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Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:16 pm

Anniversary dinner (23rd) and trying to make Beef Wellington. This could get interesting.

Pate on mine, none for the wife & kid. You people need to learn to love your liver.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:23 pm

I've had good success with Emeril's recipe.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emer ... index.html

It's better with the pate included.

My tip is to be sure to thaw your puff pastry sheets ahead of time. They're tough to work with when they're still partially frozen.


I've also done well with a similar chicken dish.
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:34 pm

All wrapped up and ready to go. Taters are in the oven and need to be done before the Wellingtons go in.

And yes, don't skimp on the pate.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:22 am

I hate whoever designed mail merge in Office 2010. If any of you find the bastard(s) responsible, kick them in the nuts for me? Talk about pointlessly complicated.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:39 am

paulWTAMU wrote:
I hate whoever designed mail merge in Office 2010. If any of you find the bastard(s) responsible, kick them in the nuts for me? Talk about pointlessly complicated.

IMO it has been pointlessly complicated since forever, not just in Office 2010. I really dread doing mail merges since I don't do them often enough to have internalized the entire process. So every time I need to do one, I find there's part of it that I've forgotten.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:44 am

I haven't used other versions for mail merging :lol:
I just can't fathom why I have to convert from excel to cvs...WTH. Microsoft, can't you get cross compatibility within your own damned software suite!?
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:23 am

I used to support a program that did mail merge, but it only worked with Office 2002 or earlier; something changed with the interface to 2003 and the mail merge always failed. Even when office 2007 came out, we were forcing people to keep a machine with the older Office lying around. It finally got retired this past summer.

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Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:49 pm

The downside of rural VT and I'm pretty sure others here (liquidsquid looks likely) share the same problem:

Pizza delivery. I'm on a numbered highway and your morons don't know where I am and need to call me so I can bring them in for a landing? Do you not have iPhones or the like that can bring you to my front door like magic? I drove pizza back in the early/mid '80s and a GPS-enabled phone would have been an absolute godsend at the time (yes, I know the constellation wasn't complete until 1995 or so for public use). No, I had to remember it and integrate it into my wetware. Bloody useless idiots. They still expect a tip, though.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:43 pm

You can actually get pizza delivery? :P WHen I was in the rockies, there wasn't a place that'd deliver to us. It sucked when it was late, you were tired and starving.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:28 am

Yeah you had to actually eat what was in the fridge. The shame. :lol:

Just moving more "into town" has opened up a whole bunch of possibilities for me. When I lived in the apartment I was just on the edge of town and a lot of places wouldn't come out. Just the name of the street I lived on was enough for them to say "oh we don't come out that far". :evil: But the house is way more in town so Jimmy John's will deliver now, for instance.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:52 am

GrubHub is a pretty slick tool if you're somehwere with a lot of places.

Of course I still have to pick up Lou Malnati's when we want that, but it's worth it.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:37 pm

Apparently my grandfather has started actually hitting the FB "like" button on porn sites he visits.

I now have WAY too much info on his life. *shudder* Thank god for the hide feed options
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:58 pm

Hang on, porn sites have FB like buttons? Who thought this was a good idea, ever?
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:54 pm

I could give you list of sites that do, courtesy of gramps :lol: I'm pretty frigging puzzled by it too; I mean is that what you want to advertise to family and friends? "I LIKE THIS TYPE OF KINK!!!" I thought he was hacked at first and messaged him...nope, not hacked.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:04 pm

My house is fairly close to the local airport/ANG base. Someone in the general aviation hangar has a P-51 or similar bird because I'm hearing the siren song of a Merlin engine at full roar playing around out there at this moment. It's bloody glorious.

EDIT: USAF just officially said they want to replace our F-16s with F-35s. Can't wait.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:23 pm

You want truly glorious music? Try a full Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation flypast with Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lancaster. Just the Lancaster itself with 4 Merlins is awe inspiring.
 
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:33 pm

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You want truly glorious music? Try a full Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation flypast with Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lancaster. Just the Lancaster itself with 4 Merlins is awe inspiring.

I was in a hotel room in Greater DC during the funeral of the Queen Mother (Mother of QE II). I cranked the TV as far as it would go since every plane the BBMF owns did a flyover. I might have echoed the lines of a young Christian Bale from Empire of the Sun, adjusted for the planes actually flying.

Whoever owns this beastie locally is giving her the spurs and some serious aerobatics. I don't need to see the maneuvers, the sound gives it all away.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:40 pm

I'm not broad of tonight. It at least I drink a lot of booze.


Thank full for auto correct.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:14 pm

Tell us more tomorrow morning.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:44 pm

Derfunk, drink some water and take some alleve.
I'm celebrating the birth of a friend's kid. Not going over tonight; both their sets of parents and 3 sets of grandparents are over there so they've got enough visitors :lol: So I'm drinking to their health here at home rather than smuggling in red wine (since they haven't had a drink in 8 months).

on a different note:
If you make a statement X action has Y effect, you should be able to document that or demonstrate it. It isn't a fallacious appeal to authority to ask for research indicating your assertion that an action tends to cause a certain result.
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:17 am

Dear God,paul... your grandpa visiting porn sites?

I'd rather not ask WTF is going on in your family.
 
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:19 am

Oh god..I can't sleep right now.

Absolutely sucks.
 
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:24 am

Then you aren't intoxicated enough.

wimp.

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Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:01 am

Very wet morning.

This is no fun at all.

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Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:24 am

Is it too early for Ned and I to start talking poo on Funk and the Cards?

I might try to get tickets to a game this post-season. That would be my first professional playoff game. Woo!
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:58 pm

I'm totally stoked for all this NLc baseball still ongoing. Reds/Pirates tomorrow, Pirates/Cards on Thursday (assuming I get my way).

Is game 163 with the Rangers/Rays on TV anywhere nationally tonight?
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:03 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
I'm totally stoked for all this NLc baseball still ongoing. Reds/Pirates tomorrow, Pirates/Cards on Thursday (assuming I get my way).

Is game 163 with the Rangers/Rays on TV anywhere nationally tonight?

According to ESPN it's on TBS.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:50 pm

Thanks. I was far too lazy to look myself. Lol
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:57 am

Go Detroit Tigers! 8)
What do you guys (that are bigger baseball fans then I am) think of their chances this year in the playoffs?
 
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FroBozz_Inc wrote:
Go Detroit Tigers! 8)
What do you guys (that are bigger baseball fans then I am) think of their chances this year in the playoffs?


Honestly, they got a tough draw. The A's are so scrappy. And IF they get past OAK, they will likely be playing Boston. Just rough.
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