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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby toomanyhatz » 13 Feb 2018, 17:22

sloopjohnc wrote:Isn't red wine for meat eaters?


No.

In theory most kinds of fish pair better with white than red, but there's some exceptions to that - salmon, for example. And for a vegetarian diet - particularly if there's mushrooms or any kind of fake meat involved - red pairs better with almost everything.

Likewise I will drink a good white once in a blue moon, but generally speaking I am not a fan.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 13 Feb 2018, 17:47

toomanyhatz wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:Isn't red wine for meat eaters?


No.

In theory most kinds of fish pair better with white than red, but there's some exceptions to that - salmon, for example. And for a vegetarian diet - particularly if there's mushrooms or any kind of fake meat involved - red pairs better with almost everything.

Likewise I will drink a good white once in a blue moon, but generally speaking I am not a fan.


Not to mention tomato based dishes and some cheeses like blue.

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Postby PENK » 13 Feb 2018, 19:40

I am trying to find a diplomatic way of explaining to some angry parents that the reason their daughter has detention on Friday is because we do not think "I went with my friend to the nurse because she'd hurt her knee, and the nurse wasn't there so we waited" is a good reason for her having missed an entire hour-long Maths lesson.

The mind boggles at what must go on in some family's homes.
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Postby jimboo » 13 Feb 2018, 21:39

PENK wrote:I am trying to find a diplomatic way of explaining to some angry parents that the reason their daughter has detention on Friday is because we do not think "I went with my friend to the nurse because she'd hurt her knee, and the nurse wasn't there so we waited" is a good reason for her having missed an entire hour-long Maths lesson.

The mind boggles at what must go on in some family's homes.

Two little boys by Rolf Harris , that's all I'm saying on the matter.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 22:08

PENK wrote:I am trying to find a diplomatic way of explaining to some angry parents that the reason their daughter has detention on Friday is because we do not think "I went with my friend to the nurse because she'd hurt her knee, and the nurse wasn't there so we waited" is a good reason for her having missed an entire hour-long Maths lesson.


Sounds like something I might have tried, but I doubt we would have taken the most direct route to the nurse's office.

Heck, it's only detention. Detention is like an overnight stay in county jail. Builds character.

It could be worse - it could be on the weekend and Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez could be doing it with her.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Feb 2018, 19:20

I've been fighting a bad cold the last couple days and really didn't want to go to work today. But sometimes, you have to fake it to make it and just step out the door. I took some daytime cold medicine before I left my apartment and now I just feel kinda sick at work vs. really sick at work because I'm doing stuff and can't really focus on being sick.

I'll probably feel crappy again as it gets to later afternoon and get home, but at least I'm not just sitting like a turd in my apartment watching shitty daytime TV.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 14 Feb 2018, 20:16

sloopjohnc wrote:I've been fighting a bad cold the last couple days and really didn't want to go to work today. But sometimes, you have to fake it to make it and just step out the door. I took some daytime cold medicine before I left my apartment and now I just feel kinda sick at work vs. really sick at work because I'm doing stuff and can't really focus on being sick.

I'll probably feel crappy again as it gets to later afternoon and get home, but at least I'm not just sitting like a turd in my apartment watching shitty daytime TV.

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Postby souphound » 14 Feb 2018, 20:28

sloopjohnc wrote:I've been fighting a bad cold the last couple days and really didn't want to go to work today. But sometimes, you have to fake it to make it and just step out the door. I took some daytime cold medicine before I left my apartment and now I just feel kinda sick at work vs. really sick at work because I'm doing stuff and can't really focus on being sick.

I'll probably feel crappy again as it gets to later afternoon and get home, but at least I'm not just sitting like a turd in my apartment watching shitty daytime TV.



I just went through a bout of the flu that lasted well over 2 weeks. There's an epidemic here with older people clogging up the hospitals, some even dying from it. Really bad. Hope it's "only" a cold and not the flu.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 14 Feb 2018, 20:46

souphound wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:I've been fighting a bad cold the last couple days and really didn't want to go to work today. But sometimes, you have to fake it to make it and just step out the door. I took some daytime cold medicine before I left my apartment and now I just feel kinda sick at work vs. really sick at work because I'm doing stuff and can't really focus on being sick.

I'll probably feel crappy again as it gets to later afternoon and get home, but at least I'm not just sitting like a turd in my apartment watching shitty daytime TV.



I just went through a bout of the flu that lasted well over 2 weeks. There's an epidemic here with older people clogging up the hospitals, some even dying from it. Really bad. Hope it's "only" a cold and not the flu.


It's really bad. The guy who organizes our annual Easter-weekend hockey tournament just lost his 10-year old nephew to the flu, and that's the not the only one I've heard of.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Feb 2018, 21:19

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souphound wrote:I just went through a bout of the flu that lasted well over 2 weeks. There's an epidemic here with older people clogging up the hospitals, some even dying from it. Really bad. Hope it's "only" a cold and not the flu.


It's really bad. The guy who organizes our annual Easter-weekend hockey tournament just lost his 10-year old nephew to the flu, and that's the not the only one I've heard of.


There were 4,064 deaths from pneumonia or influenza, according to the CDC data, during the third week of January.
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Postby PresMuffley » 15 Feb 2018, 11:30

Today I have to drive 3 hrs to be a witness in traffic court for my best friend. He got a B.S. $180 ticket for a U-Turn back in Sept. taking his kids to school while I was visiting. The cop was a total dick. Very rude. A bunch of parents got ticketed that morning. It was apparently some sort of sting operation on upper-middle-class people. Good to see the authorities are attempting to spread the harassment around evenly, I suppose.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 15 Feb 2018, 14:05

I was two feet away from being the next Snarfyguy this morning as a big pile of snow and ice fell off a building right in front of me. Scary stuff!
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Postby Dr Markus » 15 Feb 2018, 16:23

Only Irish weather can have snow, sleet, rain, hailstones and wind together at any one time.
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Postby souphound » 15 Feb 2018, 16:27

The Great Defector wrote:Only Irish weather can have snow, sleet, rain, hailstones and wind together at any one time.


Never been to Canada have you?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Feb 2018, 16:28

souphound wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Only Irish weather can have snow, sleet, rain, hailstones and wind together at any one time.


Never been to Canada have you?


Nope, might be before the end of the year though.
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Postby souphound » 15 Feb 2018, 16:59

The Great Defector wrote:
souphound wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Only Irish weather can have snow, sleet, rain, hailstones and wind together at any one time.


Never been to Canada have you?


Nope, might be before the end of the year though.



Whereabouts? Toronto I bet.
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Postby Dr Markus » 15 Feb 2018, 17:07

souphound wrote:
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souphound wrote:
Never been to Canada have you?


Nope, might be before the end of the year though.



Whereabouts? Toronto I bet.


Ottawa, my aunt is over there and is trying to get my ma over. However she doesn't want to go by herself. My brother might be going over for work related stuff, if not, then it will probably be me.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 15 Feb 2018, 17:47

The Great Defector wrote:Ottawa, my aunt is over there and is trying to get my ma over. However she doesn't want to go by herself. My brother might be going over for work related stuff, if not, then it will probably be me.


Ottawa's quaint. A bit quiet for my taste, but OK nonetheless. My sister and her family live there.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Feb 2018, 17:59

toomanyhatz wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:Isn't red wine for meat eaters?


No.

In theory most kinds of fish pair better with white than red, but there's some exceptions to that - salmon, for example. And for a vegetarian diet - particularly if there's mushrooms or any kind of fake meat involved - red pairs better with almost everything.

Likewise I will drink a good white once in a blue moon, but generally speaking I am not a fan.


My point was that it sounds like you're trying to rationalize your taste for red wine for white wine. Just say you like red wine better instead of trying to invent a reason for it.

I happen to like white wine better and don't need someone else's stupid rules to tell me what I should eat with or not.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr Markus » 15 Feb 2018, 18:32

souphound wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Ottawa, my aunt is over there and is trying to get my ma over. However she doesn't want to go by herself. My brother might be going over for work related stuff, if not, then it will probably be me.


Ottawa's quaint. A bit quiet for my taste, but OK nonetheless. My sister and her family live there.


I'm just hoping to get to a raptors game some how, I think Toronto's like 4 hours away. I'll probably have to sit through a hockey game though at some stage. :(
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