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10-31-03, 03:16 AM
so - i'm hungry and agitated as its once again 3.15am and i cannot sleep. I get a heavy craving for some cinnamin toast crunch - pour myself a gigantic, delicious looking bowl of it - add some wonderful whole milk (saved especially for times of intense cereal enjoyment) and sit back, preparing to bask in the onslaught of flavour that is about to attack my mouth.
Oops - I forgot a spoon... run down to the kitchen. No spoons... ok... I'll have to use a fork. That sucks, but no huge disaster - right? WRONG. NO @#%$ FORKS.
THE ONLY UTENSIL IN MY HOUSE IS CHOPSTICKS!! WHY GOD, WHY!?!?!?
::glares icily at his bowl of quickly soggifying cereal, as a tear of combined rage and sorrow forms in the corner of his eye::
10-31-03, 03:19 AM
addendum: i just tried to heart-punch my chopsticks and got splinter, and the chopsticks seem dazed, but alive. conclusion: chopsticks are heartless.
Umm... Why have cereal if you don't have any spoons in the house?
And If you are saying that the only CLEAN utensil is a set of chopsticks, why not just wash a spoon?
10-31-03, 08:25 AM
Better question is why not just treat the bowl as a cup and slurp the stuff down?
10-31-03, 10:30 AM
That would have been my suggestion - slurpage. (Back In Black)
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10-31-03, 10:44 AM
Wait a sec you tell me you run down to the kitchen and there is not one spoon in the entire house dirty or clean!?!??
If so what happened to them all?
Or do you mean not one spoon clean (and if thats the case spoons dont take long to wash, Protip:rinse under warm water clean with sponge)
No ladel, wooden spoon, ice cream scooper, nuthing!?
I guess I need some clarity.
Glip the Gnome
10-31-03, 02:13 PM
Quote:That would have been my suggestion - slurpage.
But thats your answer to everything! :P Glip the Gnome
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Edited by: Glip the Gnome at: 10/31/03 2:14 pm
10-31-03, 04:33 PM
Just use the silver spoon your were born with
10-31-03, 04:38 PM
i couldn't afford silverware so i just snag a bunch of plastic utensils from the deli area whenever i'm at the grocery store - i try and wash 'em to keep 'em around for a bit but i manage to forget and throw them away most of the time.
washing would have been easy - but i wasn't about to go out to the dumpster behind my appartment complex and find a plastic spoon.
I do have a wooden spoon - but its the pasta cooking kind and has a hold in the middle - kinda like an "O" on a stick, if you know what i mean.
i ended up slurpaging, but i put it in a big bowl that was really wide - which is why that method was a problem. i got milk on me many times. fux0r.
You sir, need a PayPal Donation button if you cannot afford to buy silverware...
I mean a complete set for 6 servings can be had at the good will for less than $2
11-01-03, 06:56 PM
well - my cell phone is currently turned off due to bills not getting paid - i've ben eating at most once a day, thankfully none of my other utilities have cost seperate from my rent - which i luckily had the foresight to prepay for about 5 months when i moved.
so yeah - i'm kinda broke right now. I'd say i need a job pretty badly.
11-01-03, 07:29 PM
YAY! I finally got a callback to an interview.
I can sell myself well - I just needed to finally get a chance to get in and talk to a possible employer. That could mean just 2 more weeks of scraping by barely able to live before I can finally get a paycheck!
11-02-03, 06:08 AM
You can afford Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but not to pay your phone bill, or even to buy goodwill spoons?
Back when I was that broke, I ate nothing but rice and vitamin pills for a month.
11-02-03, 07:18 AM
last time i went shopping i bought 4 bags of "cinnamin toast crunch". not name brand cinnamin toast crunch - the kind made by Malt O' Meal that costs like a buck a pound. Thank god I bought it too its been tiding me over big time. That and frozen Banquet TV dinner style meals. 5 for 5 bucks on special - that's a week's eatin!
Two words phresh
Bonus points: You can eat them with chop sticks
Plus slurpage when you are finished with the noodles..
11-02-03, 04:03 PM
And really, you dont even have to cook em. just eat the ramen-brick like a big cracker. (maybe put some peanut butter on it so ya dont get so many crumbs)
11-02-03, 04:09 PM
Real men eat cereal from large cups.
If you can afford overpriced cereal you $.99 packs of plastic spoons.
It's only wrong if you get caught.If consequences dictate my course of action I should play GOD
11-02-03, 07:41 PM
i've eaten so much ramen in the past few months the very sound of crinkly plastic like their wrappers sends me into a minor breakdown.
but i sometimes cannot deny its beckoning call - its like the siren of aisle 4.... 7 cents a package on special.... /drool.
11-04-03, 05:32 AM
Well - I think I got a job.
But I also think they're going to make me take my lip ring out.
11-04-03, 06:20 AM
GASP - the HORROR!
Removing a lip ring is a small price to pay, my friend, for being able to feed, house, and clothe yourself.
11-04-03, 06:30 AM
mm... its a medium to high price. i like it a lot.
at least i'll be able to have fun and squit water through my lip for a few days.
11-04-03, 08:29 AM
Earrings fine, Belly Rings Ok.
Tounge Rings, Lip Rings, Eyebrow Rings, Nose Rings, Nipple Rings, P..../c......... Rings (OUCH), Skin Rings.
I understand wanting to stand out, and that some talk of ... sensations ... gained from them during specific activities. But why would people think that they were perfectly acceptable in general society. Isnt the very reason some people get them so that they dont fit in with general society? Then why do they complain when they dont fit in with general society.
Im not talking specificlly about you Prince. I dont know your reasons for having it. Plus your willing to compromise.
Im talking about the ones that say "I have it to rebel, show the world that im different." then complain that people dont accept them.
Or the ones that look like they are wearing a chainmail helmet all the time and then complain because they didnt get the job selling couches at the local furniture-mart.
I wonder how those women with the Nip Rings expect to nurse? Youd think the kid would try pulling on the bar with its teeth, or biting it and cracking their teeth.
11-04-03, 08:38 AM
I don't have my lip ring to "rebel against society". LoL. Humans have been decorating their bodies for ages - just because some piercing are more standoffish than others does not mean they are not OK. my lip ring is small, silver, centered, clean, and in my opinion - very tasteful. It looks very natural on me and I don't think it makes me stand out at all. When I got it most people looked at me kinda funny and after a few minutes said something along the lines of 'have you always had that and i have just never noticed it before?'. It looks natural dammit - and it looks nice.
I don't think its 'unacceptable in general society' in any sense of the word. I mean - that, to me, is as absurd a statement as saying gay marriage is 'unacceptable in general society'. Just because something is not in the majority does not mean it isn't OK. (please no one jump down my throat about that comparison - it was a stretch and i'm sure you could tear it apart with some though... just a vague idea of mine, ok? )
Anyhow - it doesn't look intruding, when I'm dressed nicely (i.e. for work), I still look like a pleasent, well maintained person. I have never had anyone, regardless of age or anything (as older or more traditional people tend to me less open to things such as this) shy away from me, shudder, or be 'intimidated' because of my lip ring in the past, and I do not forsee it happening in the near future.
11-04-03, 08:55 AM
Maybe its just my location then. Theres quite a few people around here that just gasp if you do anything "Different". Then again its not uncommon to see an amish woman in the grochery store around here either.
A lip ring that you hardly notice (And that being the only thing you have) wouldent bother me much, thats just flair. Its the people that think they have to replace their face with steel that I find idiotic. (Kind of like the guy on that Red Dragon movie)
Its sounds like your sensable (Dont take that wrong) about it as well and realize not everyone sees the implant as 'flair'. The people here are either "OH my GOD! What is that "THING" in your lip!" or "This is like part of me, its like your asking me to out my EYE or something."
At least the reactions I see in the mall and such are along those lines. I personally dont have any friends with implants, and none of my friends really have one opinion or the other about them with the exception of the MetalFace Type.
Maybe its just a pet peeve of mine or something, I dont know. But if someone walks buy with 15 pounds of metal attached to his eyebrows, nose, lips, ears and cheeks I would probably give them a raised eyebrow. o-0
11-04-03, 09:11 AM
well - that's understood. 15 pounds of metal is significantly different than my appearance however.
also - i think location does make a difference. I live in Seattle, and having a piercing or two, or some tattoos, is far from uncommon.
I just wish i could keep it, but I'm not going to give up a job over it..... I also may be able to pull off some kind of clear filler or something while I'm at work.... we'll see.
11-04-03, 09:45 AM
can't you just take it out for work, then stick it back in right after your shift?
11-04-03, 10:09 AM
yeah - i might be able to... a ring is really a pain to deal with but if i had a barbell it wouldn't be so bad..... we'll see.
I also have no idea how fast a lip will close up. I know tounges close up fast... moist, sensative skin like that closes up fast i think - and the inside of a lip is kinda in the same boat. we'll see.
11-04-03, 10:47 AM
Though there is a restruant here that we go to for lunch on occasion. One of the waiters (a guy) has these ear holes. (Not sure what you would call them) They have these huge horns in them most of the time but the other day he had torn the arms off a He-Man figure and had those in his ears.
Tis quite a character. He acts kind of querky as well but its easy to tell he's acting. (Dosnt seem to have the same quirks when I see him across the room behind the counter talking to some other employee) That and the place tells the people to act querky.
Stellas is the name of the place. They are a 60's theme restruant and play off the whole "Soda Jerk" thing.
11-04-03, 04:37 PM
There's a cool 24 hr. diner here in Seattle called Minnies. I tried to get a job there but they aren't hiring right now. Its a mellow place though - kinda goth/punk themed, and the staff are definatly all a bit odd like that. Pierced/tattooed seems to be a requirement to work there.
when there are big holes in peoples ears and they have the hollow rings in them to stretch 'em out or whatever - those are called plugs.
11-04-03, 10:09 PM
I can relate to the piercing attachment. I got my tongue done about a month and a half ago. At my current place of employment (Ambulance Service Dispatcher) I heard more often than not "Didn't you already have that...." I'm currently going through the hiring process for a new job (Police Department Dispatch) and now it's a bit tricky. This is the first time said PD is hiring *gasp* civilians instead of uniformed cops. I took out all the ear rings and wore long sleeve shirts to cover up tattoos. I even wrestled with the clear plug to put in my tongue. All of the people on the interview panel are on the conservative side and this could become an issue should one of them pick up on it. Worse come to worse I'll take it out. You can't beat the stability of being a city employee. I would certainly miss it though.
11-05-03, 08:39 AM
I'm gonna go talk to my piercer today and see what he suggests - if there's some kind of plug i can put in, or if I'll be fine just taking my ring out for my shifts every day.... we'll see if he says that 8 hrs. a day out is too much and it'll try and close, or what... oh well.