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by Grincement
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I really feel that there would be less people suffering from body issues if clothes were made to fit people rather than people trying to fit into clothes. I'm a very petite frame, size 4 - 6 (UK), that's american size 0 - 2. Finding clothes to fit properly is hard work, but even my friends who could...
by Grincement
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food storage / spoilage / safety
Replies: 26
Views: 7710

Re: Food storage / spoilage / safety

Can anyone explain to me what the little ice symbols of food mean. It seems to range between 1 to 3 of these and they also appear on the draws of our new freezer. I'm curious, is this something about how long they can be frozen for??
by Grincement
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 12638

Re: Beijing Olympics

I'm afraid I disagree with you there Cypherspace, phelps has mastered in total 4 different skills, perhaps 5 if you include his ability to pace himself to the distance. All of the field events have hugelyt differing skills! Comparing his swimming to track events I feel is probably a more fair compar...
by Grincement
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: New year, new Moo! (New choc cake recipe added 21 May)
Replies: 122
Views: 19088

Re: Unhealthy weight and the necessary motivation to lose it.

That's what the Thames is for...swimming :) Moo it sounds like you are going to do fine. Don't be dismayed if you can only manage to swim 5 lengths of the pool, stick at it and believe me it doesn't take much to get to the next level. Classes are a great way of keeping fit, having others in your gro...
by Grincement
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 12638

Re: Beijing Olympics

Anyone else hear the story about how "spectators" have been hired to make the stadium's look more full?
That would be quite a fun job though, spending your day starting mexican waves.
by Grincement
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deleting web address from IE7
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: Deleting web address from IE7

Ah that's where they've hidden it! Many thankings and yes, alright, you can have a +
(I would have given you two if you hadn't been so demanding for them :P )
by Grincement
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post yo' place
Replies: 27
Views: 1265

Re: Post yo' place

Typical, the americans come in late again and mess it all up...JOKE! :twisted:
by Grincement
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Deleting web address from IE7
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Deleting web address from IE7

I've been curious how to do this for some time and now I'm back I thought this would be the best place to ask. I have a habit of accidentally typing only half of a web address eg. instead of google.com I just type goo and hit enter. However, internet explorer then saves all of theses addresses in th...
by Grincement
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personal values on smoking
Replies: 87
Views: 6832

Re: Personal values on smoking

Wasn't that one of the issues raised before the smoking ban came into force, giving the pubs/clubs the choice. I don't think it would work, well not where I live. Here all the landlords I know are smokers themselves (partly because they have been running a pub for years and got into the habit of smo...
by Grincement
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Personal values on smoking
Replies: 87
Views: 6832

Re: Personal values on smoking

I think non-smoking areas in bar/restaurants would be a better* alternative. Reminds me of a little phrase my mate told me: Having a smoking area in a pub is like having a peeing area in a swimming pool I'm a non-smoker and so am grateful for the smoking ban as I was fed up of going to my local pub...
by Grincement
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 12638

Re: Beijing Olympics

I have to say that the actual footage we're receiving from the beeb (BBC) is rubbish, but they're not in control of the cameras so i suppose it's not their fault. Hooray for TV license meaning no adverts...there's space on my sofa if you want to watch sans adverts?
by Grincement
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0461: "Google Maps"
Replies: 146
Views: 36787

Re: "Google Maps" Discussion

This reminds me of AA directions. A woman was travelling from Birmingham to London but wanted avoid motorways, she was directed via Ireland!! Google maps are safer than Sat Nav it seems. We had a B&Q lorry take the roof off it's trailer because the sat nav told him the bridge was high enough so ...
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Life
Replies: 38
Views: 3518

Re: Life

The aim of the question was to help understand the issues of euthenasia and abortion. So surely instead of questioning whether someone is human or not, should we not question quality of life? I truly believe that humans (the species) have a habit of over valuing life. Instead of deciding if somethin...
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Haha yes, the UK is not the place to do this, even down south! Thus why every year, before prime bikini season I head off to a hot country (europe is the most understanding to topless sunbathing) to clear up my skin, then head on home and can happily wear strap tops. Actually I wish I could do this,...
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Saltwater and sunlight are good for clearing up spots. So go topless swimming in the sea, worked for me :D
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Life
Replies: 38
Views: 3518

Re: Life

I think Wiki does offer a definition: Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: "wise man" or "knowing man") in the family Hominidae (the great apes). That is the definition of a human, it's in your DNA. No individual ca...
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 12638

Re: Beijing Olympics

EPILEPSY IS CURED BY AGE. Not always. I know someone in their early to mid-20s who's an epileptic. I think he was being sarcastic. Sorry to hear about your friend, I hadn't realised that could effect epilepsy. My friend had to ask them to turn off strobe lights at discos. I think there are now regu...
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food storage / spoilage / safety
Replies: 26
Views: 7710

Re: Food storage / spoilage / safety

I have to say that the current guidelines strike me as rather extreme, but of course they are, otherwise you'll be sued. I use my eyes and nose as first check, and then my tongue. If your meat has a bit of a green look to it, probably not so great. If it tastes off, probably best not to carry on eat...
by Grincement
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 12638

Re: Beijing Olympics

For those in the UK, the whole video is on iPlayer . More proof we're living in a mad world, the BBC feels you must be 16 to watch this video because of flashing images... So, anyone found a paticular sport that's exciting to watch? My family is moaning about the lack of sailing coverage even thoug...
by Grincement
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90165
Views: 8924205

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Aleril wrote:Or not enough chocolate.


Normally that is quite possible but today (after 4hours at a chocolate factory) I really don't think it is.
by Grincement
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90165
Views: 8924205

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I wish my mother wouldn't insist on cleaning before the cleaner comes round!!

FT: I wonder if my headache is due to too much chocolate or not enough water.
by Grincement
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

Waitresses pretty much live off of their tips for the most part, especially in NYC. Pay is crappy, but the tips keep them fed and the bills paid. I understand this is true in the land across the pond from me, however, in the UK I know that all the waitresses there over 21 will be entitled to the mi...
by Grincement
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I have found that if I flirt with my mobile phone network call desk they give me freebies. So I phoned up yesterday to change the card I use to top up and wasn't deliberately flirty, he was just friendly and so (being from the countryside) I was friendly back. End of the call and he goes "Well,...
by Grincement
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Woman thread - NO HOMERS CLUB

I'm curious, how many people in the UK tip their hairdresser? I grew up with a hairdresser who came to the house so when it came to me going to the salon I never knew the correct etiquette. Am I actually secretly hated by my hairdresser as I've never tipped her?
by Grincement
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

I've always been told that the "normal" age in which girls are likely to start menstruating is between 9 and 16 There was something about menopause actually being later for girls who started early, but I'm afraid I've no hard evidence to back this up. Though I'm sure there have been cases ...
by Grincement
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21289

Re: Your relationship status?

Yea, I hated having to do that to this one guy. He'd been so friendly and flirty and then I just had to say "Look I'm really sorry but I have a boyfriend" and he just sort of went "oh" and wandered off, which I felt was a shame because he seemed a really nice guy. Do you think t...
by Grincement
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21289

Re: Your relationship status?

Ooh, I do this. It's not very nice, but it's fun (and flattering), and I do make a point of bringing up the boyfriend at some point. Yea, I hated having to do that to this one guy. He'd been so friendly and flirty and then I just had to say "Look I'm really sorry but I have a boyfriend" a...
by Grincement
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

I got mine when I was 12, I just came home from a day shopping with friends and went to the toilet only to go "oh, wait ARGH" and wasn't quite sure how to tell my mum as dad was also in the room. So finally managed to drag her out the room and tell her. Didn't get another until 5 months la...
by Grincement
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21289

Re: Your relationship status?

Oh come on... chicks dig guys chasing after them. If you are not interested in him, then why not tell him so in no uncertain terms? Or just admit that it feels good to have such power! Your comment made me giggle as a friend and I were discussing this the other day. I'm single (as mentioned above) ...
by Grincement
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

See I agree entirely with what you're all saying about girly magazines. However, they seem to have this power over me, I'll be sat in our common room and pick up one to flick through to pass the time. Then they take hold, pick up on my insecurities and seem to be making me feel better about them but...
by Grincement
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21289

Re: Your relationship status?

Realationship status: Complicated, I guess single but not entirely...
by Grincement
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

Finally caught back up (and it's only been a day!!) Just wanted to put in my 2pence (2cents if you like): 1) Tampons - The risk of TSS is minimal, there has been a link between use of tampons and TSS. However, you are very unlikely to suffer unless you leave the same tampon in for three days straigh...
by Grincement
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: American Food (Split from the man thread for being wussy)
Replies: 222
Views: 23697

Re: Man Thread: Setting Things on Fire Since 1.8 Million BCE

We're about the only country to grill frog legs Colour me doubtful, sure it has probably occured in america but how many people really EAT that? I bet it's occured in just about every country on the planet some time or another. What happened to France being the frog eaters? I've NEVER heard of Amer...
by Grincement
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

Ok well now my greatest fears re. hormonal birth control have been realised by Katastrophe I'm pretty confident that I'm never ever ever doing any such thing...maybe I can convince him to get sterilised... Although, to be fair, on the heavier days of Shark Week I set my alarm to go off every couple...
by Grincement
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 33295

Re: His Dark Materials

I suppose it fits the series titles better but really there is nothing to do with a golden compass . I'm just being picky as I've always known it as northern lights and I just love the idea of the northern lights and the images the title itself has always conjured up. Reiterating what Jesse said, is...
by Grincement
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

More than just being accepted, many of them form the basis of psychology as a field, since it barely existed before he rolled up. And I think I've gone on about this before, but the oedipus complex theory isn't crackpot, he just phrased it stupidly and inflammatorily, and put it in terms of sex whe...
by Grincement
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: His Dark Materials
Replies: 196
Views: 33295

Re: His Dark Materials

Absolutely loved the triology, just been meaning to re read it as it's been a while so can't really comment on the change between the second and third book. They're making a film about it, but I'm tempted not to go and see it. For one, who chose it to be called "The Golden Compass" rather ...
by Grincement
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

Will wrote:
Squeak wrote:
KicktheCAN wrote:
Squeak wrote:Though I'd be interested to hear what you guys experience using the ring.


I love how you used the word "guys" there.


Haha woops...freudian slip?


No, it's not a Freudian slip, as you didn't suggest that you wanted to have sex with your mother.


Why else would I require contraception?
by Grincement
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

KicktheCAN wrote:
Squeak wrote:Though I'd be interested to hear what you guys experience using the ring.


I love how you used the word "guys" there.


Haha woops...freudian slip?
by Grincement
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3380882

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

Ah, thanks for the information, ladies. Hmmm. I worry about anything hormonal, to be honest, it's possibly a worry borne of ignorance but it just seems so entirely unnatural to play around with my whole cycle in such a manner. I guess it may have something to do with the fact that I've never really...

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