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by Rei
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 173612

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

I've been reading all the Wizard of Oz books. I'm on 12 of 14. Overall, the general plot is crazy stuff goes down and life lessons are learned. I really love the Oz books. I only read the first seven, I believe. My favourite of them was The Marvelous Land of Oz. On which note, one of my favourite c...
by Rei
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 275092

Re: Things that I love

I really can't get past the art-style of it. It's just not to my taste, which always makes it a lot harder for me to bother trying to watch it.
by Rei
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Doctor Who (yarr, there be spoilers here!)
Replies: 482
Views: 82873

Re: Doctor Who (yarr, there be spoilers here!)

I really loved how Ror's dad was played.

I was a tad dismayed that the dinosaurs which looked to be velociraptors were far closer to the Jurassic Park height than to reality.
by Rei
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 156697

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Blackberry bushes are immortal. There ain't nothing that can kill brambles.
by Rei
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 805
Views: 78406

Re: Wedding Planning!

Congratulations, Kelly! You survived!
by Rei
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The New News Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 19599

Re: The New News Thread

That's quite the story! As a side-note, I'm sure I've been past their shop when I was living in North York.
by Rei
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 533072

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

I am so glad that I have crocheting as a distraction right now. It's helping to keep me sane.
I hear this.
by Rei
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 173612

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

After some years of good intentions, I've started reading The Wind-Up Bird Chromicle. So far I'm really enjoying it.
by Rei
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

And I'm saying that I don't know what value we get out a discussion if all we're doing is throwing out competing gut-reaction hypotheses. Forgive me if I think it's a bad idea to make new laws based only on gut reactions and assumptions. Syphon, please recognise that this next statement is not a gu...
by Rei
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 156697

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

I went with the smitten kitchen one in the end as I started making it before seeing yours, Jan. That and we don't have lard but we do have butter. I adapted the sk one for a savoury pie, but I think I will try Jan's next time for it. And then I will have one for sweet pies and one for savoury. Right...
by Rei
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 156697

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

I'm planning on making a root veg pie today. Any suggestions for a pie crust recipe to save me from the roulette of google?
by Rei
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17308

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

Heee, yes :P
by Rei
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17308

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

Galileo gets a bit too much credit for the idea as there were several notable figures before him who promoted the heliocentric model, not the least being Copernicus and Kepler, and going back to the Ancient Greeks with (as I learned this evening from Alison and a friend) Aristarchus. Also, I'm reaso...
by Rei
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17308

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

However, in nearly 400 years have we still learned nothing from Galileo when it comes to consulting the Bible on scientific matters?
Oh neo... I was so with you all the way up until here... :P
by Rei
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: I am...
Replies: 133
Views: 13110

Re: I am...

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by Rei
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 533072

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Yay for free haircuts! Do you have any friends who can help even it out? That's how I got my last haircut (with embroidery scissors at that!) and it's probably how I'll get my next one :P
by Rei
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Nerds or Geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 4110

Re: Nerds or Geeks?

These are my reading glasses. I kind of love them in their slightly antiquated design. As for things getting popular, I think I just get a bit worried when I see historically geeky things being merchandised in major stores like Urban Outfitters and the like. Some part of me worries that by making g...
by Rei
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Nerds or Geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 4110

Re: Nerds or Geeks?

EL were talking about "geekiness" today, and noticing that it sometimes feels like it has become popular and companies are responding to that somewhat (an offhand example being Prada doing steampunk). Some part of me wonders if this doesn't mean the death of being geeky as we used to understand it. ...
by Rei
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Can you guys help with a dilema?
Replies: 40
Views: 4397

Re: Can you guys help with a dilema?

That sounds brilliantly positive!
by Rei
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Can you guys help with a dilema?
Replies: 40
Views: 4397

Re: Can you guys help with a dilema?

For myself, I'm waiting indefinitely. In my situation it isn't worth the strain on my relationship with my parents, whom I've already put considerable strain on in the past decade. That said, I'm sure our Naomi will accidentally make it notably more pressing once she learns to speak, but for now I p...
by Rei
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: "Turn him loose as a theorist..."
Replies: 395
Views: 36609

Re: "Turn him loose as a theorist..."

Many animals are self-aware. Whales and apes play jokes on each other. I don't mean that whales play jokes on apes, or that apes play jokes on whales, but... Actually, whales and apes DO play jokes on each other. The Orcas at Sea-World, on their own volition, will squirt water on their trainers (an...
by Rei
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Can you guys help with a dilema?
Replies: 40
Views: 4397

Re: Can you guys help with a dilema?

There is definitely something to be said for waiting at least for a time to be more comfortable with yourself. That time may be a year, may be less, may be more, and you may not ever hit a state of being perfectly comfortable with yourself. So long as you are not currently dating a boy, the subject ...
by Rei
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Can you guys help with a dilema?
Replies: 40
Views: 4397

Re: Can you guys help with a dilema?

I'm definitely with JL here. For myself, I have found it to be very important to know and understand the various arguments concerning theology, but no amount of debating it with my family would be helpful. I know that the thing my own parents are most concerned with is that I still am a practicing C...
by Rei
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Collections!
Replies: 54
Views: 5894

Re: Collections!

*snrk*
by Rei
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 533072

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

I wonder what it is with people named Brian being astrophysicists and musicians.
by Rei
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

I'm definitely in support of hunting, as it is both useful and fun. That and game tastes really good.
by Rei
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

More than gun control, I wonder how the ability to effectively print your own working gun out of plastic will affect security checks in places like airports. Part of the gun is still metal, plus I imagine bullets come up in such screenings, but it seems like such a device could make it more difficul...
by Rei
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread
Replies: 586
Views: 68780

Re: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread

A reprimand, sure, but yeah, sending her home does seem a bit overkill.
by Rei
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Nerds or Geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 4110

Re: Nerds or Geeks?

Pedantry is enjoyable sometimes, but the geek one in particular is always annoying to me because, no, these are distinct words with different modern usage and people use them in different contexts. It's just difficult to figure out which ones. Like how "quite" can mean such different things! Someti...
by Rei
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Nerds or Geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 4110

Re: Nerds or Geeks?

Geek: A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.
To put it very gently. I don't know that they even ever made it into the main carnival instead of just the dodgy sideshows.
by Rei
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

(Just in case my usage of the term "long guns" is not something used South of the line (I wasn't sure because of your quotes, elf), I just wanted to say that this is a standard term in Canada and that the registry is actually called, at least everywhere I've seen it mentioned, the "Long gun registry...
by Rei
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

Because a tool for defence against another human requires the will to kill another human, quite possibly in error (supposing you miss and hit a bystander or misunderstand a situation). It may even result in your own self-destruction if the other person who is threatening also has a gun (quite possib...
by Rei
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

Syphon, by gun crazy I mean this adamant insistence upon the right of every individual to bear arms wherever they may be. And this is why I am speaking about the States in specific, because the socio-political situation and the general social mindset varies wildly from country to country. (It varies...
by Rei
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

I am focusing on the States because it is the States which is so gun crazy. And by and large, we don't have nearly so much in the way of wanton acts of violence in Canada. I am okay with self-defence, but I fail to see why a gun is so necessary for that. It is a mark of either a wildly dangerous soc...
by Rei
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 22896

Re: Gun Control

Ad hominem for the win! Stickin' it to the man! Syphon, I'm not suggesting the American government should disarm politically weak groups. I'm not saying the government has never done used gun control to suppress minorities it fears. I am saying that gun control should apply to everyone. Yes, there a...

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