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by vqcg
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

I have to go now and indulge in some non-hedonism (tidying) but I'll be back to this discussion tonight.
by vqcg
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

I'm not sure what you missed; I'll try to say it in other words. I find the lack of humanity in the sterile vegan "utopia" as horrifying. I think I'm missing the whole thing. I'm not sure why you think of it as 'sterile'. I understand you don't agree with the ethics. But if I'm understand...
by vqcg
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

could you explain to me (in simpler terms) in what way my post was an anti-vegan argument? I'm confused and more than a little alarmed :p It's a strong anti-vegan argument because the end that you painted, and claimed that veganisim/vegetarianism was a means towards, was a horrid nightmare. Being a...
by vqcg
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

To live in a world where the absolute bottom line is to be completely neutral in all my actions? I'd rather die here and now. Every great human action to date is fueled by irreverent passions that violate this dystopian vegan vision. Every great book, play, song and muse draws upon the necessary lo...
by vqcg
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

See, the wool and honey I really don't understand, as long as you know the source you're getting it from. I've heard that some sheep are sheared horribly, having their skin cut through. But what about sheep's wool from, say, Amish country. Not shearing sheep in the summer is no kindness to them- in...
by vqcg
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

For those vegans who refuse to consume honey, do you also refuse to consume cops that have been pollinated by the bees belonging to honey producers? I don't, for several reasons: 1. It's much more difficult. My original post in this thread explains that I don't see my own veganism as an absoloute -...
by vqcg
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 149000

Re: eating meat

I'm an interesting vegetarian, in that I'm not, really, idealistically, but I AM functionally. The personal level: I have no problems with killing animals to feed myself. I just absolutely refuse to let someone else do the killing for me. As a matter of fact, I've been honestly considering trying m...
by vqcg
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I hate clothing sizes cause how can ONE SIZE give any kind of reasonable idea of what size the clothing is in multiple places. This is important since women go in-and-out in different places to HUGELY differing degrees. I can buy a 6 or a 12 (UK sizing) depending on a) brand b) item of clothing, and...
by vqcg
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Jessica wrote:bravissimo is pretty fantastic. I bought my friend a bustier from there. it was awesome.

I am in unbelievable amounts of love with Bravissimo.
I am lucky enough that there's a shop in my city! :D boo, moving away to uni. Will have to stock up on bras.
by vqcg
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 194721

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

mat-tina wrote:Everything on the right side of my body is bigger than on the left.

ditto! :D
by vqcg
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

rantrantrant

I am really fucking pissed off because the exhaust fell off my car.
at work.
20 miles from my house.
and it had only given me ANY warning that something was wrong that morning. I thought I would be safe to drive on it till the weekend.

grumpgrumpgrump.
by vqcg
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A-Levels '08
Replies: 64
Views: 5495

Re: A-Levels '08

Good to have my results at last. Basically 3As and a B in Maths... which although I know I can get that up to an A I'm slightly concerned Cambridge might not interview now. Does anyone have any ideas what it takes to not get an interview? Turns out the exam I was worried about was fine, as were mos...
by vqcg
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personal values on smoking
Replies: 87
Views: 7320

Re: Personal values on smoking

I started smoking because it was a connection to my mum. She died when I was 13, and the smoking certainly didn't help, so she doesn't exactly seem like the best incentive to start smoking. But one of the few things I clearly associate with her is smoking (ALL THE TIME). Having a packet of cigs the ...
by vqcg
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Started dating a veggie-- HALP!
Replies: 63
Views: 6504

Re: Started dating a veggie-- HALP!

you should come party in my thread where I'm the only one asking for advice! :mrgreen: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=20642&p=748972&hilit=dietry+differences#p748972 Also: it's really cute that you want to cook for her and respect her beliefs. There are a ton of vegetarian t...
by vqcg
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: New year, new Moo! (New choc cake recipe added 21 May)
Replies: 122
Views: 19479

Re: Unhealthy weight and the necessary motivation to lose it.

good luck, Moo :)
by vqcg
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

BomanTheBear wrote:
vqcg wrote: Then I can eat tea, and phone my boy.


I totally feel needing to get off work. I'm so tired from being here that I read that as "then I can phone tea and eat my boy" the first three times I read it.

Fuck work.

Fuck work indeed.
not so sure about phoning my tea ...
by vqcg
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

this page on British ettiquette suggests you should tip hairdressers: http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Personal/Manners.htm
It's quite an interesting page! Some of it seems so much like common sense but then I realise how it could seem very bizaare or unnecessary to people from other countries/cultures.
by vqcg
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I'm in the UK, and I pretty much just tip at restaraunts. If somewhere else has a 'tip jar' I'll drop some change in (although I don't actually like shared tips). With hairdressers I've never had my hair done at a posh place, only by a friend of the family at her house (she was a professional hairdr...
by vqcg
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

I really just want to go home. Realised I made a big fuckup with something I deployed last week that it's going to take a lot of effort to fix. Have a lot of work & documentation to do in the fifteen more working days remaining before I leave work. Also got to document things I've done this year...
by vqcg
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex
Replies: 747
Views: 96308

Re: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex

Ubik wrote:I'm gonna make this pencil disappear.

oh dear.
(I just about died laughing :P)
by vqcg
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Coming out
Replies: 131
Views: 17024

Re: Coming out

(disclaimer: I haven't read the whole thread yet. I'll read it all later when I'm not at work.) All my "coming out"s ("comings out"?) have been pain-free. I'm surrounded by supportive people. My friends and family are great. I probably don't deserve all this. Started by coming ou...
by vqcg
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389219

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

advantages of dating a colleague: when you don't have your phone, you can get your boyfriend's number off the intranet.
by vqcg
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198392

Re: Firefly

I just wanted to squee over the present I got myself the other day ...
serenitymodel.jpg
serenitymodel.jpg (13.02 KiB) Viewed 3597 times

She sits on my desk at work (for 20 more working days ...) next to my dinosaurs.
by vqcg
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Identifying someone
Replies: 10
Views: 1473

Re: Identifying someone

hehe. made me jump, and then made me giggle :)
by vqcg
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Organ Donation (After Death)
Replies: 160
Views: 11690

Re: Organ Donation (After Death)

There's already been people in this thread making the points I would have made. So I'll just say, I've carried an organ donor card since I was sixteen-ish and my wishes are known to most people close to me. I will have no use for them when I'm dead. I think we should respect the beliefs of people wh...
by vqcg
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16685

Re: Little Things That Make You Happy

- being outside in chilly weather, smoking and drinking black coffee. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. YES. ⋅ when part of a song makes my entire body tingle ⋅ smelling a freshly brewed cup of major dickason's blend ⋅ getting over one of my many personal...
by vqcg
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: -0.5
Replies: 48
Views: 6059

Re: -0.5

although I might say it a bunch of ways, my first instinct was 'minus nought point five'.
by vqcg
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

While schools may not give a child any medication without parental consent, a child 18 or over can buy one of these abortifacient drugs over the counter and it could profoundly harm her health. Nice. A child 18 or over? At what age exactly do these people think someone should be allowed to deal wit...
by vqcg
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles
Replies: 34
Views: 3268

Re: Favorite thing to put on ramen noodles

I just have instant noodles + frozen mixed vegetables, boil all together, drain, and add a helluva lot of soy sauce.
Sounds boring, but it's actually one of my favourite meals :)
by vqcg
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9389219

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I know three guys called Michael.
Of which, all of them either currently have long hair or have had long hair whilst I've known them.
These three guys make up a large percentage of the guys I know with long hair.
Hmmmmm
by vqcg
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

wtf it's not fair why am I still ill? 5 days off work! I look like such a skiver!
by vqcg
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Ugh. All this diarrhea and vomiting = not absorbing my pill, most likely. I got into the habit of 'tricking' my pill by waiting until I'd thrown up to take it, and then realised that because of the diarrhea I can't trust that anyway :( Condoms this weekend then ... assuming I can even persuade the b...
by vqcg
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)
Replies: 106
Views: 9113

Re: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)

I like my coffee how I like my women. In a plastic cup. ... I like my coffee black, no sugar. Over the years, I've gone from drinking only lattes with a ton of syrup, to white with sugar, to with soymilk and sugar, to black with sugar, and now to just as it comes out of the cafetiere. I don't really...
by vqcg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16685

Re: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)

- going to sleep next to someone/waking up next to someone
- sharing a shower/bath with someone
- phonecalls "just to say how much I love you"
- orangeade
- negative pregnancy tests
- kitties
- waking up and realising you've woken up early and it's NOT TIME TO GET UP ^.^
by vqcg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

^^ Eds was my second choice :) I might have been better off there actually, it's where a few of my friends are going and where my cousin lives. Where is your boyfriend off too? I tried an LDR with my exgirlfriend when she went off to Uni last year, and though we broke up, we had many many pre-existi...
by vqcg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3585796

Re: Rant Thread

rantrantrant I REALLY REALLY want to go to University now ... just a few more months. I'm sick of work, and I'm looking forward to new friends etc, and living away from my family, and all that jaz. But ... I REALLY don't want to move away from the boyfriend :( In fact, if I was staying in the area, ...
by vqcg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

i despise those hair removal creams... but anyway, as soon as I got un-ill, my hubby got sicker :(...poor boy. So I gave him a massage with lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary oils to hopefully ease his tension and get him to sleep through the whole night for once... ...i hate it when we're sick I wi...
by vqcg
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I dunno where you live, but I live in North Carolina and a stomach bug similar to that is going around. very very similar. I just got over it in fact. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, some people vomiting, but not me..anyway, it lasted about 4 days, and I was going to go to the doctor today if it was stil...
by vqcg
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

:P damn, I'm down £10 then. Colic? is that even a real disease? I thought it was code for "grumpy crying infant with no discernable symptoms" :oops: I hope you're feeling better soon vqcg. Well, it's pretty much a description of a symptom rather than a disease ... acute abdominal pain lik...
by vqcg
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3538254

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

doctor says I have COLIC. What a big baby I am.
But yeah, I basically got "you big wuss, go home and take some paracetamol".
They also want to test for a UTI.

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