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by Mats
Thu 12 Feb, 2009 10:11 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Blogs vs. Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 96688

Time passes

I've been writing to myself (via a blog) for 4 years. I've honed my writing skills enough that I quite enjoy my own writing. So, that's it for my blogging; it was a creature of its time; now is later. In a way, I wish I hadn't started this thread; that's silly of course. Que sera que sera. This foru...
by Mats
Wed 11 Feb, 2009 7:21 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Blogs vs. Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 96688

Future

So, if all the participants on this forum (except the host) are connected on Facebook, will posting here just fade away??????
by Mats
Sat 07 Feb, 2009 6:15 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Vegan 'til 6 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 32417

Weird

OK, this is really weird. This experiment of mine is taking on a life of its own. Given that I can produce almost any flavour, texture, mouth feel colour, aroma etc. with mostly things that grow, I find myself having to say at 6 o'clock - "now don't forget to add the meat" !!! How weird is that? Aft...
by Mats
Fri 06 Feb, 2009 9:01 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Blogs vs. Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 96688

Bette gives advice

ejm, just listen to good advice from Bette Midler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x1R50zN ... re=related
by Mats
Wed 04 Feb, 2009 3:45 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Blogs vs. Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 96688

Blogs vs. Facebook

I began writing and illustrating a blog http://konstliv.blogspot.com/ about 4 years ago. When I first began, I felt a huge thrill at being able to publish worldwide. After some time, I realized that while I was writing, not many people were reading. In order to establish a readership, one had to pub...
by Mats
Wed 04 Feb, 2009 9:58 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Vegan 'til 6 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 32417

some results already

I began this regime only one month ago. At the time I was really only expecting any measurable changes after 3 or 4 months. Well, beginning at a very portly weight of 239 lbs., this morning I find that has changed to 231lbs. Hmm....this is fun!!!
by Mats
Sat 31 Jan, 2009 8:28 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Laptops - I'm WAY behind
Replies: 2
Views: 10306

Being new..

We have the choice of both here in Toronto. With a laptop without any data, I simply logged on to the first network the card found. It is an unsecured private network. I've got some learnin' to do before I make greater use of the laptop. Still, even at this level, it's pretty cool.
by Mats
Thu 29 Jan, 2009 6:07 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Laptops - I'm WAY behind
Replies: 2
Views: 10306

Laptops - I'm WAY behind

A few days ago I dropped into my local computer shop for a new fan. As I was leaving, I noticed a bunch of laptops for sale. They seemed incredibly inexpensive. I wanted to know more about them. After some consultation, I bought http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-compaq-nc6230/4505-3121_7-31297917.h...
by Mats
Sat 24 Jan, 2009 7:28 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Vegan 'til 6 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 32417

Vegan?

I guess I should be a little more careful when I throw terms around. "Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.[1][2] Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind" I abhor extremism of all kind; I will not...
by Mats
Fri 23 Jan, 2009 6:53 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: inauguration music and partial colour blindness
Replies: 9
Views: 19158

Brides?

I cannot draw from any personal experience (3 weddings, 2 my own) but are brides generally more stupid than grooms?
by Mats
Fri 23 Jan, 2009 8:41 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: inauguration music and partial colour blindness
Replies: 9
Views: 19158

Taped

It was too cold to play wooden instruments so what we heard was recorded in advance.
by Mats
Thu 22 Jan, 2009 6:10 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: inauguration music and partial colour blindness
Replies: 9
Views: 19158

Queen of Soul

I just made that title up when I posted. She was there as the first singer because of the effect she had when she sang "Respect" in 1967; it became a rallying cry in the Civil Rights movement, which is only now bearing fruit. Who would not listen to Aretha??

"soul" music = music sung by blacks
by Mats
Thu 22 Jan, 2009 4:00 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: inauguration music and partial colour blindness
Replies: 9
Views: 19158

Queen of Soul

I hope we can one day have a world in which race is not such big issue. That day may one day come but is definitely here now. It is still important to use symbols in public affairs. Aretha was there to sing but also there to send a powerful symbolic message; the same is true of the group. We need po...
by Mats
Tue 20 Jan, 2009 2:43 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Made up words
Replies: 7
Views: 17022

Contrary view

I hate to quibble (sure sign that quibbling is about to take place) but, isn't "furnicide" the common word for furnace killing?
by Mats
Sun 18 Jan, 2009 3:21 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Vegan 'til 6 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 32417

GOIN' GOOD

When I first read about Bittman and Conan's "vegan til 6" scheme, I pictured it involving major adjustments to my lifestyle if I were to embrace it. That hasn't been the case. For breakfast, I've just changed from a potato and an Italian sausage to porridge. For lunch I have the same stir fry (witho...