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  1. Astinus
    February 22nd, 2009 10:22 PM
    Astinus
    I had fresh mango. Quite delicious. Not my favorite fruit, but good enough so that I will eat it again when I have the chance.

    Or when my work has fresh cut mango for $1.99 for ten slices. :<
  2. bobandbill
    February 3rd, 2009 04:24 AM
    bobandbill
    Mango pudding? Not bad. Not bad at all, I daresay.

    Darn school. Go back and already got essays and assignments a-plenty. >_<
  3. Astinus
    February 3rd, 2009 04:15 AM
    Astinus
    I had mango pudding. It was...interesting, but I'm still going to eat a mango to get the full real effect. But the pudding was good.
  4. bobandbill
    December 24th, 2008 03:45 AM
    bobandbill
    Never heard of that brand. >_< I'd been even more cautious of it then in that case. Kangaroos have been known to punch people, and everyone knows wallabies are just their smaller, eviler cousins. On the flip side, they may taste nicer than kangaroo... (yes - I have actually eat kangaroo. Numerous times. Tastes nice. :D).

    It might have to do with Australian climate - after all, our bananas, pineapples and mangos are by far the better-tasting fruit here, as they grow quite well here, IMO. In Northern Australia (rather warm and, so I hear, lots of rainfall too) especially there's acres upon acres of banana plantations. Most of which got wiped out by an unexpected tropical cyclone a few years ago though which made bananas extremely expensive for a long while. D: (Plus, we also have something called the Big Banana, and the Big Pineapple. We also have the Big Mango, the Big Orange, the Big Macadamia Nut... the Big Bull, the Big Lobster... the Giant (!) Koala... yay for large oversized statues all over Australia Observe the Big objects!).

    The rest probably isn't as good though, as according to primary school, Australian soil isn't that suited to farming, when Australia was colonised it was made even worse, and pesticide/herbicide-grown fruit is never going to be as tasty as good old naturally-grown stuff anyway. Like strawberries. (As you can tell, I like Strawberries too).

    It does sound like though that our bananas are better than yours... and if you are going to try a mango, I hope it's as nice as the ones here - I've tried mango from overseas before and it's like our strawberries. >_<

    Yay for talking about food. :D
  5. Astinus
    December 24th, 2008 01:34 AM
    Astinus
    Now I must try this superior yogurt. It's Wallaby brand yogurt. >>

    A lot of our fruit here in northern America is actually pretty good. It's shipped from elsewhere, either from in the country or outside, like from Mexico. But despite what a few customers have complained about, the produce from other countries is really delicious (and necessary, when one thinks about it). I haven't had European fruits yet, so I don't know how they are.

    Maybe it's Australia's climate?

    Actually, now that I think about it, bananas aren't really all that good here. Mostly brown. Unless that's just the ones we sell at the store I work at, since we're not too good at keeping the stock fresh. XD

    Oh...I need to try mangoes now. I've had a few people tell me they were good, and I really need to eat one at some point soon. I'll try one the next time they go on sale.

    I wish I could get a new mouse for my laptop. The left button gets stuck sometimes. ><
  6. bobandbill
    December 24th, 2008 12:04 AM
    bobandbill
    Well heck, a conversation's got to start from somewhere...

    I'm not all that knowledgable about yogurts, but I suppose it just means that Australia has a superior style of yogurt that has just invaded your shores - only I'll warn you that some occassionally fight back. So be on your guard, and warn those allegic to dairy products as well.

    Fruit-wise with the rest of the world I feel Australia differs though... :/ Besides for a few, like bananas and especially mangos (which are my favourite fruit and highly regarded here), I few most fruits taste better elsewhere than here... like strawberries. In Europe for instance, they are sweet and rich in taste.... and here they have no taste. >_< CURSE YOU AUSTRALIAN FARMERS!

    What fruits are 'big' where you live? (Hurrah for continuing the topic of subject on food XD).

    ...and off-topic - I finally have a mouse to go with my laptop. Hurrah.
  7. Astinus
    December 23rd, 2008 10:09 PM
    Astinus
    When I was working today in the dairy department, I noticed that we had a new brand of yogurt. It claims to be Australian-style yogurt, so I'm wondering if Australians have their own way of making yogurt that's different from American yogurt.

    Why yes, I am starting a conversation about yogurt. XD
  8. bobandbill
    December 21st, 2008 05:02 PM
    bobandbill
    The weather here is completely different.... warm/hot sunny summer weather. Ah, the pros of living on the other side of the world...

    That's great! Hurrah for split drives then. All's well that ends well then, I guess.

    At least the holidays for me actually means some more time for me... so I might get back to ficcing some more in-between betaing as well. Whee. Hope you don't get swarmed by too many people short on vegetables then.

    I'm pretty much fine; nothing really to complain about. Looking forward to Christmas. Good thing about being part-Polish is that it's custom to give presents on Christmas Eve. :D We don't eat any meat on that day (we make up for it with seafood a plenty though), and on Christmas Day, we're going to visit the few relatives we have living here, which means a lot of tasty food. A LOT. :D

    I love certain aspects of Christmas...
  9. Astinus
    December 21st, 2008 04:46 PM
    Astinus
    You're welcome!

    Right now, I'm freezing cold. Where I am, we had a blizzard, dumping fourteen inches of snow on us. Then we had an ice storm, so everything's coated with a nice sheet of ice. I'm right now trying to uncover the family cars. XD;

    Actually, I found my laptop has a split drive, and I saved all of my fics to the other drive that didn't need to be rebooted from the virus. So aside from all the pictures I collected from the Internet and the save files for a computer game, I recovered everything. But I made back-ups of everything on a rather large flash drive, so I should be all set now.

    And unfortunately for me, the holidays mean an increase in work hours. Lots of people need a lot of groceries this time of year, so I'm in work a lot. And then after New Year's, it's the store's second biggest sale of the year. So I'm rarely going to see the outside world until February. XD;

    Aside from all that, I'm good. How's everything going for you?
  10. bobandbill
    December 21st, 2008 04:37 PM
    bobandbill
    Thank you.

    But we need to talk more! How are you recently? I hope you've recovered some of the things you lost...

    Hurrah for the holidays. About time too.
  11. bobandbill
    October 26th, 2008 11:58 PM
    bobandbill
    Yay for grocery stores. Last time I went to one, I bought myself a mango. (Not sure why I remember that, but meh. It was tasty.) But know - I most probably would not know of it.

    It might make it run more smoothly, it seems... but one'll just have to wait and see.
  12. Astinus
    October 26th, 2008 11:40 PM
    Astinus
    It's some little grocery store that's found in five states of the U.S. So I seriously think you have never heard of it. XD I've been there for over three years.

    And yes, I went to go lurk on SPPf, but found that it was moving servers. Wonder how this'll change the loading times, if at all.
  13. bobandbill
    October 26th, 2008 11:04 PM
    bobandbill
    What store do you work at? *is curious*

    It's pretty much he same here too - exams, or stufy for exams. >_<

    *observes sppf beginning the changing of servers*
  14. Astinus
    October 26th, 2008 10:48 PM
    Astinus
    Can't complain. I mean, I don't have exams. But I also don't have holidays, since I work at a store that doesn't believe in holidays.

    So, it's all pretty much the same for me in my life. XD
  15. bobandbill
    October 26th, 2008 09:49 PM
    bobandbill
    Those exams have been replaced by holidays, which were promptly replaced by school and now more exams. Including one evil maths test that I had today, and another evil maths test on Wednesday that hopefully will be less evil... >_< Bah at exams. I made a poem on them in the FFL (or FF&PL?) after all the other poems, whee.

    But, that's what I get for doing accelerated maths, I suppose.

    Hmm, despite having a new beta report, and expect another rather soon, dare I hope to get some progress on my fic on the weekend? :/

    *returns to updating the Beta thread*

    How are things for you ATM?

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