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by hestia
Thu May 14, 2009 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek Movie (2009) - Spoilers Starting at Page 2
Replies: 233
Views: 75613

Re: Star Trek Movie (2009) - Spoilers Starting at Page 2

Interbreeding isn't always easy though. In Voyager it is mentioned that interbreeding between Klingons and humans is difficult, though not impossible. I imagine the discussion of it has simply not come up terribly often in the episodes.
by hestia
Tue May 12, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek Movie (2009) - Spoilers Starting at Page 2
Replies: 233
Views: 75613

Re: Star Trek Movie (2009) - Spoilers Starting at Page 2

"Rogue terrorist not beholden to any government" has described every single Star Trek movie villain since Khan (though to be fair, the villains in Star Trek VI are obviously an amalgam of hardline Soviet tank generals in the coup against Gorbechev and Iran/Contra-era national security big...
by hestia
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bassoon Issues (seriously out of tune)
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Bassoon Issues (seriously out of tune)

It's a combination of the two, masher: any D or G is squeaky and it's generally out of tune. Yeah, it's been pretty cold here recently so I suppose that could have caused some of it, at least. I'll see if keeping the case by a radiator (with the instrument in it, of course) does anything to help th...
by hestia
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me develop a composing style!
Replies: 14
Views: 1849

Re: Help me develop a composing style!

Ok, my first tip is this, get away from the computer! I am not a composer myself but what I am is a fairly good orchestrator. I will come out and say it, I HATE these notation/composition programs because they do not give realistic playback. In your "Sunrise" piece, the issue that first co...
by hestia
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Colours and associations - a questionnaire
Replies: 66
Views: 6243

Re: Colours and associations - a questionnaire

Spoiler:
black - dark, cold, sad
white - holy, clean, empty
grey - fuzzy, mist
lavender - sweet, cool
blue - cold, damp, beautiful
green - humid, mossy
yellow - bright, vivid
orange - ostentatious, bright
red - extreme, sexy
pink - cute, girly, young
brown - earthy, motherly
Country of residence - USA
by hestia
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming a normal user
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: Becoming a normal user

I actually have only recently become sort of "into" computers. My Dad was always into the latest and the greatest so I grew up watching him disembowel our home desktop frequently. As a result, I sort of knew the basics, I learned more from my husband when we started dating but nonetheless,...
by hestia
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Interestingly enough, a friend of mine just experienced what I insist was an assault and I wish some of our mutual friends would read this section of the thread. Her ex boyfriend had been trying to get her to have a conversation with him about how he still loves her even though he is dating someone ...
by hestia
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I just had my second cycle (first full cycle) with my cup and I just love it! I wouldn't say that it keeps me from dreading my periods, my cramps are bad enough that nothing will ever stop that, but I really found it to be so much more convenient. I don't have to worry about taking tampons to work a...
by hestia
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

That is a really interesting web site. It reminds me a a lady who came to my college a few years ago and took pictures of women naked to make them feel better about themselves and their bodies. She usually did it for rape and incest victims.
by hestia
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing travel anecdotes
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Amusing travel anecdotes

Last January I went to London with my now husband. Although he had never been to Europe before, I had and reminded him to check to make sure all of his electronics could take the higher voltage. He said they all did so we did not bother to buy a converter. When we got to the hotel he plugged in some...
by hestia
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Talents and Interests, Simplified
Replies: 34
Views: 2752

Re: Talents and Interests, Simplified

Root talent: Seeing the potential in everyone
Root interest: Drawing that potential out

Sadly this frequently causes me to be disappointed when someone doesn't live up to expectations simply because they don't work hard enough, *sigh* but that is what being a teacher is about I suppose.
by hestia
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Ugh, acne... I went through the entirety of my teenagerdom sans acne then I turn 21 and poof, breakouts. It drives me insane, why couldn't I have gotten acne when everyone else did?! I use Neutrogena rapid clear acne eliminating spot gel on particularly annoying and painful zits. It usually gets rid...
by hestia
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rickrolling incidents and YOU.
Replies: 300
Views: 32478

Re: Rickroll news (no links in this message, no worries)

it hit me that a major corporation is rickrolling people. That's just strange. I work at Best Buy and we periodically have early morning meetings where we have to watch videos put together by corporate. A month or so ago they had one of the recurring "characters," a hand puppet dog, launc...
by hestia
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404088

Re: Team Fortress 2

A highly important historical event... or just hilarious.

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by hestia
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What to do when I grow up (whenever that is)
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: What to do when I grow up (whenever that is)

Teaching in the public school system really isn't that bad, you just have to have a good administration. Actually, it really can be a blast, kids are way fun. I just wish I can get a job with middle school, my part time thing is with high schoolers right now and though I enjoy it, it's not even as c...
by hestia
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I also love the black and white shoes, I think that wing tipped stuff is cool. So on a totally unrelated note, I need some advice on birth control stuff. I have not used the pill or any other hormonal birth control ever mostly out of laziness. I recently started looking into it because my PMS sympto...
by hestia
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

My cramps go into the soles of my feet, though ibuprofen generally does good things for me.. I just finished my girl week but my moon cup came in the mail yesterday. My husband looked at it and said "will that really fit inside you?" I laughed at him but to be honest I was sort of thinking...
by hestia
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd tourism in the United States
Replies: 61
Views: 6427

Re: xkcd tourism in the United States

If you really want to get a feel for the heart of America, so to speak. I strongly suggest renting a car and driving historic route 30 or something like that. There are oodles of great small towns with all sorts of different characters. There you can meet a really different sort of American than wha...
by hestia
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your world in 10, 20, 40 years
Replies: 33
Views: 4854

Re: Your world in 10, 20, 40 years

Ten Years: In my legacy teaching position, hopefully 5-12 band in small town Ohio. Just had my first kid, thinking about a second. Owning a house my hubby and I designed on a nice patch of land outside of town. (know precisely where this is but I don't know yet if that will work out :)) Maybe have a...
by hestia
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I have always wanted one of those things but never have been successful in acquiring one.
by hestia
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

but anyway, as soon as I got un-ill, my hubby got sicker Being sick at the same time sucks. On the topic of hair removal. I have been pondering getting my eyebrows waxed. They aren't that bad but I don't really like sporting the whole unibrow look and I don't enjoy plucking. I hate spending money o...
by hestia
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I finally bought a moon cup today. I am excited to give it a shot, I hope it works out, I hate buying tampons. Oh and PS, as I was writing this my hubby walked into the office and asked when was the last time I made him a sandwich and started pouting. I laughed at him and told him to make me my sand...
by hestia
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21270

Re: What you don't understand

4) Why so many of the girls I know, and those portrayed in other media are so prone to crying at some very trivial things, some of which barely cause me to raise an eyebrow. This is very hard to answer without making dreadful generalizations, so here I go. Let's just assume the obvious that these d...
by hestia
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Credit Cards
Replies: 61
Views: 7424

Re: Credit Cards

because whenever I am at the grocery store they never ask for my card and my signature goes through without any interaction by the cashier. "I just stole a credit card, dude? What should we blow someone's money on?" "Groceries! :D" "Totally!" Price of food is going up,...
by hestia
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Mmmm, Chocolate and sex, sounds like a good combination.

Yea, I guess I am lucky to have the boy I do. :D Though he is off at a LAN party now so I am a bit lonely.
by hestia
Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

At least when you have PMS you have an excuse for over-emotional behavior. I just started crying at the dinner table today when my husband started complaining about having a 9-5 job. And then he started crying and it was massively unpleasant for a bit. We talked it out though and it is OK now. But I...
by hestia
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Credit Cards
Replies: 61
Views: 7424

Re: Credit Cards

I am required to check at work. It usually comes in the form of we have to type the last for digits of a Visa and the security number for AMEX so you just take a look at the signature then. When they sign the pad it shows up on my monitor and I can approve or disapprove of it. If there is no signatu...
by hestia
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46881

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: The Soul-Draining Job of Today!

I work at Geek Squad so we get lots of fun customers at various levels of anger being that, you know, nobody is in a good mood when their computer is broken. My biggest pet peeve is when people slam their rather expensive piece of technology on my counter and announce "It doesn't work! Fix it!&...
by hestia
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Funny (haha, not quirky) Viruses
Replies: 40
Views: 4449

Re: Funny (haha, not quirky) Viruses

I work for a certain computer repair company owned by a certain big box electronics retail store so I get to see LOTS of viruses. My favorite so far is one that turns the desktop red with a nuclear symbol and says "your PC is infected!" or something along those lines. There are quite a few...
by hestia
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I am really bad at consistently keeping everything I need in my purse. Advil especially since I need to have little bottles everywhere in case of migraines appearing. I always end up moving things around and forgetting where I put them. On the period thing, I use those disposable heating pads for wh...
by hestia
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Yea, I never wear shorts, even in the summer. So I don't shave my legs unless I have to wear my kilt for band. I generally forget though and end up just splashing water on my legs and shaving that way 30 minutes before call time.
by hestia
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps
Replies: 67
Views: 13281

Re: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps

What I've found to be the best way to learn the valve combinations for valved brass is to learn what each valve does: the first valve lowers the pitch by 1 whole step, the second by one half step, and the third by one and a half steps. Using your brain and your knowledge of partials, you can work i...
by hestia
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Hmm, I always dry shave in the shower.
I also enjoy candy corn quite a bit, clearly, I am a freak. :lol:
by hestia
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

I have a friend who had issues with that. I think the current theory is thyroid issues. They gave her some hormones to get everything working again, she is the only person I know who was ready to throw a party when girl-week came. But yea, you should see a doctor because it really could be a whole s...
by hestia
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reptiles, amphibians and bugs are more interesting than you.
Replies: 111
Views: 8027

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

they are very, very large bugs and I do not like bugs. I will look at them if they are inside glass but they still give me the chills like all other bugs do.
by hestia
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reptiles, amphibians and bugs are more interesting than you.
Replies: 111
Views: 8027

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Yeuch, I HATE all bugs, especially spiders and anything larger than like, an ant. As a kid my nanny made me go in a butterfly exhibit and I absolutely lost it. I kept it together for a while but then one landed on me and I flipped. After that she let me wait outside. I did find when I worked at a da...
by hestia
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Yay! I especially love the first one - the buttons and the piping are awesome, and that neckline looks like it will be really flattering...I'm always looking for shirts like that because normal shaped buttoned ones tend to be too small round the boobs and the buttons are always the wrong height, so...
by hestia
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3479804

Re: Woman thread - Is it as good for you as it is for me?

Girl week just started :( In the middle of a band concert too, I had to get myself taken care of during intermission while trying to keep the blood off of my uniform (we wear the whole Scottish military deal). My fiance is nice though and took me out for ice cream. Yay Coldstone chocolate cake batter!
by hestia
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps
Replies: 67
Views: 13281

Re: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps

Here is the trick with bass clef Euphonium (or at least what has worked for me): F Bflat F - open flats (ie Eflat, Aflat) - 1 naturals (ie E, A) - 2 crazy stuff (ie sharps!) - 23 That is not going to cover everything, like C is 4 (or 1 3) and G is 1 2, and it only works in the staff. However, it is ...
by hestia
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps
Replies: 67
Views: 13281

Re: The Xkcd Superelite Marching Band/Drum Corps

I go to a small liberal arts college so our band is really super chill. We generally have three shows a season and only run in the fall. DCI doesn't seem to conflict though I only know two people who have done it.
I imagine larger schools change their shows more frequently though.

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