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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:24 pm

My music page-a-day calendar tells me that tomorrow is Coolio's birthday. How will you all be celebrating?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby ice nine » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:35 pm

The new American Express commercial with Tina Fey & Martin Srorcesee is very funny.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:17 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:My music page-a-day calendar tells me that tomorrow is Coolio's birthday. How will you all be celebrating?


Me and Coolio are down in the schoolyard. Oh sorry, I thought you said Julio...

...me and Coolio are going for a quiet meal in Gangsta's Paradise.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby RedShoes » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:08 pm

Blue and I just started a full week off of work (11 days, in fact), and are kicking it off with a really nice and crazy-big Greek themed dinner. We've got three different dips (Humous, Skordalia, a red pepper feta one that I can't think of the name of), moussaka, spanakopita, and saganaki - finished off by orange ice cream.

Tomorrow we're off to get our anniversary gift to each other: a grind & brew coffee maker.

I love vacation.

And I can't believe it's almost been a year since we got married. Where did the time go???

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:20 pm

Down the pathway of wedded bliss... Well happy anniversary. Good first anniv present. Good Greek feast!

What is skordalia? I lurrrrv spankopita, and discovered saganaki enthusiastically in Athens 15 years ago! It sounds and looks so Japanese. Deep fried cheese. Totally addictive, in my experience.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:39 pm

That stuff is so yummy! There's a greek restaurant in Chattanooga owned and operated by a lovely greek family. Saganaki is one of the appetizers. We ordered it last time we were there. They make it really festive at the table. Sounds fun, guys. Happy anniversary!

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:49 pm

You like-a the juice? The juice is good.

j/k. Love Greek food. There is a great Greek bakery that opened in town here a year ago and is now the local laptop hangout.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby RedShoes » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:09 am

Otis Westinghouse wrote:What is skordalia?


Skordalia is a garlicky potato dip - one of our favourites at the local greek places. Here's the recipe we used:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/skor ... index.html

This recipe was a bit too salty, but otherwise very yum.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby bambooneedle » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:41 am

I lurve lamb souvlaki. And Greek pastry sweets.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:22 am

It's all Greek to me...
Like me, the "g" is silent.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby bambooneedle » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:36 am

I tried these spinach roll things with rice in them that were really tasty. I think they used some vinegary sauce on the spinach.

This spinach and feta pastry thing looks good, mood. My mum makes a similar sort of thing - http://www.grouprecipes.com/29547/spina ... l-ups.html

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:21 am

RedShoes wrote:Tomorrow we're off to get our anniversary gift to each other: a grind & brew coffee maker.


Shake your coffee maker :lol:

RedShoes wrote:And I can't believe it's almost been a year since we got married. Where did the time go???


And more importantly, a year since you met me and So Lack (or are you still trying to block that out!!!). Good married life just flies by. Mini VG is 10 months old now - where did THAT time go?

mood swung wrote:It's all Greek to me...


MDM - you should be ashamed of yourself for using that joke :lol:
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby spooky girlfriend » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:51 pm

All this Greek talk inspired me to start throwing a bunch of stuff together last night and create a dish of my own - potatoes, oregano, red onions, kalamata olives, minced garlic, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and feta cheese. Yum. It turned out really well. Oh, how I love kalamata olives.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:35 am

I'd like to take a tire iron to a stack of Conor Oberst records.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:57 am

Q: How do you keep the lid on an 'air tight' Spaghetti Jar? The air pressure inside just pops the lid, every time.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby mood swung » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:40 am

I'd like to take a tire iron to a stack of Conor Oberst records.


I have the same feeling about Brett Farve.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:45 am

mood swung wrote:
I'd like to take a tire iron to a stack of Conor Oberst records.


I have the same feeling about Brett Farve.


:D :D :D

Indeed. Brett Favre sitting on a stack of Conor Oberst records!
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby miss buenos aires » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:20 am

Has anyone here ever been to a hypnotist? I'm thinking about going to one so I can stop being such a hopeless procrastinator. Even worse than a procrastinator--I am a hopeless perendinator!

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby bambooneedle » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:04 pm

MBA - I'd look around for a book on selfhypnosis, have seen some good ones all about how it works. I could use one too. One I saw involved making your own tapes of you in your hypnotised state to play at night while you sleep. I'd never trust a hypnotist.

ReadyToHearTheWorst wrote:Q: How do you keep the lid on an 'air tight' Spaghetti Jar? The air pressure inside just pops the lid, every time.

Tried one with a lid with metal clips?

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby PlaythingOrPet » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:09 am

Does the BBC have the best Olympics opening titles?


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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:48 am

Looks like same animator who did the Gorillaz stuff. I like it.

NBC's coverage is already driving me over the edge with its homerism, jingoism and commercialism.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:04 am

Is Floods really a good name for a portable toilets company?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:51 pm

Are they based in Flushing Meadows?
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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby miss buenos aires » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:34 pm

PlaythingOrPet wrote:Does the BBC have the best Olympics opening titles?



I sent that to my sister, and she said that if she'd had hallucinations like that, she never would have stopped doing acid.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Postby bambooneedle » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:51 am

I keep a 500g pack of spaghetti in a vaccum jar for two weeks. It's got a pressure lid that wedges in deep with a button valve. The lid never pops. Is this too long? Some 4 star restaurants I've worked in (never could it in 5 star, never mind why) would store pasta in large dusty screw-lid polyethylene (soft plastic) containers that 10kg sacks get poured in.


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