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by David
Sun 20 Dec, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

ejm wrote:The ONLY way I'll agree to playing Monopoly is if I can use the Monopoly board that my great uncle (great great uncle???) hand-made. It has real hotels and houses instead of those ugly little plastic things.
Real hotels and houses? Just how big is your uncle's Monopoly board?
by David
Sat 19 Dec, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

But isn't that the only way (sudden announcements, not flipping out) to make playing Monopoly manageable? The most popular way to make Monopoly manageable is forbid me from playing. edit: I am imagining that I might have fixed the placement of the Webster's Online Dictionary Box. At least, it looks...
by David
Fri 18 Dec, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

Remind me not to play Scrabble with you. :lalala: Here are our Scrabble rules . (I trust they won't cause you to knock over your monitor and stomp out in a huff, David. :whee:) Rule changes agreed beforehand are fine by me but when someone suddenly announces "we always collect money from the o...
by David
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: no problems with indigestion when making dhokla
Replies: 6
Views: 49907

A spoon of what? If you are such a bad cook that you know that your food will make people ill, I suppose it makes sense to add a cure to the recipe.
by David
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

ejm wrote:- It really bothers me when people disallow rule alterations in board games. I only want to play if the rules are altered drastically.
I annoy other players when they insist on rule alterations by shouting "Cheat!", knocking over the board and stomping out in a huff. :stomp:
by David
Tue 15 Dec, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

Once I started typing this I realised what a mess of neuroses I am: I hold a paperclip between my lips whilst using a computer. I also twiddle a rubber band whilst typing, often attempting to type with most of my fingers bound together. I shout at TV commercials when they don't use capital letters c...
by David
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: stupid liquor laws
Replies: 2
Views: 33960

I have encountered similar restrictions where the license permitting the consumption of alcoholic drinks applies to very specific rooms in a building and forbids drinks from being consumed elsewhere so as to protect the business of neighbouring licensees. As for not being allowed to distill, I suspe...
by David
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

Re: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)

How do you find your books on the shelf if you arrange by book height rather than by subject or alphabetical order? I accept that my method is illogical but the ease of finding a book takes second place to the discomfort I feel when the books are not in the correct size order. Luckily I can remembe...
by David
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173507

Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)

The recent germ paranoia thread got me thinking about other obsessions. It was recent pointed out to me that I can't leave a classroom until I've not only made sure that all chairs are under desks but also the desks must be "correctly" arranged in a "proper" symmetrical pattern. ...
by David
Tue 17 Nov, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How afraid of germs are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 46812

I also frequently wash my hands during the preparation of any dish involving meat, especially chicken and was also subjected to a gum ban and also used to peel it off the floor. I never buy any food, other than fruit or vegetables, where a member of the public with poor hygiene has an opportunity to...
by David
Mon 16 Nov, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How afraid of germs are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 46812

How afraid of germs are you?

I won't eat free peanuts from an open dish in a public bar and I won't use sugar cubes from a bowl in a café. I wash my hands after every trip to "answer the call of nature" but I don't always wash my hands immediately before every meal unless I know I have handled something unclean or to...
by David
Mon 09 Nov, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason)
Topic: is this worth keeping?
Replies: 13
Views: 97457

I'll probably be posting here more frequently now that I'm preparing to leave Facebbook. Reason for leaving Facebook? (if one needs one!) I've had a blog for seven years now but posted nothing for the past eight months because of my interest in using Facebook. Initially I was still blogging and aut...
by David
Mon 09 Nov, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: garden waste pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 38177

Re: garden waste pickup

GARDEN WASTE REUSABLE CONTAINER Do you think that's too subtle? (I wonder if the garden waste collectors can read....) :lalala: Scene one. Two garden waste collectors stand frowning felt pen symbols on a reusable garden waste container. First collector: [Points at the container] "What's this?&...
by David
Mon 09 Nov, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: garden waste pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 38177

I too am frustrated by local council garden waste collection policies. The only containers our town council allow are the clear plastic sacks with the council logo provided by them. We have collections every two weeks through the spring and summer but no collections for the other half of the year. O...
by David
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason)
Topic: is this worth keeping?
Replies: 13
Views: 97457

I'll probably be posting here more frequently now that I'm preparing to leave Facebbook.