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John25

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2007 7:55:16 AM

org_elizard, from the Greensboro, has become a regular and almost achieved 500,000.

I think it's about time to give org_elizard a place to say hello to all GBs!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:19:18 AM

Good Morning org,

I ended my Easter going to sleep. :-) What a lot to do after returning from Calif on Saturday.

What you are looking at is a Charlotte Bruner rose bush that is growing in KHF's yard. That's ONE bush as in singular. Also keep in mind that you are looking at only one side of it. Too bad I couldn't take one pic of the entire rose bush.

KHF says the rose was planted by the lady who was the original owner of her house, so she is guessing that it is over 50 years o*d.

I hope you each had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter Sunday, and now you are ready for the final full week in April.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:53:14 AM

Good morning, org,

Not much going on here for me today. The yard guy's coming to do his thing about 9 AM; thank goodness it's going to be another beautiful day. Me? Well, we'll see. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:13:31 AM



On this date, in 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action.

Welcome to this day, Silverhand, MidnightSun, John25, and EXPAPERMAKER!

Silverhand, Thanks for the Sunday Funnies!

MidnightSun, How many 'storms' have you painted? ;^)
Erroneously marked meat by the assistant meat cutter the day before, makes the Beef Stroganoff that much better!
Hope the perennial flower garden is uncovered s00n so the flowers can start their thing!

John, G00d Morning!

EXPAPERMAKER,

43°F
FEELS LIKE 40°
73°
HIGH
50°
LOW


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EXPAPERMAKER
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:15:07 AM

Good Morning org!

44° here this AM...upper 60's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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John25
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:13:36 AM

hi org
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:00:32 AM

Good morning org!

Loved you fact of the day yesterday. Before becoming the Red Sox, they were known as the Boston Americans.

Bob Ross was the one who got me inspired. My g/f bought everything inc the rugged wooden art stand back in '88. Painting up a storm since.

Lots of enjoyable sun yesterday and plenty more today. Not now, later ; )

Decided not to eat at finest restaurant in the area which is The Topic of the Town for Easter. (The meals are much better than the token facebook page). Really did not want to eat an expensive all you can eat buffet.

Selected cooking Beef Stroganoff at 4 AM. Used the 1½ lbs of extra lean beef stew meat that was marked erroneously as chicken nibblers by the assistant meat cutter the day before. He said he accidently hit the incorrect code which priced two pkgs at $3.39 instead of the normal $4.99.

An diced onion, a tbsn of Worcestershire, a 10.75 oz can of condensed golden mushroom soup, 1/4 cup water, 4 ounces cream cheese 4-6 cloves of diced garlic, and the beef were crock pot cooked on high for 4 hours.

8 oz of baby bella mushrooms were sliced thick and cooked separately in the microwave oven. A 2 qt pyrex bowl of water was heated in the oven and this time tri-color rotini was nuked for 11 minutes.

A stem of asparagus was snapped in half, where the stem snaps is the correct location to cut off the all the bottoms. Cut the tops diagonally 1¼" long and nuked them. The are steamed in a Pyrex bowl covered. Then carrots were sliced about ⅜" thick and also steamed.

When the crock pot saw four hours of cooking, the porcelain 6 qt container was placed on my butcher block table. 4 oz of sour cream was stirred in along w/the sliced mushrooms, asparagus, and carrots. Had this excellent meal around 8:30.

Played Biosphere for 90 minutes then chose to take a ride to the Woodsville, NH Super Walmart. It is a most scenic drive along US Rt 302 West. Beginning in Littleton it parallels the Ammonoosuc River. Then the Wild Ammonoosuc River empties into it in the Village of Bath, NH.

Bought many food items at the Super WM store Spent over $35 which is rare for me. The best deal was a hefty 24 oz coconut custard 8" pie for just $3.99. Went to Shaw's and bought Hood Mt Washington chocolate ice cream. It has chocolate covered peanut butter cups the size of M&M's. The 3 Day Wicked Awesome w/e sale saw a 1.5 qt (1.4 litre) for only $1.99

The temp reached 60°F (14°C) yesterday. Went outdoors for 2 hours of sun and vitamin D. There is a 10' by 30' mound of snow 8-10" deep over my perennial flower garden and the 25' long daylilies. Much of the the rest of the snow has completely melted.

The temp is 30°F (-1°C) with the high to be 72°F (22°C).

Have a pleasant day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 4/21/2014 2:02:42 AM EST]
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:25:51 AM

Hello, org! Happy Easter!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pearls Before Swine
Pickles

Have a great week!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 8:51:10 PM



Happy Easter, John25, MidnightSun, EXPAPERMAKER, TUrtLE1625, Claudie and DandeNC!

John, G00d Evening!

MidnightSun, I also enjoyed Rob Ross and his long run!
Hope you get your sun, wind, warm weather and no rain!
I believe it is safe to say Spring has sprung!

EXPAPERMAKER, Here is what we were able to do ..........

58°F
FEELS LIKE 58°
69°
HIGH AT 3:45 PM
42°
LOW
Fair
Mostly Cloudy
Clear

TUrtLE, Thanks for today's movie. The Old Rugged Cross, a staple in many a church.
Hope you are ending your Easter on a high note!

Claudie, Glad to hear you had a good day yesterday.
If you need I really need, that's what I wish for you!

DandeNC, Thank you and same to you and yours!

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DandeNC
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:37:20 PM

Happy Easter Org and everyone
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 8:30:13 AM

Good morning, org,

Happy Easter!

Had a good day yesterday. :)

It should be a nice quiet day for me today. Yeah, I really need it, too.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 6:46:08 AM

Happy Easter org,

Your Easter Sunday movie is, The Old Rugged Cross sung by Alan Jackson.

"So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown."

May you have a blessed Easter.
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EXPAPERMAKER
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:40:57 AM

Happy Easter org!

34° here this AM...upper 60's today they say.

Have A Peaceful Sunday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:09:02 AM

Happy Easter org!

Gaming with Xbox is a joy. Gaming w/GB is a task w/seems weekly as of late.

Enjoyed an early posting of my rounds yesterday, then a hearty late brekky. For me brekky at 6 AM is way late. 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning is the norm, about an hour after waking up.

Went w/homemade hash browns and vidalia onions, two jumbo eggs over easy, baby bella mushrooms and multigrain toast soaked w/evoo. Also had three strips of turkey bacon microwaved crispy.

Watched the Joy of Painting by Bob Ross who had 14 years of teaching of teaching painting on PBS. He used the wet on wet technique taught to him by the legendary Bill Alexander.

This is the technique used by me since 1988, the beginnings of my wet on wet style of oil painting. Still paint w/oils to this day.

Spent some hours enjoying BioShock, the underwater City of Rapture, on the XBox 360. The Los Angeles Times review concluded, "Sure, it's fun to play, looks spectacular and is easy to control. But it also does something no other game has done to date: It really makes you feel."

The New York Times reviewer described it as: "intelligent, gorgeous, occasionally frightening" and added, "Anchored by its provocative, morality-based story line, sumptuous art direction and superb voice acting, BioShock can also hold its head high among the best games ever made."

My review is, "It is a world set in the 1950's including its music that is enjoyed exceedingly with a combination of moderate violence with shooting weapons, utilizing plasmids that give unique powers, and a desire to protect the little sisters. A most engrossing world to be in."

Late morning saw the recyclables carried to the Dart and a ride down the mtn road. The road is nicely solid. My driveway needs some sun, wind, and warm weather. It still has 2" of mud.

Saw a medium size young white dog w/2 chocolate patches on it running up the mtn road. Parked, got out and called the dog. It did stop running, yet a few steps toward the dog caused the dog to book. It has a 5' metal chain leash dragging as it runs. Stopped at the Town Building to report its flight.

After disposing of the recyclables, a drive to Whitefield NH was made. Bumped into my pal the Rite Aid mgr inside of the Subway store. Had a $5 ($5.45 w/tax) black forest ham footlong loaded w/all the veggies.

Stopped at the Mac's Market where my friend the meat mgr works. Bought two packages of lean stew beef. The labels read chicken and were $3.39 a lb., instead of the usual $4.99 a lb. Mentioned it to the cutters and they said to go ahead. Plan to make the stroganoff later.

The CT River water level has returned to normal. Can see where gravel was filled in on one part of the side of the hwy where the river poured off of it into the forest. Spring continues.

The temp is 24°F (-4°C), with the high to be 58°F (14°C).

Have a splendid day!

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John25
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 12:49:35 AM

Happy Easter Org
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 12:31:03 AM



G00d Morning, Claudie! Rain has stopped here for now, at less than an inches, unofficially. Hope you had a g00d time today!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:31:33 AM

Good morning, org,

YES! <pumps fist> The rain has knocked that pollen count down to 325 (it pretty much rained all day yesterday); I checked the rain gauge and there's 1.4 inches in it!)! Still considered 'high,' but nothing like it even was!

Well, I thought I'd be staying home today, but that has changed. :) There is a pottery/ceramics place in our little town, and Daughter decided she wanted to take the kids there to pick a piece of pottery and then paint it (it's supposed to be another drizzly, dreary day here, so no playing outside). She wanted to know if Alhana (who's here for the weekend) wanted to go, too. Of course, she said yeah! So here are today's plans....Son, Alhana, and I will meet Daughter at the pottery place at 11 AM, and the kids will all do their thing. After that, we'll all go somewhere and have lunch (I'll call hubby to meet us there). It should be a good time. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:32:40 AM



On this date, in 1775, the "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

Welcome to Saturday, TCOROLLA, MidnightSun, John25 and EXPAPERMAKER!

TCOROLLA, G00d Morning!

MidnightSun, Yes with ice!
Gaming with GB and Xbox!
Have a glorious Easter!

John, G00d Morning!

EXPAPERMAKER, Super Soaker Saturday here, as rain started about 9:00PM last night and will continue till about 7:00, so says the weather guessers!

46°F
FEELS LIKE 41°
60°
HIGH
48°
LOW

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:16:12 AM

Good Morning org!

28° here this AM...upper 50's today they say.

Have A Super Saturday!
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John25
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 4:30:51 AM

hi org
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:55:21 AM

Good morning org!

One would not be normal not to be Rollin on the River. (4 min 4 sec.) Just loven' Spring. And you?

Our area saw a low of 20° yesterday morning. Forecast is for two more chilly mornings, perfect for the sugar maple sap to flow, and then a warm up. Hope that spring returns next week along with rain to melt the last of the snow and help thaw out the soil.

Enjoyed a brekky of the cod and shrimp with lots of veggies prepared yesterday. Carrots, Vidalia onions, and Sweet Twister™ peppers were added. Nice way to face the early morning at 2:30 AM.

The GB rounds went okay, the topics and posts were noticeably slower than usual. Several other sites were visited and tested using Speakeasy Speedtest. It accurately tests your download and upload speeds. Hope the mods iron out this site.

Played hours of BioShock. It is so pleasing to see the graphics on the 1080p 42" LED TV and hear the surround sound from my 10 y/o RCA sound receiver w/5 speakers and a powerful woofer. Saw that my last saved game was March 30, 2010, just over 4 y/a. That was when the XBox was last used, before this week.

Did not drive to see if the water in the CT River has receded. Know it will remain above flood stage until this afternoon. N.W.S. in Grey, ME says the water at 8 am yesterday was 18.6 feet. Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

The temp now is 31°F (-1°C), with the high to be 50°F (10°C).

Have a tremendous day!

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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:05:01 AM

Greetings org_elizard.
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:34:09 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, Farful, and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Hope the rain did what you expected today!

Farful, Right you are!

TUrtLE, KHF has a green thumb! Yes, I am not sure what you would do with the chip drip if it did not bounce back!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:37:17 AM

Good Morning org,
Have a look at a picture I took of KHF's snap dragons.

Next stop here, Sunday.

Food Spoilage guide continues.

CARROTS
A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.

RAISINS
Raisins should not be harder than your teeth.

POTATOES
Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy
undergrowth.

CHIP DIP
If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the
floor, it has gone bad.

TGIF
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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:28:56 AM

Good Friday Org!
 
Bambino opened the game with a home run that day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:19:53 AM

Good morning, org,

I'm not going out anywhere today, and I sure am glad since rain's supposed to be moving in soon. Good, so it can wash away more of the pollen, though, the count's about the same as yesterday. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:54:11 AM



On this date, in 1923, the first game was played in Yankee Stadium (“the House that Ruth built”). Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–1.

Welcome to G00d Friday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, So you have been rolling on the river!
I like that! Sidetrack the pizza girl, so you could get a free pizza! Very c00l move! ;^)
Glad the temperatures are getting up again!

EXPAPERMAKER,

39°F
FEELS LIKE 32°
59°
HIGH
46°
LOW

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:31:52 AM

Good Morning org!

40° here this AM...upper 50's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 3:08:41 AM

Good Friday greetings org!

Never rolled outta the house. Have rolled on the river before. Our local one is at least 4x its normal width. Folks travel via motored boats.

Went outdoors early to do what was hoped to be over for 6 months. Brush snow off the windshield of the Dart and scrap the thick ice off the glass. The ice scraping took 15 minutes in 11 (-12°C) temps.

Melted snow turned to ice and was 2" thick. Very solid ice due to the unseasonably low temps the past two days. Needed to back up the Dart for a bit just to go forward. The gravel road was nicely plowed down to the surface.

Bought at the mkt were a new to me item. Sweet Twister peppers, inspired by flavour. Grown at Mastronardi Produce Ltd, Kingsville, ON. They are greenhouse Grown • Family Owned • 4th Generation, now in their 60th year. Truly sweet tasting peppers, that was $2 a lb.

Also bought were Mineolas 50¢ ea, asparagus for an unreal $1 (no typo) a lb, baby bellas 10 oz for $2.28, cukes for 40¢ and giant plastic shopping bag size heads of green lettuce for $1.50. Passed on $2.85 a lb grapes. Have produce remaining from last week.

Visited my pal the mgr at Rite Aid, then decided to pass on a trip to Subway, WM, and Shaw's Supermarket. Did stop at Parker's Mkt and Deli to get a slice of pizza. They have one of the few places where a ⅙ of slice of an 18" pizza can be bought starting at $2.50 (tax inc).

It has been months since my last visit. Told the young pizza baker gal that pizza could be smelled. Shoot she said and ran over to get a giant pizza oven spatula and removed the pie. It was well burnt around the edges. She gave the entire 18" cheese pizza pie for free. Thank you so very much!

Drove to Whitefield to see if my pal the meat mgr was working. Asked him if he and his co-worker wanted some slices of pizza free. They took two slices a piece and wrapped them up for lunch. No excellent deals on meat were found this week.

Drove around munching on slices of pizza and came across the CT River in flood water stage. There were barricades of red and white stripped signs that read Closed due to flood water.

Took about 40 pix of the river pouring over the CT River Hwy, Rt 135 nearly up to the top of the guardrail. Several homes beside the banks need a boat to leave or return, or wait the flood out.

The Official National Weather Service out of Grey ME had a Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning. "The Flood Warning continues for the Connecticut River near Dalton until Saturday morning."

At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 21.6 feet. *Flood stage is 17.0 feet.* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by late tomorrow evening. Lots of pix were shot.

The low yesterday morning was just 10°F (-12°C). The temp now is 24°F (-4°C), with the high to be 52°F (11°C). Spring returns.

Have a delightful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:21:54 PM



G00d Maundy Thursday, three30, TUrtLE1625, Lighting10K and Farful!

three30, Did you see "an illusion; pinprick holes in a colourless sky
(which) let insipid flickers of light pass by?"

TUrtLE, OK, no biggie! I have experienced all of those!

Lighting10K, Only 50? We reached 62° today!

Farful, Have a thoughtful Holy Weekend!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:41:44 PM

Good morning Org!
 
Maundy Thursday!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:51:47 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

50° sunny sky this afternoon
Should warm up over the weekend.

Enjoy your Thursday why having fun in Life!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:49:54 AM

Good Morning org,
I'll come back and watch. KHF's wireless connection doesn't always work for videos.

I took the photo earlier this week of KHF's clematis, with my ol* 1.3 megapixel camera.

Food Spoilage Guide continues.

BREAD
Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially
acceptable "spots" that should be seen on the surface of any
loaf of bread. Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth
areas are a good indication that your bread has turned into
a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment.

FLOUR
Flour is spoiled when it wiggles.

CANNED GOODS
Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a
softball should be disposed of. Carefully.

Happy Thursday!
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three30
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:08:11 AM

Hi org,

I was in Leonore, IL the other day and all the brave Helios there were waking up their steeds to bring the warmth the countryside needs.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:43:14 AM

Good morning, org,

Looks like the GB site shut down yesterday morning (again!) right after I made my morning post (about 7:30 AM), and it didn't come back up again until about 11. Sheesh! Therefore I decided it was going to be a no-round Wednesday for me.

Hubby had an appointment with the vascular surgeon yesterday morning and it went real well, time-wise and information-wise! Appointment was for 11 AM, and we got in about 10:50 and saw the doctor about 11:05. He had a CAT Scan done last week and it was good; get another one next year. If that one's also good, then they'll start doing ultrasounds instead. :)

The pollen count's looking really good around here, too; it went from 2500 yesterday to about 700 today. I believe the pine pollen is all finished b/c I haven't been seeing it all over everything. Yay! Open up the doors and windows! That is, IF it warms up enough later. It's about 40° right now, going up to about 60°. It just might be a little cool for open doors, but we'll see later.

I'm going to the grocery store this morning. Well, actually, I need to go to Mom's first and then to the store. No senior discount, but, oh, well! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:13:41 AM



On this date, in 1937, Daffy Duck made his debut in Porky's Duck Hunt.

Welcome to Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries), MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, You might have to roll out of the house you keep eating like that! ;^)
I guess you will need to restock!

EXPAPERMAKER,
35°F
FEELS LIKE 35°
62°
HIGH
37°
LOW

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EXPAPERMAKER
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:49:02 AM

Good Morning org!

30° here this AM...upper 40's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:20:07 AM

Good morning org!

Bioshock is quite well thought out. Here is a warning from the game.

Boiled a half lb of tri-color pasta in the microwave yesterday. It was al dente in 11 minutes. Pan fried some thawed cod, red bell peppers, vidalia onions, then microwave cooked some broccoli florets.

To this a drained can of pitless medium black olives and some peel and eat shrimp were prepared. Nice sized shrimp that are 41 to the lb. Mixed it all up with some lightly cooked diced garlic and a liberal amount of evoo added.

Made homemade Japanese shrimp sauce using the following:
3/4 tsp paprika
2 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder,
+ or - per taste
3 tbsp melted butter
mix all into a plastic or glass mixing bowl
add 1 cup real mayonnaise (never salad dressing)
Light or no fat is okay. Mix well.
Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight.
It allows all the flavors to mingle.

Optional: a teaspoon of tomato paste for added color and acidity. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper for a little spiciness

One can just dip the shrimp into the sauce, as an appetizer, or mix the creamy sauce with the entire contents for a salubrious feast.

After eating this scrumptious meal, a fancy dessert was in order. Made a coffee cup size root beer float with real maple syrup, chocolate and pistachio nut ice cream. Was so delish a second cup was enjoyed.

The low yesterday morning was just 19°F (-7°C). The high was 28°F (-2°F). 3" of powder fell and remained. The temp is 15°F (-9°C) with the high to be 47°F (8°C). Will shop at the market and a few other stores later.

Have a fantastic day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 8:15:43 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625! Very colorful picture!
Dogs don't necessarily just go for spoiled f00d!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:11:27 PM

Good Morning org,
Photo taken by Julie Sccchetti at Shore Acres and posted on the county web site.

LOL, yes the caption could be. I don't make them up, only pass on the photographer's caption.

Food Spoilage Guide Cont.

FROZEN FOODS
Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the
defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably
be spoiled - (or wrecked anyway) by the time you pry them
out with a kitchen knife.

EXPIRATION DATES
This is NOT a marketing ploy to encourage you to throw away
perfectly good food so that you'll spend more on groceries.
Perhaps you'd benefit by having a calender in your kitchen.

MEAT
If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a
three-block radius to congregate outside your house, the
meat is spoiled.

HHD!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:14:58 AM



On this date, in 1912, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

Happy Hard Drive, ohyeah537, TCOROLLA, John25, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

ohyeah, Oh my; you're all blacked out!

TCOROLLA, G00d Morning!

John, It's crazy; 32° this morning!

MidnightSun, Our forecast last night was dark , with more darkest!
Bioshock; it's just shocking!
BE careful!

EXPAPERMAKER, What this? Winter's last ditch effort?

Clear
32°F
FEELS LIKE 27°
56°
HIGH
32°
LOW

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:55:02 AM

Good Morning org!

15° here this AM...upper 40's today they say.

Happy Hard Drive!

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:08:38 AM

Good morning org!

Sure do like the my GB pix. Not want to ditch them, just in case others can not be uploaded. Will have new albums in flickr. Also saw a dark morning w/overcast

It sure did rain yesterday. The 100% chance was right on the money. Went out to the and soaped it down with a big car wash sponge and a bucket of soapy water. Lots of mud to rid. Did let the rain rinse it off.

Got right into the underwater City of Rapture in the X-Box 360 game of BioShock. Orphaned young girls known as Little Sisters are protected by powerful Big Daddies, men grafted in giant metal diving suits for armor, that protect the girls at all costs.

The first person shooter, named Jack, who crashed into the Atlantic, must fight altered human beings named splicers drugged to the max on "ADAM". The game is set in 1960 with much nostalgia, including songs and memorabilia of the late 1950's.

BioShock is the fifth highest rated Xbox 360 game released to date. BioShock (video is 1 min) toys, action figures, and collectibles are routinely sold out. It has a 95+ out of 100 rating in over 4 million sales.

The temp is 26°F (-3°C) with the high to be 37°F (3°C). It is snowing moderately. 3" so far on my window boxes.

Have a fabulous day!

              : )
 
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John25
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 1:59:00 AM

good morning org
freezing outside...
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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:32:43 PM

Good evening org_elizard.
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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:54:35 PM

Back to stupid winter... :-(
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:29:28 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Glad to here the pollen count is down today!
Hope the trip to WM this morning was successful and the wind didl help blow all the clouds away.

TUrtLE, Could the caption not be "Two deer to doe?"
Milk to yogurt, yogurt cottage cheese, cottage cheese to
regular cheese, regular cheese is spoiled milk; The circle of life?

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TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:23:26 AM

Good Morning org,
Photo by Ken Gagne posted on the County web site.
Caption, too "dear" to pass up.

May 3rd will be a day to remember!

Food Spoilage Guide continued.

DAIRY PRODUCTS
Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt
is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese.
Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like
regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk
anyway and can't get any more spoiled than it is already.
Cheddar cheese is spoiled when you think it is blue cheese
but you realize you've never purchased that kind.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 7:35:32 AM

Good morning, org,

Way cool! Your son's getting married on your anniversary! :)

I didn't get to see the lunar eclipse last night/this morning. :( It started raining here about 1:30 PM and has continued off and on, even now. At least with all this rain, my grass looks greener and the pollen count is lower, though, not as low as I would have expected....from about 3500 yesterday to about 1100 today. Better, though.

I'm taking Mom to WM this morning, and that'll be it for me. The light rain is supposed to come to an end in a coupla hours, but then the wind is supposed to pick up....a lot! Hope that'll help blow all the clouds away. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:11:24 AM



On this date, on 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodger debut and scored the game-winning run. On April 15, 1997, his number, 42, was retired.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, Waiting to see the wonderful pictures taken of your scenic tour yesterday!
80 pic limit; you will have to rotate the pics around!
Will not be able to see the 'Bl00d M00n' Here with 100% chance of rain. 8^(

EXPAPERMAKER, That's just not right!

Rain / Thunder

64°F
FEELS LIKE 64°
66°
HIGH
30°
LOW

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EXPAPERMAKER
Champion Author Kalamazoo

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:19:26 AM

Good Morning org!

18° with 2" of snow on the ground here this AM...upper 30's today they say. Spring?

Have A Great Day!
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