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by Amarantha
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The internet and sexiness! (FASCINATING DISCOVERY.)
Replies: 21
Views: 2889

Re: The internet and sexiness! (FASCINATING DISCOVERY.)

AJR wrote:I get a very odd effect when I do a Google image search for "sexy":
WIN
by Amarantha
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

by Amarantha
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck being sick. Feeling crappy sucks but at least it usually has the silver lining of staying home from work. But when it's keeping you from doing shit that you actually want/need to do, then it just sucks outright. Also, can I not just have the flu for a week and get it over with? Does it have to ...
by Amarantha
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

A kind of sausage and vegetable stew, which will later have lentils added and potato dumped on top to become like a shepherd's sausage pie or something. But as it's nearly bedtime, most of that will happen tomorrow or the next day. But I feel very cheffy - I browned my sausage bits (proper restauran...
by Amarantha
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345931

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Oh me yarm i am actually a little bit drnuk :o i have had a mere one anna half modest flutes of (proper, french) chamgagne that i bought a week ago for my birthday. it won't last long but it feels nice. i credit this to the 4 anna bit kg i've lost that have dialled back the reflux issues to a remark...
by Amarantha
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

Pumpkin and goat cheese lasagne. We've already eaten; the lasagne is for like reheated lunches during the week and stuff. But I forgot how alluring a fresh-baked lasagne can be. Despite being kinda full, I just look at its cheesy, bubbly goodness and want to cut off a slice to eat like right now. Wh...
by Amarantha
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you write your lower-case 'k'?
Replies: 45
Views: 10430

Re: How do you write your lower-case 'k'?

Cursive, so with the loop.
by Amarantha
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck everything.
by Amarantha
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you wash your jeans?
Replies: 55
Views: 6702

Re: How often do you wash your jeans?

Every day, no exceptions. But that's because of seborrhoeic dermatitis. I used to be able to get away with several days.
by Amarantha
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck, I'm coming down with something. With the first of three consecutive all-day-Saturday classes tomorrow (also my birthday ("I'm 37! I'm not old!")) and a careers expo next week and none of the preparation (or cooking/housework) done that I had hoped to get done this week. Ill-timed ill...
by Amarantha
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 111076

Re: Louse M.D.

Spoiler:
As soon as they entered the room, I was all like, "SAY 'WHAT' AGAIN!" I didn't realise it was deliberate for a few more seconds, though.
by Amarantha
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6th mouse button
Replies: 12
Views: 3010

Re: 6th mouse button

If you can't think of anything useful, do something useless but awesome. Like opening a ferret gif or something. I dunno, can mouse buttons do that?
by Amarantha
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I had a big ass-rant composed about the suckage of bras, expressed in the wider context of the sexualisation of women - looks vs. comfort style of fing. But thinking about made me cry, and now I just don't feel like going there. So yeah, fuck all this shit.
by Amarantha
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345931

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

^ This. It's spelt 'drnuk' for a reason :P
by Amarantha
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Rant: department stores. Need to walk through a chemical miasma to buy anything useful. Plentiful change rooms, all either full, closed, or not actually belonging to the store they're in. "Sorry, this is a Cue change room." "WTF this is Myer..." Five garment limit, when you need ...
by Amarantha
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199683

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Awesome as marmots are in their own right, their name makes me giggle because I picture a ferret inna bathtub.
by Amarantha
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Excise a decade from the 20th century
Replies: 64
Views: 6185

Re: Excise a decade from the 20th century

Don't you dare touch my 20s! *clutches martini, hides cloche collection*

I'd toss the 80's; that decade had no sense of style.
by Amarantha
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is a "legendary" site, according to Mensa
Replies: 61
Views: 8748

Re: xkcd is a "legendary" site, according to Mensa

Also, a high IQ is no guarantee of success or even general life competence.
by Amarantha
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday, Amarantha's Mountain of Nachos.

Tonight, Chris Badenoch's grilled peppered lambs' hearts (too salty) and Fergus Henderson's parsley salad (but I used radishes instead of shallots).
by Amarantha
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Farkn. Woken from my sleep-in by a truck at the neighbours', a small patch of downstairs got flooded overnight and is still wet, had a very confusing phone call from some bloke who thought my husband (not home atm) was his uncle, so then had to contact my father-in-law to let him know that this blok...
by Amarantha
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345931

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Yer all complete bastids. I would so love to get drunk right now, but I can't. Damn medical condition *mutter mutter grumble*
by Amarantha
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Hey Handtec, fuck you. You took my money, then learnt that the item I'd pre-ordered was discontinued, then failed to tell me until I got impatient and asked for an ETA, by which time the exchange rate has changed and my full refund has left me out of pocket (and you've made a bunch of interest by ho...
by Amarantha
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: British sci fi authors?
Replies: 22
Views: 3130

Re: British sci fi authors?

by Amarantha
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

My one cat is driving me crazy. If they're out of food, she'll come lay on my hip in the morning as a reminder/wake up call for food. This morning I tossed and turned, and every time I rolled over she'd be back up there within five seconds. I finally get out of bed, and their bowl of food is half f...
by Amarantha
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

Beef-bone-and-onion stock.

Liver and eggplant.

And there's a beef rendang simmering on the stove.
by Amarantha
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I feel like I haven't had a proper weekend. I spent half of it cooking and doing yard work, and the other half in bed with a headache. OK, so I watched a lot of The Wire , but that was mostly with a headache too. Now I have to go to work in the morning. Also, none of my d00ds won the soccer. They ca...
by Amarantha
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0853: "Consecutive Vowels"
Replies: 159
Views: 44173

Re: 0852: "Consecutive Vowels"

schu wrote:In other words, we should all be really turned on right now.
I've never been so turned on in my life.

mgcclx wrote:What's with consecutive vowels have anything to do with arousal?
You're just jealous, mgcclx.
by Amarantha
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

Fried eggs on sourdough toast with a fresh tomato-and-coriander salsa.

Roasted beef bones, to be used for stock. We're gonna need a bigger pot...
by Amarantha
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chrome mouseover too brief
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: Chrome mouseover too brief

I use Chrome dev, and it seems to last about 6-7 seconds for me. Usually this is long enough, but sometimes I have to re-mouseover to see the rest.
by Amarantha
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

So I was about to sig an awesome quote by Jahoclave, and then I read another awesome quote by Jahoclave. So then I'm trying to decide which one to sig, and lo and behold - another awesome quote by Jahoclave. I give up. My sig remains unchanged. DAMN YOU JAHOCLAVE, YOU ARE TOO AWESOME TO SIG! Also I ...
by Amarantha
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)
Replies: 622
Views: 167022

Re: Food pr0n (picture-heavy)

My lunch was so pretty I had to take a pic :)
It's Caviste de Scey (essentially pasteurised Morbier) with sourdough toast, blueberries and a Marlborough blanc de blancs.
lunch2.jpg
by Amarantha
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372616

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

I d/l'd a countdown widget especially for this :P Tab says "90 days left". Of course, it's really 91, since it won't pop up for download until the day after it airs in the US.
by Amarantha
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck Foxtel. The FIFA World Cup was on free-to-air telly. The women's Asian Cup was on free-to-air telly. But for some reason Foxtel has all the rights to the men's Asian Cup. I want my Cha Du-Ri! Bastids.
by Amarantha
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender of Authors
Replies: 60
Views: 7786

Re: Gender of Authors

Awesome, ta :) I've been trying to find them at the library, but ePub is much more convenient now that I have the Tab. Then if I like 'em I'll likely buy in paper form. We have a bad habit of wandering into random bookshops (and bottleshops) for a casual browse, and then walking out bewildered, with...
by Amarantha
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

I really can't. I just made that shit up as I went along. But I shall try to recount the steps... Soaked some dried chickpeas in water for a couple of days (no more than a cupful when dried, probably a bit less). Pre-browned a couple of lamb shanks the day before. Browned chunks of a large onion in ...
by Amarantha
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender of Authors
Replies: 60
Views: 7786

Re: Gender of Authors

Why has no-one mentioned Katherine Kerr yet? Deverry books are both awesome and plentiful.

I'm also about to start on the Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold - reliable sources tell me it's good.
by Amarantha
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

Lamb shank tagine with eggplant and chickpeas. Served with couscous, yoghurt and toasted almond slivers. Unexpectedly awesome. I was kind of worried, but the more I ate, the more I liked it, and now I've finished and am craving more. Goddammit. *goes to bed instead*
by Amarantha
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575838

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Rant the first: My work building sucks. Evacuated down 10 floors of fire-escape stairs on Tuesday due to a broken sprinkler in the car park. Air con stops automatically with the evac alarm, and the twits didn't bother to turn it back on until late morning on Wednesday, by which time it's 29 C with n...
by Amarantha
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4822
Views: 956826

Re: Today I Made:

Scrambled egg tacos and nasi goreng.
by Amarantha
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What made you feel incredibly stupid?
Replies: 551
Views: 63952

Re: What made you feel incredibly stupid?

Wondered why I couldn't find a torrent last night for my AFC cup matches, then today there's a spoiler in the paper - turns out I got the time zone calculation backwards. They weren't on during work hours yesterday, they were in the wee hours of this morning. Could have watched the damn things live ...

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