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by ejm
Tue 09 Feb, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 189871

When putting fuel into my car I have to stop the display at an exact multiple of 5 or 10 number such as 25.00 or 30.00. If I misjudge by even 0.01 I must go to the next acceptable number. Oh dear. What happens if the tank is full and the number is unacceptable? Do you start to fill someone else's g...
by ejm
Sat 06 Feb, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: isn't it supposed to be getting simpler?
Replies: 2
Views: 35305

isn't it supposed to be getting simpler?

We bought a new TV recently. We like everything about it EXCEPT that we now have three remote control devices to deal with: one for the TV, one for the DVD player and one for the cable company. We used to have only one remote control device that could be used for the TV, the VCR (our VCR packed it i...
by ejm
Wed 03 Feb, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: The tahini is starting to ___.
Replies: 3
Views: 37788

Re: The tahini is starting to ___.

I too would use "split" when the oil separates. Sometimes stirring a bit of salt into the tahini can rejoin the solids with the oil. edit: Just stirring will work too. But the addition of the salt seems to help it stay together. Or at least that works with peanut butter. edit: I'd also say...
by ejm
Mon 18 Jan, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Oh My!!
Replies: 6
Views: 54585

CAM wrote:Using this logic, does this must mean that if I am caught speeding, I can use the defence that I'm allowed to speed because others have been speeding, too?
Only if you're an MP. :lalala:
by ejm
Thu 14 Jan, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: urgent appeal for donations to relief organizations
Replies: 9
Views: 329534

Earthquake in Haiti: January 2010

Earthquake in Haiti Here is a list of relief organizations, along with phone numbers and links to online donation pages: Globe and Mail: How you can help those in Haiti Sadly, there are many areas of the world where relief is needed: Relief Web: countries and emergencies Because of the nature of th...
by ejm
Tue 12 Jan, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 189871

David wrote:Another obsession of mine: The tags on my mp3s must be correct and complete.
What's an mp3? :whee:
by ejm
Tue 12 Jan, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Oh My!!
Replies: 6
Views: 54585

Yes, it's quite interesting that some of the government employees imagine that "the elite" and "chattering classes" are not part of their constituency. I'm not quite sure who they think they are representing. "ordinary Canadians" means people who don't know that the wor...
by ejm
Mon 11 Jan, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Oh My!!
Replies: 6
Views: 54585

Oh My!!

I'm reeling!! I must say that I never knew that I was one of the elite. * I always thought I was one of the ordinary ones. :stomp: I also had no idea that the elite were in the chattering class. Somehow, that makes them less than elite, doesn't it? The Conservatives appear unfazed by the criticism, ...
by ejm
Mon 04 Jan, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Definitions and Connotations
Replies: 10
Views: 75697

I misread #10 in the first list. I thought it was o s t e o p o r o s i s and the spaces were the joke, representing the porosity (spaces) in the osteo (bones). Rats!! I wish I'd thought of that! I also suspect that they may not have originated from the Washington Post (would they publish a Top 17 ...
by ejm
Sun 03 Jan, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Definitions and Connotations
Replies: 10
Views: 75697

Definitions and Connotations

I don't know how long these have been floating around the internet, nor if they're really from the Washington Post, nor if they're from one particular year. But who cares? They're clever. Here's the Washington Post's Mensa Invitational which once again asked readers to take any word from the diction...
by ejm
Thu 31 Dec, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: no problems with indigestion when making dhokla
Replies: 6
Views: 56154

According to the manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline http://www.gsk.com/products/consumer-healthcare/eno.htm Eno is an antacid drug. I am not convinced that adding it to food is a good idea. Yes, so is bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) an antacid. I gather that Eno is "bicarbonate of soda, tartaric ...
by ejm
Mon 28 Dec, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Just when I thought people couldn't be stupider
Replies: 3
Views: 43482

Just when I thought people couldn't be stupider

Travelers on incoming international flights said that during the final hour, attendants removed blankets, banned opening overhead bins, and told passengers to stay in their seats with their hands in plain sight. Isn't it a good thing for these poor travellers that the idiot terrorist acted in the l...
by ejm
Mon 28 Dec, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: no problems with indigestion when making dhokla
Replies: 6
Views: 56154

It's [spoiler]"fruit salt"[/spoiler] - from poking around the net a bit, it sounds like it is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. I thought that it was [spoiler]bicarbonate of soda (ie:baking soda) and that maybe baking soda is not that easy to find in India[/spoiler] I'm not sure abou...
by ejm
Mon 21 Dec, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 189871

David wrote: Real hotels and houses? Just how big is your uncle's Monopoly board?
How did I know someone was going to ask that?
by ejm
Mon 21 Dec, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: about etherwork board
Topic: placement of the Webster's Online Dictionary Box
Replies: 5
Views: 43229

David wrote:I chose to assume that ejm intended the German version.
If I had known about that version, that's the one I'd have chosen. :stomp: