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by Encarnacion
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6
Replies: 127
Views: 11065

Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

It just might be where I was raised, but I always had a fear of drowning. See, in the Phoenix, AZ metro area, just about everyone has access to a very cheap or free pool, and most of the theme parks are water parks, which can open as early as April and sometimes don't close until September. More inf...
by Encarnacion
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So I might be non-gendered (spinoff from Transexuality)
Replies: 48
Views: 7753

Re: So I might be non-gendered (spinoff from Transexuality)

In replying mostly to the original post by poxic, yet remaining on current topic, yes, I do feel non-gendered, at least at times. However, my experience is a little odd even for this kind of thing, and, if I may, let me tell you why. I was born female, and had a pretty-but-not-obnoxiously girly chil...
by Encarnacion
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you think English should have or bring back.
Replies: 643
Views: 174785

Re: Missing Words, Words You Think We Should Have

Many languages make a very clear distinction between temperature-hot and spicy-hot. Take your pick of whichever sounds the best (or the most compatible with English) and just start using it - English likes to incorporate new words and if enough people adopt it, it will become ingrained. <^> Not sur...
by Encarnacion
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dead Like Me (TV and Direct to DVD movie)
Replies: 16
Views: 3320

Re: Dead Like Me (TV and Direct to DVD movie)

Oh Odin, forsaken we be! Do NOT watch the movie. It is all I ever feared it would be, and much more. It's like a Sci-Fi original feature written by Uwe Boll with the same plot writers as in Indiana Jones IV . Not only is the movie in of itself bad, but it taints everything that has come before it- ...
by Encarnacion
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dead Like Me
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Dead Like Me

Serves me right for stating a new thread without looking for one already established. Thanks jaap! :)
by Encarnacion
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of
Replies: 30
Views: 3933

Re: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of

Dead Like Me (unfortunately only streamable through Netflix right now), The Invisible Man . I can't think of any others. So with you on Dead Like Me, and I didn't see your post before submitting my last. Also, there is a DVD box set of both seasons and the movie. (Theme: Not-so-grim reapers are in ...
by Encarnacion
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dead Like Me
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Dead Like Me

I first saw a few episodes of Dead Like Me here and there a few years ago, but never got really into it until now. It is a neat, smart show about some not-so-grim reapers, and how they deal with being as such. It is also pretty rare as it intersects drama, comedy, and is a bit sci-fi, something not ...
by Encarnacion
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)
Replies: 101
Views: 11379

Re: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)

Speaking of Robin Williams and oversight, anyone else like Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal ? Or for that matter, heard of them? Because, I mean, their involvement in Comic Relief is pretty much awesome. I also dig Ellen DeGeneres and her stand-up, and Keith Wann is also pretty darn good too. ELLE...
by Encarnacion
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071348

Re: Postify your facerity

So I got over my shyness, and here it is, a real picture of me, at work. My job is awesome.

Spoiler:
Image


The kid in the photo is one of my nieces, who I miss very much.
by Encarnacion
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)
Replies: 101
Views: 11379

Re: Your favorite stand-up comedian? (Poll)

Speaking of Robin Williams and oversight, anyone else like Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal ? Or for that matter, heard of them? Because, I mean, their involvement in Comic Relief is pretty much awesome. I also dig Ellen DeGeneres and her stand-up, and Keith Wann is also pretty darn good too.
by Encarnacion
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Topics that make your brain hurt
Replies: 31
Views: 3244

Re: Topics that make your brain hurt

To all of you who mentioned electrical engineering, I feel your pain. My wonderful father, who works as a computer hardware engineer, and thus must know quite a lot about EE, has tried and tried to explain the subject to me for the last twenty years. It hasn't stuck a bit, other than I can kind of a...
by Encarnacion
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 148345

Re: Tea Snobbery

i just (like, 20 minutes ago) read an article about tea plantations in india, work conditions, picking wages, benefits and such... i think when i buy tea i'm going to start checking out the backgrounds of the companies that produce them. I've never had moral qualms about any food items before, but ...
by Encarnacion
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117639

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

Actually, that smile makes me smile. Shame it takes half a bottle of tequila to coax it out. Also, this thread=lovely. Good tequila specifically! Bad tequila and I make an entirely different face. And while I am glad you like the smile, I think I do have enough of the crazy in that picture to say i...
by Encarnacion
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117639

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

@ doogly-- 2. Holy crap, for some reason that smile creeps me out. [/endshock] Haha, so now I must post a picture from last weekend, to up my own creepy smile ante. me3.jpg I had half a bottle of really good tequila inside of me, so this is why I am looking both very happy and a bit out of it. And ...
by Encarnacion
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Odd dining experiences.
Replies: 39
Views: 6787

Re: Odd dining experiences.

The only one that comes to mind right now is Organ Stop Pizza It is in Mesa, Arizona, USA. Open only during the dinner hour, you eat pizza and get to drown in the world's largest Wurlitzer pipe organ. And it isn't even a little bit expensive compared to other restaurants. It is amazing, and if I cou...
by Encarnacion
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 20621

Re: Food you hate

I have a good friend who is extremely allergic to all milk products, and thanks to her just-as-severe eggs/poultry allergy, pretty much ate vegan only. When we would go out to any sort of restaurant, she would ask if the salad could be brought out with no cheese, croutons, et c, and why. And then I ...
by Encarnacion
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Kids names?
Replies: 216
Views: 16949

Re: Kids names?

Most of my ideas for future kids names came from very neat people only slightly older than me, but that were killed through violence or disease in their youth. Call it macabre if you will, but I think it would help honor both the families of the kids and help to give my kids a good start. My parents...
by Encarnacion
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Traditional Music (Indian, Chinese, Iranian, etc)
Replies: 22
Views: 3899

Re: Traditional Music (Indian, Chinese, Iranian, etc)

Hey now, careful with that "inferior and uncultured" business. Just about everyone who can has their "thing" they enjoy and could show up a lot of people with their knowledge of that particular thing. I don't play any instruments, but can certainly appreciate the work of people t...
by Encarnacion
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 20621

Re: Food you hate

Most pig-derived meats, especially bacon, ham hocks, et c. Who eats ham hocks? Most people I know use them mainly to flavor certain soups like lentil soup or split pea soup, or vegetables, like green beans, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, or lima beans. We cannot forgive you for hati...
by Encarnacion
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 20621

Re: Food you hate

in not much of an order... Coffee. I add this because it is sorta common in some desserts. Haven't liked the stuff since being in my coffee-loving mother's womb. Lima Beans. Once I tried soy beans, I knew I never wanted limas again. Most pig-derived meats, especially bacon, ham hocks, et c. I could ...
by Encarnacion
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 226131

Re: "Friends" Discussion

This is basically the story of my semester. Just a semester? I've kind of been that girl in this comic since before I knew what the word "semester" meant and still it resonates with me now that I no longer measure my life in the things. You can find out who the friend is, too. Just read t...
by Encarnacion
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whom do you want to be
Replies: 68
Views: 6337

Re: Who do you want to be

I'm perfectly content* being me for now, as it's all I've ever known. My childhood and current role model (among many) is Mother Theresa, so I guess that could kind of answer the question. *well, it would be nice if I were not single. But if that is all that is awry with my life in my opinion, then ...
by Encarnacion
Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Random Recipe Generator
Replies: 69
Views: 12400

Re: Random Recipe Generator

Reminds me of something I came across a while back, which may possibly be NSFW, but more for its hilarity than anything else (read this quietly): Julia Child Sauced Recipe You'll need the following: a cup of water a cup of sugar four large eggs, two cups of dried fruit a teaspoon of baking soda ...
by Encarnacion
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Quick, Tasty, Cheap: Breakfasts?
Replies: 35
Views: 3927

Re: Quick, Tasty, Cheap: Breakfasts?

First, I realize that no one reading this thread will go for this, but it is certainly cheap. And you should know that I eat breakfast at work with about 15 kids and 4 co-workers, and we are all at the mercy of the cook. This morning I had frijoles , or mashed, twice-cooked pinto beans, and chilaqui...
by Encarnacion
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0508: "Drapes"
Replies: 196
Views: 62370

Re: "Drapes" Discussion

Another possible interpretation is that while the guy was talking about hair, the girl was really thinking about decoration. ... and exactly the one I am choosing to go with. You see, it is very possible for someone's natural hair color to shift, and when that happens, some follicles change more qu...
by Encarnacion
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite commercials
Replies: 93
Views: 9796

Re: Favorite commercials

Mo0man wrote:Guys, guys. http://xkcd.com/442/


Blast! Was convinced I'd be the first! Ah, well, great minds think alike.
original
by Encarnacion
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457382

Re: Questions For The World

Another simpleton question What is older age associated with in your country? I saw posts in a 'what you will become' thread, and many mentioned that in many years they will be rich, calm, wise and stuff. That's fine and notable, but is it realistic? I heard from a pal that in Western Europe and ma...
by Encarnacion
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Comida mexicana
Replies: 24
Views: 2871

Re: Comida mexicana

This may be seen as a creator-bump, and that's ok with me. Just had to chime in and say that I am having sandwichón right now, and it is glorious. This one is a little different (I added in my own chile as it was made for little kids) and it has a fair bit of corn in it, but my is it good. That is a...
by Encarnacion
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 193412

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Hey, I can do those too! (well, minus the Vitamin D deficiency part) I have almost perfect turn-out, so I can make this (>) turn into this (<), if one considers this a schematic of feet in which the heels of the feet touch but the person is always facing the same way. I'm kinda working on the turnin...
by Encarnacion
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Make Me Like Potatoes.
Replies: 33
Views: 3208

Re: Make Me Like Potatoes.

I have this same "issue" with pretty much all starchy foods. (A problem when you often have to eat frijoles for breakfast.) My solution is to put the kind of spices you like on them. I like Italian seasoning and will eat almost anything with lemon pepper, so those'll work. But i realize no...
by Encarnacion
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071348

Re: Postify your facerity

I'm a little too chicken to have a real image of myself here quite yet. I read this before I saw the picture, so when only the very top of it loaded, I immediately thought "you don't want to post your picture, so you show us a drawning of a butt?" :lol: :oops: See the new improved version.
by Encarnacion
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3071348

Re: Postify your facerity

http://d.imagehost.org/t/0427/KhanhNguyen2000.jpg I'm a little too chicken to have a real image of myself here quite yet. This might change soon, though. Until then, enjoy this lovely caricature of me done by a schoolmate of mine, Khanh Nguyen, in a yearbook. Edit: So it ended up so epically big th...
by Encarnacion
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: NCIS (potential spoilers)
Replies: 10
Views: 2993

NCIS (potential spoilers)

So I know is has been mentioned in other threads, but I wanted to give it is own. Anyone else here like this show, and if so, why? Discuss favorite characters and situations too. To get the ball rolling, although I like pretty much all of the characters, Ducky is amazing due to the actor's experienc...
by Encarnacion
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books for a nine year old
Replies: 114
Views: 17988

Re: Books for a nine year old

Are truly epic stories considered geeky, in particular ancient epics? First off my mind in that topic would be Exodus, the second book of the Talmud, or Jonah, or anything about Daniel, or Elijah and Elisha, or or or... In fact a lot of the Tanakh or the New Testament (of the Christians) just might ...
by Encarnacion
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fruits and Veggies: Where to go from here?
Replies: 65
Views: 8724

Re: Fruits and Veggies: Where to go from here?

Try pomegranates. They make kind of a mess, but they're delicious and are good to snack on. I thought about those, but they currently sell for $2.38 each at the grocery store. I can buy two weeks' worth of bananas for that price! Too bad bananas aren't particularly mailable. :( Where i live, the po...
by Encarnacion
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microchipping cacti to keep them from being swiped...
Replies: 55
Views: 6345

Re: Microchipping cacti to keep them from being swiped...

Stealing cacti is a gateway crime. Sure, only seventeen went missing. This time . But the thieves will soon go mad and/or hungry with power and begin stealing hundreds--neigh-- thousands . It will become a lucrative business, as every Tommy Sorefingers will want a piece of the prickly pie. Soon cac...
by Encarnacion
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 154508

Re: Explain your avatar!

Mine is NOT ME, but that of the character Encarnacion of the film Nacho Libre. That film is one of my favorites, and i'm in the same field as the inspiration to it. The Singles Honest Ad thread got a little "interesting" because of this, so i thought i'd clear that one up here too. New one...
by Encarnacion
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: my personal hatchet to grammars! (what's yours?)
Replies: 28
Views: 4563

Re: my personal hatchet to grammars! (what's yours?)

The written english language has this little hang-up for me. In it, one refers to you, you all, them, him, her, et c, but why not i? Why must the personal pronoun use a capital letter, but all the others lowercase?
by Encarnacion
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0464: "RBA"
Replies: 118
Views: 59032

Re: "RBA" discussion

Speaking of Bel-Airs, i made this for some other thread: Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I liked to take a minute Just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the "Encarnación" of a town called Porvenir In west Phoenix born and raised On...
by Encarnacion
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Party Schools
Replies: 51
Views: 6519

Re: Party Schools

i know i'm "late to the party" as far as this is concerned. My "party school" experience was not one of college, but in High school. I went to a very rare-for-the-state "closed boundary", but entirely public & standard school, in that one absolutely had to live in t...

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