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by Pebbles
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 17353

Re: Books you just bought

I just picked up 3 of the new cheap penguin books. Nice retro covers. Not to mention the stores 20% discount on them. $7.95 each. Ive paid worse. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck Everything is Illuminated - Jonathon Safran Foer Notes from Underground and The Do...
by Pebbles
Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: slaughterhouse 5
Replies: 33
Views: 5981

Re: slaughterhouse 5

If you find Slaughter House 5 frustrating to read dont even bother with Catch 22. I loved both books. But neither were easy, straight forward reads. Both required patience and the ability to keep reading without fully understanding whats happening straight away. The answers will come and if you miss...
by Pebbles
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-Fiction
Replies: 90
Views: 9890

Re: Favourite non-fiction books

Thanks guys, this has definitely given me a starting point from a few different angles.
by Pebbles
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-Fiction
Replies: 90
Views: 9890

Favourite non-fiction books

Ive made myself a New Years resolution to read more non-fiction books instead of just copious amounts of fictional stories. So to get me started tell me about your favourite non-fiction books, ones that have made a great impression on you or that were really interesting or anything like that. So wha...
by Pebbles
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480151

Re: Girl Thread: Attack Wombs to the Ready!

Empire waists are in fashion at the moment (meaning you cant actually buy anything else in stores right now), also those bag dresses. They look good on skinny girls. Anyone with anything to cover though just looks like your wearing a bag. Im not a fan. But as with empire waists.. Its all they have i...
by Pebbles
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2809074

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

Confession: Despite still coming on to see the new comics I totally forgot the forum existed, and yet here you all are, just as I left you. How convienient.
by Pebbles
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36303

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived

dog ears for convienience if they are my books. Ive lost so many bookmarks. But then, dog ears dont seem so much like desecration when Im also writting in the margins and underlining passages I like.
by Pebbles
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you wear when you sleep?
Replies: 120
Views: 11348

Re: What do you wear when you sleep?

pj shorts and tshirts in summer and trackys and jumpers in winter. Id rather be wearing warm clothes AND have lots of warm blankets than just one or the other. I feel so awkward sleeping naked. I just cant do it. Probably from the shared bedrooms growing up. Also its cold. Bras arent for bed time.. ...
by Pebbles
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21900

When isnt it complicated?
Im voting 'in a relationship' though, technically its true.
by Pebbles
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Barefoot: Good? Bad?
Replies: 101
Views: 7448

barefeet always. Its so much more comfortable and free. I wear covered shoes to work and run. Thats about it. Thongs and open sandal type shoes everywhere else. Barefoot when ever possible. I dont think people should go shoeless to public places though, if only for their own safety. I have stood on ...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Flowers for Algernon
Replies: 16
Views: 5900

I was only told about this book last week. Im looking into getting a copy. It sounds interesting, especially from the posts here. Both positive and negative.
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281545

It could be the way that I (and apparently others) were taught symbolism in Literature... that the Authors were intentionally leaving symbolic clues for everything, so that a short story about a lonely man going to town once a month for supplies and growing fond of a woman, only to have her die as ...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hardcover or Paperback
Replies: 56
Views: 10216

Paperbacks are so much more portable, so they win. I also make sure that my purse is big enough to fit a paperback, even if it has to be a small one and I have to cram it in. There are too many situations that are so much improved by having a book at hand. definitely agreed. As a person of public t...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I hate analyzing books
Replies: 62
Views: 7836

I think knowledge about how something is put together is a great thing. Being aware of how a text makes you feel a certain way is I think important. It only sometimes gets in the way of enjoying a text for me. Like for my HSC I studied both The Castle (aust comedy movie) and Brave New World by Aldou...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Personalized Book Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Neal Stephenson. If you have five minutes every so often, Snow Crash. If you liked that, The Diamond Age. Then, Cryptonomicon. Read the Baroque Trilogy when you are so addicted you will sell your organs to buy the books. What about Zodiac by him? I read Snow Crash and really liked it, so Iv got Zod...
by Pebbles
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fight Club
Replies: 50
Views: 6470

I prefered the ending in the book.. the idea of being in a hopeless situation he had created for himself. Its not as happy.. but I liked it. It fitted well with the rest of the book in that he had no control over the events in his life even when he was aware of why. And so even when Tylers gone.. he...
by Pebbles
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Leaving home for Uni?
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Librarianship degrees are suprisingly not overly common. Theres only two ALIA recognised courses in NSW. Totally random - i know all this. one of my best friends is in fact doing that course at curtin right now. Anyway, go! (just in case you needed more encouragement). :D oh serious? Whats her name...
by Pebbles
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had to turn for someone..
Replies: 70
Views: 7284

Im with ya on Edward Norton. Hes not regular attractive, but theres *something* there!

But Im a lady, so it doesnt really count.
Although, just as a side note.. Angelina Jolie... NO! Does she look like an alien to no one else?
by Pebbles
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Odd (not necessarily true) hobbies :)
Replies: 46
Views: 5330

oh the hilarity!
by Pebbles
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Microwave Recipes
Replies: 61
Views: 9322

You could get one of those grill press things. You can cook all kinds of meat on them, and eggs as well.
Microwave + Grill press thing = yummy healthy meals? Maybe. I have no proof
by Pebbles
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1421901

His fame helped his environmental causes so much, I don't see why keeping his name alive is a bad thing at all. the first time I saw him on tv he was poking a snake to get it to move its head so the camera could see it.. from that moment I took an instant dislike to him. And still do. Altho it is s...
by Pebbles
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your PDD?
Replies: 120
Views: 13167

I think everyone is a little crazy
Not medically crazy
Just crazy in the way they do things and see things.
I realise this is also called being an individual.
But doesnt it make everyone more interesting?
Youre all crazy and I love it.
by Pebbles
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Leaving home for Uni?
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

yeah - just curious, but why Curtin? is there something specific there, or did you just figure that if you were going to go to uni, the other side of the country was the right way to go about it? :P Haha yeah, theres nothing special about Curtin as far as I know... It was a really last minute decis...
by Pebbles
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Leaving home for Uni?
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Im most likely going to need some financial assistance from them. At least if I cant get any government assistance. Im gonna check that out now.
by Pebbles
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Leaving home for Uni?
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Its without meals, which I dont mind. I can cook.. vaguely.
I should also mention Im yet to talk to my parents about this.. although they know how much I hate doing distance ed.
by Pebbles
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Leaving home for Uni?
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Im with Curtin. Ive been looking and the rent for on campus rooms and it ranges between about 100$ and 130$ So that seems cool. Im gonna check out if there are any government benefits I can get. Free money is always a positive. Otherwise Ill have to get a job out there. Its just sounding more and mo...
by Pebbles
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Leaving home for Uni?
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Leaving home for Uni?

Basically... Should I leave home to attend uni in another state? This would involve living on campus and being three states away from my family. Im doing uni by distance education at the moment and I hate it. Really, hate. I feel very isolated and bored. And I know I would enjoy it more if I had peo...
by Pebbles
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2809074

Confession: my email REFUSES to attach documents. I think I might cry... or be more frustrated... or give up. Ive been working on this freaking thing all morning and now I cant send it. WHY OH CRUEL FATE!? WHY?!
by Pebbles
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dead protein / hairstyles
Replies: 48
Views: 5219

my hairdresser is my sister.. boy does she get yelled at sometimes. I used to have my hair short all the time when I was younger.

I think haircuts are meant to look good for one week and terrible for the next 6 months till you get the courage to cut it again.
by Pebbles
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dead protein / hairstyles
Replies: 48
Views: 5219

i recently cut my hair REALLY short, like... just below my ears. Man, it seemed a really good idea at the time. Im still growing it out :( and I still dont like it. It looked awesome for about a week... and then I got tired of doing it properly and it got just the right length to look ugly. So just ...
by Pebbles
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477160

currently rereading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller and beginning my foray into The Sandman. Im about half way through the Preludes and Noctures. Its a fair amount of awesome.
by Pebbles
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite book vendors
Replies: 18
Views: 5153

I use Amazon mostly now, I used to use Angus and Robertson.. cos I worked there and got an awesome discount.. No more though. Buying books online seems to be a lot cheaper than buying from a store. Ive also found an aussie online seller at booktopia.com.au ($6.50 postage no matter how many books you...
by Pebbles
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twenty empty 375mL cans
Replies: 90
Views: 7656

this is the first time Ive heard of the milk bag.. its.. a little unerving.. what else is out in the world Ive never heard of but people experience every day?? Altho on a side note, the milk bag doesnt seem as visually appealing as a jug or carton of milk. But milk is getting so expensive here that ...
by Pebbles
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clubbing trends.
Replies: 175
Views: 16589

Just because some women dont respect themselves doesnt mean you shouldnt respect them. Anyone ever notice its the slutty girls who love any attention a male will throw at her usually has the lowest self respect? Just because they dont respect themselves and dont think they deserve someone who is wil...
by Pebbles
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23108

It was early morning in Aus when it happened.. possibly even late at night? Dont know, but when I got up for school in the morning it was everywhere.. we watched it all through breakfast just completely amazed. And then I remember we still had to go to school, so the school held an assembly to talk...
by Pebbles
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do YOU make decisions?
Replies: 54
Views: 5267

ewww.. weetbix is only edible when mixed with hot water, little milk and LOTS of brown sugar. I only eat it when Im sick and regular food hurts my throat.
by Pebbles
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480151

I have a friend who always says it and then apologises to me for saying it. Ive never said anything about him saying it. He just assumes it offends me. It doesnt. Maybe when I was younger it would have, but I dont see it as being any worse than dick or cock or any other term like that. None of them ...
by Pebbles
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2809074

You cry during movies and books and things because you are up close with the characters and the director or author attepts to make you feel for the character. Its easier to cry at a movie of someone you dont know in real life dying than it is to cry over someone you dont know dying on the news. The ...
by Pebbles
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480151

Random kissing/groping: The reason I hate to go to night clubs/bars. The few times I went to clubs I was grabbed and groped so many times by strangers I was ready to file rape charges. I don't see how this is so horrible. Bars ok, you are there to pick up girls etc. Clubs usually its 2 girls dancin...
by Pebbles
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you keep the money?
Replies: 41
Views: 4164

My sister and her friend found $5000 is a bundle of $100 on the bathroom floor in that big casino in sydney I forget the name of.. they kept it. I dont blame them and Id prolly have done the same. If I knew the money was stolen from some little shop though, Id definitely think twice about keeping it...

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