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“reign in blood”

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Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen

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Feb 11, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I usually add chocolate (70% cocao) because it gives it a good depth of flavor. I think I'm going to try adding coffee now. Save me buying a bottle of Kahlua.
Chocolate is the base of a lot of mole sauces so that makes sense.

Coffee liqueur is verywhwre and has been for ages. I wonder why the recipe author thought they needed to give a recipe for it.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

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#80011
Feb 11, 2013
 
She would if I would let her. She has been on the boat while its idling. I have a harness, and If I can get that on her, I will take her. Not sure how the mutt is gonna like that though.
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Dumb question: Does your cat go on the boat?(Some cats like that.)

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#80012
Feb 11, 2013
 
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It looks really relaxing.
Alas, no boatrides for me; all our waterways are frozen.

“I Am Mine”

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#80013
Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Coffee liqueur is verywhwre and has been for ages. I wonder why the recipe author thought they needed to give a recipe for it.
Cause some people like to do things the hard way.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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#80014
Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Mostly for Tonka:
The Cider Summit was phenomonal....
Did not know you guys were into cider. I always hated it, until I went to a pizza place last fall and they offered Angry Orchard Crisp Apple on tap...yum! Then I went and bought up whatever I could find locally, which wasn't much. Woodchuck Pumpkin tasted like ass, other than that, I'm a fan. I'll have to check some of these out.
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#80015
Feb 11, 2013
 
HP p6 2220t @$350 with Windows 7 looks like the pick 4GB RAM,500GB hard drive. A good Intel processor. Only 2 USB ports though.

Thanks to all for input and comments.

Apple was too pricey. Maybe when I am rich.
PEllen

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Feb 11, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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Did not know you guys were into cider. I always hated it, until I went to a pizza place last fall and they offered Angry Orchard Crisp Apple on tap...yum! Then I went and bought up whatever I could find locally, which wasn't much. Woodchuck Pumpkin tasted like ass, other than that, I'm a fan. I'll have to check some of these out.
If they do this next year, I will let you know and you can make ait a field trip.

Woodchuck is available at Dominicks - the big grocery chain here.A couple of its lines are good. I like Strongbow and Magners which is often available on draft at such bars as I actually go to.

I tried a couple Crispin flavors and found them too thin regardless of the apple presence or the dryness.

Michelob has a cider it is labeling Ultra Lite that I won't touch with a name like that. I wonder who they think their target market is?

I had tried a bottle of Angry Orchard (Late harvest?)last year and it was way too sweet. Much like farmers market cider forgotten in the back of the fridge so I was surprised that some of their samples were good.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#80017
Feb 11, 2013
 
It's my Nunu's 5th birthday!

We had an ice skating party for her on Saturday night. I had invited a bunch of people and heard back from exactly no one. I was pretty sure her godfather's family was coming, but no one else. I was a little panicky but then my BIL and niece showed and then the GF's family and then a set of twins from her preschool showed up and that was just enough people on the ice that nobody crashed into each other (it was held in the smaller practice rink). Those twins are a couple of cards; I see why Nunu likes them. Those boys spent more time falling down on purpose than actually skating, but they were having a great time so <mimishrug> It was a really low-stress event for mama (yay!), the worst thing that happened was that we almost ran out of mini cupcakes.

Then we went with MIL, BIL and niece to our favorite pancake house for a little breakfast-for-dinner (PE, AS - Walker Bros.). All in all, it was a good night.

Since: Mar 09

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#80018
Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
HP p6 2220t @$350 with Windows 7 looks like the pick 4GB RAM,500GB hard drive. A good Intel processor. Only 2 USB ports though.
Thanks to all for input and comments.
Apple was too pricey. Maybe when I am rich.
You can get an adaptor thingy that turns one USB port into like 4. Kind of like a splitter for your electrical outlet. But I'm sure you knew that....
PEllen

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#80019
Feb 11, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
It's my Nunu's 5th birthday!
We had an ice skating party for her on Saturday night. I had invited a bunch of people and heard back from exactly no one. I was pretty sure her godfather's family was coming, but no one else. I was a little panicky but then my BIL and niece showed and then the GF's family and then a set of twins from her preschool showed up and that was just enough people on the ice that nobody crashed into each other (it was held in the smaller practice rink). Those twins are a couple of cards; I see why Nunu likes them. Those boys spent more time falling down on purpose than actually skating, but they were having a great time so <mimishrug> It was a really low-stress event for mama (yay!), the worst thing that happened was that we almost ran out of mini cupcakes.
Then we went with MIL, BIL and niece to our favorite pancake house for a little breakfast-for-dinner (PE, AS - Walker Bros.). All in all, it was a good night.
Crown? We had a couple BD parties there.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
HP p6 2220t @$350 with Windows 7 looks like the pick 4GB RAM,500GB hard drive. A good Intel processor. Only 2 USB ports though.
Thanks to all for input and comments.
Apple was too pricey. Maybe when I am rich.
There's plenty of USB splitters out there now so that wouldn't stop me.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#80021
Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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Crown? We had a couple BD parties there.
Yup.

It's our home away from home. Nunu's in preschool there too.

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Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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#80022
Feb 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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If they do this next year, I will let you know and you can make ait a field trip.
Woodchuck is available at Dominicks - the big grocery chain here.A couple of its lines are good. I like Strongbow and Magners which is often available on draft at such bars as I actually go to.
I tried a couple Crispin flavors and found them too thin regardless of the apple presence or the dryness.
Michelob has a cider it is labeling Ultra Lite that I won't touch with a name like that. I wonder who they think their target market is?
I had tried a bottle of Angry Orchard (Late harvest?)last year and it was way too sweet. Much like farmers market cider forgotten in the back of the fridge so I was surprised that some of their samples were good.
I have a 6er of that Michelob stuff. It's not great, but it's about half the calories of a regular drink. I drink it if there's no wine or better cider in the house.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
It's my Nunu's 5th birthday!

We had an ice skating party for her on Saturday night. I had invited a bunch of people and heard back from exactly no one. I was pretty sure her godfather's family was coming, but no one else. I was a little panicky but then my BIL and niece showed and then the GF's family and then a set of twins from her preschool showed up and that was just enough people on the ice that nobody crashed into each other (it was held in the smaller practice rink). Those twins are a couple of cards; I see why Nunu likes them. Those boys spent more time falling down on purpose than actually skating, but they were having a great time so <mimishrug> It was a really low-stress event for mama (yay!), the worst thing that happened was that we almost ran out of mini cupcakes.

Then we went with MIL, BIL and niece to our favorite pancake house for a little breakfast-for-dinner (PE, AS - Walker Bros.). All in all, it was a good night.
Glad you all had fun! No one RSVP'd? I don't get that. How did you let them know about the party?
PEllen

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#80024
Feb 11, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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There's plenty of USB splitters out there now so that wouldn't stop me.
Turns out there are 4 USB ports in back which are "standard" meaning everyone is supposed to know they are there and 2 additional ones on front.
I bought the sucker . Windows 7. No upgrade on the MS Office stuff-just basic Word and Excel.
About $100 less than I would have paid to Dell for the same configuration.

No I have to get some work done to pay for it.

(I got the student discount because I am an alum of an accredited university. They didn't ask and I didn't tell them that they had a choice of 42 or 34 years ago)

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Feb 11, 2013
 

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Something to celebrate: 31 years ago today, I set foot on American soil for the first time.
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Feb 11, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
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Yup.
It's our home away from home. Nunu's in preschool there too.
When I went to high school, I lived 1 street due south of the ice rink only the ice rink hadn't been built and the park was called Boltwood.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#80027
Feb 11, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Glad you all had fun! No one RSVP'd? I don't get that. How did you let them know about the party?
I emailed some folks and sent a message through her teacher for her school friends.

I'm thinking that the email addresses I had for some older friends are ones they don't check often. I should have (and next time will) used Facebook.

I've never made a real big deal of birthday parties, so the fact that there weren't tons of kids did not bother her. She had her favorite cousin and uncle and her best buddies from school that she could show off for, so she was in heaven.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#80029
Feb 11, 2013
 
j_m_w wrote:
Something to celebrate: 31 years ago today, I set foot on American soil for the first time.
Glad you're here! It had to have been a baby foot, right?
:D

Where were you stepping from, if I may inquire?

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