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by justbecause
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Case Study of One
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Case Study of One

With all the talk of planning meetups in other locations, maybe a thread discussing what does and doesn't work would be helpful. Here's what I thought made this one work: 1. There was a non-disputed* point in spacetime. 2. There were a lot of 'ice-breaking' options, some thanks to xkcd, some thanks ...
by justbecause
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 50297

Well, now I don't feel so bad (or worried?) about yelling "What exit?" when people were discussing NJ...
Obviously, I win at the "be less obnoxious than at least one other person, so you don't get punched" contest :)
... or else I wasn't heard.
by justbecause
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:48 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 50297

Then again, I think there's one or two pictures of me with the human mask floating around. I'm going to need to get a replacement. Well, you can't use mine! :P I wasn't actually hiding from the cameras, I don't think... or if I was, it was out of habit. Also, aside from all the points you've alread...
by justbecause
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:15 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 50297

I think I managed to maintain my anonymity pretty well... I haven't seen me in any photos yet. On the other hand, now that I actually met a few people here, I'm not sure I need to. Anyway, today, (after driving lost for a over an hour & getting low blood sugar), my coworker asked how my weekend ...
by justbecause
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:20 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup Sept 2007 - "I was there" thread.
Replies: 315
Views: 50297

was there... kind of wish I still was... I forgot to hide in the trunk of the car heading back to Canada, though. And to everyone who didn't go: Yes, it was as awesome as the best case scenario. Don't miss anything this cool ever again. Edit: P.S. Did the folks who actually know Randall hear my sugg...
by justbecause
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812072

Confession: The SUV thread over in Serious Business makes me want to get my bicycle out and bikecommute to work at least once a week... but I know I won't, at least partly because it would interfere with my (already going badly) jogging training. I am a bad tree hugger. :(
by justbecause
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812072

Spray Painted TShirts all the way, yo. No worries about accidentally bleaching the shirt (bleach vs. spray paint - bleach loses), no worry about stuff unsticking (take THAT iron on transfers!) and none of that expense of silk screening. However if you have tons of cash go with silk screening. My la...
by justbecause
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

Insignificant Deification wrote:@justbecause: Less girly bits?
Dropping weight --> dropping bra size. It's a good thing in my case. But I will still hate bra shopping unless/until I reach a size that stores carry in pretty styles... or at least, more than one style that will actually fit me.
by justbecause
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

Because if We don't have question marks, They have already won!!!

... I'm not sure about 'more girly bits,' though. I now have less girly bits (this is a good thing, except for the Dreaded Bra Shopping >_< ).
by justbecause
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Free speech at the University of Delaware
Replies: 28
Views: 4509

So, wait... the Uni told him he had to take down his site on their server, he did, and they are still kicking him out? For something that does not seem to be a violation of their written policy?
by justbecause
Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Germs from your parents
Replies: 119
Views: 11867

NightStar wrote:my mom is not at all computer literate...she refers to every social networking site as "spacebook".
*steals*
I may call them all SpacebookJournal, instead, though.
by justbecause
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moleskine notebooks
Replies: 46
Views: 5098

I'd just like to note that Moleskine is a brand of notebook and mole skin is neither a brand nor very sanitary. I also misread it as moleskin, and I was really excited... then disappointed. I LOVE the texture of moleskin (as it is usually meant = cotton fabric with a heavy nap). I also love the ide...
by justbecause
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812072

Without reading the posts in question: If you don't want to, you don't want to. You don't need to give a reason and you in fact shouldn't. I find reasons sound merely like excuses. If he pesters you about why, he's a douchebag and you should explain that you simply don't reciprocate his feelings. J...
by justbecause
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Positive thinking
Replies: 53
Views: 5239

Just a status update: I think it is sorta working. Although I feel that I am doing more hiding the truth then thinking about things positive. I hope this will change if I can get some more social interaction(of the non-electronic) means but I am kinda challenged in that area due to money and transp...
by justbecause
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40967

I've always been one of those people who liked to wear their clothes a little bit big, so wearing the same clothes isn't a bad thing, except for the pants. I should invest in belts, because my trouser hems are starting to brush the ground. Not pretty. ...this is why I've only lost 15 lbs in four-fi...
by justbecause
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812072

Confession: I'm feeling a bit like a hypocrite because this post of mine plus my views in the Honesty thread imply that I should find a non-harmful but true way of explaining why I don't want to go out with him. I've been trying to figure one out all morning, and I've got nothing. Confession: Despit...
by justbecause
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

I think I remember seeing on TeeVee (so it must be true!) a clip of taste-testing at Ben & Jerry's where they basically just took the pint container and cleaved it into quarters with a Big Knife. If you're sharing with one or 3 people, that may be the most fun, easiest way to dispense Ben & ...
by justbecause
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do nerds turn you on?
Replies: 191
Views: 20414

Somebody at work asked me out (NOT a usual occurance!), and I realized that I just have no interest in dating anyone who can't * understand why a rat-flail is HILARIOUS! * use the quadratic equation * know just what I mean when things come out of my mouth like "I tried to go shopping today. I f...
by justbecause
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 79
Views: 12377

Re: Honesty

Lying to my buddy's girlfriend about where he is because her friends are obnoxious and he doesn't want to be around them. For me i'm fine with that, because i don't like her, and he's a good friend. (frequent occurrence) ...but you recognize (or your buddy does) that this is not a good long term so...
by justbecause
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twenty empty 375mL cans
Replies: 90
Views: 7662

I don't find Dr. Pepper. Do they have it in Canada? I might have to try it. Add it to the list along with Tim Horton's, some sort of peanut butter cup thing, milk-in-a-bag, and moose-jousting. ZOMG - I'd completetly forgotten about milk-in-a-bag! (Prolly because I rarely drink milk.) I highly recom...
by justbecause
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 79
Views: 12377

Re: Honesty

Lying to my buddy's girlfriend about where he is because her friends are obnoxious and he doesn't want to be around them. For me i'm fine with that, because i don't like her, and he's a good friend. (frequent occurrence) ...but you recognize (or your buddy does) that this is not a good long term so...
by justbecause
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

Oh! Can I have a recipe too? I'm looking for something yummy healthy and chickeny. Jacque and I might be either going out or cooking something together. I love cooking with my boy. Yay cooking with your boy! That is so much fun. I wanna put this out there, cooking with your boy is bullshit. Wheneve...
by justbecause
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40967

Increasing one's overall physical strength automatically leads to a more active lifestyle, which is guaranteed to burn more calories than cardio. For example, running a marathon burns about 2800 calories, which is less than a meal of one can of white beans, bacon and an egg. Marathon runners are ho...
by justbecause
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

Heeey! Rock on with your bad self. That's totally useful. Even if the first post I see contains the phrase "Gothic Maine - keeping it spooky in vacationland" which I cannot take seriously at all. Ever. Haha... They are Goths. Goths from the same state that spawned L.L.Bean. There's just n...
by justbecause
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40967

I realize this is unsolicited , so if you're already aware of pacing the food you eat my apologies, but smaller portions more often is a good way to keep your body acting like a factory(lean) instead of a warehouse(fatty). QFT. I mean, I don't know if it works as well for everyone, but man, when I ...
by justbecause
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40967

haha... or I could jog 8 miles like I did yesterday and forget to eat properly... I was down by a Very Temporary 5 pounds, but felt like shit at work.
Amputation, of course, is also an option for the Dieter in a Hurry...
by justbecause
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40967

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I'm still fat... just, you know, in case anyone was wondering.
Hey! Me too! Who'da thunk it, just posting here didn't fix all my weight problems... :(

*sigh* Why does progress have to be so slow to be effective?
by justbecause
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

haha... I am not a real person, because you cannot see me...

no, I have no idea why that is hilarious to me. Probably, I should be plotting to use it to my advantage, though.
:twisted:
by justbecause
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

Well, that'll teach me to take a day off from teh intarwebs... (It's ok that no one missed me...) Um... Seriously, though, all we have now is floating goth nights, and generally they're not on good weekend nights. Though maybe I don't know the scene well enough to have heard of all of them. I'm goin...
by justbecause
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2812072

Does anyone know if the Kids Help line will show up on a phone bill? Will my call to Kids Help Line show up on the phone bill? Phones calls to Kids Help Line will not show up on your phone bill unless it has itemised local calls. Most mobile calls to 1800 55 1800 will be listed on your bill. Optus ...
by justbecause
Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

The idea of the cup does appeal to me for the fact that its long lasting and environmental friendly, and from earlier posts in the thread would be fine even with rigorous things like fencing. So I might get around to trying one. I'm just curious of the discomfort I've felt is from the tampon, or if...
by justbecause
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

Anyway, I thought I'd try tampons today cause I'm tired of the ickyness of using pads (not to mention I'm just bored and thought I'd check them out). I didn't think I'd like them, and now I've confirmed that for myself too uncomfortable. So I'm curious, about other forms of menstruation stuff. Tamp...
by justbecause
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Whitewashing Wikipedia
Replies: 31
Views: 4216

People are biased and wrong for all sorts of reasons, not just because they work for a company. Sort of along these lines, I want to point out that everyone comes from somewhere . Who is going to know/care about a company or minor politician? Owners, employees, disgruntled former employees, their m...
by justbecause
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

marshlight wrote:The real question is... why are dudes so hot all the time???
fix'd
Sandry wrote:The red hair meaning greater instances of being hit on thing is *totally* true.
:(
I didn't get hit on when I had red hair.
Maybe I should try dying it again... you know, just to see.
by justbecause
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

...either come to terms with the problem you have and learn to accept it, or change it. These are the only ways you will be happy. Complaining will solve nothing. I won't argue with your logic, but just how does one learn to accept something that is unchangeable? I'm not being sarcastic or facetiou...
by justbecause
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

I have never worn a pair of high heels. Ever. I wear a size 2 in girls. That's not even on any international conversion chart for adult women. I wear pre-teen size shoes, and thus I must shop at Payless Shoe Source, and so I will never wear a pair of shoes worth over 20 dollars. Even Nikes don't co...
by justbecause
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

And the BMI scale is kinda dumb because it doesn't take into account muscle mass, which weighs more than fat. % body fat is a far better indicator. ...But far harder to measure. You're right, though. BMI just says "you should weigh this much," without taking anything but height into consi...
by justbecause
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

It might help your self image a little if you didn't weigh yourself so much, or if you want to keep weighing in find out what the optimum weight is for your height/frame size so you have a better idea of what number you're looking for when you weigh yourself. I just hope you aren't trying to burn y...
by justbecause
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

First off, I will state for the record that I fully support the presence of curvy, polka-dot clad sexiness. But I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with PictureSarah, and also state for the record that said sexiness is, in fact, marginally reduced when non-polka-dotted. :-) OH NOES!!! I retr...
by justbecause
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483644

I thought everybody had polkadot dresses... and that I'd be the only one without one.
*huge sigh or relief*

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