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  1. tinlizzie

    Just wondering ... what is everyone reading now?

    E. A. Poe I've been getting around to old books on the shelf - just finished Poe's Gold Bug in his collected tales. Was very surprised at the complicated encryption involved. Good story. Before this one I went to Treasure Island with Robert Louis Stevenson. Only knew of the Hollywood movie...
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    What's the last movie you watched?

    An oldie - Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry. Rich, arrogant lawyer survives being shot in the head during a hold-up. The road back is hard (his young daughter teaches him to tie his shoe). Sad, but very good. Also Phantom Thread - Daniel Day Lewis. I surely hope this won't be his last...
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    What is your weather like right now?

    Years ago, I went to a video rental shop when we lived in Los Angeles - some wag had replaced "Throw Mama From the Train" on the Exercise Shelf.
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    What's the last movie you watched?

    I'm waiting for a repairman this morning. Just finished watching "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" - a John Wayne Western from 1949. My how things have changed, at least my perceptions have. I now see the Cavalry troop and wonder how many extras they hired; how did they keep water available for all...
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    Old recipes on those 3x5 cards - bust 'em out

    I grew up in NE Ohio and fondly remember Isaly's chip chop ham and especially skyscraper ice cream cones, scooped with an elongated dipper that made the dipped ice cream come to a point. SNL's conehead people always reminded me of those Isaly treats.
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    Chicken fried steak- cube steaks

    A variation -- Even though I no longer indulge in full-blown chicken fried steak with gravy :sad: I picked up a couple of medium-sized cube steaks on sale last week. I cut them into bite-sized pieces, shook them in a zip bag with a few tablespoons of flour seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic...
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    Just wondering ... what is everyone reading now?

    Just finished Mary Roach's Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Fascinating! And funny in unexpected places. Many details on what happens to our food after we eat - the section on saliva was very interesting. I'm about half-through Tarquin Hall's The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken...
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    Good Bye My Darling

    So sorry to hear the sad news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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    Need help quick: hard boiled eggs for Deviled Eggs

    :blush::blush: Sorry. I'll go back and read it now. Thanks for the affable answer, Andy.
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    Need help quick: hard boiled eggs for Deviled Eggs

    Re those eggs: any advice as to changes in method if the eggs are newer/older, and are the eggs room temp before putting in the pot? Does either thing matter at all? Thanks, folks.
  11. tinlizzie

    What are you doing?

    Thank you for the info, LP. The animal figures on the box do indeed seem to move when viewed from different angles. An elephant's trunk goes from normal rest to curling up to put something in the mouth -- a little disquieting to see.
  12. tinlizzie

    What are you doing?

    I picked up a jigsaw puzzle at Goodwill the other day - a whole $1. On the box: 3D Lenticular 500 pieces, age 10+, by Grafix. It's about to drive me completely nuts. I don't really know what Lenticular means, but the image on the pieces changes in color if you look at it from a different...
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    Stray Thoughts 2.0

    Anyone remember bluing, and liquid starch? My late husband had a run-in with a wringer on the washer when he was a kid - had a nasty scar on the inside of his elbow joint.
  14. tinlizzie

    What are you doing?

    I'm glad to hear things are going well for you in your new State, JC. I lived in Oakville, a small suburb of St. Louis, in the early 90's, and met some of the friendliest people I have ever encountered. Nice, nice place to live.
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    Kewpie Mayonnaise

    I can't claim authorship of the pinball thing -- Monty Python used it in a sketch once, about a hundred years ago . . .
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    Kewpie Mayonnaise

    Oh. OK, thanks, CD. I do admit to having a pinball-style brain. No telling where that little ball will drop next. :smile:
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    Kewpie Mayonnaise

    Well, Geez. CD. Where else should I have put my observation? So sorry. :rolleyes:
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    Petty Vents

    Petty vent - Hurricane Irma messed with my well, so I'm buying bottled water. Some grocery store plastic bottles are flimsy plus filled to the very top. If held tightly enough to unscrew the cap, water overflows. Grrrr.
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    Kewpie Mayonnaise

    This is another of those DC threads that I didn't think I was interested in -- until I started reading. Plain old curiosity brought me to these enjoyable posts. Who'd a'thought?
  20. tinlizzie

    Song Title Game

    Thanks for the fresh Talking Heads earworm!
  21. tinlizzie

    What's the last movie you watched?

    Last night on TV - The Lion in Winter. Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn, and a very young Anthony Hopkins. Excellent in every way.
  22. tinlizzie

    Stray Thoughts 2.0

    Ah, yes, CG. Honking horns. I remember the days of tail fins, and horns that could honk. At present, small cars like mine can only make pathetic little "meep meep" sounds :ermm:-- no way to really show impatience or a warning.
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    Soup

    Remember Peg Bracken's "I Hate to Cook" book? I liked her recipe for Hammond Beans (I've lost the book). I took the bone from the Christmas ham, some white beans, and an extra measure of chicken broth simmered together for a dandy soup. Would have stirred in some spinach greens at the end if I...
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    Stray Thoughts 2.0

    Stray thought -- what will rush hour sound like when all the cars are electric?
  25. tinlizzie

    Your DC Anniversary

    Eight years for me. Paltry poster here, I guess. But if I were to add up the number of posts I've read, I'm sure it would run into six figures.
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