Irene

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    Alberta, Canada

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  • Favorite Cast Members
    Jim Parsons
    Simon Helberg
    Mayim Bialik
  • Favorite Characters
    Sheldon
    Howard
    Amy
  • Favorite Seasons
    Season 4
  • Favorite Episode
    The Werewolf Transformation

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  1. Agreed. "No deal" would be asexual, not homosexual.
  2. 23/30, which surprised me as I never studied WWII in school. Most of what I know I learned later in life from everyday conversation, games like Risk and trivial pursuit, watching movies set during WWII and the like. I moved around a lot as a kid, before curriculum was standardized across Canada, so missed learning about the world wars. (Or Greek mythology, or sex Ed...but somehow I managed to pick those up too as an adult. Lol).
  3. Re: cheating. I disagree that genes encode for complex social behaviour like cheating. Ducklings imprinting on the first moving animal? Sure. Human babies rooting for the nipple and instinctively sucking? Sure. Even genes giving us higher libidos, or a desire to mate with multiple partners. But cheating is a different beast. Have the "cheating" gene? Fine--don't marry, don't marry with the promise of fidelity, have a frank discussion with your spouse about opening the marriage, or ending the marriage. Maybe even seek medical assessment if your spouse's libido is exceptionally low to ensure there's not a physical or hormonal cause, and you think that's a "cause" of your wanting to cheat. All of these are viable options. But choosing to cheat--which is fundamentally about lying and being dishonest with your supposed life partner--is not ok, and not "genetically compelled". There are other behavioural options. Having those genes is no excuse for shitty behaviour.
  4. It might not be a popular answer, or the convention for a sitcom, but I actually hope she doesn't. IMO, Penny never had much of a "career" as an actress; it was more a dream. And dreams don't always come true. I find it makes her a more interesting character to deal with not achieving her acting dream, and struggling to find happiness and fulfillment elsewhere. I would like to see more stories focussed on Penny (and Lenny), though, just not this particular return-to-acting one. Because life, and stories, don't end when you marry and find financial/career success.
  5. Great start! I loved Leonard standing up to his Dad and saying things he's wanted to say for years. Looking forward to more.
  6. That translates into approximately 1 McDonalds for every 22,000 Americans. In Canada, we have approximately 1 Tim Hortons for every 8,000 people. I guess we're pretty fond of our donuts and double doubles here! (For those not fluent in Canuckian, a double double is a coffee or tea with two cream two sugar).
  7. Exactly. Not talking about someone else's sex life in front of said person(s) isn't the same as not discussing your own sex life in front of others. As for how the lunch lady was told? If she mentioned something about birthdays, or an activity she does once a year ("I was away last week as my husband and I were visiting the grandkids, something we do once a year") or any other aspect tangentially related to Shamy's once a year sex, I can see Sheldon replying with a comment about his sex life. He's attempting to better connect with people socially/emotionally, and this would be his attempt at doing so, replying in a way he thought was connected to the conversation. Wasn't it Penny who once praised him with a response like "That was almost on topic. I'm going to say 'good job' Sheldon"?
  8. Have you looked into Energy Tapping, or Brain Gym? Both are quick, in the moment, physical movements or touches you can do on yourself to relieve anxiety, focus better, or self calm.
  9. Funny story. Thanks for sharing.
  10. "Gravity, thou art a heartless bitch" gets used here when one of us drops something we didn't mean to. "A non-optional social convention" is another common phrase I use with my boys. Gets better cooperation than "because I said so".
  11. Actor

    The Bronze is playing at Chinook Theatre here in Calgary--it's the largest movie house in the city, and the only location (so far) for The Bronze. Not sure about the rest of Canada.
  12. Yup. Leave it to Beaver, for example, ran for 6 seasons. At 234 episodes that's 39 episodes per season. Times have certainly changed!
  13. And even the Howardette pregnancy involved Sheldon, as they conceived on his bed. Cuz the writers had to work Sheldon in there somehow, right?
  14. Ship Zone

    Wondering about it being more than a birthday party for Sheldon. Last time Sheldon changed their relationship status he was wearing a Batman t-shirt, was he not? (When he gave Amy the RA). Call back?