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I only have a couple of friends who are self-described vegetarians. They include any animal products as being a no-no. They do not use the term "vegan", if I remember, I'll ask why... I had another friend in Seattle who also professed to be a vegetarian, but ate fish, so I don't know what the true definitions are.

 

Far as I'm concerned, if it's a main dish and lacks meat, the hell with it.

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Vegans generally are vegetarians who eat nothing related to animals like you said.

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I've known various vegans and veggietarians.  Results seem to differ vastly from person to person.  Some it makes pale and scrawny and constantly nursing little illnesses and practically anemic-looking; others it seems to turn into goddamn Superman, with chiseled Bruce Lee physiques and twenty-years-younger-than-their-true-age looks and an immune system whose antibodies could invade Russia during the winter and win.  This is one of many reasons that I'm damn near instantly dismissive of any food trend or eating philosophy which claims that it will work miracles for EVERYONE who sticks with it.  

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 ...others it seems to turn into goddamn Superman, with chiseled Bruce Lee physiques and twenty-years-younger-than-their-true-age looks and an immune system whose antibodies could invade Russia during the winter and win

 

I don't think it's the diet. I'm like that and I eat meat (processed meat even). I think it's more of a lifestyle thing, spending more of the day standing up or walking than sitting or lying down.

 

I do eat a lot of oats. But they're all carbohydrate, which is supposed to make you look puffy and chunky, not lean and chiselled. Who knows?

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NO

(I agree, but no)

We demand you go and fuck them like he said! This can't end well.

Based on the clips I've seen 99.9% of them are unfuckable.

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Yeah, I've never understood the "I like food that hurts " people. But if that's what you dig, then fine. Just stop with the ," Youre supposed to eat the real whatever and it's supposed to hurt" People who do that need a cockpunch.

Y'know, if you like to be punched in the face during sex , fine. Just don't preach at me that it's the best. Cause I'm a cuddler.

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I'm a pepper head but, as I've gotten older, I've backed away from the daredevil aspect of it. I've done the uber-hot extract sauces and the whole 9 yards and it just got dumb. I still enjoy hot food but not the sadistically hot food that wrecks my mouth and has no actual flavor. Leave the ultra-hot peppers and whatnot to pinheads on YouTube.

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My mate Ash loves his hot food - got the taste of it from his dad. who used to eat jalapenos for fun. It got to a point where his dad had to have part of his stomach removed as the spice had eaten away part of the lining.

 

Now the poor bastard cant have anything above a mild chilli, cos it will tear at his stomach too much.

 

thats the extereme side of it - the bit I cant deal with. Gimme a nice Rogan Josh or Dupiaza any day of the week.

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Hmmm... I do like to munch on jalapenos from time to time, never had any sort of gastric problems. Now habaneros on the other hand, I could see causing problems...

 

While I do enjoy the uber-hot, I'll also say that if the heat totally kills the flavor of a dish, it hasn't been prepared properly. Intense heat should bring out more flavor, not less. One of the few times that I can recall a professionally prepared dish being ruined by too much heat was a salmon stir fry that I got at a Thai place in Seattle. Salmon has a delicate flavor to begin with and less is always more when seasoning the fish, why I thought it might be a good idea to try this dish escapes me now, but it was gawdawful. Couldn't taste anything but heat, completely ruined what otherwise would have been a nice dish of King salmon.

 

Oh yeah, as far as the extracts go, I always use "Da Bomb" to cook with. It actually has a nice citrus sort of flavor to it in addition to the heat. The stuff that's just pure heat, I leave alone. (Ghost chilies and Malay birdseye chilies have great flavor as well as the heat, use either when making hot wings and you'll have a very tasty snack that feels like an explosion in your mouth.)

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That TV that broke on me a few months back is finally repaired, to the tune of 350 bucks. Also, I managed to fucking ruin the zipper on my shorts at work today. Thank goodness for long golf shirts...

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My workplace undoubtedly spent money better used elsewhere to develop new employee evaluations.  Like I already didn't get bad marks every year under the old evaluation, now they're going to be really specific about how I don't play well with others and look for ways to improve our department.  I'm all for improvement, but so much of it is brown-nosing and general BS.  There's no way to get a good report with the new parameters and my immediate supervisor implementing them unless I kiss behinds every day. And I've been told that ass tastes bad.

 

*shakes head*

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And I've been told that ass tastes bad.

 

Is that a homophobic statement?  :huh:  :o:P

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Sounds like nearly every workplace ever.

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And I've been told that ass tastes bad.

 

Is that a homophobic statement?  :huh:  :o:P

 

 

Everyone can eat the booty.  Some of us simply choose not to. :D

 

Sounds like nearly every workplace ever.

 

Yeah, it's standard BS.  They just decided to unleash this mess several weeks ago.  It would have been beneficial to have it in place a few months ago, allowing employees a chance to acclimate to the changes.  But that's asking for too much, I realize.

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"Nobody looks good with brown lipstick on."

- Frank Zappa -

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I've been working two jobs since May. Worked 26 days in a row at one point. Now I work six days a week and at least two of them are doubles: gaming attendant  (mostly bingo calling) at one of the casinos in town, and at night I'm a doorman at a popular little pub.  I'm exhausted, the amount of hours I'm working right now.  Finally took a mini-vacation: three days camping  (last two with the girls, first one just me and the girlfriend), and while it was relaxing...I am BURNT. TO. A. CRISP.  I wore sunblock every day but holy shit did it do nothing. I'm in agony: still radiating heat and lobster-red a day later, and I have to work the door tonight. First clown that touches me is getting knocked out.

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My wife felt the bitter feeling for embarassment, for her debit card getting declined at Walmart, for a $20 purchase. She comes home, ready to scream at me, because I handle the finances. And I show our account has more than enough. So, it's off to the bank tomorrow, to find out WTF is wrong with her card.

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So I just got back from buying a new tire.  As I'm sitting in the waiting room, the owners' wife, who was working the desk, was backing a van out of the garage, but somehow managed to back the thing into and through the wall...that I was sitting against.  I got pushed about a yard forward, but didn't get knocked to the ground, but still, I got whipped like I was in a car accident.  I'm pretty sore right now, and I'm not a frivolous lawsuit  type guy, but depending on how I feel when I wake up tomorrow, I might have to go get this taken care of.  SON OF A.....

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My wife felt the bitter feeling for embarassment, for her debit card getting declined at Walmart, for a $20 purchase. She comes home, ready to scream at me, because I handle the finances. And I show our account has more than enough. So, it's off to the bank tomorrow, to find out WTF is wrong with her card.

 

Could be one of those deals where some unscrupulous person is using a spoofed version of your card and the bank has shut it down due to unusual purchases.

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My CD of FM 2006 literally just cracked in half in my hands. I guess it's been played so much that it just became incredibly brittle.

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I made mention about this on FB a few weeks ago, so it's not exactly news to some of you.

 

Back in October 2010 when I was getting ready to leave class, I stood up and saw a stream of black in my right eye. Initially, I thought nothing of it and chalked it up to floaters due to retinopathy. I'll just go see my eye doc at the VA in a couple of days, or so, and get it checked out, as this happened on a Friday afternoon. I get home and my vision is geeing worse, by the time I get to the hospital (literally across the street from where I lived in Jacksonville) I am blind in that eye. All I see is light, no shapes or colors. They told me to go to the optometrist down the street at 9 pm and the doc will see me. So, I walk down there as I did to the hospital since it was a very short distance. The doc did an examination and told me it was a  vitreous hemorrhage. That gel stuff inside my eyeball sprung a leak. He told me it could clear up a bit, but to get with the VA to set up a surgical consultation. Well, I dragged my feet for about a year and a half or so, and in April of '12, I finally had the laser surgery done. It's "better" but never fully recovered.

 

Well, about 3 weeks ago, the same thing happened to my left eye this time. I will be going down to Dayton for a consultation on the 21st. It's not a matter of if, but when, the surgery will needed to be done. They will place this clamp to keep my eye open and do a bunch of local anesthetic shots to numb the pain of the laser. It's really not as bad as it sounds. I will also be wearing an open air patch ( think of a plastic glasses lens with holes to breathe) over my eye for the next 4-6 weeks and apply a frequent amount of antibiotic ointment.

 

It's not the end of the world or anything, but it is quite annoying to deal with. It's made me a bit crabby trying to do my work with one good eye. 

 

So, there you go. My "Son of a...Biscuit" moment.

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A friend's husband was on the verge of having that happen - they ended up deflating his eyeballs to let them heal.  It was... something.

 

My own Son of a moment:

 

Fridays due to my work schedule I usually end up staying up for around 21 hours, which when you get used to it is fine until you start shaking from exhaustion by the end of the week after a few months (that's what vacations are for!)

 

My wife has begun dog sitting as a little side business, and yesterday we were doing a "trial run" with a dog that has issues with thunder.  ALL NIGHT she's whining in her crate, originally in the big bathroom, then moved into our room around midnight (as that's worked in the past to calm dogs who aren't used to being crated over night) and finally my wife caves and lets this little dog up on the bed around 2am (which is a first for ANY dog, including our two.)  So now this little dog is whining and digging and climbing all over us until 5:30AM-ish when it sounds/feels like she's finally making a bed before she proceeds to PEE ALL OVER our new (two day old!) duvet.  I could not believe it.

 

Stupid little rat dog

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