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Old 08-12-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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Greetings, good people! I'm Mike from Grand Rapids, 55 year-old lifelong Michigan resident. Am very pleased to be here and look forward to learning, as I have a lot of that to do, with your help. Am excited about this new interest of mine, still don't know how to cook much but have the interest in learning. Thank you all for having me over and I hope everyone has a super fine day!

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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Hi Mike, Welcome to the forum!! I'm sure you'll pick up loads of helpful hints while you're here - I certainly have so far!
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC Mike :)
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:48 AM   #4
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Greetings from the heart of America!
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:59 AM   #5
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:25 AM   #6
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Hi from a fellow Michigander. My eldest daughter and her hubby will soon be moving to Grand Rapids from way up here in Sault Ste. Marie. Glad to have you aboard. This is a great place. And I think we have a disproportionate number of members from Michigan, or who grew up in Michigan, proving that we should be the food capitol of the world.

We are a bit crazy, a bit genius, a bit foolish, and a whole lot of fun. And don't listen to those who might call me longwinded. Why once, my papa told me to be quiet. I didn't open my mouth for a week! I nearly starved to death. To get nourishment, I had to stick drinking straws up my nose and pull in soup. It was quite a trick to guide the liquid from my nasal passages into my esophagus. And let me tell you, those chunks of veggies and meat, they can give you a fit of sneezing like nothing else.

I was finally saved from a life devoid of solid foods by a kindly old lady who saw me pulling soup into my nose. She thought it was so ghastly that she kicked me hard in the shins. When I opened my young mouth to holler, she shoved a fork-full of fried brook trout in my mouth, which I happily chewed. That was when I broke my week long silence and said, "Can I have some more please?"

And if you believe that, you truly must live under the bridge.

Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:43 AM   #7
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Hi from a fellow Michigander. My eldest daughter and her hubby will soon be moving to Grand Rapids from way up here in Sault Ste. Marie. Glad to have you aboard. This is a great place. And I think we have a disproportionate number of members from Michigan, or who grew up in Michigan, proving that we should be the food capitol of the world.

We are a bit crazy, a bit genius, a bit foolish, and a whole lot of fun. And don't listen to those who might call me longwinded. Why once, my papa told me to be quiet. I didn't open my mouth for a week! I nearly starved to death. To get nourishment, I had to stick drinking straws up my nose and pull in soup. It was quite a trick to guide the liquid from my nasal passages into my esophagus. And let me tell you, those chunks of veggies and meat, they can give you a fit of sneezing like nothing else.

I was finally saved from a life devoid of solid foods by a kindly old lady who saw me pulling soup into my nose. She thought it was so ghastly that she kicked me hard in the shins. When I opened my young mouth to holler, she shoved a fork-full of fried brook trout in my mouth, which I happily chewed. That was when I broke my week long silence and said, "Can I have some more please?"

And if you believe that, you truly must live under the bridge.

Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
You are so weird! Seriously, gross. I'm never going to admit to being your oldest daughter.

Don't worry Mike, not all of us are that weird (says the girl with the bizzare username). Anyways, welcome to DC!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #8
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Wow, thanks for all the friendly replies, ChoclateFrosting, Snip13, (I'm out of my mind too, might not be back in 5 min. tho!), Selkie, Hoot, and Goodweed of the North! I'm very impressed with the warmth and friendliness from all of you!

That's a very amusing story, Goodweed, are you a writer too? I have to say this is the most impressively friendly bunch of responses I've ever encountered on any board and I sure want you all to know I really appreciate this very much! I can see now where I'm going to spend a great deal of my internet time. Thank you all again so very much for making me feel so welcome!

Mike
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #9
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And thank you, too, purple.alien.giraffe! I have to let you in on a little secret: I'm a little bit crazy m'self! It's alright, tho, it's a very benign sort of craziness. I can see I'm going to be very happily comfortable here!

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Old 08-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #10
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