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by ejm
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: stupid liquor laws
Replies: 2
Views: 33994

stupid liquor laws

We recently went on a wine tasting tour in Niagara. The tour ended with a dinner (at 5:30pm!!! DON'T get me started on having to eat dinner at 5:30pm!) at the final winery. At the final tasting, there was a really good ice wine. I suggested that we take the glass across the hall to the dining room t...
by ejm
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How afraid of germs are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 46863

If I go to the kind of restaurant that hands out cutlery wrapped in paper serviettes, I carefully unwrap the cutlery, tear off a piece of the serviette and lay the cutlery on the paper rather than the table. I completely freak out if my fork or spoon touches the table. In Chinese restaurants, I like...
by ejm
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 173663

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

It's not an obsession or ritual but I find myself counting bars when listening to music. Counting them as if I were counting bars of rest. I'm not thrilled when I discover it though (usually I've reached around bar 107 or so) and stop immediately. Only to find that a few phrases later, there I am co...
by ejm
Mon 16 Nov, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How afraid of germs are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 46863

Re: How afraid of germs are you?

Oh dear. You're right. I'm much more afraid of germs than I used to be. 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 use my sleeve, scarf, bottom of my shirt, ANYthing but my bare hands to open any doors. I HAVE to wash my han...
by ejm
Mon 09 Nov, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: garden waste pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 38216

Re: garden waste pickup

First collector: [Points at the container] "What's this?" Second collector: G...a... garbage! Throw it in the truck. Aughh!! Do you think they know that much? Maybe I had better put LAWN AND in front of GARDEN. No wait, I can't do that. We're not allowed to put grass clippings in the gard...
by ejm
Sun 08 Nov, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: garden waste pickup
Replies: 3
Views: 38216

garden waste pickup

We just came in from raking leaves. What a beautiful day it is. And of course, even though the garden is now pristine, it will be covered in leaves at the next breath of wind. But at least we got a start. Too bad we have to store the leaves by the side of the house until next week's collection. :sto...
by ejm
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How to put a Webster's Online Dictionary box on your site
Replies: 2
Views: 44461

CAM wrote:oooh, I want this on my website.... but where to put it????
Yes, I know what you mean. It was tricky deciding where to put it here too. I'm not sure I chose the best spot, but still it's very cool to have.
by ejm
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: fun reason to take the stairs rather than the escalator
Replies: 2
Views: 34479

Re: fun reason to take the stairs rather than the escalator

CAM wrote:See some new entries! thefuntheory.com/?q=entries
Excellent!! I really like the "fun tram tickets" one.
by ejm
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason)
Topic: is this worth keeping?
Replies: 13
Views: 97579

David wrote:I'll probably be posting here more frequently now that I'm preparing to leave Facebbook.
Yay!!

I was very close to folding this forum but will hold on to it just a little longer.
by ejm
Sun 18 Oct, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: fun reason to take the stairs rather than the escalator
Replies: 2
Views: 34479

fun reason to take the stairs rather than the escalator

I wish there were stairs like this in the Toronto subway! thefuntheory.com: take the stairs instead of the escalator "Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better" is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can w...
by ejm
Sun 27 Sep, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How to put a Webster's Online Dictionary box on your site
Replies: 2
Views: 44461

How to put a Webster's Online Dictionary box on your site

I'm a big fan of the several dictionaries on our shelves but the Webster's Online Dictionary is so wonderful that I've added it to [edit] <strike> the top of this page </strike> to each posting area[/edit] . If you would like to put this on your site as well, here is the coding. (Please note that th...
by ejm
Sat 26 Sep, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: For $200, it's a steal!!
Replies: 1
Views: 29294

For $200, it's a steal!!

I can't decide what I like best about this email that was pushed summarily into my spam box. What a good thing that I check the box from time to time! Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:34:11 -0300 (BRT) Subject: CONFIRM OWNERSHIP (PARCEL) From: "IMPORTANT INFORMATION" <info (at) fedex (dot) com> R...
by ejm
Mon 13 Jul, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Have you flipped lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 30357

Re: Have you flipped lately?

˙sǝʇnuıɯ ɟo ǝןdnoɔ ɐ ɹǝʇɟɐ ʇoɥ ʎןןɐǝɹ ʇǝƃ oʇ ʇɹɐʇs sǝop pɐǝɥ ʎɯ ɟo ǝpıs ǝuo ɥƃnoɥʇןɐ ʇxǝʇ ןɐɯɹou sɐ ʎןısɐǝ sɐ ʇsoɯןɐ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ ı sı ƃuıɥʇ ǝƃuɐɹʇs ǝɥʇ ˙spunos ƃuılzzıs ǝƃuɐɹʇs ɟo puıʞ ǝʞɐɯ oʇ ƃuıʇɹɐʇs sı pɐǝɥ ʎɯ ɟo ǝpıs ǝuo 'ʇı ɟo ʞuıɥʇ oʇ ǝɯoɔ ʇnq - ǝsɐɔ ɹǝʍol llɐ sı ʇxǝʇ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ sı ǝɯ sɹǝɥʇoq...
by ejm
Sun 12 Jul, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Have you flipped lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 30357

Have you flipped lately?

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by ejm
Tue 07 Jul, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: no brainer
Replies: 8
Views: 52250

Interestingly, I just saw a new news service of IPS devoted to stories about women. Genderwire: http://ipsnews.net/genderwire/. " IPS wants to redress a huge imbalance that exists today: only 22% of the voices you hear and read in the news today are women's. I'm glad they are trying to deal wi...