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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Feb 2018, 17:57

Six String wrote:Hey, you'll have a front row seat! Better start planning your Oregon getaway.


Well, I grew up very close to the San Andreas Fault (see red dot), so I'm used to it.

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Postby Six String » 05 Feb 2018, 23:23

Did my taxes today and mailed them off so that''s one less thing to do in the coming weeks/months. I used to put my return into my sound system but I'm so happy with it that I am thinking about using it for travel instead. With the Equifax debacle I thought it best to turn it in quicker to keep someone from beating me to it. I know it would get straightened out eventually but I'd rather avoid the drama if I can. Fingers crossed!

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Feb 2018, 01:44

It's completely heartbreaking to have seen so many BCBers lose family members - mainly parents - in the course of a a few weeks.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Feb 2018, 15:13

Six String wrote:Did my taxes today and mailed them off so that''s one less thing to do in the coming weeks/months. I used to put my return into my sound system but I'm so happy with it that I am thinking about using it for travel instead. With the Equifax debacle I thought it best to turn it in quicker to keep someone from beating me to it. I know it would get straightened out eventually but I'd rather avoid the drama if I can. Fingers crossed!


My tax person at H&R Block who's been doing mine and our taxes for the last seven years is no longer doing them. She was great - she even did an estimate on my taxes for this year based on my Oregon purchase.

I didn't use her one year when I was living with my dad, and while the tax preparer was competent, she wasn't as good nor as efficient.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 06 Feb 2018, 15:47

There's a guy here at work, whose desk is near me, who keeps using the word "again" at the beginning of sentences and it's really driving me bonkers. He just did it twice in a row, and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Feb 2018, 15:54

Harvey K-Tel wrote:There's a guy here at work, whose desk is near me, who keeps using the word "again" at the beginning of sentences and it's really driving me bonkers. He just did it twice in a row, and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.


Is he a Teletubby?
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 06 Feb 2018, 16:14

Bernie on FB wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:There's a guy here at work, whose desk is near me, who keeps using the word "again" at the beginning of sentences and it's really driving me bonkers. He just did it twice in a row, and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.


Is he a Teletubby?


:lol:

No, but it's as grating to me as people starting sentences with "so" is to you.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Feb 2018, 01:07

After thirty years of cooking awful tofu, I finally made some DELICIOUS tofu.
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Bernie on FB wrote:After thirty years of cooking awful tofu, I finally made some DELICIOUS tofu.


What did you do?

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Feb 2018, 13:57

Six String wrote:
Bernie on FB wrote:After thirty years of cooking awful tofu, I finally made some DELICIOUS tofu.


What did you do?


I just cooked it differently.
I cubed it into 1cm cubes, coated with cornflour and deep fried in Canola oil for a couple of minutes. Then caramelised onions and cumin seeds in a pan for a while, then added ginger, garlic and chillis, then added tomato purée, sugar, pepper, salt and soy sauce and some water, then after 10 mins added tofu and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Feb 2018, 18:24

Yesterday, the family took my daughter out for her 22nd birthday. We went to San Francisco to a place she really wanted to go to and then out to lunch.

On the way home, she played her usual hip hop, including 2Chainz birthday song, All I Want for My Birthday is a Big Booty Ho, and then she switched to all the old Radio Disney hits I played on the radio when I'd take her to pre-school and the Beatles songs I'd sing to her when I put her to bed. It was sweet. She's 22 too now, but she still carries around the songs that she and I shared when she was little.

she played some Bob Marley too because they share a birthday.
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Postby Jeemo » 07 Feb 2018, 19:47

Had a first look at a rough cut of a video for David's band. Looks good.
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Postby Six String » 07 Feb 2018, 23:14

Bernie on FB wrote:
Six String wrote:
Bernie on FB wrote:After thirty years of cooking awful tofu, I finally made some DELICIOUS tofu.


What did you do?


I just cooked it differently.
I cubed it into 1cm cubes, coated with cornflour and deep fried in Canola oil for a couple of minutes. Then caramelised onions and cumin seeds in a pan for a while, then added ginger, garlic and chillis, then added tomato purée, sugar, pepper, salt and soy sauce and some water, then after 10 mins added tofu and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.



Was it the coating that was different or frying or both? :? Sorry to belabour this but I am interested.

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Postby echolalia » 08 Feb 2018, 00:34

I want to share this with BCB – it’s nothing but it means everything to me, especially after being knocked out of the Cup – a film I subtitled which is showing at an impending film festival, the director gave an interview there tonight and he specifically mentioned my efforts with the subtitles. I feel great! That’s all. Obviously I hope he wins the Golden Ampelmann or whatever.

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Postby souphound » 08 Feb 2018, 01:26

Way to go! Congrats.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Feb 2018, 03:13

echolalia wrote:I want to share this with BCB – it’s nothing but it means everything to me, especially after being knocked out of the Cup – a film I subtitled which is showing at an impending film festival, the director gave an interview there tonight and he specifically mentioned my efforts with the subtitles. I feel great! That’s all. Obviously I hope he wins the Golden Ampelmann or whatever.


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Feb 2018, 03:16

Six String wrote:
Bernie on FB wrote:
Six String wrote:
What did you do?


I just cooked it differently.
I cubed it into 1cm cubes, coated with cornflour and deep fried in Canola oil for a couple of minutes. Then caramelised onions and cumin seeds in a pan for a while, then added ginger, garlic and chillis, then added tomato purée, sugar, pepper, salt and soy sauce and some water, then after 10 mins added tofu and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.



Was it the coating that was different or frying or both? :? Sorry to belabour this but I am interested.


I think it was the coating and the frying technique. I'm a bit ashamed to say I thought I knew how to cook tofu - I didn't. I would soak uncooked tofu in hot sauce and soy sauce and whatever and then shallow fry it on a high heat. It was always wet and soggy and flabby and never had a satisfying crunch and chew. My tofu life has been turned upside down!
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 08 Feb 2018, 09:50

Bernie on FB wrote:My tofu life has been turned upside down!


So, do you think you'll make it again, again?
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Postby Dr Markus » 08 Feb 2018, 11:57

echolalia wrote:I want to share this with BCB – it’s nothing but it means everything to me, especially after being knocked out of the Cup – a film I subtitled which is showing at an impending film festival, the director gave an interview there tonight and he specifically mentioned my efforts with the subtitles. I feel great! That’s all. Obviously I hope he wins the Golden Ampelmann or whatever.



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Postby Jeemo » 08 Feb 2018, 12:54

Some bastard dinged my car while dropping Madame at nursery this morning. No note, apology or acknowledgement. Nothing. Of course I didn't notice till I went to collect Madame. So can't claim against the bastard that did it. But if I find blue paint on the white car I suspect of doing it. There could be trouble.
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