September 2011

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    Re: September 2011

    LOL!!  GT def has my sense of humor!  Too funny..  It is dark as anything here, so just waiting for me to leave at 5:00 and I got an email alert the orange line is running with 15-20 minute delays.  Wonderful commute home I can tell....  love it when they have delays right after they say they are planning on raising the fares in July.  Fix your service first.  There were delays last night too.  I do miss driving in to town for sure.  I hope you all have a lovely evening and tt, I'll see you soon for dinner since you have my stomach growling and cooked everything I like.
     
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    Hilarious, tt!  I can just imagine both costumes - what a sense of humor! Laughing

    Hope the ride isn't too bad, ambergirl.  That stinks about the fare hike.  Have a good night!
     
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    Funny, tt - I am only a few miles away from you and not a drop of rain here. The sun is actually out.
    I love the smell of cabbage too. Do you add vinegar after you boil it or during. Sound like a great combination to me - and then of course "lots of butter".
    It is too bad so few people like it. It is actually a very healthy vegetable. It is very good for your kidneys. I remember my mother would never throw out the water. She would drink it or water her plants with it after it cooled down.

    Congrats, Kar - for finding a reasonable dentist. The other one should be so ashamed of him/herself. But I guess, since they are recommended by the patient's vet, and the poor animal is in pain - they think they can charge whatever they like. Most parents would go for it. Good for you being so assertive and that it was not an extreme emergency. I do indeed hope you general vet will call and complain. Hope all goes well with this new dentist, so you can recommend him/her to your vet. Any date set yet? GL.
    Shutting down for today.  Now home to make banana ice cream. Yum!
    - Pingo
     
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    OMG Pingo, Your tale of your Mom not throwing out the water speaks to me...I never do either...A lot of the vitamins are water soluble and will go to the water you boil the veggies in...I can never remember the water soluble vitamins but the fat soluble ones are A>>D>>E>>K   ADEK..yup that is how I remember it

    Thank you all for your concerns about Baby, she is getting on in years...We had to put her on Thyroid meds..it is a process

    I never got to have my Martini last night so tonight I am good to go...Only thing is...When I have my Martini...I shut off the computer...Have any of you ever read someone's post or something and you just know the were...lets say "feeling good"?
     
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    Can't speak for tt, but I put the vinegar on after the cabbage is cooked, my favorite being Trader Joe's White Balsamic.

    I still trust my vet and know she will call the specialist.  I cannot wait for the report of how that call goes.  She said she was going to try to "finagle" something, wink wink.  I think that was regarding getting at least some money refunded out of professional courtesy.  My vet, after all, gave me a $60 credit, and the $130 wasn't even her charge because she was so embarrassed for having referred us there without knowing the charges involved.

    Mm, banana ice cream night.  Sounds delish.

    Have a great night those who are signing off.  

    ETA:  Oh, yeah, forgot to answer - she's having the work done next Tuesday.
     
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    LOL, icer!  Enjoy your martini.

    Oh, and I don't actually boil my cabbage so no water to throw out - I steam/saute it in that huge 6 qt saute pan.
     
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    "Thank you all for your concerns about Baby, she is getting on in years...We had to put her on Thyroid meds..it is a process"





    OMG, I'm on thyroid meds, does that mean I'm getting on in years??!!  Am I in the "process" loop?  Better go finish up those whoopie pies!

     
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    Ha ha, GT!  I'd pay to watch the staging for those shots!
     
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    [QUOTE]"Thank you all for your concerns about Baby, she is getting on in years...We had to put her on Thyroid meds..it is a process" OMG, I'm on thyroid meds, does that mean I'm getting on in years??!!  Am I in the "process" loop?  Better go finish up those whoopie pies!
    Posted by toytrumpet[/QUOTE]

    Life is short for us all - eat dessert first!!!  

     
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    Just turned on my weather screen --- and yup! we have it. At the same time the lightening, thunder and drumming on my skylight started. It's wild out there right now - hope you all made it home safely.
    Ice cream is churning away and away. Nice treat tonight after a bowl of skinny soup. Just hope I don't get a black out, before it is done. Kar, did you ever get your ice cream maker?
    Well, better turn off this machine, before the lightening hits is - chat later (maybe)
    - Pingo
     
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    We got hit with a thunderstorm, too, around 5, and then the rain (oddly enough) really started coming down around 6:30.  I think it has let up again...

    No, I decided against getting the ice cream maker, but if I ever change my mind I'll be getting your model.  Thanks for the info.

    Our turkey and cabbage is almost done.  Smells good!
     
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    A story, - you may think me a little weird, but -
    When I was a kid we would go over to Winthrop to visit my father's brother and wife.  My Uncle Charlie was usually in the basement puttering around, and my father would go down there to talk with him while my mother stayed upstairs visiting with my aunt.  Dad would always let me tag along with him, and because they were so near the water, the basement always had a damp smell.  I came to love that smell, and since I'm a person whose memories are stirred by remembered smells, whenever I went down my cellar now if there was that damp smell, I would say, "Uncle Charlie, are you around?  I'm thinking of you."  Since I had the cellar cleared out I try and try, but don't get that musty smell anymore. Tonight I walked down to get the clothes out of the dryer, and said out loud, "Uncle Charlie, are you around?  Are you here, Uncle Charlie?  I can't smell your cellar any more, but I still think of you whenever I go down.  Uncle Charlie?" With that I heard a thud upstairs - Cheerio who had been sleeping in the closet (because Ache is calling her "FAT") came flying down the stairs looking all around.  I think she thought I was talking to "Charlie", the cat who terrorized her and that I had to get rid of!  If he was down there she wanted to see for herself.
     
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    GHi everybody! We just got hit with thunderstorms, heavy rains an hour ago. I would really appreciate everyones input on a problem I've had. I take an 80 year old, diabetic man to his appts. Today, his appt. was for 12 pm, They checked him in , and he still wasn't called by 3 pm. I went up to the desk, and said we needed to reschedule. I think 3 hours is SO beyond acceptible. It's a pre cataract surgery appt.. I would understand if they said, well, we are running late, can you come back at (whatever time). I did reschedule, but I'm sure they will think I'm a ;;;;;. when we go in tomorrow. I swear, I was very pleasant. How could they think that it is O.K. to have a patient sit there for 3 hours!!!!!! Thankyou for listening to my venting.YellCry
     
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    tt, I just read your post, after I posted mine. I got a chill down my spine. bg
     
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    bg, noone can possibly think it was OK to keep him or any patient waiting that long.  Especially, an older patient.  Perhaps they thought he was alone.  It seems to me if the examining physician had been tied up with another case when you went to the desk they would have explained that.  I have no explanation for their behaviour, and I certainly think you were above patient waiting as long as you did. There is no need for you to feel at all strange or apprehensive when you go in tomorrow.  If it were me, when I went up to check in, I would very nicely ask, "What happened yesterday that you were running so far behind?"  Don't worry, you handled it fine.

     
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    [QUOTE]tt, I just read your post, after I posted mine. I got a chill down my spine. bg
    Posted by beastsgirl[/QUOTE]

    I know, it probably does sound a little weird to all of you.
     
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    tt, not weird at all. Thanks for your response to me. When I bring him an half hour before his appt., I'll clearly state that this was a rescheduled appt. because being a brittle diabetic he can't hang around that long without food or insulin.bg
     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from undead. Show undead's posts

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     September means one thing to me: My wife's birthday.

     This year I took her to Foxwoods to see Steven Wright. Absolutely hilarious show and we took Foxwoods for $600 on the slots while we were at it.

     Also took her to the pet show at the Shriner's last weekend. She's into the cats (had some very cute kittens there and one 3-year-old cat that looks exactly like my father-in-laws cat that passed away 6 or 7 years ago) and I'm into the big dogs. Also showed the picture of our cat (Smokey) around (I have his picture on my 3DS, so I can't post it here) as we couldn't bring him.
     Picked up a lot of free food samples, and I thank all the companies there for this. My wife has been trying them out one by one on our cat and although he's a very picky eater, he hasn't thumbed his nose at any of the treats or food.

     We've also been taking some time to look around the Halloween stores. This is something we do every year. We usually don't buy much, if anything, but it's just fun looking at the decorations, especially the elaborate ones (one of these days, I'm going to buy the inflatable carriage at BJ's and stick it in the front lawn, but not this year). 
     The best one I've seen, however, IMHO, is the witch that ran into something. I saw this originaly in IParty and that one is designed to wrap around a tree. I saw it again at Walgreens and that one is designed to be hanged on a door.
     This is a decoration that looks like a witch, whilst riding her broom, lost control and rode directly into whatever you're hanging it from (arms and legs splayed out and broken broom in pieces). I'd hang this from my car door and put a toy cell phone in her hand.

     October is almost upon us, however, and, if you want to get out of the house this Saturday for something that doesn't cost anything, allow me to make a shameless plug:
     Once a month (with the exception of February as there aren't any free weekends in February that don't conflict with the convention schedules), I host an open house gameday at the NESFA clubhouse in Somerville. 
     NESFA is the New England Science Fiction Association and they are also in charge of NESFA Press, a small book publishing company. They also run a SF convention in February called Boskone (I manage the game room for that convention). 
     An open house gameday does not cost you anything to attend. You come in and play. You can jump into a game or you can start a game. The games consist of board and card games, and they cover all skill levels from easy to extremely difficult. 
     Some of the games available are:
    Zombie Dice
    Power Grid
    Puerto Rico
    Dominion
    Pandemic
    Munchkin
    Red Dragon Inn
    Glen More
    FRAG Gold
    Ticket To Ride
    and many more.
     And many of the games have all of their expansions (Dominion in particular, including all the promo cards).
     You do not need to know how to play. I'll be happy to teach you (that's what I do at the local conventions, teach people how to play these games). You can also bring your own and teach me how to play them.
     September's gameday was early in the month. Some new faces showed up and also a new game. Many of the attendees learned how to play Quarrior, a new dice game on the market.
     I bring this up now as the next one is this Saturday, October 1st. www.nesfa.org for the address and bus connections. You will not be charged to play any of the games and you do not have to join the club. Please note, however, that there are no video games. Board/card games only.
     
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    bg, that is completely unacceptable, and by unacceptable I literally mean it is not to be tolerated.  If after 45 minutes he'd not been seen, I'd have asked if there were a problem and how much longer we could expect to wait.  Do not wait 3 hours before you speak up, again, that's absurd.  If you are concerned about looking bad for that, you must value yourself and your time more.  Speaking up makes you a human being worthy of respect, not an a;;;;;;.

    tt, I enjoyed your story and do not think you to be a nut.  And, smells trigger memories for everyone, very powerfully- that is not strange and is why vanilla is a favorite perfume among men (it reminds them of their moms in their childhood kitchen). Hm, maybe something like this would be a surprise best seller: MUSTY by Christian Dior.  ;)
     
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    Good morning everyone,

    I just made it home by 6:00 and 15 minutes later the weather got crazy.  I had to run around shutting windows, but left my front door open as I do love to watch storms.  I just got some new curtains delivered yesterday from Country Curtains, so I am going to be putting them up tomorrow and also changing out my curtains and bedspread in my bedroom for the colder weather coming.  DD is in NY for a wedding this weekend, so I have 2 days to get my house clean and curtains done.  I think it will look nice and I like a change of pace.  How smart is Cheerio tt, checking to see if Charlie was around.  Cats do remember.  When Bandit passed and I brought her empty cat carrier home, Maggie went all around the house sniffing and crying.  Freaked my brother out who was visiting.  He said, wow, she is looking for her.  Animals sense things for sure.  Kar, so glad you pursued that, as that is a ridiculous fee for a small tooth.  Good for you!  I hope everyone else has a great day!
     
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    Hi Kar,

    Found this on the Boston.com/Lifestyle section.  Thought you would be interested, if you want to check it out : )

    Four (nonlocal) pumpkin ales

    A look at some of the most impressive pumpkin beers from elsewhere that are widely available in Massachusetts.
     
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    Good morning,

    No pics for the pets thread from G.T.  Said  he tried last night but they're still kittens (compared to ours) and the two of them just wouldn't stay still long enough.  When both guys are around this week-end perhaps he can catch a shot of them.

    Nice morning.  I guess we should enjoy the sunshine this morning while we can. Have a couple of things to do.  Yesterday brought back tomatoes I had bought at S&S.  They were terrible, didn't even taste like a tomato, had a weird synthetic taste.  Didn't bother picking up any other kind.  Since there is still some of the frosting left in container, thinking of making up another batch of the B.C. choc cookies, filling them with what's left, and freezing them for when I have my choc cravings.  Certainly was an easy recipe to fall upon.

    Hope you have better luck with your friend's appt. this morning, bg.
     
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    ambergirl, thanks for the link!  So thoughtful of you, and I've tried the dogfish head pumpkin ale on tap before - it's excellent.  Gives me confidence the others are just as good.  I'll look for them next time.  I love October!

    tt, thank G.T. for trying - maybe they can get a good shot while the kittens are sleeping?  

    If you watch The Future of Food (you can click on the "watch the movie" link and hit play) it will explain your synthetic tasting tomatoes in gory detail.  I'm glad you took them back...yuck.
     
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    Re: September 2011

    Good morning everyone.  So I tried to post from my Droid last night.  It looks like it won't let any mobile device do it.  The forums probably aren't ready for Mobile devices.  There is a certain language that needs to go into the web code, regarding cookies, etc.  My company recently made a web app and they have to be able to recognize you are on a mobile device, which explains why it doesn't work on a Blackberry, etc. 
     
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    That makes sense Winter and thank you so much for checking : )  I had a senior moment today.  DD is going to NY next weekend.  I bought curtains as a surprise for her new place that she has been needing, so I can do hers after I do mine.  I love when I can help her out.  Looks like today is the last warm day, so enjoy everyone.
     

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