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Old 08-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #31
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I use wooden spoons on my non-stick pans, but that's all. I know what you mean about wood. I have my own problem with it. If my teeth touch anything wooden, like a Popsicle stick, it gags me and gives me a weird feeling that passes through my whole body. It's done that since I was a small child.

If you make a batch of plain white sauce, and then take just a tad of it and add one seasoning, then do the not-in-it vs in-it taste test, you'll learn to taste the various seasonings very well. Then add a second seasoning and do it again. You'll see the huge difference it makes without spending hardly anything to test it. Some seasonings go so well with others. Some clash badly or turn into a third taste that is unappealing.
I am the same way about popsicle sticks. It drives me up a wall to see a anyone with one in their mouth, lol. I wouldn't even buy the ones with the sticks for the kids because I couldn't bare it, lol.

I'm fairly good at seasoning. I can kind of tell what clashes. I'm just afraid to use to many or layering them. I'm getting better though with help of the food network and you all are a great help.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #32
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Oh boy that made me crave popsicles badly :( Love popsicles, my favourite are Litchi Hands, Granadilla Balls and those multi layered real fruit ones (I think they are called Zooty fruit).
If you were a posicle which one would you be and why?

What came first the chicken or the egg?

If you had to live on one kind of food what kind of dish would you choose? (eg. soup, stew, risotto, pasta, grilled meat or fish etc)
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:14 PM   #33
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Snip 13:

If you were a popsicle which one would you be and why?

The orange one without the stick. (shudder)

What came first the chicken or the egg?

The chicken had to evolve first. It's impossible for an egg to evolve before the animal that it contains.

If you had to live on one kind of food what kind of dish would you choose? (eg. soup, stew, risotto, pasta, grilled meat or fish etc)

Stew! Everything needed for good health almost.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:35 PM   #34
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how come you got to retire at 58 and I didn't?
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:28 PM   #35
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how come you got to retire at 58 and I didn't?
I actually retired at 56. I had one month to go before hitting my 25 years with the company I worked for and they put me on a layoff. I asked for an early retirement and they agreed to let me have the last month.

I don't make a lot in retirement, but then, I don't need much. Everything but my house is paid for. I worked hard to get everything that way and was prepared for the layoffs that were coming more and more frequently. Finally, they started laying off anyone who had 20+ years. Then they hired a 20 something to replace each of us at a much lower rate of pay.

Don't ever think that any company really cares about you. They don't. They'll say anything, but when push comes to shove, it'll be you being shoved out the door.

Oh well, things have worked out, but it was hard the first year.

I wasn't intending to retire until I was 65, but the man had other ideas for me.

When working for a corporation, butt kissers, yes men and always making your boss feel better is the key to survival when times get tough.

All of those types are still there.

Bitter? Yes. I have nothing good to say about the company I worked for. They can go to the dogs for all I care.

I believe in "What goes around, comes around". The scales will balance sooner or later.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:42 PM   #36
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That's tough on you, Tim. I felt the same way as you. I had been caught in a couple of layoffs over the years and decided we don't have careers any more, just a series of temporary jobs which end at the whim of someone who doesn't even know you.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:58 PM   #37
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I'm going to hog your thread for 2 mins!!!
I'll ask a question, where the bleeeeeeep is the venting thread?
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:07 PM   #38
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I'm going to hog your thread for 2 mins!!!
I'll ask a question, where the bleeeeeeep is the venting thread?
The venting thread is right here.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:10 PM   #39
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Thank you thank you thank you x 1000. Goodnight my friend :)
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:11 PM   #40
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That's tough on you, Tim. I felt the same way as you. I had been caught in a couple of layoffs over the years and decided we don't have careers any more, just a series of temporary jobs which end at the whim of someone who doesn't even know you.
That's it Andy. How well you do your job has little to do with anything. It's all politics and players. I'm seriously glad now to be out of it.

I have virtually no stress in my life now and I'm loving it!

There are three things in my life now:

1. Getting up whenever I feel like it.

2. Going to bed when I feel like it.

3. Whatever I choose to do in-between those two times.
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