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by Rei
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 262351

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

The sunbathing one is not even an interesting question, especially up against many of the ones listed there.
by Rei
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 26208

Re: Gun Control

This is a huge part of why I still firmly believe that this culture of owning guns for "protection" is a vile thing. It presumes that gun owners will be okay pointing guns at human beings, because that is their purpose. If guns are strictly tools for hunting and never, ever to be pointed at people, ...
by Rei
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 115315

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

I, for one, love that essay.

And yeah, seriously, books of poetry are so much easier to work around than books of law.
by Rei
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Ali's People in Costumes Doing Strange Things Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 35783

Re: Ali's People in Costumes Doing Strange Things Thread

In addition to hearing about this all over the internet, I heard about it from one of my colleagues at work who saw it in the paper at the pita place around the corner. Gotta love what can make serious international news.
by Rei
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: You Can't Hide from a Supernova
Replies: 51
Views: 8341

Re: You Can't Hide from a Supernova

by Rei
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Birthdays!
Replies: 219
Views: 32089

Re: Birthdays!

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by Rei
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Interrobang
Replies: 16
Views: 2042

Re: The Interrobang

I have always loved the interrobang.
by Rei
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 328797

Re: Complete Randomness

The two most common errors with green tea are A) pouring boiling water on it, as opposed to boiled water that has been let to sit for 5min or so, and B) over-steeping it. Either of those things can make the tea go very bitter.
by Rei
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 262351

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

I pulled out my old clarinet. Also, apparently I am not as entirely hopeless at reading sheet music as I expected I would be by now.
by Rei
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Non-To-Do-List List Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 32795

Re: The Non-To-Do-List List Thread

My tip for fighting a cold or its beginning:

Whiskey. Or rum. Or brandy. And if you feel up to it, you can dilute it with hot lemon, ginger, and honey.
by Rei
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 59338

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

The tablets that I have heard the most about, and basically all positive, is Wacom. I imagine you can find them at Amazon? And for my own question, if I wanted to turn a segment of an .avi file into a .gif, any particular programmes or methods that are easier than others? I broke down and googled it...
by Rei
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 192042

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

Not having read the article, but responding to the quote: A huge part of science-fiction and fantasy is exploring themes of humanity and reality in ways not easily achieved when set in familiar terrain. At the same time, a lot of escapist literature IS set in familiar terrain because it makes it eas...
by Rei
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 328797

Re: Complete Randomness

I think there is a lot to be said for acquired tastes. There are a number of things that, when I first tried them, I wasn't keen on, but after trying it again and again have become among my favourite foods and drinks. Mostly drinks.
by Rei
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Random things that remind you of PWEB or people here
Replies: 477
Views: 92933

Re: Random things that remind you of PWEB or people here

Schmaltz is a great word.
by Rei
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Politics...discuss
Replies: 95
Views: 13888

Re: Politics...discuss

It always makes you feel like your vote matters when they call the election before your state has closed its polls. They actually banned announcing any totals in Canada before all the polls closed because as soon as Ontario and Quebec were announced, everyone knew who would almost certainly win, ev...
by Rei
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 11859

Re: Riddles in the Dark

That... was really, really pleasing. <3
by Rei
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Don't forget your #%&^!@ clocks.
Replies: 80
Views: 12213

Re: Don't forget your #%&^!@ clocks.

I could have used this thread a week ago. That was the first time change that I can remember where not one person mentioned it the day before, and I only found out about it because I was up stupidly late and a few of my appliances changed automatically.
by Rei
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 410742

Re: Things that I hate

Lately I've had a cough which sometimes somehow manages to trigger particularly violent hiccoughs. It's really unpleasant.
by Rei
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Politics...discuss
Replies: 95
Views: 13888

Re: Politics...discuss

Bearing in mind that I have no say or stake in this election, I found this quite entertaining: Whedon on Romney.

(Apologies if it's been posted earlier and I missed it; I don't have the energy to hunt.)
by Rei
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 192042

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

Buh they gave me a hellish time trying to download that. I went to the British site and foolishly used my Canadian credit card details, as those were what I had with Amazon. They refused to let me download it even after I changed all of my details because "they're not authorised to sell it to me in ...
by Rei
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 192042

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

Damnit!

David has this thing where he believes everyone is the same height he is, regardless of any blindingly obvious evidence to the contrary.
Huh... I have never heard of this one before.
by Rei
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: A Day in the Life of LilBee
Replies: 46
Views: 7290

Re: A Day in the Life of LilBee

Wait, how else do you eat oatmeal? I mean, I will use golden syrup in the absence of brown sugar, but it isn't the first thing I reach for.
by Rei
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 192042

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

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough was so damn interesting, it was almost enough to get me thinking about going back into the field of education. Almost . I was reading an article about grit a while back. It was both odd and pleasing to see it as ...
by Rei
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 59338

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

It could be something in the eye itself. I've had what looked like pixelated patches in my vision appear for short periods of time and my optometrist said it was basically something floating in the eye.
by Rei
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How about that weather, then, eh?
Replies: 1034
Views: 184644

Re: How about that weather, then, eh?

It is rainy again today. I'm really confused by this whole days of raining thing. Why and how does the water keep falling after 10 minutes, for days on end?
It once rained for a month and my sister didn't even notice. I think it took me about three weeks to take note.
by Rei
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 177478

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Steph, it's pretty ginger-y! The recipe I used says to mix it with club soda to make ginger ale, but I didn't care for it that way. The somewhat metallic taste of club soda didn't pair well with the ginger syrup I made, at least not in my opinion, anyway. I swapped out club soda for tonic and was m...
by Rei
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 192042

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

I finished The Wind-up Bird Chronicle just now. I very, very much enjoyed it. I'm not sure what else to say about it at the moment. It made sense to me at this time.
by Rei
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
Replies: 537
Views: 81318

Re: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Sideways: Watching fighter jets in formation flying near the speed of sound right over your home is thrillingly and uncomfortably Apocalypse-y. This is how I always feel about airshows. It's much more so, now, as I'm living in a city with a military base and I believe an RAF airfield nearby....
by Rei
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How about that weather, then, eh?
Replies: 1034
Views: 184644

Re: How about that weather, then, eh?

So we've had some fairly major flooding here. I am glad of my determination to live on higher ground wherever I am.
by Rei
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Musicals Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 9855

Re: The Musicals Thread

Les Mis is hands down my favourite musical. I am very much looking forward to this!

Also, I so wish I could afford to go down to the West End to see Matilda! I have heard fantastic things about it.
by Rei
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 305040

Re: Things that I love

That is brilliant!
by Rei
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Favorite Ender's Game Quote // Ender's Game Pin Giveaway
Replies: 44
Views: 9946

Re: Favorite Ender's Game Quote // Ender's Game Pin Giveaway

My copy is very far from here, but then I remembered I had written this quote down some years ago:

"They stood before the mirror, where instead of Peter's cruel reflection there stood a dragon and a unicorn." (p. 152 in my copy back in Canada)
by Rei
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 115315

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

As much as that instance irks me, I do love how rhyme can tell you about the author's language. It always reminds me of Blake's Tiger, "What immortal hand or eye / Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?". I have since seen that same rhyme structure in several other places in the 18th and 19th c., which le...
by Rei
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mouthgasm: Food that's really, really good.
Replies: 154
Views: 35614

Re: Mouthgasm: Food that's really, really good.

I made a beet and goat cheese tart a few years back which worked out really well. I think my favourite part of it was the goat cheese because mmmmmmmmmm goat cheese.
by Rei
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 177478

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

I think so, but Ali would tell you otherwise.

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