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Category: music

09/11/11 06:15- ID#55143

Rubinstein interprets Chopin


There is some indescribably exquisite melancholy about the slower version of Chopin's Waltz in B minor, Opus 69. Evenings are calmer with Rubenstein's interpretation of Chopin.

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I want to learn the piano someday. And when I do, I want to learn all my favourites among his nocturnes and waltzes till I can play them with eyes closed. Someday. Certainly.
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Category: the odes

09/11/11 03:59- ID#55141

Crossing over.

They chose perfectly.
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I wish they didn't give him the corny helmet in the end though. He has way too gorgeous hair.

LOL: They really do make a lovely pair. :)
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Category: buffalo

09/10/11 11:39- ID#55136

Sunlight Simulation

Does anyone have a sunlight simulation lamp they like? Are they worth getting? I think I work better in sunlight and often have horrible panic attacks when its cloudy and gloomy outside. My sleep patterns are really messed up and I often can't sleep at all. Yellow light at night is starting to make me panicky as well.

I have been seriously considering lighting up my place with balanced full spectrum light. I want to see if moving away from the yellow spectrum will change anything. A couple years back, I bought white CFLs. Unfortunately, instead of 5500K (the spectra of sunlight), I bought something in the 4000x range. As a result, they are too bluish.

I don't want halogen lamps. I looked at sunlight simulation lamps by some company called Verilux but a ton of customers on Amazon have remarked on how quickly these lights break. So does anyone have any full spectrum lamps they can recommend?
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Category: buffalo

09/10/11 11:13- ID#55135

Dusk.

I came out of work to a spectacular dusk.

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Category: the odes

09/10/11 11:06- ID#55134

Google Voice transcribes Paul

9/7/11 7:51 PM 3 days ago

But lately, bye bye, could you transfer a investment hey cooking application you What, what's up. All the maybe we can connect spring way, it's just me. West. You are special expense. Morganson Later. Bye, the If I can drop it off the roof there's like a whole. Maybe the whole flat you can. Bye bye hey okay. Hello, bye Yeah, P to say, you can give me a call. Bye. Hey, evening, yeah dear. You will. Hello. Hey man. Later, just, Subject, I gonna close the alright. I didn't. Hey there the Victor, but no later. It's 4 What, right. Bye. Yeah, Hello Hello Bill, hey. Well, alright, or are available, okay right hello, hey.



And all this took 3 minutes to say.

What I really want to know is who are Morganson and Victor... and Bill??
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Category: eating in

09/04/11 08:17- ID#55094

The Pear Wars.

(e:Paul) challenged me to a pear war with the warrior ants and the swarm of bees in (e:PMT)'s garden. It was not a pretty sight.
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There were fallen pears all over the place being viciously attacked by HUGE crazy ants, bees that possibly had a nasty sting and quite horrendous-looking fat blackish worms that looked as if they had crept slowly out of the scarier zombie movie scene. I think I accidentally brushed my hand on one. UGH. Maybe I should consider amputating it now.
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For a while I debated kicking the bee-infested pears around to dislodge and rescue the pears but I was really worried about painful repercussions. Wisdom prevailed and I left them alone. But I did blow the ants off many a fallen fruit and got quite a haul of awesome pears.
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(e:matthew) walked in on my grand-bug-war-for-pear-rescue halfway through and threw in some tomatoes into the mix. I know I am totally overdosing on tomatoes today but these mini ones were TOO delicious not to eat as soon as I got back! Thanks so much, (e:matthew)!
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And now the quintessential dilemma. What does one do with 20kg of pears?
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I am thinking slow roasted red pepper/tomato-pear-basil-soup spiked with red chillies and garlic...
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Category: eating in

09/04/11 07:25- ID#55092

Tomatoes!!

I realized that I had far too many tomatoes on my table to make it fungus-free through the week and hit upon a really easy way to use them up.

Free-spirited roasting:
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Followed by a rough chop and toss with lentils, garlic, kale, basil, red peppers and buckwheat high fibre spaghetti.
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Simply delicious!
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Category: chemicals

09/04/11 07:11- ID#55091

Shower soap

Hmm. more chemicals that I don't know about in my shower soap:

  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Polyquarternium-7
  • Glycol Stearate
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Hydroxypropyl
  • Methylcellulose
  • Sodium PCA
  • tetrasodium edta ( this is a chelating agent, it prevents blood from clotting. I guess it must be preventing clumping here. but what effect does it have on the skin? how potent is this?)
  • triethanolamine
  • methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • methylisothiazolinone

Probably okay
  • Water (Well of course)
  • Sodium Chloride (ditto for this)
  • Butyrospermium Parkii (Shea Butter)
  • Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5)
  • fragrance
  • citric acid

The list is the scariest because I really have no idea about some of these.

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Category: chemicals

09/04/11 06:55- ID#55090

Palmolive dish washing liquid

The label is not on the bottle of dishwashing fluid so I had to look this one up on the Colgate website

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  • Water: Consistency
  • Ammonium C12-15 Pareth Sulfate: Cleaning and Foaming Agent
  • SD Alcohol 3-A: Controls Thickness and Clarity
  • Lauramidopropylamine Oxide: Cleaning and Foaming Agent
  • Sodium Chloride: Controls Thickness (okay, this is salt)
  • Magnesium Sulfate: Controls Thickness
  • Fragrance: Pleasant Scent
  • Poloxamer 124: Controls Thickness
  • Pentasodium Pentatate: Maintains Product Stability
  • Preservative: Maintains Product Freshness
  • Sodium Bisulfite: Maintains Product Stability
  • Dyes: Color - yeah, what exactly?


I don't know about many of these chemicals. Their descriptions seem tame enough but who knows what lies beneath. I am somewhat rushed for time to verify each thing on that list. So there it is. I am exposed on a daily basis to these and I actually like washing dishes.
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Category: chemicals

09/04/11 01:09- ID#55088

Italian Raisin Bread

Italian Raisin Bread baked in a brick oven. Distributed by Mastroianni Brothers Bakery Incorporated (518) 355-5310
51 Opus Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12306
  • Potassium Bromate.



Good grief. I am merrily eating this while it has been banned in Sri Lanka and China and has escaped a ban here because of a bureaucratic regulation loophole.

In the United States, it has not been banned. The FDA sanctioned the use of bromate before the Delaney clause of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—which bans potentially carcinogenic substances— went into effect in 1958, so it is more difficult for it to now be banned. Instead, since 1991 the FDA has urged bakers to voluntarily stop using it. In California a warning label is required when bromated flour is used.



I am on the last slice. It's delicious but I am placing a personal kitchen ban effective from the next minute. And I just wrote to the store to consider discontinuing this bread.
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