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Old 09-12-2006, 08:15 AM   #41
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Birds terrify my like nothing else. I have had some pretty traumatic stuff happen with birds.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bluepea @ Sep 12 2006, 02:59 AM) [snapback]139449[/snapback]</div>
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The sound of milk/most liquids being poured into glasses.

Ahh, I have that with wine! I hate the sound of wine being poured from a bottle, it makes me cringe.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tumblezweedz @ Sep 12 2006, 12:01 AM) [snapback]139496[/snapback]</div>
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Re: spoiled milk. Don't worry, Som, if it's bad, you'll know. I promise. In eastern Europe (Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland for sure) they drink spoiled milk on purpose. It's even sold in stores. When I went to the (then) USSR I stayed with a family in Kiev. They had this huge jar of milk - like a massive 10 litre mayonnaise jar - which they just left out on the counter instead of in the fridge. So the first day or two we had milk (warm - yuck) and then of course, it started to go off. They kept pouring it out, lumps and all, and offered me some one morning, with the remark, "This is our (3 year old) daughter's favourite drink...would you like some?" "Uhh, okay." They poured me a huge glass of the stuff and ugh. That is all. In Poland I happened upon some by mistake, thinking it was yogurt. It wasn't. In Lithuania, should you happen to find yourself there, it's called kefyras, and it's sold in packaging remarkably similar to the milk packaging. You have been warned.

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Old 09-13-2006, 12:18 AM   #45
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I think it's a combination of a couple things - not wanting to waste anything would be a major factor (not having refrigeration, the milk doesn't keep long in it's unspoiled state), also, like yogurt, it probably has all sorts of funky microbes and what not that keep the stomach healthy, if you can stand to get them into your system in the first place.

And I guess if you grow up with it as a normal thing, you don't find it disgusting. I like sour cream alright, and I guess it's not much different from that...except for the texture. To be fair, kefyras is usually a smooth, rather thick drink, not chunky. They serve it with certain dishes as a sort of sour cream equivalent.

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Is that like Russian-derived Kefir that you can buy at organic stores here in the states? I love that stuff. Drink it almost every day to keep my l. acidophilus levels high and keep stuff from getting to my tum tum.
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Is that like Russian-derived Kefir that you can buy at organic stores here in the states? I love that stuff. Drink it almost every day to keep my l. acidophilus levels high and keep stuff from getting to my tum tum.
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Doesn't yogurt have I. acidophilus? I have to say that I have never had Kefir, but wouldn't yogurt taste better? I make myself a smoothie every morning and take a vitamin. I think I am getting enough I. acidophilus.
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It's probably the same stuff, whether the Lithuanians borrowed the name from the Russians or vice versa is probably the stuff of a heated philological discussion in which I'm in no way competent to participate. (For the record, Lithuanian is an older language than Russian, and the major language it most closely relates to is Sanskrit, so if kefyras/kefir comes from any proto-Indo-European languages, the Russians probably got it from Lithuanian.) I guess it does have it's good points, but I'd rather get my acidophilus from yogurt, any day.

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The kefir stuff Omid is talking about tastes just like, well, drinking yogurt. It's yummy. It's not at all like sour and/or chunky milk, which I have had and detested, thankyouverymuch.
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Yogurt has l. acidophilus - at least, the stuff that lists that it has live cultures. The brand of Kefir I drink just has a megadose of the stuff
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Have you ever made a smoothie with Kefir? I make a smoothie everyday for breakfast except on Wednesday when I have eggs, homefries, and toast. This morning I made a smoothie using yogurt, oatmeal, a banana, tangerines, orange juice, and cranberry juice. I wonder if Kefir will work.
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*laughs* sooooooooo many things either freak me out or I find creepy...

*Odd numbers
*Starfish
*The onion rings at Burger King (Cause they're all the same size)
*Guns or really weapons of any kind
*Anything around my wrists, or someone holding onto them
*French manicured toes
*Getting water on my face

Lots more... But I'll stop there.
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I'm 6'2 and afraid of heights go figure...
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I hate the sensation of someone else's skin from the knees down pressing against my skin, especially feet. If its someone Im intimate with, then its ok. However, if the feet are dirty its questionable. Something about it just really bothers me.
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I hate the sensation of someone else's skin from the knees down pressing against my skin, especially feet. If its someone Im intimate with, then its ok. However, if the feet are dirty its questionable. Something about it just really bothers me.
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Well as for things that i'm scared of.... that would be 100% spiders (even fake ones), and i love heights, but scared of that falling feeling. but that won't stop me from skydiving again
I used to be afraid of reptiles, but then i went and bought a lizard for a pet to get over it. and i had 2 snakes for a bit as well.

As for annoying stuff?..... I hate cubbard doors and drawers left open, even open a bit drives me crazy. I will close them for you if i have to! and i hate the feeling and sound of fingernails on socks. oh and feet.. don't ever touch me with your feet!!!!!

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whats starting to freak me out is I'm saying 'go figure' waaayyy too much!
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I hate it when I can't see the clock on my microwave because the last person that used it didn't press the clear button and left numbers on the screen.
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i wont eat any apple if theres a slight mark on it instead of cutting it off i just chuck it out the door same goes with odd lookin fruit i leave it til some1 else eats it
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