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brightpearl 09-25-2009 09:30 AM

zero 09-25-2009 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by Odbe (Post 415791)
...shiny sequins. The back of the packet said:

i was just reading about this last week. it's a warning. you see, tiny people of less than 6" in height were using them in the discus event at the tiny people's olympic games but the crowds of tiny spectators and the tiny cameramen & commentators were getting dazzled by all the multicolour flashing reflections. so they were banned, hence the warning.

madasacutsnake 09-25-2009 08:59 PM

No zero. You should check snopes before you post. The real reason is that the sequins have very sharp edges and sliced the heads off all the tiny spectators in the first row.

trisherina 09-25-2009 11:13 PM

Eye test for toddlers with limited language: scatter shiny sequins on high chair tray table. If toddler can pick up a sequin, chances are vision is not impaired enough to warrant correction.

(but if you don't want your toddler to eat sequins, you can always use candy sprinkles)

lukkucairi 09-25-2009 11:14 PM

you can't use sequins as series reflectors for high-power lasers. they pose a risk of fire.

you are also not advised to use them as salad garnish.

Jack Flanders 09-26-2009 12:34 AM

funky mulch. not bio-green but may add texture and improve the porosity of soil. just saying. :)

Brynn 09-26-2009 04:53 AM

maybe they meant graft?

Hyakujo's Fox 09-26-2009 07:27 AM

excessive consumption can result in cases of Anachronistic Cockneyism

Marcus Bales 09-26-2009 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 415580)
Synthroid, Dicetel, Pentasa, folic acid, Ca++, Vit D, Chloraquin, and of course our good friend MTX.

Whoa -- you sure know a lot of computer languages!

Marcus Bales 09-26-2009 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Odbe (Post 415791)
Q25th Sept:
I bought some shiny sequins. The back of the packet said:

?What else could they be thinking of using them for?

My family labored in the sequin mines of Tennessee for generations. My own grandfather died of sequinosis, barely able to bend at all from the scaly adhesions, and the company denied that it had anything to do with his 50 years of deep-sequin work. And those craftpeople are no better! If there weren't such a demand for sequins, people like my grandfather wouldn't be forced into lives that end with them looking like immobile parti-colored lizards. Those craftpeople are the reason there is a sequin-mining industry at all. The only thing worse is the rhinestone mines!

zero 10-10-2009 04:43 PM

quote- j kottke - michael pollan asked his readers for suggestions for food rules, and condensed all the answers down to 20:
michael pollan's food rules

qotd - what are some of your thoughts & comments +/or do you have any such rules of yours own to share?

YsaPur EsChomuw 10-10-2009 06:22 PM

We had a rule about radishes, it went like this:
radishes are poison in the morning,
food at lunchtime,
medicine in the evening.

Frieda 10-10-2009 08:19 PM

at least 3 colors on the plate-- green/red for vegetables, brown for meat and yellow for carbs.

xfox 10-10-2009 10:25 PM

Three meals a day and snacks in between.

brightpearl 10-10-2009 10:49 PM

I think a healthy diet is about more, not less.
All foods fit...we just need to find a way to enjoy oranges and spinach as much as pizza and chocolate.

trisherina 10-11-2009 01:27 AM

Hunger and satiety come in the same basket -- if you lose contact with one, you lose contact with the other.

Hyakujo's Fox 10-11-2009 02:07 AM

milk and cereal for dinner - it's not the great solution it initially seems.

black pepper is the bachelor's best friend.

Jack Flanders 10-11-2009 04:35 AM

Our four legged friends appreciate the food (that we hate) from our plate that we share (under the table) with them.

12"razormix 10-11-2009 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by zero (Post 416298)
blablablah... any such rules? do you now, huh??

very funny! :mad:

zero 10-11-2009 02:16 PM

^zormix we both know you solely abide by the law of nutella so here try some nice wee nutella-poking biscuits for yours TEATIME

12"razormix 10-11-2009 02:50 PM

nutella is the devil!

zero 10-11-2009 02:54 PM

if nutella is the devil then SATAN THE GOAT must be an impsotor!

:mad: this is awful

Stephi_B 10-11-2009 05:31 PM

avocado & honey slightly salted & peppered is divine, all by itself :)

In general, but not excluding exceptions of the rule once and for all, colourfulness shall meet proteinrichdom in tasteful understanding.

Oh, and a day without a handful of nuts and a cuppa hot lemon or lime (with honey, of course) is a lost day!

lukkucairi 10-11-2009 05:40 PM

cheese is always a good idea.

Brynn 10-12-2009 06:00 AM

drink a full glass of water before every meal, don't eat more than what can be held in two cupped hands, and don't eat after 6pm.

zero 10-12-2009 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Brynn
... don't eat after 6pm.

:( but.. you mean... not at all? not even a wee biscuit & drink of milk?

Frieda 10-12-2009 06:48 PM

^mmmmm yeah, i dont get home from work till 7:30ish so i`d be one very hungry Frieda if i were to stop eating after 6!

Brynn 10-12-2009 08:53 PM

Well, some rules are made to be broken, aren't they?:) My nutritionist was assuming that everyone goes to bed at ten, like she does. I almost never go to bed before midnight or one, so I move it to 8:00pm

But dinner is really just to get you through the rest of the evening, and very often, unless we're headed to the gym after work, those are calories that just never quite get used.
You can adjust that time according to when you settle down to bed - anything not burned before that mostly gets stored into your cells as fatness. Or so it was explained to me.

I love Michael Pollan's books - I have several sayings of his that I wrote down and stuck to my fridge: "Pay more, eat less," and "Don't eat anything pre-packaged that has more than five ingredients in it."

One more thing - not from Michael Pollan, just something we all say to each other in my family -

Never eat anything bigger than your head.
It's a bad idea.

madasacutsnake 10-13-2009 07:12 PM

The first bite is bliss. After that, it's just more of the same.

trisherina 10-14-2009 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Brynn (Post 416360)

But dinner is really just to get you through the rest of the evening, and very often, unless we're headed to the gym after work, those are calories that just never quite get used.
You can adjust that time according to when you settle down to bed - anything not burned before that mostly gets stored into your cells as fatness. Or so it was explained to me.

If this is a registered dietitian telling you this, she should be reported to her professional body and required to do some retraining. This is completely inaccurate and people pick up this kind of stuff reading articles about sumo wrestlers and night eating syndrome in Star Weekly.

Your body uses calories continuously, including while you are asleep, to support organ function. Though it is widely reported that you can increase the rate at which calories are used (both during activity and at rest) through engaging in aerobic exercise, there is no mechanism that directs calories to be stored into your cells as fatness at a given time of the day.

Stephi_B 10-14-2009 10:21 AM

^Trish speaks true!! :)

It's not the when, but the what that fattens - for theoretically there fit's a lot of chocolate or similar energy-dense food into my two cupped hands, oh yes! ;)

But then, I was only recently engaged in some nutrition discussion (or battle?) on me thyroid forum ( where I've already irritated folks nutritionally with my unfaltering love of sushi and similar iodine bombs :rolleyes: ) and got in between the "carbohydrates are evil" and "proteins are evil" front lines with my "proteins are essential and a wee bit of these carbohydrates, particularly of these lovely complex ones - like in my honey :) - don't harm neither, and even a bit fat ain't bad, in particular these nice omega-3 thingies" approach - so I run off now.... & fast! :D

Brynn 10-14-2009 11:30 PM

:cool: Trish, I can't tell you how happy this makes me! I'm doing a happy dance right now.
It's after 7:30pm and I'm about to tuck into a nice meal.
Thank you!

zero 10-15-2009 02:42 PM



Stephi_B 10-15-2009 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by zero (Post 416438)

There where the night heals souls.

YsaPur EsChomuw 10-15-2009 08:50 PM


Jack Flanders 10-15-2009 11:49 PM

Jack Flanders 10-15-2009 11:52 PM

kayak the wetlands to the shore!! heaven.

Jack Flanders 10-16-2009 12:04 AM

sorry for the double post. but the pix is good, so enjoy. the wetlands purify our water and are SO important to keep the ecosystem balanced and healthy.

YsaPur EsChomuw 10-16-2009 09:48 AM

^ what a beautiful aquatic maze!

trisherina 10-16-2009 11:16 AM

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