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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:08 pm 
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Inspired by a few comments on the other thread, particularly when vampireshark didn't understand the meaning of the term "vent", I've decided to create a happy thread to counterbalance it. So, post things that have made you happy recently!

For me, I graduated the other day with first class honours. 8)

And today I saw two films for free - brilliant offer....


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:56 am 
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It sounds annoying. The only upside is that she seems to be defeating herself each time.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:49 am 
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Mmm, just had an absolutely delicous courgette and mushroom pie. Mushrooms from the wild (my gf assures me they're edible - I shall know by tonight) and an egg from our chicken coop. Maybe, one day, it'll be our courgettes!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:57 am 
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Courgettes, like aubergines, are vegetables that I have never really seen the point of. Not keen on the texture when cooked, and their native flavour is stubbornly indistinct.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:46 pm 
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I've never had courgettes without a bit of flavouring or mixed in with other ingredients. On their own, I can imagine they're not very exciting.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Ew courgettes are vile and I should very much like to stomp on every single courgette plant in existence. If I want tasteless sludgy green gunk in my food I'll leave it in a stagnant pond for a month.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:11 pm 
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Sludgy? They sound overcooked. They're better crisp, or soft but still solid.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:50 pm 
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You guys are crazy. Grilled courgettes and egg plants are amazing, and it's so easy. It really brings out their inner flavor. And then there's stuff like baba ghanoush.

They're definitely prone to overcooking if you prepare them differently though. Or making your dish watery. Best try to extract some of the water with some salt, first, especially with courgettes.

If you ever decide to grow courgettes, though, be prepared for more courgette than you ever thought of consuming in a year.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:23 pm 
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din wrote:
You guys are crazy. Grilled courgettes and egg plants are amazing, and it's so easy. It really brings out their inner flavor. And then there's stuff like baba ghanoush.

They're definitely prone to overcooking if you prepare them differently though. Or making your dish watery. Best try to extract some of the water with some salt, first, especially with courgettes.

If you ever decide to grow courgettes, though, be prepared for more courgette than you ever thought of consuming in a year.

E.g. 1 courgette.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Translation for Americans: courgette = zucchini, aubergine = eggplant

Happy: I'm back home in the States after 15 months abroad. It's weird, but good, to be back


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:50 am 
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Dewrad wrote:
din wrote:
You guys are crazy. Grilled courgettes and egg plants are amazing, and it's so easy. It really brings out their inner flavor. And then there's stuff like baba ghanoush.

They're definitely prone to overcooking if you prepare them differently though. Or making your dish watery. Best try to extract some of the water with some salt, first, especially with courgettes.

If you ever decide to grow courgettes, though, be prepared for more courgette than you ever thought of consuming in a year.

E.g. 1 courgette.


In that case, change year to decade. Eggplants are great in Indian food, too, by the way. They absorb all the flavor (and oil, and therefore flavor...).

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Translation for Americans: courgette = zucchini, aubergine = eggplant


I went for a happy, confused, intercontinental mix. I sometimes forget which one's which, living in a French-speaking area and the French terms also being acceptable in English.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:22 am 
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Stuffed marrow is nice.

Marrow is just a big courgette. A courgette is a little marrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:07 am 
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Rui wrote:
Translation for Americans: courgette = zucchini, aubergine = eggplant

Happy: I'm back home in the States after 15 months abroad. It's weird, but good, to be back

xD I needed that, thanks.

yay back home.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:52 am 
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Courgettes/zucchini and aubergines/eggplant are delicious when done right. When done wrong, they can be horrible. They're also an acquired taste: it wasn't until I became a vegetarian that I started liking imam bayildi (cold eggplant/zucchini/other vegetable salad).

Happy: starting my first day tutoring engineers in writing. No lessons to prep and no essays to grade!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:38 am 
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I am 19 today.

Happy Birthday to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:53 am 
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Pole, the wrote:
I am 19 today.

Happy Birthday to me.

Sto lat!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:26 am 
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Pole, the wrote:
I am 19 today.

Happy Birthday to me.

Sto lat!

Niech żyje żyje nam!


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:37 am 
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Dzięki.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:16 am 
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I do have to wonder, though: what happens if another Pole joins the board? Then our Pole won't be the Pole anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
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ObsequiousNewt wrote:
I do have to wonder, though: what happens if another Pole joins the board? Then our Pole won't be the Pole anymore.

Though! There could be many Poles, but the Pole is there only one.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:51 am 
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It would be like films: the first one is The Pole, the second one would be The Pole II.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:51 pm 
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New laptop! :mrgreen: It's dark red and really cool looking >:3


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:40 pm 
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ol bofosh wrote:
It would be like films: the first one is The Pole, the second one would be The Pole II.

POLE II: THE REVENGENING

Some of my friends hosted a clothing exchange this weekend, and it was a pretty good time. I got some slacks and a nice khaki skirt (which I never would have considered, but I love it).


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:47 pm 
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Morrígan wrote:
I got some slacks and a nice khaki skirt (which I never would have considered, but I love it).

Cool! What's it like?


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:48 pm 
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KathAveara wrote:
Morrígan wrote:
I got some slacks and a nice khaki skirt (which I never would have considered, but I love it).

Cool! What's it like?

Slacks are plain black, and dark grey and pinstripe. The khaki skirt is a fairly short a-line, probably mid-thigh. Plus I got a light, plaid blouse, and some kind of clutch-wallet thing that I see Persons of Quality use.


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