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by Sandry
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 17242

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

Y'know, there are points where you've washed your hands repeatedly, but they still don't smell quite right. Also, it's a *forum*. People create threads in it so that there continues to be actual activity of any sort in the forum. I don't see why you're so incensed, and I think you're being a jerk. T...
by Sandry
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Coffee should be unsweetened, but diluted with so much milk or cream that it appears a light tan. No, lighter than that. Is there proportionally more coffee than milk? Add more milk. I have gotten made fun of in a restaurant by a waiter for how I take my coffee. In an ideal world, I would order cafe...
by Sandry
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fantasies about moving
Replies: 35
Views: 6870

Re: Fantasies about moving

The only American cities with decent public transit seem to be New York, Boston and perhaps DC. I disagree. Chicago's mass transit is perfectly serviceable and due to Boston's limited hours (and poor technology only just now starting to catch up to DC), I'd say DC transit is actually preferable. NY...
by Sandry
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4105
Views: 661333

Re: Today I Made:

I made a vegan version of white bean and turkey chili where the turkey got replaced by okara (not okra), and I got to use the pressure cooker my mom gave me for the first time. It came out pretty reasonably (though the first thing I did on putting it into a bowl was top it with cheese and sour cream...
by Sandry
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I am apathetic about pineapple on pizza, but grilled pineapple makes the whole concept of deciding to warm up pineapple in the first place worthwhile. Nom.
by Sandry
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 16799

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

Hrm. Favourite cheese is a hard question, because I think of it less like "ah, there is one cheese that is best, and given the choice, I would pick that," and more like, "well, what context is this cheese going in?" IMO, great food things involving cheese include baked brie, gril...
by Sandry
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Yeah, I was having a bit of a similar concern re: rain, anyhow.
by Sandry
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I give up. I've been hanging out alone for about 45 minutes and I have something else I need to do tonight. I don't know if the issue is timing or a bad pick for location or if I am just not patient enough.
by Sandry
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Not a ton of plan. I will bring hummus, pita, something to drink, a towel, maybe some fruit or olives. Other people will hopefully do similar things. </plan>
by Sandry
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

There are countries where a particular sauce or spice is IN EVERYTHING. In parts of the West, that is often pepper. Being allergic to pepper is kind of ass, for that reason. Being allergic to onion would be similar amounts of arse, judging by a lot of the ingredients lists on the most innocuous of ...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Hahaha, great. Well, I will look forward to seeing/meeting you, and anyone else who feels like joining. :)

And yes, Missing Dividends, that is precisely the planning I proposed.
by Sandry
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Since this now less than a week away, I'm bumping and asking if it'll just be Sprox, sparky and I. I mean, we could just say "only people with handles that start with an S" can come, but that's probably ridiculous. Probably. Right? :P
by Sandry
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I recently had reason to recall a legitimately quite unconventional view I hold about food - pepper as a spice. It's awful. Including black pepper, white pepper, pink pepper, whatever. It's like sprinkling a bit of death onto your food for the excitement factor. Bleaaaugh. I wish it weren't a defaul...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I agree it's a practical thing to do. I just also have a high correlation from the past of eating things made of meat I couldn't identify and having my stomach kind of hate me. In particular, hot dogs invariably made me feel like shit. I guess I would put it under "learned squeamishness." ...
by Sandry
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Hrm, I suppose this is the right thread to say: Sausage, salami, balogna, hotdogs and everything else in the "meat ground up until you have no idea what it is" are totally unappealing. (Yes, I know this isn't saying much coming from a vegetarian, but I quit every one of those things years ...
by Sandry
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Air conditioning is killing me
Replies: 11
Views: 4744

Re: Air conditioning is killing me

Is it possible to keep a humidifier in your office? Sounds like it's the most direct way of combatting what sounds like an issue arising from dryness in the air.
by Sandry
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I admit to gazebo inclination because a) I know where it is and it's point-out-able on a map, and b) it's a gazebo. How can you turn it down as a meeting point?
by Sandry
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

We should re-initiate. But ideally with a concrete plan including precise time/date/location that is not for a day that is over ninety degrees. Also: this is probably just me, but I dislike picnicking "on the Esplanade." Because the Esplanade is practically the size of Tokyo, and it seems ...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Voter turnout was low, certainly, but also I think it looked even lower because there was literally one line you had to draw on the ballot before leaving, so anyone who did show up didn't stick around long. Even knowing what I was doing last election it took me significantly longer to get through ju...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade Ice Cream
Replies: 9
Views: 8393

Re: Homemade Ice Cream

My friend has a machine thingummy, so we've made ice cream several times when visiting him. It's generally yay. We've been pretty happy with doing a coconut milk as substitute to make vegan ice cream, which is neat. Other than that, it's mostly been unexciting chocolate and vanilla flavours, but jus...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Belial wrote:the lowest of creatures: rats, crabs, investment bankers.

You bastard! Don't insult crabs that way!

My precious crabfriends, don't listen to the evil man....
by Sandry
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Wednesday wrote:Baking does not require precise measurement, but cooking absolutely does.

Wow. Okay, this one seems to me the most controversial yet. Now I totally want to watch you bake. ...I think that sounded weirder than I think I meant it to.
by Sandry
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I'm surprised to hear all the hate on tofu. I understand people who say it's bland, but I don't think I heard people before saying it was uneatable. Personally I like it, from time to time, but I definitely don't have it often, not even once a month. I think by and large the existence of tofu in my...
by Sandry
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Mushrooms are freaking awful. Yes, all of them. Even Shrooms? To be honest, I wouldn't know. I hate salt. Salt ruins food. I will use it from time to time in cooking when absolutely necessary. But I hate how much salt is in everything made by everybody else (esp. restaurants), because it tastes awf...
by Sandry
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148990

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I agree that salt is overrated like anything. Browned eggs are best eggs. Runny eggs are revolting. This is probably a vegetarian-specific one... Tofu: it's not that good. I'd rather have beans and lentils. Same thing with tempeh. Seitan is legit awesome, though. Mushrooms are freaking awful. Yes, a...
by Sandry
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What did you eat for lunch today?
Replies: 44
Views: 23753

Re: What did you eat for lunch today?

Cheese pizza and cold, steamed asparagus. The lunch of champions?

Nom nom nom nom. (Typing with an asparagus spear in my mouth, like the totally dignified personage I am. :P)
by Sandry
Tue May 07, 2013 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4105
Views: 661333

Re: Today I Made:

I believe I have discovered exactly how much spinach, in a one-egg omelette, is too much. "Special today: Lawn Omelette with extra lawn. Includes bits of undercooked yam, for colour and crunch!" Heh, heh, this sounds like me. I've had multiple housemates give me crap for how I basically m...
by Sandry
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What do you order at Subway?
Replies: 54
Views: 30006

Re: What do you order at Subway?

Veggie Delite (augh, that "word") with provolone, and using all veggies except the pickled peppers and jalapenos. With mayo and dijon mustard, and vinegar if I can convince them to. It is reminiscent of my favourite sandwich, while not actually getting there, quite. My favourite sandwich h...
by Sandry
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2169701

Re: Postify your facerity

You need to find some way of sharpening that beard to a point. NEED TO.
by Sandry
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

It strikes me that an obvious solution to this is to ask rath to sponsor your purchase of an air mattress. They are cheapish and handy to have around. Wish I were PAXing, but I will be Vericon-ing instead. My a capella group is performing. Wheee.

Have fun!
by Sandry
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Yeah... sadly, though trans* friendly, pleasant housemates are things I could easily turn up, finding rent that low... well, I have personally never seen it.
by Sandry
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 159948

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last Friday: Dream Theater Tonight: Childish Gambino Sunday: Freezepop Silent Auction You listen to awesome things. How is Childish Gambino live? My last concert was Paul and Storm (and Chris Collingswood opening) last night. Next one will be most likely whatever I go to at Dragon*Con. I know Maria...
by Sandry
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good French music
Replies: 12
Views: 4272

Re: Help me find good French music

I'd have to recommend Akhenaton's solo stuff. (He's from the Marseillese rap group IAM, and I like their stuff well enough, but his solo albums make me super happy).
by Sandry
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Yes yes yes yes!

I didn't go for the dinner ticket thing (the veggie option sounded untempting in the highest), so if anyone is interested in dinner beforehand, that would also be nifty.
by Sandry
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that should exist
Replies: 6
Views: 2839

Re: Food that should exist

A Taco dish that's that's served like Lasagna. There's plenty of Taco dip recipes out there for dipping your tortilla chips into, but I want something meatier, heavier, more complete meal feeling than "party food" feeling. There are some variations of chilaquiles that are like this... You...
by Sandry
Thu May 10, 2012 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Excellent! How would you feel about a picnic? (Assuming that by the time I am actually available again at some point next week, it is no longer raining *every single day*.)

Also totally open to other suggestions. :)
by Sandry
Thu May 10, 2012 1:53 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 515036

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Somerville is generally an excellent place to be. I would be pro-doing a thing, though my free time is laughably limited lately.

Are you around for a decent period of time, such that when I am not in rehearsals/meetings/Canada a thing might be doable?
by Sandry
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4105
Views: 661333

Re: Today I Made:

Cauliflower red lentil soup! I was disappointed that the cafeteria at work was going to have this tomorrow, when I'm on a strict no-lunch-buying budget. But then I thought hey, I can make some too! Eightish servings for the price of two or three of theirs... I even mostly followed a recipe. My only...
by Sandry
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music/+Videos So Bad They're Awesome
Replies: 10
Views: 5917

Re: Music/+Videos So Bad They're Awesome

OH man does this apply: Wax Mannequin - The Price Yes, there is much more price to come... PRICE! The old Bowie thing - that's super nifty to see. Watching the Nimoy vid, I can't help but wonder if anything from modern times is going to look quite that hilariously outdated and ridiculous forty years...
by Sandry
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands
Replies: 28
Views: 5380

Re: Neat gadget - touchscreen music stands

This is an awesome concept. I'm half thinking I would love to buy one of these, and half thinking, wow, this would be hard to travel with safely. I mean, it'd be brilliant for practicing at home, but I'd ideally like to bring it to gigs (and our band's rehearsals across the city), and I'm wondering ...

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