I wanted to be the guy to give you a new knob...
OK, that's funnier than anything I wrote!
My smiles at your writing were replaced with laughter at stabbs comment:) I love your words. My life would be the poorer if I ever had to go without them.
I never doubted the outcome.
When you don't care for an administrative action, you always have the option to rate that admin's profile a 1. It will probably make you feel better. It's FAR better than possibly asking a question or opening a dialog with them.
I hope you now feel that you have expressed yourself. I'm surprised that you forgot my portfolio. I invite you to add your 1 there as well. I want you to feel as good as possible. Have a lovely day.
Oh, well don't mind if I do.... ^.^
I'm here to serve :)
Your so good your bad......very bad...lol
Always thinking of others .... selfless!
Woohoo! 1's for everyone...wait, I have been down this road if memory serves. And with a final total rate of 2.68 I took that cake and it was bitter, so none of this stealing the show by asking for 1's o.0
But... but I enjoy the questions :p Since I probably haven't rated you at all I get to be the control group :)
:() I think you like the 1's... I really do. I can just see you sitting there with a smile.
1s lack creativity. I like dishing out 2s.
but I would never to that to Auntie Jo.
You guys are so funny. 1s are a non-issue. I actually don't mind if someone expresses an opinion that way. I was having fun with the person. And to their credit, they came back and changed the rating. Not sure I'll ever know why because they blocked me.
its cos they can't count past 1
I've been rating you #1 for years!
You're stealing my 1-gathering gig :( Get off mah lawn! *waves shotgun drunkenly*
Irony directed me to a certain ad
Irony: What in hells name is going on with her tits?
Irony: Did she poke her knees up through her shirt neck?
Joli: I KNOW!
Irony: I think I am afraid of it
Joli: I bet...
Joli: there are TEETH IN THERE!
Joli: You know I'm right.
Joli: It's a Venus man trap.
Irony: hahah yes
There's is always a time when words are better left unspoken; and to this I agree.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
It's the perfect answer to places that won't let you bring your pets with you.
Ummm, they make pills for fix your need to scare little children :P
Just when I was about to say how happy I was that you wrote again...
You know, I've lanced someone only to have what appeared to be tiny caviar come out. And no I'm not making it up, person was stung by something at their pool, and they were seeing me 3 weeks later- it was one of the strangest things I've seen in my practise.
Ewwwww ew ew ew ew ewwie!
Ok, WHAT is with the worms coming out of that guy?
Check this out, Speranza. I want my mommy :(
Ehhh. Things that make you CRINGE.
I saw that when I was doing some research on it.
Even when the cricket gets eaten by a frog or a fish... the worm STILL lives. It just exits through it's gills/nose/mouth and so on.
There's a video for it...
It makes me want my teddy. :(
Invasion of the bodysnatchers, anyone?
This is still one of those subjects that scares the living shit out of me. Thanks for bringing that back up for me Jo.. I appreciate it.
That is horrifying.
The intelligence of these little creatures is something that comforts me. I have no idea why. Maybe it makes me feel like humans aren't the only social creatures like this. We're not so alone.
The fact that they "know" is incredible and fascinating.
poor little bastards.
Almost as cool as the lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum), which spends its adult life in the liver of its host, usually a grazing mammal. Once it mates, the eggs are excreted by the host in its feces. Then a snail comes along, eats the feces and becomes infected by the larval parasites. Once inside the snail the parasites burrow through the wall of the gut and take up residence in the digestive tract where they develop into their juvenile stage. The snail's body reacts by growing cysts around the parasites which are then excreted. Ants become the secondary host when they use the snails slime trail as a source of moisture and ingest some of the cysts filled with lancet flukes.
Inside the ant the parasite makes its way to the gut and then begins to move all through the body. Some of them move to a cluster of nerves below the esophagus called the sub-esophageal ganglion, where they take control of the ant's actions through the manipulation of the nerve bundle. As the air cools at night, the parasites cause the ants to climb to the top of a blade of grass where it clamps on until morning (much like the fungus). As the air warms, the parasite releases control and the ant goes on about it's usual day. The heat of the day would kill both the ant and the parasites. But each night as the air cools, the parasites again take over and the ant climbs to the top of a blade of grass where it spends the night with its mandibles clamped onto the grass. Eventually, a grazing animal comes by, eats the grass and ingests the ant. Then the cycle repeats.
Grazing animal >> Feces >> Snail >> Cycsts >> Feces >> Ant >> sub-esophageal ganglion >> Grass blade >> Grazing animal...
I knew he was holding.
Yeah you have to be careful with that one... you sure that's rock? Word has it he's onto the psychedelic drugs now... if that's sugar- run for da hills!
I remember that shot. It was right before the fuzz nabbed me to a nickle in county...lol.
Omg you were nabbed by the fuzz ??? lmao
The secret identity of ThothLestat revealed at long last!
I KNEW it!
lol There is a joke here about if its a jackass or horse..but I am not making it.
I'm just counting his age..
*GASP!* He's a gift horse...stop looking him in the mouth!
I leave town for ONE day and come home to THIS?
oh, yeah... I'm a gift alright...the gift that keeps on giving. I give until it hurts.
*steps on Joli's foot with my hoof*
hmph, I say.
Executive Sea Monkey Tank - NICE
Pimp too. Everyone will know that you are an Executive now.
Sea Monkey Fox Hunt? There is a phrase that comes to mind containing the words "sick" and "bastards". The whole phrase contains only one space and isn't necessarily in alphabetical order. I wonder if we could come up with a nice game for the marketers involving a water slide and a shark. ;-)
I would have preferred that your order arrive first. I'm stunned at the speed with which mine was delivered. But I didn't have them shipped to me because I'm rarely home when deliveries arrive. So I'll likely not actually take delivery for a week or so.
I can't help laughing every time he says, "hang on, I have to put my jumper on."
You've got to be having a pop at the Brits again :-p
A jonnie jumper? Like one of those things you put infants in and let them jump and giggle and have fun? Hmmm, I want one!
No, no, StoneCrow...a sweater. They call sweaters "jumpers!" It's the most adorable thing to hear a grown man say he's putting on his jumper because I do the same thing you do, thinking of baby jumpers, except that I think of those all-in-one outfits with the snaps down the inside of the legs. We call those jumpers.
We call those baby things 'Romper-suits', which is infinitely better than 'jumper'.
But saying that, we do use 'sweater' too. It just depends on the type of garment. On occassion, we are known to describe them as 'pullovers' as well.
...you also missed out 'jersey'!!
Morrigon: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH QWYWEHROijalsdjkfa
Morrigon: WHY DO YOU SHOW ME THESE THINGS?!?!?
Morrigon: crap, now I have to go to a meeting with that burned into my mind
Joli: because I love you
Joli: My love burns
I think she was abused as a child and doesn't know what love really is, that's the only explanation for how she treats us in love's name. :(
From a VR poetry section. I quote and repost here for Ockham's delight:
She drinks and smokes just to get high
She never knew she was going to die
Hes always there,but he never knows
The way she lives,the way she goes
Shes marked for death,pills in her hand
She tries to cry but for once she cant...
Somehow that poem reminds me of "Private Eyes"
evvvil woman ... you SHOWED her what I sent you didn't you?? DIDNT YOU lmao
Oh yes, Nicnivian...I DID! Look what your careless hands have wrought!
Morri's hair was struck by lightning. It is re-animated undead zombie hair. You have seen photographic evidence. I beg you, do NOT trust the hair for it has its own agenda!
It was NOT!
it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever...
ptooo...sheesh I just spit out a Morri-hair 0.o how the hell did that happen????? I wanna know...lol
Yesterday, one of Morri's hairs crawled into a piece of birra's sushi and greeted him. He was only able to fend it off with a wasabi bomb while he made good his getaway!
ThothLestat + leaf blower = ?
my face is just like this naturally.
don't make me bite your face off.
holy hell, what was that coming out of the last guy? 0.0
I am glad I was not the first that asked that question, and now that I have seen it in print.. I actualy no longer wish to know.. MENTAL FLOSS WHERE ARE YOU!!!
After eating my lunch, he grabbed the mouse, started doing my work, pulled up VR, moderated the forum, and opened a chat window with Morri! I'm going home early!
ohhh and here I thought it was YOU who was excited to see me and liked to eat things off the floor...
I was going to call you a pupophile, but didn't want to suspend my own journal :P
Love to have a update on this little guy. :)
His mommy called us while my daughter and I were en route to taking him to spend the night at our house. We thought Meatball would have had a great time with him, but alas...his mommy wanted him. We turned around and dropped him with her. She's about 4 feet tall and 3 years pregnant! She's forgiven for being a little preoccupied and now I know where he lives. His name is Scrappy...she should be toe-stomped. He'll always be the Artful Moocher to me.
Thank you. Good that his mommy was looking for him. :) Poor Meatball will have to find another playmate.
Now you know why mom would never let us watch animal shows. I always cried when they was in trouble or hurt.
*such a wimp*
I expect the panicky lady to rap on the door again any minute. This is the second time this week that her baby has wandered into my office. Today, a client nearly ran over him. I reproached her day before yesterday about no tags and she said she knew and would get them right away. Still none.
I'm hanging onto him in my office so he doesn't get hurt. We shared my sandwich and he's a complete sweetie. I'm worried about this little guy. This is downtown and very traffic-busy.
Check out this face. I call him the Artful Moocher :)
First off, this is a simple request...NOT racism! Every time someone broaches this subject, "racism" gets thrown around. India has one of the richest and oldest cultures in existence. I know this. I have read and appreciate the Bhagavad Gita. So, get off me in advance. Thank you. (This disclaimer brought to you by the letters D and A.)
So, onto my subject of interest. To the average American nose, there is a scent in some curries from India which is unpleasant and repellent. It gets into the fabrics of their homes, restaurants, and clothing. It can even come out of pores and has the misfortune for the unaccustomed nose to associate the curry smell further with body odor.
When I was younger, my parents rented a house when theirs sold earlier than the new one was ready. It smelled of curry throughout. Even after steam cleaning the carpets and scrubbing the kitchen and walls, the odor remained. It's probably why I avoided curries my whole life. I've come to understand that there are lots of different curries. The Thai coconutty ones are not bad and certainly don't have that scent. Just, the word, "curry" makes me instantly suspicious of a dish.
So, onto my long overdue question... What is the exact ingredient in the curry dishes that gives it that odor that is so offensive to the American nose? I have looked into curry ingredients...I can identify many: ginger, cinnamon, garlic, cumin
I know these scents, and even with other ingredients, they are not the culprits. If you are very familiar or maybe make curries, can you tell me what specific ingredient may be responsible?
Huh huh... you said cumin
You make-a me laff, Morri.
My husband is italian cajun. He has always said that the smell came from the mixture of the ginger and peppers. Here is a list of some of the other scents that you are smelling. A mixture of turmeric with several spices including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, and fenugreek, made pungent with ginger, chilli, and pepper.
OK...these I don't know: turmeric, coriander, and fenugreek.
Turmeric is often the culprit. But it honestly depends, as different blends with it won't smell the same.
It is a secret ingredient that they do not advertise Jo. Monkey dung left in a sack over a steaming pile of goop from freshly scrapped arm pits...o.0 It is dried and added at the point of service.
I read about this guy, but I have never smelled it: asafoetida.
Anyone know this ingredient?
hmmm if it was skunk stew, it was probably the skunk
Did you know that an ioniser will remove all smells ... not covering it, simply no more smells
Art, that was a great comment! You made me laugh. I bet you're right...it was the skunk in the skunk stew!
Asafoetida is a hard resinous gum, grayish-white when fresh, darkening with age to yellow, red and eventually brown. It is sold in blocks or pieces as a gum and more frequently as a fine yellow powder, sometimes crystalline or granulated.
Bouquet: a pungent smell of rotting onions or sulfur. The smell dissipates with cooking.
Flavour: on it’s own, extremely unpleasant, like concentrated rotten garlic. When cooked, it adds an onion-like flavour.
Asafoetida gets its name from the Persian aza, for mastic or resin, and the Latin foetidus, for stinking. It is a gum that is from the sap of the roots and stem of the ferula species, a giant fennel that exudes a vile odour. Early records mention that Alexander the Great carried this “stink finger” west in 4 BC. It was used as a spice in ancient Rome, and although not native to India, it has been used in Indian medicine and cookery for ages. It was believed that asafoetida enhanced singers voices. In the days of the Mughal aristocracy, the court singers if Agra and Delhi would eat a spoonful of asafoetida with butter and practice on the banks of the river Yamuna.
Use in minute quantities, adding directly to cooking liquid, frying in oil, or steeping in water. Asafoetida is used mostly in Indian vegetarian cooking, in which the strong onion-garlic flavour enhances many dishesPREPARATION & STORAGE:It is vital to keep asafoetida in airtight containers as its sulfurous odour will effect other foods and spices. It is most commonly available as a powder or granules that can be added directly to the cooking pot. It is also sold in lumps that need to be crushed before using. This is a very powerful spice and even in its ground state lasts well over a year if stored properly, away from light and air.
I looked into the fine particles of ground currie, perhaps it is not so much the ingrident but the way it absorbs into porous surfaces, I know mustard has stay in power as well. A saturation of curry, is indeed noticable, I woould look to cooking sites to find a counter measure for toning down the curry in a dish. Perhaps lemon?
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