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[Error: unknown template qotd]Hello Leila!

Let's see. I met you in... 2002? So I've known you 7 years. I was in year 8, and you were in year 9, and Emily introduced us. I was totally scared of you (well, you did glare at me and hiss and stalk around me! And bite. And kick.). And you introduced my to Tamora Pierce books. I peered over your shoulder as you were reafing Wolf Speaker and asked you why the speech was't in quotation marks (I assume some bit where Daine was talking to wolves). Also, you had a very heavy bag, and you were taller than me then. And you didn't like being hugged. Neither did I actually. But we didn't really know eachother much then. The link was sort of through Emily. And then I hardly saw you at all after you went into 6th form. But then when you repeated and we took RS together we got to know eachother a bit better. And that's the story of our amazing friendship. Aren't you glad I made this entry?
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I drew the spider you wanted! The picture didn't come out as good as it could have...


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[Error: unknown template qotd]Of course it depends on the situation and circumstance, and it depends what exactly is meant by having 'it' easier, whatever 'it' is but...

I would be inclined to say men. They don't have to deal with the whole periods, pregnant, childbirth issue. Also, it's totally true that often a women has to do something twice a well as a man to be thought of as half as good. 

Not to mention that people still use "acting like a girl" or "behaving like a woman" as insults. If it's seen as an insult to be told you're like a woman, this certaoinly suggests to me that people see being a woman as a negative thing. When boys do something badly, let's say football for example, you often hear them shout something like "you kick like a girl!" suggesting that they believe girls are automatically bad players. Or bad at something.

Not even going to go into the whole thing about sleeping with people. If a man sleeps around a bit, it's fine, but if a woman does, she's seen as a whore.

I'm not saying being a man is easy. There are problems men face that women don't. But I think women get given more of a tough time overall. And their bodies generally make them more vulnerable.

Hey, I used to want to be a boy. But now I don't - I'd have to give up dancing in an all ladies' northwest clog morris team. And that would make me sad.
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LJ did an April Fool about LJ cuts, saying all entries will get automatically cut if they go over 140 characters. Obviously this is ridiculo
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[Error: unknown template qotd]A cure to all illness known to mankind. Now that would be a breakthrough!
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So, Walkers crisps have developed 6 new flavours which we (the British public) are supposed to vote on, to decide which one will become walkers’ new flavour.


Now, here’s the thing. Some of the flavours sounded downright… strange. Chilli and chocolate? Cajun squirrel? I’ve decided to do a taste test to let you all know what I think of these flavours. I will be writing up the results as I taste the crisps.


Here we go.


Chilli and Chocolate

Thoughts Before Tasting: Right, so this is the flavour that mostly struck me as odd, and therefore I have made it my first choice – I’m just way too curious. Before tasting, my only thoughts are “walkers – WHAT were you thinking.


Smell: they appear to smell vaguely similar to chilli sensations but with a hint of something gone off


The taste: Ok, I have to say. They taste neither like chocolate nor chilli. There’s an initial taste of burnt toast, followed by a tingly spicy sensation. There’s no real flavour other than a sort of burnt meat taste hanging out in the background. A few more crisps have convinced me that I don’t like this flavour and I will not be eating any more of it. I think I’ll have some water and move on.


Cajun Squirrel

Thoughts Before Tasting: I’m not really expecting much from this and have been told by a friend that they taste of ‘generic spicy meat flavour’.


Smell: Smells almost identical to Roast Chicken Flavour Walkers’ crisps.


The taste: My first thought was ‘gravy’ when I tried this.  They most definitely taste of salty, vaguely spicy chicken stock. They’re certainly edible but I probably would never buy them again if I saw them. I’ll leave these to the side with the burnt toast flavour.


Builder’s Breakfast

Thoughts Before Tasting: All I can say is that there’s a slightly disturbing picture on the font of a smiley face made of eggs, sausage, tomato, bacon and ketchup. It’s almost enough to put me off them.


Smell: Not at all like any breakfast I ever smelled. Or if I smelled breakfast like this, I wouldn’t eat it. Sort of like burnt toast again, but with an eggy smell too.


The Taste: Not really much taste at all. I had to eat a few. There’s a vague taste of bacon in there and it’s a little eggy but otherwise, not really much to it. I wouldn’t say no to a bag of these, but I wouldn’t exactly pick them as a first choice for flavour. I guess I’d eat them if there were no other flavours left.



Crispy Duck and Hoisin

Thoughts Before Tasting: There’s a picture of a duck made of crisps on the front. Other than that, I don’t think this one sounds that bad.


The smell: Woah! Overpowering smell of… I’m not sure but it’s not good. Sort of like I might expect Chinese takeout to smell if I left it out for a few weeks.


The Taste: YUCK! That’s all I can say! Worst crisp I’ve ever tried. I’d rather have the chilli and chocolate! I’ve even resorted to a mouthful of Builder’s Breakfast to cover the taste.


Onion Bhaji

Thoughts  Before Tasting: I’m sort of expecting these to taste like cheese and onion or something. There’s a rather gross picture on the front of a guy with an onion as a head, and some pretty gross looking onion bhajis.


Smell: Smells like… onion. Which is a good thing, I guess.


The Taste: Not bad. Similar to cheese and onion flavour. Quite oniony. I’d say these are the best ones so far. I wouldn’t mind a packet of these with my lunch.


Fish and Chips

Thoughts Before Tasting: I’m hoping these will be good since they’re the last ones. If not, I guess I can always vote for the onion ones.


Smell: Smells like the market when I walk past the fish.


The Taste: These are pretty all right actually. A little bit too fishy maybe but not at all bad. I think I’ll still go for the onion ones for being best. I don’t think I could eat a whole packet of these fish ones. Actually, now I notice a slight aftertaste of fish guts.



Walkers have outdone themselves this time. And not in a good way. I wouldn’t suggest eating any of these flavours, but if you really have to – go for the onion. And keep well back from the duck ones!

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Go to
Including the quotation marks, type in "[YOUR NAME] needs" (in my case, it's "Emma needs")
Take the top 15 results and post them.

1. Emma needs serious help (damn, so true)
2. Emma needs helpful answers (again, true)
3. Emma needs a love song (yes please!)
4. Emma needs a belt rather badly (this one is probably the most interesting so far)
5. Emma needs Australia (and can I have that to go please?)
6. Emma needs YOU! (yes, it had the capitals and the exclamation mark)
7. Emma needs you to be the man she needs (yes, YOU!)
8. Emma needs a new code name (I'm thinking 007, any thoughts?)
9. Emma needs a home (and remember - Geckos are for life, not for christmas!)
10. Emma needs more prayers (I'm sorry guys, the ones you've been giving have not been enough)
11. Emma needs to gain weight (google knows who I am)
12. Emma needs a BUTTON! (must. press. button)
13. Emma needs a new home by Saturday due to son's allergies (for those of you who have children and don't know it, there is a daycare on the second floor)
14. EMMA NEEDS SURGERY ON HER OTHER HIP (and it was all in caps. But... what happened to my first hip!? o.O)
15. Emma needs an ice pack (it's probably for my hip :( )

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Ok, so in this picture, I haven't get dyed my hair. I intend to dye it red. But anyway:


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They're taking over the world. One day, I will turn on the news and the news reporter will yell...

"ZOMG WTF NORWICH LOST AGAIN! LMAO ROFL LOL! And now over to xxhot_cchick23xx_45_xx my BFF who will give us the weather so BRB! This is xx_fangurl76_xx reporting LOL!"


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Which Positive Quality Are You?
Your Result: Charity

You are Charity. The spirit of giving has been promoted by every religion. Charity is kindness. It is compassion for our fellow man. Charity doesn't ask anything in return, and in this way it serves as the opposite of greed. "Be charitable with many."

Which Positive Quality Are You?
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You scored as Paganism. Your beliefs are most closely aligned with those of paganism, Wicca, or a similar earth-based religion. You may also follow a Native American religion.




















Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Works for me *grin* Yup, I was guessing it would come out something like that. Anyway.. that must be why I don't relate to chritianity at all.. that's what I seem to have come lolwest in.. Oooh, Satanism...
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