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by Rei
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 26192

Re: Gun Control

There is almost no use to carrying a handgun EXCEPT to shoot people, and that is not acceptable in any society that wishes to count itself part of the first world. It's not acceptable to defend yourself from violence, from terrorism, from genocide? Even when the government fails to protect you? Eve...
by Rei
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 26192

Re: Gun Control

I agree that it is dangerous to make reactionary laws. I do not and cannot ever see myself agreeing to this absurd and insidious notion of right to carry murderous weapons in public. It is disgusting. There is almost no use to carrying a handgun EXCEPT to shoot people, and that is not acceptable in ...
by Rei
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups
Replies: 449
Views: 62970

Re: PwebCon/Gatherings/Shindigs/Meet-Ups

I know this is short notice, but for those relevant few, we will be in London from tomorrow until Tuesday should you be there and want to have coffee or a pint or the like! Send me a PM and I'll send you my mobile number if you don't already have it.
by Rei
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 177399

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

I'm currently working on saffron and currant buns. I am looking forward to them.
by Rei
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Let's Also Talk About...
Replies: 124
Views: 23162

Re: Let's Also Talk About...

Anne (2 years, 4 months) is successfully Naked Potty Trained. IE, if we let her run bottomless around the house, she'll make sure to stop in on the potty when she needs to pee and poo. Following each successful pee or poo, she proudly proclaims her victory, asks for candy, and then invites us all t...
by Rei
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 20241

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

It does take guts, but yeah... It seems an empty gesture, and even if it weren't, solidarity with Quebecois students seems a strange reason to refuse one's degree. Surely there are better things to take a stand on, even with your degree.
by Rei
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 191953

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

Ray Bradbury has died at age 91 :(

I may go hunt out a copy of All Summer In A Day.
by Rei
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 410569

Re: Things that I hate

Actually, it might still be there right now. It was dead when I got home.

It occurs to me that possibly I shouldn't have moved it onto the sidewalk in view of the very dodgy Indian restaurant next door.
by Rei
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 304898

Re: Things that I love

Oh, buckshot, you may appreciate this. The other day we saw a Lancaster, a Hurricane, and a Spitfire flying at demonstration height for the Jubilee. It was absolutely brilliant to see!
by Rei
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 304898

Re: Things that I love

I love that we had a fantastic audience for Merry Wives this evening. They laughed at all the right points (which was most of it) and were generally delightfully raucous.
by Rei
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Happy __________ Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Happy __________ Day!

Today is the Feast of the Holy Trinity.
by Rei
Thu May 31, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things I Don't Understand
Replies: 304
Views: 56167

Re: Things I Don't Understand

I really love my mechanical pencil. I do yet want to get a progressive pencil as well, but that will happen when I have mountains of money just lying around.
by Rei
Thu May 24, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 410569

Re: Things that I hate

Yeah, no idea what you're about, Chico :P

Me, I'm just a bit neurotic about not killing creepy crawlies, especially spiders.
by Rei
Wed May 23, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 410569

Re: Things that I hate

I have a similar feeling over most creatures with too many legs in the house. That said, part of my hesitance at killing spiders is some deep-seated belief that every time I kill a spider, the harder time I will have justifying my life when the Queen of Spiders confronts me to account for her lost c...
by Rei
Fri May 18, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A Dissertation Story
Replies: 151
Views: 37643

Re: A Dissertation Story

Maaaaaan... even my most polite reply would be laden with a scathing omission without taking a solid bit of time off before replying.
by Rei
Sat May 12, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 115269

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Personality assessments that focus almost entirely on negatives and self-interest.

Also, sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic are red, yellow, white, and black, respectively, not yellow, red, green, and blue!
by Rei
Mon May 07, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 262268

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

I giggle pretty hard at everyone. I think Rei is the only one who consistently gets it right, because Rei is also a Latin nerd. EE-ah KWAI leg-IT, more or less. EH-ah KWAI LE-git. Or /'ea 'kwae 'le-git/ if you favour IPA. ...I may also have a degree in linguistics. [Edit: After debating this a furt...
by Rei
Fri May 04, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: My Life in a Literary Agency
Replies: 427
Views: 93917

Re: My Life in a Literary Agency

Congratulations, Kelly! That is absolutely brilliant!
by Rei
Tue May 01, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 191953

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

Kelly, Ali wants you to post the line under the spoiler tag. I read the first book the other day. It told a good story and I can see why it has so many people talking. I've started the second and am making fair progress. I'm finding the books extremely difficult to read, though. The imagery and refl...
by Rei
Tue May 01, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 686243

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

*hugs*
by Rei
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 262268

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Now we all know EL as that dude married to that Rei chick.
There's even a photo!
by Rei
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 177399

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

We have a 20kg bag of basmati sitting in the corner. Which I brought home across town on my bicycle. As well as jasmine rice and sushi rice. As for cooking, for basmati, which is a drier rice, we use a ratio of 1:1 rice to water. The jasmine is 1:1.3 and the sushi is 1:1.2, according to the bag. Mys...
by Rei
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Shadows in Flight
Replies: 71
Views: 13443

Re: Shadows in Flight

I just finished reading it last night. I'm not sure I can accept it as canon. The reshaping of the buggers really, really, really bothers me because it basically negates the value of the books I far prefer, that being EG and the Speaker series. Spoilers: If the buggers really are all simply slaves, ...
by Rei
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Blood Donation
Replies: 20
Views: 2902

Re: Blood Donation

I'm kind of severely phobic. My dad gives nearly as often as they'll let him (low iron is often an issue, though) and my sister tries to make it out, too. My other sister is debatabley more phobic of needle-like things in the arm than I am.
by Rei
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 686243

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

*hugs for Nomi* That's really awful... I hope the police can help...
by Rei
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 121035

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

I dunno, the disaster all over her face was pretty entertaining.
by Rei
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: "Turn him loose as a theorist..."
Replies: 395
Views: 41176

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

This seems like a good place to begin when discussing the nature of evil. Afterall, what would any discussion of the matter be without the Summa coming up?
by Rei
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread
Replies: 586
Views: 74087

Re: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread

I found this article brings up a key point on gender equality: until it becomes a men's issue as well as a women's issue, equality will be elusive.
by Rei
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: He is risen!
Replies: 27
Views: 2975

Re: He is risen!

Vere resurrexit!
by Rei
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Want Ads
Replies: 212
Views: 33560

Re: Want Ads

Wanted: A functioning shower.
by Rei
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 410569

Re: Things that I hate

Bleh, this reminds me... I hate calling the doctor, and I need to do so tomorrow afternoon.
by Rei
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How's Fishing?
Replies: 48
Views: 7226

Re: How's Fishing?

My first fishing rod was a push button reel shaped like a killer whale. It was pretty dang awesome.

As for casting in the yard, I would just put a few weights on the end of your line.
by Rei
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The "Thank you, Jan I had work to do" Thread.
Replies: 164
Views: 36701

Re: The "Thank you, Jan I had work to do" Thread.

My best is 4 turns. That was the work of Fortune, I think, though.
by Rei
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Playing (CD/MP3)
Replies: 741
Views: 157896

Re: Currently Playing (CD/MP3)

Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)

This goes on the Spring 2012 playlist for sure.
I have heard this song so many times on the radio by now that I'm kind of amazed that I'm not utterly sick of it.
by Rei
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: My Life in a Literary Agency
Replies: 427
Views: 93917

Re: My Life in a Literary Agency

Wow! I really hope this works out!

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