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Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The cat sleeps on the thing she wants to use?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 08:04 pm:


The cat sleeps on the thing she wants to use?yesish
Kat (Vampyre)
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 1:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the cat sleep on the treadmill or other exercise machine?
Valiko Mizandari (Mimino)
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 12:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the cat sleep on some item Vrinda would have used otherwise? or block the access to some item? block a door? block a drawer?
Do we have to find out why Vrinda did not wake up/move the cat? Does the cat have some bad habit when awake, so Vrinda prefers to let it sleep? Would the cat get angry and aggressive when waked up? Has the cat already taken rule in the house, and Vrinda does not dare to disturb him?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kat (Vampyre) on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 01:42 am:

Does the cat sleep on the treadmill or other exercise machine?

By Valiko Mizandari (Mimino) on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 12:50 pm:

Does the cat sleep on some item Vrinda would have used otherwise? noor block the access to some item? yesish block a door? no block a drawer? no
Do we have to find out why Vrinda did not wake up/move the cat? no Does the cat have some bad habit when awake, so Vrinda prefers to let it sleep? irrel Would the cat get angry and aggressive when waked up? ditto Has the cat already taken rule in the house, and Vrinda does not dare to disturb him? ditto. All that's relevant is that she would ratrher not awaken the cat.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the cat sleep near something that makes noise?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 3:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, does that cat sleep near a treadmill or perhaps near one of those bikes that has a fan attached to it (or any other noisy excersise equipment)? Does the cat sleep near some relevant non-excersise related piece of equipment?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, July 08, 2005 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 08:08 pm:

Does the cat sleep near something that makes noise? no

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 03:42 am:

Yeah, does that cat sleep near a treadmill or perhaps near one of those bikes that has a fan attached to it (or any other noisy excersise equipment)? no Does the cat sleep near some relevant non-excersise related piece of equipment? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Vrinda live alone with the cat? or is there someone else living with them?
Before getting the cat, was she cooking her own food? was someone else cooking it? was she ordering it in? was she eating out?
After getting the cat, was she cooking her own food? was someone else cooking it? was she ordering it in? was she eating out?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 11:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, and welcome back :)
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 4:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the cat sleep on the TV remote? Or perhaps in front of the VCR? Preventing her from turning on home exercise programs/tapes?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 11:21 am:

Does Vrinda live alone with the cat? irrel or is there someone else living with them? ditto
Before getting the cat, was she cooking her own food?ditto was someone else cooking it? ditto was she ordering it in? ditto was she eating out? ditto
After getting the cat, was she cooking her own food? was someone else cooking it? ditto was she ordering it in? ditto was she eating out? ditto

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 11:38 am:

Oh, and welcome backThanks!!! Always a pleasure to be back :):):):)!!!!

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 04:25 am:

Does the cat sleep on the TV remote? irrel Or perhaps in front of the VCR? ditto Preventing her from turning on home exercise programs/tapes? ditto
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 6:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok... gotten multiple answers here...

Does the cat sleep...
ON the relelvant thing?
IN FRONT of the relevant thing?
TO THE SIDE of the relevant thing?
UNDER the relevant thing?
NEAR the relevant thing?
Is it a 'thing'?
An object?
Is it squishy?
Is the cat squishy? And cuddly?
If this thing were used ANYWHERE in the house, would it disturb the cat?
What if the cat was in a room by itself with the door shut when it's used?
If she used it with the cat nearby would the cat be disturbed?
Is it a small trampoline?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 9:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 06:53 am:

Ok... gotten multiple answers here...

Does the cat sleep...
ON the relelvant thing? no
IN FRONT of the relevant thing?
yes
TO THE SIDE of the relevant thing? no
UNDER the relevant thing?no
NEAR the relevant thing?see above
Is it a 'thing'? yes
An object? yes
Is it squishy? no
Is the cat squishy?I should hope so;, but it's irrel to the puzzle And cuddly? ditto
If this thing were used ANYWHERE in the house, would it disturb the cat? no
What if the cat was in a room by itself with the door shut when it's used? yes
If she used it with the cat nearby would the cat be disturbed? possibly
Is it a small trampoline? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sooo..

she gains weight because she eats more fattening foods? and she possibly takes less exercise? and it's due to the fact that the cat sleeps in the way of something? the cat stops her going somewhere?

does she gain weight because she does not realise, for some reason, that she is getting fatter? is she normally someone who has to watch her weight closely to maintain it? and somehow, by sleeping where it does, the act makes it harder for her to watch her weight?
does it block her view of something? the TV? a mirror?
Is there just one spot that the cat could lie in to get this effect?

does the cat somehow make her forget something, by lying where it does? does it make her think she is thinner than she is? is eating less than she actually does? does it make her feel happier about being the weight she is?

does the cat sleep infront of a cupboard, or some other space? which contains a relevant item?

does she have to change the way she cooks things?
does she end up buying more fattening food? if so, is it intended for herself?
is any other person relevant here?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 10:35 pm:

sooo.. Hi Hannah!! Glad to see you again!! How about applying that clever lateral mind to my other puzzles as well??

she gains weight because she eats more fattening foods? probably and she possibly takes less exercise? ppossibly and it's due to the fact that the cat sleeps in the way of something? yes the cat stops her going somewhere? yes

does she gain weight because she does not realise, for some reason, that she is getting fatter? YES!!! is she normally someone who has to watch her weight closely to maintain it? YES!!! and somehow, by sleeping where it does, the act makes it harder for her to watch her weight? YES!!
does it block her view of something?no the TV? a mirror?
Is there just one spot that the cat could lie in to get this effect? prbably not

does the cat somehow make her forget something, by lying where it does? no does it make her think she is thinner than she is? yesis eating less than she actually does? no does it make her feel happier about being the weight she is? no

does the cat sleep infront of a cupboard, no or some other space? yes which contains a relevant item? yes
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are weighing scales relevant? mirrors? clothes? tape measures? a book? a calculator (for determining BMI)?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:06 pm:

are weighing scales relevant? yes mirrors? no clothes? notape measures? noa book? no a calculator (for determining BMI)? no

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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do these scales need zeroing? Does the cat sleep on the scales?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 7:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the cat block access to her FOOD scales? So instead of weighing her portions exactly, she guestimates? And her guestimates are typically higher than they should be?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 12:57 am:

Do these scales need zeroing? What's zeroing?? Does the cat sleep on the scales? no

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 07:38 am:

Does the cat block access to her FOOD scales? no So instead of weighing her portions exactly, she guestimates? noAnd her guestimates are typically higher than they should be?Don't you mean lower? In any case, the an swer would be no

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Tony (E20)
Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 1:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they scales which she would use to weigh herself? Bathroom scales? And does the cat block access to them, so she stops weighing herself and therefore loses track of her accumulating mass?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20) on Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 01:18 am:

Are they scales which she would use to weigh herself? yes Bathroom scales? yes And does the cat block access to them, yes so she stops weighing herself no and therefore loses track of her accumulating mass? yes
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she instead use a different, less accurate scales?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 10:00 pm:

Does she instead use a different, less accurate scales? no, but ORT (on right track)
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 3:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The cat blocks access to these scales... does she still use the scales? Does the cat's tail somehow get wedged under the scale without either of them noticing and thus keeps the scale from depressing properly to give a correct weight?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, July 25, 2005 - 03:32 am:

The cat blocks access to these scales... does she still use the scales? yes Does the cat's tail somehow get wedged under the scale without either of them noticing and thus keeps the scale from depressing properly to give a correct weight? no. (Don't you think the cat would notice, to put it mildly??!!)
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does cat fur get in the scales and cause them to be less accurate?

does she try to use the scales while the cat is actually on them?

does the cat block the view of the dial? so she reads it wrongly?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 10:45 pm:

does cat fur get in the scales and cause them to be less accurate? no

does she try to use the scales while the cat is actually on them? no

does the cat block the view of the dial? noso she reads it wrongly? no
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 6:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the cat in any way affect the functionality of the scales?
Does the cat in any way affect Vrinda's perception of the scale? the scale read-out?
Does the cat in any way affect HOW Vrinda uses the scale?
Does the cat in any way affect how Vrinda gets to the scale? steps on the scale? Balances?
Has the cat in any way tampered with the scale? Intentionally? Accidentally?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 06:05 am:

Does the cat in any way affect the functionality of the scales? yesish
Does the cat in any way affect Vrinda's perception of the scale?yesish the scale read-out? yesish
Does the cat in any way affect HOW Vrinda uses the scale? yesish
Does the cat in any way affect how Vrinda gets to the scale? yesish steps on the scale? no Balances? yesish
Has the cat in any way tampered with the scale? no Intentionally? Accidentally?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she hold on to something in order to be able to delicately step past the cat without disturbing it, and forgets to let go when she reaches the scale?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 10:11 pm:

Does she hold on to something in order to be able to delicately step past the cat without disturbing it, and forgets to let go when she reaches the scale? no

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Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 6:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Vrinda weigh herself WITH the cat? Does she pick up the cat in order to get past to the scales? And does she figure that most of the weight gain she was seeing was because she fed the cat so well?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 6:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Vrinda weigh herself WITH the cat? Does she pick up the cat in order to get past to the scales? And does she figure that most of the weight gain she was seeing was because she fed the cat so well?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 5:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 06:56 am:

Does Vrinda weigh herself WITH the cat? no Does she pick up the cat in order to get past to the scales? no And does she figure that most of the weight gain she was seeing was because she fed the cat so well? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, August 06, 2005 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she take off her shoes?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Saturday, August 06, 2005 - 09:16 pm:

Does she take off her shoes? irrel

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John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Vrinda stand on the scales? or otherwise position herself on the scales? is it a digital scale? does she stay on it long enough to get a reading? is the reading on the scale accurate? does she read it? correctly?
Does she get to the scales by stepping over the cat? or by walking around the cat?
Does the cat obscure her view of the reading?
Does she step on the scale from the wrong side and the reading is upside down?
Did she move the scale away from the cat's sleeping place, and now it's on a slope?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 07:39 pm:

Does Vrinda stand on the scales? yes or otherwise position herself on the scales? no is it a digital scale? irrel does she stay on it long enough to get a reading? yes is the reading on the scale accurate? no does she read it? yes correctly? yes
Does she get to the scales by stepping over the cat? no or by walking around the cat? no
Does the cat obscure her view of the reading? no
Does she step on the scale from the wrong side and the reading is upside down? no
Did she move the scale away from the cat's sleeping place, and now it's on a slope? YES!!!!!!

********* SPOILER ****
When you buy a bathroom scale, you may or masy not notice the instruction that tells you to place it on a LEVEL SURFACE. Vrinda didn't notice. So when her cat started sleeping in fromt of the scale, she moved the scale...to a gently sloping area that gave vher a slightly innaccurate reading & made her think she weighed 5 pounds less than she did, which made her feel entitled to eat more, with guess what result. Thanks for stcking with it, everyone & for solvoing it, Wunderland, & guess what awakits you at the bottom of the page...

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