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On We Haven't Really Talked About Jack Layton

@katekari I hear you on that one. I sat shocked at my desk for probably an hour Monday morning. The only thing that made me happy about last election was the surge in NDP support. Here's hoping his party will follow his example. Definitely a life cut too short, I wish I could have seen Jack Layton's view of Canada come to light.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm 0

On Ex-Catholic Schoolgirls, About That Kilt?

Oh, kilts. We were supposed to wear them no higher than six inches above the knee. They didn't really bother you about it unless it was waaaay higher than that though.

We definitely had some pin meanings though! If you wore your pin with the pin facing up, that meant you had a boyfriend. If the pin faced down, you were single. I heard rumours about the number of beads meaning the number of people you had slept with, but I don't think that was actually practised. I wore the pants most of the time anyway.

We also had to tuck in our shirts all the time. Most people tried just rolling them up, which worked for most teachers. There were the special few you would actually tuck your shirt in for before going to their class because they were so crazy about it! I've heard that now they don't even have to tuck them in, so unfair.

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 11:17 am 1

On There Is No Quidditch in the Final Harry Potter Film

@Maria Really?? I thought it was pretty clear that he wasn't, just in love with his mom and had Harry/the wizarding world's best interests at heart. But I guess no input from the books could lead to that conclusion

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 11:56 am 0

On There Is No Quidditch in the Final Harry Potter Film

@Kneetoe Well, the Ender saga is pretty great as well. Plus its sister series focusing on Bean.

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 11:07 am 1

On There Is No Quidditch in the Final Harry Potter Film

@redheadedandcrazy Ah, the Snape part broke my heart a little... Okay, a lot.

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 11:00 am 2

On There Is No Quidditch in the Final Harry Potter Film

There was no Quidditch, but there was a snitch? Half-way there?

It seemed like Harry and Ginny were kind of awkward with each other... Ron and Hermione's kiss was great, but I just didn't feel it with Harry/Ginny.

Also-- did anyone else HATE that they used the original cast members as their 19 years later-selves? I thought it was a terrible way to end an amazing series.

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 10:49 am 1

On Is This a Word for Sweet, Carbonated Beverages Where You Are?

@Paper Table Sure is. For me, a chase doesn't simply apply to beverages though... some creative chase examples include fresh baked bread, hummus, and pickles. Whatever gets the taste out!

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 11:51 am 1

On Is This a Word for Sweet, Carbonated Beverages Where You Are?

@Tiffy Thompson YES breakfast caesars all the way! especially at the cottage. or whenever hungover.

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 11:50 am 0

On Is This a Word for Sweet, Carbonated Beverages Where You Are?

The name I use depends on the purpose! If its not mixing with alcohol, I call it pop. If I am, its ALWAYS mix. And like anothergirlanotherplanet said, that goes for anything mixing with booze.

And I LOVE caesars so very very much mmmmm

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 10:29 am 0

On Ask a Clean Person: Hard-Cleaning a Kitchen, a Very Special Episode

@ditriana and beams! allifer and dinos... thanks! I have been trying various fly-trapping methods but they still seem to be getting the best of me. Unfortunately we have a bunch of wild animals around our place so I'm weary to leave it outside. Inspired by increased cleanliness I just put a trap straight in my compost, hoping it helps. Luckily, I get a fresh start every week as my city collects our compost weekly. I clean it with water/a bit of bleach every 2 weeks usually, but as only one out of four people making an effort it only goes so far!

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm 0