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Offline AvecPommesFrites

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4100 on: September 28, 2017, 11:50:19 AM »
Should I take a sleeping bag for immigration at the airport?
Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4101 on: September 28, 2017, 02:51:33 PM »
I should go running, but I feel like sitting around playing WoW for hours on end instead. Is it lazy if I adjust my calorie intake so I don't have to exercise?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4102 on: September 28, 2017, 03:00:22 PM »
I should go running, but I feel like sitting around playing WoW for hours on end instead. Is it lazy if I adjust my calorie intake so I don't have to exercise?

The logic is sound, but...

When I decide to just be lazy and eat nothing cause 'it'll balance out' it always backfires and I end up starving at like 11:30pm and proceed to eat too muchdelicious junk. I am weak.

Be careful  :police:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4103 on: September 28, 2017, 03:02:28 PM »
I should go running, but I feel like sitting around playing WoW for hours on end instead. Is it lazy if I adjust my calorie intake so I don't have to exercise?

The logic is sound, but...

When I decide to just be lazy and eat nothing cause 'it'll balance out' it always backfires and I end up starving at like 11:30pm and proceed to eat too muchdelicious junk. I am weak.

Be careful  :police:

Fortunately, I don't have that problem as I don't keep junk food at home and am entirely too lazy to get dressed to walk to a convenience store.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4104 on: September 28, 2017, 03:06:33 PM »
I should go running, but I feel like sitting around playing WoW for hours on end instead. Is it lazy if I adjust my calorie intake so I don't have to exercise?
Man, I have the exact opposite problem: I can't adjust my intake (I still eat like a teenager) so I spend way too much time running. Thank jeebus that I have the metabolism of a toaster oven!
Burn calories burn!


Fortunately, I don't have that problem as I don't keep junk food at home and am entirely too lazy to get dressed to walk to a convenience store.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4105 on: September 28, 2017, 03:06:53 PM »


Fortunately, I don't have that problem as I don't keep junk food at home and am entirely too lazy to get dressed to walk to a convenience store.

In that case you could just never run or eat ever again. Win-win. Lazy and healthy not fat. It's the perfect solution! I don't foresee any problems.  :smiley:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4106 on: September 28, 2017, 03:08:42 PM »
I should go running, but I feel like sitting around playing WoW for hours on end instead. Is it lazy if I adjust my calorie intake so I don't have to exercise?
Man, I have the exact opposite problem: I can't adjust my intake (I still eat like a teenager) so I spend way too much time running. Thank jeebus that I have the metabolism of a toaster oven!
Burn calories burn!  :evil:

My metabolism is sloooow. I'm on a diet and can eat around 1000 calories a day. It's really not bad once you get used to it. I'm often hungry, but I don't feel nearly as desperate as I did in the beginning days.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4107 on: September 28, 2017, 03:11:20 PM »


Fortunately, I don't have that problem as I don't keep junk food at home and am entirely too lazy to get dressed to walk to a convenience store.

In that case you could just never run or eat ever again. Win-win. Lazy and healthy not fat. It's the perfect solution! I don't foresee any problems.  :smiley:

Haha. I've just been trying to drop weight quickly. 1 kg a week, if I can. My diet alone works, but I just know I'm gonna get a little out of control when I go back home...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4108 on: September 28, 2017, 03:17:24 PM »


Fortunately, I don't have that problem as I don't keep junk food at home and am entirely too lazy to get dressed to walk to a convenience store.

In that case you could just never run or eat ever again. Win-win. Lazy and healthy not fat. It's the perfect solution! I don't foresee any problems.  :smiley:

Haha. I've just been trying to drop weight quickly. 1 kg a week, if I can. My diet alone works, but I just know I'm gonna get a little out of control when I go back home...

I hear ya. I always like to look skinny and sexy happy and healthy when I visit  friends and family. Good luck!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4109 on: September 28, 2017, 05:31:53 PM »
I (briefly) dated a girl who told me that survived on "Scotch mints and tea."

It was really three items, "Scotch, mints, and tea."

She was far from healthy.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4110 on: September 28, 2017, 07:17:45 PM »
I (briefly) dated a girl who told me that survived on "Scotch mints and tea."

It was really three items, "Scotch, mints, and tea."

She was far from healthy.


Apparently there's a new class of eating disorder based on revulsion to certain/most textures.  Notable cases include a woman who eats nothing but crisps and another who eats only ramen

I don't understand it at all.  It's completely mental. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4111 on: September 28, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »
I (briefly) dated a girl who told me that survived on "Scotch mints and tea."

It was really three items, "Scotch, mints, and tea."

She was far from healthy.


Apparently there's a new class of eating disorder based on revulsion to certain/most textures.  Notable cases include a woman who eats nothing but crisps and another who eats only ramen

I don't understand it at all.  It's completely mental.
I once taught at a preschool, and I remember a girl who could not eat pears.  The texture would make her gag.  She was fine with apples and other fruits.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4112 on: September 29, 2017, 07:47:38 AM »
I (briefly) dated a girl who told me that survived on "Scotch mints and tea."

It was really three items, "Scotch, mints, and tea."

She was far from healthy.


Apparently there's a new class of eating disorder based on revulsion to certain/most textures.  Notable cases include a woman who eats nothing but crisps and another who eats only ramen

I don't understand it at all.  It's completely mental.
I had a friend who for years would only eat fries (not crispy tho, god forbid one be cooked properly instead of slightly warmed and soggy from freezer ice), lemons, and white rice.

She ended up with a lot of health problems cuz her parents let her have that diet for years. She'd throw a tantrum if they tried to give her anything different and finally looked for medical help when she was 17. She's on a buttload of supplements now but they're just to help slow down her body from shutting down. She has all kinds of braces so she doesn't break bones because they're super weak, she went deaf at 24, and she's got a lot of internal damage. Yet she still refuses to eat properly.

It sucks that those disorders exist but they can get super extreme.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4113 on: September 29, 2017, 07:52:35 AM »
I (briefly) dated a girl who told me that survived on "Scotch mints and tea."

It was really three items, "Scotch, mints, and tea."

She was far from healthy.


Apparently there's a new class of eating disorder based on revulsion to certain/most textures.  Notable cases include a woman who eats nothing but crisps and another who eats only ramen

I don't understand it at all.  It's completely mental.
I once taught at a preschool, and I remember a girl who could not eat pears.  The texture would make her gag.  She was fine with apples and other fruits.

I have this issue with pears so I only eat them when they are still crunchy/not ripe. I also peel the skin off of peaches because for some reason the texture makes my teeth feel the same as hearing nails down a chalkboard.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4114 on: September 29, 2017, 07:59:01 AM »
I (briefly) dated a girl who told me that survived on "Scotch mints and tea."

It was really three items, "Scotch, mints, and tea."

She was far from healthy.


Apparently there's a new class of eating disorder based on revulsion to certain/most textures.  Notable cases include a woman who eats nothing but crisps and another who eats only ramen

I don't understand it at all.  It's completely mental.

I must have a low-key version of that or something. Most of my food aversions are 100% texture based, very rarely do I avoid something because of the flavor. I'm not super extreme about it like the examples you gave, but I've definitely always avoided some things for textural reasons.

I think the only real flavor aversion I is have coffee. Not just the drink, but the flavor wheen used in pretty much anything. Boxes of mixed chocolates are like Russian roulette for my tongue.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4115 on: September 29, 2017, 08:07:50 AM »
I think the only real flavor aversion I have coffee. Not just the drink, but the flavor wheen used in pretty much anything. Boxes of mixed chocolates are like Russian roulette for my tongue.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4116 on: September 29, 2017, 08:34:25 AM »
Talking about pointless...I'm at a loss to find a good reason why we must come and sit at a desk for 7hrs when there is absolutely nothing to do here. Certainly, I feel I could be much more productive spending money out in the community or getting herculean amounts of sleep  . I'm not griping, just not sure what it boils down to? A test of stamina?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4117 on: September 29, 2017, 08:43:11 AM »
I've tried to use my time to work on future lessons/materials.

It's basically boiled down to me watching a movie while doing squats and lunges. I'm also thinking about stacking the chairs in my classroom into a pyramid because I have one class today and they need to earn that freetime.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4118 on: September 29, 2017, 08:55:16 AM »
Now that you mention it, Korean English education is circling my brain.

Test time is coming in middle schools, and my co-workers are bringing me their questions to check them over for trouble.

The questions are awful.

They expect students to notice tiny, nitpicky grammar details in sentences that are already grammatically incorrect in far more obvious ways. On top of that, many of the questions are so ambiguous, I can't understand them until they explain that "that" is a conjunction in this sentence, and a relative pronoun in these other sentences, therefore that one is different and the correct answer!

Never mind that these students can barely write a coherent paragraph, they're supposed to be able to discern between a digression and a paranthetical statement. They're dismantling a concrete wall with a scalpel and tweezers instead of a sledgehammer.

It is literally the most inefficient method of learning a language I can imagine short of reading a dictionary.

It's true...I was asked to proof read some (of the worst) questions I've ever seen recently. Trying to clarify their meaning was like trying to undo a knotted ball of elastic, whilst blindfolded, wearing mittens. The funny thing was that after finally cobbling together some kind of meaning the teacher seemed to take offense at the advice - that they had come to me for! I had to chuckle at the confusion the poor test sitters are going to have. #counterproductive ~~

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4119 on: September 29, 2017, 08:58:13 AM »
I've tried to use my time to work on future lessons/materials.

It's basically boiled down to me watching a movie while doing squats and lunges. I'm also thinking about stacking the chairs in my classroom into a pyramid because I have one class today and they need to earn that freetime.

I do jumping jacks. Today's goal is 500. Already got 100 done!  :azn:

Talking about pointless...I'm at a loss to find a good reason why we must come and sit at a desk for 7hrs when there is absolutely nothing to do here.

Yeah... it's pointless. I get it. And sure I'd rather be out doing other stuff, but I try to think that it's pretty cool that we have jobs that pay us to do nothing. Most jobs you have to work to get paid. Everyday! So, yeah. Deskwarming can be tedious. But we can be productive if we want. Or not. It's up to you  :smiley:

We've all got computers and the internet right? How bad can it be?