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The official, amazing, aimless chitchat thread.

So this is where we go to make small talk that doesn't really fit into other threads.
It's the thread with no attention span!

Frequent, arbitrary changes of topic are encouraged.  In fact, they are mandatory.

So, I was just thinking, wouldn't it be awesome to have the decor in each room of your house be inspired by a food?  Like, I was cutting up eggplant today, making my accidental eggplant chips, and I though, wow, this eggplant looks so pretty against this green plate!  I would love to  have a room inspired entirely by eggplant colors.  And then I thought there could be ones inspired by mangoes and apples and sweet potatoes and pretty much any other pretty food.

Hey, a friend of mine made these really awesome mosaics of all her food pictures based on color.  THIS is what I mean:
http://flickr.com/photos/bzms/2262377042/in/photostream/

So, what was I saying?

and back to deep cleaning, i make my own olive oil and raw sugar scrubs to clean my house. it really gets the cat fur off of things  ;)b
(just kiddin, but i'll prob use a box of baking soda!).

hahaha...so...you really don't make the scrubs, right??? After I read that sentence..I was like, whoa...I was jk. So you just scrub things (like what?) with baking soda for deep cleaning? I understand bathroom..kitchen counters? floors?

We have a really small apartment...so it stays pretty clean..and I organize/straighten a lot...so I'm just curious. We are still using up regular cleaning supplies that I bought a while ago (big tub of stuff). I CANNOT wait until my jumbo thing of Dawn is gone! (oooh, I could write a rhyming poem).

I cannot wait until my jumbo thing of Dawn is gone
It's so big with so much left, I'll just have to wait, yawn.

:wow:

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Cat insists on going outside, and then just sits on one of my ugly deck supports.

....oh well. I guess it's just lent?

I hear that if you breath to much lint, it'll affect your spelling.  :P  >:D  ;)

(I had to, because we've discussed spelling before.  :D )

I think that he'd be breathing it in a more concentrated form, so casual users would be okay.  Or, he has to wear the mask because of Health and Safety rules.

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Oh my gosh, Cat. Cat is the cutest cat I've seen.
Agh! Lint? Is lent something? I'm a pretty good speller..Ruuudddeeee, hh!  :P It should be lent.  :agree?:  :whatever:

bp, whom are you fining? (I hope it's whom...I'm scared of hh, now) You can fine people for locking the doors? Do you get the money? Huh.

edit: I just remembered a few of your typos, hh...that I didn't call attention to. I believe in a recent post you typed 'you' instead of 'your'...that was a HUGE mistake!  :smileteeth:

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and back to deep cleaning, i make my own olive oil and raw sugar scrubs to clean my house. it really gets the cat fur off of things  ;)b
(just kiddin, but i'll prob use a box of baking soda!).

hahaha...so...you really don't make the scrubs, right??? After I read that sentence..I was like, whoa...I was jk. So you just scrub things (like what?) with baking soda for deep cleaning? I understand bathroom..kitchen counters? floors?

We have a really small apartment...so it stays pretty clean..and I organize/straighten a lot...so I'm just curious. We are still using up regular cleaning supplies that I bought a while ago (big tub of stuff). I CANNOT wait until my jumbo thing of Dawn is gone! (oooh, I could write a rhyming poem).

I cannot wait until my jumbo thing of Dawn is gone
It's so big with so much left, I'll just have to wait, yawn.

:wow:

My 2 cents: I advise against  using baking soda on anything porcelain. It is abrasive (although mildly) and leaves behind invisible scratches that make it easier for dirt to build up. This is most apparent in sink basins and bathtubs - cleaning these with anything abrasive means you will find yourself having to clean them much more often in the future. Kitchen counters would probably be ok, but I would frown on using it on the floor as well.

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Oh my gosh, Cat. Cat is the cutest cat I've seen.
Agh! Lint? Is lent something? I'm a pretty good speller..Ruuudddeeee, hh!  :P It should be lent.  :agree?:  :whatever:

bp, whom are you fining? (I hope it's whom...I'm scared of hh, now) You can fine people for locking the doors? Do you get the money? Huh.

edit: I just remembered a few of your typos, hh...that I didn't call attention to. I believe in a recent post you typed 'you' instead of 'your'...that was a HUGE mistake!  :smileteeth:

Lent is a Catholic observation prior to easter where everyone is supposed to shun something that they enjoy (I think in imitation of Christs sufferings?). It is most common for Cath's to forgo eating "meat" during Lent, but fish seems to be ok with them. I'm not going to add any of my observations on that, just because I want to be PC, but you can prolly guess what I'd be saying. I think Mardi Gras came about as a "last hurrah of debauchery before the "trials" of Lent begin.

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Lent is a Catholic observation prior to easter where everyone is supposed to shun something that they enjoy.

Yeah, I was thinking that was how that was one was spelled. I don't really know a lot about religions, but would it be against any religions (such as Catholicism) to be vegan? I guess it's probably one of those things where some people say it is, some don't...all of that interpretation stuff...hm.
No TY!  >:D

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I forgive you, SB. Do you hope to make everything from V-con?

YAY!
and about vcon... I am getting there! I've got a little over half of the book completed. I make lists every week of recipes I am going to try and cross them off as it happens. I'm going through the main courses right now and making one dessert a week! Up next is the eggplant rollatini and the moussaka. I will definitely make everything by the end of the year!

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ha ha ha. wow.

first, cat looks pretty good! kind of like "there is sun in my eyes oh hai don't take my picture!"

for me, deep cleaning is like really cleaning. so usually if i clean the bathroom, i clean what looks gross. deep cleaning i clean everything.

it usually involved scrubbing buildup off things (although this isn't a huge issue for some reason. must be the soap we use?).

and organizing. cleaning the closets out too. i have so much junk in my house b/c i'm a pack rat.

I forgive you, SB. Do you hope to make everything from V-con?

Up next is the eggplant rollatini and the moussaka. I will definitely make everything by the end of the year!

i did the moussaka. RICH.

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i did the moussaka. RICH.

Moussaka? I know Moussaka! THAT FOOL OWES ME 10 DOLLAS

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and about vcon... I am getting there! I've got a little over half of the book completed. I make lists every week of recipes I am going to try and cross them off as it happens. I'm going through the main courses right now and making one dessert a week! Up next is the eggplant rollatini and the moussaka. I will definitely make everything by the end of the year!

I thought you probably would be! Neat. I think I'll be that way with JOVB....I made multiple things this last week....for some reason, I just can't get into V-con. I've only made 3-4 things.

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and about vcon... I am getting there! I've got a little over half of the book completed. I make lists every week of recipes I am going to try and cross them off as it happens. I'm going through the main courses right now and making one dessert a week! Up next is the eggplant rollatini and the moussaka. I will definitely make everything by the end of the year!

I thought you probably would be! Neat. I think I'll be that way with JOVB....I made multiple things this last week....for some reason, I just can't get into V-con. I've only made 3-4 things.

I am afraid to get JOVB because I already struggle with my sweet tooth!

V-con is great. The first few things I tried from it were great and that got me hooked.

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Did you know you can watch Battlestar Gallactica online?

Yep!! My bf and I watch all our TV online (all our TV= BSG/Grey's Anatomy), seeing as we don't have cable...or a tv. Are you caught up w/ the current season? I'd love to have someone to chat with about it. Like how freakin crazy Starbuck is!

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Did you know you can watch Battlestar Gallactica online?

Yep!! My bf and I watch all our TV online (all our TV= BSG/Grey's Anatomy), seeing as we don't have cable...or a tv. Are you caught up w/ the current season? I'd love to have someone to chat with about it. Like how freakin crazy Starbuck is!

She's nutso!  I can't believe the mutiny didn't come sooner.  My co-worker got me hooked.  We watch the previous seasons at lunch (some attorneys that borrowed a couple of offices for a while left behind a TV and DVD player).  I know what's currently happening and up to about 3/4 of the way through Season 2.

eta:  Maybe Season 3?  In the shows we're watching at work, they got off of the planet where the cylons were holding them a few episodes back.

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Lent is a Catholic observation prior to easter where everyone is supposed to shun something that they enjoy (I think in imitation of Christs sufferings?). It is most common for Cath's to forgo eating "meat" during Lent, but fish seems to be ok with them.

I think that Protestants also observe Lent, don't they?  Observant Roman Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during lent (and yes, meat does not include fish in this case).

I don't really know a lot about religions, but would it be against any religions (such as Catholicism) to be vegan? I guess it's probably one of those things where some people say it is, some don't...all of that interpretation stuff...hm.

It would not be against Catholicism to be vegan (though I'm sure if you looked hard enough you could find some nut who'd say that it is).  I'm not aware of any religions that require you to eat any food in particular, though several have prohibitions against consuming particular items.

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I just burned my blowing finger making veggie burgers and now I can't bowl.  Bummer.  Didn't want to go anyway.

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I just burned my blowing finger making veggie burgers and now I can't bowl.  Bummer.  Didn't want to go anyway.

Ooooh, blowing finger. haha, sounds very detrimental.  :biggrin:

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Lent is a Catholic observation prior to easter where everyone is supposed to shun something that they enjoy (I think in imitation of Christs sufferings?). It is most common for Cath's to forgo eating "meat" during Lent, but fish seems to be ok with them.

I think that Protestants also observe Lent, don't they?  Observant Roman Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during lent (and yes, meat does not include fish in this case).

I don't really know a lot about religions, but would it be against any religions (such as Catholicism) to be vegan? I guess it's probably one of those things where some people say it is, some don't...all of that interpretation stuff...hm.

It would not be against Catholicism to be vegan (though I'm sure if you looked hard enough you could find some nut who'd say that it is).  I'm not aware of any religions that require you to eat any food in particular, though several have prohibitions against consuming particular items.

Yeah, fish is OK for Catholics and Orthodox Christians.  But it certainly wouldn't be against Catholicism to be vegan at all.  I don't think there is a religion that dictates a vegan diet, though--many that dictate vegetarianism, though!  But then there are people who think veganism is some kind of pagan religion/cult, of course.....oy.

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Yay for this thread! :w00t!:
I was just thinking the other night that this forum needed a random, aimless posting thread, because I wanted to post something that really didn't need a thread of it's own.  So here is what I wanted to post........

I made a fantastic dinner the other night and as I was cooking/eating it I thought how fantastic vegweb is.  My dinner consisted of spinach w/tofu paneer and chana masala, with shortbread cookies for dessert.  It was soooo delicious and I thought of vegweb because all the recipes were from here, and so if I had never discovered VW I wouldn't have had such a good dinner.

So thanks everyone for making VW what it is ;)b

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and about vcon... I am getting there! I've got a little over half of the book completed. I make lists every week of recipes I am going to try and cross them off as it happens. I'm going through the main courses right now and making one dessert a week! Up next is the eggplant rollatini and the moussaka. I will definitely make everything by the end of the year!

I thought you probably would be! Neat. I think I'll be that way with JOVB....I made multiple things this last week....for some reason, I just can't get into V-con. I've only made 3-4 things.

That's awesome, sb!  So we can ask you about pretty much any of the recipes.  I'm slowly but surely doing the same for cupcakes. 

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I need to deep clean my kitchen. Not looking forward to it

i need to deep-pack my room.

uggghhh

trade you.

oh man, i would soooo clean the kitchen over packing, are you kidding?

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