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by fuschia
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 54621

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

LTK: I just invented this chicken korma type curry with pineapple - horribly inauthentic I'm sure but easy and delicious. Serves 4ish but I am vague about the quantities. Grate an onion, a knob of fresh ginger, several cloves of garlic, add ground cumin, coriander, turmeric and yogurt, marinate chop...
by fuschia
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Urgh, the torygraph has gone waaay downhill the last couple of years (since it got taken over by the daily fail lot). Do you read badscience.net ? it's a great site. And I fully intend to marry Ben Goldacre..... oooh...I do now! It's saddening when even someone like me, who's offensively ignorant a...
by fuschia
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Oh chickens...one of my best childhood memories is holding one of our hens over the steam from a kettle while my dad (wearing rubber gloves!) rubbed her vent with vaseline to try to help her get a trapped egg out. Good times! This site is cool if you want to see the awesome trick they do to separate...
by fuschia
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your Christmas day go like
Replies: 65
Views: 4847

Re: What's your Christmas day go like

who were trying to force beef wellington down our throats. Is that a metaphor? :shock: As long as it wasn't spotted dick. For a minute there I thought that was a sexual innuendo. I wouldn't have minded too much, but it was cold. And had this kind of jelly round the outside of the meat. That ain't f...
by fuschia
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your Christmas day go like
Replies: 65
Views: 4847

Re: What's your Christmas day go like

Judging by this thread, Melbourne seems to be the nexus of crappy Christmases. The crappiest one I had was in Melbourne - largely because it was 40 degrees and we were having dinner with some random people we didn't know, who were trying to force beef wellington down our throats.
by fuschia
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I love that her boyfriend got up there with a head torch :D
by fuschia
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

@ sophy: maybe areas with lower socioeconomic status tend to have more sexually active people of a younger age, not using condoms too well? Or people less likely to take advantage of health care services, even when they're free and readily available? In my experience, NHS services for the basics (li...
by fuschia
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, Home of Dreaming Spires & Better than Cambridge
Replies: 71
Views: 14467

Re: [UK] Oxford, Home of Dreaming Spires & Better than Cambridge

:( Aww, Bad luck. *hug* Try not to let it get you down - they somehow manage to turn away loads of people who are perfectly academically capable of 'Oxbridge', and still let in a good proportion who really aren't - it's not a perfect system by a long way. (My dad's a Cambridge tutor/interviewer, and...
by fuschia
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, Home of Dreaming Spires & Better than Cambridge
Replies: 71
Views: 14467

Re: [UK] Oxford, Home of Dreaming Spires & Better than Cambridge

I'll be here - also I might actually understand things that you say, if you aren't a science student! (My brain has been addled by the arts). :D You might need to wait til you get here before arranging a meet-up, because you obviously don't want it to clash with your interviews, and you might want t...
by fuschia
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I think a couple of times they did comment on it, along with her general...daffiness. I think she was the right side of smart, with personality. It's just hard, because a lot of women's suits are either boxy and deeply unflattering, or a bit too 'slutty secretary', if you'll excuse the expression. E...
by fuschia
Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

The whole issue seems so fraught. Hope I never get a job where things are this formal - those sheer tightsesque knee high socks are so satanic. I kind of wish women had a simple 'uniform' like suit, shirt, tie, but it just doesn't work that well - big boobs and most suit jackets/ button up shirts = ...
by fuschia
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Oxford, Home of Dreaming Spires & Better than Cambridge
Replies: 71
Views: 14467

Re: UK Oxford, Home of Dreaming Spires, Books & Smart People

I will be in Oxford, doing some extreme finals procrastination, til the 20th of December (sob) so if anyone is coming up for interviews and wants to meet up for icecream, let me know the when and the where. I can't promise not to rant about how much Oxford sucks. But that could be comforting, if you...
by fuschia
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] Cambridge, Home of punts, bikes and better than Oxford
Replies: 10
Views: 24017

Re: [UK] Cambridge, home to punts and bikes

In the holidays...yes! During term...in the other place. :oops:
by fuschia
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)
Replies: 326
Views: 29139

Re: Halloween is coming! (horrible franken-thread)

(and I know, I told the girl thread I was going to be a steampunk pinup girl, but that requires lots more money and explaining to my family than I originally thought. Someday. ) Ooh, do you have any tips on the steampunk pinup girl front? I have no parents to worry about... :wink: I've got a black ...
by fuschia
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 439120

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Death

Oh frigging Hell, by a strange chance I am IN IMPERIAL COLLEGE RIGHT NOW while you people are frolicking in Hyde Park. Boooooooo and I have no way to contact you. I should have checked this thread more. Curses. Well, if you suddenly check the fora at this meet up of joy and want to come to Beit Hall...
by fuschia
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Soporificness
Replies: 39
Views: 3081

Re: Soporificness

Lunch, without fail. But I have developed an excellent library nap technique in which I put my head on the desk, cover myself with a scarf to hide inadvertant drooling, and snooze. Also gentle fingertip stroking on my face and neck - after I've been with my boyfriend for a while, I really miss it wh...
by fuschia
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Metathread
Replies: 417
Views: 31090

Re: Metathread

With these age/sex/orientation/ethnicity things, can I just ask what's the deal with people in America and Australia identifying themselves as a particular ethnicity? Is it similar to the way some people in Britain identify as Black British or British Asian? Are your families recent immigrants? Are ...
by fuschia
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:43 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk
Replies: 1549
Views: 439120

Re: For those of you in London, UK

Hey, I'm rarely in London but if I ever am, I'd like xkcd meetage. I will lurk around here and see if I can make it down some time soon...mainly because I'm in love with Felstaff. *blush*
by fuschia
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Hitchhiking tips
Replies: 15
Views: 4495

Re: Hitchhiking tips

You're a guy? Take a girl with you! I hitchiked in the epic win threesome of cute girl who spoke the language fluently, cute-ish girl who spoke the language brokenly, and guy for the anti-rape factor. We never waited long to get picked up, it was joyous. But that was in Italy, maybe people are less ...
by fuschia
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

Obviously vqcg you should ask your doctor, I don't really know, but I believe that the volume of blood will almost always decrease on the pill - but like helen said, it might last a little longer. I went on the pill to sort out my crazy 7 day heavy bleeding with agonising pain and they are now 4-5 d...
by fuschia
Fri May 30, 2008 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

Um, cramps, my experience with them was rather painful! Everything seemed normal till I was about 15-16 when I started getting these massive pains. I can't begin to describe them. Back, breasts, like the whole inside of my body would hurt, it made me want to curl up in a corner and cry - I thought ...
by fuschia
Mon May 26, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

re: girl politics, I agree that it is completely pointlessly stupid. I'm a girl, I'm bisexual and I used to ID as gay, I'm not masculine in my look or anything but I don't go in for girly stuff - I rarely do makeup, I like computers, I have both male and female friends, and I just don't seem wired ...
by fuschia
Mon May 26, 2008 11:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Europe! Explain your airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3288

Re: Europe! Explain your airlines

Just be aware that the customer service is abysmal, get insurance, and be very careful to do things like getting your name exactly right, and making sure that your hand luggage is small and light enough, because they like to screw you with £80 charges for changing details on your ticket after booki...
by fuschia
Mon May 26, 2008 10:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Europe! Explain your airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3288

Re: Europe! Explain your airlines

I have no clue how they do it, but they say with fuel price rises it's not going to last forever...often they offer free flights (or flights for 99p) and even with £20 taxes, the cost is tiny. Just be aware that the customer service is abysmal, get insurance, and be very careful to do things like ge...
by fuschia
Fri May 23, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46903

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

For sheer arrogance, I hated the customers who think you ought to keep the shop open for them after hours just because they've been browsing for ages and are planning to buy quite a lot of stuff - closing times are there for a reason! Sales people have lives to be getting on with: I had another job ...
by fuschia
Fri May 23, 2008 11:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3529382

Re: Rant Thread

Punched in the boob? Are these real friends??? :shock: I wish boobs were retractable - I don't think I'd want really small ones, I need something up there to balance out the child-bearing hips, and it's just painful not wearing a bra if they're big, but cat claw style boobs would be the best. Sexy a...
by fuschia
Thu May 22, 2008 11:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3529382

Re: Rant Thread

people who don't realise they're pregnant Apparently on the pill you can get pregnant, having missed no pills (ie you may have had vomiting/diarrhoea or antibiotics that interfered), have 'periods' throughout the pregnancy, and then give birth. That just scares me shitless. I mean obviously most pe...
by fuschia
Thu May 22, 2008 11:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

vqcg, I would recommend GP rather than family planning, because in my experience the family planning people were quite...judgemental about the morning after pill (I was 15) - I suspect that their attitude would be different with regular BC, but still - the whole thing felt less well organised than t...
by fuschia
Thu May 22, 2008 9:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3529382

Re: Rant Thread

people who don't realise they're pregnant Apparently on the pill you can get pregnant, having missed no pills (ie you may have had vomiting/diarrhoea or antibiotics that interfered), have 'periods' throughout the pregnancy, and then give birth. That just scares me shitless. I mean obviously most pe...
by fuschia
Mon May 12, 2008 8:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Prevent the "Artistic" Death of an Innocent Animal
Replies: 75
Views: 6490

Re: Prevent the "Artistic" Death of an Innocent Animal

Um, ok, this kind of thread makes me sad...it's not very xkcd. :| I'm not getting into it, because people seem to be merrily eschewing rational argument, but just to say: I thoink you are slightly missunderstanding the source of my outrage. also animals starving bothers me more that people starving....
by fuschia
Sun May 11, 2008 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mother's Day
Replies: 29
Views: 2438

Re: Mother's Day

that's the spirit!
by fuschia
Sun May 11, 2008 9:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speaker for the Dead
Replies: 70
Views: 8539

Re: Speaker for the Dead

I think the continuing existence of people who share the beliefs of the dead people is important. As far as I know, there aren't lobby groups demanding that all the mummies in the British museum get put back in their tombs because displaying them to the public violates their faith (if there ARE lobb...
by fuschia
Sun May 11, 2008 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

:D I know! They already provided towels and tampons, but this is so much awesomer. I go to Oxford (UK).
by fuschia
Sat May 10, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

Yeah, I know it can't get into the uterus! :| I just meant 'going to A&E to get it removed by someone with a speculum and lots of lube' lost...you know, tampon style.
by fuschia
Sat May 10, 2008 8:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3483738

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

Ok, so my college is buying us free mooncups, which is incredibly cool, so I'm going to get one. I hesitated before because I'm on the pill and only have a light period every 3 months (YAY!!!) so it didn't really seem worth it, but I'm going to try it. Ok, so I have a couple of questions: I never us...
by fuschia
Sat May 10, 2008 8:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love you more than...
Replies: 51
Views: 6577

Re: I love you more than...

Flying Betty wrote:
Gunfingers wrote:Fresh meat loves salt.

....Why does that sound familiar? Honestly, i know i'm quoting something...


It's a fairy tale.

...and King Lear. :D
by fuschia
Fri May 09, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?
Replies: 153
Views: 22324

Re: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?

Hmm, I barely notice hair. I don't think it's really a political thing round here...everyone I know is pretty liberal though... My ex's fluctuated between short back and sides and shoulder length, because he really hated hairdressers - as long as it's clean I think it looks good long, but it does de...
by fuschia
Thu May 08, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's Pimms O'Clock!
Replies: 25
Views: 2724

Re: It's Pimms O'Clock!

AAH all you people from Cambridge!!! We should meet up for pimms and punting! And cream tea in the orchard. :D Seriously! It's sunny here and there are bluebells in my garden, I'm going to lie down in the long grass, sunbathe and drink a pina colada (a virgin one...I have an essay to write...) I lov...
by fuschia
Wed May 07, 2008 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confidence for the self depriciating.
Replies: 40
Views: 4352

Re: Confidence for the self depriciating.

Well, I have this problem too. I think the easiest thing to start to change is taking compliments well. I always used to undercut what the person said, until I realised it's actually an insult to them - now I try to just smile or say thanks. I still look horribly embarrassed though. It impacts hugel...

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