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  • Also, something that might interest you, fungi are more closely related to animals than plants.
    That doesn't surprise me really, my second husband was thought by many to be a funguy.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

    B*tch-lite

    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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    • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      that's interesting. . . those are tops on my list and i love fruit too (oranges, apples, pears, grapes, etc -- just fruit. i could be a fruitarian if it were healthy!).
      Now when Derp keeps telling me to eat more fruit I can point to all the ones I already eat.

      Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
      I always get enthusiastic with my duck.
      I have to be careful to maintain some decorum if I'm in a restaurant and order it...

      First he was shocked that an "american" (meaning white girl I assume) ordered the goat, then he was impressed that I actually really ATE it like I meant it.
      I was up to my elbows in it last night, literally. And you should always eat it like you mean it.

      Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      i love those kinds of connections on the road. it's such a beautiful experience. a spice of life. trail magic.
      Indeed. I have found many wonderful people that way along the road. I'm getting antsy to get out and do another road trip. Just waiting for the check from my house to hit the bank account.

      Originally posted by Quies View Post
      Technically the part of the coconut that we eat is the endosperm, so you are actually eating the seed of a coconut. The fruit is everything outside of the shell, which isn't very edible. However, I believe that coconuts and macadamias tend to be less harsh than other seeds because they (a) are tropical or sub tropical plants that do not need a chemical dormancy to ensure they germinate at the right time and (b) have physical protection for the seeds that minimizes the threat of predation.

      Also, something that might interest you, fungi are more closely related to animals than plants.
      I did not know that about coconuts but I did know that about fungi. I have been eating lots of mushrooms lately. A bunch of mushrooms stewed just seem to make any meat meatier.

      Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
      That doesn't surprise me really, my second husband was thought by many to be a funguy.
      Groooooaaaaan.

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      • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
        That doesn't surprise me really, my second husband was thought by many to be a funguy.
        He must have grown on you.....

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        • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
          He must have grown on you.....
          Okay, that was a real groaner for sure.
          Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • It's not funny unless it hurts. That's not a direct quote from Heinlein, but he sort of makes that point when Michael (Valentine Michael Smith) starts laughing when the monkey hits the other monkey.

            I'm assuming that groaning is a sign of pain.
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

            B*tch-lite

            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
              He must have grown on you.....
              Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
              Okay, that was a real groaner for sure.
              You guuuuyyyyyyyssssss!!!!!!

              Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
              It's not funny unless it hurts. That's not a direct quote from Heinlein, but he sort of makes that point when Michael (Valentine Michael Smith) starts laughing when the monkey hits the other monkey.

              I'm assuming that groaning is a sign of pain.
              Yes, it's painful. Now stop already!

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              • I went with my BFF to pick out new granite for the kitchen counter tops she is having redone. I don't think she really wanted my advice as much as she wanted to introduce me to her contractor who is a very nice and attractive and newly divorced man.

                Hmmm. Not sure what to do about that.

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                • it was nice of her to think of you, i suppose.

                  i'm trying (again) to convince my sister not to circumcise her son. she keeps telling me that she's "fully educated" on the issue. but that doesn't make sense because basically anyone "fully educated" on the issue is strongly against male infant circumcision *unless* they feel religiously compelled.

                  since there's no religious compulsion (she's catholic; there's no requirement), there's no health reason, and the only remaining reason is cosmetic and causes many a health problem.

                  it's annoying. i was really hoping she'd have a girl. :P

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                  • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                    it was nice of her to think of you, i suppose.

                    i'm trying (again) to convince my sister not to circumcise her son. she keeps telling me that she's "fully educated" on the issue. but that doesn't make sense because basically anyone "fully educated" on the issue is strongly against male infant circumcision *unless* they feel religiously compelled.

                    since there's no religious compulsion (she's catholic; there's no requirement), there's no health reason, and the only remaining reason is cosmetic and causes many a health problem.

                    it's annoying. i was really hoping she'd have a girl. :P
                    That poor kid. I have a friend who just had a baby about two months ago - I tried to get her info about the benefits of not circumcising, along with all the drawbacks to getting it done. She wouldn't do it for religious purposes either, just said it 'looks cleaner' and uncut penii are 'gross'. Your kid's sexual satisfaction as an adult doesn't mean anything, I guess. I didn't get either of my kids circumcised - it was one of the few things their dad and totally agreed on. Funny thing was my mom, having never broached the subject while I was pregnant, asked if I had circumcised the kids. I said no and she says "good, your brother wasn't. And your dad wasn't either." I'm not squeamish at all, but TMI, mom! Or bring it up while I'm pregnant, lol.

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                    • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post

                      Yes, it's painful. Now stop already!
                      Do you remember your safe word? LMAO
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                      • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                        it was nice of her to think of you, i suppose.

                        i'm trying (again) to convince my sister not to circumcise her son. she keeps telling me that she's "fully educated" on the issue. but that doesn't make sense because basically anyone "fully educated" on the issue is strongly against male infant circumcision *unless* they feel religiously compelled.

                        since there's no religious compulsion (she's catholic; there's no requirement), there's no health reason, and the only remaining reason is cosmetic and causes many a health problem.

                        it's annoying. i was really hoping she'd have a girl. :P
                        Oh, yikes. That is a tough subject to change somebody's mind about.

                        Originally posted by Zanna View Post
                        That poor kid. I have a friend who just had a baby about two months ago - I tried to get her info about the benefits of not circumcising, along with all the drawbacks to getting it done. She wouldn't do it for religious purposes either, just said it 'looks cleaner' and uncut penii are 'gross'. Your kid's sexual satisfaction as an adult doesn't mean anything, I guess. I didn't get either of my kids circumcised - it was one of the few things their dad and totally agreed on. Funny thing was my mom, having never broached the subject while I was pregnant, asked if I had circumcised the kids. I said no and she says "good, your brother wasn't. And your dad wasn't either." I'm not squeamish at all, but TMI, mom! Or bring it up while I'm pregnant, lol.
                        I guess some parents are just thinking about the need to wash properly "down there" on the kid when he's a baby and not thinking ahead to the time when he will have a sex life. Maybe they just see it as easier. I think there is also a certain degree of conformity involved. Monkey see monkey do. Being different takes more cojones.

                        Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                        Do you remember your safe word? LMAO
                        Ummmmm, Pineapple?

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                        • thing is, there's no difference between washing an intact penis and a finger. it's a myth that there's a 'special' method for cleaning it. you don't retract the foreskin, you don't pull it back, you don't do anything. there's truly *nothing* to be done.

                          what is difficult is caring for what is effectively a surgical wound on a newborn penis that is kept in a diaper (which has a ton of issues). people don't realize how difficult this is -- the risk of infection, the risk of injury -- including loss of the whole penis -- plus also the risk of death for the procedure to begin with. . . it's just tragic.

                          but, yes, it's incredibly hard to change a person's mind about it. and you are right, people aren't thinking long term. they just either A. do it because that's "just what's done" or B. "it's cleaner"/"looks like daddy"/"is easier." Nothing about long term health and well being. Nothing about not needlessly *cutting a baby.*

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                          • Also... the majority of above is SUCH an "American" attitude...
                            It's like, how in the seven hells do you think the rest of the males on the earth do just fine with that odd, less easy, unclean penis if it's just you silly ninnies here that are actually the minorities who cut it for no reason at all.
                            And that "it'll look different" thing doesn't fly anymore. There are always some boys anywhere you go who are intact in the locker room. It doesn't matter at all. At least that's what my son said.


                            I was totally bullied by my family for not circumcising my son 20 years ago.
                            I pretty much told them "too bad".
                            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                            • I got invited to a circumcision ritual by a good friend who is Jewish (it was her grandson getting snipped). I told her that I was really sorry and didn't want to insult her religion or culture or anything but that I saw this as child abuse and I couldn't, in good conscience, stand there and watch it happen.

                              At least if someone genuinely believes that God wants us to cut off sensitive bits of the human anatomy, they have some excuse. The people who just do it because "That's how you're supposed to do it, right?" and never even think for themselves, those people bug me.

                              It also bugs me that people could invent religions that sanctify genital mutilation. (Yeah, I'm an atheist) I mean how could anyone in their right mind believe that God would want children to be mutilated? The mind boggles.

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                              • This is the one issue that my hubby and I majorly disagree on in regards to children. He and his mother, who is a nurse, insist that it's healthier and cleaner. Urgh.
                                Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                                If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                                Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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