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11 minutes ago, babadono said:

You out of all of the people here, I thought you would get the song connection. This is a lyric from a song.

That's a relief, I was afraid you go hold of a bad mushroom.

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On 10/5/2019 at 5:15 PM, NADman said:

Along with the chicken's neck (which my Dad and I fought over) we also chewed and sucked on the feet.

That was a very long time ago. Sound's yucky now but food was short and it tasted good.

Nine in the family-nothing was wasted.

My father would tell stories of slaughtering a pig when he was young (early 1900's).  He said that they would everything but the oink.

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36 minutes ago, babadono said:

You out of all of the people here, I thought you would get the song connection. This is a lyric from a song.

10cc lyrics can be thought provoking. who can forget these classic lines ... we’ll on second thought, i guess these are pretty straight-forward ...

I like to see you

But then again

That doesn’t mean you mean that much to me

so if i call you

don’t make fuss

don’t tell your friends about the two of us

I’m not in love ...

 

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On 10/5/2019 at 6:47 PM, Emile said:

Yeah ... remember travelling to Taiwan in the early 70's and eating chicken wings. Was a delicacy there ... took at least another 10 years to become mainstream in the US :D 

https://www.anchorbar.com/history

 

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On March 4th, 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now-famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic’s friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat.

They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn’t take long for people to flock to the bar to experience their new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar.

The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe. Although many have tried to duplicate the Buffalo wing, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa’s the proclaimed “Best Wings in the World”.

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go!

Been off for two weeks getting this new knee working. Amazing what can be done these days.

If this is a glimpse into retired life, I'll pass.

Key is to be healthy and active when you make that move. If not, it will bore the heck out of ya (me at least).

I will see how long I last today, don't have a lot a stamina yet, but I will be sitting at my desk all day, another thing I am not good at.

I am sure everyone will be so excited to see me. I should keep count as to how many times I hear "So, hows the knee?"

 

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22 hours ago, CECAA850 said:

My father would tell stories of slaughtering a pig when he was young (early 1900's).  He said that they would everything but the oink.

 

we're getting different animals now. selective breeding and all.

the chickens raised for meat die of heart at 6 months old and are too big to support themselves.

 

look at veggies. That super sweet corn doesn't taste like corn. I'll stifle a rant.

 

Good Morning!

 Fresh and sunny. Can def tell summer is gone.Entertaining thought of getting a fishing license and going on a killing spree. The large mouth get tossed back... C&R at this lake for them.  I usually accidentally catch them. I'm after bluegill. Red-ear are OK for fertilizer and won't be wasted. They tend to be muddy tasting.

 

about gone thru a pot of coffee.  that happens when the weather cools off. Did I mention the wife liking fresh air?   I swear she leaves things open just so she can wear sweaters. I tend the opposite. I'm a less clothing person... to a point of modesty. Figured I better qualify that.

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... funny thing about wife and sweaters/fresh air

she has to wear a sweater when she's at work because the A/C is too cold.   ?????   and she complains about it   ????

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What a surname those gals shared!

 

The perfection of the hot sauce and margarine. Fried then baked... repeated several to many times for additional heat!

It's a time & effort intensive process to do it right!

 

Teresa Bellissimo took the piece that lots would not eat, turned it into the piece they couldn't get enough of.  Chicken wing shortages occurred during nfl playoff seasons back when that was the national pastime.

 

Additional kudos to whoever it was that placed cold crisp celery with blue cheese on the side. 💋(there isn't a pucker smiley I could find)

 

(&%#2s to the folks that advertise Buffalo Wings and then serve fried chicken floating in a bowl of red pepper sauce.

 

Is it this Frank?

 

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I'm sure it would work well though.  

I've always had Texas Pete in the fridge, Tabasco back when I could eat shellfish frequently.

Tried the Durkee once but went back to the TX Pete.

Worst thing about making them is I end up reeking going from frying on the stove back and forth to the oven ten times or more. Couldn't get into the lazyboys or on the sofa afterwards without a shower, would not let them get cold... a case of beer later and I would still be at the table watching the game.

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On 10/6/2019 at 8:21 AM, Tarheel said:

Thinking of adding some square footage to LF's music room. 

Love the finish on that cabinet.

The topless pic of the house looks like alot of work, and I don't just say that about anything.

 

On 10/6/2019 at 8:47 AM, WillyBob said:

that pitch looks like something I wouldn't try....

I thought the same thing, not me, I'm not scared of heights just scared of falling, well the stop anyway.

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That roof is gonna look great when it's done I'm thunkin.  More pics Chuck.  Roofers always have a way of hiring lil squirrels to scale those pitches then they sit back and whip 'em.  Hope they're nailing and not using staples.  Too many problems up here w/staples.  That's always debatable though.  The hot sauces?  Imma just gonna stick w/oldtimer's.  I'd be wasting my money trying to figure out which brand is best up here.  oldtimer just keeps burinin the hair off my tongue  :)  Great on anything but cereal in the morning!  hahaha

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1 hour ago, WillyBob said:

... funny thing about wife and sweaters/fresh air

she has to wear a sweater when she's at work because the A/C is too cold.   ?????   and she complains about it   ????

They can't help it it's just the way they are, just be glad it never worked around to be your fault somehow.

 

1 hour ago, JohnJ said:

The perfection of the hot sauce and margarine. Fried then baked... repeated several to many times for additional heat!

It's a time & effort intensive process to do it right!

But they are worth it. I have never tried to cook them but want to.

 

46 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

Worst thing about making them is I end up reeking going from frying on the stove back and forth to the oven ten times or more. Couldn't get into the lazyboys or on the sofa afterwards without a shower, would not let them get cold..

I feel that way about anything I have to fry, it just feel like it's all over you. 

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18 minutes ago, Dave1290 said:

The hot sauces?  Imma just gonna stick w/oldtimer's.  I'd be wasting my money trying to figure out which brand is best up here.  oldtimer just keeps burinin the hair off my tongue  :)

We tend to like one of his original recipes, Hawaiian Firecraker, only about half a bottle left the wife pointed out the other day.

I switch between a few, one being Sriracha and a few from down here with more of a vinegar taste like Crystal or Louisiana brand and a little Tabasco Chipotle. Someone gave me a pack of 6 different or unusual hot sauces as a present and I try them also. We go for the normal type not the extra hot stuff.

 

Went on a Tabasco Chipotle kick for about a years once, my sister gave ma a gallon and I ran out in about 7 months and bought another, kind of got away from it a little after that bottle ran out. It was much cheaper by the gallon.

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2 hours ago, WillyBob said:

... funny thing about wife and sweaters/fresh air

she has to wear a sweater when she's at work because the A/C is too cold.   ?????   and she complains about it   ????

 

25 minutes ago, dtel said:

They can't help it it's just the way they are, just be glad it never worked around to be your fault somehow.

 

When my wife got here from the Philippines, she kept saying the house was too cold when it was 74 inside. Now we have it at 68 overnight and she says it's too hot in the morning. Of course, it's almost 10 years later... 🤐

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5 hours ago, MookieStl said:

Key is to be healthy and active when you make that move. If not, it will bore the heck out of ya (me at least).

and have a plan for how to use your time.  i quit working at a young age and found it exceptionally boring when all of my friends still had jobs. a lot of time -- nobody to spend it with.

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41 minutes ago, Marvel said:

 

 

When my wife got here from the Philippines, she kept saying the house was too cold when it was 74 inside. Now we have it at 68 overnight and she says it's too hot in the morning. Of course, it's almost 10 years later... 🤐

how does she (and you) handle the heat & humidity when you visit the Philippines?  That is the absolute worst combination for my Asthma -- i’m dead on my feet in those conditions. So many places that i’d like to go; but avoid because of the weather. when in the coast guard, we’d submit “dream sheets” stating which jobs we wanted. it contained a section for Most Desired and Least Desired Areas.  I always had Gulf Coast and East Coast as my least desired simply because i didn’t want to deal with oppressive humidity.  so, i managed to finagle 16 of 20 years in Los Angeles. Many didn’t want to come to LA, they thought there were gang shootouts on every corner. Not so ... just some corners. But their fear worked in my favor.  During my tenure, the most popular place people wanted to go was to Seattle. 

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2 hours ago, Marvel said:

When my wife got here from the Philippines, she kept saying the house was too cold when it was 74 inside. Now we have it at 68 overnight and she says it's too hot in the morning. Of course, it's almost 10 years later... 🤐

Sometimes it takes much longer for bodies to completely adjust from a more-or-less ALWAYS HOT climate like in a tropical or middle-eastern environment, when moving to, or returning to a temperate climate.  Trust, me...I KNOW!  When I returned from Kuwait after being there for over two-and-a-half years, it was summertime here in Arkansas. The humidity was HIGH here, and compared to WHERE I WAS in Kuwait (away from the much higher humidity nearby the Persian Gulf!), the humidity had been much lower.  So, the temperatures in the 90's and into the 100's in Arkansas was considered HOT by everybody around me, but myself!  Going from between 120 and 140 degrees (for all but about 2-3 months a year!)...to 90 to 100 degrees in Arkansas made me feel like I was freezing!...and that was in 2007!  Well, many times in the summer here, I STILL feel like I am cold!...even though the air temps are relatively high!  It is only when I am IN THE SUN that it stops...I guess because the direct radiation of the sun heats up my body MORE than the air temps do!  I have the same problem to a much lesser extent when I return from Bo0hol in the lower Visayas in the Philippines after an extended stay, though!  That issue is reduced a good bit if I spend most of my Bohol time very near to, or on, the beaches due to the sea breezes making it more comfortable for me!   But just going inland about 1.5 km makes me feel much worse temperature/humidity-wise...probably to the reduction in fealt ground breezes due to buildings and trees blocking them so much. 

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42 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

and have a plan for how to use your time.  i quit working at a young age and found it exceptionally boring when all of my friends still had jobs. a lot of time -- nobody to spend it with.

You want to share that plan? I am wide open at this point.

I will be 61 this month and I have many friends already retired.

Realistically, I am looking at 67 as my retirement number. I do have an option of stepping back at 65 and let someone else take over and maybe ease my way out over the next couple years. The more I think about it, the less certain I am about which direction to go. A lot can change in 4-6 years. I do not have any grandchildren at this point (4 kids - 27 -35), I think if that changes, it may alter my direction.  Who knows?

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