable? Now that I'm in my 30s I feel like...
by studyinserendipity
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Ah, I think I misread that trying to catch up with the thread. Thanks for clarifying!
by studyinserendipity
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Now that I've written all this it seems more like a tangent because I'm talking about the university system in general and what should be included and why. Feel free to skip it! As an analogy - would you place someone who has never played an instrument before in an orchestra performing for the publi...
by studyinserendipity
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Edit: Although, to be precise, Tyndmyr suggested a thought experiment where we cut philosophy classes , rather than philosophy departments . It would still be possible to have philosophy research under those conditions, if people received their philosophy training from sources other than classes. I...
by studyinserendipity
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

The ones you mentioned at the end (arts, music, dance), aren't those considered fine (or performing) arts and not liberal arts? I think the music degree I went for in college could be either bachelor of science OR bachelor of the arts (I think there was 1 class difference between the 2 degrees)... ...
by studyinserendipity
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

12-tone music theory just seemed like math for the sake of math with no regard for aesthetics. I understood the mechanics of it but not why anyone would want to create, study, or listen to it. I got better (a little bit). Haha, I was going to mention 12-tone stuff, but I figured it was too math-lik...
by studyinserendipity
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Edit: question for the arts/humanities bods: I'm not sure whether there's anything equivalent to this, but maybe there is - were there any points in your lectures etc. where you would just totally lose the thread to the extent that your professor might as well be talking/writing in Venusian? I don'...
by studyinserendipity
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

I think a lot of people at my uni formed an initial negative impression of arts and humanities students when they saw the class timetables and noted that arts students would typically have 8-10 hours of structured contact time a week, whereas for science students it was more like 40. That impressio...
by studyinserendipity
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 16911

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

During my engineering undergrad degree I took an elective from the humanities, a third year course for what its worth. I think I was the only person in my class to do something like this, its extremely uncommon. The course was, "war and society". I like history, I specifically like milita...
by studyinserendipity
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've been told that you can make your own facemasks. I would not be entirely against giving it a go. I made one once! It had pumpkin and honey annnnddd.... ummmm.... oatmeal? I may just be making the oatmeal part up. There was definitely pureed pumpkin and honey in it, and it smelled nice and felt ...
by studyinserendipity
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Lady Sybil's thread, Here there be dragons -

Huh, we didn't note the corded status. our mistake there. (Granted, that's what extension cables were for....... is it weird that we have a Bathroom Extension Cable for such thingth?) We have a bathroom extension cord too, although that's primarily because there are no outlets in the bathroom. Anyt...
by studyinserendipity
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 154982

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2

gmalivuk wrote:
SFX wrote:If you know it's coming, it isn't really a surprise.
Except you still don't know when it's coming.
Also it still manages to catch a surprising amount of people off-guard.
by studyinserendipity
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28599
Views: 3378450

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

currently i need physical therapy for my leg which has like nerve damage from the way i usually sit. not from you know, pole dancing, aerial silks, rock climbing, or hiking. Lately I've become really conscious of the way I sit, since I like to sit with my hips splayed out. But I've been aggressivel...
by studyinserendipity
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2897538

Re: Post your boat race.

A normal 3-strand plait is fairly easy (but it's easier to learn by practising with a small braid nearer the front of your hair). I'm incredibly impressed by people who can do more complicated things like french plaits themselves (although the friend who plaited my hair for the photo reckons she fi...
by studyinserendipity
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2897538

Re: Post your boat race.

I have recently learned how to do this!! I did a french braid almost every night before I went to bed and in a couple months I could do it fairly well. Now I'm practicing the reverse one (Dutch braid I think I heard it called?) where the hair crosses under instead of over. I think it actually looks ...
by studyinserendipity
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Hmm... sometimes I like to wear make-up to a more-formal/important thing (especially if I'm meeting with adults, like parents of students) because it makes me feel fancy - "Here I am at the important thing, wearing FANCY MAKEUPS because I am IMPORTANT and AWESOME" even if it is only, say e...
by studyinserendipity
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1453: "fMRI"
Replies: 28
Views: 9408

Re: 1453: "fMRI"

That is, my first MRI. The second time they had the option of listening to radio. I should not have chosen to. The crappy pop music from the radio station messed with the soothing effect of the MRI and that clash reversed the effect somehow. I became anxious and it was difficult to remain still. It...
by studyinserendipity
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337407

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So, how exactly do people with getting Shark Week while camping? I'm talking no toilet-facilities more advanced than a bush here. I had that happen last summer while I was backpacking around an island for 5 days. I used a menstrual cup for the most part, and brought disposable pads that I just pack...

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