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Since: Mar 09

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#90170 Aug 24, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. I was listening closely because it was an academic rehash of what I knew first hand from roughly junior high through college.
Did you ever match up with Domini when you were taking teh class? She teaches the subject at one of the U WI campuses
No never really did. She was yanno working teaching her classes LOL.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#90171 Aug 24, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Maui is a sweet onion? They have Vidalia onions around here; I don't think I have seen a Maui.
Yes Maui, and Walla Walla both are. Walla Wallas are pretty easy to get here sine they come from yanno Walla Walla, WA (the home of Ma and Pa Kettle btw for anyone who "gets" that reference), but my first choice is Mauis. Vidalias are ok, but I don't choose them if I can get a Maui or a WW. There are some other sweet onions that show up from time to time too. I generally use sweets because I can use a lot and get a good strong onion flavor but not so much with the bitterness that can happen.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#90172 Aug 24, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. I was listening closely because it was an academic rehash of what I knew first hand from roughly junior high through college.
Did you ever match up with Domini when you were taking teh class? She teaches the subject at one of the U WI campuses
I remember being aware that it was happening...over there. The first map I remember seeing was inside of a newspaper...it was SE Asia. I remember watching the news with that iconic view of the people climbing to the embassy roof to get the hell out of Saigon, right after it happened rather than years later...but I was like 12 then, so <shrug>

I do remember Haight Ashbury, People's park, the "demonstration" on the Berkeley campus, hippies, summer of love, seeing the Grateful Dead, etc., but I was from there so I was kind of in the thick of it even as a little kid. And I was always where I wasn't supposed to be listening in on conversations that were none of my business because I was a nosey little kid.

Since: Oct 12

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#90173 Aug 25, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
we had steak & salmon... usual saturday night programming around here. we cook together, and have more "state of the union" conversations over dinner & wine or cocktails on saturday evening than any other time of the week...
been doing this for years and years... we enjoy it and miss it when we dont have the opportunity.
I've never been able to grill salmon successfully, also tuna....do you have any tips?

Since: Oct 12

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#90174 Aug 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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We had leftover indian.
I never discovered curry, till very late....my wife make's great Fish Curry, but more thai style, than indian....i saw India once, and it ruined my appetite...i know, that's so lame...lol...

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Since: Jan 13

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#90175 Aug 25, 2013

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#90176 Aug 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I've never been able to grill salmon successfully, also tuna....do you have any tips?
I haven't been able to do salmon well either. Check out yummly.com , pretty comprehensive. It pulls in many cooking sites. You can put in one ingredient, whether meat or starch or spice, whatever. Can be helpful. even has the calorie, etc. counts. Had incredible creamed spinach stuffed mushrooms yesterday, looked it up today and there were lots of recipes with variations.

Saw your comment about my cousin T and his disabilities from Vietnam. It wasn't that long ago that the VA finally agreed that his problem was due to agent orange. What a wasted life for a really nice person along with the thousands of others who were killed and disabled due to the misguided ones in power at that time. Unfortunately, those lessons were not learned by puppet Bush and evil Chaney.

Since: Oct 12

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#90177 Aug 25, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I haven't been able to do salmon well either. Check out yummly.com , pretty comprehensive. It pulls in many cooking sites. You can put in one ingredient, whether meat or starch or spice, whatever. Can be helpful. even has the calorie, etc. counts. Had incredible creamed spinach stuffed mushrooms yesterday, looked it up today and there were lots of recipes with variations.
Saw your comment about my cousin T and his disabilities from Vietnam. It wasn't that long ago that the VA finally agreed that his problem was due to agent orange. What a wasted life for a really nice person along with the thousands of others who were killed and disabled due to the misguided ones in power at that time. Unfortunately, those lessons were not learned by puppet Bush and evil Chaney.
So sad that he got all the way to his, well deserved retirement before it brought him down, so much....Him and F jr were always so good to me.....BTW, i love creamed spinach, in almost any form.....lol....The screwing up the Bluefin Tuna, kinda killed me, as i recall it was like $19 a pound.....
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90178 Aug 25, 2013
So...some deconstruction help?
Last Sat had a date with the guy and he was all into it and didn't want to leave my car, even in the rain.
Called Tue. to check on me and how work started. I couldn't chat long but he was nice about it.
We already had a date last night and I never heard from him between Tue and last night, but he arrived and all seemed 'normal' and fine. We chatted like always and he was putting his arm around my chair and I was leaning into him and things were as usual, but about 3/4 into it he got really quiet and standoffish.
I asked if he was okay and he said yes, but he was quiet and his leg was tapping furiously under the table. At my car he didn't open the door like always and he didn't linger.
Can't think of anything to prompt that in the last week....any thoughts??

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Since: Jun 09

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#90179 Aug 25, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
So...some deconstruction help?
Last Sat had a date with the guy and he was all into it and didn't want to leave my car, even in the rain.
Called Tue. to check on me and how work started. I couldn't chat long but he was nice about it.
We already had a date last night and I never heard from him between Tue and last night, but he arrived and all seemed 'normal' and fine. We chatted like always and he was putting his arm around my chair and I was leaning into him and things were as usual, but about 3/4 into it he got really quiet and standoffish.
I asked if he was okay and he said yes, but he was quiet and his leg was tapping furiously under the table. At my car he didn't open the door like always and he didn't linger.
Can't think of anything to prompt that in the last week....any thoughts??
Something happened between Tuesday evening and Saturday. My first guess is that he is also seeing someone else but that is only a guess.

Have you checked his profile on the site where you met? On Facebook or similar public sites?

Are you comfortable enough to call him up and ask what was going on? The worst is that he will say its not working out.

However, I have been out of the dating pool since 1981 so conventions may have changed and at a minimum you and I have different dating personalities.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#90180 Aug 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I've never been able to grill salmon successfully, also tuna....do you have any tips?
we do stove top, not grill, so i don't have any tips. i don't prefer tuna steak, because it gets dry as it cooks, IMO, and i'm not a fan of rare fish. if you have a good fish monger, check wiht them. the shop that i go to is very helpful.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#90181 Aug 25, 2013
i love making creamed spinach... should really do it more often besides for tahnksgiving. it's kind of a cross between Berhoff's and Lawry's.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#90182 Aug 25, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
So...some deconstruction help?
Last Sat had a date with the guy and he was all into it and didn't want to leave my car, even in the rain.
Called Tue. to check on me and how work started. I couldn't chat long but he was nice about it.
We already had a date last night and I never heard from him between Tue and last night, but he arrived and all seemed 'normal' and fine. We chatted like always and he was putting his arm around my chair and I was leaning into him and things were as usual, but about 3/4 into it he got really quiet and standoffish.
I asked if he was okay and he said yes, but he was quiet and his leg was tapping furiously under the table. At my car he didn't open the door like always and he didn't linger.
Can't think of anything to prompt that in the last week....any thoughts??
You must have said something unknowingly. He could have even misunderstood you. That's weird 3/4 into a date to suddenly change. I'd face it head-on with him and be a bit more blunt b/c the soft ask (which I would have done, too) didn't work and you're are not a mind reader. Are you?:) Sounds like his issue but you just need to know what the heck that issue is.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90183 Aug 25, 2013
I thinnk something happened between T and S as well.
He could be seeing someone else, but I lean more no.

Yeah, we started just fine and towards the end he got quiet and it was the only date he wanted to exit from.

I can check his profile but he'd see I checked, so I won't.
I'm giving him until Wed. then I'll call. I would hope he'd at least communicate with me if it's something to discuss or if he just lost interest suddenly. After 6 weeks, you can't just never talk to me again.
So weird and infuriating. I see great potential in him and not knowing is driving me crazy!

Since: Oct 12

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#90184 Aug 25, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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we do stove top, not grill, so i don't have any tips. i don't prefer tuna steak, because it gets dry as it cooks, IMO, and i'm not a fan of rare fish. if you have a good fish monger, check wiht them. the shop that i go to is very helpful.
Yeah, thanks...i just wish at those prices, i should have studied better...lol...Saw a segment on the nightly news about how low lobster prices are, this summer...as low as $3 a pound at the docks...but, the lowest we've seen it at our places is $6.99 a pound, which is still good, i guess....the news spoke about how many restaurants had'nt lowered it on their menu, cause it's such a profit maker...lol...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90185 Aug 25, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
So...some deconstruction help?
Last Sat had a date with the guy and he was all into it and didn't want to leave my car, even in the rain.
Called Tue. to check on me and how work started. I couldn't chat long but he was nice about it.
We already had a date last night and I never heard from him between Tue and last night, but he arrived and all seemed 'normal' and fine. We chatted like always and he was putting his arm around my chair and I was leaning into him and things were as usual, but about 3/4 into it he got really quiet and standoffish.
I asked if he was okay and he said yes, but he was quiet and his leg was tapping furiously under the table. At my car he didn't open the door like always and he didn't linger.
Can't think of anything to prompt that in the last week....any thoughts??
Who knows? We're not mind readers. Maybe you said something that threw him? But I agree with Pelly, you're probably not the only woman he's seeing at the moment.

See, in retrospect I'm not looking so bad now, am I?
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#90186 Aug 25, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Who knows? We're not mind readers. Maybe you said something that threw him? But I agree with Pelly, you're probably not the only woman he's seeing at the moment.
See, in retrospect I'm not looking so bad now, am I?
Pfftt....
It's just annoying, ya know?
6 weeks and he's all into and then poof-weird. But weird near the end of a date?? Why be all nice and cozy and normal for most of it?
But I really expected a call on Fri. so I was already wondering then....I hate the not knowing the most.
I'm a big girl. Hopfully, I get some reason and not just the fade away, not after 6 weeks. That wou;d be rude.
But I don't deserve someone who is willing to throw me aside.
:)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#90187 Aug 25, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
So...some deconstruction help?
Last Sat had a date with the guy and he was all into it and didn't want to leave my car, even in the rain.
Called Tue. to check on me and how work started. I couldn't chat long but he was nice about it.
We already had a date last night and I never heard from him between Tue and last night, but he arrived and all seemed 'normal' and fine. We chatted like always and he was putting his arm around my chair and I was leaning into him and things were as usual, but about 3/4 into it he got really quiet and standoffish.
I asked if he was okay and he said yes, but he was quiet and his leg was tapping furiously under the table. At my car he didn't open the door like always and he didn't linger.
Can't think of anything to prompt that in the last week....any thoughts??
Maybe it was something physical, like bad gas or even a panic attack. That he hasn't called yet could mean embarrassment on his part.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90188 Aug 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Maybe it was something physical, like bad gas or even a panic attack. That he hasn't called yet could mean embarrassment on his part.
That's it! He has ulcerative colitis! Wanna marry THAT?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#90189 Aug 25, 2013
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