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post #91 of 304
I'm guessing that you are thinking of cutting the onions along a polar axis and not an equitorial plane. That is, up and down, not across. I'm pretty sure there is a term for it, but I certainly can't remember.

Anyway, that's how I usually cut them for stir fry and onion soup.

And a number of years ago what could have been a most unpleasant day in Oregon turned out quite nicely. Suffice it to say we found good food, good beer and good lodging in La Grande when we encountered unexpected difficulties on a trip to Seattle.

mjb.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
post #92 of 304
My boyfriend of over two years broke up with me. I didn't think it would be this hard. I can't sleep, can't concentrate, can't cook, can't eat. It is so hard. When does this feeling of not wanting to get out of bed go away?

On a positive note- not eating for a week= losing 15 pounds which is pretty nice.
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 #93 of 304
My first wife ran off to California with a friend of mine back in 1984. That's twentyfour years ago. Sometimes I still think I am not over it.

mjb.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
post #94 of 304
aw, gummy-bear, i am so sorry for what you are going through. i only experienced this pain once when i was a lot younger and i know what your feeling mentally is painfully physically. the only thing i can say is that you WILL get stronger eventually. and you will have another aspect on life to add to your life experience. but for now, drown your sorrows in your pals and trusted others. but at night, face it yourself. you can do it. we all can. so toughen up and move on (said with a hug to you and in a gentle way). my hugs to you and i hope you can move on soon.
post #95 of 304
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I wasn't going to reply because I don't have a hopeful message. Maybe you won't be as bad off as I am, is my hope.

Twenty years after my first wife left me, I still dream about her to the point where I wake up grieving again. I hope you can move on better than I have. We met when we were 18.
post #96 of 304
Thank you to everyone who has given me advice, even if it isn't hopeful, it helps to know I have support. I'm doing a little better.

Oregon- Your news is not the worst, I have a regular customer in his late 70's that remembers his first love. And still loves her too. Everything down to their first kiss. That's what bothers me.

I've lost 24 pounds in 2 weeks, I'm getting tiny. lol.
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 #97 of 304
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Heyyyy, take care of yourself. You better!!!!!!
post #98 of 304
I'm doing a lot better, burying my nose in school, work, and friends. It's gonna take a lot of time.
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 #99 of 304
sorry to interject in this thread but just read this post.

is your dad interested in dreams that show an event that follows very quickly after? ie in days after the dream a person had?
post #100 of 304
Thread Starter 
Hey, this is the off-topic thread :D

I don't think that one of his "things", but I think he would say it's most likely something you put together in the back of your mind that you weren't consciously thinking about yet. I know I've done that. I could see signs of something but wasn't really thinking about it, and then dreamed what was going to happen.
post #101 of 304
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6 Truths of Life


1. You cannot touch all your teeth with your tongue.


2. All idiots, after reading the first truth, will try it.



3. And discover that The first truth is a lie.



4. You're smiling now because you're an idiot.



5. You soon will forward this to another idiot.



6. There's still a stupid smile on your face.










I apologize for this .
I'm an idiot and I needed company ...
post #102 of 304
Thread Starter 
A pic of my twins: their mom's best friend is a marine biologist who's married to a photographer. They all went to the Oregon coast last Summer. Even in Summer the Oregon coast is often cool and windy enough that you need a jacket. You can see they didn't get their good looks from me.

post #103 of 304
Great photo! Adorable children! :)


And now, to get back off topic...


Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills that have long known.

(--JRR Tolkein)
Vera
Vera
post #104 of 304
Thread Starter 
I love Tolkein's poetry.

It's snowing here. Started with a few flurries in the day, and now snowing for real at the moment. The weatherperson says we'll have 1-3 inches on the ground by the morning. I like it :roll:
post #105 of 304
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Sad Passing:
Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Dough Boy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly.
He was 71.
Dough Boy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch.
The grave site was piled high with flours.
Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Dough Boy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.
Dough Boy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half- baked schemes.
Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.
Dough Boy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
post #106 of 304
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HAH what a coincidence--I just posted this link in another site :lol:

True story: people in an apartment in Norway had beer coming out their kitchen tap:

Newsvine - Beer flows from kitchen tap
post #107 of 304
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Testing an emoticon:

post #108 of 304
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Cool, it works. I love it :D
post #109 of 304
Sure, but what happened to your avatar?

mjb.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
post #110 of 304
In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University .
On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully.


He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.


Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.


Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.






Probably wasn't the same elephant.
My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
post #111 of 304
:talk::talk::talk:
when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
post #112 of 304
Thread Starter 
Tessa, I really like your signature :D

when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

What would you do if life handed you lemurs? Lemur pie?
post #113 of 304
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I saw another signature I really liked, on another site. This was a political one:

"Remember; if you are only right or only left winged, you will only fly in circles."
post #114 of 304
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Obamamania in India . . maybe too optimistic but I like it, and love the music:D

YouTube - Obama Hindi Song From India Video
post #115 of 304
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Man it's hot here, 106 degrees so far today. It's the highest temp I remember in Corvallis in 26 years here . . . but I might have missed a previous higher temp . . . anyway, it's hot!
post #116 of 304

3 Wishes.......

Husband takes his wife to play her first game of golf.....Unfortunately, the wife promptly whacked her first shot right through the window of the biggest house adjacent to the course.
The husband cringed, 'I warned you to be careful! Now we'll have to go up there, find the owner, apologize and see how much your lousy drive is going to cost us.'
So the couple walked up to the house and knocked on the door. A warm voice said, 'Come on in.'
When they opened the door they saw the damage that was done: glass was all over the place, and a broken antique bottle was lying on its side near the broken window.

A man reclining on the couch asked, 'Are you the people that broke my window?'
'Uh...yeah, sir. We're really sorry about that,' the husband replied.
'Oh, no apology is necessary. Actually I want to thank you... You see, I'm a genie, and I've been trapped in that bottle for a thousand years. Now that you've released me, I'm allowed to grant three wishes. I'll give you each one wish, but if you don't mind, I'll keep the last one for myself.'

'Wow, that's great!' the husband said. He pondered a moment and blurted out, 'I'd like a million dollars a year for the rest of my life.'
'No problem,' said the genie 'You've got it, it's the least I can do. And I'll guarantee you a long, healthy life!' 'And now you, young lady, what do you want?' the genie asked.
'I'd like to own a gorgeous home complete with servants in every country in the world,' she said.
'Consider it done,' the genie said. 'And your homes will always be safe from fire, burglary and natural disasters!'
'And now,' the couple asked in unison, what's your wish, genie?'
'Well, since I've been trapped in that bottle and haven't been with a woman in more than a thousand years, my wish is to have sex with your wife.'
The husband looked at his wife and said, 'Gee, honey, you know we both now have a fortune, and all those houses. What do you think?'

She mulled it over for a few moments and said, 'You know, you're right. Considering our good fortune, I guess I wouldn't mind, but what about you, honey?'
'You know I love you sweetheart,' said the husband. I'd do the same for you!' So the genie and the woman went upstairs where they spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying each other in every way. After about three hours of non-stop sex, the genie rolled over and looked directly into her eyes and asked, 'How old are you and your husband?'
'Why, we're both 35,' she responded breathlessly.
'
NO S**t.' He said, 'Thirty-five years old and you both still believe in genies?'












 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
post #117 of 304
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:lol::lol::D
post #118 of 304
Like a bunch of ex.convicts banging on garbage can covers., and that's music?:bounce:
CHEFED
CHEFED
post #119 of 304
Ed--you crack me up!
post #120 of 304
Some thoughts for you :)

Have you ever wondered ..............................

Why we use the word 'politics' to describe the process 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.


Why the sun lightens our hair,
but darkens our skin ?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why the time of day with the slowest crawling traffic is called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?


If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle)...in other words, send it to everyone. We all need to smile every once in a while.
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
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