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by CAM
Fri 14 Jan, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Horrifying vanilla
Replies: 15
Views: 26175

Re: Horrifying vanilla

I knew there were differing qualities of vanilla extract, but never new that "pure vanilla extract" might have corn syrup in it! I didn't read the ingredients, and yesterday I ruined a recipe. As I poured in the requisite two teaspoonsful sp I realized it smelled odd. By then too late. I ...
by CAM
Fri 14 Jan, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Cartoons on Al Jazeera
Replies: 5
Views: 11078

Cartoons on Al Jazeera

Lately I've taken to looking at the front page of the news on Al Jazeera. http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage. If you scroll down, you will see their political cartoons. Some of them are very interesting -- very different perspectives from what we see here in the West.
by CAM
Thu 13 Jan, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: postal code - just what exactly is it for???
Replies: 9
Views: 14394

competence and letter handlers

I suspect that someone may have made a mistake.
by CAM
Sat 08 Jan, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: plural dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 9929

How did you cook your potroast?
by CAM
Fri 07 Jan, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: plural dilemma
Replies: 5
Views: 9929

Re: plural dilemma

We were just at the butcher's buying a potroast - "eye of round". There were several to choose from. Here is the dilemma. Are those eye s of round or eye of round s ??? Too hard for me... how about resolving by saying "X eye-of-round roasts." But if forced to choose one of yours...
by CAM
Mon 03 Jan, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: online jigsaw puzzles with non-pre-known pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 11933

It was my first time doing an online puzzle, so I tried the easier one. I found it impossible not to cheet sic, and I looked at the picture before it scattered. :stinks: :stinks: There was clearly not enough working space either. How do they expect me to properly sort my pieces in such harsh workin...
by CAM
Sun 02 Jan, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 3
Views: 10741

Personally, I never weigh myself. :jump: I never weigh myself either, but the other day a medical person demanded to weigh me. Of course I looked. It was not a pretty sight. Using the Body Mass Index, if I deduce pound of clothes, I am a "normal" weight. If I don't, I am "overweight....
by CAM
Sat 01 Jan, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 3
Views: 10741

New Year's Resolutions

Helloooo all llizard forum friends, This morning I am pondering new year's resolutions. To help me with this, I have consulted the following tables about ideal weight: Body mass index (BMI) calculator of the US National Heart and Lung Association Canadian BMI calculator -- same as above, but not as ...
by CAM
Fri 31 Dec, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Unspeakable Tragedy
Replies: 12
Views: 29696

I have to confess to being stunned by the scale of death. I want to help the people in Asia. I also want to help the starving and dispossed people of Africa and those suffering in other parts of the world. Who do I help and who do I ignore? Do I help whoever I see on TV today? What about the homele...
by CAM
Fri 31 Dec, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Unspeakable Tragedy
Replies: 12
Views: 29696

Re: Unspeakable Tragedy

For those people who feel they can't afford even $100, even $25 will be helpful. And I think this is the key. There must be people who feel that $500.00 or $1000.00 is beyond their means. I worry that some people might put off making the decision to donate because they wonder if smaller amounts rea...
by CAM
Wed 29 Dec, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Unspeakable Tragedy
Replies: 12
Views: 29696

Emergency preparedness

Here is some info about how to prepare for an emergency in Canada ocipep.gc.ca/info_pro/self_help_ad/general/earthquake_e.asp Lower mainland of BC and Vancouver Island are at risk of "the big one" (8 or 9), and Ottawa-Montreal are also at risk. See the info at http://www.seismo.nrcan.gc.ca...
by CAM
Wed 29 Dec, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Unspeakable Tragedy
Replies: 12
Views: 29696

Re: Unspeakable Tragedy

I am having a terrible time trying to deal with the mass deaths in Asia; how are forum members coping? It helps to do some things that one feels to be constructive: 1. How about giving $1,000.00 to a good relief organization? (Or how about $100.00?) I recall that Gloria Steinem recommended giving 1...
by CAM
Tue 28 Dec, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Time passing too quickly lately
Replies: 9
Views: 16659

Re: Time passing too quickly lately

A quick calculation on my handy desktop Japanese soroban ... Helloooo Dataryder.... what is a Japanese soroban? I think time must have pass by too quickly for me to keep up to date with this technology... :lalala: :whee: Hi CAM, Yes. It's true. I've always found myself on the cutting edge of techno...
by CAM
Mon 27 Dec, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: llizard's advent calendar, 2004
Replies: 38
Views: 53071

Re: now I feel silly

blm wrote:rebarbative...
what an excellent word... :bravo:

I had to look it up and learned that it means [spoiler]repellent, irritating [/spoiler]

Is there anything more rebarbative than [spoiler]boxing day sales[/spoiler]? :stinks:
by CAM
Mon 27 Dec, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Time passing too quickly lately
Replies: 9
Views: 16659

Re: Time passing too quickly lately

DataRyder wrote:A quick calculation on my handy desktop Japanese soroban ...
Helloooo Dataryder.... what is a Japanese soroban? I think time must have pass by too quickly for me to keep up to date with this technology... :lalala: :whee: