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Shawnee123 05-27-2009 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by classicman (Post 568938)
Thats awesome - At least they finally see how much you are worth albeit too late. Just keep thinking of what you'll do 2with all that extra cash - Can you say Vacation AND car???

Thanks c-man. It's nice to be worthy. ;)

Pie 05-27-2009 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by classicman (Post 568939)
Thats great - I hope its more than just lip service

She's already proved it's more than lip-service -- there are already quite a few people who'd like to see her DIAF.

Mostly, the national union has stepped in the middle of the negotiations, and while they are enthusiastic about the pay increases her plan represents, they are reluctant to sacrifice that union sacred cow -- tenure.

capnhowdy 05-27-2009 04:09 PM

I get to pick my vacation week this year. A hard decision. Hard, but happy.

Clodfobble 05-27-2009 07:02 PM

OMFG y'all. Coconut milk yogurt. Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free. Full of probiotics, plus coconut is one of those superfoods he's supposed to eat at all possible opportunities, as it has potent antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

And he likes it.

monster 05-27-2009 07:33 PM

awesome find!

Griff 05-27-2009 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 569001)
awesome find!

Srsly!

glatt 05-27-2009 08:19 PM

Excellent!

Scriveyn 05-28-2009 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 568919)
...

The money will be really good, and consultant looks good on a resume if I ever need it.

...

Hey, I never thought of that! Good for you! (I might want that argument for myself over the next few months :) )

Scriveyn 05-28-2009 01:41 AM

I've got a hedgehog in my garden!

This morning I had a few spare minutes between breakfast and catching the bus to work. So I was standing by the window and saw something move in the sage bush. First thought it was a (female) blackbird, but the way it moved was all wrong for that. It kept going to and fro' so I could see it more clearly. - I now hope it is making its home in my garden, not just passing through.

DanaC 05-28-2009 06:09 AM

I stopped puking. Yey.

I can eat again. Yey.

I feel bright and awake. Yey.

(don't know if I updated after the abscesed tooth business. Reacted badly to the combination of two anti-biotics. Cue two days of vomiting and feeling out of it. God bless Ma. I've slept at her house the last two nights.)

Shawnee123 05-28-2009 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Scriveyn (Post 569088)
Hey, I never thought of that! Good for you! (I might want that argument for myself over the next few months :) )

A good friend pointed that out to me. :)

My 80 year plan for retiring by the time I'm 93 is falling into place. Bwaaahaaaahaaaaa...

BigV 05-28-2009 08:42 AM

Test product.

Adorable!

kerosene 05-28-2009 09:02 AM

Husband and I both have a job interview next week. (With different companies.)

They are both local (as in, in the town we live in!)

Chocolatl 05-28-2009 09:06 AM

Good luck to you both, case! Fingers crossed for you. :)

kerosene 05-28-2009 09:12 AM

Thanks!

Sartori 05-28-2009 09:13 AM

Nearly home time......and sun has come out :)

Good luck case and hubby too!

BigV 05-28-2009 12:13 PM

Welcome Sartori!

Does the sun come out when you come home infrequently? You're just coming home at 730 in the morning? Bummer of a shift...

Sartori 05-28-2009 12:58 PM

Hey there BigV and ty for the welcome :)

It really would be a bummer of a shift if that was my time zone ;) From England so it was 3.13pm i posted and I go home at 4pm so, not too bad!

Undertoad 05-28-2009 02:41 PM

A/C in the car works, A/C in the house works. A/C is the source of all happiness in the world and the best invention ever.

capnhowdy 05-28-2009 03:46 PM

....why when I was your age........

capnhowdy 05-28-2009 07:44 PM

Saturday (as mentioned a while back) we cook the pig at the Lodge. Open house day. I will take lots of pics.
I will co- cook the pig and I am also doing six gallons of green beans.

Suggestions on what type of meat to use as seasoning in the beans? Please be budget minded.

Aliantha 05-28-2009 07:48 PM

spam! :)

capnhowdy 05-28-2009 07:53 PM

You don't mean "Specially Prepared Army Meat" do you?

SRSLY?

Aliantha 05-28-2009 08:04 PM

lol...well I don't know what you want to do with the meat and green beans. I'm guessing that's what you're talking about?

Anyway, I thought spam was short for spiced ham?

classicman 05-28-2009 08:29 PM

Ham or bacon - those are your best options IMO.

TheMercenary 05-28-2009 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 569220)
A/C in the car works, A/C in the house works. A/C is the source of all happiness in the world and the best invention ever.

In Dan Rathers book he surmises that the only reason the south gained any kind of political clout was due to the invention of airconditioning, otherwise most people would not have moved to the hotter climate and the disparity in population between the north and south would have remained.

Pie 05-29-2009 01:20 PM

Cook off a pound of bacon till crisp. Reserve meat. Combine drippings with coarse brown mustard, white (or cider) vinegar, a pinch of sugar. Dress cooked beans in hot bacon dressing; coarsely chop bacon and combine with beans just before serving.

Makes a hell of a lot of beans.

elSicomoro 05-29-2009 09:10 PM

I don't have to go back to work until Monday...yay. *cough*

capnhowdy 05-30-2009 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Pie (Post 569451)
Cook off a pound of bacon till crisp. Reserve meat. Combine drippings with coarse brown mustard, white (or cider) vinegar, a pinch of sugar. Dress cooked beans in hot bacon dressing; coarsely chop bacon and combine with beans just before serving.

Makes a hell of a lot of beans.

That sounds very tasty, indeed. I can't get too fancy, tho, as I have to cook six 1 gallon cans of them. I've decided to just cut up 3 lbs of thick sliced bacon into small pieces and drop it right into the pot. I will use the recipe you posted at home next time tho when I'm not cooking in such volume. Thanks all!:D

jester 06-02-2009 12:14 PM

I have discovered Krystal's "Sweet Bites" - 6 for .99. Good stuff.

Cicero 06-03-2009 02:14 PM

I have missed you cellar but I am back!! Yah!! :)

I may or may not be using a neighbors wireless. This means my visits will be spotty and uncomfortable. :)

Still unpacking....bleeeergh.

I really hope I am less busy soon. Miss you guys!!

DanaC 06-03-2009 02:15 PM

wtf have you been young lady? Hmm?

glatt 06-03-2009 02:27 PM

Welcome back, Cicero. How's things?

Cicero 06-03-2009 02:53 PM

Hey guys! I have had out of town guests, moved, and worked a heck of a lot. I managed to move most of my stuff by myself, slowly but surely in between work etc...

I have been so crazy busy! AAah! The new place needs a lot of cleaning, and I have been helping to also remodel the bathroom.........

I love my new living area and have a lot more room. I also don't absolutely despise my roommates so things are going great so far.

I live with 2 guys so the house is bachelor-ified, so I also have been decorating randomly, and of course...cleaning. More like scrubbing and scrubbing....My dog is a lot more happy here and seeing her happy is a huge relief. Now more unpacking and work! ;)

Missed you guys!!! ;)

Shawnee123 06-03-2009 02:54 PM

Good to see you Cic! Been wonderin'!

capnhowdy 06-03-2009 06:14 PM

Great news, Cic! Glad you're back-o.

Chocolatl 06-03-2009 08:07 PM

I bought my very first suit today. Woo! I feel so grown up.

SteveDallas 06-03-2009 08:24 PM

Congratulations, but I have to say, I've bought 3 or 4 suits in my time, and it hasn't served to make me feel like an adult.

ZenGum 06-03-2009 08:32 PM

I have one suit. Meanwhile, Ibram seems to wear nothing but suits. And sneakers. Damn kids these days .....

Pie 06-03-2009 08:45 PM

Tomorrow, from my share of the Farm I'm getting:
  • strawberries
  • lettuce mix(siapan, curly, butter crunch, oak leaf, kale, spinach, romaine, arugala)
  • radishes
  • spring onions
  • asparagus
  • rhubarb
  • fresh shallots (used same as spring onions)
  • stored apples (braeburn)
Now I need to figure out what to do with lotsa radishes -- and rhubarb (without making pies or sweets!)

monster 06-03-2009 08:56 PM

just eat the radishes like apples. The use the rhubarb for sex games with mr. pie.

Alibar 06-03-2009 09:33 PM

Happy today because of playing bridge and winning first.

Clodfobble 06-03-2009 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Pie
Now I need to figure out what to do with lotsa radishes -- and rhubarb (without making pies or sweets!)

That's a tough one... rhubarb is so tart, you have to add at least some kind of sweetness just to make it palatable. Here's one non-dessert option. Or another.

ZenGum 06-03-2009 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 570557)
just eat the radishes like apples. The use the rhubarb for sex games with mr. pie.

Just dont rubarb him up the wrong way.

Pie 06-03-2009 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 570557)
just eat the radishes like apples. The use the rhubarb for sex games with mr. pie.

:blush: "Oh my!" said Mr. Pie.

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 570576)
That's a tough one... rhubarb is so tart, you have to add at least some kind of sweetness just to make it palatable. Here's one non-dessert option. Or another.

Well... to clarify, I need to cut down on the sugars. Perhaps I'll break out the Splenda or agave nectar. The ham steak with rhubarb sounds good -- I've made a sour cherry sauce for pork chops that works wonderfully.

I also loved the pickled radishes at the local Chinese place in Plainsboro, NJ -- but they used daikon, I think. I'll sub these and see what I get. There's also the french method of putting them on a baguette with butter and a sprinkling of salt. :yum:

monster 06-03-2009 10:16 PM

The french method is always good ;)

Crimson Ghost 06-03-2009 11:30 PM

The French method?

Is that the one where you plant trees so the next invading army can march in the shade?

Or am I thinking of something else?

Pie 06-04-2009 08:07 AM

I think it involves eating cheese...

DanaC 06-04-2009 08:12 AM

I thought it was something to do with surrendering to monkeys or something like that...

dar512 06-04-2009 12:02 PM

Rhubarb-Strawberry pie is excellent, but still requires a lot of sugar.

capnhowdy 06-04-2009 03:34 PM

Makes great jam and jelly too.

Pie 06-04-2009 04:22 PM

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Hmmm. So I picked it up, and there's less here than meets the eye. I'm a tad disappointed in the quantities. Perhaps it'll pick up as the summer progresses. It's $150 for a seven-week term, so that's $21.43 per week...

Clodfobble 06-04-2009 04:46 PM

Yeah, even if you bought the most expensive organic version Whole Foods had to offer, I think that's still no more than $12 of produce right there...

Aliantha 06-04-2009 05:07 PM

I'm happy that no one's picking on me today. :)

Trilby 06-04-2009 05:32 PM

to quote Wednesday Addams:

"Wait."

Aliantha 06-04-2009 05:36 PM

lol...ok.

*waits*

capnhowdy 06-04-2009 08:04 PM

It makes me really happy to see others happy.

DanaC 06-04-2009 08:15 PM

About a quarter of a tub of dairy ice cream with baileys:)

monster 06-04-2009 09:49 PM

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here ya go, Ali....

Aliantha 06-04-2009 10:05 PM

wow...that's an old one. lol


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