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by laurel
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Vegetarian-friendly restaurants
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

I know this message is too late to be of use to you in deciding where to take your sister, but for any future reference, here are some places I (as another veggie) like: -Evergreen- this is on about nicollet and 26th. Taiwanese and Chinese food, and about the only Chinese place I've found with prett...
by laurel
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 2
Views: 907

I have a big, eggplant-colored chair that was a gift from my parents years ago. The wonderful offerer of comfort that it is, when I lived with my parents I more often than sitting in it simply let piles of clothing grow on it. Now I put it in my living room and my roommate loves the thing (as do I),...
by laurel
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: The World
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Unending intrigue of the world causes my opinion of it to swing from amazement to disappointment and back. The world and the people in it seem to either realize their limitless capacity for beauty, or to do the exact opposite and drone on. The former interest me more, so I tend to enjoy the world ve...
by laurel
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Everyday Tips
Topic: Tips for Good Sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Drink a tea of Valerian Root. You can also get Valerian Root tinctures, but I either buy the ground up root or a pre-made blend of that, camomile, catnip, skullcap, etc. at Present Moment on Grand and 35th (next to Butter). Put about two teaspoons into a teabag, pour hot (not boiling) water over it,...
by laurel
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Improvement
Replies: 1
Views: 821

This is too tough a question for me to answer without more thought, but I would say the reading that has, standing alone, changed my life more than any other was Leo Tolstoy's What is to be Done? I would certainly recommend this to absolutely everyone and anyone. He does not only present issues that...
by laurel
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Reading Rainbow
Replies: 2
Views: 848

I just finished my first Stephen King book. I thought it was about time I checked out his writing. I read Cell , and, though it was tolerable, I can't say I intend to ever pick up another one of his novels. I'm now reading Steinbeck's Travels With Charley in Search of America . It is hilarious and t...
by laurel
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Joyful Joyful
Replies: 3
Views: 998

the fact that i have learned not to be overly concerned about finances; to be responsible with my money while still spending it on what i really want.
that is second to rejoicing for what lovely people i have in my life.
by laurel
Sat May 17, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Holy Land Deli
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

thanks, dorajar! I can't get enough of their hummus and pita bread, but I didn't know it was a place customers could sit and eat at (I've only gotten their stuff from the wedge). I will definitely give it a try in attempt to satisfy my appetite for Greek food.
by laurel
Sat May 17, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Spring is sprung
Replies: 3
Views: 883

praecorloth, have you checked this out?

http://www.metrotransit.org/bike/bike2benefits//
by laurel
Sat May 17, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Overshare
Replies: 1
Views: 684

People often say I'm 'a mystery', but I don't try to censor myself (other than from sounding stupid, sometimes) and it doesn't bother me a bit if people want to share details. It only bothers me if people are offended by the sharing of details or legitimate care and interest about their own lives. I...
by laurel
Sat May 17, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: New Friends
Replies: 2
Views: 927

I pick up friends in odd places. or any places. Like them for different reasons- they're all a bunch of characters. Some because they're truly good people, others know how to enjoy themselves, some people are just interesting to spend time with.
by laurel
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Darjeeling Limited
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

I just saw this one a few days ago. I enjoyed it, but I'm still trying to figure out all of the symbolism. For instance, there are these things they always have with them. They end up doing away with them all by the end (I'm thinking about the snake, bandages, and ipod). Were they able to trust each...
by laurel
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Girl Scout Cookies
Replies: 1
Views: 745

That's a good idea! It also seems to fit more with what I would think would be the girl scout credo or whatever it would be called. Some people are really addicted to those cookies, though. They wouldn't want to go without them and probably wouldn't donate if they didn't get cookies. Where does the ...
by laurel
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Rake Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 841

This made me sad. It was my favorite local periodical. Ah well, I hope it lasts online for a bit.
by laurel
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Mentors
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

My papa. He's been a voice of reason for me through my life.
by laurel
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Read it and weep
Replies: 4
Views: 992

The book I'm reading is Tolstoy's essay, What is to be Done . I've already read it, but was unable to find my own copy until recently, when someone gave it to me as a birthday gift. yay! What I'm actually reading at the moment, before I got sidetracked and came here, was info about ethanol for an en...
by laurel
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gray is sexy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

I think grey hair on women usually looks distinguished. It the hair is healthy, it doesn't make a person look too old. I've been trying to get my mom to leave her grey, but she won't be convinced!
by laurel
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Games
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

scrabble! does cribbage count as a board game or card game? would guess card, since it can be played without the board.
i do enjoy battleship when at chatterbox.
by laurel
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: beverages
Replies: 4
Views: 992

milk (tastes like udders)
:lol: :lol:

what i like falls along about the same lines as your list. i pretty much live off of tea and coffee. i like mojitos, wine, beer, kombucha, whisky, and malts (if that counts as a beverage).

Now I want to try the java monkey. what is it?
by laurel
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Calling
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Find something to do with your life that provides you an acceptable living, and that excites you enough that sometimes you don't want to quit working even when the bell rings. Thanks. That is why I'm switching majors- I'm currently doing mass communication with an emphasis on journalism, but I'm ab...
by laurel
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Calling
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

So I can't say I'm called to do any one thing, no, except maybe Questing. That might be the one thing. reminds me of: "I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody...
by laurel
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Campaign for Real Beauty
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Remember when Dove did a "campaign for real beauty" about a year ago, with women of all shapes, etc. in their underwear and shampoo commercials? When those commercials ended, I heard it was because women actually didn't like them. I was surprised, and I don't have any sources to back that up, but do...
by laurel
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Beer O'Clock?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Of course! There is always music. Of different sorts. At times there is a game of poker. Never tv. Usually herb. Sometimes we build bonfires, but I suppose that is more for comfort and an excuse to be outdoors more than it would be a ritual.
by laurel
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: What Are Your Top Ten Favorite Movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 2960

ph34r Praecor's top 10!!! 9: Return to Oz There's nothing like breaking people's world with this film. "Oh I remember the Wizard of Oz. It was a little creepy there in the middle with all those flying monkies, but overall it was good clean family entertainment." Then you show them a version of Oz t...
by laurel
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: choose your own adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 838

great passion.
by laurel
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Breaking Bread
Replies: 3
Views: 909

If I cook, I sit down and eat and I eat with people. If I don't cook, however, I don't usually eat "meals." I tend to snack throughout the day, but in a healthier way than normal snack-food. I can't often, but when I do have time I do like to get out to RiverHaven when it's potluck time and have som...
by laurel
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Hangover Cure
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Plenty of water or vitamin water pre-alcohol seems to do it for me. But then again, I don't try to drink to the point of sickness.
by laurel
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Meat
Replies: 34
Views: 5339

It's been a year and two months for me. I don't have a problem with meat in general-I think people are supposed to eat it, but it just gets taken advantage of.
by laurel
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Race
Replies: 14
Views: 2818

Seriously. Can of worms emoticon. ha. Complete can of worms topic. Still, I would totally either be Thai or Filipino. I feel like there would be more things to like about my heritage than my race, though. My race is just white, which, I guess, is safe and warm, but I feel like it's the suburb of ra...
by laurel
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: "Taking Offense" as a Gateway Drug
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

If people always make sure to stay in situations that are completely comfortable to them, how are they able to grow? When I saw the Kara Walker exhibit, as I was watching one of the short videos, two women got up and left during one particularly explicit part(after, of course,making little sounds of...
by laurel
Mon May 14, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Favorite local band
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

nevermind :cry:
by laurel
Mon May 14, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Bye bye DRIVE 105
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

No, they weren't independent. They weren't owned by Clear Channel, but like every other station that isn't either public or owned by Clear Channel, they were owned by Disney.
by laurel
Mon May 14, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Mess
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

padre wu, are you andy miller?
by laurel
Thu May 03, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Favorite local band
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

I like a few local bands, and one of my favorites is the big wu. they just played at the cabooze last saturday, and I don't know of any immediate upcoming shows, but they should be having their Big Wu Family Reunion X sometime in the summer.
by laurel
Wed May 02, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Impulse Buy
Replies: 1
Views: 816

banana cheesecake.
by laurel
Wed May 02, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Wrong
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Sometimes I wonder if I'm wrong in the entire overarching view I have of life. Well, I guess I wouldn't be "wrong", but I know I see things differently now than I once did. I view civilization differently. I view my time and relationships on this planet differently. I'm sure my mind will change more...
by laurel
Wed May 02, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Peace Corps
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

Thanks. Advice and experience are always helpful to hear.
by laurel
Tue May 01, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Peace Corps
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

would you recommend it? I'm graduating high school this year, then I plan to go to school to get my generals done, but I've seriously considered taking a year off to go to South America or Africa. I just figure it's better to wait a few years. How old were you when you went? I did stay in a very sma...
by laurel
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

I made a red curry soup the other day that was relatively simple and yummy. I can't remember off the top of my head everything I put in it, so I don't know how helpful this will be, but here's what I do remember: -veggie stock (or you could use chicken stock) -red curry paste -coconut milk -stewed t...
by laurel
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Best of the Twin Cities poll
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Was anyone else disappointed that Mel-O-Glaze won for best bakery/doughnut(I don't remember which). I've never had anything spectacular there, or even very good. I like A Baker's Wife down the street on 42nd much better.
by laurel
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cecil's in St. Paul
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

agreed-cecil's is great. I'm vegetarian, and they had a very tasty veggie rueben, which I haven't seen anywhere else. They also had a great variety of non-veggie ruebens, and malts!
by laurel
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Minnesota "Nice" -- what do you mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

I believe what is meant by Minnesota "nice" is "passive-aggressive".
by laurel
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Favorite Animals
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

puffins.
by laurel
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Most Influential Books
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

ishmael by daniel quinn
the bible
a language older than words by derrick jensen
by laurel
Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Music CD Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

at cheapo a couple weeks ago. i love cd and record stores too much to shop online.
by laurel
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coffee experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

I work at a local coffee shop, and I admit I have no idea how to regulate the pressure or water temperature on an individual-cup's basis. I don't know if it is possible with all espresso machines, but if it is, mschutzee, please let me know! (Though I can steam milk. I considered this a minimal feat...
by laurel
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: What do you guys think about this place?
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

No. My body is good to me. I wouldn't be that mean to it. I agree with Terry.
by laurel
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Smells
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

love:
bonfires
coffee
old books
sunscreen

hate:
sour milk
by laurel
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 989

right now I'm reading We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families. It's about Rwanda. It's also very interesting.
by laurel
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Liberals are Judgemental: fact
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

also, I suppose I'm fairly liberal, actually quite liberal, and I love Christianity. The thing is, there are, as you said, some who have gone off the deep and tend to go the with the exact opposite views of Christ. Jesus called us to love, right? Sometimes it seems as though the sole purpose of reli...
by laurel
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Liberals are Judgemental: fact
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

ha- People are so strange! :lol: since when can an entire group of people view everyone else in exactly the same way? Of course there are judgmental and hypocritical liberals and conservatives, but there are also people who don't insist on viewing the rest (or the other half) of the world as inheren...
by laurel
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Christmas materialism is out of control
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Christmas and the whole holiday season has the potential to be such a beautiful time, but it is really sickening when it is so commercialized that gifts that should be given out of love and appreciation are often given as duties, and a time that could be spent celebrating relationships with people w...
by laurel
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: What I believe In
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Heifer International is an awesome organization, by the way. Every year CDH has a day called "empty bowls" when you can go for a simple dinner of soup and bread (donated by families of local restaurants) and all money donated goes to Heifer project. That's a beautiful way to live, by the way; gettin...
by laurel
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Something New
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

an indigenous language
by laurel
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Favorite book?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Oh yes anything by Steinbeck.
by laurel
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Tea or coffee?
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Does anyone else like mate? I feel like it gives me great energy, but not the jittery kind that coffee does. I'm doing a little experiment and going without caffeine for a couple weeks.
by laurel
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Sandwich
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

ciabatta
tomato
arugula
mozerella

or peanut-butter and pickle!
by laurel
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Most Overrated Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants
Replies: 32
Views: 19443

Re: Ichibahn's

Ichibahn's here in Minneapolis is extremely overpriced and over-rated. Tom Fenske tomfenske@sbcglobal.net I agree. For Japanese around here, The Floating World behing the Resource Center is my favorite.
by laurel
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: How do you cope with anger?
Replies: 14
Views: 3151

Well I get agitated by things, but I usually just analyze them way too much to feel angry about them.
by laurel
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Are Witches Evil?
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

like triple karma.
by laurel
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Are Witches Evil?
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Most witches believe in that three-fold law, right? If so, I don't get why any witch would really do evil, unless s/he was just on a power trip.
by laurel
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: How do you cope with anger?
Replies: 14
Views: 3151

Jack Daniels is a close companion of mine as well. :wink: But nothing beats a doobie and a long, hot bath. Baths gross me out. It's doobies and showers for me. :wink: I actually don't get angry much at all, and if I do I'm definitely more verbally hostile than physically. Physical violence just doe...
by laurel
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: What is the Twin Cities Most Horrible Suburb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Yeah, I see what you're saying, too. I find the carbon-copy 'burbs more creepy.
by laurel
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: What is the Twin Cities Most Horrible Suburb?
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

the trashy ones-like flake and white bear lake.
by laurel
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Do you feel safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

yes, but I feel safe and comfortable in most situations and places. I've been told I have too much trust in people, which could be why.
by laurel
Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Where do you get your news?
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Amen to that, Frasier.
by laurel
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Language
Replies: 14
Views: 3053

Thanks, that's a great idea. The Spanish channel was definitely the channel to go to when the world cup was on.
by laurel
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Meaning ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

I'm not really looking for one meaning to life, but if life were all about nothing do you think that would be depressing? I think it would pretty much be freeing. What would be more depressing is if life really had one meaning that we are supposed to find.
by laurel
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Favorite Song?
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

In reference to things like that just being understood, some songs were just made known by a cover,too, so when the song is mentioned the cover band is generally thought of. like I Fought the Law-well I don't know about the Clash making it known, but popular. Their White Man in Hammersmith Palais is...
by laurel
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Favorite Song?
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

right now bob marley and the wailers'
trenchtown rock
by laurel
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Language
Replies: 14
Views: 3053

three, but I'm taking a Spanish class, too. I'd like to use it as much as I can to learn faster (and better), so does anyone have any recommendations of places like the resource center where I could put it to use??
by laurel
Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: dreams...
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

I suppose it could be meditation. What I mean is if you concentrate on something, like time, the entire day by looking at a clock consistently, you might look at a clock in your dream out of habit but you won't be able to tell what time it is, so you then realize you are actually in a dream-state. Y...
by laurel
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: dreams...
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Has anyone ever tried something where you are aware of your consciousness(that sounds redundant, I know.) all day, enabling you to control your dreams because in them you realize you aren't conscious?
by laurel
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Books - Buy or Borrow?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Is that Godless the one with the water-tower? If so, that book was nonsense.[/i]
by laurel
Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Books - Buy or Borrow?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

currently reading

I'm reading Tolstoy's [What Then Must We Do?]. I love it. It was out of print for a very long time and I heard rumor that it may be back in print. Hope so!