Reviewers Spotlight - January 5th @ 8pm: Research and Selective Sensualist!

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Reviewers Spotlight - January 5th @ 8pm: Research and Selective Sensualist!

Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Nope, not nearly as much as I plan to when I graduate! Traveling is my passion, though, so I look forward to traveling the world and the US as soon as possible. (And I love different types of cuisines, so eating is linked to traveling to me! We ...
Are you a fan of Tyler Cowen? Best restaurant-visiting advice ever in ... s hoot, the book with the carrot. "Discover your Inner Economist," maybe? Along with his Ethnic Dining Guide (blog).
01/05/2012
Research Research
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Sharpies! Me too...

That is an amusing story
I'm glad you were able to stop by, you've left some very thoughtful and constructive comments on my stuff in the past and I have always appreciated it.
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Oh, I totally want to visit the Eden Cooks threads and steal some of Antipova's recipes!
I really need to take more of them and practice. That was the first recipe I've gotten from here that I tried, and it was so easy!
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
For both Research and Selective Sensualist: Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? 10?
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Research
I'm glad you were able to stop by, you've left some very thoughtful and constructive comments on my stuff in the past and I have always appreciated it.
I'm glad! I am currently 16 days behind on reading reviews coming out, but I'll have to make sure to comment again the next time I see one from you.

What item are you most lusting after?
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Jul!a
For Selective: I know you're a big part of the Eden Gives Back, both this year and last year. What got you interested to begin with, and what brings you back to do it again?
I think it was because of my adoptive parents. I was the recipient of a lot of charity as a child. I was born into a bad situation that resulted in me being put through the Child Protective Services system all throughout my first few years of life. I was adopted right before I started grade school by a foster family who had originally taken me in when I was just 14 months old. They had me for a while before I was placed elsewhere. They petitioned for years to adopt me, but it wasn't until a biological relative talked my bio mom into giving me up that they were able to finally adopt me. It took years, but that foster family finally got me back as a permanent family member.

I think that's why I have a soft spot for helping others. I know firsthand how it feels to be on the receiving end. It feels absolutely FANTASTIC to be the one on the receiving end, but it's also important to know that it is fine to be on the receiving end and to accept a hand up from someone else.
01/05/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I really need to take more of them and practice. That was the first recipe I've gotten from here that I tried, and it was so easy!
Feel free to make suggestions for what you'd like to see at future meetings, too! I'm all kinds of open ears.
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Research
I stumbled into it quite accidentally actually, when I was a kid I was taking a bath and trying to clean up with a tiny little sliver of soap that should have been thrown away it was so small. When I washed my butt, it slipped right in and surprised ...
That's a great story! I also accidentally discovered masturbation as a child (though I had absolutely no idea that's what I was doing).
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I think it was because of my adoptive parents. I was the recipient of a lot of charity as a child. I was born into a bad situation that resulted in me being put through the Child Protective Services system all throughout my first few years of life. ...
That story welled me up a bit! I'm so glad you look back on it with a positive light now.
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Antipova
Feel free to make suggestions for what you'd like to see at future meetings, too! I'm all kinds of open ears.
I have been meaning to attend one of those. I'll have to talk to about that when I respond to your message too!
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
That's a great story! I also accidentally discovered masturbation as a child (though I had absolutely no idea that's what I was doing).
Same here.
01/05/2012
Research Research
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Originally posted by Jul!a
For both Research and Selective Sensualist: Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? 10?
I would love to still be doing what I'm doing now, leading outdoor education courses and trips while doing my video work on the side. It's really great to teach new skills to people and have a job that gets you outside and active all the time. The freelance video work is something I do for fun but it pays well and complements my outdoor work nicely. If I can keep it going for a few years, I'll be thrilled.
01/05/2012
Kindred Kindred
Unfortunately I have to go but it was wonderful learning more about you both. You are both reviewers that I very much admire and look forward to reading more reviews from you. Night all!
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
A girl after my own heart! Take me with you?! That sounds amazing. What was your favorite place so far?
Hawaii! We spent nine fabulous days exploring Oahu. My only regret is that we were not able to explore the other islands, too. We are definitely going back one day and going island hopping! That would be fun if you came, too!
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Hawaii! We spent nine fabulous days exploring Oahu. My only regret is that we were not able to explore the other islands, too. We are definitely going back one day and going island hopping! That would be fun if you came, too!
I have never seen the ocean. I know, how lame am I?!?!

My parents had their honeymoon there and my boyfriend's brother was stationed there, but I've never been close to making a trip there.
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I regret that I don't have enough time to hop around and comment on everyone that is doing a great job! You have been since day 1. I hope you never leave Eden!
Yeah, I know. There have been lots of new reviewers that I regret not having the time to get to know. I plan to stick around though. Hopefully my life will come neatly together soon so that I can do more fun stuff.
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I think it was because of my adoptive parents. I was the recipient of a lot of charity as a child. I was born into a bad situation that resulted in me being put through the Child Protective Services system all throughout my first few years of life. ...
This is so touching, seriously.
01/05/2012
Research Research
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I'm glad! I am currently 16 days behind on reading reviews coming out, but I'll have to make sure to comment again the next time I see one from you.

What item are you most lusting after?
That's a tough one, there are some great looking products out there. Some of the stuff I really want isn't carried by Eden unfortunately, Doc Johnson, Rascal, and some others have larger toys that are something I would be interested in but we just don't have them.

At the moment though, I've got my eye on the Tantus T rex. It's the usual awesome silicone material and a great looking dildo all around. I've been considering getting into pegging lately and I've been looking at some the harness compatible models we have here.
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Antipova
Are you a fan of Tyler Cowen? Best restaurant-visiting advice ever in ... s hoot, the book with the carrot. "Discover your Inner Economist," maybe? Along with his Ethnic Dining Guide (blog).
I regret that I am not as familiar with his writings and suggestions as I'd like to be. I would definitely read up on his dining guide before visiting DC though!
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Research
That's a tough one, there are some great looking products out there. Some of the stuff I really want isn't carried by Eden unfortunately, Doc Johnson, Rascal, and some others have larger toys that are something I would be interested in but we ...
The T-Rex scares me, you're brave for wanting to take it on! lol
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I really need to take more of them and practice. That was the first recipe I've gotten from here that I tried, and it was so easy!
Excellent! Easy is good when you have a busy schedule yet still want to cook. Great job providing the perfect recipes then, Antipova.
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Excellent! Easy is good when you have a busy schedule yet still want to cook. Great job providing the perfect recipes then, Antipova.
Exactly what I was thinking! I wasn't sure I was doing it right since I had never tried anything like it before on my own, but it was absolutely delicious.
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Jul!a
For both Research and Selective Sensualist: Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? 10?
Hopefully settled in to a town home or condominium somewhere in the area we currently live and planning yet another amazing vacation (with plenty of travel under my belt). I also want to go back to school to earn a Ph.D. (though I am still debating in which field). I do know I want to stay in academia--I enjoy being a student too much!

Oh, and I have always dreamed of writing books--both adult novels and children's books. Perhaps someday . . .
01/05/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Exactly what I was thinking! I wasn't sure I was doing it right since I had never tried anything like it before on my own, but it was absolutely delicious.
I'm so glad to hear it! That's one of my favorites for teaching new cooks ... I've never had the stuff that comes in a jar (and apparently there's a powder too?) but people are shocked at how much better what they just made tastes than the kits from the store.

And it's really really hard to mess up!
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Oh dear, I just noticed the time! Our two awesome reviewers are more than welcome to stick around and keep chatting, but we should probably curtail the questioning soon to make sure they each have a chance to answer the questions that have already been asked.

Research and Selective Sensualist, I am beyond thrilled that the stars aligned enough that we were able to spend the evening with both of you!
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Research
That's a tough one, there are some great looking products out there. Some of the stuff I really want isn't carried by Eden unfortunately, Doc Johnson, Rascal, and some others have larger toys that are something I would be interested in but we ...
I thought the Rascal looked cool too.

I can't wait to read a review about your pegging experience when you do decide to try it.
01/05/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Oh dear, I just noticed the time! Our two awesome reviewers are more than welcome to stick around and keep chatting, but we should probably curtail the questioning soon to make sure they each have a chance to answer the questions that have already ...
Amen!
01/05/2012
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I think it was because of my adoptive parents. I was the recipient of a lot of charity as a child. I was born into a bad situation that resulted in me being put through the Child Protective Services system all throughout my first few years of life. ...
I meant to say that it feels absolutely fantastic to be on the GIVING end, but it's also important to know that it is fine to be on the receiving end . . . Sheesh.
01/05/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Jul!a
The T-Rex scares me, you're brave for wanting to take it on! lol
I'm with Sam. I wince just looking at the size!
01/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'm so glad to hear it! That's one of my favorites for teaching new cooks ... I've never had the stuff that comes in a jar (and apparently there's a powder too?) but people are shocked at how much better what they just made tastes ...
Don't bother with the stuff that comes in a jar. We tried it when I was younger and that stuff is icky.
01/05/2012
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