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goldrose1

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2006 10:18:04 AM

Singles in GB land,

Come share your ideas, hopes, dreams, stories, more.
It's lonely when everyone around is married.
Share your coping techniques, successes, stories.
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 7:35:55 PM

Happy Sunday! :)

Today is National French Fried Shrimp Day!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 5:00:28 PM

annette, Well, I guess we could use a break from food for a day. :(

MadDog, I only have to look at all the holiday food and gain weight. lol

Hi Jayburt. :)
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 2:53:49 AM

Ann...oh well....all the food for the Christmas Season and Thanksgiving is making me gain weight...lol

Hi DG
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 1:44:38 AM

Happy Saturday! :)

Sorry folks, no national food day today. :)
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 12:54:13 AM

Oatmeal muffins hit the spot..yum, and perfect with a good cup of X-Mas time coffee (the good stuff you don't usually drink all yr. round)
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 3:07:21 AM

annette, Oatmeal muffins sound good. Actually, any muffins sound good. :)

Jayburt, I know they have pipelines that run through the state. Some of which have had major leaks from the same company that wants to build the one from Canada to Texas. Also had a major gas pipeline explosion here in the TC metro area several years ago.

A couple of the power plants in the metro area have been converted to natural gas.

Gas may be cheaper for the utilities to buy but here, the cost is up for the consumer compared to last year. The cost is up about ten cents a therm compared to last year. On the positive side, the cost of electric has gone down about 15 cents per kwh...of course, that is for this month. ;)

[Edited by: dirt girl at 12/20/2014 3:10:33 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 2:55:14 AM

DG....lol...I will do my best...won't be too warm in the mountains this week though! Gotta love having a cabin with a fireplace to spend Christmas!

Ann...muffins....something I have not had in a while
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 1:30:18 AM

Happy Friday! :)

Today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day!
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 12:24:10 AM

dg, you do realize they have pipelines right now that run across the country,right? :) in fact our latest big buy of gas(work that is) was gas that was mostly in Oklahoma, and will power us through the winter. Its cheaper right now and thats why many power plants are being converted to be able to dual fire, either coal or gas, like we have done with our main ones.
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 10:07:11 PM

Jayburt, I don't doubt what you're saying but here are the stats. Given the information you have about 20 tons per truck, that would be 1,500 trucks per day. Don't know of any community here that would want that kind of truck traffic going through their town or city not to mention that a lot of the rural roads here have weight limits and seasonal limits in the spring and fall. Then there are the 1,500 trucks that would probably want a return load to make it more efficient. From a business standpoint it doesn't make sense for what would be the increased cost to the power company and then passed on to the consumer or the increased cost to the trucking companies.

As for piping all the gas that they are flaring off in northwestern ND, that's an awful long way to pipe it and lots of chance for accidents with all the overweight trucks that they are running through that area not to mention the possibilities of someone drilling through the pipeline. :)
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:09:04 PM

A whole roast pig for x-mas, sounds like something Ann should get on to feed us all ;)

DG, I work in the electric generation industry,and have for many yrs. when our rail-line was damaged severely in an accident we had to turn to trucks,each 1 can carry 20 tons of coal you send them hrs. apart 24/7 6 days a week and it adds up quickly. True we had another nat.gas plant online too at the time but needed the coal one also,and we got through it no problem.
The article stated they had enough on hand for a decent winter, if they started the trucks now they could have enough shortly for even a severe one..if you don't think energy consortium's use things like this to manipulate prices,after 30+ yrs. in the industry I can tell you they certainly do.
Also the state by there is flaring off enough gas from wells that it is visible from space, if that was sent over to power the TC's power plants it could easily power the plants with excess to spare..sometimes you have to look at the whole picture.
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 4:08:42 AM

annette, Yummy, roast pork. :)

Jayburt, Saw your comment about trucking in coal to the powerplants here. The one power plant that supplies most of the TC area goes through about a trainload a day so unfortunately that's not a realistic option. Hopefully we will have a warmer winter than last year. :)

I'm with you on the chocolate covered macadamia nuts though. :)

MadDog, You go right ahead and send that heat up here. lol
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:39:40 AM

Woo hoo....this topic is back!

Great way to celebrate Ann
....roast pig!

I am sorry DG...it is 42 degrees here in FL....I will send heat as it isn't cold enough for me! Lol
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:45:23 AM

Yumm TJ on the chowda, as you NE's say,or chowder as we do, love that stuff!

And hey!! knew there was a reason I bought chocolate covered Macadamia nuts today! (and I'm not a big chocolate eater, although I love dark chocolates ;) but they were discounted ridiculously at the store I was in, $3 for a large bag! And I can't stop eating them..I'll share though, I'm good like that ;)
Hi DG and everyone, if I don't pop in before the holiday super Happy Holidays to you all!
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 12:11:47 AM

Happy Thursday! :)

Today is National Roast Suckling Pig Day!

dirt, me too.....me too!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:25:16 PM

YIPEE, it's back. :)

annette, I could go for chocolate covered anything. lol

MadDog, Back to winter mode here. :(

teejay, Careful, you'll end up with coal in your stocking. lol I'm going to have to look at the stats of your town and county as the Mississippi River starts here and kind of splits the state in half. ;)
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teejay2
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:56:05 AM

P.S. rain here in Maine today, Wednesday, a.k.a. "Hump Dayyy". May change to snow/sleet overnight into tomorrow... White Christmas is looking iffy here in the frozen north. I hear "The County" (Aroostook county here in Maine, about the same land area as Rhode Island and Connecticut combined, largest county east of the Mississippi River and having the northernmost town in the lower 48 east of said same river) has over a foot of snow on the ground and more coming. The snowmobile fans are having a great time up there!
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teejay2
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:46:08 AM

I wish I had known that yesterday was National Chocolate Covered Anything Day...I might have covered something with chocolate and ....never mind. Trying to be good instead of naughty, Santa is just a few days away... (Of course naughty CAN be NICE sometimes).
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 3:13:28 AM

RJ....sounds like our weather!

DG....sorry to hear that

Ann....yummy!
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:53:59 PM

Happy Tuesday! :)

Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! Yipee! I love chocolate!

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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:12:22 PM

annette, Cupcakes are good. :)

MadDog, Change that to it was about 50 yesterday. The rain turned to the white stuff and it was about 20 this morning. :(

teejay, Yum. Never had Chowda but like New England Clam Chowder. :)

rj, Aw comeon...ac?
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roadjet
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 4:43:48 PM

Pre-Hump Day Celebration in progress. hahaha

TJ, We don't see much Chowda here in the south. Just lots of Gumbo's and Stews with marine life and road kill.

Mad & Dirt, it hasn't been too hot or cold the last few days here. Shoot, last night I had to turn on my AC.

Ann, I prefer brownies over cupcakes myself. But wouldn't look a cupcake gift horse in the mouth either.

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teejay2
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:18:04 AM

Chowda ..... still easier to say. Having some for lunch later today as a matter of fact. Fish, scallops, lobster, shrimp, and 'tatoes(Nothing like good Maine spuds) .....can you say yummmmmm?
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:13:54 AM

RJ...glad to see you back buddy!

DG....it's been nice during the day and below freezing here at night. I'm enjoying it!

Ann....It's a cupcake sort of day huh? LOL
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:12:42 PM

Happy Monday! :)

Today is National Lemon Cupcake Day!

teejay, what dirt said. :)
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:21:47 PM

annette, Something else I'll have to try someday. :)

MadDog, It's been warm here for the past few days, in the 40's and I think it got to 50 yesterday. Temp is dropping a bit tonight and it's raining. :(

teejay, The holiday is just too early this year or else turkey day came late. At any rate, I've only got about 1/3 of the cards out and I'll be lucky if I'm ready by the 24th. lol

I think if you try saying boo-lya-baze you'll come pretty close to the actual pronounciation. :)

Hi rj. :)
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roadjet
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:51:24 PM

Welcome back from another wonderful weekend.

Ann, Ice Cream is a year round thing in my house. I keep at least 3-1/2 gallons of Blue Bell in my freezer.

Mad, no Bayou Slippage. Just don't go near a computer over the weekend and my smart phone has a pocket sized screen.

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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:47:52 AM

Well...good weekend, mostly. Got started on the Chex Mix, good grief, made batch one in the turkey roaster, top and bottom, only 5 or so more to go! YIKES! So, who's ready for the holidays? I know I'm not.... Well, Christmas at least is still 10 days away, plenty of time, of course I won't get ready until...let's see, next weekend at the earliest i expect, probably more like the 22nd or my son's birthday, the 23rd. I can't believe he'll be 20 this year!
Have a good one everyone!

P.S. to Ann, so how do YOU say that anyway??? (Besides, it's just a fancy French name for fish soup or as we here in Maine call it, Fish Chowdah!)(oh and yes, I know it is "different" from our Chowdah, viva la difference...)
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 1:10:51 AM

DG.....how are you? It's been at freezing or below here...I am enjoying this weather! LOL

Ann....haven't heard of Ambrosia or Bouillabaisse

Hey teejay!

RJ...you fall into the bayou buddy?

Foolingurself.....welcome to the club! How about introducing yourself and telling us about you :)
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:48:47 AM

Happy Sunday!

Today is National Bouillabaisse Day!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:00:02 PM

If today doesn't have an official food, I'm going to declare it spicy rice cracker day. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 8:19:57 PM

annette, We eat ice cream in the winter up here. Too cold for ice cream.

Foolingurself, Now you have GB to hang out at. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 3:08:04 PM

No hopes, no dreams….I'm single. :(
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 3:05:40 PM

Happy Saturday! :)

Today is Ice Cream Day! What the hey! Shouldn't this be during the summer time???
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 2:05:43 AM

Happy Friday! :)

Today is National Ambrosia Day!
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 8:44:55 PM

teejay, Nope, I was thinking Kojak from your "who loves ya baby" comment. :)

Holy cow, that's a lot of chex mix. Now I'm hungry for some. lol

I was actually thinking of making cashew brittle this year. I guess I'd better make it sometime since I bought the unsalted cashews. :)

Good idea to be safe out there. Lots of cities have free bus rides on the weekends for those that party and shouldn't drive.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 8:54:56 AM

Lollipos??? nope. Why little girl, you looking for one??? LOL

Listen on a more serious note, be safe out there this weekend all of you that are out traveling or shopping and getting ready for the holy days. Watch out for the other guy, I want to see you all here next week on the run up to some time off!

I am looking forward to a couple Holiday concerts this weekend and making MOUNTAINS of Chex Mix. A family tradition for .....wow, gotta be over 30 years now! I use the turkey roaster top and bottom to make each batch, yes, each batch, normally 4 or 5 at this time of year. I got supplies in the other day, 8 boxes of corn Chex, 6 of Rice, 5 of Wheat or Multi when I can find them, 4 of Honey Nut Chex, a couple boxes of Cheerios and a couple of Crispix, 5 lbs. of margarine, 4 bottles of soy sauce, 2 bottle Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, 2 lbs of peanuts. Due to food allergies of various friends I make some that are "Gluten Free" some that are "NUT Free" some that are both Gluten & Nut Free", and some that are loaded with EVERYTHING! Makes the house smell like Chex mix for days!

[Edited by: teejay2 at 12/12/2014 8:55:47 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:18:31 AM

teejay, You running out of lollipops yet? ;)
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 1:30:50 AM

teejay...the only way to go when you live alone!

RJ...had Jumbalaya for dinner! It was great!

DG....you won't freeze! LOL

Ann...interesting...Spaghettios! LOl
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 12:42:54 AM

roadjet, you just can't tease with a meal like that and not share! you just can't..isn't right lol
Noodles are nice, make a bit of homemade sauce with a touch of heavy cream, then add some frozen veggies to them at the end..yum!.
Hope everyone is having a great holiday season, stay safe out there!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:20:24 PM

Happy Thursday! :)Today is National Noodle Ring Day!

teejay, you do!! Love ya right back at ya! :)

road, that's an awesome meal!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 4:40:45 PM

Friday is just around the corner.

Ann, I had grilled jumbo shrimp and grilled catfish with a sweet potato. Doubt it could be topped anyway.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 2:46:27 PM

a special link for Ann:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/foodanddrink/keeping-track-of-national-food-holidays/vi-BBgCwMB?ocid=mailsignout

who loves you baby?
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annettemendieta
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 12:04:48 AM

Happy Wednesday! :)

Ugh! No national food Day today folks. :(
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:22:33 PM

Oh man, christmas is sneeking up on us.

Things to do this week, get the tree up and somewhat decorated. Send out christmas cards, bake some cookies, etc.. Way too much to do. ::sigh::

The weather here has been overcast and dreary. Looking for a warm up to about 46 degrees on Saturday. :)

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 6:07:15 PM

HUMP DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

TJ, Christmas sneaks up on us quickly. That's why the internet and specifically Amazon is my best friend. Avoid the crowds and fights.

Ann, I licked every Christmas card I sent out......the stamp only

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 11:22:41 AM

Mad, you aren't the only one....(re: DG comment)

So another miserable weather day here in Maine. Brownies...yummy, pastry too, at first I read that as "Pasties"...something else all together.

Anyway, I digress, frequently. Happy hump day to all, let's hope the rest of the week goes by faster than the first half!

Geeezzz, just realized, Christmas Eve is 2 weeks from today, guess I better think about doing some shopping...........

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 1:47:25 AM

DG....I eat out! LOL

RJ...it worked out! I wasn't going to use it! LOL
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 10:36:08 PM

Happy Christmas Card Day Tuesday! :)

Today is National Pastry Day!
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 8:00:38 PM

Hope everyone is having a good day. :)
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 4:51:36 PM

Pre-Hump Day Check in!!!

Mad, that is what I call convenient. Plus love when you can help someone out at the same time.

Dirt, Yep. They both are in a Mexican Standoff...hahaha

Ann, I luv me some hot brownies with pecans and a big glass of milk.
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