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Everything posted by EddieColeslaw

  1. Street Preachers

    OMG this reminds me, when I was about...13, a lady and man come to our door. My dad made me answer it because he was in his dressing gown They started rambling about what I think of the state of the world and what I'll do when it ends (I guess I was supposed to say "prepare to go to heaven"). They left me with a crazy-ass booklet with freaky apocalyptic scenes, Sodom and Gomorrah got a feature too. Their motto was "Keep On The Watch" (for the end of the world?). It was completely bizarre. I still have that booklet at home somewhere, I should scan it for fun.
  2. Living alone

    Why? Wrap the rice in clingfilm while it's still warm so it doesn't dry up, let it cool down, freeze. When reheating, unwrap, put it into a bowl with a few drops of water, cover, and heat. It's only dangerous to reheat old rice when it's past two days old, I think!
  3. Living alone

    Pastas/noodles are quick and easy! Make soup with a blender and freeze it. A good tip is to make a little extra each time, and put it in the fridge or freezer to save you from having to cook everyday/food spoiling. I used to do it with rice, and would always have a few portions in the freezer to microwave for dinner. Good luck and enjoy the independence I love living alone so I can't help with your original question Find interests you're passionate about to keep yourself occupied with?
  4. What Have You Bought This Christmas?

    I completed most of my Christmas shopping over the past few weeks! I like to get it done by the end of November.
  5. Street Preachers

    I love it when the pro-choice people set up a table around the corner from him But yeah, it's so annoying. Would be less offended if he was standing around with leaflets or at a table, but it is seriously loud and disturbing.
  6. Happy Pancake Day!

    Happy Birthday
  7. Awesome stuff thread

    I know, I love candles in jars but I always struggle to light them near the end!
  8. Awesome stuff thread

    99 life hacks to make your life easier
  9. International Be A Plural Day

    Happy Birthday, Coolness :)
  10. Looper

    True, on hindsight I felt a bit of that too -
  11. PETA love to slander people. They announced that the Olsen twins are "Hairy-Kate and Trashley Trollsen". I mean, is that necessary? Or mature? I don't think PETA's activities should be supported at all, no matter what your beliefs. As for the meat/vegetarian argument, I'm so over it as a pescetarian. I don't eat meat because I don't like it and it makes me feel sick, but otherwise I don't try to influence others' choices because it's just FOOD. Fur coats are worse because you're killing animals for vanity/materialistic purposes, but animals are generally farmed and raised to be eaten (sorry), unless you're poaching or hunting endangered animals, who the hell cares. People should push for anti cruelty to animals, anti fur trade, and the eat local movement (support local agriculture and reduce carbon footprint) instead. You should be able to tell sensible and crazy people apart, and ignore the crazies. PETA and militant vegetarians/anything are obviously nutjobs. It's like religion. Believe what you like, just don't try to brainwash people or force them to believe in what you believe.
  12. Looper

    Really good, not as good as The Dark Knight (I loved it enough to see it three times, so I doubt anything will ever match up ), but definitely worth seeing.
  13. Long-Distance Relationships

    Fair enough, thanks for sharing your views - everyone has different criteria and outlook on dating then Yes, there is definitely a chance it won't work out, and I'm prepared for it to happen - that's why I'm not there yet, and instead working to save up (in case I need to leave), get experience here first (so I have a higher chance of getting a job there), and getting my parents' permission (so I can always come back and/or ask them for help. And of course general research about the industry and economy there. (And scraped his Internet presence.) I am actually inwardly very paranoid and very OCD about planning, so any problem you or anyone else has thought of, I will probably have thought of it already and have a contingency plan for it > I take a VERY longer time to trust someone and I trust my judgement, so the chance that it won't work out it slim by my calculation. In the end I feel that it's all about the perspective I take...if it really doesn't work out, I think I do have the capacity to recover and treat it as a learning experience. (I've been meaning to move out of the country for years and years anyway, why not start in one of the IT hubs in the US ) After all he has made me very happy so far and he's encouraged me to work hard, so I'll be bringing that with me - it would be worth the money, time, effort, etc. that I've spent on the relationship Feelings can't be bought and money is ultimately useless when sitting in the bank!
  14. What is this Song?!

    Is it Search & Destroy by 30 Seconds to Mars? Can't seem to find a match based on the lyrics you posted...
  15. Long-Distance Relationships

    You don't choose people based on how far away they are, you choose the person for who they are. No one ever thinks "I want to be with someone who I can only see a few times a year!" (unless...distance fetish? :s), which is the amount of times I see mine. Even though that's the case, he loves me, takes care of me, and I can imagine a future with him, so we soldier on. Didn't mean to be too ranty or anything, I just don't understand the logic behind the assumption If you had met Dan while holidaying in another country, would you have kept in touch considering how well you guys are doing now? It's just nice that he happened to be near And I've been in Ireland my whole life and haven't ever met anyone I could imagine being remotely serious with, so I'm keeping this one!
  16. Long-Distance Relationships

    Long-distance relationships will never be the same as "normal" ones, and it's entirely up to the couple in question to make it work...determination and good judgement (is the distance worth it?) helps. The future is a big deal, and time moves a bit differently. You end up looking forward to eventually being together in the same location. I wouldn't be in one if there was no possibility of that - it's a good measure of how serious the other person is, I think. We miss each other lots, but we use that to drive us in working hard so we can eventually be together. I wouldn't have gotten my Masters or this job without his encouragement, and he wouldn't have gotten his job now either, so I see it as a good thing (up to your own mindset, really). /ramble We Skype/text/phone every day, send letters, packages, and emails, and fly back and forth to see each other. If you're considering long-distance, hope you have a good job :p
  17. good stuff thread.

    I always forget how much I love London unless I'm here. So (much more) inspiring (than Dublin).
  18. Pikey Steals, Again

    Happy Birthday, MOdwin!
  19. good stuff thread.

    Leaving for London today. Have four certification exams to do but the first weekend will be free, so I'm hanging out with two good friends whom I haven't seen in four years! Excited to go to UNIQLO and Chinatown ♥ Everyone is planning nights out but meh, why can't they all be nerds and go to the cinema or have LAN parties instead :'( I always feel so frumpy in London though, and I couldn't pack many non-work outfits... (also, I procrastinated heavily when packing)
  20. 5th Resident Evil Film - 14th Sept 2012

    We spared you. Be thankful.
  21. Weird shit people do

    I just heated up rice pudding and dropped some Nutella in it! I don't think it's weird though, the Müller rice puddings have strawberry/custard/etc. in them.
  22. 5th Resident Evil Film - 14th Sept 2012

    Yup, it came out here yesterday.
  23. Electric Shavers: Rotary or Foil?

    Use a normal razor so that your girlfriend can borrow it to shave her legs sometimes! /unhelpful
  24. Post your Cooking!

    You should open a bakery! Your baked goods always look so simple and nice