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Cass

Member Since 17 May 2014
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#2015696 TODAY'S TOTALLY ABSURD REQUEST

Posted by Cass on 06 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

"herbal" lmao Let me see if I can get more specific than what I got listed in OP.

 

No, even the ones we found on ebay uk are cough candy. Here's the link for that. He's insistent that's the only name for them.

 

The "cough candy" I'm familiar with is a boiled style hard candy though, like Christmas candy.

Ahh, so they're soft candies? Hmm. Cosmetically they remind me of honey cough candies, but those are definitely hard and not herbal-y. Maybe they're similar to these? https://www.bulkherb...ps-and-candies/

 

I'll get back to you because now I'm determined to find out lol


@Jess research report:

 

I've found they're also nicknamed winter candy though that didn't yield any results. Other than herbal I CANNOT find what kind of herbs.

 

HOWEVER, from texture and looks, these candied gingers look awfully similar:

 

 

Maybe they're candied ginger with added herbs? Maybe eucalyptus?




#2015194 Who do you love?

Posted by Cass on 24 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

I love my bestie. We've been through a lot of shit together.

I love my sisters and my little brother and I'm glad I do. Growing up we were always fight and I would actually despite Them, but I'm a lot older (oldest siblings is 8 years younger at 15yo and youngest sibling is 17 years youngest at 5yo) and now that I've moved out for 6 years already our mutual love has grown. Theres something adoring about the little ones looking up to their oldest sister and I've ggotten real big sister/semi-maternal feelings in return. I'm the kind of sis that would chase away bad boyfriends if they ever mistreat my sisters.

I also love my mom. I always have, but the past year was pretty hard. Last year after divorce I was struggling to find a home. The aforementioned bestie took me in while my mother wouldnt at the time, because the house was "too full". Things got tense, but now that the dust has settled I appreciate everything she ever did for me. At the time I was mad and felt rejected, and it's easy to stay stuck on the negatieve. But I cannot lose sight of everything she's ever meant to me. What helped is that she thanked my bestie deeply for caring for me, counting him among family.

Note: duallingual autocorrect on your phone is the absolute worst >_>


#2014577 Cats of Codex

Posted by Cass on 18 August 2017 - 03:21 PM

Catsitted my friends' cat earlier this week. Tried taking a cute selfie. I wish he was only half as photogenic as @Coops little cuties.

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#2013790 Tell me something good that happened to you today.

Posted by Cass on 06 August 2017 - 03:26 PM

>not dead
>Actually celebrating vacation a lot
>Suddenly filthy rich because I work every waking hour on my two jobs when im not ruining my liver on holiday
>Works in a prison now as a guard
>Acting gig tho, not nearly intimidating enough to be a real guard haha
>Went to Disneyland
>Sucks at picking up chicks but kissed a girl on gaypride

Thought id give an update. Obv didnt happen all in one day (that wouldve been a helluva day). But every day's been pretty good so far.


#2010285 Show me your knees.

Posted by Cass on 18 June 2017 - 05:46 PM

Y'all are weird

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#2006547 Veganism(/vegetarianism but mostly veganism)

Posted by Cass on 01 May 2017 - 09:57 AM

Dropping by to share this vegan stuffed eggplant recipe that was brought into my life and has made my tastebuds dance with joy:

 

  • Cook up a can of chickpeas
  • Slice your eggplant(s) in half
  • Scrape out the meat, save the 'shell' for later
  • Chop the scraped out eggplant meat up together with some garlic cloves and onions
  • Oil up a saucepan, throw in the meat-garlic-onion deliciousness
  • Throw in some garam masala (i.e. spice blend consisting of cinnamon, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, bay leaves & cumin)
  • strain the chickpeas, throw m in a bowl and mash them up with a fork
  • take a banana (I KNOW JUST TRUST ME OKAY) and mash it in with the chickpeas. If you're not too heavy on the sweets take half a banana.
  • take your chickpeas-banana blend and throw it in the saucepan along with the eggplant/onions/garlic mush
  • Pour in a bit of rice milk and blend everything together
  • Stuff your eggplants with the mixture
  • Throw some cayenne pepper spices on top of that for fanciness and spiciness
  • Throw that shit in the oven
  • Gloriously eat that

You're welcome




#2004507 Money and Meals

Posted by Cass on 03 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

I was strictly raised by a saying we have here roughly translated to "Stop moaning and eat whatever's served to you" so I'll eat about anything except mushrooms (because they literally make me gag. I'm sorry mom, I tried). So I never really splurge on meals because anything's fine.

 

The one thing you can wake me up for though is pizza. It's food from the gods, I swear. While not an extraordinarily expensive trip I'll fly to Rome or Napoli any day to have a proper Italian artisan pizza. It's about the only thing I ate when we went there for our high school Latin-class and they were always amazing.




#2004505 Tell me something bad that happened to you today.

Posted by Cass on 03 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

Spoiler




#2004481 Veganism(/vegetarianism but mostly veganism)

Posted by Cass on 03 April 2017 - 01:32 AM

How's it going for you @Cass

The transition didn't go as smooth as I'd hoped. The meat isn't that hard to get rid of, I only eat it when others have cooked for me. Dropping the eggs was easier than I initially thought. I've replaced plain milk and yoghurt with soya or coconut alternatives. But I have to confess I keep forgetting about the contents of fooditems. I keep consuming things that aren't clear-as-day dairy products (cream sauces f.e.) and then regret my life as the fires of hell burn in my stomach. Haven't been able to give up milk in my coffee yet. I'm a such a drag. I'm still weening myself off of cheese too; I only eat goat cheese instead of cow cheese. My stomach is a lot more thankful and I start to get used to the lack of dairy cheese.

 

All in all I think the conclusion we can take is that dairy is an addiction stronger than the cigs I smoke lmao.




#2004274 Can you keep a leveled head?

Posted by Cass on 31 March 2017 - 04:11 AM

Thanks guys! Just wanted to drop by and say I really appreciate the responses. I've made some really interesting observation and made some excellent conclusions. My teachers were thrilled with my research result.

 

More entries are still definitely welcome, feel free to talk!




#2002508 Happy Birthday, Kate!

Posted by Cass on 04 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

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Happy birthday mother of dragons!!




#2002356 Is there really no way to view old content?

Posted by Cass on 28 February 2017 - 08:43 AM

If you click the cogwheel to the right of the search bar, type in your own username for 'Find the Author' and click the 'Display as posts' radio button, you'll get an overview of your posts. The oldest I found came from 2005 :) Of course you can customize the search filter further for finding more specific posts.




#2001713 The TMI topic

Posted by Cass on 20 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

I didn't fully rinse off before getting into the pool at the physical therapy office today.

 

Am I doing this right?

You filthy woman




#2001669 The Pewdiepie situation - new media vs old media

Posted by Cass on 19 February 2017 - 04:21 PM

Wow, turns out I'm the minority opinion in this?

I share your minority opinion ;p I'll admit my opinion is incredibly biased; Pewdiepie is my absolute guilty pleasure and I subscribed back when there were a mere 300k subscribers (wow so edgy cass), so I've seen a lot of his content and seen him change and develop over the years (and BOY has he changed a lot).
 
Did the jokes go too far? In my opinion, yes, but I am strongly in favour of joking about whatever the hell you want, even if that offends me personally. It's what makes South Park great. And that's the thing that bothers me a lot: the hypocrisy of who can and who can't make offensive joke. Whether they're anti-semitic, racial, rape-jokes, et cetera.
 
"But Pewdiepie has a huge audience, he should set an example" or "Pewdiepie has a really young impressionable audience". Well, firstly, Pewdiepie's not their parent. The notion that public (entertainment) figures are obligated to set the right example (same goes for popular music artists, for example) is absolutely stupid in my opinion. It's a different thing if you're in a position of power - looking at you, Cheeto - but if you rose to fame because you were screaming at your computer, then why on earth do you expect that person to set the right example? Secondly, doesn't South Park have a - you know - huge audience?
 
"But the makers of South Park are professional comedians". Don't forget South Park started as a sort of college joke. Don't discredit someone's level of professionalism when that person has gained a fanbase of 53 million people. That's a whole fuckload of people and you don't get there by accident - regardless of whether is humour is to your personal taste. And furthermore, deciding who is authorized to make jokes on certain topics seems very troubling to me.
 
Where is all the outrage over the dark corners of the internet, who joke about politically incorrect stuff all the time? Why is no effort being put in shutting down /b/? Hiddenlol? Is it because they're a lot of people, and Pewdiepie is a singular person? What sense is there in that? If one famous person jokes about jews it's horrible, but when thousands of people do it in the same spot at the same time it's suddenly fine, because you can't stop it, or their audience isn't big enough?
 
Then there's the matter of context. The short version of this ranting paragraph is: media takes shit out of context to conform to their goal in the article. There's quite a few examples you can pick up on with just a couple of clicks, but I'm gonna touch on only one: Pewdiepie made a video ranting about the media, how they take things out of context. He then deliberately made an offensive joke, and then a news outlet (I believe the WSJ again but I may be wrong on this) took that video, cut everything out except for the offensive joke and then went on to write an article about how he's a racist mysoginist anti-semitic whatever buzzword. WHAT.

 

Something that has bothered me for a lifetime, is the power (and misuse of this power) of headlines. It's not solely a clickbait-issue (although clickbaits are my absolute nemesis), newspapers have had to have strong titles since the day they were born. The irritating thing about it is the unwillingness of readers to read past the headline and actually delve into an article. "I don't feel like reading this entire article so I'm just gonna go ahead and read this blatantly misleading headline and spread the word about it".

 

Last but not least, another issue that these events raise for me: what happened to actual objective news? Why aren't journalists even trying anymore? At school we used to be taught there's a difference between a news article and an opinion piece. Nowadays I can't see the difference anymore. There's nothing wrong with journalists offering their opinions - as long as they do it at the right time at the right place. You cannot disguise your opinion as a news article. I expect it from Buzzfeed, but reputable news sources? I'm not familiar with the Wall Street Journal at all, so I'll just speak for my own experiences, about how there's legions of once-reputable (digital) newspapers running with the angry-swearing-opinion-trend. And I see the irony of me spouting my opinion angrily and swearing, but here's the thing: I'm not a journalist and don't claim to be one. And, surprise, Codex isn't a news outlet. I have no obligation to objectively bring news.

 

Were the jokes in bad taste? Yes. Is he a fascist? No, and it takes only a couple of minutes to explore further to conclude he's not. Does it matter if he is or not? Yes, absolutely. Aren't people who joke about the holocaust just as bad as Hitler? Get out, now, and get your moral compass fixed. Do I personally think the media is slandering Pewdiepie? Absolutely.

 

It's not the first time it's happened to popular internet celebrities. In this example, Jenna Marbles, another YouTube personality. It's on a waaaayyyy smaller scale, obviously.

Jenna's response.

 

So that concludes my rant. In a good opinion piece you have a kicker of an ending in which you refer back to your beginning paragraph. So, [insert reference to first paragraph here]. Good thing I'm not a professional journalist.




#2001653 The Pewdiepie situation - new media vs old media

Posted by Cass on 19 February 2017 - 12:49 PM

I'm asking what debate you're trying to have since there's no question asked in the text you wrote

The debate covers a lot of grounds - racism, media (mis)representation, context, reader's laziness in reading only article headlines, new vs old media, just to name a few. There's no singular question and it's completely pointless engaging in the debate if you're not consuming the content.