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There's a new monster on the blog.

I drew inspiration from Gordon Ramsay, rather than Alton Brown. I hope that's ok, Freehold. :)


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Feeling much better!

I'm so glad I didn't dump constitution.


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"There are several ways to kill a zombie, but the most satisfying is to stab it in the brain with a stick" - Dwight Schrutte.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I have my first day off in over a month tomorrow, and I don't know what's more exciting. I found out that a WW2 aircraft carrier is moored in Alameda as a museum ship and I'm taking the ferry over there to go see it, and I also have an IMAX ticket to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Metreon tomorrow night.

True stories:

- NobodysWife's grandfather came home from WW II on the Hornet (that aircraft carrier)
- NobodysWife's stepfather was one of the key movers-and-shakers in getting the Hornet moored in Alameda and in getting it set up as a floating museum

So have a blast! We've probably seen areas of that ship and heard stories about it that few others get to hear about...
...of course, it was "grandpa rambling" so guess how much of it I remember?

Pay attention to your grandparents, kids! Sometimes their stories are far cooler than you think!


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On NobodysHome's dislike of Blue Apron...

I personally considered it, but it comes down to somewhere between $10-$15 per person per meal. That's in addition to cooking it myself.

You know what I can do for $10-$15? Eat out. Have someone else cook my food for me in less time than I would take, with zero preperation required by me, and then those same people will clean my dishes for me, and I will go home to a house that has zero work to do. And that's for relatively healthy food, if we're closer to the $15 end of the spectrum - but as a vegetarian, I can often find affordable healthy food for less than $10 per person if I know where to look.

Still...why...why on the freaking Earth would I pay more to do the work of cooking myself a meal and cleaning up afterwards when I can just pay someone else to do it for me, usually end up with a larger meal, and have no work afterwards?

Don't get me wrong. I cook for myself, but when I do that, I buy the ingredients early in the month, and a good, healthy meal ends up costing about $3-$4 per person for us, because you wouldn't believe how much cheaper stuff is when you don't buy it in single servings.

Silver Crusade

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*nods*

We have a (slightly high priced) pizza joint nearby where they will customize it however you want and everyone talks about how awesome it is and how I really need to try it.

But you still have to take it home and cook it yourself.

F$!& that noise.


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My mom and her sisters knew Cheap Trick in high school, in fact my aunt dated the singer.

One of my best friends in high school's dad and uncle used to sell them drugs.


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Technically, it's $8.75 per plate. And don't forget I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I moved back here from grad school, our grocery bill tripled. Same people. Same cooking. Same groceries. Just three times the price.

The cheapest (healthy) meals I can get around here are luncheon specials, and those run around $18 per person. Getting dinner for under $20/person is virtually unheard-of, unless you like junk food. If you go with takeout, you can get it down to $10. But there's nothing healthy, filling, and nutritious below that price point.

On the other hand, looking at buying the ingredients ourselves is of course a better picture. Our raw grocery bill runs around $900/month. Assuming 20 work days (where Impus Minor and NobodysWife eat out for lunch), that's 320 meals for the four of us. Except we eat out for dinner every Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. So subtract another 24. Still, you're right, it's a little over $3 per person per meal. This is still unfair, since neither NobodysWife nor Impus Minor eat breakfast, I eat cold cereal, and Impus Major eats frozen waffles. Our breakfasts are stupid-cheap and skew the numbers.

I signed up for Blue Apron not for the price, but to try a bunch of new recipes in the hopes Impus Minor would like them, so the kids would learn to cook, and in the hopes of raising the quality of our meals.

The first and second remain true: The kids like to cook the meals with me, and they're learning valuable techniques.

The third is becoming a deal-breaker. Last night's stuffed chicken breasts over pasta was everything I wanted: A very simple, easy-to-prepare dish with classic ingredients. Except the instructions had, "Mince 4 cloves of garlic, mix them with 8 ounces of cooked spinach and a tablespoon of capers, and stuff the chicken with them."

My immediate thought was, "Shouldn't I COOK the garlic in some way first?"

But I made the rash assumption that they'd tested the recipe and the flavor would mellow when baked inside the chicken.

It didn't, and the garlic was so overwhelming that I was the only one willing to eat the result.

Two nearly-inedible meals in a row paints a dim view of Blue Apron's future with us...


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Aw yeah, my [redacted] trap just got 30% more effective. :-)


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Aranna wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Is there something wrong if you accidentally drink some washing-up liquid Americans may call it something different - dishwashing soap? and think "M'mm! Tasty!" ?
It shouldn't be toxic... but it might give you diarrhea.

Not so far!


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Hm.

I may have to close my browser, soon.

Don't know when I'll have the time to open it.

So... saving stuff I'm looking at!

FaWtL (last page; somehow this one had gotten closed already, dang it!)
One Punch Man (we're at episode three - slow going) plus SPOILER ALERT~!
Deep Sapce FaWtL
Diego!
I don't actually know what this link is, or why I have it - I'll check it later, perhaps
Messageboards
NH mercilessly slaughters children
Epic level Pathfinder book
Homebrew Challenge
Witch stuff
TGTGM! ... and Lio (also)

And for page number two...

D&D is good for you
My YouTube History
Protomen
Game Theory
GTLive
Film Theory
Pro Jared
Pro Jared Plays
Even More Pro Jared
Infinite Looper "Simple Gifts"
PBG
... plays
Beardman
... and son brother
Speaking of brothers...
Who play games sometimes
Some dead guys
Didn't stay that way
Video 49 of 312
Oh, yeah, and that whole channel, I guess

Also, we're missing:
- type two Maki Roll x1
- Salmon Nigiri x1
- Squid Nigiri x1
- Egg Nigiri x1
- Wasabi x1
- Dumplings x2

Nope. Not gonna explain that. Enjoy.


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Deep Sapce?


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Happy early Thanksgiving for those who celebrate!


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It's fun trying to guess where those links go. :-)


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Tacticslion wrote:

NH mercilessly slaughters children

Weird... I don't REMEMBER naming my thread that...


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Early Thanksgiving should be a Hobbit Holiday, is there an After Thanksgiving as well.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

NH mercilessly slaughters children

Weird... I don't REMEMBER naming my thread that...

Maybe he meant New Hampshire.


Oh, yeah, Physics gets violated, maybe even killed ded.

But at least I found one egg nigiri.


Is that sushi or Pokemon Go!

It's hard to tell the difference sometimes.


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LOL. I was eating the Blue Apron leftovers because I figured everyone else would find them inedible, and Impus Major asked, "Can I try one of those?"

He promptly declared it, "The best Blue Apron meal EVER" and he loved the strong flavors.

The house is undergoing a garlic war. I suppose it was inevitable...


Tacticslion wrote:

Oh, yeah, Physics gets violated, maybe even killed ded.

But at least I found one egg nigiri.

Not violated. We just are grasping an idea of how wrong Newton was.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

NH mercilessly slaughters children

Weird... I don't REMEMBER naming my thread that...

It's basically the same thing...

>.>


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Tacticslion wrote:

Oh, yeah, Physics gets violated, maybe even killed ded.

But at least I found one egg nigiri.

Science is wrong sometimes.


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Just a reminder, folks - if you live in America and go shopping tomorrow, you're a horrible, horrible monster contributing to the retail industry's stealing one of the only two guaranteed holidays there was left.

Does that count as politics? I don't think so. I didn't mention any politicians or politics.

Just...seriously. Don't. It's not worth saving an extra ten percent.


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I'll be working from 4:30 to midnight. :-(

Of course the funny part is we open at 5:00 on Thanksgiving and don't close until midnight Saturday.

I was very upfront when I started, Captain Yesterday doesn't work overnight, ever.


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Have I mentioned that I *love* shopping with non-cooks?

So, for a couple of years we made our stuffing with fresh chestnuts; we went through all the trouble of roasting them, following all the little tricks to make them easier to peel, etc., etc., etc.

And yet they were still harder to peel than a warrior maiden in a skintight Kevlar body suit.

So we switched over to pre-peeled, pre-cooked chestnuts, available at Trader Joe's... except... NobodysWife forgot to add them to the list, so I had to hope our wonderful corner store had them.

Unfortunately, as I think I've mentioned, it's run by a wonderful family... of Koreans.

So when I told them I wanted peeled chestnuts, they told me they only had them in cans. A helpful woman I'd helped locate the sea salt (clearly a woman who VERY rarely did her own shopping from the way she was wandering the aisles like a deer in the headlights) helpfully told me they were in the Asian foods section.

Sure enough... canned WATER chestnuts.

I didn't have the heart to tell either the well-intentioned novice shopper or the well-meaning owners that the two plants aren't even remotely related...


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

Just a reminder, folks - if you live in America and go shopping tomorrow, you're a horrible, horrible monster contributing to the retail industry's stealing one of the only two guaranteed holidays there was left.

Does that count as politics? I don't think so. I didn't mention any politicians or politics.

Just...seriously. Don't. It's not worth saving an extra ten percent.

People tomorrow are insane when shopping. Seriously, I wouldn't recommend it without a full suit of X-01 Mark VI power armor.


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Yes. Horrible monsters tend to be insane.

I cannot emphasize enough how they're objectively bad people..


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I have an ace so I shouldn't have to deal with the first couple of hours.


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Crusinos wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

Just a reminder, folks - if you live in America and go shopping tomorrow, you're a horrible, horrible monster contributing to the retail industry's stealing one of the only two guaranteed holidays there was left.

Does that count as politics? I don't think so. I didn't mention any politicians or politics.

Just...seriously. Don't. It's not worth saving an extra ten percent.

People tomorrow are insane when shopping. Seriously, I wouldn't recommend it without a full suit of X-01 Mark VI power armor.

For the first twenty or so years of my life, I believed that Black Friday was so called because it is a day of tumult and evil for those who step outside the safety of their homes. The retail culture origins of the term has since been explained to me, but I still think my first understanding is more accurate.


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So being old enough to pre-date Black Friday (*gasp*), AND being on the West Coast, I have no idea when the term came along, nor when it became such utter insanity.

They really really TRY to get us West-Coasters to participate, but we're a lazy lot. "What? The store opens at 5:00 am? Will it still be open at 11:30? It will? OK. Then I'm going back to sleep."

Yes, there's shopping around here. Yes, it's a bit more crowded than normal, and most sane folk choose to stay home.

But it's nothing like the stories we hear from back East, where it sounds like a truly terrifying ordeal...


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Crusinos wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

Just a reminder, folks - if you live in America and go shopping tomorrow, you're a horrible, horrible monster contributing to the retail industry's stealing one of the only two guaranteed holidays there was left.

Does that count as politics? I don't think so. I didn't mention any politicians or politics.

Just...seriously. Don't. It's not worth saving an extra ten percent.

People tomorrow are insane when shopping. Seriously, I wouldn't recommend it without a full suit of X-01 Mark VI power armor.
For the first twenty or so years of my life, I believed that Black Friday was so called because it is a day of tumult and evil for those who step outside the safety of their homes. The retail culture origins of the term has since been explained to me, but I still think my first understanding is more accurate.

Definitely.

And for a long time, I thought Christmas had a certain religious connotation because if you went shopping the day before, you'd be talking with him on that day.

What is it about holidays that reduces humans to base primates?


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It gets b&!%#%+ crazy in the Midwest.

Maybe because it's also hunting season.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I agree with Freehold, Alton Brown is a talentless hack that thinks he knows more then anyone else.

Personally, I'd love to see Bill Nye rip out his spine and then discuss the scientific properties of alligators eating his corpse.

Both are ok in my book nothing special about either but when it comes to food, cooking and the kitchen I will take Pasquale Carpino (Pasquales Kitchen Express) over any TV cooking personality. Sadly he has passed on.


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My smurfing is going smurftastic!

It's going to be a smurfy holiday season. :-)


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*rant*

As another weathered veteran of the retail wars, I echo and profoundly support the sentiment of 'DO NOT GO OUT SHOPPING FRIDAY'.

As I work in a grocery retail environment, I understand your needs for 'last minute foodstuffs' and I'm there for you.

But don't go buy all that other junk you really don't need, you have over a month to do that if you're not going to do it online.

If enough folks say "Friday is for rest" then maybe, just maybe we might get the 'day after Thanksgiving' back!

*coughs, de-rants*


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NobodysHome wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I have my first day off in over a month tomorrow, and I don't know what's more exciting. I found out that a WW2 aircraft carrier is moored in Alameda as a museum ship and I'm taking the ferry over there to go see it, and I also have an IMAX ticket to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Metreon tomorrow night.

True stories:

- NobodysWife's grandfather came home from WW II on the Hornet (that aircraft carrier)
- NobodysWife's stepfather was one of the key movers-and-shakers in getting the Hornet moored in Alameda and in getting it set up as a floating museum

So have a blast! We've probably seen areas of that ship and heard stories about it that few others get to hear about...
...of course, it was "grandpa rambling" so guess how much of it I remember?

Pay attention to your grandparents, kids! Sometimes their stories are far cooler than you think!

It went pretty well. Not enough people for an engine room tour today, and flight control was too wet so they closed it off, but we got to do the radio room and the combat information center, which is apparently uncommon. I did get to tour the island, sans-flight control. They had some astronaut gear borrowed from NASA for the Apollo recovery, which was pretty cool. Got to climb into a fighter jet cockpit. Saw some cool planes and helicopters and an Apollo recovery vehicle. Explored around the lower decks and such. All in all, a worthy trip. Got my blood pumped for the UK, too. I got train tickets to and from Portsmouth to see all the museum ships there. HMS Victory and HMS Warrior are must-sees, and the Naval Artillery Museum sounds fun.

Grand Lodge

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I'm staying home to play Pathfinder Friday. It's my stand against retail horrors.


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I'm working retail Friday. As if that were ever in doubt.


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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them begins in one hour.


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Friday isn't the problem. It's the fact that a couple years ago they started opening on Thanksgiving itself, which is abhorrently disrespectful to the employees and people trying to enjoy their holidays. Friday - you get what you risk - but tomorrow is supposed to be a day to enjoy time with family, not work at some mediocre job that will fire you if you try to take it off.


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No Pathfinder tonight since the GM and her husband are in Canada for a couple weeks, so we played a quick game of Railroad Tycoon followed by Elder Sign. I barely won Tycoon (victory by 1 point), and we managed to squeak out a win in Elder Sign just before we had to break for the night. So, as far as I'm concerned I went 2-0 tonight. Huzzah!


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Friday isn't the problem. It's the fact that a couple years ago they started opening on Thanksgiving itself, which is abhorrently disrespectful to the employees and people trying to enjoy their holidays. Friday - you get what you risk - but tomorrow is supposed to be a day to enjoy time with family, not work at some mediocre job that will fire you if you try to take it off.

Get paid time and a half for eight hours, or spend an extra few hours listening to political discussions with my brothers and not get paid for it.

No thank you, I'll take gaggles of overcaffienated housewives over endless politics any day.


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Or I can spend two hours driving to The General's family and then subject myself to at least three hours of drunken aging biker mechanics talking about NASCAR and flea markets.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

Just a reminder, folks - if you live in America and go shopping tomorrow, you're a horrible, horrible monster contributing to the retail industry's stealing one of the only two guaranteed holidays there was left.

Does that count as politics? I don't think so. I didn't mention any politicians or politics.

Just...seriously. Don't. It's not worth saving an extra ten percent.

AN EXTRA TEN PERCENT OFF?!

drives through tgtg's living room to get to the mall


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Tacticslion wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

NH mercilessly slaughters children

Weird... I don't REMEMBER naming my thread that...

It's basically the same thing...

>.>

OK... killed another two tonight, but one was an adult! An ADULT!!!!!


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Friday isn't the problem. It's the fact that a couple years ago they started opening on Thanksgiving itself, which is abhorrently disrespectful to the employees and people trying to enjoy their holidays. Friday - you get what you risk - but tomorrow is supposed to be a day to enjoy time with family, not work at some mediocre job that will fire you if you try to take it off.

One of my fondest memories of my boss at the video store was that we were closed for ONE day of the year -- Thanksgiving. He always said that people need ONE DAY where they could pull away from their videos and actually interact with their families. I really liked working for him.


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Anyone else feel like black Friday and now black thanksgiving is a well hidden conspiracy to cull the herd?


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It is the same week as hunting season...


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"Nows you remember Ethel, yer s'posed ta git Cletus all doped up on that thar tryptophan, and then i's take em to Wal-Mart, finish em off in the parkin lot, then we's can be together forever!"

Ethel: Moo!

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