December 15th, 2007

puffin

[loudtwitter] My Twitter Tweets from Yesterday

03:41 can't sleep. #

03:46 @phinnia & @tallin32 I'm glad the neighbours were actually more reasonable than they seemed at first glance. #

03:48 Having an urge to get out of bed and do something mindless... #

04:19 Can't sleep despite reading. Wide awake but shattered with blurry vision. Can't switch off my branes... :( #

04:30 @tallin32 I bet! #

04:31 Totally discombobulated. Only able to mindlessly look at flickr. Can't even focus well enough, this minute, to read feeds or LJ... #

04:31 I wish that I could work out how to get OSX to read Firefox to me. All it does is read the window titles. :( #

05:30 Not managed to sleep yet tonight. Wondering if I should cancel lunch with Mum. Have errands to run either way... #

05:37 NTS: Dozing off at the mac listening to tunes on headphones prolly means you should go to bed. Silence may not work, though. Worth a try...? #

11:54 Ready for a visit from mum and SOUP! Will hopefully get a lift into the village afterwards. #

15:27 Home safe. Post posted (except one I forgot) and meds collected. #

16:16 shattered. sleep. #

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puffin

Would the real crockpot please stand up?

I am always interested in the differences between the various versions of the English language. One set of items that seem to have overlapping names in the dialects are cooking containers. I thought that I would put together a poll.

Look at the following images, if you will:

a) b)
c) d)


Now for the poll:

Poll #1106422 What would you call these items?

What would you call item a?

A crockpot.
0(0.0%)
A slow cooker.
1(3.6%)
A casserole dish.
21(75.0%)
A baking dish.
3(10.7%)
A serving dish.
0(0.0%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
3(10.7%)

What would you call item b?

A crockpot.
0(0.0%)
A slow cooker.
0(0.0%)
A casserole dish.
6(21.4%)
A baking dish.
19(67.9%)
A serving dish.
3(10.7%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
0(0.0%)

What would you call item c?

A crockpot.
6(22.2%)
A slow cooker.
1(3.7%)
A casserole dish.
6(22.2%)
A baking dish.
1(3.7%)
A serving dish.
7(25.9%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
6(22.2%)

What would you call item d?

A crockpot.
19(67.9%)
A slow cooker.
9(32.1%)
A casserole dish.
0(0.0%)
A baking dish.
0(0.0%)
A serving dish.
0(0.0%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
0(0.0%)

Which version of English would you consider to be your native version?

British.
7(25.0%)
American.
19(67.9%)
Australian.
0(0.0%)
New Zealand.
0(0.0%)
Other (please comment).
2(7.1%)


I am sorry if I have missed off your version of English - that is all I could think of at 04:30 am!
creative, edm, edim

Knitting in more than one colour?

How does one knit stripes or otherwise in more than one colour? I cannot find anything on http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com/ that helps.

e.g. n rows of colour A and then m rows of colour B.
or, a few stitches of colour C then a few of colour D.
or, a combination thereof.

Do you keep joining and cutting the yarn? I am sure that I used to know how to do this...

NTS: Make knitting icon.
puffin

[meme] I's a creatif scientech!

I *knew* that the MonSter had eaten part of my brane:

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (46%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (44%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?(word test)
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