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by Barbara
Sat 10 Jan, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: undecorating the Christmas Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 10535

Re: undecorating the Christmas Tree

Does the decoration box shrink for the week or so that it sits empty? It's mainly that the decorations grow in their unfettered state. I just REpacked the box and lo and behold, everything fit ... Lucky you. I had to put the lights in a separate bag because the non-lights were taking up too much ro...
by Barbara
Wed 31 Dec, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "Ghost Town" - well worth a look
Replies: 1
Views: 7154

Re: "Ghost Town" - well worth a look

I agree - this movie is charming, and Ricky Gervais is very effective.
by Barbara
Fri 19 Dec, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Advent Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 158425

ejm wrote:...SCICTT* ...

*Ha! Do you suddenly have another horrible tune repeating ad nauseum? :hohoho: :stomp: :hohoho:
Yes. >:-|

But it's not as bad as the appalling (highlight it if you dare)CRRAOF which I was suffering from for several days last week.

>:-|
by Barbara
Fri 28 Nov, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Foodscapes: amazing food art by Carl Warner
Replies: 3
Views: 10611

Re: Foodscapes: amazing food art by Carl Warner

Stunning! My favourite is the one with the hot-air balloons. And the one with the fjord and the pink sky. And the fishing village. :lalala:
by Barbara
Sat 18 Oct, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: putting things away carefully
Replies: 13
Views: 25329

Re: putting things away carefully

Does anyone else have this kind of experience? And more to the point, have you found the carefully put away item? Where did you find it? Maybe my glasses case is there. :lalala: I just had an instance of this kind of experience. I have stopped carrying unnecessary cards around*, and I had carefully...
by Barbara
Tue 30 Sep, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Saying "thank you"
Replies: 6
Views: 16859

... I've never told someone that I want them to thank me. I doubt I'll ever do that. I'll tell myself it's because I'm not that needy but really I'm way too insecure. Same here. I can't imagine ever asking someone to thank me. Brrr. I know it's partly because I'm too insecure. But I think it's main...
by Barbara
Sun 14 Sep, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: putting things away carefully
Replies: 13
Views: 25329

Re: putting things away carefully

WHY is it that when I put things away carefully, I CANNOT find them? :stomp: ... Does anyone else have this kind of experience? And more to the point, have you found the carefully put away item? Where did you find it? Maybe my glasses case is there. :lalala: I knew there was a reason that I never p...
by Barbara
Thu 04 Sep, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Google's new browser - different
Replies: 5
Views: 14883

Yes what do you think MEF? Have you tried it? I downloaded it yesterday, took one look, and then uninstalled it. I know that I haven't given it a chance but it looked feature-filled (complicated) compared with Firefox and I wasn't in the mood to start learning how an unfamiliar browser when all I r...
by Barbara
Wed 30 Jul, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: your age in different bases
Replies: 5
Views: 15086

Re: Hmmm...

I prefer to use this calculator which goes down to base 2: http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/scol/calnumba.htm (although I'm not sure I understand the letters that appear in some calculations). The letters are representing digits following 9. You count 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D... until you reach your...
by Barbara
Tue 29 Jul, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: your age in different bases
Replies: 5
Views: 15086

Re: your age in different bases

It's quite easy to calculate this without a chart. For instance, for someone who is 16 in base10, that is two groups of 8 so in base8, the person is 20, and in base9, it's just short of two groups of 9 so the person is 18 in base9 (at least I think I'm calculating those correctly). Your method work...
by Barbara
Mon 26 May, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 4
Views: 11200

Britain's Got Talent

I was poking around youtube a couple of days ago (I can't remember what I was looking at) and I came across this video of a little girl in a British talent contest. I thought, "isn't she cute" and then I thought ... well, have a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC-lKhr1k0g This was the...
by Barbara
Sun 18 May, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Mycelium to save the planet?????
Replies: 7
Views: 14609

For the first time ever, I now have a desire to get a microwave oven - just so I can see the grapes explode. Has anyone filmed them exploding? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i2lhO3bSjQ&feature=related [spoiler]I thought it was whole grapes exploding. The carefully prepared grapes are interesti...
by Barbara
Fri 16 May, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Mycelium to save the planet?????
Replies: 7
Views: 14609

Amazing indeed. For those who haven't watched this yet, the speaker obviously isn't a regular speaker. He's a bit awkward, gets overexcited, drops words, mumbles occasionally, etc, but that somehow makes it even more interesting. I hope some of his "6 ways to save the world" get adopted. T...
by Barbara
Sat 12 Apr, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Saturday Lunch
Replies: 8
Views: 14984

Re: Saturday Lunch

What did you have for lunch? I had cole slaw too! Or at least, cabbage salad. "Ordinary" cabbage sliced very thin, a grated carrot ("grated" with the peeler), dressing made of green onion chopped fine, lemon, red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil. With a bit of chicken and some...
by Barbara
Sun 30 Mar, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Somewhere to lose hours
Replies: 3
Views: 9035

Re: Somewhere to lose hours

Imagine how many hours were lost creating these cakes pictured on baraskit.se ! Seems like it must have been days, not weeks. There's a show on Food Network called "Ace of Cakes" where they make cakes that sort of look like real things. It seems to take a couple of days for them to make t...