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by Flying Betty
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 99280

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

... You people seem to be imagining that long hair is some unfeasible hypothetical situation, completely forgetting the 50% of the (Western) population who pull it off quite often and freely, and apparently without too much trouble. This. Today I washed my hair in the shower, toweled it dry a littl...
by Flying Betty
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

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

Moo: yes, definitely about the smell. I kind of assumed that it's because my flow is lighter and I'm not emptying the thing quite as often, but it could also just be that the consistency of the stuff changes through Shark Week.
by Flying Betty
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

Cover letters. I hate them. I've put off applying to jobs that I really want because I have to write a freaking cover letter!
by Flying Betty
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: getting rid of smoke smell
Replies: 20
Views: 2006

Re: getting rid of smoke smell

Try wiping it down with Oxyclean. I did this for our entire living room walls one summer after my parents had quit smoking and the difference was amazing. (I never managed to find a job that summer so my parents paid me a little bit to do the boring things around the house that they'd been putting o...
by Flying Betty
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

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

Cranberry juice helps with water retention on planes and stuff. My mom has trouble with swollen feet when she flies or walks too much, but she is also overweight, an ex smoker, and recently discovered that she has high blood pressure. She also doesn't like cranberry juice, so she wouldn't drink the ...
by Flying Betty
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Biomimetics, AI, and the college search
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Biomimetics, AI, and the college search

Have you tried emailing the Belgium researchers and asking if they know of anyone doing that sort of stuff in the US? If anyone knows people in the field, it will be them and researchers are usually willing to help out enthusiastic potential grads.
by Flying Betty
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Unanswered Harry Potter Questions (Spoilers Ahoy!)
Replies: 74
Views: 9744

Re: Unanswered Harry Potter Questions (Spoilers Ahoy!)

I think the words are more a way of controlling how you do things. It's pretty clear that you can do the motions of the spell (words and wand gestures) all you want but if you don't have the power nothing will happen. It's also pretty clear that you can do things out of sheer, raw talent (Harry and ...
by Flying Betty
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fuck Airlines
Replies: 74
Views: 5295

Re: Fuck Airlines

I bought a ticket a reasonable month or so in advance, had my aunt drop me off at the airport (she was on a pretty tight schedule and didn't have a cell phone, too), and walked into the terminal to discover that the airline had gone out of business, packed up its counter and left without informing m...
by Flying Betty
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hobbies Survey
Replies: 88
Views: 6704

Re: Hobbies Survey

Swing dancing, reading, various crafty bits (currently making bead/wire jewelry and a little bit of knitting*) make chainmail (it's like chainmaille, but less gay) So chainmail doesn't have sex with other chain mail? I thought that was how the links got fused together. *I'm really a terrible knitter...
by Flying Betty
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242840

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

There's nothing wrong with my kitty! He does *not* have broken glass stuck between his toes. Of course, that means I dragged my ass out of bed early on Saturday morning through a huge snowstorm for nothing. Oh well.
by Flying Betty
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

Dear snow, please wait another 12 hours before starting. I want to go swing dancing tonight, and that's a 45 minute drive in *nice* weather. So yeah, just hold off for a while. Thanks.
by Flying Betty
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

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

I have a friend who is having bridesmen at her wedding. And she was the one who proposed, not her boyfriend. The most entertaining wedding that I've been to was one where the bride wore gren and blue (the groom had a coordinating tie) and they had a pagan handfasting ceremony and the music was some ...
by Flying Betty
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351870

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

Confession: I'm not sure if I'm avoiding taking a shower so I have an excuse to not go out tonight or not going out tonight because I don't feel like taking a shower.

And I have to figure out where I would go: the yuppie bar or the hipster bar are probably my best options.
by Flying Betty
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with your car?
Replies: 76
Views: 5036

Re: What's wrong with your car?

chipbeef9109 wrote:-Speedometer reads 2 mph fast. If it says you're going 55, you're actually going 53.
I knew I'd forgotten something. My old car's speedometer read 7-8 mph fast. I had a couple of close calls when I got my new one from that. "Oh shit, I really *am* going 80."
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

@Torvaun, Antimony- Thanks, guys. It's nice to know that maybe I have some hope. I was on the tiny starter dose for a month with no problems, and they just upped my dose about a week and a half ago.
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351870

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Confession: I spent more time browsing apartments on Craigslist for places that I'd like to live than I did on updating my resume so I can apply for jobs and actually have a shot at living there. I'm not sure this (the apartment browsing) is very healthy.
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with your car?
Replies: 76
Views: 5036

Re: What's wrong with your car?

It's kind of dirty right now. But there damn well better not be anything else wrong with it, and there isn't, seeing as it was brand new in May. My old car was a little more interesting: It burned through oil at the rate of about a quart a week. It ran out of power steering fluid every 2-3 months. T...
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

Cute bookstore guy has never read Terry Pratchett. And he also wears a wedding ring. Double fail. And there's apparently one other short fat girl in this miserable town and she bought up all of the decent looking black pants. Triple fail. Not only that, but it looks like my happy pills aren't workin...
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New Years Resolutions - Let The Lies Begin!
Replies: 110
Views: 7179

Re: New Years Resolutions - Let The Lies Begin!

Lose weight, by which I mean get over this depression so I can stop binge eating and get outside on a regular basis and go back to my former habits of eating reasonable quantities of healthy food and feeling good. Make more money, by which I mean find a new job in a city that I don't hate. (I'm thin...
by Flying Betty
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Memes - do people know of them?
Replies: 169
Views: 9992

Re: Memes - do people know of them?

Ok, stop it. No unnecessary worshipping in my thread. I'm not going to do- ALL GLORY TO... Must... Resist... Seriously though, I kill the fucking Hypnotoad. With a crocodile, who doesn't care shit if it's really an alligator. There. Over and done with. I might get a crazy cult after me, though. In ...
by Flying Betty
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242840

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Anyone know where I can get a *really* big funnel? I think one of those might solve the whole stuffing the damn cat into the damn carrier problem. (my friend Catherine is the sweetest, best natured, most cooperative kitty ever until you get out the carrier, whereupon he immediately turns into a giga...
by Flying Betty
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

@!#$#$^
I accidentally took a four hour nap this evening. ("I'm just going to lie down for 20 minutes...") And now it's 1:30 am and I'm wide awake and still have to get up for work in the morning. My internal clock hates me.
by Flying Betty
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

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

My parents chose my birthday for insurance reasons. There was something wrong with my mom where she had to have C-sections (two kids and she never went into labor). They weren't quite as C-section happy back then so her doctor didn't normally like to do them until the baby was a month past the due d...
by Flying Betty
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Alternative Keyboard & Mouse Idea
Replies: 11
Views: 2483

Re: Alternative Keyboard & Mouse Idea

I've heard good things about Arduinos as well. Pic microcontrollers are pretty common, so you could probably find a cheap development board for one of those. I like the HC11 (Motorola) myself, but that's mostly because I happen to have one on a shelf in my closet. The microcontroller itself will be ...
by Flying Betty
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351870

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

*kicks self in shins* And why did I not try to talk to the bookstore clerk guy more? I overheard him saying that he just finished college (so has a degree and is a reasonable age), he's employed, and he complimented my purchases. I didn't think that demographic existed here. Fuck. Fortunately, noth...
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2824697

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

That bruise is amazing. You were right in posting it. I don't have issues with needles or giving blood. I always wind up with stabbing people who don't let me watch the needle going in, though. Does anyone else but me find the sensation of the warm blood running through the tubes that they tape to y...
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351870

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Fess: I spent way too much money tonight. And by "Fess" I actually mean "Brag" because I got the complete sets of Firefly and Monty Python's Flying Circus for less than $100. *kicks self in shins* And why did I not try to talk to the bookstore clerk guy more? I overheard him sayi...
by Flying Betty
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242840

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

cypherspace wrote:
Armadillo Al wrote:But once we prove that blimps are a viable method of transportation, who do you think is going to brutally monopolize the blimp industry?

Me. I live in blimp territory. Why the hell else would I have moved here?
by Flying Betty
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to
Replies: 41
Views: 4987

Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

I have a subscription to Newsweek and read Smithsonian when I get my hands on it (aka at my parents' house). I also pick up Games Magazine every now and then. And sometimes I read Glamour
by Flying Betty
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13359
Views: 1368281

Re: Today You Learned

That it's illegal for a monster to enter the city of Urbana, IL.
by Flying Betty
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242840

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Awia wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:I'm an overweight balding essentially 30 year old man with a scraggly beard.

There is no part of me that is not dead sexy.

Sorry guys, I like the ladies.
Dammit!
W00t!
by Flying Betty
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: under-21 car rental?
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: under-21 car rental?

Most of them rent to under 25s, but with an outrageous fee. Look around and you can find the one with the least outrageous fee. (I'm thinking it's Enterprise, but since I'm 25 and I'm a little drunk, I can't really say for certain now). Renting is fine for random occasions, but really, if you're goi...
by Flying Betty
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

DJorgensen wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:Pfft. You can make do with a saucepan and an open fire.

I've done this before.
Downside is ashes in tea.
But it adds flavour!

Haiku'd
by Flying Betty
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28352
Views: 2823850

Re: Rant Thread

Apparently a machiatto is an upside-down latte. With half a shot of espresso. So a latte for BABIES. Please don't correct me, because I'm having way too much fun thinking that an upside down latte is literally that. So baristas would take the latte to the customer's table, do the trick with a piece...
by Flying Betty
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242840

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I'm drinking a juice pouch thingy that lets you know where to insert the straw with bold letters that proclaim "STICK IT HERE!" I think it's the most blatant "that's what she said" lead up that I've ever seen. And I just got a cavity filled and I'm getting the feeling that there'...
by Flying Betty
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2351870

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Fess: I cleaned out my fridge earlier and threw out something that I seriously could not identify. I'm assuming it had been a fruit or vegetable at some point, but it was utterly unidentifiable beyond that. And the tofu was about to develop sentient life. Seems that I've been functioning even less l...
by Flying Betty
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: In need of a specific reccomendation
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: In need of a specific reccomendation

Actually, one of the things I like about them is that they *aren't* about the romance. As in, hey look, here's a boy and a girl as the main characters and they're best friends and don't get together and don't want to or have angst about it. (Why am I such an encyclopedia of teenager fantasy books?)
by Flying Betty
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89854
Views: 7242840

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Z.A.K wrote:BOOM SHAKALAKALAKA
Spoiler:
Image

Why was this not a reference to Muppet Treasure Island?
by Flying Betty
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: In need of a specific reccomendation
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: In need of a specific reccomendation

Hey! I can't believe I forgot! There's a really good series of books, I think it's called the "young wizards" books. Anyway, it starts with "so you want to be a wizard . . ." and is really a rather good series of books. I only managed to read most of the way through the first on...
by Flying Betty
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tabbed browsing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2666

Re: Tabbed browsing.

Completely random. I open interesting looking things in new tabs and am generally switching between a few different sets of things that I feel like looking at, and then I wander off for a while and start over again using whichever tab doesn't have something that I want to keep open. This continues u...

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