Hey, I'm not exactly sure what a nutloaf is -maybe there's an American equivalent I might be familiar with? If it's a meatloaf substitute you're in search of, I do have a pretty good "neatloaf" recipe from a Vegan Kids cookbook, and you can use it as leftover for sandwiches.
I'm going to our local vegan fast food place tonight for the Philly "chick'n cheeze-steak" with vegenaise and a side of peanut oil fried fries. Nothing like really greasy, totally overpriced, vegan counter food when you're starving. :)
Yeah baby! I could LIVE on grits (having acquired the taste for them during my 6 years in Atlanta, Georgia). I do remember that in my pre-vegan days, nothing beat a bowl of cheddar cheese grits topped with a fried egg.
These days it's a heap of organic Smart Balance and lots of salt & pepper to compliment my critter-friendly bowl of grits. They still taste fantastic!
When I see this word, I am forced to think of that really stupid song that my children's great-aunt insists on singing to them all the time, about Little Bunny Foo-foo. ...Dear God, why!?!?! Make it stop.
Totally remember this from a Kids In The Hall episode where a flirty businessman (played by Bruce McCullah) introduces himself to a business partner's wife at a company party with, "Heaveno. ...With you, 'hello' just wouldn't be right".
He proceeds to hit on her with equally witty distortions of grammar, as I recall.
I liked the commentary I heard form the head of the ASPCA following the defacing and ripping off of the hands of the friend of the owner of the chimp from the Old Navy commercials. He said that "The owning of chimpanzees as pets is an example of colossal human stupidity".
With all the recent vegan-esque entries, I'm lost as to who else is vegan around here now. Any hints?
Oh yes, and I totally agree with your comment that it's BS when chefs make a big deal over cooking vegan meals. Sometimes I suspect omnivores just feel judged by the very existence of vegans and lash out accordingly, even if unprovoked.
Music with absolutely no spine, no message, no decent rhymes, but that gets stuck in your head (like gum on the bottom of your shoe) until you get an excorcist (in the form of GOOD music) to extract it.
Arcs, where've you been?! Do you happen to have a good nutloaf recipe? I've tried a few I truffled up on the internet and haven't found one that gives me a firm texture, at least firm enough to slice (when cold) for sandwiches, antipasto plates, etc.
Of course we're friends! I even used Dhaero as my nick on some online forum as, mysteriously, it was the only name that came to me at the time :-) Sorry you didn't make the big 10K! I've always appreciated your comments and your visits here on Wordie.
Seems like the private note thing enables you to leave notes on a page that no-one else can see. I've never used it; I'm not here for research so if I make a comment it's for all the world to see. Musical notes? I'll have you know you're asking someone who sings like an old bathtub! I think you're referring to the symbol that appeared in a comment a bit earlier. Well, there are various bits of code that, when entered/pasted in a comment box, will produce a symbol. Such whizzbangery is beyond me. Try the ever-attentive mollusque :-)
I wanted to reiterate that it is good to see you back. Although I took you to task earlier today for your post on the vegetarian page, I respect the passion behind it. Internet posting is a tricky business, and we've all made the occasional posting whose tone we later regret. For example, I think my rebuke to you was unnecessarily sharp. So I'm sorry about that. Wordie is a terrific site, and you are one of the people who helps make it so.
Am posting this here, because I sense that folks on the vegetarian page may prefer to move on.
Anyway, I'm glad you're back, and hope you will be able to hang out more.
(By the way, I totally share your weakness for parentheses; And semicolons, apparently :-> )
He sounds amazing :-) Great idea to teach DSL. I'm doing a lot of work at the moment with Aboriginal children. Most Aboriginal tribes have quite sophisticated signing systems. Generally it's sacred/ceremonial so I'm supposed to pretend I don't see it or understand it. Unless I'm with my own mob, the Dhadiwuy.
Well, I'm a writer and editor - I make program books for a symphony orchestra. And that involves a fair bit of proofreading. It also involves taking on the mantle of resident guru: pronouncing on matters of musical and literary detail. Hence pedantry - of the best kind!
Hi arcadia - just saw your question re the æ ligature now (I've been neglecting my list!)
If you're using a PC, then the easiest method is to hold down the ALT key while typing, using your keypad: 0230 (for lower case æ) 0198 (for upper case Æ) This will work anywhere, including spreadsheets and emails where MS Word shortcuts and insert symbol options don't work. If you have any problems, try toggling the "num lock" key on your keyboard.
If you are using a Mac, then hold down the ALT/OPTION key while typing: ' (i.e. an apostrophe, for lower case æ) SHIFT+' (i.e. the double quote character, for upper case Æ)
On a Mac, you can also set up a Character Palette in your Menu bar (do this in International under System Preferences) which will allow you to insert all kinds of special characters. This isn't as speedy as using the keyboard.
If in Word on either platform you can use the Insert Symbol option. Again, not as fast and limited to Word.
I can't tell you how stupid it feels to have to say that the baby is still unnamed. This is humiliating. So much for deadlines.
We were involved in a car accident on our way home from Christmas vacation, (skidding in the rain; everybody survived) and had to file a report. The insurance company needed the names of all in the vehicle at the time of the crash, so my agent got to file the first report where one of the passengers was nameless.
And, no, the baby doesn't have a birth certificate, social security number, or any of those government issued documents. All of those require a legal name to file.
Since he was born just a day or so after the summer solstice, you could name him Sol (for sun) or Solstice, or keeping with the Greek theme, Helios. A little more traditional, but appropriate given the circumstances of his birth, might be Eugene ("well-born" or "happily born").
I'm not ignoring the post you made on my profile; I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some good names but I'm not as clever as you might think... I'll post here if/when I come up with something usable. ;-)
Nautilus - a genus of sea-creatures; an under-water birth is in some aspect a water creature :-). - nautilus originally referred to a genus known as argonauts, and that name certainly links to great odysseys in my mind. - I like the sound of nautilitus which has echoes of nobility about it. - the (possibly fatal) flaw of this as a name would be the obvious derivation of Naughty as a nickname. I'm sure other wordies will have suggestions, they love a challenge!