>I explained it to her as best I could, though that kind of specific conjugation tends to trip me up D;
>That said, she seemed quite pleased and wears the shirt even more now.
I was losing weight being on a healthier diet and exercising daily by riding a bike everywhere but them I found out how to get discount bread and I recovered most of it so I'm back a bit of chubby. I still not fat and I hope I can get healthier again when I stop being busy and have more time for physical activities instead of spending all day sitting on a chair.
Expiration date seems to be pretty strict so "expired" cake is just a few days old and still pretty fresh. The day before when the supermarket was about to close they were with discount but not half price. In the next day, they were with half price around lunch time.
Each store have their routine and knowing it allows you to buy stuff with greater discount.
That said I don't plan to buy that much cake at once any time soon. I just got an opportunity to try different types of cake to find out which ones I like best.
literally 400 calories per slice for every piece of that shit. Check any asian market for comparable.
It's insane. If they didn't work themselves to suicide they'd all be fatter than we are.
>Expiration date seems to be pretty strict so "expired" cake is still pretty fresh.
Ironically I couldn't get any cheap christmas cake after christmas. I looked for them but couldn't get any half priced christmas cake all the christmas cake was still more expensive than I thought I could get and in the end I got none ;__;
They are not fat because they walk/ride a bicycle everywhere and usually don't stuff their face with cake. Unlike me, in the first day I ate 1/4 of that and them shared with a friend who ate 1/4 of that too and I ate 1/8 while we talk and more 1/8 latter. Now that I already tried all flavors I'm a bit more moderate so I will be less of a fatfuck for the next days. So exercising is the only thing preventing obesity I hope I can get healthier when I get more free time again.
And them some idiots come saying how rice is unhealthy, empty calories, blahbluhbleh while ignoring the obvious thing that Asians eat lots of rice and little soda and are not fat while amerifats drinks lots of soda and little rice and are fat. Yeah, rice is the problem. People ate white rice for thousands of years and obesity was never an issue like today, suddenly people start chuging corn syrup all day and tries to blame stuff that was around way before landwhales became a problem.
The thing about supermarkets here is that the price of fresh products fluctuates wildly every day. The same item can be 50% more expensive depending on the day with no relation to expiration date. I think this is made to stimulate impulse buying. It is pretty obvious with products like bacon that don't spoil easily.
I need to make that switch too. I've been trying to give up alcohol since November, and I've managed it by switching to soda. Sure, I'm not blackout drunk most days, but I'm downing sometimes 192 ounces of soda (three fuck-huge gas station cups) a day to compensate.
What's wrong with all of you? Just drink water.
Nigga you're gonna get so fat. When I first went to uni i pretty much swapped out all water in my life for carbonated drinks.
I used to be a mr skeletal, now I'm not. I'm not fat, but its alarming quite how quickly I put it all on
Sometimes weird habits get picked up, when I was a kid I used to drink nothing but tea because I saw Cabin Fever and was terrified of a flesh eating virus being in the water. My parents eventually staged an intervention by driving up to a cabin and forcing me to drink the tap water or die of dehydration.
Yeah, extraneous circumstances influence our dietary habits a lot. I've had a nasty stomach bug over Christmas time, barely ate and only drank water and tea for like 3 weeks, which resulted in me losing like 7 pounds and pretty much not touching Soda anymore, so i'm actually kinda happy, even if I had to miss out on delicious Christmas food.
>But water gets boring as fuck.
Food doesn't exist to excite you. It exists to keep you alive. If you crave something sweet just eat an apple or make some tea.
>Plus, I really need the caffeine.
Stop doing drugs. Swapping one for another is zero progress.
Oh I know. I'm not delusional. Like I said, I gotta switch to something else. Part of my problem is that drinking something is an addiction for me. Like, the act itself. I can give up the booze, but I need to drink something else. Like how smokers say the ACT of smoking is more addicting than the nicotine because of the oral fixation.
Not much of a problem there, since I don't like sugar in my coffee at all. It's just hard to have coffee on hand. Especially because I like ice coffee. It's difficult to brew it and chill it throughout the day.
Cold brew coffee, look it up. It's pretty concentrated, so just get a thermos of that and mix it with some water when you want a cup. Don't even bother with the expensive premade stuff.
I've never heard of that before. Okay, I'm going to do some research and get on that. Thanks!
Don't be gross. I have a semi for cute Japanese children.
This is posted only when there is a new comic and it usually is once a week only. Try harder faggot!
Yeah, looking back they had to deal with a lot of phobias and irrational beliefs from a sad, twitchy kid.
>tfw almost shot the toilet with my dad's pistol becasue I thought a turd was a snake
Make sure to manage your energy intake-outtake and for the love of god keep your teeth in good health.
Good luck with the addiction, I hope eventually you can cut down on the soda in place of water.
I found out the safe combo after trial and error (do not use dates that can be guessed for your safes, by the way), no fault of my parents and I did get beat to heck once he found out I moved it. Kids will get into shit they shouldn't and his teaching me firearms safety is probably what stopped me from killing the toilet. He replaced the safe and changed the combo becasue we lived in a rough neighborhood where cops had a tendency to always show up after shit went down so it was probably more secure with it in the house than not.
I like exploring the city on a bike and now that the city is covered in snow it burns even more calories. I just don't have time to spend many consecutive hours cycling to random places.
I drink juice or eat an orange. I only drink sodas when there is a new limited edition one that here is all the time but even then I choose which one I will try and don't drink again since I like juice better. Also my stinginess works in my favor since I only buy when the product is considerably cheaper than normal so I don't buy sodas/juices unless I find a really good deal.
Truth. The only way juice is "healthier" than soda is that it comes with a few vitamins, but you're honestly much, much better of just eating a piece of fruit since you get the fiber that has been removed from the juice.
To drink juice without downing mass amounts of sugar, dilute it with water. It still tastes good and your water becomes less boring.
>Don't do this. Juice is not better. It's the same thing as soda
No, it isn't, unless you are talking about kool-aid stuff. Of course it can have as much sugar as soft drinks but it also have vitamins, antioxidants and fiber and those components count. Also carbonated drinks are full of sodium.
Rice is not unhealthy, neither are fruits, they have been consumed by our ancestors since the first human on Earth.
>But modern fruit have been selected to have lots of sugar bluhblehblah
There are plenty of wild fruits rich in sugar and even the domesticated ones have been consumed for centuries.
Real juice is way better than coke but of course anything in excess is harmful, even water or oxygen.
Reading labels don't means you are a nutritionist. Just means that you have basic literacy. People like you are the same ones saying how rice is unhealthy because it is mainly carbohydrates and have no idea that even the addition of vinegar like in sushi rice, fat or animal protein affects how it is processed and absorbed affecting how your blood sugar level is raised and if it will induce your body to store the excess of sugar into fat or increase your metabolism.
The vast majority of store bought juices are full of more sugar than you ever need, whether it be added or from concentrate. You're better off eat actual fruits; getting full will keep you from guzzling more calories than you need, and you'll get just as much vitamins and then some.
Just don't drink juice. Eat actual fruits, drink water, make your own juice if you must. But do not buy juice.
>Also carbonated drinks are full of sodium.
Still not a significant source. The sugar from it will kill you long before the sodium. You wanna know what's full of sodium? Ramen packets. 1000+mg. That shit is toxic.
I'm tired of all the people who think they know about nutrition because they can read labels.
I remember when my mom used to beat it into me that I should just drink water. I never got why she was so obsessive about that.
Now I understand how many people also need that beaten into them.
It must be tough living in Japan. Having to choose between wanting to stay trim and not be sneered at as a typical fat american, and wanting to pack on the extra pounds and have guys secretly lust after your ample curves.
Fuckin hell Japan sounds cute
>mfw mate's taking me to Tokyo next holiday
>mfw I'm 6'6"
You can't really model a universal "you" as the implied reader of the message in so many words.
You end up with a big, clunky explanation to convey the meaning and implication in Japanese.
Yes, water. Delicious, mineral rich natural water with no carbonation.
1. here juice is cheaper, and I just drink it occasionally it have been more than one week since the last time I drank juice
2. Of course eating fruits is better but it is not always possible, well, I eat free samples when I go to the supermarket...
3. Yeah, ramen are full of sodium, I use them when I'm really tired and have stuff to do. Probably the sodium raise the blood pressure keeping me more alert caffeine helps too but it have limits and shorter term side effects when in excess.
4. Sodium doesn't kill you unless you go overboard with absurd amounts. The problem with all those things are long term effects.
>with no carbonation
Whoa, let's not get crazy now
You know what juice mixes well with?
More refreshing, half the calories.
>water with flavor
At that point you can just go for Coke Zero, really.
If you think bread is empty calories, you don't eat bread.
You eat flavored wheatboard.
If you think you can get away with it, claim to be German. Japs love themselves some Kraut while many have a bit of a negative idea about American tourists.
Three cups of ramen a day is too much sodium, and that's assuming you ingest nothing else during the day.
A single slice of bread is 200mg.
A bagel is 500mg.
A serving of cheese is 150mg.
Just salting/seasoning your food is likely to add 100-300mg a serving.
It goes on and on. Sodium is in surprisingly large quantities in everything we eat. You only need 2300mg a day at most; slapping on 1000+ from a cup of fucking ramen is a wholly unnecessary excess. It won't even fill you for all it adds.
I had to regularly deal with high blood pressure problems because of that shit. Just don't deal with ramen. Fuck it, fuck it forever.
Believe-me. A girl that knows how to produce herself can make miracles. Right hair, right accessories and right make-up. On the other hand getting all wrong can do the opposite effect.
Who said anything about three cups of ramen? That was just a number for lines, not for amount. I rarely eat them either but keep them for when I have nothing else, don't want to cook or really need the salt to stay awake and get shit done.
Also the balance between sodium and potassium is more important than the amount of sodium and Japanese rice is rich in potassium and uses no salt in cooking.
Miso paste is a godsend and it lasts almost literally forever in the end.
I use it. I cook a good portion of my meals, the other portion is discount stuff and occasionally I eat fastfood/instant ramen/other junk. My only problem probably is my sweet tooth but I can manage the extra calories well if I have time to burn them. I should stop wasting time on 4chan. 4chan probably is my unhealthiest habit.
More specifically, you sort of CAN, but it's tied up in that "ga" participle mess that even the japanese can fuck up, like you need to make the context someone and then have them question who someone else is... it ends up being a mess.
Cook once, store for the week.
I personally cook something small every night cause I hate microwaved food, but when I had to work 40+ hours a week I just made a fuckton of food on sunday and stored it.
When I make ramen I fry it and put it in bread. I don't have it often, but it's wonderful when I do.
You're still looking at 1500-3000mg of sodium a day if you have three meals of just rice (not even counting what's in the rice), and that's assuming you control yourself and use strictly one tablespoon a meal.
Sodium is only dangerous in the event you don't drink water, have a sedentary lifestyle and/ or have a history of high blood pressure. The AHA even says that sodium isn't that bad for normal people and the 'recommended daily intake' is taking into account a large sample size and geared towards elderly.
I make curry, it freezes well, you just have to boil it well before serving. So I cook a large amount and freeze it in individual portions so I can eat once or twice a week for two months.
That looks terrible. Why would you even want noodles on bread?
>in the event you don't drink water, have a sedentary lifestyle
So everyone in this thread?
>and/ or have a history of high blood pressure
That's me and everyone in my family at least
along with a good chunk of other black people
I saw it in my Taiwanese tapestries, thought that it looks horrible and wondered why they would eat that, and tried it out of curiosity. Turns out it's pretty damn nice.
Many products are so cheap in mass production, it is almost impossible to make them yourself at even a comparable price.
I can get a salami pizza for around 90 cents and just bake it in the oven.
I can't really justify making that on an economic basis.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are also quite expensive compared to sweets and starch products.
However, the overworked and underfed workers of Central Europe have long lived off little money and little time with a diet based around whole-grain bread (today often with seeds, nuts and other ingredients) and pickled/canned vegetables. Also beer, but with clean water that is a minor concern.
I run, work out and am generally an embarrassingly sweaty person so if anything I need the salt. Do not fear the salt, let it run through you, embrace it.
>history of high blood pressure
>can't have salt
are you bill cosby?
High blood pressure is common in blacks, along with vitamin D deficiency, heart disease and a bunch of other things that give the impression nature hates you.
At least the sun doesn't scorn us like it does you whiteys.
That's just the way it is.
>tfw dark skinned chink
Literally won the lottery in terms of sodium resistance, low skin cancer risk, low vitamin D deficiency rate and potential non sickle cell malarial resistance. Small penis but being a faggot so kind of evens out.
White European here.
I have clothing and sunscreen.
Also I met an Indian who took heat worse than I did.
Probably because he kept his AC at like 20°C, then stepped out into the Vietnamese sun.
Did not shit the street, though.
I was raised in a tropical country, don't have AC, hate the heat and love subzero temperatures. While Europeans complain about the cold I complain that it is not cold enough as the snow melts every week making things more slippery and wet.
And I thought I was the only one. I was born and raised in Southern California and moved to the midwest partially to escape that shitty sunny weather. And to my disappointment, I found that winters aren't really that bad in the Rockies. It's pretty warm (30 F) most of the time and the snow is relatively rare. And fuck summers, they can get up to 90. That's what I was trying to get away from!
I use a bicycle, locals said you can't use a bike in snow but apparently I can.
In their defense this have been an atypical winter so maybe in an average winter the snow might be enough to stop me but this winter I'm the winner.
I've always wanted to try spaghetti pizza.
Too bad I'm celiac.
>you can't use a bike in snow
Get a surly pugsley or something similar
Sapporo is pretty good. All the conveniences of a big city while being pretty close to glorious nature and onsens. I just wish it were colder.
I'm still using the same standard tires I got with it. So far I didn't need that. Also I will stay only for more 7 months so no reason to invest on this bike.
I would suggest moving to Sweden or Norway, if you can. Mild summers and long winters await.
By your standards, continental Europe might suffice, though. The permanent bright daylight in summer and total darkness in winter are certainly a shock for anyone from the equatorial area.
Currently you might want to keep your hands to yourself in Europe. People are getting jumpy.
Labels are the only weapon we have in a war against food companies that are constantly trying to deceive us with propaganda, fad diets and rumors about homeopathic remedies.
Don't tell a fat person to limit their sugar intake because a spoonful of vinegar will increase your metabolism or whatever. There may be truth to what you're saying but simple solutions need to come before complex ones. Don't optimize small details before you even have good habits in general.
Man, fuck the cold. You don't realize how well you have it until you leave it. I moved from Florida to the fucking arctic tundra late last year and I hate it. This sub-zero temperature bullshit is awful. I haven't felt warm in weeks.
I just miss going outside without 4 layers on and enjoying the sun. The days are so short. And it gets so cold at night. My furnace hasn't been working right. I wake up to high 40's in my apartment. I'm freezing up here. If I go out somewhere, I always have to wait for a good 10 minutes in my car before driving due to the ice that's formed on the inside of the car covering every window.
What I'm saying is that you don't have the right knowledge to interpret the labels. Food and the human body is more than the sum of all components. By reading label only people like you reach the conclusion that rice, bread, and noodles are unhealthy empty calories that are absorbed fast and turned into fat when they are completely wrong.
I am exactly against all those fad diets made by people that only read labels and can't interpret them and adopt the diets that have been tested for hundreds of years in many cultures. And no paleofags, you don't know what caveman diet was like. Scientists are still discussing this shit.
In hot climates I try to not leave home at day as much as possible as it is too hot going out at night mostly. Here with all this subzero temperatures I can go out at any time of the day.
For me the issue is with cold weather, I can get warmer. I just add more layers until Im warm enough.
With hot weather, there is jack shit you can do after a certain point. Eventually you are on your bottom layer or just fucking naked and then if its still too hot, well sucks for you.
I find it much easier to sleep in cold weather than hot weather for the same reason.
I would advise against traditional Japanese diet.
There is a reason they were like 4' when Europeans came over.
Also eating habits have changed over time a lot.
Most information of what Europeans have eaten in their daily lives before America was discovered and Asian plants imported is sketchy at best.
Come to Northern Europe, then.
Enough sea to go around for all the no people.
>There is a reason they were like 4' when Europeans came over.
Protein they started getting taller as more protein was added to their diet, they still have low obesity rates but it is increasing as their diet is becoming more and more westernized
Mediterranean diet is another one that is fairly good. Hell, even Inuit diet that consist of large amounts of fat and little vegetables is better than American diet and the Inuit get fat and with heart problems if they shift to western diet.
I really want Mary Sensei to be a fan of rare 70s punk singles
Everyone is different. I went to Florida once and I will never go back if I can help it. It was miserably humid. I'd never experienced that before, and it was the worse weather I'd ever dealt with in my life. It may as well have been raining every single day for how fucking drenched in sweat and ambient moisture I was. I'd take your arctic tundra any day of the week. At least that's dry.
Try living here. Right now it's actually cold enough out that we have the windows closed, but we get maybe a month of this spread out over the entire winter, then it's right back to living in a steambox.
So if you eat a quarter cup of white rice by itself, two hours later, your blood sugar measurements will have increased by approximately 30% more than if you eat that rice with other foods. Okay fine, whatever. The problem is that you have to communicate ALL of that information to someone when you tell them that "white rice is good for you". Specifically, that they should only eat a quarter cup of white rice.
Most people aren't at that stage of improving their nutrition. They're thinking, "I drink soda three times a day. How do I cut out soda from diet? I know, I'll just drink apple juice!" For these people it is very helpful to have labels that tell them that apple juice has nearly as much sugar as soda. It makes no sense to denigrate people for reading labels at this stage of improving their health. The first step to eating healthily is to monitor how many calories you take in.
The Japanese are healthy and live long lives primarily because they eat small portions of white rice with lots of fish and vegetables, not because white rice has good synergy with vinegar.
To me hot is the worst, 0C with rain is the second worst, the rain and wind negates the insulation of your clothes unless you get impermeable clothes and them the moisture condenses and your get sticky/soggy/cold, stable -5C~-10C is the best. No sweating like a pig, your clothes actually protect you from cold, snow that falls on you can be shaken away in seconds. Freaking cold is the best!
The Inuit diet traditionally had a decent amount of plant sources seasonally and obesity and heart problems coincided more with the decline of traditional Inuit lifestyle rather than a shift to a western diet; they've had ready access to western diets for a century.
That was just one example of many. Food is way more complex than just how much of X is in there.
The body also is complex, getting 500 calories of candy doesn't have the the same effect as 500 calories of bread or rice even if they are basically 500 calories of carbohydrates. Your body is not simply a machine where you add and subtract the numbers in the labels and believing in that leads to erroneous conclusions and decisions. There are people who dedicated many years of study to understand how everything interacts but instead people listen to the mass media and the mass media listen to the charismatic hack with the newest fad diet.
I would post the studies but I have to go, so bye.
I'm not saying that the body isn't complex. I'm saying that studies involving 50g of white rice are useless to someone who is trying to make the decision between drinking apple juice and water.
I agree, different types of food interacting with each other can have different results. But saving 15g on white rice because you ate it with vinegar isn't going to help someone who eats 300g of white rice.
Simple solutions come first. Only when you are eating reasonable portions can you worry about combining foods to maximize synergy.
>I'm not saying that the body isn't complex. I'm saying that studies involving 50g of white rice are useless to someone who is trying to make the decision between drinking apple juice and water.
You are missing the point. that study is not to solve all questions, it is just to point out that things don't work by simple association.
But saving 15g on white rice because you ate it with vinegar isn't going to help someone who eats 300g of white rice.
Yes it does. They studied with 15g because they needed a specific measurable amount for the study. The meaning is that the glycemic index can't be calculated just with the isolated components of a meal.
>Simple solutions come first
Just eat how people used to eat. This last century lifestyle changes that made people fat, not foods that have been available for centuries. You don't even need to know how to read for this.
That's pretty cool. How many "statuses" are their in Japanese grammar? Like, is it all just junior, senior and equal?
I agree that things don't work EXACTLY by simple association. But there are some simple associations that are always true on a broad level, one of those being that a high sugar intake makes you fat and puts you at risk for a wide variety of health conditions. You think there never was a study about the effects of eating a lot of sugar vs not eating a lot of sugar?
The problem with your example is that it is DECEPTIVE in its scale. Yes, it is true, things are not as clear-cut as "rice is empty calories". However, people don't communicate the actual scientific conclusions of nutritional research. In practice, these studies become the basis for fad diets... just try the "rice and vinegar diet", eat all the rice you want and you'll lose weight because vinegar interacts with rice!
It's true, you can't rely on any one study to draw meaningful dietary conclusions. It's better to base your diet on widely drawn conclusions from numerous studies, for example: "Don't eat a lot of sugar." DAMN, that's hard though... how will I know how much sugar is in what I eat? Oh yeah... LABELS.
>Just eat how people used to eat.
people ate in a thousand different ways that we know of and many more that we don't. And even then you might end up forfeiting genuinely good things because they weren't around in the past or eating poor foods for the same reason.
Do you mean honorifics?
Or modes of speech?
Modes of speech are a grammatic discipline especially important to Japanese.
You can be informal, neutral or formal as well as additionally use self-depreciative and honoring modes, depending on the status you and the addressed have relative to each other.
Oh man, it's super easy.
1. Get some mason jars.
2. 3.5 TBS ground coffee in jar
3. Spices for flavor (optional.) I like nutmeg and vanilla
4. Put in fridge for 12-24 hours
6. Enjoy with a little milk, or maybe just ice. Won't taste like ass.
Well there's your problem. All of those are fucking shit. Christ, Bud, Miller, and Natty Ice don't even count as beer. Go to a bar and try some local brews. Or if you don't want to do that, go to a halfway decent restaurant and try something imported. For the most part, if you can buy it at a supermarket then it's not a good beer.
So colonial piss. You come try some of the good stuff.
But if you are in Asia, let me think.
Sapporo is tolerable, Saigon red label was pretty good, green was not my taste but at least identifiable as beer, Chang is a surprisingly good beer and Cambodia makes an okay draft in my experience.
No idea which of those are available near you.
Speak for yourself. I found Paulaner Salvator in a Texas supermarket and that stuff is amazing, if exceedingly strong without a hearty meal.
Guinness is a good one. Unlike the others you've named, it's a darker beer and had a heavier, maltier flavor than the others you've named.
What was it you didn't like specifically about those beers though? With the rise of craft beers, there are hundreds of flavors available outside the big breweries, and while they'll be more expensive on average, the alcohol content will make up for the price and you can often grab 12-pack brewery samplers on sale for a good value.
I for one love imperial coffee stouts (heavy, dark, malty, bit of coffee bite), and my fiancee favors sours (light, fruity, very sour).
Beer has a history almost as long as our species, don't let people tell you the big breweries are all beer is.
Try some Leffe Triple
It's sweet and got a hell of a kick
For lager try Jupiler or Grolsch
Oh, I (>>78929039) just misread the post.
Yes, concentrated juice or syrup is a bad idea to drink.
I mean, you get no liquid from it and it tastes like shit.
Diluting your normal juice (best use pure natural juice with no additives, of course) with water is a good idea.
Of course, nothing keeps you from getting fat like just water, but thinned grape or apple juice is great in taste. Just calculate the calories per serving and the taste to what you find appropriate.
Yeah I get that. Water is nice, depending on where you live since different shit gets into the water, but I prefer water with a taste of something in it.
Lemon water is weirdly satisfying at the gym.
I'm in America, in Florida.
Mostly that all the beer I've tried so far is how bitter they are. I have a sweet tooth, and no beer I've tried has ever tasted good at all. Hell, the only wine I've ever liked was Fuki Plum wine.
Holy fuck is that all ONE CONTINUOUS SHOT?
>I can get warmer. I just add more layers until Im warm enough.
Confirmed for never having to wait out in the cold for more than ten minutes. I had to take the bus all the years when I was in college, and let me tell you - it does not matter how much you wear, the cold always finds a way in. ALWAYS.
This, most people thing Japanese people are racist when it's mostly just that white people kinda tend to be obnoxious assholes (mostly because they're obviously tourists). If you're nice to them they'll be nice to you.
Considering how much Mexico and Chile chug
It could be possible that sodas are cheaper and more popular in the America continents.
Or just lotta fatties idk I'm literally on my phone in line at a grocery while buying coke
Well, in any liquor store, you should find a selection of imported beers and artisan brews.
You might want to make picture of the offer and look up what's what in google.
Or, as previously suggested, you find yourself a bar that offers a local brew. Anything that is not some light beer piss.
Beer is not for everyone, though. If you have a lager, or Pils and don't really like the pure beer taste, you can mix it half and half with Sprite.
That balances out the bitter and sweet tastes nicely.
The sweet flavor is a bit difficult to get in a beer, but far from impossible. Wheat beers tend to be on the sweeter side, but they'll still have some bitterness.
Many of the sweet beers show up as seasonals, and are pricy even by beer standards. Avery's Pump[KY]n (pumpkin porter aged in Bourbon barrels) is like pumpkin pie in a glass, but runs around $15 for an 8 oz bottle.
I'd stay away from beers advertised as chocolate because many are made with either chocolate malt (Not chocolate) or straight cocoa (bitter, not sweet).
One that is available everywhere at a decent price though is Left Hand's milk stout, either regular or nitro (nitrogen injected into the beer post-production for smoother bubbles). This beer is brewed with lactose (don't get if intolerant, obviously) which unlike regular sugar, the yeast does not digest out so easily, leaving a sweeter flavor out of the bottle.
But considering just how sweet plum wine is, beer may not be your poison. The ones you will enjoy will be few in number, but they do exist!
I appreciate the information, but I'm probably just going to stick to liquor, but I don't really drink except during the holidays, so honestly I just don't think alcohol is my thing.
I work 12 to 8 most weeknights. I detest it but I can do it without coffee. You don't need caffeine, you never need caffeine. You just need to get your fucking sleep and drink some damn water.
have you ever had soy sauce? do you realize how much a tablespoon of it is? a tablespoon would season an entire crock pot of braise.
most people use just a few drops on a bowl of rice.
I'm a total teacher's pet.
Most teachers who value assertion and participation have loved me.
One asshole who expected people to just parrot his bullshit and couldn't take an opinion or autonomous thought, he learned to hate me.
And one night you think:
Oh man, I'm so tired, but I need to stay up. Maybe I'll try caffeine. My office does give it out for free after all...
Then you like it, so you do it again sometime in the future, maybe not because you're as tired as you were before, but you want to be more alert.
You may now have a dependency. A day without caffeine is all right, but eventually you stay going through withdrawals.
Caffeine withdrawal will typically start 2 days after last consumption (feeling shitty on a Sunday anyone?) and can include headaches and sometimes nausea.
TL;DR: it is true no-one needs caffeine at first, but if you get hooked... Best come in to the office Monday!
Trying to cut back myself. Feels like shit, but worth it.
>tfw I was but I let them down every. single. time.
>tfw meeting your middle school teacher randomly in a supermarket
>tfw he asks about your life and you have to tell him how you've basically amounted to nothing
I don't know about that. I'd say probably 30% chance she comes here. I'd bump that up to somewhere at 50-75% if she's 30ish years old, but I wouldn't imagine she is.
At the very least she knows we exist and talk about her comic, if she pays attention to the stats on her webpage.
>all this talk about being too cold or too hot
I've lived in the Southeastern U.S. for about 18 years now. I grew up in a very small village in New York state. I moved to the Southeast with my family when I was 10. I miss seasons so much... and I hate Southerners, but I'm guessing that's hypocritical since I basically came from a hick town in NY, but find Southerners stupid and annoying when my relatives aren't much different from your average hick (close-minded, rabidly Republican, racist, sexist, etc) -- the only difference between Southerners and my extended family is the accent and their inhospitable nature.
Still, I really miss New York winters and autumns. Here, it just gets brown and wet, then cold and bare, then summer returns for 6 months straight of humid 90+º weather.
>implying they don't
Aus here. When we're not watching your t.v we think you're all pretty fucking retarded. In fact we've had more than one show that's been popular with regular segments where they'd send someone over to America and ask basic questions on the street to see what you'd answer.
Results were priceless.
>Guinness is a good one. Unlike the others you've named, it's a darker beer and had a heavier, maltier flavor than the others you've named.
It really doesn't. It's bitter swill that becomes acceptable once the buzz sets in. And it's not like they need that bitterness in order to get all the other notes, they just keep it out of deference for tradition. Fucking Guiness is the fucking Wahabits of brewery.
>The sweet flavor is a bit difficult to get in a beer, but far from impossible.
Just tell him to buy belgian Kriek.
Geography is like the dumbest circlejerk ever. I will freely admit that I don't know where most shit is. Who cares? You seriously waste your time memorizing which countries are where, and refresh that memory every few months? How often does that help you in real life? Is it satisfying to know?
If you really want to know how ignorant Americans are try asking them basic facts of world history. Many will have a semi-autistic knowledge of American history. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, most seem to have a very vague idea that there was a middle ages/renaissance and before that was Romans. That's it. One retard I talked to scoffed at the idea of schools existing at the same time as Christopher Columbus.
You know they do that exact same thing locally too, right? I'm a fucking European and even I know the average human being here is just as retarded.
Get yourself checked, you retard.
Winter in general has been really lousy for everything west of the Mississippi these past few years. There's barely any snow and the temperatures remain high. Christ, I'm looking at a potential high of 50 F today here in Colorado Springs. Lucky North East Coasters.
We do those too. Shockingly, when you cherry pick from among 330 million people, you're going to find some rock-stupid dipshits. And thank god for them, those kinds of segments are always hilarious.
I've been drinking somewhat-above-average amounts of soda for the past two decades, ever since I got a job where I could get refills for free. And yet I've never once weighed over 150. Maybe I just completely neutralize the drinks by walking everywhere.
Actually I was. Probably because I got the best grades in class without trying. But then again I had no idea. Looking back now though, I realize I got a way with a lot more shit than anyone else in the class...