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so far, so good. by clock (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 08:47:05 PM EST
you have put into words why it is that i have never taken to cats.  i prefer the less predatory flavor of pets.  though when i finally take up falconry...

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

You don't have time for falconry. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #8 Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 09:51:05 AM EST
I knew an eagle falconer in Utah. It's a time consuming hobby. Plus, Stacky won't stand for frozen rats in the freezer.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Easily solved by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 02:24:46 AM EST
By dedicated rat freezer / beer fridge.

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Ah! by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 09:09:53 PM EST
That's my remaining vestige of life with $OTHER_HUSIER. I love chopsticks and now that I've used them regularly for the past 5 years, I'm pretty handy with them. Really, I find the main trick is to not apply too much pinching pressure and rely upon food's natural stickyness to work in your favour. Try to keep the angle of separation at the tips to a minimum.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Natural stickiness... by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 09:20:53 PM EST
involves having a cook who knows how to make it do that.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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What kind of rice do you use? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 11:39:07 PM EST
Try some sticky/glutinous rice, if you can get it. Jasmine is less sticky, Basmati even less so.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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or an egg by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 09:28:56 AM EST
I put one in to help other bits stick together.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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chopsticks by Kellnerin (4.00 / 2) #4 Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 09:24:33 PM EST
are not the same utensil as a fork and should not be used in the same way. They are also not tongs (although they can be used in a similar fashion). Eating rice with chopsticks requires (a) that you conceptualize the bowl and chopsticks together as a food-delivery system and (b) that you have a bowl that is of the proper shape. If the bowls you own are of a different size and shape than what you see at Chinese restaurants, this may be inordinately hard. Try one of those huge latte cups that are bowl-shaped, if you have one, though that is also not ideal.

Anyway, the trick for eating stuff with the granularity of rice is to raise the entire bowl to your lips and use the chopsticks to sweep the food out of the bowl into your mouth. It totally works. Stickiness of the rice is not required. Try it with the leftovers; no one's watching.

"Plans aren't check lists, they are loose frameworks for what's going to go wrong." -- technician

I order sticky rice and salvage my pride. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 11:26:43 PM EST
You're right about the bowl, though. A flat plate can be quite vexing with dried-out rice.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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I'm told... by ana (4.00 / 1) #9 Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 06:17:48 PM EST
there's a genuine Chinese rice bowl from the Peabody-Essex Museum shop waiting for me. Thanks for the recommendation.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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Not apropos, I think, but by johnny (4.00 / 2) #7 Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 08:12:02 AM EST
in my dream just before waking this morning, I was married to ana and to a deliciously-shaped woman in her 20's. I don't know who she was, or don't remember.

The three of us were naked in our bed, which was in the front seat of a large automobile. I do admit that I felt a little odd being married to ana, since, as much as I may esteem our friendship, I've never thought of him in that way. Anyway the balance was rectified somewhat when a second good looking naked woman was added to our marriage. I don't remember any ceremony, only suddenly realizing that I was now married to ana and two women. Who were crawling over me to get to the door of the car because they had to use the toilet.

This woke me up and called to my attention the fact that I might benefit from a bathroom break myself.

When I got back to bed I discovered that I was now only married to Dear Wife, who had slept through my entire extramarital multi-way marriage.

Or maybe it is a propos? I was going to make this the subject of my HuSi diary today but I like it better as a comment here, where ana, my sort-of ex is likely to see it as a proper homage to coin a phrase.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)