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by skippysheila
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9352077

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

So, know the people who start questions with "Hey, can I ask you a question?" and pause for a second before asking the question they wanted to ask? I've nearly broken an incredibly irritating man at work of this habit by answering "You just have" and then starting to do somethin...
by skippysheila
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528268

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

Two years ago today Seven and a half years ago I was something of a complete and utter wreck, having just left my abusive (now ex-) husband. Today: Krav Maga Tae Kwan Do, a corresponding increase in self-confidence, a distinct lack of terrible relationships, and cherry chocolate fudge Pimms & g...
by skippysheila
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Self-Sufficient Seafaring Society
Replies: 55
Views: 17638

Re: A Self-Sufficient Seafaring Society

Point of order: Can you make it cost less than the U.K government has given so far to failed banks? (£325bn) The UK government has not "given" this money to banks. The Bank of England has used this amount of money to buy assets from the banks to increase the liquidity of their balance shee...
by skippysheila
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528268

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

The article from Rookie Mag is rage-inducing. I've only had something like that happen to me once: A guy jumped out of a bush and flashed me when I was walking home from school but I was so surprised I laughed loudly and he legged it. Have to admit, I think that's probably one of the best ways to d...
by skippysheila
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528268

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

Thanks everyone. I think KestrelLowing is right about there not being much else I can do (wait for them to retire?) but as a tiny step I've found the voice recorder on my phone so I can use it if they're being verbal about it. What they do is usually not recordable, but sometimes they get a bit bold...
by skippysheila
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528268

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

Pocket tape recorder? You almost got my well-worn rant about why business-style office clothes for women never have any pockets, but I found a shop filled with them a week ago. Hooray! And I might try that, thank you. Taping could backfire, though it would certainly provide good evidence. I've hear...
by skippysheila
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3528268

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

Hello fine people, I have not posted in here before (while I am female-bodied and present as such because it doesn't really bother me either way and "matching" is easier, I regard myself as more agendered than anything else so it didn't feel quite right to join in) but am having a specific...
by skippysheila
Thu May 31, 2012 10:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9352077

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

Are there any recent cases where the evidnce given by a person was disregarded or was given a lesser standing because they were athiest? I'm now speculating wildly on the basis of not having heard of anything like that (and I'm convinced that any trial where that came up would be all over the news)...
by skippysheila
Thu May 31, 2012 9:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9352077

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

In Britain, if you were asked to turn up in court to give evidence/ be a juror for whatever reason and you're an atheist, what do they get you to do? Do you just say, "I promise to tell the truth."? I've done it, and you say "I solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I ...
by skippysheila
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956531

Re: Today I Made:

Thank you - it sounds really tasty.

Also:

Sandry wrote:lentils

Sandry wrote:lenticular


I've never noticed that before. Nicely done.
by skippysheila
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956531

Re: Today I Made:

Sandry wrote:red lentil and coconut soup with spinach


Would you mind given me the recipe for this? It sounds like exactly the sort of thing I could take to work for lunch.
by skippysheila
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922976

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I Am Raven wrote:Did anybody read at all what I wrote?!



I did! It was interesting and reminded of something else. Sorry.
by skippysheila
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922976

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

So you're saying you can't count without counting? No. You can "count" low numbers without arithmetic. It's a basic function of your brain. Something I read when my daughter was very small (so bear in mind I can't remember the source or even how reliable it was, and it was over a decade a...
by skippysheila
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stand Mixer
Replies: 22
Views: 5233

Re: Stand Mixer

If anyone has any good recipes for any of these things or anything else made more easy with a stand mixer, please share! In most cases, if the recipe says "cream", "beat" or "whip", you can do that bit in the stand mixer. Folding or anything that requires a delicate to...
by skippysheila
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 80784

Re: Reactions to your Job

"I work for a bank." "I work for a British high street bank" "I work for [a particular bank which has been bailed out]". "I work for [a particular bank which has been bailed out]... in their Head Office ." It just gets worse as I go on, apparently. I've a fri...
by skippysheila
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 13181

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

Unless you made it back in 2008 , I (salmon of) doubt it! I've bream wrasse-ling with a suitable reply, but it's probably bass-t if I don't go on too long. I've not got a long posting history for you guys to goby, and taking this too far is gurnard end in tears. I'm also herring to sneak in replies...
by skippysheila
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate?
Replies: 92
Views: 13181

Re: Hypothetically would you fight god to save your soulmate

Felstaff wrote:I've haddocknough of this.

Pollock'd.


You stole my pun. I hake you.
by skippysheila
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 80784

Re: Reactions to your Job

Working as a reporter at an investment bank in the UK, the most common reaction when I tell people my job these days is "So, have you been hacking any voicemails sacrificing the infants of the poor to enlarge your bonus recently?" It gets quite tedious after hearing it for the 27th time.
by skippysheila
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760761

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

tastelikecoke wrote:What's that food again that smells like a corpse and tastes like a corpse? :|



Any meat, really.
by skippysheila
Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 8617

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

If you're going to get animal presents, pray that they are dead animal presents. That's not necessarily better. A friend once got up at 4:30am to get to the airport for a flight, staggered out of her bedroom and slipped her foot into a still-warm rabbit that her friend Catherine had eviscerated at ...
by skippysheila
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 8617

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

Hammer wrote:I'd really prefer if my neighbors kept their cats on their own property.


So pleased that it's not just me...
by skippysheila
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 8617

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

skippysheila, can't you get cat traps from the local government? I know you can where I am from Sadly, no. I'm in the UK, and trapping a cat (even in a live trap for return to owner) would be seriously frowned upon. I'm also not sure it would help - I'd trap the cat, return it to the owner, and the...
by skippysheila
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats: Indoors or Out
Replies: 72
Views: 8617

Re: Cats: Indoors or Out

According to The World of Me, cats should be indoors or confined to your own garden. I had a thriving population of tiny wildlife in my garden until several neighbours got cats - they have now killed off all the slow worms, voles and frogs that were living in my back yard and presumably everyone els...
by skippysheila
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hip advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: Hip advice please

Well, you can do bodyweight squats, or goblet squats with, say, those 5 gallon water cooler jugs. I can probably dig up some instructions online if you want. But that's far from ideal, since it's hard to scale up smoothly as a properly designed strength program should, and I can't really think of a...
by skippysheila
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hip advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: Hip advice please

Your best bet would be to foam roll. I'll try this, thanks. Standing IT band stretch. Has been tried, makes both hips snap (i.e.: the IT band manages to manoeuvre itself into a position where it's not being stretched). Stupid hips. More stretches here . The hip capsule stuff may help, even if you d...
by skippysheila
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hip advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: Hip advice please

Well where exactly on your hip are you getting sore because there are quite a lot of muscles running on the hip, and giving stretching advice without knowing which one hurts is hard ;) also it might be a good idea to go and consult a physiotherapist because sitting still can mean some muscles didn'...
by skippysheila
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Hip advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Hip advice please

I've not long started doing martial arts training (specifically this ) and am having some issues with one hip. Every time I get to the point of being taught a new kick (every month or so), both my hips suffer - I think years of relative inactivity are catching up with me, and there are muscles being...
by skippysheila
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else dislike most kids?
Replies: 251
Views: 34880

Re: Does anyone else dislike most kids?

From something Cheezwhiz mentioned in passing a while back: do you think it's okay to have adult-only spaces? For example a restaurant where children below X age are not allowed? Yes, but... There are already adult-only spaces (bars etc.), and also bear in mind that one of the ways people will lear...
by skippysheila
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Unscientific Allergy Questionnaire
Replies: 68
Views: 7533

Re: Unscientific Allergy Questionnaire

1. Do you have any allergies or food intolerances that you are aware of? If so, list them. Cats, dust & most pollens: all of them give me hayfever, they're not serious allergies. I didn't have any of these allergies until I moved to the UK age 23. I was allergic to penicillin as a child but see...
by skippysheila
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question your longheld stereotypes...
Replies: 263
Views: 27149

Re: Question your longheld stereotypes...

I'd like to put this stereotype to hetero females; 'girls prefer older guys'. Hetero female - my current boyfriend is a little more than ten years older than me, the one before him was older than that, the one before that was four years older than me. I've never had a "proper" relationshi...
by skippysheila
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413061

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Kewangji wrote:You know, the feminists who've performed eldritch rituals with my penis have all been pretty cool about it.


Mmmmmm, eldritch rituals.
by skippysheila
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413061

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I've lurked for ages, but finally decided to post something. You guys haven't eaten anyone for ages, right? I live in the UK, work for an investment bank (ducks) and often don't have much to say. And the elevatorgate stuff is infuriating. "Guys, please don't hit on women in confined spaces late...

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