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Old 09-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #11
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Did you know that the giving of gifts for birthdays goes back to the ancient Sumerians? Their belief was that showering newborn with gifts would protect it from the evil spirits and also ingratiate them to the childís parents. This was often the case with especially expensive gifts if the family of the Sumerian in question had a big screen TV and might invite you over to watch the game on Sunday. I have such a TV and watch the game every Sunday but have no newborns, so I get no gifts. No gifts Ė no invitation to watch the game.

However, when you have your birthday cake, try it with different herbs and spices to see which enhance the flavors of the cake and which donít go well. I find rosemary and cayenne go especially well with chocolate. Thyme and sage work with white frostings. Trust your own tastes and donít be afraid to try new combinations. I had a cake that won a blue ribbon at a local competition. The frosting was a butter cream with taco sauce and orange marmalade. I can post the recipe if you want. Scientifically speaking, this works at the molecular level with the positive ions of the taco sauce interacting ionically with the nebulae in the orange marmalade to create a sub-atomic cold fusion reaction the creates new flavor compounds that confound the perfunctory re-calcification of the orbital defenestration of the nascent compound.

Living here in the UP (upper part) of MA, the weather is starting to change from the heat and humidity of the summer to the chilly crisp air of the fall. Itís the time for hunting and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Nothing like traipsing through the woods, communing with nature and being cold, wet and miserable. Hunting bear is a fascinating pastime. Did you know that a polar bearís milk is 38% fat and that enables bear cubs to gain 20 pounds in a short period of time.

Oh, by the way, have a very Happy Birthday, my friend. Seeing your newest grandchild for the first time is a great birthday gift.
I nominate this as the best post ever on DC
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:20 AM   #12
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Did you know that the giving of gifts for birthdays goes back to the ancient Sumerians? Their belief was that showering newborn with gifts would protect it from the evil spirits and also ingratiate them to the childís parents. This was often the case with especially expensive gifts if the family of the Sumerian in question had a big screen TV and might invite you over to watch the game on Sunday. I have such a TV and watch the game every Sunday but have no newborns, so I get no gifts. No gifts Ė no invitation to watch the game.

However, when you have your birthday cake, try it with different herbs and spices to see which enhance the flavors of the cake and which donít go well. I find rosemary and cayenne go especially well with chocolate. Thyme and sage work with white frostings. Trust your own tastes and donít be afraid to try new combinations. I had a cake that won a blue ribbon at a local competition. The frosting was a butter cream with taco sauce and orange marmalade. I can post the recipe if you want. Scientifically speaking, this works at the molecular level with the positive ions of the taco sauce interacting ionically with the nebulae in the orange marmalade to create a sub-atomic cold fusion reaction the creates new flavor compounds that confound the perfunctory re-calcification of the orbital defenestration of the nascent compound.

Living here in the UP (upper part) of MA, the weather is starting to change from the heat and humidity of the summer to the chilly crisp air of the fall. Itís the time for hunting and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Nothing like traipsing through the woods, communing with nature and being cold, wet and miserable. Hunting bear is a fascinating pastime. Did you know that a polar bearís milk is 38% fat and that enables bear cubs to gain 20 pounds in a short period of time.

Oh, by the way, have a very Happy Birthday, my friend. Seeing your newest grandchild for the first time is a great birthday gift.
Wow! And they call me Chief Longwind"! I think I'm up for competition in that department.

That was a hoot. Thanks for making me smile on my b-day.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #13
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Enjoy your birthday!! :)
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #14
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Did you know that the giving of gifts for birthdays goes back to the ancient Sumerians? Their belief was that showering newborn with gifts would protect it from the evil spirits and also ingratiate them to the childís parents. This was often the case with especially expensive gifts if the family of the Sumerian in question had a big screen TV and might invite you over to watch the game on Sunday. I have such a TV and watch the game every Sunday but have no newborns, so I get no gifts. No gifts Ė no invitation to watch the game.

However, when you have your birthday cake, try it with different herbs and spices to see which enhance the flavors of the cake and which donít go well. I find rosemary and cayenne go especially well with chocolate. Thyme and sage work with white frostings. Trust your own tastes and donít be afraid to try new combinations. I had a cake that won a blue ribbon at a local competition. The frosting was a butter cream with taco sauce and orange marmalade. I can post the recipe if you want. Scientifically speaking, this works at the molecular level with the positive ions of the taco sauce interacting ionically with the nebulae in the orange marmalade to create a sub-atomic cold fusion reaction the creates new flavor compounds that confound the perfunctory re-calcification of the orbital defenestration of the nascent compound.

Living here in the UP (upper part) of MA, the weather is starting to change from the heat and humidity of the summer to the chilly crisp air of the fall. Itís the time for hunting and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Nothing like traipsing through the woods, communing with nature and being cold, wet and miserable. Hunting bear is a fascinating pastime. Did you know that a polar bearís milk is 38% fat and that enables bear cubs to gain 20 pounds in a short period of time.

Oh, by the way, have a very Happy Birthday, my friend. Seeing your newest grandchild for the first time is a great birthday gift.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:59 PM   #15
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Happy Birthday, Goodweed.

Hope you are having a great day, and will have a wonderful time with your family. I envy your going to see the Fall foliage. I miss it, having come from the Adirondacks in New York State.
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have a great b-day, gw, and rejoice in your ever growing family!
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Happy Birthday GoodWeed, Hope you have a awesome trip, we shall miss you.

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Did you know that the giving of gifts for birthdays goes back to the ancient Sumerians? Their belief was that showering newborn with gifts would protect it from the evil spirits and also ingratiate them to the child’s parents. This was often the case with especially expensive gifts if the family of the Sumerian in question had a big screen TV and might invite you over to watch the game on Sunday. I have such a TV and watch the game every Sunday but have no newborns, so I get no gifts. No gifts – no invitation to watch the game.

However, when you have your birthday cake, try it with different herbs and spices to see which enhance the flavors of the cake and which don’t go well. I find rosemary and cayenne go especially well with chocolate. Thyme and sage work with white frostings. Trust your own tastes and don’t be afraid to try new combinations. I had a cake that won a blue ribbon at a local competition. The frosting was a butter cream with taco sauce and orange marmalade. I can post the recipe if you want. Scientifically speaking, this works at the molecular level with the positive ions of the taco sauce interacting ionically with the nebulae in the orange marmalade to create a sub-atomic cold fusion reaction the creates new flavor compounds that confound the perfunctory re-calcification of the orbital defenestration of the nascent compound.

Living here in the UP (upper part) of MA, the weather is starting to change from the heat and humidity of the summer to the chilly crisp air of the fall. It’s the time for hunting and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Nothing like traipsing through the woods, communing with nature and being cold, wet and miserable. Hunting bear is a fascinating pastime. Did you know that a polar bear’s milk is 38% fat and that enables bear cubs to gain 20 pounds in a short period of time.

Oh, by the way, have a very Happy Birthday, my friend. Seeing your newest grandchild for the first time is a great birthday gift.
It's scares me that this fits so well. :)

Haooy birthday dad. Love you.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:51 PM   #19
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It's scares me that this fits so well. :)

Haooy birthday dad. Love you.

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