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GreatPowerfulOZ.jpgThe Great and Powerful Oz Olivia Y is a UCD graduate with a degree in Biotechnology (Micro/Fermentation emphasis). She loves to cook and has resumed blogging about [WWW]culinary adventures.

She also enjoys long walks on the beach, [WWW]things that are bigger on the inside, Arrogant Bastard Ale on tap, COMIC CON and her dog Oz.

Favorite things about Davis:
-"Teh Wiki" (minus the crazy)
-Bikram Yoga Davis
-Style Lounge
-Spa Central
-Uncle Vito's Slice of N.Y.
-Davis Farmer's Market
-Community Supported Agriculture
-Food Science & Technology
-An assortment of Sushi
-Arrogant Bastard Ale on tap at: Burgers and Brew, The Grad (Anywhere else? Update here!)
-Even more options for Frozen Yogurt than Starbucks!
-Trees that change colors in the fall
-Charles Bamforth - FST 3, 102A and 102B

Things Davis should have (but doesn't):
-A Jewish Deli complete with Matzo Ball Soup for sicklings
-RIP Retro Film Revival
-Student discounts at Regal on Friday evenings
-24 Hour Coffee House (at least during finals)
-More things for people to do on a Friday/Saturday night other than Bars

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2010-01-17 19:08:19   me, elder comes from the "school of running" and I can't get him to go ¬_¬

O__O

You were there? —StevenDaubert


2010-01-18 00:58:12   hah, that's nothing once I ambushed Miss Hoar and Mr. Benedict in nugget with that very question when they walked by and I was like wait a minute

I guess my name was said during class


2010-01-31 18:22:19   Are you the same Olivia from Sac Yelp? —rfrazier


2010-01-31 18:46:36   Just curious. I post there as Ryan "Je Suis Prest" F. —rfrazier


2010-02-18 13:55:47   Whoa, someone on the same page when it comes to university and ASUCD spending. —hankim


2010-03-07 22:03:23   Thanks! That's a really good idea, I'll look into word limits and the like. —TomGarberson


2010-03-08 15:52:56   Woo! Also, REALLY nice use of "huzzah". There aren't many people who are properly acquainted with the word. —AaronSamson


2010-03-09 23:52:51   There was a paper posted out in front of University Mall that said they were bringing in a Trader Joe's. —hankim


2010-03-10 08:52:50   Definitely pointless. As a fellow labbie, I was groaning. I'm pretty sure that as the world ends in 2012 and Jesus walks again and as the asteroid is hours from hitting the earth and the zombie hoards take over....my lab will be pulling straws to see who needs to stay and monitor the TC room. —EdWins


2010-03-10 09:29:25   When Sarah was working in a lab at UCD, she was doing desiccation tests of samples at various hour intervals. The ones lower than about ten hours were okay... start in the morning, pull them later that day. Later on, when I was sitting with flashers on near the Chem 194 barricade, having driven her to the lab at 3am for the third day in a row, well... that got old quick. But experiments have their own constraints that don't fit into neat schedules all the time, and some are years worth of work. Bleah. -jw —JabberWokky


2010-03-10 10:26:26   There are notices of demolition for the Radiology place, saying that Trader Joe's will be built in its place. It's official! —AaronSamson


2010-03-23 10:56:23   Yup, I got a GED. And as far I remember, that wasn't even required for admission. —ScottMeehleib


2010-03-25 12:48:05   I figured as much. The Libertarian group is completely gone as well. Somewhat depressing in my opinion. —hankim


2010-04-16 17:14:59   Bamforth is awesome! —SunjeetBaadkar


2010-05-14 22:57:07   If you're out along 580 somewhere, drop by Sansar on First Street in Livermore. By far the best Indian food I've had in my life. Their lamb saag is every bit as good as everything else there. Seriously, it's worth the trip for the food alone. It's also just a block away from the new First Street Alehouse, which is one of the best upscale pubs I've been to (the old location having been one of the best downscale pubs I've been to...). —TomGarberson


2010-05-18 07:44:51   Re: Restaurants without automatic gratuity: Not a bad idea for a page. The note I added may be wrong; I've never given much thought to it, and am curious. I tend to read "the edges" of menus and have seen the notice here and there, but I'd be surprised if it was over, say, 10% of restaurants in Davis that did it. It's a neat idea to list them and get a actual count and figure out what the actual prevalence of the requirement is. —JabberWokky


2010-06-09 15:19:03   I think we need a list of places that serve actually spicy foods in Davis. I was about to create the new page but then realized I could not think of anything. Thought you might know some? —hankim


2010-06-10 01:59:50   I feel like I am bouncing around Thai places looking for one to satisfy me. —hankim


2010-06-26 22:01:23   I guess I did not make it very clear in my response to the comment, but I meant that most Thai places I have been to had waiters/waitresses who would ask if I wanted rice without making it clear that it costs extra. —hankim


2010-08-21 06:31:23   Belated congrats on gradumacating. Are you sticking around in davis, or...? —TomGarberson


2010-10-07 12:43:06   Yup... I can agree to an extent. The cover is going to help pay for the PSO (Guard) cards required for all of the bouncers and for additional classes that the security staff is going to need to be attending. It is also going to cover some of the additional fees the city of Davis will be placing on many of the establishments in town which serve both restaurant food and liquor. How long will the cover charge last? I am not sure.

As for Little Prague and prices, we do have lower priced alcohol than many establishments in town, if not the lowest, especially in October when we have $3.50 well drinks and 24 oz. Beers for $5.00 all month. We are also one of the few bars in town that have a dance floor. In addition to this we have begun to serve fresh burgers and brats (bratwurst and weiswurst) every Thursday-Saturday.

Usually, I will be on the door but do make trips through the establishment from time to time. I am there every Wednesday through Saturday from 9pm onwards.

If you are truly worried about the cover charge, I would suggest to you that you show up early on (say around 9pm) get your stamp, come in for a few minutes and maybe have a drink or two, then go to the other bars you wish to visit. If you return, you already have the stamp and will be able to enter without paying the cover.

Look for me next time you're in and I will take a few moments to discuss anything you might wish to say about the establishment. Also would be nice to meet another Wiki user. Thanks for your input. —Wes-P


2010-10-27 15:42:46   I love your blog name. If you ever should need to tell baking powder from baking soda in the future: dissolve a bit in water. Baking powder fizzes by itself, because there's an acidic component in the powder. Baking soda doesn't fizz alone. —JudithTruman


2010-11-06 11:21:00   It was a pleasure, albeit brief. You are officially the first person I have met from the Wiki. I know a couple of the others from other outlets but you are now officially the first Wiki to RL acquaintance. Hopefully it was an enjoyable experience for you.

Not sure if you would be interested but tonight is 80's for the Ladies night. All women will be paying no cover.

Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself, very few ever actually do. —Wes-P


2010-12-10 00:10:53   I am fine with it although I still think it helps the frat more when more information is provided. Just really had a problem with how the Taylor guy was going about it. —hankim


2010-12-15 20:40:22   Here is a comment so you can see that spiffy new messages notice! —WilliamLewis


2010-12-23 11:46:18   Are you sure that Red Orchid is under new ownership? There is definitely a new menu. If there is a new owner, we should probably archive the old comments and start fresh. I'm willing to do that, but don't want to make the effort until we know for sure about the ownership.

I'm hoping that there is some Hunan-tofu-like dish on that new menu (there were a few tofu dishes), but I haven't had a chance to figure that out yet. —CovertProfessor


2010-12-24 13:42:07   Thanks, Olivia. After a recent meal at Red Orchid, I am now thoroughly convinced, and not coincidentally, feeling a little ill (not food poisoning ill, but ate not-very-good-food ill). I'm going to archive the old comments. —CovertProfessor


2011-01-06 08:18:49   You need an Aggie Card after graduating? —hankim


2011-01-06 14:42:29   I feel like some of those definitions are very restricting. I mean, sometimes I don't even have to pay extra for some of those services:

4. Requiring one to wear any degrading or uncomfortable garments.

9. Having substances such as eggs, paint, honey, etc. thrown at, poured on, or otherwise applied to the bodies of individuals.

10. Morally degrading or humiliating games or any other activities that make an individual the object of amusement, ridicule, or intimidation. hankim


2011-01-06 15:18:50   Look at that! All those people employed, probably even with overtime, all thanks to the genius of the Supreme Leader! Unlike here in America, where so many are unemployed! —hankim


2011-01-30 17:29:03   Was very nice seeing you once again. Hope the experience was pleasant for you. Take care. —Wes-P


2011-02-27 15:33:48   That was Joe Sherman out there today. —TomGarberson


2011-03-17 15:03:52   I understand that noone 'owns' wiki. What I do not understand is why so many people want to change my page (or, if you prefer, the page that describes my business and what I do). —larrydguenther


2011-03-18 17:31:00   Thanks for the email retrieval. That should help. —JabberWokky


2011-03-18 17:33:11   Oh, and: Damn your eyes. Now I'm whistling "[WWW]The Merry Old Land of Oz" thanks to the Great and Powerful one's photo at the top of your page! —JabberWokky


2011-03-21 18:25:36   Please see the Wiki Community/Accusations/Talk page. —Wes-P


2011-03-21 22:06:52   Glad to see you're updating your blog again! —JabberWokky


2011-03-21 22:29:48   Just stopped by your blog and wish I checked on it sooner. Lot of good looking recipes I wish to try. Glad you created it. —Wes-P


2011-03-22 11:00:06   Thank you for bringing a neutral perspective to the Village Cab fiasco. It is dragging on too long. —Wes-P


2011-03-22 11:01:51   Too hard to link the edit by edit, but check out [WWW]this version. As I mentioned before the talk page was wiped, and I now CP mentioned, David's actual response was pretty appalling. —EdWins


2011-03-22 14:01:03   I think that the community approved, but Cocoa is sort of out there on her(?) own. Who even knows anymore? —JoePomidor


2011-03-23 10:18:19   Magic woman make letters white. Oooo... poke with stick! MAGIC! —JabberWokky


2011-03-23 10:24:39   Wow. That does look good, thanks! —Davidlm


2011-03-23 10:37:17   Yeah, it's decidedly a hack... it's actually stealing the class from some system page or something. But hey, it works! —JabberWokky


2011-03-23 23:00:44   Those could easily just be solicited comments. V.I.P. Studios Photography does that, and the end result is that a lot of people leave a single comment there an never edit the wiki again, which is ok, but not as ideal as having them leave that comment and then go on to be regular contributors. —JasonAller


2011-03-23 23:28:38   Hey OliviaY. These are all honest to goodness posts people did on my behalf. I can give you full names for each one. After the incident with Ms. Doan, I sent an email to all my clients reiterating my 100% satisfaction guarantee. Many of my clients have posted on yelp, where she has also posted as well. —Davidlm


As of Jan. 2010, the ABC recognized both Military IDs and Passports as acceptable, legal ID for entrance into a bar. —JoshLawson


2011-03-29 10:42:49   On the contrary? [WWW]http://rt.com/news/hairdresser-turns-robber-into-sex-slave/hankim


2011-03-29 10:51:42   When I first came across the story, that joke was the first thing that came to mind. If you think that's messed up: [WWW]http://www.mosnews.com/weird/2009/06/18/blackwidow/

What's messed up is that these women aren't unattractive! Just like all those female teachers charged with statutory rape for doing sixteen year old males. —hankim


2011-03-29 11:21:33   [WWW]Meanwhile, in Russia...hankim


I share your reactions to derogatory words about my gender compared to those about my race, religion, or politics. I responded regarding that to ScottMeehleib rather than the ban Josh... page. Sue


2011-03-29 17:49:50   you must be trolling...

moreover season 3 ep 10 SVU is also wrong

and forcible oral copulation != rape, cause "you can't rape a penis"

also the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1999) estimated that 91% of United States rape victims were female and 9% were male, with 99% of the offenders being male and 1% of the offenders being female.

Much like female erectile response and contrary to popular opinion, male erectile response is involuntary meaning that a man need not consent mentally or physically for his penis to become erect and be placed in a woman's vagina. Penetration of a man by a woman is possible through use of a strap-on or other object. Rape of a man by a woman could also occur when limited sexual activities are agreed upon and a man's penis is placed in a woman in violation of the limits that had been set. Rape of a man by a woman is thus possible in several ways.

I was catching up on the JL Ban on my cellphone and your comment was the only one that was whack, I culled that data in under a minute with google

in an unrelated note I'm somehow reminded by the tail end of your comment of a video I saw where people were petitioning to end women suffrage and tons of chicks were signing it —StevenDaubert


Hi Olivia, I responded to your comment, and I reposted it here: SueHjerpe. The Ban page was deleted. -SM


2011-03-29 23:17:30   I read that thing about the urethra penetrating as well, instructions and everything. DO NOT WANT. —hankim


2011-03-31 18:47:27   Psst... Mammoth Nut Brown now on tap at the Beer Shoppe. Thanks for your patronage! —TaylorRamos


2011-03-31 22:06:48   Woops, I meant to link to this: [WWW]http://tinyurl.com/tentaclegirlguy

I will do so when I am not busy I guess. —hankim


2011-04-01 17:40:26   Depends on the crowd? But if you get there before 11PM you should be good. —hankim


2011-04-01 17:46:18   Also for Guild comics, they are only getting enough to fill their savers right now. So if you set up a saver with them they will start ordering them for you as well (there's no requirement to buy when you set up a saver and you can close it anytime). —hankim


2011-04-01 18:58:02   Droms is pretty solid —StevenDaubert


2011-04-01 19:52:42   The Beer Shoppe has your Mammoth Double Nut Brown on tap already :) —TomGarberson


2011-04-26 17:19:06   I am beginning to think this year is going to be full of cab drama until the end.. sigh. —Wes-P


2011-04-26 22:48:11   Oh, I pretty much guessed the point, and I agree. It's not so much that it's unfair or fair... it's just totally disruptive of the tool being used (a poll). There's no good solution, really: it's just an intrinsic weakness of an online poll on a topic that garners interest. My comment to Travis was more "no, it's not that the wiki is composed of a bunch of people taunting you", which is how I think he was taking it. —JabberWokky


2011-04-27 01:01:44   is this how i reply to messages idk? I am so upset over this discussion because I dont think my viewpoint is getting through I think that the complaint is just and should be investigated but I dont think it should be a permanent scar on my work. —TravisMartin


2011-04-27 09:43:09   LOL my bad. Nice user names. —TomGarberson


2011-04-27 09:44:25   Heh. I thought some of those were the two people you referred to. I mentioned it to Tom just recently, and I also said "Olivia is pretty easy to work with, so it shouldn't be a problem. I think she'll take it as a 'I don't know which are jokes and which are real.'" I'll admit I would have guessed wrong myself. Hopefully they'll stick around after this. —JabberWokky


2011-04-27 09:48:02   Also: a) I'm ecstatic that Mark Sheppard is on the show (one of my favorite character actors), b) Rory is now one of my favorite companions (of course, I also like [wikipedia]the Brigadier), and c) THE BEGINNING, OH, GHODS, THE BEGINNING!!! —JabberWokky


2011-05-03 15:18:14   I have to go to the WEH for a mother's day present, I think. Hmmm, planning may have to become involved. —JoePomidor


2011-05-10 01:41:35   I am not giving up on reality I am just taking all the facts into account —TravisMartin


2011-05-10 01:44:15   also at the chevron at anderson and covell they sell arrogant bastards cheaper than anywhere else —TravisMartin


2011-05-10 03:25:28   do they honk at you?

24 / 7 ? —StevenDaubert


[WWW]Say what? —tg


2011-05-16 20:35:59   :( Feel better! —TomGarberson


2011-05-16 20:43:21   Oh, excellent! Your secret is now out... while I would have loved to meet you at the Wiki BBQ, congratulations on being on The Guild. I'll look for you when we watch the episode. We don't follow it episode by episode, but rather wait and watch several at once. I also prefer compiled graphic novels to individual comics as well. —JabberWokky


2011-05-19 13:14:36   Since you like to play games... Please explain why you want to advertise pawsitive groomers on our page, but you ??? here, won't advertise us on thier page?... I keep trying to correct or page to the soft way we want it... Show me how & where we advertise anything except who & what typ of a business we are, we our chosen history. Please email me if you'd like. (philcallen@aol.com). —PhilAllen


2011-05-19 13:16:48   I know, right? We should have a "complaints" page with a list of all the business owners who have a problem with how the site operates, so when a new one pops up we can point to that page and say something like, "Back of the line, newbie". —JoePomidor


2011-05-19 13:17:29   Phil-no games are being played here. You share the location with another business—that's a fact and is appropriate to include. —Users/PeterBoulay


2011-05-19 13:24:40   Soil purpose? —JabberWokky


2011-05-19 14:31:01   BRB operating illegally in a back alley. —hankim


2011-05-19 14:32:11   Han, I wish you'd let me know. Also tired of condescension. —JoePomidor


2011-05-19 14:37:58   Depends, did you want an eight-ball? —hankim


2011-05-19 14:39:01   ehhhh uppers tend to make me paranoid. —JoePomidor


2011-05-19 14:43:26   Since the page isn't going to be unlocked until there's consensus, how about everybody just back off? —JabberWokky


2011-05-20 03:26:32   play nice with Phil, he's stumbling around. A talk in person will probably bring much needed clarity, I will keep you in the loop —StevenDaubert


2011-05-20 09:44:59   Hey Olivia, out of curiosity, can I ask what you're up to? (Always curious what path other UCD biotech people go on) —EdWins


2011-05-20 09:45:28   For what it's worth, it was a valiant attempt. —JabberWokky


2011-05-20 12:23:44   yeah people tend to be dense when they don't get their way and don't understand what is going on —StevenDaubert


2011-05-20 13:33:21   Olivia—just wanted to commend you on your attempts to try to work on resolving the crafts issue. Hope you're feeling better —Users/PeterBoulay


2011-05-20 14:53:12   I do have a face shield that I used for my Dexter costume, but I still would not want to go melee with a zombie. Going to grab a crossbow when I loot Big 5 too, get to reuse my ammo. —hankim


2011-05-20 15:30:55   I think I love you. (Narative lecture is epic)


2011-06-08 10:22:15   I don't think you have to be gay to join that frat? Also, they have bisexual men. —hankim


2011-06-08 12:34:47   Just to be clear, my comment wasn't meant to slander fraternities or generalize across all of them (I know there are differences), but just to suggest that what these two women are talking about isn't exactly comment-worthy. On a more interesting topic, what do you think of the eleventh doctor? —CovertProfessor


2011-06-09 15:49:56   Or just stop and read and think. The guy is apparently a victim of "telephone". He was told Wes was publicly saying things, and then given a cut and pasted text that I think ran together several people's comments and attributed them to Wes. —JabberWokky


2011-06-09 15:55:29   Incidentally, anybody can do voice outreach. It's not just me. Although I do understand the reluctance of people to give their numbers to people who are frustrated and sometimes angry. I appreciate the support — I always feel odd taking it off wiki because it kind of violates the spirit of the wiki, but some people just communicate better in speech than in writing, and I figure it's a practical way to get communication going, even if it's not ideal. —JabberWokky


2011-06-15 23:54:31   I am no management, but regaurding ur edit on proof of alc page, maybe it was just all a misunderstanding I don't know, it appears ur incident occured before my employment so I don't know the full details, and I am no guru on ID's but when it comes to selling alc at a business that is serious stuff and it's never bad to "be sure" .


2011-06-26 14:28:03   No problem... I wanted to help. That stinks. Many years ago, I used to merchant at SF cons, and I had several boxes of inventory stolen when I was moving. I am still ticked about it all these years later. —JabberWokky


2011-06-29 08:05:13   Happy You Day!!!! —Wes-P


2011-07-20 23:09:54   Do you still hit up the Davis bar scene at all? —StevenDaubert


2011-08-03 20:58:11   Do you?

also good comment on Todd, I would concur wholeheartedly

sorry for not being able to resist the what she said -__-StevenDaubert


2011-08-09 19:35:16   Olivia, I have no reason to ignore your input, in fact you bring up a good point.

But my second deleted comment has every right to be deleted, as for if you look on identity/abuse page, a similar comment was posted and added to that page.
Of course I have the same to say to you, you will probably ignore this comment, but we both our different views.


2011-08-09 19:48:56   I don't have a history with KetMoRee, but I'm also not interested in getting involved in drama... maybe someone will third our opinion and revert. —MeggoWaffle


2011-08-16 13:21:54   Your "SOMEONE IS WRONG ON TEH INTERNET OMG!!!!" made me chuckle. —JabberWokky


2011-08-26 12:50:47   with all respect, I do not mind waiting 20-30 for an appetizer. Especially if I'm enjoying a nice drink. :) —jenb


2011-09-14 15:56:05   You planning on hitting up Luigi's when it opens? Maybe we could find a lunch schedule that works for both of us? —Wes-P


2011-09-15 09:37:31   excellent —StevenDaubert


2011-09-15 15:11:11   I will definitely check out the book, thanks for sharing it. I suppose this is an area I never tried to understand before, which is why I brought it up in the first place. Still on my own journey of personal growth I suppose. Thanks for the info.

As for Luigi's... AWESOME. I hate checking out eateries alone (although this might not be an issue for much longer... met a woman who truly interests me recently... and GASP... she's blonde) —Wes-P


2011-09-24 07:49:59   p.s. you have the worlds cutest dog. —jenb


2011-09-24 09:44:01   Thanks for the info on the C4L! I think perhaps some of their stances beyond vague catch-all questions like "Do you like freedom and money?" should be on their wiki page, but maybe that's been intentionally left out because they know it won't play well here in Davis. —TheDrDonna


2011-09-26 11:47:15   Morbid curiosity but do you remember what the server at Italia name was/what she looked like? —StevenDaubert


2011-09-27 08:39:37   Yeah, a story in yesterday's Enterprise said they were unable to reach the protesters, since they're only there intermittently. PR fail. —TomGarberson


2011-09-27 08:53:42   Haha thanks... I had just looked at that article, but stopped reading when I got to the point where it said they weren't able to reach the protesters. Just read farther down. —TomGarberson


2011-09-29 19:12:18   You should be sure to contact the restaurant about that. If it's one person or two people who've multiple meals recently, that's one thing. When it's that consistent, it's a really bad sign. County environmental health would be a good call, as well. —TomGarberson


2011-10-10 10:20:44   Why can't people delete businesses if they don't like them?!?!?1 Hunh?!? Hunh!?!?! CENSORSHIP{!!!!! —JabberWokky


2011-10-10 20:33:34   on the same token that I spoke with Stewart, try to not assume they are deleting the page cause they dislike the business, it's obvious they wanted to delete the comment they made.

that is 2 people snapping at them, what does that make them think of the wiki? This is obviously someone we can get to participate in the community if it was handled correctly... —StevenDaubert


2011-10-11 12:35:32   ignorance sure is bliss!

Your request came off like dickish statement, you may have not noticed it. Helpful and open isn't Don't delete the page cause you dislike a business
implying she was trying to delete the page due to the fact she had a bad experience, when it was clear (to me, and later affirmed when the came back and did it again) that they just wanted to remove the comment after getting schmeed on by 2 wikizens. I'm just looking for people to gnome in a friendly open way, until malice is proven no assumed. If you had to ask I bet they were a new student (looking for non saccharine furniture) who will be in Davis awhile, and now thinks the wiki is full of people who a) don't care about her experience (in context of the other comments it's believable) and b) would rather snap at her then show her the ropes

c'est la vie —StevenDaubert


2011-10-11 12:36:46   ps: you got a different response style due to your "k"

only you can fight spelling and grammar fires —StevenDaubert


2011-10-11 21:22:50   I'm only sharing my observations, do with them what you will —StevenDaubert


2011-10-13 16:19:51   Seems like when UCD is in session, con artists population rises. —ndah100


2011-10-15 22:33:11   I've never said anything like that, so I'm not sure where that came from. —CovertProfessor


2011-10-16 18:22:59   Have you been outside the United States?? Because I assure you, thinking that this current system is unchangeable is fantasy. It hasn't always been this way. Just look into the history of tipping and how things work around the world. The U.S. is unique in its stupidity. —ConsciousConsumer


2011-10-16 19:43:13   Not if we don't demand it you're right. But THAT is the point of the movement. —ConsciousConsumer


2011-10-16 20:46:04   Affirmative on the Jewish deli! —CovertProfessor


2011-10-31 22:41:40   Yeah, I've heard a couple of different NPR stories on the problem in the last few months. Not cool. Hope you feel better! —TomGarberson


2011-11-02 11:08:21   Thanks for the tip about the bulk food bins. I've never bought food that way before, but I've always wanted to get into it. I'm always looking for reasons to actually like the Co-op. I like the concept of the store and what it means to the community, but I've just personally never had a good experience there unfortunately. —ScottMeehleib


2011-11-02 21:47:38   The Emptiness confirms it, too. —CovertProfessor


2011-11-03 18:08:09   I am pretty sure that I didn't say that I don't want DNA in my food. I am not afraid of "science," as though GMOs were just "science" and as though the effects of science can't have ethical implications. You don't get anywhere by over simplifying the other side. Personally, I think if we don't control our population numbers we will have many worse problems than lack of food. —CovertProfessor


2011-11-03 18:33:59   Agreed that there are a lot of ignorance-based reaction out there. My feeling is to educate people about the genuine misunderstandings and then have a conversation about the rest. I guess I can understand why you wouldn't want to discuss ethics or politics on the wiki, especially since the wiki isn't a great medium for discussion, but my view is that learning is only achieved when one hears many sides of an issue. —CovertProfessor


2011-11-04 00:48:39   I agree with you. I've never heard any arguments based in science that would make me think that it's a bad idea, although I have heard lots of arguments based on non-science, and some based on legal issues such as intellectual property rights. I wanted to see how people were thinking about it. —IDoNotExist


2011-11-04 21:07:12   "eating a piece of corn with bug DNA is going to give them bug mutations" - you didn't see 'District 9'? —EdWins


2011-11-07 08:27:53   Can you comment on the discussion on CovertProfessor's page? I lack a sufficiently deep bio background on some of CP's claims. —IDoNotExist


2011-11-17 19:37:34   UR AZN?

@.@StevenDaubert


2011-11-18 04:07:58   must be a different Olivia Y from Fresno on yelp then

my bad ^__^StevenDaubert


2011-11-21 00:22:08   I doubt there is video of him saying that, him even saying that at all Watch any video and the people are screaming to loudly that no one could probably hear a word a person next to them was saying -.- —ndah100


2011-12-01 11:13:49   I haven't tried any of their palung dishes yet... I should really get on that :) I'm almost never in Davis for lunch, though, sadly. It'll have to wait until next time I get delivery. —TomGarberson


2011-12-07 08:05:54   Good observation on bias vs. observation! —TomGarberson


2011-12-07 14:20:05   Hey hey- I tried reasoning with him yesterday. In addition to continually victimizing himself, he seems to like taking a patronizing tone with women. I would recommend disengaging. —MeggoWaffleeb


2011-12-07 16:27:14   Hey Olivia,

Not trying to ruffle any feathers here, but I was trying to defuse the situation a bit with protest edits. Wondering if you'd be willing to pull your last comment off for a day or two until people cool off. You can put it back later if you feel like you need to, but I was hoping for now we can take a break from it, at least for now. —jefftolentino


2011-12-08 20:37:22   Hahaha... I prefer LAWLERED! —TomGarberson


2012-03-21 09:27:09   Rumor has it that it has something to do with the arrival of Whole Foods in the center. —CovertProfessor


2012-03-22 08:16:39   I haven't heard of any other shops shutting down, and I have to say I don't really get it, either — I've just heard hints from various trusted sources that WF (and maybe the lease?) has something to do with it. Perhaps the yogurt shop was bad enough, but WF was the final straw? Maybe they thought they would lose too many cake and packaged ice cream sales to WF? (WF usually does have a good assortment of B&J). I'm guess, though, that there is more to the story. I'm sad about it regardless. :( —CovertProfessor


2012-08-10 12:32:27   Hi Olivia. What are the advantages of "whole chunk chocolate for baking," versus bars of baking chocolate? (I was reading your comments about Whole Foods carrying whole chunks, and wondered.) —DougWalter

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