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by Sandry
Sun May 20, 2007 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 262552

Another pizza dough recipe - by request! From a roommate of mine at uni. It's not crazily complex, but it works and is good. Fair warning - we made this in my dorm all the time - it honestly serves about 15 people (or more). Cutting the recipe in half or even in a third or a fourth is entirely reaso...
by Sandry
Sun May 20, 2007 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1819
Views: 457663

You were able to stop after *six books*?

Damn. I'm already committed.

Er, or perhaps that's "should be committed."
by Sandry
Sun May 20, 2007 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 185
Views: 25382

I may be mad here, but I expect that having tried pork, chicken, beef, lamb, turkey and several varieties of fish, it's probably reasonable to leave off at that point. I mean, maybe your friend will be rapturously thrilled by elk or crocodile meat, but uh. What's the point? Availability is close to ...
by Sandry
Sun May 20, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: By popular demand: Post your face!
Replies: 3963
Views: 596731

Image

Can't remember if this was last summer or the summer before. Eh, the only thing that's changed in the past few years for me is hairlength +/- six inches.
by Sandry
Sun May 20, 2007 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1819
Views: 457663

I'm trying to finish up Stephen King's Dark Tower series. I just finished Wizard in Glass the other day. My housemate has five, so technically I could be reading it, except hers is completely full up with little bookmarks and pointers and things. I'm far too anal to cope. I think I'm going to pick u...
by Sandry
Sun May 20, 2007 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1139758

Varttina - Eerama

They're flipping awesome, and I'm so pleased I got to see their concert when they were in MA.
by Sandry
Sat May 19, 2007 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Cuisine?
Replies: 136
Views: 19830

ArchangelShrike wrote:They both use Jalapeños... Maybe somewhere in the cooking process, your got less/more on one dish?


Erm... are you saying this of both Thai food and Mexican food?

If so, I never, ever want to eat in whatever Thai place you're frequenting.
by Sandry
Sat May 19, 2007 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Favorite Cuisine?
Replies: 136
Views: 19830

My top three are Thai, Indian and Tibetan. My city so very wins for having two Tibetan restaurants in easy walking distance of my house. I've learned to cook acceptable Indian food myself by now (though I wish I could do a better palak paneer), so I don't go out to eat that as often, but we have dal...
by Sandry
Sat May 19, 2007 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Towel Day May 25th!
Replies: 138
Views: 21895

I don't think Salmon of Doubt legitimately qualifies as a Dirk Gently book except strictly in theory.

It did make me cry, though.

And yes! Thanks for the reminder. And enough time that I'll be able to wash my favourite towel in time to have it out and about in public.
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 185
Views: 25382

Agreed that the animal rights conversation is almost its own thread-in-a-thread... that said, the other bit of it was mostly either disjointed, or victim to what people always seem to do in these threads - partial justification used for complete justification. People argue in an attempt to be absolu...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AP Tests?
Replies: 45
Views: 6963

APCS was still C++ then. (Though I'm sure someone will stand up and go "C++? Young'n. When I took it, it was Pascal." Actually I guess gmalivuk falls into this category if he took APCS.) Actually? Yeah, I did take AP Comp Sci in Pascal. And I'm not that old, damnit! Our class ended up doi...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1139758

Apulanta - Saasta

Soon to be followed by Arrested Development's Mr. Wendal, then some bit of rap by a French artist named Ärsenik.

Putting on your music in alphabetical order gets very silly very quickly.
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 2:58 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 136006

SpitValve wrote:[...]but on the other hand.... I dunno what's on the other hand. Hopefully a banana. I like bananas.


So if we provide bananas, you'll show?

Edited for actual new page context.
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 2:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall's talk @ MIT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

UserGoogol wrote:I got to lobby 16 at 6:50 that same night and got a ticket. I must be lucky~ \o/.


Damnit! Should have left work early. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the synopsis! :)
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31813

Pitfall, Mario Brothers, uhh... I think most games I merely wanted to play because my sister liked them. I'll second, though, that Chronotrigger, though not exactly a childhood thing (started playing in high school at a friend's house), is completely awesome. And Golden Axe. I went back and got a MA...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 107421

It always amuses me how these tests mention that types like INTP or INFJ are some incredibly low percentage of the population, yet they're invariably the most popular options in these polls. <idiotic stereotype>All the ESes are off reading Glamour, throwing parties and hanging out at clubs, I suppos...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall's talk @ MIT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

I missed the weekend before this past one to head over to lobby 16 to get tickets, but made it this past Friday night... after the 7 pm showing of whatever movie had already started. When the ticket sellers were again available before the 10 pm show, it was already sold out. *sigh* I really do hope ...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 12:05 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 136006

I'll be in Canada by then, but it sounds like a lot of effort to visit somewhere for the weekend. I'd say that would rather depend on where in Canada you'll be. I mean, sure, if you were in Toronto, it might be worthwhile. If you were to start in Vancouver, forget about it. Thing is, Americans don'...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Music
Replies: 93
Views: 16892

There's nothing difficult about 7/8, just think about it as 2+2+3 or 4+3 or the reverse. It's not always that simple. I mean, there are songs like Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill which are just straight alternating three and four, and then there's crap like Aegean Festival Overture by Andreas Makris....
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 673948

Heh, sure, be an upright citizen and not frightening. See if I care!

Clearly the thing to do is to post a Craigslist ad with a heading something like, "sleep where famed webcomic artist has slept!"

Or, y'know, just pay more rent.
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 200242

Heh, yes, the 1980 thing is pretty sweet. (Though it's part of the reason I'm slightly bitter - my mum told me she only remembers my birthday because it adds to 100... ) I'm currently 26 and anxiously awaiting my 27th birthday (still some months off) so that I can be both my favourite number and a p...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 673948

It's okay, being in Boston you could probably just drop by Randall's place and ask him to explain anything you don't understand. In a while, anyway. He still lives in virginia for now. I think. His furniture is still here. The homing beacon attached to his loveseat ensures you'll know exactly when ...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 113894

Yesterday was Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum (off the Forest Hills stop near Boston), and I am 98% sure that I saw, from across a group of morris dancers, a raptor shirt. Of course I've come across that shirt and the sudo shirt fairly often in this neck of the woods. I love living in a city ch...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 49715

uhh, I played no. 1 at a party, but everyone was hogging it, yeah good time. Iron Man FTW!!!!!!! Sounds like that Yogi Berra-ism - "no one comes here anymore; it's too crowded." Actually, you *have* just reminded me of the weakness of GH: a room full of forty people, thirty of whom know o...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 49715

Guitar Hero is not inherently flawed just because there are some idiots who think it makes them qualified musicians. Honestly, I find the whole trend of faking out real life skills with video games rather amusing. We have DDR, Karaoke Revolution (I count singing the skill, not karaoke itself), GH, a...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 3:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 136006

That park is easy walking distance of my house... Flaming, shrieking hellcats with Richard Simmons videos couldn't keep me away. I'll admit, though, I'm just as glad it's not on a work day, because I can truly imagine trying to explain the need for time off to my boss. "No, no, see, I'm not rea...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Another music topic
Replies: 60
Views: 12485

Wow, I could pretty much have mistaken Anmorata's top artists for mine. I think there are maybe three I'm not familiar with, and other than that? Scary. In a good way. This is me: http://www.last.fm/user/Ciarnyn/ It tends to be slightly skewed by the couple of calming playlists I have to fall asleep...
by Sandry
Sun May 13, 2007 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Music
Replies: 93
Views: 16892

I'm primarily a flutist. Played with increasing dedication from age ten to age twenty two. Lately I have no time, and so my double-tonguing is all shot to hell. Tone's still good, though. Possibly just due to my instrument being of good quality. For about seven years, various profs consigned me to p...
by Sandry
Sun May 13, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 673948

26/f/Somerville, MA (slightly annoyed that I no longer live in Cambridge)/music major turned datamonkey.

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