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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Flower » 07 Nov 2020, 14:17

Very sad that "The Mod Club" closed its doors yesterday. We had some great times there, saw Bif Naked, The Zombies and others. :(

http://themodclub.com/

Thinking now of Shanghai Cowgirl where we used to go before and/or after the Mod Club. Great pierogies as well a great chicken fried steak .. etc.

https://www.yelp.ca/biz/shanghai-cowgirl-toronto
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Postby Six String » 07 Nov 2020, 18:12

Victory breakfast of a 3 egg omelot filled with smoked blue cheese and a few left over brussel sprouts and a little bacon on the side.

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Postby Jimbly » 09 Nov 2020, 15:43

On Saturday we met up with Gracie our last placement before finishing up. She is now 4 and a total chatterbox. She was full of questions about when she stayed with us. I had a wee moment when she said that she missed us.

The plan was that we would see her on a regular basis, of course the virus put paid to that. It was last December when we last saw her, hopefully not as long to see her next time.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Nov 2020, 15:47

Jimbly wrote:On Saturday we met up with Gracie our last placement before finishing up. She is now 4 and a total chatterbox. She was full of questions about when she stayed with us. I had a wee moment when she said that she missed us.

The plan was that we would see her on a regular basis, of course the virus put paid to that. It was last December when we last saw her, hopefully not as long to see her next time.


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Postby Samoan » 09 Nov 2020, 19:44

I had to drive down Gatwick airport way early yesterday morning: not an aeroplane in the sky, just rolling banks of fog and suddenly there ahead of me was a large black crow just perched or stood (?) ....can a bird perch on a road ?....directly on one of the white lines of a 4 lane motorway and he or she just let me drive right past at 50 mph, motionless and seemingly unphased.
Do birds do that? Maybe it was ill or injured. I thought it would naturally take fright and fly off as I approached.
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Postby Six String » 15 Nov 2020, 03:37

Back in early summer I picked a bunch of plums from my tree and infused them in vodka (Stoli), a cinnamon stick and some sugar. I bottled it up today and declare it a success. I sort,of expected the plums to break down over the months but they remained whole for the most part. I’m trying to decide on whether to skin the plums and remove the pits and save the pulp for ice cream or other dessert applications. I really should. I’m very. pleased as these plums lack the flesh and flavor of plums I usually buy and consume but they drop on the ground and make a mess so it was a way to use them. Now to decide on how to mix rhis beverage into a cocktail of some sort. It’s very smooth. I’m guessing about 20% abv.

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Postby Dr. Baron » 15 Nov 2020, 05:29

Excellent!

In anticipation of an otherwise minimalist Pandemic XMAS, I made “Christmas Cake” in the British style. Which, for Americans, is basically fruit cake that will eventually have marzipan and icing. Apparently, the best practice is to do it several months in advance and dump booze on it through the months. I got it done today. So it goes. Hopefully it turns out and my wife likes it. Next stop: mince pies.
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Postby Samoan » 15 Nov 2020, 15:07

Dr. Baron wrote:In anticipation of an otherwise minimalist Pandemic XMAS, I made “Christmas Cake” in the British style. Which, for Americans, is basically fruit cake that will eventually have marzipan and icing. Apparently, the best practice is to do it several months in advance and dump booze on it through the months. I got it done today. So it goes. Hopefully it turns out and my wife likes it. Next stop: mince pies.


Nice!

One Christmas when I was a sprog, I helped mum with the cake icing but it turned out I was over enthusiastic. She was very particular and had her icing gun and range of decorative piping nozzles at the ready and also a tiny bottle of blue food colouring. She used to add the teeniest drop of it to the mix to make it look super-cold icy white but I jogged her arm and it all went to cock on the colour front with extremely blue icing.
We had no more sugar in the cupboard and the shops were shut so that year rather than the annual glacial work of art, we funked it up with all the cheesiest available ornaments - an oversized polar bear loitering by a tiny igloo, a very plump overly-fed robin, Santa and his sleigh (reindeer MIA), masses of tinsel and some fresh holly leaves round the base.
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Postby The Fish » 15 Nov 2020, 17:05

Dr. Baron wrote:Excellent!

In anticipation of an otherwise minimalist Pandemic XMAS, I made “Christmas Cake” in the British style. Which, for Americans, is basically fruit cake that will eventually have marzipan and icing. Apparently, the best practice is to do it several months in advance and dump booze on it through the months. I got it done today. So it goes. Hopefully it turns out and my wife likes it. Next stop: mince pies.



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Postby Dr. Baron » 15 Nov 2020, 20:12

The Fish wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:Excellent!

In anticipation of an otherwise minimalist Pandemic XMAS, I made “Christmas Cake” in the British style. Which, for Americans, is basically fruit cake that will eventually have marzipan and icing. Apparently, the best practice is to do it several months in advance and dump booze on it through the months. I got it done today. So it goes. Hopefully it turns out and my wife likes it. Next stop: mince pies.



Next stop Spotted Dick


Hopefully that’s all in the past now that I’ve been through that course of antibiotics!
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Postby The Fish » 16 Nov 2020, 16:08

Dr. Baron wrote:
The Fish wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:Excellent!

In anticipation of an otherwise minimalist Pandemic XMAS, I made “Christmas Cake” in the British style. Which, for Americans, is basically fruit cake that will eventually have marzipan and icing. Apparently, the best practice is to do it several months in advance and dump booze on it through the months. I got it done today. So it goes. Hopefully it turns out and my wife likes it. Next stop: mince pies.



Next stop Spotted Dick


Hopefully that’s all in the past now that I’ve been through that course of antibiotics!


You should have said I've got some cream for that and then I could say - It's better with custard
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Postby Flower » 18 Nov 2020, 12:40

Woke to an un expected dusting of snow on the ground. :o
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Postby Jimbly » 19 Nov 2020, 22:00

Just heard that a school friend has passed away. I'd known him since the age of 13. We weren't best mates but we got on well. He lent me his copy of God Save The Queen and had similar tastes of music at that time.

I would years later keep bumping into him in town, or going to the football. Facebook brought us back in touch more recent years. We would wish each other a happy birthday and remember when we both had hair.

He found an ulcer on his tongue, turned out to be an aggressive cancer was given 6 months, he managed 9 weeks. 58 years old. He was a lovely guy.

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Postby Neige » 20 Nov 2020, 08:27

Jimbly wrote:He found an ulcer on his tongue, turned out to be an aggressive cancer was given 6 months, he managed 9 weeks. 58 years old.



Bloody hell, that's quick.

At 60, I'm starting to have second thoughts about going to the doctor for routine stuff. :|

Anyway, my condolences, Jim.
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Postby Jimbly » 20 Nov 2020, 11:51

Neige wrote:
Jimbly wrote:He found an ulcer on his tongue, turned out to be an aggressive cancer was given 6 months, he managed 9 weeks. 58 years old.



Bloody hell, that's quick.

At 60, I'm starting to have second thoughts about going to the doctor for routine stuff. :|

Anyway, my condolences, Jim.


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Postby harvey k-tel » 20 Nov 2020, 13:58

Jimbly wrote:
He found an ulcer on his tongue, turned out to be an aggressive cancer was given 6 months, he managed 9 weeks. 58 years old. He was a lovely guy.

Sail on Raymie.


Good lord. I had an ulcer on my tongue recently that took ages to go away, and I was seriously considering the idea that it might be something worse. It finally went away, but it hurt like a MF while it lasted, and I think I did lasting damage to my jaw just by trying to avoid it rubbing against anything while I was eating or drinking.
I can't imagine what it must've been like for your friend, Jim. Take care.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 20 Nov 2020, 14:39

Jimbly wrote:Just heard that a school friend has passed away. I'd known him since the age of 13. We weren't best mates but we got on well. He lent me his copy of God Save The Queen and had similar tastes of music at that time.

I would years later keep bumping into him in town, or going to the football. Facebook brought us back in touch more recent years. We would wish each other a happy birthday and remember when we both had hair.

He found an ulcer on his tongue, turned out to be an aggressive cancer was given 6 months, he managed 9 weeks. 58 years old. He was a lovely guy.

Sail on Raymie.


Indeed. Sad news. :(
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Postby Six String » 23 Nov 2020, 01:31

Rebecca has made a Pirog pie for dinner tonight. It just went into the oven but it looks fab with the lattice top. Filled with potato, carrot, cabbage, cheese, creme fraiche (instead of sour cream) and bacon. Hell, I’d eat the guts without the pastry but put it in a pie and I’m in heaven.

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Postby Six String » 23 Nov 2020, 02:56

It was delicious.

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Postby souphound » 23 Nov 2020, 12:35

Six String wrote:Rebecca has made a Pirog pie for dinner tonight. It just went into the oven but it looks fab with the lattice top. Filled with potato, carrot, cabbage, cheese, creme fraiche (instead of sour cream) and bacon. Hell, I’d eat the guts without the pastry but put it in a pie and I’m in heaven.



That sounds really nice. Bet it smelled good too.
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