random thought thread

“clown?!”

Since: Mar 08

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#244 Jan 8, 2010
It was a pet. A silly pet, but a member of the family. The wife and I have owned a rabbit since around 2000-01, which has spawned into volunteering with a rabbit rescue group (I laugh, as well).
Her name was Petals/ Petals Petunia/ Pee-pot, I gave her so many over the years. Its silly crying over an animal that is so numerous and considered a pest to most people, but damn it, she was my baby girl.

It's a tough decision to have a pet put down, but it was definitely for the best.

Now I have a wife that's in pieces and another rabbit that searches the house looking for his companion.

Thanks for the concern.

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#245 Jan 9, 2010
Well, it's understandable, LM. A pet is part of the family. My daughter treasures her pet rabbit too. And I know about the wife thing, from experience, each time we've lost a cat. You can make new friends as 007 said, they don't replace the old ones though.

Well, I hope your surviving friends cheer you a bit.

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#246 Jan 9, 2010
lordmagellan wrote:
It was a pet. A silly pet, but a member of the family. The wife and I have owned a rabbit since around 2000-01, which has spawned into volunteering with a rabbit rescue group (I laugh, as well).
Her name was Petals/ Petals Petunia/ Pee-pot, I gave her so many over the years. Its silly crying over an animal that is so numerous and considered a pest to most people, but damn it, she was my baby girl.
It's a tough decision to have a pet put down, but it was definitely for the best.
Now I have a wife that's in pieces and another rabbit that searches the house looking for his companion.
Thanks for the concern.
that does suck, man. I had a pet rabbit once too. 10 years is a good long life for a rabbit. My condolences.

“guess who Lois?”

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#247 Jan 9, 2010
lordmagellan wrote:
It was a pet. A silly pet, but a member of the family. The wife and I have owned a rabbit since around 2000-01, which has spawned into volunteering with a rabbit rescue group (I laugh, as well).
Her name was Petals/ Petals Petunia/ Pee-pot, I gave her so many over the years. Its silly crying over an animal that is so numerous and considered a pest to most people, but damn it, she was my baby girl.
It's a tough decision to have a pet put down, but it was definitely for the best.
Now I have a wife that's in pieces and another rabbit that searches the house looking for his companion.
Thanks for the concern.
my daughter's cried when one of their pet Gerbils passed away last week ... we were afraid her sister would follow soon after .. she looked so forlorn sitting in the spot where her deceased sister had lain ...

BUt now she seems just find on her own .. my daughters are happy about that.

“clown?!”

Since: Mar 08

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#248 Jan 16, 2010
Holy crap, this curry's hot!!
I sweating despite the cold! I love it!

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#249 Jan 16, 2010
lordmagellan wrote:
Holy crap, this curry's hot!!
I sweating despite the cold! I love it!
I'm with you, on loving it! We just had a Rendang. Delicious!

Since: Feb 09

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#250 Feb 14, 2010
-David wrote:
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I'm with you, on loving it! We just had a Rendang. Delicious!
Hi David! What's a "Rendang?"

“I'm just part of the problem!”

Since: Dec 07

Melbourne, Australia

#251 Feb 15, 2010
skybobbie wrote:
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Hi David! What's a "Rendang?"
Hi Bobbie!

It's an Indonesian curry-like concoction made with beef, and slow cooked (in coconut and spices) until nearly all the liquid is gone, so the flavours are really concentrated.

In the part of the world we're in, we have Asian influence in our food (not referring to deep fried Chinese either!). Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai are my favourites - the southern Asian cuisines use lots of fresh condiments which we pound into a paste, for some great fresh flavours, rather than dried spices. There's a mix of Asian-Australian in my house which I call David-style, lol!

Hope you're well, and I hope old friends have found you :)

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#252 Feb 15, 2010
-David wrote:
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Hi Bobbie!
It's an Indonesian curry-like concoction made with beef, and slow cooked (in coconut and spices) until nearly all the liquid is gone, so the flavours are really concentrated.
In the part of the world we're in, we have Asian influence in our food (not referring to deep fried Chinese either!). Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai are my favourites - the southern Asian cuisines use lots of fresh condiments which we pound into a paste, for some great fresh flavours, rather than dried spices. There's a mix of Asian-Australian in my house which I call David-style, lol!
Hope you're well, and I hope old friends have found you :)
Thanks for the info! Sounds tasty.(And I'm satisfied with just a roast beef sandwich!) All is well here too. Have a good one! Eat hardy!

“guess who Lois?”

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#253 Feb 15, 2010
Random thot fer da day ....

I might have discovered the answer to weight losss ... the high stress diet!

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#254 Feb 16, 2010
franko wrote:
Random thot fer da day ....
I might have discovered the answer to weight losss ... the high stress diet!
Ha! I don't think so...when I'm stressed I seem to drink more beer! Keep working on it! LOL!

“guess who Lois?”

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#255 Feb 17, 2010
skybobbie wrote:
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Ha! I don't think so...when I'm stressed I seem to drink more beer! Keep working on it! LOL!
I only drink when I am out with freinds or at a party ... so that is pretty rarely.

It just seems, every time I go through a patch of being busy and stressed, I lose about 5 pounds in 2 weeks.
Allan

Montréal, Canada

#256 Feb 17, 2010
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I only drink when I am out with freinds or at a party ... so that is pretty rarely.
It just seems, every time I go through a patch of being busy and stressed, I lose about 5 pounds in 2 weeks.
Over-eating comfort foods as a result of stress can lead to over-weight but it is more usual for adrenaline to increase metabolism in preparation for stress, which also can also mean a reduction in food intake and fluid (a dry mouth), as when in a stress situation we do not want to fight or flight on a full stomach !!! LOL

Often a contributing factor to weight loss today is the appetite suppression qualities of coffee and tobacco products, the Super-Model diet, the consumption of which often increases in coping with stress, compounding other stress symptoms, sometimes with the associated contraindications of both coffee and tobacco.

It seems strange that coffee would be taken as a result of stress, given that it boosts the metabolism but it is taken as a substitute to water and food and to boost the body when the adrenaline level drops, to perk you up. Students at exam time may feel overstressed and fatigued and will take coffee or other stimulants to boost dropping adrenaline levels.

Tobacco is known for its calming properties and papers have shown that in war
the combination of tobacco and coffee are a winning combination for hard pressed, stressed and tired soldiers. You never see an obese soldier in war!!!

Cold is a contributor to stress, even being inside by a warm fire, with a comfortable glass of your preferred beverage in your hand, your body still seems aware of the cold outside!!! One indication being more frequent visits to the toilet!!! LOL

The stress process is a very interesting subject. I part researched a paper a many years ago. It is a mechanism that we all need to just get out of bed in the morning, that mostly we are not aware of. People only talk of stress when physical and mental symptoms manifest, yet it is there all the time!!!! Indeed the constant loading of stress can have its own issues. We are not designed for long periods of stress and if our adrenal glands pump out too much adrenaline for to long can lead to Adrenal Fatigue syndrome. Studies indicate that taking coffee can increase the rate that adrenaline is produced.

I never had children but I can understand the stress's involved!!!!
Allans Amputated Leg

Australia

#257 Feb 17, 2010
Oh shut the f*ck up you middle aged one legged alter-boy humper.

“guess who Lois?”

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#258 Feb 17, 2010
Allan wrote:
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Over-eating comfort foods as a result of stress can lead to over-weight but it is more usual for adrenaline to increase metabolism in preparation for stress, which also can also mean a reduction in food intake and fluid (a dry mouth), as when in a stress situation we do not want to fight or flight on a full stomach !!! LOL
Often a contributing factor to weight loss today is the appetite suppression qualities of coffee and tobacco products, the Super-Model diet, the consumption of which often increases in coping with stress, compounding other stress symptoms, sometimes with the associated contraindications of both coffee and tobacco.
It seems strange that coffee would be taken as a result of stress, given that it boosts the metabolism but it is taken as a substitute to water and food and to boost the body when the adrenaline level drops, to perk you up. Students at exam time may feel overstressed and fatigued and will take coffee or other stimulants to boost dropping adrenaline levels.
Tobacco is known for its calming properties and papers have shown that in war
the combination of tobacco and coffee are a winning combination for hard pressed, stressed and tired soldiers. You never see an obese soldier in war!!!
Cold is a contributor to stress, even being inside by a warm fire, with a comfortable glass of your preferred beverage in your hand, your body still seems aware of the cold outside!!! One indication being more frequent visits to the toilet!!! LOL
The stress process is a very interesting subject. I part researched a paper a many years ago. It is a mechanism that we all need to just get out of bed in the morning, that mostly we are not aware of. People only talk of stress when physical and mental symptoms manifest, yet it is there all the time!!!! Indeed the constant loading of stress can have its own issues. We are not designed for long periods of stress and if our adrenal glands pump out too much adrenaline for to long can lead to Adrenal Fatigue syndrome. Studies indicate that taking coffee can increase the rate that adrenaline is produced.
I never had children but I can understand the stress's involved!!!!
I enjoyed your little run down on human physiology.

HOwever, soldiers are not obese becasue they are trained like crazy in boot camp. Isn't there some maximum weight limit when they take soldiers in???

Since: Oct 07

Calgary, Canada

#259 Feb 17, 2010
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I only drink when I am out with freinds or at a party ... so that is pretty rarely.
It just seems, every time I go through a patch of being busy and stressed, I lose about 5 pounds in 2 weeks.
I wish! At the end of a stressful work week everyone makes a comment about cracking a beer or having a glass of wine. I usually exit saying "have a good weekend, I am off to do some emotional eating"!

:)

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#260 Feb 17, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I wish! At the end of a stressful work week everyone makes a comment about cracking a beer or having a glass of wine. I usually exit saying "have a good weekend, I am off to do some emotional eating"!
:)
chocolate and such?

“clown?!”

Since: Mar 08

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#261 Feb 17, 2010
genevieve wrote:
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I wish! At the end of a stressful work week everyone makes a comment about cracking a beer or having a glass of wine. I usually exit saying "have a good weekend, I am off to do some emotional eating"!
:)
Week?! That beer is a daily thing!

“Where is Cookeville?”

Since: Dec 07

Cookeville

#262 Feb 18, 2010
lordmagellan wrote:
<quoted text>Week?! That beer is a daily thing!
hear hear!

“Back in the saddle.”

Since: Feb 08

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#263 Feb 22, 2010
The figure skating dance competition has got to be the most graceful of all sports in the olympics, I'm really impressed. (oh, and the ladies aren't so bad either :P )

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