“...,to wit”

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#81032 Feb 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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You asked about where I find so many ciders. I was at Total Wine today. Took pictures of the selection.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1127086148327081...
Sigh.

I am told that I have been going to the wrong stores and that if I shopped in the City as opposed to the 'burbs, I would have a better selection.
Some of those I have never seen before ;Somersby and Kelly.

Have you tried the Redd Apple Ale? They are advertising it on a huge billboard by the commuter station, and it caught my attention.

I need to drink the stuff I have and on the current diet a bottle of cider counts as a cheat. Sigh.

(Billy Bob Tonka? Really?)

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#81033 Feb 23, 2013
I froze the left over honey baked ham from Christmas. I'll take that out to defrost, roast some squash and cheat with a cider. Mmm.

We have been in this house since 1988 and bought a new stove when we moved in. It has finally irrevocably broken. So I spent the day poring over back issues of Consumer Reports, checking on line and going to appliance stores. This time next week I will be the proud owner of a new stainless steel 5 burner range with a center griddle and a real convection oven. Woo Hoo!

(For Chi-town locals- Abt negotiates.)

“I Am Mine”

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#81034 Feb 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Sigh.
I am told that I have been going to the wrong stores and that if I shopped in the City as opposed to the 'burbs, I would have a better selection.
Some of those I have never seen before ;Somersby and Kelly.
Have you tried the Redd Apple Ale?
Red Apple is really in the wrong section. The name says it. Its Ale. Should be in the beer section.

Going thru the pics, I've had
-Spire Mountain(3 different brews)
-Crispin (maybe 2 )
-Woodchuck, just about ever kind they make, and its more than 10
-Blackthorn - don't think I liked it. I think that's the one that tasetd like beer
-Ace(3)
-Fox Barrel
-Hornsby's (just picked up my 3rd differnt one)
-Angry Orchard (3)
-Magners - hated
-Kelly's (2)
-Strongbow
-McKenzie's (2)
-Oliver Beanblossom
-JK Scrumpy
-Julian
-Kopparberg
PEllen wrote:
(Billy Bob Tonka? Really?)
Google said the name Mister is not a real name and would not let me use it. Tell the to former FSU linebacker Mister Alexander.

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#81035 Feb 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Red Apple is really in the wrong section. The name says it. Its Ale. Should be in the beer section.
Ale is a type of beer. I buy ales for Nick, they are kept with the lagers, stouts, IPAs, etc.

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#81036 Feb 23, 2013
White man with swastikas didn't want black nurses taking care of his newborn.

http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_2265111...

“I Am Mine”

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#81037 Feb 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Ale is a type of beer. I buy ales for Nick, they are kept with the lagers, stouts, IPAs, etc.
I know. Tht's why I said it should be in the beer section.
:)

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#81038 Feb 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I have a friend who married a guy who first was a county deputy then became a state trooper. Glasses/contacts aren't allowed -- you have to get lasik to become a cop. And then once you're in, you can completely let yourself go.
That's why my husband has LASIK. Vision had to be no worse than 20/100 without corrective lenses and his was 20/400.

They don't require any physical tests after you are in, but you have to qualify several times a year at the shooting range.

“bELieve”

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#81039 Feb 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
So, this afternoon is Polar Plunge. My MIL didn't go last year and she just backed out for this year. Seriously...it's a 2 mile drive to watch your kid jump in some water and then you go back home. Yes, it's cold out; that's what winter clothes are for. I'm not surprised but SIL is disappointed. Again.
Did you go with her? It was raining here, so we didn't have as many spectators as usual. The water temp was 37, probably warmer than by you :)

Unfortunately I had a migraine because of the air pressure, but I still did the plunge and then picked up some Thai food on the way home to help warm me up (medium spicy).

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#81040 Feb 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I know. Tht's why I said it should be in the beer section.
:)
I completely misunderstod what you had psoted. My own fautl.:)

Jess: My thai food is a 2 ona 5 scale and I think my ass will be on fire tomorrow. Nick: "Why did you think you could handle a 2?"

“bELieve”

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#81041 Feb 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I completely misunderstod what you had psoted. My own fautl.:)

Jess: My thai food is a 2 ona 5 scale and I think my ass will be on fire tomorrow. Nick: "Why did you think you could handle a 2?"
I had two friends who used to order 5 and ask for extra peppers on the side. They would turn red and sweat as they were eating, but would be smiling the whole time.

I can handle 3, but the place I order from now doesn't ask for numbers. I tell them medium spicy and there is just the right amount of heat and flavor in the Pad See Ew for me.

“...,to wit”

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#81042 Feb 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I completely misunderstod what you had psoted. My own fautl.:)
Jess: My thai food is a 2 ona 5 scale and I think my ass will be on fire tomorrow. Nick: "Why did you think you could handle a 2?"
We had a friend who was in Viet Nam who introduced us to Thai food when I was still in college- pre 1971. His advice was to always eat ice cream afterwards so that the next morning you could cheer C'mon, ice cream, c'mon ice cream.

We have some really good Thai around here. I have some of the seasonings in the house. Those have kept me going in the diet- Chicken broth with (legal) vegetables and a couple dollops of Thai Red Curry paste does a very good job of making me feel full and warm. The stuff is not Indian curry tasting

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81043 Feb 23, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>Did you go with her? It was raining here, so we didn't have as many spectators as usual. The water temp was 37, probably warmer than by you :)

Unfortunately I had a migraine because of the air pressure, but I still did the plunge and then picked up some Thai food on the way home to help warm me up (medium spicy).
Yeah, we went and held their stuff and took pictures. Was a very good turnout all around. SIL's fiancé lost his glasses in the water. It was warmer out than last year, but it's been a colder winter overall so the water was colder.

“bELieve”

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#81044 Feb 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, we went and held their stuff and took pictures. Was a very good turnout all around. SIL's fiancé lost his glasses in the water. It was warmer out than last year, but it's been a colder winter overall so the water was colder.
I know we say this a lot, but you and J are awesome!

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#81045 Feb 23, 2013
My computer is down. Major virus shit going on. Need to take my tower to nicks tomorrow. Wifi works!

Mimi you are a huge animal softie based on your fb posts.

I WANT A KITTEN. More on my plan later.

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#81046 Feb 23, 2013
These people make me laugh. Ha ha

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/45-peop...

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#81047 Feb 23, 2013
I'm up watching a rerun of bones. She's pregnant and due soon. She wants a home birth he does not. He is catholic and wants the baby to be baptized and she doesn't see the point, as an atheist. They compromise. Se says they'll do a home birth *and* they can baptize the baby. "Mythology gives children a way to make sense of the world.

Him: ".my religion is not mythology."

INTERESTING!!!

To atheists, your religious beliefs ARE mythology. No different than Zeus, Adonis, hades, etc. that really is what it is like to most atheists. But the dismissiveness and bluntness is off putting. Disrespectful, really. How is a believer supposed to just chuck out everything he's learned and believed over his lifetime?

And for people whose religious beliefs give them positive things, do we want them to chuck their beliefs?

Of the families (in real life)I know who do volunteer work, all are conservative Christians.

Just thinking out loud.

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#81048 Feb 24, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TPAAHPTNGC...

Abby

Amy is posted but is taking its time to appear.

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#81049 Feb 24, 2013

“What's it to ya?”

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#81050 Feb 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My computer is down. Major virus shit going on. Need to take my tower to nicks tomorrow. Wifi works!
Mimi you are a huge animal softie based on your fb posts.
I WANT A KITTEN. More on my plan later.
Oh I so am. I think I'm just a soft touch all the way around. That's the reason I'm giving my sister ANOTHER chance to get her shit together. It *has* to be the reason...that of mental illness. <shrug>

“What's it to ya?”

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#81051 Feb 24, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
But the dismissiveness and bluntness is off putting. Disrespectful, really.
This. I've had this "discussion" with the husband many, many, many times. One can not expect someone to just throw a lifetime of belief out the window because *you*(the general "you") say that X is better.

I wasn't born an atheist. I've had religious indoctrination. I know stuff. I simply don't believe it. There are many religious people I like very much because even though *I* don't believe in god and all the accoutrements, they are living (or trying to) what they say they believe. Integrity is very important IMO.

Plus it's called "faith" because you either believe or you don't and no amount of pressure, or insults, or threats, or what have you is going to change someone's real true deep down belief. It just won't.

I saw that episode and that kind of irritated me too. Not only was it dismissive and insulting to religious folks, it paints atheists, AND anthropologists in a very negative way. It was insulting to me personally on both of those levels. For the record, most anthropologists would never say something like that because we know stuff about culture, cultural relativism, etc., and take a holistic approach to understanding things. This was so wrong in so many ways.

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