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14th-Jan-2011 11:44 pm - What Other People Think
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I think pretty much everyone has had a really bad day when they think the whole world is turning against them. A bad day when even their best friends call them names and laugh at them for being themselves. I know I have, and it isn't a good feeling. 
But I have trained myself not to let the negatives of what they think about (the clothes I'm wearing, or the things I like etc, etc) seep in. They're probably jealous, have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed or-if they're gals-are having their special friend visiting them (if you know what I mean *wink wink, nudge nudge*).
Don't let what other people think get in the way of who you are, because God designed you that way and you are absolutely PERFECT in his eyes.

“Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.”
-Avril Lavigne

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou quotes (American Poet, b.1928)

14th-Jan-2011 11:15 pm - The Tomato-Fruit or Vegetable?
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 Some people (like moi) may get confused between fruits and vegetables. I have a difficulty classifying Tomatoes as a fruit or vegetable. So I thought I would put you all who have the same difficulty as me out of your misery...

The confusion about 'fruit' and 'vegetable' arises because of the differences in usage between scientists and cooks. Scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely a fruit. True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant (though cultivated forms may be seedless). Blueberries, raspberries, and oranges are true fruits, and so are many kinds of nut. Some plants have a soft part which supports the seeds and is also called a 'fruit', though it is not developed from the ovary: the strawberry is an example.

As far as cooking is concerned, some things which are strictly fruits, such as tomatoes or bean pods, may be called 'vegetables' because they are used in savoury rather than sweet cooking. The term 'vegetable' is more generally used of other edible parts of plants, such as cabbage leaves, celery stalks, and potato tubers, which are notstrictly the fruit of the plant from which they come. Occasionally the term 'fruit' may be used to refer to a part of a plant which is not a fruit, but which is used in sweet cooking: rhubarb, for example.

So, the answer to the question is that a tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it's used as a vegetable in cooking.

bibliography: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/page/199

If you have trouble understanding wether the Potato is a fruit or vegetable, just ask and I'll be happy to look it up for you :)
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