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Old 02-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #11
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You can even help out when you're under the weather. I've been down with a stubborn cold for about 5 days now. Haven't even shoveled my driveway. But today, I got a chance to help two people, without ever getting out of my chair.

The first was a friend who found a source for yak meat, right here in the U.P. I thought the critters could only be found in Asia. Seems we have some in Alaska, and here in Michigan. Who knew. Anyway, she stated to me, over the phone that it was very lean meat, and tasted much like elk. She asked me to help her figure out when her meatloaf would be done through. I pointed her to a trusty meat thermometer and told her to measure the inside temp, in the middle of the loaf, and to take it out at 165' F. I also reviewed the ingredients she used, to try and counter the dryness of the lean meat.

2nd good deed, helped Sprout, over the phone again, to save bread dough that may have been overheated on the bottom.

We don't often think of the little things we do as being good deeds. But if they are done to help others, any kind of help at all, then it's worth doing. So go out there and console any poor person who rooted for the losing Superbowl team, and share with them some of those goodies that you all made. Then, you can feel like this - .

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:39 PM   #12
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I nagged, err, reminded Shrek to take his meds, does that count?

The little old next door takes her trash out ten steps at a time. When I catch her at it, I take it all the way for her. Some days she is only able to get it out the door. Anytime I see it or her I take over, trash I can do.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:29 PM   #13
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Betcha she'd appreciate a great layered cake, with maybe six layers. Make the cake a yummy, and moist yellow cake, with a butterscotch flavored butter cream frosting between layers, and slathered all over the outside. Dress with shaved white chocolate, and slivered almonds.

Now that would be a good deed, if she's not diabetic.

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #14
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jes' don't go offerin' her any aspic, right chief?




i helped the guy that collects the shopping carts in the parking lot of a supermarket today. it was a madhouse there today, both because it was the super bowl and also because they have a large kosher section and it was a sunday (it's always busy there on sunday for sabbath reasons). also, the parking lot was a little icy/snowy. so people were leaving carts all over the place: jammed up on curbs, in parking spots, behind or pushed up against other cars, anywhere they could dump them. the poor little old guy (he's a little slow, or learning impared, or whatever the term is) whose job it is to collect them and bring them back to the front of the store was having a difficult time getting them out from between some cars and off of curbs, so i took a minute to help him out. i even stopped people from pulling into a few spots so he could grab them out first.

i got some nasty looks, and i learned a few new words in yiddish today, but i did good. apparently, i'm number 1 to some folks there.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #15
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jes' don't go offerin' her any aspic, right chief?




i helped the guy that collects the shopping carts in the parking lot of a supermarket today. it was a madhouse there today, both because it was the super bowl and also because they have a large kosher section and it was a sunday (it's always busy there on sunday for sabbath reasons). also, the parking lot was a little icy/snowy. so people were leaving carts all over the place: jammed up on curbs, in parking spots, behind or pushed up against other cars, anywhere they could dump them. the poor little old guy (he's a little slow, or learning impared, or whatever the term is) whose job it is to collect them and bring them back to the front of the store was having a difficult time getting them out from between some cars and off of curbs, so i took a minute to help him out. i even stopped people from pulling into a few spots so he could grab them out first.

i got some nasty looks, and i learned a few new words in yiddish today, but i did good. apparently, i'm number 1 to some folks there.
Kudos to you, BT. You're number 1 to a host of people around here too.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #16
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I had a lady knock on my door asking for money for food for her children. I see so many beggers buy alcohol with their money so I gave her a bag of groceries instead. Hope I did the right thing.
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I stayed up half the night with a sick dog so TB could get some sleep and be rested for work today.

To be honest I was up the first half the night with my own pain, but sounds more giving if I leave that part out.
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I had a lady knock on my door asking for money for food for her children. I see so many beggers buy alcohol with their money so I gave her a bag of groceries instead. Hope I did the right thing.
You did the right thing, Snip. We can only hope and pray that she did!
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You did the right thing, Snip. We can only hope and pray that she did!
I really hope she did too. So many people beg here by us and most spend the money on alcohol. Some even stand outside the bottle store and beg and go right inside once they have money and some have children with them!!!! I feel so sorry for the kids. I prefer to give food rather than give cash.
I know I'm ranting but it makes me soooooo angry
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lol, chief.

hey, wait, which finger are you holding up as #1?


snip, you did more the right thing. you did the right thing the right way.
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