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Kaitlin
24-03-2005, 12:45 PM
This is in the 'Non-Chess' section but chess things can be talked about and other sports can be talked about too... but not 'who won lasts weeks boring game of chase the ball around and what the boring score was', of cause we will talk about the more interesting aspects of sport :P. And can talk about yummy foods and things like how to make apple and procuitto chicken (thats yummy) and movies and charmed and Girl activism and lots of stuff. Oh and we can talk about why the 'underware goes inside the pants policy' isnt strictly enforced for the guys :cheeky:.

jase
24-03-2005, 01:15 PM
Am I allowed here if I tell you about the Coffee and Tia Maria Panna Cotta that I made for dessert this week and promise not to talk about sp**t?

I might also make demands for your prosciutto recipe...

"That is the greatest disease ever - how do you get that? That disease comes with a hot cheick and puppy!" Lazy Boy, Underwear Goes Inside the Pants. :buttkick:

Mischa
24-03-2005, 01:23 PM
Go girlgriends, about time a threead for us..thank you Kitty Kat.

Mischa
24-03-2005, 01:24 PM
should read girlfriends..sorry

antichrist
24-03-2005, 02:39 PM
Honestly, I put my hand up to cover the view of the posts in this thread so I could not see them and am only saying "about time and thank goodness". bye bye

jenni
24-03-2005, 03:40 PM
Hi Kaitlin

Reeeealy like the bit about sports. Not too sure about the recipes bit - my kids tend (on the rare occasions I make dinner), to inspect the burnt bits and make remarks like "mum has been cooking again I see. :wall: ".

I did love cooking at one time (pre children), but tended to do complicated and very ambitious things. I loved all those Time Life recipes where you started off making about 10 literes of stock and then 6 days later ended up with some beautiful casserole.

I loved Mt Buller, because there was nothing to do and I perfected my scone baking skills - by the end I think the Dops were eagerly awaiting each new batch. :)

Mischa
24-03-2005, 03:55 PM
I know what you mean Jenni,
When James was little, I used to make the most wonderful feasts...Not a bad cook am I.
I am sooo over the dinner bit now.

Thunderspirit
24-03-2005, 07:05 PM
I wore a dress once as part of the UNSW Women's team, wearing an Yvonne Chong skirt so I am going to post here.

I love cooking, I find it creative. As a uni student I didn't always have much money so being able to create a meal from a few basic ingredients was always fun.

It would be great to swap ideas...

firegoat7
24-03-2005, 07:12 PM
Hello,

What a great idea. Of course you must let Mother Bon Bon Thatcher post there as he is definately a girls blouse.

Cheers Fg7

Mischa
24-03-2005, 07:29 PM
As long as you can be in touch with your feminin side, then maybe.

Mischa
24-03-2005, 07:31 PM
Have really got to watch my typing.So what is it girls do you think with the underpants?do they think it is cool or sexy? Beats me.Maybe a superman complex?

Denis_Jessop
24-03-2005, 07:44 PM
Hi Kaitlin

Reeeealy like the bit about sports. Not too sure about the recipes bit - my kids tend (on the rare occasions I make dinner), to inspect the burnt bits and make remarks like "mum has been cooking again I see. :wall: ".

I did love cooking at one time (pre children), but tended to do complicated and very ambitious things. I loved all those Time Life recipes where you started off making about 10 literes of stock and then 6 days later ended up with some beautiful casserole.

I loved Mt Buller, because there was nothing to do and I perfected my scone baking skills - by the end I think the Dops were eagerly awaiting each new batch. :)

You can't have a "girls only corner" without lots of half-demented males moving in on the action. :evil: So I'll take the opportunity to pay tribute to Jenni's Mt Buller scones of which I may have been among the first "outsider" tasters along with former UK clotted cream expert Gary Lane. They were brilliant. :clap: :clap: Unfortunately I normally only experience my own cooking which is good but basic and doesn't extend beyond main courses so I'll probably bow out at this point. :hand:

DJ

jenni
24-03-2005, 10:51 PM
You can't have a "girls only corner" without lots of half-demented males moving in on the action. :evil: So I'll take the opportunity to pay tribute to Jenni's Mt Buller scones of which I may have been among the first "outsider" tasters along with former UK clotted cream expert Gary Lane. They were brilliant. :clap: :clap: Unfortunately I normally only experience my own cooking which is good but basic and doesn't extend beyond main courses so I'll probably bow out at this point. :hand:

DJ

Thank-you Denis :) I had forgotten that you and Gary were my guinea pigs!

Libby
25-03-2005, 08:07 AM
I don't cook, iron and am rarely tempted by any form of housework.

I look forward to the AFL season and enjoy the cricket.

I'll have to lurk here to reactivate the "girl within."

Rather like the Lazyboy track but I don't know there was any real encouragement there for underwear worn outside the pants. ;)

Trent Parker
25-03-2005, 11:48 AM
I don't cook, iron and am rarely tempted by any form of housework.

I look forward to the AFL season and enjoy the cricket.

I'll have to lurk here to reactivate the "girl within."



I cook sometimes. (Normally when my parents aren't home... or if my father isn't home for dinner)..... I am quite resorceful myself. Its amazing what you can whip up with an almost bare cupboard/fridge/freezer.

In our family we each Iron our own things.

And I do quite a bit of housework.... seeing that i'm at home alot atm.

Anyhow i'll Exit now and leave this thread to the ladies :D

Kaitlin
25-03-2005, 07:29 PM
I cook sometimes. (Normally when my parents aren't home... or if my father isn't home for dinner)..... I am quite resorceful myself. Its amazing what you can whip up with an almost bare cupboard/fridge/freezer.

In our family we each Iron our own things.

And I do quite a bit of housework.... seeing that i'm at home alot atm.

Anyhow i'll Exit now and leave this thread to the ladies :D

Guys say they do theres things

:classic:

eclectic
25-03-2005, 09:38 PM
oh kait i trepidate with fear
that were i to post too much here
i'd crochet one too many a doily
and be transformed into a goilie!

:P

eclectic

Mischa
26-03-2005, 10:30 AM
I think he doth protest too much

Kaitlin
26-03-2005, 12:27 PM
oh kait i trepidate with fear
that were i to post too much here
i'd crochet one too many a doily
and be transformed into a goilie!

:P

eclectic

hehe... thats good eclectic - :ponder: mmm **MC eCleCtic**

Libby
26-03-2005, 01:04 PM
oh kait i trepidate with fear
that were i to post too much here
i'd crochet one too many a doily
and be transformed into a goilie!

:P

eclectic

Eclectic - be not the fearful one!
Such conversions may be undone.
Post only in the footy thread
And if that fails - flame Bill instead :P

Mischa
01-04-2005, 10:51 PM
Hey girls...bad show here. Where have you all gone?

Kaitlin
06-04-2005, 12:42 AM
Why is it guys wif brains are soooooooo stuiped ???????
:evil: :snooty: :dead: :mad: :squarei: :bored: :pirate: :crazy: :crosseye: :bandit: :disapp: :ogre: :angry: :devious: :tired:

Mischa
06-04-2005, 08:19 AM
Fight with skip did you Kitty?

Kaitlin
07-04-2005, 08:59 PM
Fight with skip did you Kitty?

nooooooo :suprised:... the patent obsurdity of of it hmmmm :naughty: :naughty:

Mischa
07-04-2005, 10:09 PM
so what the problem little one?

Kaitlin
08-04-2005, 07:08 PM
so what the problem little one?


We didnt fight...:s

jenni
22-04-2005, 02:29 PM
Girly corner been a bit dead lately? Could it be that none of us are really into girly things?

I've been a bit too busy to play on the BB lately (except Chopper to which I am rapidly becoming addicted :) )

I am desperately trying to think of some girly subjects.

How about we ditch Lizzy and create Queen Mary of Australia? Then we can still have a Royal for all the photo shoots, but get rid of the dysfunctional English bunch?

Mischa
23-04-2005, 06:36 PM
Would totally agree with you Jenni if it were not for the fact that I am extremely jealous of her. All I ever managed to pick up in pubs were drunks.

jenni
23-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Would totally agree with you Jenni if it were not for the fact that I am extremely jealous of her. All I ever managed to pick up in pubs were drunks.

Well we don't actually know how sober he was....

Mischa
23-04-2005, 09:00 PM
Point...or how sober she was for that matter.
My princes never turned out to BE princes.
You have to kiss a lot of toads in your life......

jenni
23-04-2005, 10:43 PM
:D

Mischa
19-05-2005, 10:32 PM
Just to change the subject for a minute....or not really...
what constitutes a good kisser in a man? The subject came up tonight with some friends...silly I know but what do you all think?

Mischa
19-05-2005, 10:33 PM
I love my new avatar..:)

Rincewind
19-05-2005, 10:42 PM
I'm told in another thread only girls get Jeff Buckley. So maybe this is appropriate and may go someway to answering your question regarding masculine kissers. (Welcome back to the world of posting, by the way).


Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss
A singing smile
Coffee smell and lilac skin
Your flame in me

Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss
A singing smile
Coffee smell and lilac skin
Your flame in me

Iím only here for this moment

I know everybody here wants you
I know everybody here thinks he needs you
Iíll be waiting right here just to show you
How our love will blow it all away

Hmm, such a thing of wonder in this crowd
Iím a stranger in this town
Youíre free with me
And our eyes locked in downcast love
I sit here proud
Even now youíre undressed in your dreams with me

Oh, Iím only here for this moment

I know everybody here wants you
I know everybody here thinks he needs you
Iíll be waiting right here just to show you
How our love will blow it all away

I know the tears we cried
Have dried on yesterday
The sea of fools has parted for us
Thereís nothing in our way
My love

Donít you see, donít you see?
Youíre just the torch to put the flame to all our guilt and shame
And Iíll rise like an ember in your name

I know i, I know i
I know everybody here wants you
I know everybody here thinks he needs you
Iíll be waiting right here just to show you
Oh let me show you
That love can rise, rise just like embers

Love can taste like the wine of the ages, oh babe,
And I know they all looks so good from a distance
But I tell you Iím the one

I know everybody here, well, thinks he needs you
Think he needs you
And Iíll be waiting right here just to show you.

Mischa
19-05-2005, 10:45 PM
I'm sure this man is a good kisser!!!!

Kaitlin
19-05-2005, 10:54 PM
i like surprise kisses :classic:

Mischa
19-05-2005, 11:00 PM
Actually I'll go with you on that one for a bit...but there is nothing better than the anticipation of that first kiss........................

Duff McKagan
19-05-2005, 11:36 PM
I only just saw the title of this thread. You have to be kidding. Can I start a thread like "Bikes Busts & Beer" please.

DOUBLE STANDARD! :hand: :rolleyes:

Mischa
19-05-2005, 11:43 PM
This man probably not a good kisser!:)

Duff McKagan
20-05-2005, 08:57 AM
This man probably not a good kisser!:)

Youve caught me out :uhoh: Your right but it is a case of no being good anymore but used to be. Just dont like lieing anymore with my lips because I'm just not that desparate. :(

Misha I am gong to be murdered by all the males here because I am going to betray a trade secret. All men hate kissing and the good kissers are the ones that fake liking it the best. Kissing is for lesbians and the fakers who will lie just to be given access. Misha next time you blush with the memory of the sexiest kiss or are swooning in the real thing, remember that he is jumping through hoops like a performing dog for a doggy choc.:cool:

(In general I know women are smarter than men but it isnt men who choose to be stupid, we are the naturals.)

I spose a **** is out of the question :lol:

Rincewind
20-05-2005, 09:06 AM
Misha I am gong to be murdered by all the males here because I am going to betray a trade secret. All men hate kissing and the good kissers are the ones that fake liking it the best. Kissing is for lesbians and the fakers who will lie just to be given access. Misha next time you blush with the memory of the sexiest kiss or are swooning in the real thing, remember that he is jumping through hoops like a performing dog for a doggy choc.:cool:

:eek: Am I a lesbian? It certainly explains a lot.

Well at least I feel a little more comfortable with my Jeff Buckley tastes. Come to think of it I like KD Lang and Ani di Franco too. :hmm:

Rhubarb
20-05-2005, 09:29 AM
All men hate kissing and the good kissers are the ones that fake liking it the best. Kissing is for lesbians and the fakers who will lie just to be given access.That is such an awful thing to say. You're just totally blinded by your cynicism. Kissing girls is the best thing - the best possible thing.

Duff McKagan
20-05-2005, 10:37 AM
That is such an awful thing to say. You're just totally blinded by your cynicism. Kissing girls is the best thing - the best possible thing.

ROTFL

Duff McKagan
20-05-2005, 10:39 AM
:eek: Am I a lesbian?

Maybe you and kegless should hook up. :uhoh:

ursogr8
20-05-2005, 10:24 PM
oops...forgot is Casino night

They left in their eights.

One of the advantages ofbeing on board 10 is that the rating differential just about makes the win a sure thing. ;)

Btw...JGB sighted and looking resplendent.

Hope he plays his cards right. :uhoh:


starter

arosar
30-06-2005, 04:46 PM
bump

AR

Foxy Lady
12-10-2005, 07:01 PM
Girly corner been a bit dead lately? Could it be that none of us are really into girly things?

I've been a bit too busy to play on the BB lately (except Chopper to which I am rapidly becoming addicted :) )

I am desperately trying to think of some girly subjects.

How about we ditch Lizzy and create Queen Mary of Australia? Then we can still have a Royal for all the photo shoots, but get rid of the dysfunctional English bunch?

This discussion started promising, why is it dead? Why do so few girls post on this board? So many questions.

Denis_Jessop
12-10-2005, 07:10 PM
This discussion started promising, why is it dead? Why do so few girls post on this board? So many questions.

Is it because all the active girls are fully occupied beating up the men on all the other threads? :eek: :D

DJ

Foxy Lady
12-10-2005, 07:19 PM
Is it because all the active girls are fully occupied beating up the men on all the other threads? :eek: :D

Really? The men seem to be fully occupied beating up on themselves. Or is this just a wish fulfilment thing of yours, Denis? :D

Apart from Kaitlin, Jenni, Libby and Mischa are there other girls posting here?

PHAT
12-10-2005, 08:24 PM
Apart from Kaitlin, Jenni, Libby and Mischa are there other girls posting here?

I used to be a lesbian but am now gender reassigned.

jenni
12-10-2005, 08:27 PM
Is it because all the active girls are fully occupied beating up the men on all the other threads? :eek: :D

DJ

Now, now Denis, just because things have been a little vicious lately. Normally we are all sweetness and light.....

klyall
12-10-2005, 08:44 PM
Don't I count?

I'm just recovering from the Ergas Chess Training Squad and from the chauffering duties - Tues, Thurs, Frid nights and Sat afternoon. :doh:

Foxy Lady
12-10-2005, 09:13 PM
Don't I count?

I'm just recovering from the Ergas Chess Training Squad and from the chauffering duties - Tues, Thurs, Frid nights and Sat afternoon. :doh:

Of course you do. I'm new here.

Are most girls here chess players or their chauffers?

jenni
12-10-2005, 10:13 PM
Of course you do. I'm new here.

Are most girls here chess players or their chauffers?

I think we are all fairly long in the tooth, although Mischa is a bit of a glamour girl. Chess-Mum tends to lurk a lot, but doesn't post very often.

Candy-Cane and Angel are both sub 20. What about you?

Alan Shore
13-10-2005, 03:33 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/blueearth/haythread_b.jpg

Haha.

four four two
13-10-2005, 04:45 AM
Spontaneous as always Belthasar. ;) :lol:

Most female posters here are mothers of players,Watto I am informed is an adult female player. Kaitlin,who started this thread hasnt posted in awhile,maybe highschool homework got in the way.... :hmm: Anyway welcome aboard Foxy. ;)

Watto
13-10-2005, 09:45 AM
I think part of the problem with this thread is that we were encouraged from the start to swap recipes, talk about charmed, not talk about sports in a ‘male’ way (not talk about who won boring games of chase etc), be Girl activists and also generally feel free to express our Girl Only ideas I guess. It was a bit stereotypical. It was a well intentioned idea so I’m not damning the initial poster but I think the suggestions seemed to make some of the contributors feel a bit self-conscious. It felt a bit forced. And my response when I found the thread a month or so ago was to feel inhibited rather than liberated, a bit boxed, and not interested in contributing. Then the thread rather amusingly petered into a whimsical path of sexual frustration and agony aunts stuff. And had lots of men join in. Which I don’t mind actually. And then it died a quick little death.

The fact is I love cooking and would be happy to post a great recipe now and then (and have in fact thought of it- there’s a very simple but tasty bacon and chilli pasta dish, also a mango and prawn salad and a fantastic guacamole I’d like to share which I found in southern California, many more) but for that I’d probably like a thread for recipes and food in general – great restaurant tips too- not one for Girls Only. But I also love the ‘boring chase the ball’ round type games. I like lots of things that are supposedly ‘male’ but that’s nonsense to think they are. They’re just interesting to me.

If it was a thread where you could talk about whatever you wanted but also could discuss issues of girls and women in chess (including women’s titles), swop experiences, debate how to build up female participation etc, how the AWCL fits in and so on then it might end up being a very useful and dare I say it empowering thread.

Foxy Lady
13-10-2005, 10:17 AM
I'm somewhere between 20 and fairly long in the tooth. Maybe the problem with this thread is the fishbowl effect. :(

jenni
13-10-2005, 10:19 AM
Most female posters here are mothers of players,

Is this true?

Females

Angel player
Candy-Cane player
Kaitlin interested in playing
Klyall mother and player
Jenni mother and player
Watto player - possibly mother?
Foxy Lady unknown
Mischa mother
Libby mother
Chess-Mum mother

(apolgies to any I have over looked!)

Foxy Lady is a bit of an unknown and Mischa, Libby and Chess-Mum are definitely Mothers not players, as far as I know. However that still gives 6 players and possibly 7. Of course if you wanted to add the adjective good or high-rated, it would make a difference. :), or "mothers as well as players"

Watto
13-10-2005, 10:35 AM
And the other thing I feel is that it would need to be a thread where contributors felt confident to disagree. I know there are very few females on chesschat, but it doesn’t mean we have to be publicly in agreement. If you’re in the minority sometimes it’s easy to feel you have to show unity in order to show your support for the deeper cause. But I think that if a thread like this is to work we’d have to feel we were free to express our genuine opinions. That way we’d get some useful discussions. Much healthier in the long term.

Anyway, thems my thoughts :)

Must add that I was thrilled to be a spectator when Elena Sedina took out the Australian Open... !

Watto
13-10-2005, 10:46 AM
Is this true?

Females

Angel player
Candy-Cane player
Kaitlin interested in playing
Klyall mother and player
Jenni mother and player
Watto player - possibly mother?
Foxy Lady unknown
Mischa mother
Libby mother
Chess-Mum mother

(apolgies to any I have over looked!)

Foxy Lady is a bit of an unknown and Mischa, Libby and Chess-Mum are definitely Mothers not players, as far as I know. However that still gives 6 players and possibly 7. Of course if you wanted to add the adjective good or high-rated, it would make a difference. :), or "mothers as well as players"

Hi Jenni.

I’m a player, not a mother (could it be that I’m a fighter, not a lover ;) )

New to chess though so certainly the rating is not glorious- but it’s only a first rating!

Cheers,
Watto

pull_my_finger
13-10-2005, 11:11 AM
Is this true?

Females

Angel player
Candy-Cane player
Kaitlin interested in playing
Klyall mother and player
Jenni mother and player
Watto player - possibly mother?
Foxy Lady unknown
Mischa mother
Libby mother
Chess-Mum mother

(apolgies to any I have over looked!)

Foxy Lady is a bit of an unknown and Mischa, Libby and Chess-Mum are definitely Mothers not players, as far as I know. However that still gives 6 players and possibly 7. Of course if you wanted to add the adjective good or high-rated, it would make a difference. :), or "mothers as well as players"
You forgot this mother - Matt Sweeney ;)

jenni
13-10-2005, 11:31 AM
If it was a thread where you could talk about whatever you wanted but also could discuss issues of girls and women in chess (including womenís titles), swop experiences, debate how to build up female participation etc, how the AWCL fits in and so on then it might end up being a very useful and dare I say it empowering thread.

I think it is the sort of thread where you can raise anything. Although it might have started in a cutesy way, it doesn't mean you can't bring anything you like to it. The fact that it has had so few posts in it, shows that cutesy wasn't really what the female posters wanted. (I've always suspected that Kaitlin was trolling anyway with the thread name).

Please feel free to post recipes - I'll pass them on to my husband who is our resident cook. He is pretty keen on guacamole.

jenni
13-10-2005, 11:35 AM
And the other thing I feel is that it would need to be a thread where contributors felt confident to disagree. I know there are very few females on chesschat, but it doesnít mean we have to be publicly in agreement. If youíre in the minority sometimes itís easy to feel you have to show unity in order to show your support for the deeper cause. But I think that if a thread like this is to work weíd have to feel we were free to express our genuine opinions. That way weíd get some useful discussions. Much healthier in the long term.

Anyway, thems my thoughts :)

Must add that I was thrilled to be a spectator when Elena Sedina took out the Australian Open... !

I don't think any of the females on this BB would be shy to disagree. :)

Angel played in the Aus Open, so maybe you met her there?

Watto
13-10-2005, 01:25 PM
I think it is the sort of thread where you can raise anything. Although it might have started in a cutesy way, it doesn't mean you can't bring anything you like to it. The fact that it has had so few posts in it, shows that cutesy wasn't really what the female posters wanted. (I've always suspected that Kaitlin was trolling anyway with the thread name).

Please feel free to post recipes - I'll pass them on to my husband who is our resident cook. He is pretty keen on guacamole.

Okay, happy to do that. Shall post the guacamole recipe in the next couple of days.

four four two
13-10-2005, 02:00 PM
Angel and Candy- cane havnt posted in about 3 months,and Angel has less than 10 posts.So they are not exactly regulars,of the 6 regulars who post 4 are mothers,Kaitlin and Watto being the ones without kids.Either way its good to see more females posting,provides a bit of balance. ;)

jenni
13-10-2005, 03:17 PM
Angel and Candy- cane havnt posted in about 3 months,and Angel has less than 10 posts.So they are not exactly regulars,of the 6 regulars who post 4 are mothers,Kaitlin and Watto being the ones without kids.Either way its good to see more females posting,provides a bit of balance. ;)

Angel doesn't post often, but she lurks a lot - she always seems to know what has been going on on the BB.

Another one I forget who is also a strong player and sub -25 and definitely not a mother, is Lemonruski. However she also falls into the not a regular poster group. Maybe the mothers and mother/players have learnt to shoot their mouths off a bit more, as they have aged? Perhaps in a decade or two Lemonruski, Angel and Candy-Cane will become regular posters. :)

jenni
13-10-2005, 03:29 PM
Hi Jenni.

Iím a player, not a mother (could it be that Iím a fighter, not a lover ;) )

New to chess though so certainly the rating is not glorious- but itís only a first rating!

Cheers,
Watto

Don't get into the rating stuff - play because you like it. :) Ratings should only matter to the people trying to get selected for Olympiad teams and juniors, because they often need a higher rating for selection in various things.

I am sure your rating can't be more pathetic than mine. I can't play juniors - they either terrify me if I am losing, or make me feel sorry for them if I am beating them. Either way I lose and my rating suffers. :lol: I am currently supposed to playing a young boy tomorrow night at Belco. I have this quandary - he is really not at all good - not because he doesn't have some ability, but because he plays way too fast. He called me in to look at his game last Friday night because he was about to go up an exchange and he wanted me to see it happen. Unfortunatley he played too fast after that and still lost. He is about 13, so old enough to cope with me beating him, but I know he would be so excited if he won. I have been agonizing for days about what I should do. Hopefully there will be some byes on Friday night, so I won't have to play him. or I could change the draw so I don't have to play him. :hmm:

Watto
13-10-2005, 04:28 PM
Don't get into the rating stuff - play because you like it. :) Ratings should only matter to the people trying to get selected for Olympiad teams and juniors, because they often need a higher rating for selection in various things.

I am sure your rating can't be more pathetic than mine. I can't play juniors - they either terrify me if I am losing, or make me feel sorry for them if I am beating them. Either way I lose and my rating suffers. :lol: I am currently supposed to playing a young boy tomorrow night at Belco. I have this quandary - he is really not at all good - not because he doesn't have some ability, but because he plays way too fast. He called me in to look at his game last Friday night because he was about to go up an exchange and he wanted me to see it happen. Unfortunatley he played too fast after that and still lost. He is about 13, so old enough to cope with me beating him, but I know he would be so excited if he won. I have been agonizing for days about what I should do. Hopefully there will be some byes on Friday night, so I won't have to play him. or I could change the draw so I don't have to play him. :hmm:

Hehe. That’s quite funny. I’ve always felt that I’d let kids beat me at things only when the got to an age when they truly could. So whilst my sister might deliberately lose a race along the beach to my cocky nephew, I wouldn’t. He’s now at an age where he’d beat me anyway.

Personally, I’d just concentrate on playing the best moves you can and if that means crushing your opponent (and possibly his spirit) so be it. He’ll probably have more respect for you if you beat him than if you let him win. You might enjoy it more too.

Actually, I must confess that I have never ever felt any sympathy for an opponent at the time of winning. It’s a rare and wonderful feeling at this stage for me. Particularly if I’ve outplayed them, found good moves (for someone of my experience/ability) and it hasn’t just been a blunderfest. Maybe shortly after or the next day I might think about the fact that they looked a bit upset but not for long… ;)

That’s the sport part of it.

jenni
13-10-2005, 06:12 PM
Hehe. Thatís quite funny. Iíve always felt that Iíd let kids beat me at things only when the got to an age when they truly could. So whilst my sister might deliberately lose a race along the beach to my cocky nephew, I wouldnít. Heís now at an age where heíd beat me anyway.

Personally, Iíd just concentrate on playing the best moves you can and if that means crushing your opponent (and possibly his spirit) so be it. Heíll probably have more respect for you if you beat him than if you let him win. You might enjoy it more too.

Actually, I must confess that I have never ever felt any sympathy for an opponent at the time of winning. Itís a rare and wonderful feeling at this stage for me. Particularly if Iíve outplayed them, found good moves (for someone of my experience/ability) and it hasnít just been a blunderfest. Maybe shortly after or the next day I might think about the fact that they looked a bit upset but not for longÖ ;)

Thatís the sport part of it.
I've always taken the attitude that you beat the little kids while you can, because they usually get better faster than you. There are quite a few of them that I enjoy beating, because they are so cocky. However this one is a real ratbag of a kid, who for some reason has taken to chess. He has actually become quite sweet and always wants to know if he can help with setting up.

I've tended to yell at him for the whole year about playing too fast and hadn't realised how much he wanted to show he could win a game until he dragged me into the room last week to watch his game. Anyway I probably will play a genuine game against him, as kids tend to know if you throw a game, but I must admit I will be hoping to avoid him.

Your attitudes do change once you have children of your own. I always disliked children until I had some. :)

WhiteElephant
13-10-2005, 07:37 PM
I am currently supposed to playing a young boy tomorrow night at Belco. I have this quandary - he is really not at all good - not because he doesn't have some ability, but because he plays way too fast. He called me in to look at his game last Friday night because he was about to go up an exchange and he wanted me to see it happen. Unfortunatley he played too fast after that and still lost. He is about 13, so old enough to cope with me beating him, but I know he would be so excited if he won. I have been agonizing for days about what I should do. Hopefully there will be some byes on Friday night, so I won't have to play him. or I could change the draw so I don't have to play him. :hmm:

That is very noble of you Jenni but he has to learn that he can't win every game and it might as well be against you :) Show him who's boss....

jenni
13-10-2005, 08:18 PM
That is very noble of you Jenni but he has to learn that he can't win every game and it might as well be against you :) Show him who's boss....

The problem is he hasn't won a game since he joined Belco... He had a rating of about 150 and has now lost it. He really isn't bad - just a mixture of playing too fast and perhaps has given up believing he can win.

WhiteElephant
13-10-2005, 08:34 PM
The problem is he hasn't won a game since he joined Belco... He had a rating of about 150 and has now lost it. He really isn't bad - just a mixture of playing too fast and perhaps has given up believing he can win.

I know what you mean, I see many juniors who are quite talented lose a long streak of games due to a combination of moving too quickly, inexperience and a string of tough opponents. However, long losing streaks are very often followed by long winning streaks...

There is one 12yr old boy here in Melb (I won't name names) who regularly plays at an adult club and of course finds it hard to win games. Despite that he has stayed positive and at a recent tournament I ran, he came along and spanked a bunch of high school kids to place in the U/18s.

Foxy Lady
13-10-2005, 08:36 PM
The problem is he hasn't won a game since he joined Belco... He had a rating of about 150 and has now lost it. He really isn't bad - just a mixture of playing too fast and perhaps has given up believing he can win.

People worry too much about winning. My motto is just enjoy the game.
Sure is a lot of talk about Canberra on this board. Are most people here from Canberra?

WhiteElephant
13-10-2005, 08:36 PM
PS Sorry to invade the Girls Only thread :oops:

four four two
13-10-2005, 08:41 PM
Most people here are from Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane/Gold Coast and Canberra. :banana:

klyall
13-10-2005, 08:55 PM
[QUOTE=Watto]

thereís a very simple but tasty bacon and chilli pasta dish, also a mango and prawn salad and a fantastic guacamole Iíd like to share which I found in southern California, many more) QUOTE]

I love new dishes - especially if they are quick and easy to prepare. Love the sound of the guacamole.

Foxy Lady
13-10-2005, 09:00 PM
Most people here are from Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane/Gold Coast and Canberra. :banana:

But wait a sec. Aren't you the one who said that most of the women here were mothers? :P
But the ACT really isn't that big. I would have thought Sydney and Melbourne people would swamp the numbers from Canberra. They even said something about moving the whole thing to Canberra so I thought maybe this was something that started in the ACT.

four four two
13-10-2005, 09:36 PM
Most of the PEOPLE on the BB are from Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane/Goldcoast and Canberra.The few regular female posters who are mothers are Jenni and Libby from Canberra,Mischa and Klyall are from Melbourne. ;)

ursogr8
13-10-2005, 10:05 PM
Hi Jenni.

Iím a player, not a mother (could it be that Iím a fighter, not a lover ;) )

New to chess though so certainly the rating is not glorious- but itís only a first rating!

Cheers,
Watto

Placed at 78? (http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/vicchess/2005_vic_open_results.htm#Cross%20Table)


starter

Watto
13-10-2005, 10:55 PM
I've always taken the attitude that you beat the little kids while you can, because they usually get better faster than you. There are quite a few of them that I enjoy beating, because they are so cocky. However this one is a real ratbag of a kid, who for some reason has taken to chess. He has actually become quite sweet and always wants to know if he can help with setting up.

I've tended to yell at him for the whole year about playing too fast and hadn't realised how much he wanted to show he could win a game until he dragged me into the room last week to watch his game. Anyway I probably will play a genuine game against him, as kids tend to know if you throw a game, but I must admit I will be hoping to avoid him.

Your attitudes do change once you have children of your own. I always disliked children until I had some. :)

Hi Jenni. Best of luck with the game.

Just a small point. I like kids. I've actually really enjoyed that aspect of chess. I like the range of ages and types of people. I've had some fun games with juniors. And I've appreciated how happy some of them are when they run off and tell their mates or their parents they've won, leaving the losers in their wake... ;)

Anyway, the point is, my belief about playing the position rather than the opponent hasn't got anything to do with a dislike of kids. I care about people's feelings but I'm a naturally competitive soul, always have been, and it's clear in tournament chess that both opponents have agreed to go into battle. Whether you're playing an older player who is clearly past their best chess or a junior, it's the moves they make at the board which should matter, not how they'll feel if I beat them (or vice versa, which at the moment is more often the case).

Cheers,
Watto

PHAT
13-10-2005, 11:30 PM
I care about people's feelings but I'm a naturally competitive soul, always have been, and it's clear in tournament chess that both opponents have agreed to go into battle. ... it's the moves they make at the board which should matter, not how they'll feel if I beat them

Can you see the inconsistancy?

I just want to say that I too am competitive until I become congnacent of the other person as a person. When I am playing I feel 8/10, when I lose I feel 4/10, when I win I feel 6/10, when I draw I feel 7/10.

Why?

Dozy
14-10-2005, 04:37 AM
. . .Whether you're playing an older player who is clearly past their best chess. . .Ummm ??!

Watto
14-10-2005, 08:19 AM
Can you see the inconsistancy?

I just want to say that I too am competitive until I become congnacent of the other person as a person. When I am playing I feel 8/10, when I lose I feel 4/10, when I win I feel 6/10, when I draw I feel 7/10.

Why?

I really don't know why your feelings are so precisely structured.Can't help you there, sorry.

Watto
14-10-2005, 08:31 AM
Ummm ??!

Oh dear. Enter forums at your peril. I meant no disrespect to any players of any sort. Being a weak adult player I'm hardly in a strong position myself.

Dozy, I was talking about Jenni's agony over beating a junior who would clearly love to win. He was disadvantaged she felt because he plays too fast, can't concentrate, whatever. He could dearly do with a win. When she described it in more detail I understood the dilemma.
I widened the argument about patronising people at the board, for arguments sake, to very elderly players.People can have all sorts of disadvantages. I chose to mention the two ends of the spectrum.

Anyway, hope you all have a good day...

Dozy
14-10-2005, 09:13 AM
Oh dear. Enter forums at your peril. I meant no disrespect to any players of any sort. Being a weak adult player I'm hardly in a strong position myself.

Dozy, I was talking about Jenni's agony over beating a junior who would clearly love to win. He was disadvantaged she felt because he plays too fast, can't concentrate, whatever. He could dearly do with a win. When she described it in more detail I understood the dilemma.
I widened the argument about patronising people at the board, for arguments sake, to very elderly players.People can have all sorts of disadvantages. I chose to mention the two ends of the spectrum.

Anyway, hope you all have a good day...Sorry, Watto .. it wasn't my intention to enter a girls only thread. :) No offence taken but lots of people think the way you do.

Norm Greenwood and I shared first prize in the U1600 div of the NSW Open a couple of months ago and when it was over I pointed out to Charles Z (who had assured me after round 5 that "a junior would win") that greypower was still alive and kicking.

Then I heard one of the women say, "Isn't it good to see aged people doing well." I didn't know whether to make a funny remark or to go and change my incontinence pad. In the finish I just slunk off...

It's a misconception that your thinker deteriorates with time. Unless you have a medical problem you can expect to keep your brain active so far into your dotage that you won't have a dotage at all.

I covered this in some detail (and with the latest scientific data available) in an article I wrote a couple of years ago about square dancing. You can read it on http://www.users.tpg.com.au/adslpu7j/dozy/greymatter.html

I wonder if I should change my handle to Gramps?

jenni
14-10-2005, 09:24 AM
Hi Jenni. Best of luck with the game.

Just a small point. I like kids. I've actually really enjoyed that aspect of chess. I like the range of ages and types of people. I've had some fun games with juniors. And I've appreciated how happy some of them are when they run off and tell their mates or their parents they've won, leaving the losers in their wake... ;)

Anyway, the point is, my belief about playing the position rather than the opponent hasn't got anything to do with a dislike of kids. I care about people's feelings but I'm a naturally competitive soul, always have been, and it's clear in tournament chess that both opponents have agreed to go into battle. Whether you're playing an older player who is clearly past their best chess or a junior, it's the moves they make at the board which should matter, not how they'll feel if I beat them (or vice versa, which at the moment is more often the case).

Cheers,
Watto

Hi Watto

Sorry - didn't mean to imply you disliked kids (just mentioning that I used to), - just maybe you agonise a bit more about their feelings once you have your own. Or maybe its just me - I have this unfortunate tendency of wanting to make everyone happy, which often gets me into a tangle.

Anyway my problem might have gone away, as I have had a bye request which puts us back to odd numbers, so I can sit out this round. :)

Jenni

jenni
14-10-2005, 09:27 AM
Then I heard one of the women say, "Isn't it good to see aged people doing well." I didn't know whether to make a funny remark or to go and change my incontinence pad. In the finish I just slunk off...

?

:lol: :lol: That was me.

It was a bit of a tongue in cheek remark, because I included myself in the aged demography. You just get so tired (particularly in Canberra), of seeing the young kids who can barely see over the chess pieces, beating up the adults.

jenni
14-10-2005, 09:30 AM
Love the sound of the guacamole.

Sounds like this is a hit - we are all eager anticipation...

I have to admit I enjoy cooking. I tend to do the fancy dinner party stuff, while Tony does the daily drudge.

Dozy
14-10-2005, 09:36 AM
:lol: :lol: That was me.

It was a bit of a tongue in cheek remark, because I included myself in the aged demography. You just get so tired (particularly in Canberra), of seeing the young kids who can barely see over the chess pieces, beating up the adults.Wish I'd known. I'd have come and said Hello. :D

I attended a grandparents' day at the local primary school a while ago and the principal (whose IQ had probably not reached double figures) made a few remarks about how bright we all looked and how we actually looked more active than some of the young people, and so on, and so on, without realising he was being obnoxious.

I was writing a column for the local paper at the time and after his speech I shook his hand and said, "You're going to be famous!"

I hope he got to read it...

jenni
14-10-2005, 10:05 AM
Wish I'd known. I'd have come and said Hello. :D

Next time? We usually come down for a few NSW comps each year.


I attended a grandparents' day at the local primary school a while ago and the principal (whose IQ had probably not reached double figures) made a few remarks about how bright we all looked and how we actually looked more active than some of the young people, and so on, and so on, without realising he was being obnoxious.

I was writing a column for the local paper at the time and after his speech I shook his hand and said, "You're going to be famous!"

I hope he got to read it...

That is power. :) My kids drive me crazy, because they are at the age where they think they will never grow old and that anyone over 30 is seriously on a down hill slide. Shannon even intimated to me that I should not post on the BB, as I was acting childishly and that BB's were a young person's medium.

I told her what she could do with herself and that the BB was dominated by wrinklies .....

Dozy
14-10-2005, 10:09 AM
Next time? We usually come down for a few NSW comps each year.


That is power. :) My kids drive me crazy, because they are at the age where they think they will never grow old and that anyone over 30 is seriously on a down hill slide. Shannon even intimated to me that I should not post on the BB, as I was acting childishly and that BB's were a young person's medium.

I told her what she could do with herself and that the BB was dominated by wrinklies .....When my youngest was about 15 (he's in his 30s now) we were walking past the local shops and I was doing what I normally do (much like I carry on on the BB) when I noticed he looked a bit uncomfortable. I said, "Am I embarrassing you?" And he said, "It's awfully easy to get embarrassed at my age, Dad."

There was a little bit of wisdom there somewhere.

jenni
14-10-2005, 10:43 AM
When my youngest was about 15 (he's in his 30s now) we were walking past the local shops and I was doing what I normally do (much like I carry on on the BB) when I noticed he looked a bit uncomfortable. I said, "Am I embarrassing you?" And he said, "It's awfully easy to get embarrassed at my age, Dad."

There was a little bit of wisdom there somewhere.

Yes it is always gratifying when you see a bit of maturity kicking in. My youngest has reached the repulsive teenage years and I am copping a lot of the "what would YOU know" looks. My oldest laughed at her the other day and tol her " when you get a bit older you realise parents do know what they are talking about" - then a side look at me and "sometimes" got added. :)

Watto
14-10-2005, 01:22 PM
Sorry, Watto .. it wasn't my intention to enter a girls only thread. :) No offence taken but lots of people think the way you do.

Norm Greenwood and I shared first prize in the U1600 div of the NSW Open a couple of months ago and when it was over I pointed out to Charles Z (who had assured me after round 5 that "a junior would win") that greypower was still alive and kicking.

Then I heard one of the women say, "Isn't it good to see aged people doing well." I didn't know whether to make a funny remark or to go and change my incontinence pad. In the finish I just slunk off...

It's a misconception that your thinker deteriorates with time. Unless you have a medical problem you can expect to keep your brain active so far into your dotage that you won't have a dotage at all.

I covered this in some detail (and with the latest scientific data available) in an article I wrote a couple of years ago about square dancing. You can read it on http://www.users.tpg.com.au/adslpu7j/dozy/greymatter.html

I wonder if I should change my handle to Gramps?


Hi again Dozy- no problem, happy to have you here on the Girls Only thread :).

You might be surprised but I'm in complete agreement with you. My argument was that I felt one should NOT change your approach based on prejudices about someone's age or appearance. I'm a woman taking up chess in my mid thirties- I've had someone (very nicely) congratulate me with some gentlemanly surprise on the fact that I don't just play in ladies tournaments but in the open ones as well! (are there many/any females who only play in ladies tournaments?). So I plan to get quite a bit better as I get older! ;)

btw, when I referred to older players whose best chess is behind them, I was not thinking of older players in general. I could have mentioned rusty players who used to be much sharper and find it frustrating. Players deteriorate for all sorts of reasons. I chose older players as a contrast to juniors.
Thanks for the link. I'll read it when I get time. Glad you raised the point because it's given me a chance to clear this up. It would be very ironic if people thought I was ageist, given that I have ranted on once or twice (or more) in quite the opposite fashion! ;)

Dozy
14-10-2005, 01:34 PM
Hi again Dozy- no problem, happy to have you here on the Girls Only thread :).

You might be surprised but I'm in complete agreement with you. My argument was that I felt one should NOT change your approach based on prejudices about someone's age or appearance. I'm a woman taking up chess in my mid thirties- I've had someone (very nicely) congratulate me with some gentlemanly surprise on the fact that I don't just play in ladies tournaments but in the open ones as well! (are there many/any females who only play in ladies tournaments?). So I plan to get quite a bit better as I get older! ;)

btw, when I referred to older players whose best chess is behind them, I was not thinking of older players in general. I could have mentioned rusty players who used to be much sharper and find it frustrating. Players deteriorate for all sorts of reasons. I chose older players as a contrast to juniors.
Thanks for the link. I'll read it when I get time. Glad you raised the point because it's given me a chance to clear this up. It would be very ironic if people thought I was ageist, given that I have ranted on once or twice (or more) in quite the opposite fashion! ;)I was just twisting your tail a bit, Watto. I understood where you were coming from.

I didn't learn the moves till I was in my mid 30s so we have something in common there. The nice thing (maybe the only nice thing) about learning late is that your rate of improvement is very rapid. It's nice to go back and beat the people who used to beat you easily in your first year.

Keep enjoying your chess, and enjoy the BB. It can be fun.

jenni
14-10-2005, 02:20 PM
You might be surprised but I'm in complete agreement with you. My argument was that I felt one should NOT change your approach based on prejudices about someone's age or appearance. I'm a woman taking up chess in my mid thirties- I've had someone (very nicely) congratulate me with some gentlemanly surprise on the fact that I don't just play in ladies tournaments but in the open ones as well! (are there many/any females who only play in ladies tournaments?). So I plan to get quite a bit better as I get older! ;)


Since the DD bit the dust and the Aus Women's championships was folded into the Open, there aren't too many ladies tournaments. I guess there are still the state women's championships (those that exist), but after that I don't think there are any.

In the ACT the pitiful few women who play chess, do make a special effort to play the Women's and Girls championships, as they feel it is important for girls to see that women can play chess as they get older, but I would think most women would play a mixture.

ACT does run a number of girls only events as a nurturing device, but everything we do here is aimed at getting the girls to play Open tournaments as fast as possible.

PS you planning to play in Brisbane?

jenni
14-10-2005, 02:22 PM
People worry too much about winning. My motto is just enjoy the game.
Sure is a lot of talk about Canberra on this board. Are most people here from Canberra?

We are small, but noisy - they usually go together.

Watto
14-10-2005, 11:32 PM
I was just twisting your tail a bit, Watto. I understood where you were coming from.

I didn't learn the moves till I was in my mid 30s so we have something in common there. The nice thing (maybe the only nice thing) about learning late is that your rate of improvement is very rapid. It's nice to go back and beat the people who used to beat you easily in your first year.

Keep enjoying your chess, and enjoy the BB. It can be fun.

Ah, I was a bit gullible then... ;)

Thanks for the encouraging words. Yes, I sometimes think it's a shame I didn't learn earlier. Still, there's something very good about discovering an absorbing new interest as an adult- many of the areas I still love stem from interests I had from a very young age. So that makes chess an unexpected pleasure. Have to look on the bright side. :)

Watto
14-10-2005, 11:36 PM
Since the DD bit the dust and the Aus Women's championships was folded into the Open, there aren't too many ladies tournaments. I guess there are still the state women's championships (those that exist), but after that I don't think there are any.

In the ACT the pitiful few women who play chess, do make a special effort to play the Women's and Girls championships, as they feel it is important for girls to see that women can play chess as they get older, but I would think most women would play a mixture.

ACT does run a number of girls only events as a nurturing device, but everything we do here is aimed at getting the girls to play Open tournaments as fast as possible.

PS you planning to play in Brisbane?

No, we're going to Queenstown so won't be able to do both. Brisbane sounds like it's going to be good though.

Watto
14-10-2005, 11:53 PM
Makes about 2 cups. This is from a book called Savoring San Diego.

4 tablespoons white onion, chopped
2-3 green serrano or jalapeno chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped (I use whatever fresh chillies I can find)
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro (coriander), coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2 large ripe avocados, mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large tomato, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
Chopped coriander for garnish
Chopped tomato for garnish

1. In a blender or food processor, process onion, chillies, coriander and salt to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl. (I don't usually bother with an electric blender as I'm not that keen on smooth pastes)

2. Add mashed avocado to paste and mix well with a spoon. Stir in lemon juice and chopped tomato.

3. Serve immediately at room temperature, garnished with coriander and tomato. Accompany with tortilla chips.

Or baked potato, chilli beans, cheese, sour cream etc... or whatever makes sense to you. :)

Mischa
15-10-2005, 12:01 AM
sounds just about perfect

jenni
15-10-2005, 12:31 AM
No, we're going to Queenstown so won't be able to do both. Brisbane sounds like it's going to be good though.

I'll see you in Queenstown. Did you play at Doeberl? If so we have met.

jenni
15-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Makes about 2 cups. This is from a book called Savoring San Diego.

4 tablespoons white onion, chopped
2-3 green serrano or jalapeno chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped (I use whatever fresh chillies I can find)
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro (coriander), coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2 large ripe avocados, mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large tomato, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
Chopped coriander for garnish
Chopped tomato for garnish

1. In a blender or food processor, process onion, chillies, coriander and salt to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl. (I don't usually bother with an electric blender as I'm not that keen on smooth pastes)

2. Add mashed avocado to paste and mix well with a spoon. Stir in lemon juice and chopped tomato.

3. Serve immediately at room temperature, garnished with coriander and tomato. Accompany with tortilla chips.

Or baked potato, chilli beans, cheese, sour cream etc... or whatever makes sense to you. :)

Sounds really nice. Did you know recent research suggests that chillies help you to sleep better and also are good for getting your metabolism to work properly?

klyall
15-10-2005, 09:50 AM
Makes about 2 cups. This is from a book called Savoring San Diego.

4 tablespoons white onion, chopped
2-3 green serrano or jalapeno chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped (I use whatever fresh chillies I can find)
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro (coriander), coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2 large ripe avocados, mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large tomato, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
Chopped coriander for garnish
Chopped tomato for garnish

1. In a blender or food processor, process onion, chillies, coriander and salt to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl. (I don't usually bother with an electric blender as I'm not that keen on smooth pastes)

2. Add mashed avocado to paste and mix well with a spoon. Stir in lemon juice and chopped tomato.

3. Serve immediately at room temperature, garnished with coriander and tomato. Accompany with tortilla chips.

Or baked potato, chilli beans, cheese, sour cream etc... or whatever makes sense to you. :)


Thanks Watto - will try to make over the weekend!

Watto
17-10-2005, 09:36 AM
Hi klyall, Jenni and Mischa. Glad you like the sound of the recipe!

Yes Jenni, I played at the Doeberl- my first tournament. We have met once and I think it was there.

jenni
17-10-2005, 10:06 AM
Hi klyall, Jenni and Mischa. Glad you like the sound of the recipe!

Yes Jenni, I played at the Doeberl- my first tournament. We have met once and I think it was there.

Ok - I can put a face to the handle! You need one of those avatar thingies, if you are going to post here. ;)

klyall
17-10-2005, 08:41 PM
Makes about 2 cups. This is from a book called Savoring San Diego.

4 tablespoons white onion, chopped
2-3 green serrano or jalapeno chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped (I use whatever fresh chillies I can find)
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro (coriander), coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2 large ripe avocados, mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large tomato, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
Chopped coriander for garnish
Chopped tomato for garnish

1. In a blender or food processor, process onion, chillies, coriander and salt to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl. (I don't usually bother with an electric blender as I'm not that keen on smooth pastes)

2. Add mashed avocado to paste and mix well with a spoon. Stir in lemon juice and chopped tomato.

3. Serve immediately at room temperature, garnished with coriander and tomato. Accompany with tortilla chips.

Or baked potato, chilli beans, cheese, sour cream etc... or whatever makes sense to you. :)

Made the guacamale on the weekend - but couldn't find jalapeno peppers - tasted very nice. Thanks for the recipe. :clap:

Mischa
17-10-2005, 09:53 PM
no jalapenos????

Watto
18-10-2005, 07:18 AM
Made the guacamale on the weekend - but couldn't find jalapeno peppers - tasted very nice. Thanks for the recipe. :clap:
Ah, that's good. :)

Foxy Lady
18-10-2005, 08:45 AM
Made the guacamale on the weekend - but couldn't find jalapeno peppers - tasted very nice. Thanks for the recipe. :clap:

Cool! I'll have to give it a go too. :)

antichrist
20-10-2005, 02:11 AM
I have just read that at the time of the first creation story (about 500 BCE) that the price of a woman in the market was three quarters that of a camel. So ancient Judaism really struck a blow for women's rights in saying that God created man and woman equal.

Watto
20-10-2005, 08:40 AM
I have just read that at the time of the first creation story (about 500 BCE) that the price of a woman in the market was three quarters that of a camel. So ancient Judaism really struck a blow for women's rights in saying that God created man and woman equal.

Would that be a camel with two humps or one? ;)

Just out of curiosity, were the men selling for the same price as a camel or more?

four four two
20-10-2005, 03:06 PM
AC ,I wonder how much the female camels sold for,they are the ones who do the breeding after all,must be more than a male camel. :P

Mischa
20-10-2005, 11:08 PM
it worries me that you need to know

four four two
21-10-2005, 12:53 AM
It was a rheotorical question to a smartarse post by AC,so I wouldnt get worried. :rolleyes:

Mischa
21-10-2005, 08:20 AM
:)

Watto
21-10-2005, 11:24 AM
And can talk about yummy foods and things like how to make apple and procuitto chicken (thats yummy)
Hi Kaitlin. I've just noticed you're back, do you have a recipe for this? Sounds good! :)

bergil
22-10-2005, 02:48 PM
Man says to God: Why do you make women so beautiful?
God says to man: So that you would love them!
Man says to God: But, why do you make them so dumb?
God says to man: So that they would love you!

Watto
22-10-2005, 11:49 PM
Man says to God: Why do you make women so beautiful?
God says to man: So that you would love them!
Man says to God: But, why do you make them so dumb?
God says to man: So that they would love you!

I always thought your signoff was idiotic...

bergil
23-10-2005, 10:20 AM
I always thought your signoff was idiotic...
Yes it is

bergil
26-10-2005, 09:18 PM
Mr. Baldwin, the biology teacher called on Mary, "Can you tell me the part of the body that, under the right conditions, expands to six times it's normal size, and state the conditions."

Mary gasped and said in a huff, "Why, Mr. Baldwin! That is an inappropriate question and my parents are going to hear of it when I get home!" She sat down, red-faced.

"Susan, can you tell me the answer?" asked Mr. Baldwin.

"The pupil of the eye, under dark conditions," said Susan.

"Correct. Now Mary, I have three things to say to you.

First, you have not studied your lesson.

Second, you have a dirty mind.

And third, you are really going to be disappointed someday!"

Alan Shore
26-10-2005, 09:32 PM
^

Reminds me of something I saw on bash.org

<Eticam> I was in biology class once, and the teacher said there was sugar in sperm
<Eticam> And a girl asked why doesn't it taste sweet then
<Eticam> When she realised what she said her face became red like a spanked monkey ass
<Eticam> Then the teacher said, because you taste sweetness with the front of your tongue, not the part of your tongue back in your throat
<Eticam> The girl started crying and left class ^^

Watto
27-10-2005, 10:05 AM
You can't have a "girls only corner" without lots of half-demented males moving in on the action. DJ
It's funny how this phrase keeps returning to me … ;)

Welcome to a strange little thread. :)