Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:54 pm

I made one of the biggest names in my field rethink his position on something and now he's asking me for advice.
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Postby steph » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:21 pm

That's awesome.
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Postby steph » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:29 pm

I made laundry detergent and fabric softener today.
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Postby Young Val » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:10 pm

I made laundry detergent and fabric softener today.
RECIPES PLEASE!

I've been meaning to do this for AGES!
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well I have snozzed and lost
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Postby steph » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:24 pm

Laundry Detergent. If you look around on the web, there are several different recipes. They use all the same ingredients, the ratios are just different. I started with this one and I'll see how it works with my machine and our water.

Fabric Softener. In the comments, there is a recipe similar to this, only it used baking soda along with the conditioner. That's what I did. There are also methods that use no conditioner and only baking soda, vinegar and water. I wanted some extra softness, so I did both.

I added lavender oil to both recipes for scent and the calming effects. I'll let you know what I think of them. I have a load in the dryer right now that I used the fabric softener on, so I'll know soon whether I like it. The laundry detergent is supposed to set for 24 hours, so I won't know until tomorrow.
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Postby Platypi007 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:57 pm

I made laundry detergent and fabric softener today.
Did something recently publish about making your own detergent and fabric softener? At least three of my friends posted to Facebook last week about doing the same.

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Postby steph » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:30 pm

I don't know. I've been meaning to try it for a long time and since I finally used all of my costco-sized products, I thought it would be a good time to try.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:06 am

I made one of the biggest names in my field rethink his position on something and now he's asking me for advice.
Very cool!
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Postby Petra » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:07 pm

I made laundry detergent and fabric softener today.
Did something recently publish about making your own detergent and fabric softener? At least three of my friends posted to Facebook last week about doing the same.
Everyone's been seeing it on Pinterest.
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Postby CezeN » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:45 pm

Was completely calm for the interview. Same job, third time. Is the charm.
Gave good answers, which I elaborated on. Made the interviewer laugh. Interviewing skills +10
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Postby Luet » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:52 pm

I'm definitely improving in my bird identification skills. I visit a bird forum where people go for help with id's and yesterday for the first time I took a stab at two id's and I was correct on both (and one was tricky!). And then on the Simpson's tonight, they were following a bird with a tracker on it and I said to Mark, "That looks like a Scarlet Tanager." Right afterwards, Lisa looked up the species and I was right! :D
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:41 am

Posted my visa extension application a whole day before the deadline!
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Postby Luet » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:22 am

I drove over six hours round trip to get this but it was totally worth it:

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Postby thoughtreader » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:50 pm

I drove over six hours round trip to get this but it was totally worth it:

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AWESOME!!!!

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Postby Rei » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:58 pm

Oooh, wow! That's brilliant!

On an owl-related note, I saw an ale on tap at a pub the other day called "Screech Owl", but I would swear they'd depicted a barn owl on it.
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:43 pm

That is a beautiful pic, Nomi! Wow.
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Postby Bean_wannabe » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:12 pm

That... sure is a bird. A pretty picture of a bird, in fact.
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:33 pm

Yea...that six hour drive was worth it.

Beautiful picture.
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Postby Luet » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:32 pm

Thanks, guys! It was my first pic of any owl and snowy owls are pretty rare, so it was really cool.
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:05 pm

"Things that I Love" has officially replaced Confessions as my most-posted-in thread.
I used to hate gravity because it would not let me fly. Now I realize it is gravity that lets me stand.

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:11 pm

Great shot, Nom! :stamp:
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:51 am

Such a cool picture, Nomi! Owls are my favorite bird (mascot of my undergrad university) and I collect them. :)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:31 pm

That really was worth it, Nomi! It's gorgeous (both the owl and the shot). :mrgreen:
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Postby Platypi007 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:17 am

I just passed the second of two tests for the CompTIA A+ certification!

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Postby Luet » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:06 pm

I don't know what that means but congrats!
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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:22 pm

I do know what that means. Congrats!
I used to hate gravity because it would not let me fly. Now I realize it is gravity that lets me stand.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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Postby Platypi007 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:30 pm

Then the post lives up the the thread title! :D

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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:34 pm

Congrats and good luck!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:58 pm

I cleaned the s*** out of the bathroom.

Erm. Not literal s***. Just emphasis-adding s***.
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Postby Platypi007 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:40 pm

I cleaned the s*** out of the bathroom.

Erm. Not literal s***. Just emphasis-adding s***.
I'm glad you made that distinction. :D

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:06 pm

I've recently severely cut down on the amount of time I spend looking at pony stuff. Deliberately cutting a... thing, any thing, out of my life tends to be a very difficult thing for me to do, a fact which causes no end of frustration for me. I have a line of thinking like this in my head all the time: "<whiny voice> but what if I miss seeing something awesome and funnyyyyyy?" "So what? WHO. THE f***. CARES" And yet still I found myself doing the same thing over and over again. Instant gratification's a bitch.

A while ago I used to watch every single PMV I saw. Then I only watched the ones that were related to something I knew about (crossovers with bebop, boondocks, etc). Then I stopped watching them entirely. Now I've finally cut out comics, flash animations and other fan creations, and I only read 'news' items. Now I can spend less than an hour a day on this waste of time, hooray~.

I haven't noticed any sudden increase in free time, but I probably am spending a lot more time on other things I've been meaning to do. And hey, I actually managed to check pweb for once.
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Postby Luet » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:58 pm

And hey, I actually managed to check pweb for once.
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:47 am

I actually made a commitment.

Looks like I am going to Mayo for the summer.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:56 am

Congrats! :mrgreen:

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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:03 pm

Rochester. I started looking at the summer housing options and got horribly overwhelmed. =]
I used to hate gravity because it would not let me fly. Now I realize it is gravity that lets me stand.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.


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