El's Kitchen

“Standin' In A”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#18903 Nov 18, 2012
Hi RM. I saw your car out front of the kitchen and thought I'd stop in to say I'm thinking about you. Hope you have a nice holiday season.
(Hi El and the rest of you kitcheners too.)

“Don't Tread on Me!”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#18904 Nov 18, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Winter sunshine but c-o-l-d! here.
brought Ali to dog run..
hands numb on return, could hardly drive...
El and other animal lovers here,
would like 'your' take on this>
every morning when Ali gets up, I put her out,
and before she goes out, she *insists* in
finding ANYTHING to hold in her mouth, when she sees me, be it an old sock-a ball- a morsel -
a piece of cardboard- broken toy
an old bit of chewed bone > ANYTHING..
I just wonder if it some kind of instinct
and if so, what might be behind it!-
kinda like when a cat brings in a mouse,
isn't it meant to be a trophy and they want to
present it to the master!
El,
Thanks re the poem,
glad you enjoyed it..
I saw you mention movies recently,
I went to see SKYFALL,
very good indeed,
007 hasn't lost his sheen.
Wishing all the regulars here a
pleasant restful wkend.
or their little way of trying to make the owner
feel appreciated!
Grace whenever my dogs have done that, they want you to throw the object, it means they're in the mood to play and seeing if you're game.
You too, hope you've had a good weekend and are having a nice Sunday.

“Don't Tread on Me!”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#18905 Nov 18, 2012
Good afternoon/evening to the fine folks in the kitchen. I've been out a couple of days, ill yesterday and still somewhat queasy today. But reading the last hundred plus posts since I've been gone, it dawned on my how good a read it is.
El you have a great group of folks here.

I'm feeling a little panicked, my oldest daughter is set to go into full labor with her firstborn at any time, and I can't go to the hospital until I'm symptom-free. That means not today, and am praying she doesn't go today or tonight.
Been watching birds.
Hopefully my Colts will trounce the Patriots in their house, today!
Y'all have a great Sunday!

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18906 Nov 18, 2012
Fisherman 808 wrote:
Hi RM. I saw your car out front of the kitchen and thought I'd stop in to say I'm thinking about you. Hope you have a nice holiday season.
(Hi El and the rest of you kitcheners too.)
Long time no speak Fish! How are you and Mrs Fisherman? Family coming in from the neighboring island for Thanksgiving? In spite of a Midwest drought the corn was very good. There was a farmers market near my job so I picked up a lot.

Mele Kalikimaka!

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18907 Nov 18, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
Good afternoon/evening to the fine folks in the kitchen. I've been out a couple of days, ill yesterday and still somewhat queasy today. But reading the last hundred plus posts since I've been gone, it dawned on my how good a read it is.
El you have a great group of folks here.

I'm feeling a little panicked, my oldest daughter is set to go into full labor with her firstborn at any time, and I can't go to the hospital until I'm symptom-free. That means not today, and am praying she doesn't go today or tonight.
Been watching birds.
Hopefully my Colts will trounce the Patriots in their house, today!
Y'all have a great Sunday!
Congrats on the new addition to your family Paisley! Hope you feel better soon. Be well.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#18908 Nov 18, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
Good afternoon/evening to the fine folks in the kitchen. I've been out a couple of days, ill yesterday and still somewhat queasy today. But reading the last hundred plus posts since I've been gone, it dawned on my how good a read it is.
El you have a great group of folks here.

I'm feeling a little panicked, my oldest daughter is set to go into full labor with her firstborn at any time, and I can't go to the hospital until I'm symptom-free. That means not today, and am praying she doesn't go today or tonight.
Been watching birds.
Hopefully my Colts will trounce the Patriots in their house, today!
Y'all have a great Sunday!
Good luck!
Prayers.

“Standin' In A”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#18909 Nov 18, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Long time no speak Fish! How are you and Mrs Fisherman? Family coming in from the neighboring island for Thanksgiving? In spite of a Midwest drought the corn was very good. There was a farmers market near my job so I picked up a lot.
Mele Kalikimaka!
It has been a while. We are doing OK. Not sure about daughter and grandson coming Thursday, probably not.
How do you like the job?
I didn't try to grow any corn this year, didn't see any in the store either. It's been real dry for a long time. I do have a green pepper plant and a tomato plant still growing, but not much to eat off them.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Level 2

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#18910 Nov 18, 2012
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>It has been a while. We are doing OK. Not sure about daughter and grandson coming Thursday, probably not.
How do you like the job?
I didn't try to grow any corn this year, didn't see any in the store either. It's been real dry for a long time. I do have a green pepper plant and a tomato plant still growing, but not much to eat off them.
Bring them inside if you are doing a potted thing. I grew from my patio window for 3 extra months!

“Standin' In A”

Level 8

Since: May 11

Shaft Of Light

#18911 Nov 18, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bring them inside if you are doing a potted thing. I grew from my patio window for 3 extra months!
Thanks for the thoughts.
The plants are in a big container I found at the beach, it's about the size of a 55 gallon barrel, seems to be working pretty good. I'm trying out ideas for raised beds.
(we are at about 1600 feet on Lanai, but usually tomatoes don't grow to good here at this time of year)

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18912 Nov 18, 2012
Just in time for the parade.......

From: "Angelo Carusone, Urge Macys
Subject: Urgent Update: Macy's & Donald Trump
Reply-To: "Angelo Carusone, Urge Macys To Dump Donald Trump Campaign" <[email protected] >

Dear

My name is Angelo Carusone. I created the petition urging Macy's to sever ties with Donald Trump. Thank you for stepping up and adding your voice to this effort! Thus far, your participation has created a tremendous response -- we have over 590,000 signers and our petition is all over the media. And, this is just the beginning.

Click here to share this petition on Facebook and help get 1 million signatures by Thanksgiving!

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren emailed me this morning. He acknowledged our efforts, which means we got Macy's attention. But, his response was disappointing. Macy's and Mr. Lundgren dismissed the efforts so far. They seem to be under the false impression that this is all about their latest TV commercial.

Macy's has it all wrong. This is not about a TV commercial or politics. Macy's does not merely sell Donald Trump's clothing. They have a partnership. Macy's helps develop and build Trump's fashion brand.

I responded to Mr. Lundgren by explaining that this is about something much bigger than a TV commercial. l also offered Macy's the opportunity to include an appropriate message in this email. Macy's did not respond.

I initiated this petition on October 24, right around the time of Trump's $5 million dollar birther stunt. I came across a letter dated August 23, 2012 from Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren to Donald Trump. Mr. Lundgren concludes the letter by telling Trump: "Don't give up the Real Estate business yet but we are developing a meaningful fashion business with your brand!"

This got me thinking about Trump's "brand."

To me, Trump's brand is consequence-free bullying and chicanery; mean-spirited antics designed to ride a media cycle so he can promote himself or his Macy's product line at the expense of others. And, here was the CEO of Macy’s promising to further develop that brand. This didn't seem consistent with my experience as a longtime Macy's customer. So, I acted and started the petition.

In effect, Macy's is rewarding Trump's bigoted bullying by building a business right on top of it.

I know about bullies. I grew up on the receiving end of them for far too long. Then I learned to stop them and I never forgot how. Back in 2009, while in law school, I drew on those lessons as I organized the StopBeck effort. It was similar in that the participants were attaching consequences and costs to Glenn Beck's reckless vitriol. It required widespread participation and a lot of persistence, but it paid off.

Macy's needs to understand that they should not reward Donald Trump's bigoted bullying, but I need your help explaining that to them.

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Know this: Your participation matters!

Onward we go...

-Angelo
@GoAngelo



by Angelo Carusone, Urge Macys To Dump Donald Trump Campaign from the SignOn.org system. MoveOn.org Civic Action sponsors SignOn.org , but does not endorse specific campaigns or the contents of this message.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18913 Nov 18, 2012
Fisherman 808 wrote:
<quoted text>It has been a while. We are doing OK. Not sure about daughter and grandson coming Thursday, probably not.
How do you like the job?
I didn't try to grow any corn this year, didn't see any in the store either. It's been real dry for a long time. I do have a green pepper plant and a tomato plant still growing, but not much to eat off them.
Bumber about your veggies this year. I was hoping the islands fared better weather wise than the mainland did.

The job is great! The company was recently named one of the top 100 companies to work for in either all if Illinois or northeastern Illinois. Still a temp but it's going on 7 months now.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18914 Nov 18, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>Bring them inside if you are doing a potted thing. I grew from my patio window for 3 extra months!
My friend does the same thing since Chicago is not a year round planting zone. Then she also has starters in the spring.

“Daffodil time once more”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18915 Nov 19, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Tks RM,
Yes, Ali is a lab crossed with a collie,
tall, jet black, just the giveaway 'collie' patch
of white in the chest area and on the tips
of the front paws, VERY bright and alert..
The beagle is so cute,
must bring you hours of joy..
As you very rightly say,
they all have their own quirks,
like humans too, I suppose..
A close friend of mine has a dog much like Ali,
but cannot let her in the playground with others
as she is SO possessive about the ball, she starts
a vicious fight if ANY other dog catches it!
whereas Ali will peacefully share with all dogs -
then, opposite to that, my friend's dog is fine with
humans & will go peacefully to any person to be patted..
whereas Ali can be very unpredictable with 'people'
*especially* men and can become quite
snarly with someone at a moments notice,
NO way of telling in advance,
tho' she loves kids and cats!! wags her tail at them!!
just an example of HOW different they all can
be, like you said.
Although our Lab/cross 'Lady' had her own ball, she would
run up to other dogs on the beach or wherever, and run off
with theirs! Gave us endless amusement!
We returned the balls, of course.
Funny how the majority of suggestions as to your query Grace,
favoured instincts rather than sentimental reasons as mine did.
Completely forgetting her breed, so other suggestions make more
sense.

“Daffodil time once more”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18916 Nov 19, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
In both soccer and rugby, one of the first laws of both games is that the referee is the sole judge of fact and law (I used to be a ref for both games). Has to be that way, or you'd end up with anarchy on the pitch. Rugby does now have the "fourth official", a video feed to which the ref can turn if he is unsure. Only used in point scoring situation to determine if a ball has been grounded for a try, or as in the fiasco yesterday, whether the ball has passed through the posts for a conversion. It wouldn't be feasible to review every decision made, the game would go on for hours!
A pity that the final result cannot be overturned once the video is
viewed at the end of the game. Sadly, present day refereeing throws doubt on the credibility of the game. Can understand the frustration of the players, which then paints the player in a poor light. Highly unfair.

“Daffodil time once more”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18917 Nov 19, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
Wishing the Kitchen-eers are having a fine Sunday at the back end of this weekend!
Proudly wearing my El's Kitchen tee shirt, but .... are the hats available yet?!
:)
Yes indeedy. We have trendy peak caps for the blokes...not to be worn with the peak at the back please...lol...and trendy peak caps for the gals, difference being, the gals are pink. The 'float' covered the cost, so collect one as you come in the door....
and have a great Monday Dear Luke.

“Daffodil time once more”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18918 Nov 19, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
A missing post here was mine as I offered an answer to why we Americans call our game 'football'. Topix gave me a warning about offensive, profanity, etc and etc with the reply box but for the life of me I could not fathom why it was objectionable so 'sent' it anyway. They win, of course.
So, another try do I (amended a bit to bypass the censor):
"American football" is technically gridiron football; but, it's not just American either. There is Canadian rules gridiron football and there is Australian rules gridiron football. Months ago here I linked in a Wikipedia article on gridiron football. Wikipedia could be referred to for a refresher. If I remember correctly, there is some attachment of this form with Celtic/Irish football, and first people games in America, South America, South Pacific, etc.
Yardage increments must be gained within a certain number of chances to continue possession; the end destination is the goal line for a touchdown.
In the very old days of gridiron football, running plays were the mainstay of yardage gain. This and other aspects have some commonality with rugby; not just the huddling (lol), but also when most plays start the opposing players are lined up in proximity to each other, scrums when a gridiron runner is tackled and/or the ball is fumbled.
As with rugby, there are kicking plays; i.e., punting, but other kicking plays too. A team can score, though fewer points than a touchdown, by kicking the ball through a space between two post segments in the end-zone where touchdowns are scored.
In context of other stick and ball sports played in U.S, this game involves kicking; hence, football for short.
Beautifully described, thanks Luke, there is a similarity between the two obviously.
I would be very interested to know what constitutes Celtic/Irish football....it's the same as English footie surely?

“Daffodil time once more”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18919 Nov 19, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
Good afternoon/evening to the fine folks in the kitchen. I've been out a couple of days, ill yesterday and still somewhat queasy today. But reading the last hundred plus posts since I've been gone, it dawned on my how good a read it is.
El you have a great group of folks here.
I'm feeling a little panicked, my oldest daughter is set to go into full labor with her firstborn at any time, and I can't go to the hospital until I'm symptom-free. That means not today, and am praying she doesn't go today or tonight.
Been watching birds.
Hopefully my Colts will trounce the Patriots in their house, today!
Y'all have a great Sunday!
Paise....do hope you are feeling much better by now, sorry to hear you have been so unwell. Any news as yet? It's an exciting time, she'll be fine, and plenty of time to see new baby...just get yourself well. A new baby in time for Thanksgiving....your family is blessed indeed.
Please keep us posted Paise, hope all goes smooth as can be.

“Daffodil time once more”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#18920 Nov 19, 2012
Good Morning All our Kitchen friends,
been up a while, the weather has been atrocious overnight, had intended going to see 'Skyfall' this afternoon, but 60 mph gales on the coast road...will take a raincheck, thanks.
Nothing in comparison on recent weather in US realise that, but a few trees are down so safer at home methinks.
Have you got the same weather Grace?
The lead up to Thanksgiving, I am giving thanks for such good friends here, and for the roof over my head in todays current clime....

A-l-r-i-g-h-t...tea and toast with marmalade coming up, coffee if you prefer, funny story attached to coffee, buy a jar at Tescos, get 10p a litre off fuel, checked prices elsewhere, actually more expensive at other supermarkets, bought three jars! Get the new car a week tomorrow, so can fill up making quite a saving and enough Nescafe Gold for the Winter months for allcomers!

Have a lovely day everyone.

“Happy Birthday”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#18921 Nov 19, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
Good Morning All our Kitchen friends,
been up a while, the weather has been atrocious overnight, had intended going to see 'Skyfall' this afternoon, but 60 mph gales on the coast road...will take a raincheck, thanks.
Nothing in comparison on recent weather in US realise that, but a few trees are down so safer at home methinks.
Have you got the same weather Grace?
The lead up to Thanksgiving, I am giving thanks for such good friends here, and for the roof over my head in todays current clime....
A-l-r-i-g-h-t...tea and toast with marmalade coming up, coffee if you prefer, funny story attached to coffee, buy a jar at Tescos, get 10p a litre off fuel, checked prices elsewhere, actually more expensive at other supermarkets, bought three jars! Get the new car a week tomorrow, so can fill up making quite a saving and enough Nescafe Gold for the Winter months for allcomers!
Have a lovely day everyone.
Strange you should say, El,

the same here and more gales expected,
altho' last night I was out for a walk with
Ali, it wasn't raining just then but very windy
[we had heavy rain later]

Under amber street lamps,
pale yellow leaves were flying in every direction
and the pathway was carpeted in yellow and red;

as we live higher up,
the winking and twinkling of city lights
in the distance
made a magical backdrop for all this,

It felt like being in a fairytale,
maybe Little Red-riding H(:

and Ali, so easily cast,
as the handsome black wolf with the
pearly snarly teeth! LOL...

'Stop daydreaming Grace, and get on with the day'

Good Day to everyone here.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#18922 Nov 19, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Yes indeedy. We have trendy peak caps for the blokes...not to be worn with the peak at the back please...lol...and trendy peak caps for the gals, difference being, the gals are pink. The 'float' covered the cost, so collect one as you come in the door....
and have a great Monday Dear Luke.
Didn't like my stovepipe hat idea, eh?

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