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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could last a very long time in that state. Weeks is not out of line.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Really?

Hmm, I suppose if one made a soup that was extremely varied with many ingredients in it, one could spend a day making lots of it and then eat just that, and perhaps eat something with it on the side to diversify it a bit.

Student life would be very, very easy.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I freeze it for a long time sometimes. At least that long. Rice is a good additive. Half a cup is a lot to eat. Costs about 40 cents a pound over here. Sometimes I get it on sale a little bit better than that.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I still can't get my head around the rice in soup thing...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You make the rice separate else it would drag up all the soup. After the rice and soup are both made you can add some of the rice to the soup.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Seems strange to me...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you eat a lot of rice? And what is this secret ingredient you speak of?

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Yes, I eat a lot of rice, but not in soup.

The secret ingredient is a secret. If I told you, it would give you an 80% chance of knowing where I was from.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you feel brave you can try a little bit of it in the soup, you might like it.

Hmmm, 80%. That is a little high for me. Okay, then it must stay a secret.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Maybe something to try as a student living on my own experimenting with cheap food sources. That is, if I even get a kitchen.

You never know, I may be reduced to licking stucco off the walls and gorging myself over moss scrapings one day.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am sure they will give you a kitchen.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I would most likely have to share it though. I hope I get given an ensuite, then I will not have to share a toilet or kitchen so no risk of people stealing my food or making a delightful, smelly mess in the morning to get my day going.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Part of the fun of going to university.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I'm hoping I don't have to have too many of those occurrences...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I know what you mean. You will have to endure it. But maybe it will not happen exactly as you are thinking.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, part of the fun will be discovering what it is like. Maybe I will even become so engrossed in mathematics that I will forget about girls completely!

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is not likely unless you are Isaac Newton. You will learn to deal with them too. Everything is tough in the beginning.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I just feel so tired of them at the moment. They have exhausted me.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then it is time for a break. Wait till you see something good and leave the rest alone.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

As a distraction, I planned to hit the ground running at the start of my degree and maybe start doing some exam papers for UCL over the holidays... they look interesting, not as hard as STEP questions but interesting nonetheless.

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If you find the questions interesting then do them.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I was planning to try to learn everything I need for first year over the summer, so that I can be a bit more relaxed during time and maybe learn some of the maths I like to learn.

I never really got my teeth into your GFology book... that is on my reading list for sure!

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nobody, can get through that book.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Is that because it is of bible length or it is a difficult read?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is a difficult read. The first couple of chapters is easy enough after that he gets obtuse.

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