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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:34 pm

Jayelle wrote:It's probably how you made it and what kind of tea it was. Tea sucks if it's not made properly (much like coffee).


Well, Sig-changer, it was one of those little baggy deals, where you leave it in hot water for X amount of time, pull it out, then drink it. The flavor was supposed to be cinnamon chocolate chai or something like that.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Jayelle » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:37 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:
Jayelle wrote:It's probably how you made it and what kind of tea it was. Tea sucks if it's not made properly (much like coffee).


Well, Sig-changer, it was one of those little baggy deals, where you leave it in hot water for X amount of time, pull it out, then drink it. The flavor was supposed to be cinnamon chocolate chai or something like that.


That does sound kinda gross.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Luet » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:03 pm

If the flavors available sound gross (like that), I usually go with plain black tea. With either honey and lemon or honey and cream. Now I want tea. The only tea I can drink plain is herbal. I have a chamomile mint that I love all by itself.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:39 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:The point of tea.

Tea was invented to put in ice and drink.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:44 pm

My tea update and correction: It was actually chocolate caramel, the cinnamon was another type I was eyeing and decided against.

Also, I discovered the honey and the sugar; half a bear and half a shaker later, I had some kind-of-tasty tea. I would venture to call it mostly good, even.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:04 pm

That sounds awful. I mean, a nice pu-erh tea with caramel can be good, but it's heck of expensive stuff. Not the kind you'd find in a bag in a breakroom. I'm sorry your tea was awful. :(
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby starlooker » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:17 pm

The Penn State rioters.

You know, I can get maybe feeling conflicted about firing him, kind of, maybe, but I'm sorry. When you think, "Hey! I'm going to go out and riot and be all destructive because I'm so mad that they're firing a guy who knew about a child being raped, did nothing about it, and did nothing to prevent the man from acting again. And he's a football hero! He shouldn't get in trouble!" perhaps the meta thought that should occur is, "Hm. Instead of rioting, maybe I'll stay home and re-examine my priorities."
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby LilBee91 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:21 pm

Didn't you know? Football heroes are exempt from moral laws.

Seriously though--that is ridiculous. I didn't know people were protesting.
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:29 pm

I so agree, Kirsten. I'm a little beside myself about it.
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Postby Claire » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:09 pm

I've been following the story obsessively and everything about it makes me feel sick.

I think this article has cleared up some of my confusion about the riots, though: http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/11/10/t ... f-paterno/

Here is another article about the riots: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/721 ... penn-state

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Postby starlooker » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:15 am

Thanks for the links. Both good reads.

I'm still, shall we say, unimpressed with the rioters. But it does add to my understanding.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:08 am

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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby LilBee91 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:25 am

How is it already December? In the year 2011? We have to be in the future by now, right?
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:06 am

LilBee91 wrote:How is it already December? In the year 2011?



Geez, yeah. I can't wrap my head around this, either.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby neo-dragon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:44 am

LilBee91 wrote:How is it already December? In the year 2011? We have to be in the future by now, right?


I thought so too but it seems that people are lying to me. They keep saying that tomorrow is in the future, but then when it comes they tell me it's the present. I'm starting to think that the future is make-believe. I wait for it but it never comes.
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Postby Wind Swept » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:49 am

neo-dragon wrote:I'm starting to think that the future is make-believe. I wait for it but it never comes.

The future will never come if you don't make it happen. You're going to need to put some effort into making tomorrow stay tomorrow.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Dr. Mobius » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:23 pm

Or you could move to New Zealand. Those crazy Kiwis are always in the future.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:20 am

How is it 19th century British literature makes me squee and have heart flutters and just become a pile of girly romantic mush? People don't even so much as kiss! Something about those longing looks just pierces me right through, I guess.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby CezeN » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:33 am

Never understood people who are okay with dozing off in the middle of something unimportant at a time when they should simply go nap/sleep.
I always catch my brother sleeping with his earphones in and laptop on - why not just crawl into your comfortable bed? Personally, if I feel myself nodding off, after roughly 3 times of head falling - I just put my stuff up and officially go to sleep. It's that easy. Don't you wanna be comfortable first and sleep uninterrupted? It boggles my mind.
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Postby Young Val » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:14 am

LilBee91 wrote:How is it 19th century British literature makes me squee and have heart flutters and just become a pile of girly romantic mush? People don't even so much as kiss! Something about those longing looks just pierces me right through, I guess.


Perhaps because the romance has a genuine foundation, and the author has created two characters who are truly well-suited--however many obstacles might be in their way--which increases the sexual tension without exploiting it and makes the reader very much champion the match. In other words, when modern day writers have their characters make out incessantly in lieu of anything resembling plot or character development the stories suffer for it. Hooray for the classics!
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Postby Ela » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:16 pm

I don't understand why people keep asking to join a Facebook group that has multiple announcements that the group is moving to a FB page. These announcements are viewable by anyone on FB even if they are not a member of the group.

I finally had to make the group "secret."

Ya think that will stop people from asking to join?
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:55 pm

How someone could confuse me for a black person. I was called a "dirty nigger" by a man today. I know he was talking to me because no one else was out on that street at the time, at least not within sight. At least he was drunk, so that helps explain some of it.



I also don't understand how it is I almost always add a "g" to the end of "within" without realizing I have.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:02 pm

That's just weird. Everyone knows black hobbits are an urban legend.
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Re: Things I Don't Understand

Postby Petra456 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:28 pm

CezeN wrote:Never understood people who are okay with dozing off in the middle of something unimportant at a time when they should simply go nap/sleep.
I always catch my brother sleeping with his earphones in and laptop on - why not just crawl into your comfortable bed? Personally, if I feel myself nodding off, after roughly 3 times of head falling - I just put my stuff up and officially go to sleep. It's that easy. Don't you wanna be comfortable first and sleep uninterrupted? It boggles my mind.



I can't "officially" go to sleep. I'll find myself dozing off while i'm reading or on my laptop, and if I stop to put whatever it is im doing away i'll completely wake up. Sleep almost always has to sneak up on me (which leads to some very looong nights).
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Postby CezeN » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:59 pm

^I just had a vision of like the personified embodiment of sleep - pictured as a figure in black - trying his hardest to sneak up on you at night. But everytime he gets close, you look up, and he hides. Like a ghost. Or the Shadow/daughter-sleeping-on-couch scene from Paranormal Activity 2.

Dr. Mobius wrote:That's just weird. Everyone knows black hobbits are an urban legend.

This made me laugh really hard for some reason...
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Postby Platypi007 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:47 am

CezeN wrote:Never understood people who are okay with dozing off in the middle of something unimportant at a time when they should simply go nap/sleep.
I always catch my brother sleeping with his earphones in and laptop on - why not just crawl into your comfortable bed? Personally, if I feel myself nodding off, after roughly 3 times of head falling - I just put my stuff up and officially go to sleep. It's that easy. Don't you wanna be comfortable first and sleep uninterrupted? It boggles my mind.


I've had times there there aren't 3 head nods before I doze off, usually after I wake up I'll head to my comfy bed, but it has been known to last long enough that I'm just not tired anymore after that.

Also, if there is music on that just helps lull me to sleep without my realizing it. (Unless it's Rite of Spring or some Wagner opera or Rammstein or something.)

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Postby Luet » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:03 pm

I actually agree with Cezen (I know, what?!). I don't remember a time that I have accidentally fallen asleep since I was a little kid. I'm either awake or trying to fall asleep (bedtime or a nap). I never fall asleep while doing something else like reading or watching tv. I've always assumed people that do this must be really lacking in sleep or have untreated sleep apnea or something.
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Postby Platypi007 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:03 pm

When it happens to me it is usually because I'm in much need of sleep, either from getting too little the night before or being on the odd side of one of my sleep schedule changes (long story).

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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:40 pm

I have been famished all day and I do not know why. After a very large chunk of cheese, two granola bars, a slice of bread, a drumstick (chicken leg, not the ice cream), and an apple, I am somewhat satiated. But l fear it won't last long. Is this what being pregnant and/or a teenage boy feels like?
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Postby Luet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:22 pm

The only time I have felt this is when I lower the dose of my Topamax. One of the side effects of it is weight loss (less appetite) and when I go off or lower the dose, I feel starving all the time!
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Postby starlooker » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:45 pm

Yeah, that sounds about right.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed May 30, 2012 2:39 pm

I don't understand how people don't love Boston accents.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu May 31, 2012 1:22 pm

How I don't own a single pencil in this apartment...
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Postby Luet » Thu May 31, 2012 2:37 pm

It's mechanical pencils all the way, baby. Then you don't need those pesky sharpeners!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu May 31, 2012 3:07 pm

The lead on those tends to break easily when I use it for sketching stuff, though it is better at doing detail than a regular pencil. Still, my drawing loyalties lie with a regular pencil. :)
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