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by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 in 4 people read no books last year
Replies: 50
Views: 6755

I can't help but find it a little odd that you all think it's aweful that so many people don't read. Books are definitely the most classically acceptable way of telling a story or imparting information, but they aren't a pre-requisite for intelligence. I rarely read anymore. With work, school, and ...
by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40944

The Atkins diet is a load of bunkum, I thought everyone knew that by now. True, but I know MJ, and cutting his carbs and increasing his veggies IS probably a good idea. Heh Hush... a slightly modified Atkins diet did work for me, I lost ten pounds in a month. Besides, as I've explained OVER AND OVE...
by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40944

Mighty Jalapeno wrote: I try it with lime or lemon, but I just can't get into it, whereas my wife actually goes through almost three liters of lemon juice a week. A WEEK!


I will sometimes drink more than a litre a day. Maybe even up to 2. It helps me from snacking in the afternoons at work. :>
by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40944

Bakemaster wrote:The Atkins diet is a load of bunkum, I thought everyone knew that by now.


True, but I know MJ, and cutting his carbs and increasing his veggies IS probably a good idea. Heh
by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40944

Skinny bastards... *sigh* my thoughts too ... oh well ;) and since I never had an active lifestyle to start with (since I was a Track and Field champ in Grade 4), I filled out right out of high school. Yep, I never enjoyed gym in school. But I did enjoy sports and we got outside a lot as kids... be...
by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!
Replies: 476
Views: 40944

Re: I'm Not Fat, I'm Big-Boned!

So, since I have all of the willpower of Jared Fogle stuck in a cake shop overnight Ha ha ha, sorry, funny reference. But I know where you are coming from, I have the same amount of will power. Hubby and I have recently decided to diet as well. I can't use the baby-fat excuse much longer. And now t...
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Been Saying This For Ten Years....
Replies: 30
Views: 4973

Re: Been Saying This For Ten Years....

... music really IS getting louder, and worse. While arguably this article just talks about the loudness, the 90% compression of the dynamic range (which was introduced by the RIAA to sell more records) has resulted in music which is, quite honestly.... worse. I would rather have the sound clear, s...
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 in 4 people read no books last year
Replies: 50
Views: 6755

1 in 4 people cannot spell the word "last". Or inconceivable, apparently. "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Heh, I typed fast, and often transpose a few letters as I go. I do have a spell checker built into firefox but I don't always go...
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 in 4 people read no books last year
Replies: 50
Views: 6755

1 in 4 people read no books last year

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/reading_habits_ap_poll;_ylt=AvPAZ0bapuPsKdeWHKY8kj5vzwcF It would seem many of the people on this board read more than the average posted in this article. My average is down a little due simply to time, not the desire. I know i used to read more than the average for sure,...
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 453821

I'm mainly considering just this: http://toes.xidus.net/wiki2.jpg Do you plan to allow all comers to freely edit your tattoo? And you might have to be careful that Wiki doesn't sue you. It's happened before. I remember reading an article about a guy who named his business after his last name, which...
by sunkistbabe1
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39893

why isn't there an age three? :( and people who think i read fast don't know that i tend to read for a couple hours a day if i have a good book I have always read fast. I remember finishing one book in one day because it was so good. I can't remember off hand what book it was now... I do remember i...
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1962
Views: 564053

Re: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread

Post your frustrations and inadequencies at programming... LE4dGOLEM SAYS: Stickied for being a good idea. My personal frustration is when the testers come back with "This doesn't Work" (when referencing a form or screen). Almost as descriptive as "Type Mismatch". What part of t...
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Robert Jordan
Replies: 15
Views: 4446

Re: Robert Jordan

I wanted to hear some opinions on Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. I recently received the first and second book in the series, and they seem to be good, but I want to hear some opinions from XKCDers. It got a standing-o from Orson Scott Card, the person todays comic is about, even...
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 79774

Re: Battlestar Galactica (possible spoilers)

OK, so I know there have to be some fans out there. What'd you guys think about the season finale (and this season in general)? Personally I loved it, but it seems that most people didn't. The entire season was very different from the previous two, but in no way was it bad, and the season finale .....
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stargate
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Stargate

Yeah, I noticed there wasn't a topic... so... JAFFA KREE!!! I'm only up to Apophis vs. Replicators, so I'm pretty excited to see how that turns out... (One of my greatest fantasies(Non-sexual) Is to get a piggy-back from Teal'c) We're in the process of re-watching all 10 seasons. We own 8 on DVD. W...
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stargate SG-1
Replies: 69
Views: 15993

Re: Stargate SG-1

There is no topic for this show yet. This is a crime against humanity. Also, a poll to help boost discussion. That's not an exaustive list, ask the mods to add stuff if you want it. "Yeah, sir, you can't call it the Enterprise." That's a toughie, many of them are pretty awful. Senator Kin...
by sunkistbabe1
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: WHAT MOVIE IS THAT?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3282

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:For the TENTH TIME...

Cloverfield


Saw this thread earlier today... and my brother in law just happened to download the trailer for it when I got home from work (he's visiting a few days). Quite the coincidence. Anyway, I thought the trailer looked pretty cool. Looking forward to that.
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favourite shape/symbol?
Replies: 77
Views: 8742

Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

Seconded, I love every time I see it in 'whats-his-names' avatar, I always draw it at school with my doodles. The Nazi symbol is neat - I'm not Nazi.Whenever my mum sees it she freaks out I doodled it once at school, i knew what it meant, but I also just liked the shape, not it's meaning. That didn...
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book habits
Replies: 73
Views: 11818

Memo wrote:I get annoyed by audiobooks as they are so sloooooooow.


Well, are they not reading the book? But i guess they talk slower than a lot of people can read.

We have a lot of family that is 6 and 8 hour drives away, so we will occasionally get an audio book to listen on the drive there and back.
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book habits
Replies: 73
Views: 11818

The bad book in the WoT series was Path of Daggers. Book 9, I believe. The whole thing was politics and just boring. Even the biggest fans of the series say that Path of Daggers was a chore. But the books after that picked up the pace. Ignoring arguments on the writing style (which I personally lik...
by sunkistbabe1
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favourite shape/symbol?
Replies: 77
Views: 8742

Re: What is your favourite shape/symbol?

I've always liked shapes like this:

Image

or

Image

reminds me of the things Escher would do.
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 169369

The first wheel of time. I sat up and went "wait. this is dragging. and there's like, 400+ more pages to go. and then, like, twelve more books after this. screw it." Did you even get to the part where they left their village? After that it's one long race, running from trollocs and other ...
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 169369

Andre Norton - Witch World Joan Aiken - Midnight is a Place Stephen King - Dolores Claiborne Along with probably dozens of others. As I said in the disappointing books thread, I'm rarely disappointed by the end of a book, because if it's kept my interest long enough for me to finish it, it's probab...
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39893

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

Now, thanks to my mom, both me and my sister started to read very early. I started just before I was four (I got my first real books as presents just after I turned four), and my sister started around the same age (If she reads this, she'll confirm). I confirm! :) I can clearly remember being able ...
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 453821

You like sci-fi, fine, and I guess I could see some people wanting like, the star trek insignia on their person permanantly, but in general a comercial image would be right out. I love DS9 and TNG, but not so much I would want it on my body forever, or some symbol from fire fly.[/quote] Actually, i...
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 453821

Hmmm, trusting are you? I'm way too...not the same person one day to another to make such an eternally defining choice. What really speaks to me one day is rediculous awhile later, then goes back to being meaningful again. Then there's stuff like tea, which it so much a part of me, and yet it can n...
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite fonts
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

__Kit wrote:
I use Comic Sans as my MSN font only


Don't try to church it up.


??
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite fonts
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

I'm pretty anti-Comic Sans too. Verdana's good for presentations. In general, the more boring the font, the better for presentations. For fun applications, dafont.com is your friend. I use Verdana for all my documents i write up at work, and any web work I do. I use Comic Sans as my MSN font only
by sunkistbabe1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fear And Loathing (And Other Gilliams)
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Fear And Loathing (And Other Gilliams)

Holy Grail

hands down...
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies to AVOID
Replies: 264
Views: 26498

Insomnia.

That was the first movie i EVER wanted to walk out on... booooooooooooring
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 453821

Belial wrote:OOOOO, or you could put two more symbols, the pegasus galaxy designator and the atlantis origin symbol


Now there is an idea![/b]
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 453821

Belial wrote:Wait, if you put them all together on a cartouche, wouldn't that be dialing earth, from earth?


I know. that is my dilemma... do I get the symbol or the address... or maybe I can arrange them so that it shows the address as equalling the symbol
by sunkistbabe1
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 453821

Imo the first question you should always ask with a tattoo is "how is it going to look when I'm 80?" ;) Which is exactly why i've been debating the tattoo thing for years. I have no problem with them, I want one, but I can't decide what. I didn't want to get something like a flower or hea...
by sunkistbabe1
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Battle of Ultimate Desitny!
Replies: 89
Views: 6867

Christianity defeats the Norse gods because unlike the Norse who all die in Ragnarok, the Christian God actually wins in the eschaton. As for the Egyptians, if the Air Force can beat them then they're not actually all that good. ...What? The Air Force? What the hell is that suppossed to mean? Starg...
by sunkistbabe1
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies to AVOID
Replies: 264
Views: 26498

SilverWolfe wrote:
DarkWerewolf wrote:Battlefield Earth is just a really really bad movie. What was John Travolta thinking

I liked Battlefield: Earth, then again I'm rather fond of cheesy B-Grade sci-fi.


I heard that the movie was basically what Scientology is all about. We did watch it a long time ago. Blech.
by sunkistbabe1
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies to AVOID
Replies: 264
Views: 26498

Re: Movies to AVOID

So, what are they and more importantly why? I would like to suggest: Muriel's Wedding Low budget, badly acted, over hyped piece of crap. It was supposed to be a comedy, I didn't laugh once. I love Toni Collette, just not in this film. "The Second Arrival" Hubby liked the first movie, the ...
by sunkistbabe1
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5804

Re: Need more books similar to my favorites

I've read a lot of Dean Koontz over the years, some of his stuff was pretty good. CLEARLY someone hasn't been paying attention.... Didn't see that thread yet. :) I did say some of his stuff was pretty good. I remember the odd book that after several chapters I was soooooo bored I just gave up. But ...
by sunkistbabe1
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Battle of Ultimate Desitny!
Replies: 89
Views: 6867

UmbrageOfSnow wrote:It is well established that the Asgard were more powerful than the Gua'uld, this question is already answered.


They got my vote! lol
by sunkistbabe1
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5804

Re: Need more books similar to my favorites

I haven't read any new stephen king in like 10 years! LOL Here's what you've missed between 2007 and 1997: 1997: Hearts in Atlantis. An absolutely beautiful book featuring interwined narratives about the sixties. 1998: Bag of Bones. Hands down, one of the best books he's ever written. 1999: The Gir...
by sunkistbabe1
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5804

Re: Need more books similar to my favorites

I've read a fair amount of books in my life, but I'm always bored with them. The only books I've actually enjoyed were Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Prey by Michael Crichton. I'm looking for books that have a similar Sci-Fi/Futuristic theme to it, without being cliched like the million and one ...

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