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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #154035 on: October 22, 2020, 07:31:41 am »

Also meth, how all the university camp went? Already in lockdown or something?

Here? No lockdown yet. Some COVID cases appear to have spread to my state, mostly from prisoners being shuffled around to different states and the prison guards getting infected; that has to be some kind of poetic justice for the sheer stupidity of the idea. Very few cases in my district, however. Still, the number of cases is rising exponentially overall, which is a worrying trend.

As for back home... cases appear to be rising at an even greater rate... and someone from on the same street as my house is infected. Talk about hitting close to home. I'm not counting on it reopening anytime soon; I'm almost certain lockdown will be extended there.

Yeah, also curious about this. Getting enough to eat?

Food-wise, I think I'm doing fine. I'm not starving, so that's a start. My selection of food is a bit odd for many reasons (including a limited selection of available food at the supermarket I went to), but I'll say it: instant ramen, baked beans, milk powder, crackers, peanut butter and apples. Will I suffer malnutrition due to a lack of vitamins and minerals given this limited set of food?

The water cooler is still functional, and it has remained functional throughout my stay. That's actually lucky; some blocks have ones that don't work, so they have to come to my block to get water.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #154036 on: October 22, 2020, 07:35:50 am »

Yes. That is not a sustainable diet.

Many of the items I suggested CAN actually be obtained at the Dollar General 'Food desert', so try there if the local market does not have what you need. Powdered egg is indeed a special commodity, but you can sneak around your bank's "Minors cannot shop online" bullshit by getting a walmart money card, which processes like a visa, and which you can buy/reload at the register (for a premium).

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« Reply #154037 on: October 22, 2020, 07:39:56 am »

Yes. That is not a sustainable diet.

Many of the items I suggested CAN actually be obtained at the Dollar General 'Food desert', so try there if the local market does not have what you need. Powdered egg is indeed a special commodity, but you can sneak around your bank's "Minors cannot shop online" bullshit by getting a walmart money card, which processes like a visa, and which you can buy/reload at the register (for a premium).
I don't think they have those in Darkest Indonesia.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #154038 on: October 22, 2020, 08:20:30 am »

"Dollar general" food deserts, or reloadable money cards?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #154039 on: October 22, 2020, 08:24:19 am »

Muscle memory is a hell of a drug.

Related to that, I've found out curry powder is actually remarkably good in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I don't know what I was expecting out of mistaking the cinnamon for curry powder, but still better than baseline PB&J wasn't it.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #154040 on: October 22, 2020, 08:27:37 am »

Curry powder is also great in coffee.

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« Reply #154041 on: October 22, 2020, 08:48:38 am »

Curry powder is also great in coffee.

Better or less good than cinnamon and a little chili powder?
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« Reply #154042 on: October 22, 2020, 09:04:48 am »

Powdered egg is indeed a special commodity, but you can sneak around your bank's "Minors cannot shop online" bullshit by getting a walmart money card, which processes like a visa, and which you can buy/reload at the register (for a premium).

I think I forgot to mention that I have no clue on if they'll let me deliver to the uni. I know for official documents, sure, that's allowed, but for a student's personal items..? I don't think they'll approve of it, even if it is food. Then again, I don't know. I've already asked the appropriate WhatsApp group for this, so now I'm just waiting on a response. I expect it sometime tomorrow when everyone's actually awake and not either already asleep or preparing for bedtime. That is, if they answer.

(Talking about tomorrow when you're on the other side of the world from the US (and similar timezones), which is where a decent proportion of y'all are, is probably confusing. It's daytime there, isn't it? It'll be night for you by the time morning comes for me. I'm not quite sure how to notate this in general when the timezones are this far apart. Maybe say "in x hours", but that's dependent on the time of the post, and it's too much precision. Or I could specify the time and timezone, but that's unwieldy. Dammit, timezones.)
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« Reply #154043 on: October 22, 2020, 09:15:02 am »

(Talking about tomorrow when you're on the other side of the world from the US (and similar timezones), which is where a decent proportion of y'all are, is probably confusing. It's daytime there, isn't it? It'll be night for you by the time morning comes for me. I'm not quite sure how to notate this in general when the timezones are this far apart. Maybe say "in x hours", but that's dependent on the time of the post, and it's too much precision. Or I could specify the time and timezone, but that's unwieldy. Dammit, timezones.)
It's not that hard. I'm in the latest US timezone and I should be exactly half a day around from you right now, if your claimed "GMT+8" holds true. It's just barely 10 for me. Anyone else in the continental US is up to four hours earlier (but really, who cares about them). The 12hr shift makes things actually quite simple.
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« Reply #154044 on: October 22, 2020, 03:17:45 pm »

RE: gender identity, this one came up for me as well a few months back when an internal office email popped up suggesting that good practice would be to include pronouns in email signature blocks. I realized that it didn't feel right putting in (he/him) or (they), so ultimately just didn't include anything. Was almost tempted to put in (whatever you want), but that'd probably come off as cheeky / combative.

Curry powder is just good in general. Maybe not in your cereal, but it works with all sorts of foods.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #154045 on: October 22, 2020, 03:26:08 pm »

RE: gender identity, this one came up for me as well a few months back when an internal office email popped up suggesting that good practice would be to include pronouns in email signature blocks. I realized that it didn't feel right putting in (he/him) or (they), so ultimately just didn't include anything. Was almost tempted to put in (whatever you want), but that'd probably come off as cheeky / combative.
Yes.  That is absolutely fine.  A lot of NB people don't care about pronouns at all, or want to avoid the whole issue!
I'm fine avoiding the issue in person, but I appreciate all the people who uses they/them for me here online.  Thank you.
Curry powder is just good in general. Maybe not in your cereal, but it works with all sorts of foods.
Spicy breakfast is a power move I might not be ready for.  A flavor sensation hits so much harder when I've just woken up.  Just gib me the bland carbs. 
Maybe some yogurt to aid digestion, and/or some crunchy nuts to form complete proteins - thanks mom.
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« Reply #154046 on: October 22, 2020, 05:04:56 pm »

Curry powder I got, at least, ain't really spicy in the tongue-burn sense. It has a bit of red and black pepper and some ginger, but that seems the sharpest stuff in it, eyeballing the ingredients. In practice there's basically no burn at all, t'me, and I'm pretty sensitive to hot-spicy food.

... not sure I'd put it on bland-carbs, though.* Like, probably a no on curry oatmeal (though mostly cause I just don't like oatmeal, ha). But eggs or whatever it should be fine with. This very thought has given me a sorta' intense urge to mix curry powder with cane syrup and see what it does to pancakes or waffles, tbh, since it apparently turns out it's not bad with sweet stuff, too.

*Or, well, it just hasn't been good on instant mashed potatoes, yet. Diced potatoes cooked up in a pressure cooker with curry powder turned out pretty great, and it's damn good on rice, but it's super meh on instant mash. So I'unno, maybe it'd do alright on oatmeal...
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« Reply #154048 on: October 22, 2020, 05:12:56 pm »

I like the occasional spicy breakfast. Hell, I could crack open a new can of refried beans and have some bean+rice burritos for breakfast right now. Or, you know another good one: avocado on toast, but with chili paste underneath the avo!   

Curry powder is also great in coffee.
For some reason, this actually doesn't sound unreasonable. I might have tried it once by accident?   
Or maybe I spilled tumeric or something in my coffee, only for that to turn out to actually be a thing. A thing people do, like, intentionally. Wild.   
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« Reply #154049 on: October 22, 2020, 05:18:06 pm »

Food-wise, I think I'm doing fine. I'm not starving, so that's a start. My selection of food is a bit odd for many reasons (including a limited selection of available food at the supermarket I went to), but I'll say it: instant ramen, baked beans, milk powder, crackers, peanut butter and apples. Will I suffer malnutrition due to a lack of vitamins and minerals given this limited set of food?

If available, potatoes and dairy gives all necessary protein and most of the vital vitamins/minerals. It would be a boring diet, but a good base to build your other food on.
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