MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 21 Jan 2020, 22:56

I made a fresh jar of preserved lemons today, something I do every year or two depending on my supply. It takes six weeks for the lemons to soften but it allows you to chop or use whole segments of the lemon in cooking instead of just the zest or juice. I use a small amount when sautéeing leafy greens or making stews that are enhanced by the flavor of lemon. Since it is preserved with the addition of coarse salt it doesn't work so well in beverages. ;) It lasts a year or more stored in the fridge and I find them indispensable in my cooking.

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Postby Jimbo » 22 Jan 2020, 17:27

My wife comes home and tells me she bought two pairs of scissors. Why two? One pair was 298 yen. Two pairs were 300yen.
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Postby Flower » 22 Jan 2020, 18:42

Jimbo wrote:My wife comes home and tells me she bought two pairs of scissors. Why two? One pair was 298 yen. Two pairs were 300yen.


Your wife did great! Kudos to her ... :D
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Postby harvey k-tel » 22 Jan 2020, 19:57

Bargain of the fucking century.
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Postby Six String » 25 Jan 2020, 17:49

I went to a jam session last night at a friend's that produced two interesting covers imho. One was Steely Dan's Show Biz Kids which is basically one chord throughout. No drums, just acoustic guitars and a bass. We got a pretty aggressive groove going and while it sounded a little surreal in that format, I thought it worked well and we sang the hell out of it. The other track was Wild Horses played in a bluegrass style, i.e. very fast. It was the most fun I've had with that song in ages. I think the band Old And In The Way did it up tempo as well but we really raised the bar. I think I want to do it that way going forward.

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Postby Samoan » 25 Jan 2020, 20:57

My Romanian neighbour from upstairs stopped by, a little perturbed and wanted to know if in my kitchen I'd ever "had any problem with mouses ?"
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Postby Six String » 26 Jan 2020, 06:13

A friend played my local cider tasting room and kicked serious ass. I was so happy for him. Tge band was Tomas on guitar, keyboards, baritone sax, bass and drums. It's an interesting blend that really works for hs compositions. A few reminded me of Syd era Pink Floyd. Really happy for him.

Then about three fourths through the show I get a call from Rebecca that she's seeing light in her one good eye. She has an appt. with an opthomologists tomorrow and we're hoping it isn't a torn retina. Any vision loss in that eye would change her life.
I won't worry until I have something to worry about but it is concerning. I know that " seeing light" isn't a good descriptor but that is what she said so that's all i have to go on at the moment.

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Postby Flower » 26 Jan 2020, 13:12

I hope that all goes well with Rebecca and that it's something minor with her vision that is a quick fix.
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Postby Jimbo » 26 Jan 2020, 13:27

Had an English lesson today with a nice enough lady who works for city hall. She was wearing a camouflage design down jacket for which I complimented her. Not that I really care nor do I think camo is a good look but it's nice to be nice once in a while. It turns out I was onto something. The jacket is Italian and cost about $2000.
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Postby Six String » 26 Jan 2020, 17:03

Flower wrote:I hope that all goes well with Rebecca and that it's something minor with her vision that is a quick fix.


Thanks. She's had issues with her right eye since she was a child so losing any vision in her left eye could be bad.

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Postby Jimbo » 27 Jan 2020, 12:53

My wife and I are watching TV and there was this bit about a woman from Bulgaria. My wife asked, "Isn't your friend Manya from Bulgaria?" I said no, Manya is from Hungary. And with her Japanese tongue in her Japanese cheek my wife said, "Bulgaria, Hungary. Same thing."
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Postby Six String » 27 Jan 2020, 19:46

Rebecca's eye exam was good. No retina issues. We celebrated with a nice dinner at home. I tried replicating a kale salad we had at a restaurant in Marfa, Tx while on our road trip. The dressing was a Dijon vinaigrette with a little maple syrup in it. I had to substitue the red currants with dried blueberries and I rhink it had some type of nut in it too so used some toasted pecans from my Mom's tree. It was a successful attempt imo and the ribeye steak helped balance out the healthy veg. :)

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Still Baron » 27 Jan 2020, 20:42

Great news, SS!
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Postby Flower » 27 Jan 2020, 22:56

I agree, great news for Rebecca and yourself. AND .. Rebecca gets to eat your fabulous meal. You could open a Boutique Cafe for Fussy Eaters, :)
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Postby Six String » 28 Jan 2020, 18:07

While cleaning up the patio of the last leaves from the sycamores I got buzzed by a hummingbird. My feeder was empty and dirty from the winter months so I guess he was trying to say he was back and it was time to clean it up. As I always follow their orders I did just that. the bar is now open.

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Postby Six String » 30 Jan 2020, 06:01

Tonight's karaoke challenge was The Animals Don't Bring Me Down followed by Steppenwolf''s Born To Be Wild, the latter getting a robust response to the chorus.

I ended up playing some improvised music on piano with a dare I say it band member. Fun!

This was in a back room away feom karaoke to be fair.

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Postby Jimbo » 30 Jan 2020, 15:53

Wandering about I happened upon this Turkish goods shop with a pile of lovely kilim covered pillows in the window and thought a pillow would be a nice gift for my wife whose birthday is today. I entered and it really is a nice place just like one of many you'd see in the big Istanbul suk. The clerk/owner was not Japanese. He told me he was from Istanbul. I asked him how much for a pillow and he told me 4,500 yen. That was more than I had in my wallet and so I thanked him and turned to leave when he said "3,500 yen." I said back to him, "3000 yen." He said okay and I paid him. It was a funny situation because bargaining just doesn't happen in Japan. I hadn't bargained since I bought a hippie shirt in Jerusalem's old city but being a real Turkish business person in a real Turkish goods shop of course bargaining is the way business is done. It was fun.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 02 Feb 2020, 17:37

Another late night jam session last night. Got home somewhere near midnight. Fun times.

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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 03 Feb 2020, 00:19

The Wee Man was 15 today, he's now taller than me by a fair bit. A name change might be required.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 09 Feb 2020, 17:57

This is the busiest weekend I've had in a while. Live music Friday (Americana), Saturday (Neo Soul) and Sunday (Jazz) plus hung out at friend's shop to watch him blow glass for the crowds and after the music Sunday we're opening a bottle of vintage port from 1985 with a new recipe of chocolate cookies called Deep Desire to go with them. Hope I survive. :)