April 8th, 2013

Cooking With Guinness Stout

Did a slow-cooker corned beef with potatoes and carrots in Guinness a couple weeks ago, but it doesn't seem to me that it improved the taste or texture or anything - no bitterness or anything Guinness-y after 8 hours.

So any TQCer have good recipes for Guinness? Still have 5 bottles left.
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why is my cat suddenly obsessed with the closet? she meows at it, jumps up onto the shelves, knocks things over and tries to pull things down. she's never cared about it up until a few weeks ago.

also, why is she suddenly obsessed with getting into the highest places possible? she jumped up onto the fridge and the top of the cupboards last night. do cats get spring fever?
Caffeine's love

Spring

Everyone around me seems excited that the weather is getting warmer and spring has finally arrived. But because its the beginning of spring and things have started to grow, my allergies are starting up... So I must admit spring hasn't exactly been a season I've been looking forward to at least for the past few years.

Do you like spring, happy hat winter is over? Why or why not ?

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Conan & his Amazing Friends

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Who would win in a fight?

Simon Cowel, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Steve Tyler
26(36.6%)
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Ceelo, Christian Aguilera
45(63.4%)

Who would win in a fight?

Beatrice Kiddo/the Bride (Kill Bill)
18(25.7%)
Wolverine
52(74.3%)

Who would win in a fight?

Leatherface, Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees
27(37.5%)
Batman, Jason Bourne
45(62.5%)

Who would win in a fight?

Ted Nugent, without weapons, and Bill O'Reilly
9(12.3%)
Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher
64(87.7%)

Who would win in a fight?

Amanda Bynes
35(50.7%)
Lindsay Lohan
34(49.3%)

Who would win in a fight?

A mob of Justin Bieber fans
24(33.3%)
A mob of Twilight fans
48(66.7%)

Who would win in a fight?

Superman
45(61.6%)
The Hulk
28(38.4%)
chloe

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Do you have any scars? How did you get them?

I have a scar on my stomach right now from a burn I got while at work (I was dumping a reeeally big pot of boiling water, pot hit the edge of the sink and water splashed down my shirt, oww).  It's not a very big or dark scar but it's definitely something I'd like to get rid of.  I browsed some scar removal products on Amazon and ended up ordering a tube of Mederma.  I used it for about a week but started getting a rash all over my stomach, so I stopped.  Can anyone recommend a different product they've used that's worked for them? 
stretch

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What are the scariest or most unsettling books you've ever read?
How about the saddest or most depressing?

Feel free to mention short stories, poems, etc as well as books.
Feynman

Beaches

My wife and I live in the Seattle area, and we're thinking of taking a trip during the first week of October, and we're looking for someplace to go for "beach" and "warm."

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Hawaii is an obvious choice, and I would choose Kona, since we haven't been there yet.

Mexico or the Caribbean are other obvious choices. Zihuatanejo comes to mind, but we don't know what other places are like.

Got any suggestions?

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TQC, besides thrift shops and H&M, what are some other places on might find affordable interview type clothes? plus size if they carry petite size pants...

Bonus question: if anyone has time to kill/likes this kinda thing - want to post pictures of clothes/outfits that you think would be nice/appropriate to wear to interviews at non-profit/think tank type places? Need to fully cover my arms and legs. (I suck at dressing myself like an adult...)

Cal-i-for-ni-a

Heyy. So me and my husband are going to head to San Diego here in about 3 weeks for a vacation, and I just wanted to know...           What is a must when I'm there? Can you suggest good places to eat? Are there any weird tourist attractions? Do you have any warning? Should I know certain things there as a tourist? ETC...


Srs/non-srs
I live in the desert btw. I have no idea what pacific coast weather is like lol
last unicorn

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What was your last nostalgic moment about?

Thanks to the post about unsettling/scary books a few posts down, I just bought myself a copy of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on Ebay, after spending 20 minutes googling Stephen Gammell's artwork :)

I used to terrify myself reading that book when I was a kid, always late at night when everyone else was asleep and the house was dark and silent (I had a flare for the dramatic lol). It was deliciously thrilling.
Tom Hiddleston

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I'm sure many of us find certain people attractive even though they're not conventionally attractive.

So who do you think is extremely attractive even though the mainstream doesn't think so?

For me it's Cillian Murphy, Tilda Swinton and Lukas Haas. I find them so attractive unf.

I've also read that some people don't find Tom Hiddleston conventionally attractive so maybe him too.

Bonus mentions: Matt Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Stewart. I find these people good looking too.