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post #31 of 304
That's so cool! I got a dream book a few years ago for a returning night terror and have been interested in dream analyzing since then.

What made him want to work in that field? It isn't a common field interest.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #32 of 304
Thread Starter 
My Dad grew up with parents who talked about dreams. He's also a philosopher at heart and has a personal library of thousands of books. And even though he was a missionary in India for 20 years, (along with my mom, of course), he's not religious about his science.
post #33 of 304
Thread Starter 
It's snowing again today. Doesn't the sky know it's spring?:crazy:
post #34 of 304
I have only seen snow once in my life. It's 86 and sunny here.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #35 of 304
Thread Starter 
Great pic of Chesapeake Bay, sunrise. Taken by a guy at hvacproforums.com.

post #36 of 304
yeti,

(Prov 10:5 KJV) He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

(Prov 20:13 KJV) Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

(2 Th 3:10 KJV) For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

Born Southern Baptist....raised Episcopalian!!!!
post #37 of 304
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When I was in training for heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) I went to a call with my trainer for routine maintenance. My trainer, Bob, is a pretty quiet guy from Maine. The (older) woman customer brought up the last guy who had been out there, and said he looked like he didn't belong in the business 'cuz he was younger and well dressed. Her husband said to her "hey that's not nice". My trainer said to her "you mean we're not handsome guys?" She said "oh that's not what I meant".

We both were smiling 'cause that was funny lol. When we went back out to the truck I laughed my butt off
post #38 of 304
:lol: I feel all the much more younger after reading this thread
post #39 of 304
Since my sweet 16 has arrived and left and family has come and gone, telling baby stories and making me blush, I realize how loved I am.

All of my parents' friends have known me for the majority of my life. Some say it takes a village, It took a small city to raise me. Yes, a city of about 500 people. And they all have their baby stories.

One of my favorites came from my dad. When I was a youngin' of around 3, I asked Santa for dental floss for Christmas. My sweetie laughed and said how he wished I was that low maintenance today.

When do you guys feel most loved?
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #40 of 304
I feel most loved after my shifts at the local pub
post #41 of 304
Thread Starter 
There is a fruit that has high levels of capsicum. There is a berry considered a vegetable. There is a root that is called alu in one language. In this order there is also tobacco and morning glories.

What is this order? (KYHeirloomer and other botanists, not fair for you to answer :) )
post #42 of 304
Thread Starter 
I love central Oregon, but there is one big thing really missing here. East Asian grocers--there are none, except what the big grocery chains like Safeway have, and it's not at all the same.

I am all out of sambal oelek (ok not east Asian but those grocers usually have it). No cha siu bao (or however one would spell it) I can just go buy frozen even. No selection of Thai curry paste. No east Asian condiments except the most common. No Indian grocer. Man this place is beautiful but the lack of Asian grocers sucks!!! No top quality Indian tea. No mansoor dal. No bumbu gado-gado. No spicy black bean paste. No miso.

Last time I visited Corvallis I talked to an owner of an Asian grocery, who recognizes me as a customer from when I lived there, and asked him if he ever considered opening a store in Bend (here). He said it's a nice town but he wasn't sure he would be successful since we don't have the same customer base here. There in Corvallis there's a stable base of east Asian students at the university.

Craving the stuff now.
post #43 of 304
Speaking of dreams...

Quite a few years ago I ocassionaly had the same dream - I was back in college and suddenly became aware that I had an exam in a couple of hours but somehow I hadn't realized I was in the course and hadn't gone to the lectures, let alone done the reading. There was a certain of agonized thrashing around and then I woke up in a cold sweat.

A little later, another alum wrote to the alumni magazine and described the exact same dream. The Alumni Bulletin published his letter.

They got dozens and dozens of letters from other alums, all saying "migawd - that's my dream!" We must be subject to mass insecurity. :confused:

Mike
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post #44 of 304
Thread Starter 
Haha Mike. I think many of us have had the same dream. I surely have. Panicking because I didn't go to class every day and because the final exams came up too soon, and wondering what all I missed. :D
post #45 of 304
Thread Starter 
This guy's from my town. He's crazy:crazy:



Man flying lawn chair lifted by helium balloons - Yahoo! News
post #46 of 304
They said Byron Yonkmann was crazy, too, but time proved otherwise :smiles:

shel
post #47 of 304
Crazy like a fox; he had corporate sponsors defray the $6000+ he spent on this little trip.
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post #48 of 304
speaking of foxes, I saw this really cute one the other day. It was online of course, but it's called a Fennec fox. It must pick up satellite with ears that big!

It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #49 of 304
Thread Starter 
Wow cute, looks like a bat with legs :bounce:
post #50 of 304
Hey Oregon,
What is your favorite type of Indian tea?
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #51 of 304
Thread Starter 
I have two favorites, Assam and Darjeeling. With Assam tea I use spices and with Darjeeling I don't. I drink both with milk and sugar.
post #52 of 304
I have fallen in love with Nilgiri. Is it traditional Indian culture to drink it with milk and sugar or just personal taste?
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #53 of 304
Thread Starter 
I'm not that familiar with Nilgiri tea--only heard of it and not tried it.

But my recommendation for any black tea is

bring water just to boiling
remove it from heat
add 1 heaping tsp tea leaves per 8 oz of water
if desired, also add a bit of fresh ginger, cardamom, cinnamon
steep 4 minutes
strain it into cups, mix about 2 t sugar in each cup and enough milk to make it the color of light clay
post #54 of 304
ahh I see. I don't steep mine very long. Just enough to bring out the initial flavor. I would need milk too because to me, black tea gets a mild bitter taste to it if steeped too long. I steep for 3 minutes.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #55 of 304
I had to read the two posts above twice. It is because you used the word "steep". When we are talking about tea in UK in the South of England people would say they allow tea to "brew" in the Midlands and the north we allow tea to "mash". Different dialects are really interesting in my opinion.
(Sorry to interrupt your conversation):blush:
post #56 of 304
Sheffy
We 'steep' tea in Scotland:)
post #57 of 304
Sheffy, it's an off topic thread, there is no ongoing conversation. Mezz said something about a a fox, so I posted a fox (a very cute one too). There is not really a long conversation rolling. Feel free to jump in with whatever you have to say about anything.

By the way, that's interesting about the different terms used.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #58 of 304
Thread Starter 
Oh by the way, the answer to that is, it is traditional.
post #59 of 304
That's pretty neat. Thanks for letting me know, I wouldn't have guessed that.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
It's a wonderful thing to be spoiled in the way of food.
post #60 of 304
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After 5 months unemployed, I finally got a job :bounce: I start tomorrow (Tuesday). I'm a heating and A/C technician, and business has been way down, I guess with people skipping regular maintenance to save $. Also anything construction-related is almost 0 here. I hope the job lasts.
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