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  1. He wrote the note on the back of an atm receipt. After seeing his account balance, decidedly not.
  2. Some guy just passed me a note. I thought, "What's this? Is he hitting on me? Is he insulting me?" Then I read it. "I don't want to embarrass you but your pants are inside out." How embarrassing!
  3. My dad made roast chicken once, and left it to rest. I happened by it in the kitchen, and tore off the bum and ate it. He was so mad! Like really really mad. Didn't talk to me for days! Apparently he had been salivating at the thought of eating it. Well, I think he should have eaten it right out of the oven, then!
  4. I'm going next month. Hoping for the best.
  5. And maybe you can find one of those Oster French door toaster ovens that will fit a standing rib roast? They're pretty reasonably priced for something you might only use once.
  6. When I was buying kitchen appliances a couple of years ago, I was told by three different salespeople at three different companies to stay away from Samsung. They also said to stay away from whichever company it is that makes Kenmore as it is going through a rough transition. Can't remember which brand it was. If you're looking at typical consumer brands, they said LG is reliable, KitchenAid, and I can't remember the 3rd company that was mentioned. Whirlpool?
  7. I'm so glad you are enjoying Anne with an E. When it first started, I was wary as it took a lot of liberties with the books. I grew to really enjoy it, though, despite the differences, and was very disappointed when it was cancelled. I thought the casting of the actors who played Marilla, Matthew, Anne, and Gilbert was excellent compared to other productions (in each of the other productions I've watched, I've liked one or two of the actors, but never all four in the same production). I'm hoping they'll have a few two-hour sequels in the future, especially given how the series ended!
  8. My mom was in hospital after knee replacement surgery. I went to visit, and after I left, her roommate said, "Your daughter is very young!" My mom told her my age, and roommate thought for a second, then said, "Oh, well she *looks* very young." 🤬
  9. I miss pennies. Especially brand new shiny ones.
  10. Andy Slavitt tweeted a conversation he had with a "prominent health care person" in Las Vegas. Or if you'd rather read it in thread reader, https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1289756365506797568.html?fbclid=IwAR3qHXe02rJU7xWgwuy_V3vBb_7hCs_NBzI2dFT7kgYEjv9c3Xbt5rnY8_4
  11. I saw her interview with Anderson Cooper. Poor guy wanted to bang his head against his desk, I think. It was a man, if I remember correctly. I think one of the Pod Save America guys that retweeted it, but I could be wrong.
  12. I can't remember where I read it, but someone in Vegas said something like they don't really care if the virus spreads there. Because most people who will be infected are tourists who will only be there for a couple of days, and then will bring it back to whatever state they are from. This wasn't just some random guy on the street who said it, but a casino owner, or a politician. I'll look for it and provide the link. I really didn't make it up.
  13. Normal People. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would even though I'm old.
  14. I am not a fan of practical jokes, but that's hilarious! Maybe you can get Daniel to have some stuffed toads with Kevin Costner's face made. And send one to your former colleague.
  15. In my neck of the woods, we were down to 1 active infection and 13 days of no new infections when some folks from a Hutterite colony decided to go to a neighboring province for a funeral. Now we have 6 active infections, 5 of which are from the Hutterite colony. Even with the increase in infections, maybe 50% or fewer people wear masks when they go out. I wear one sometimes, but sometimes not. My mother has been in hospital since yesterday, and the hospital is not enforcing mask wearing among visitors, patients, or staff. Eta- we actually have 11 active cases, 6 of which are fro
  16. Mmmmmmmm cinnamon certs were I one of my favorites, along with lime and grape lifesavers. Too bad it is so hard to find them nowadays.
  17. Currently only 1 active case and no new infections for 13 days. Hopefully this lasts long enough for some of the businesses to recoup some losses, and make a bit of a cushion to get them through the next wave.
  18. prasantrin


    If anyone manages to make it to Madrid this summer (maybe not those who are American and who are prohibited from entering the EU for the time being), can you take one for the team and visit the new Costco? There are already a couple in Spain, one near Sevilla and the other also outside Madrid. But new Costcos are often bigger and better. I am imagining jamon iberico in bulk.
  19. My province started opening up ~June 1st to indoor and patio dining, no more than 50% capacity, social distancing in place, servers have to wear masks, etc. I've eaten indoors at restaurants twice since then (including today) and haven't felt unsafe at all. This past week, restaurants were allowed to open to 100% capacity but with all the same restrictions as before, which really means restaurants will still only be open to 50%. I've also been going to the gym several times a week. And my mother goes to mass (they only allow a maximum of 50 people at larger churches, 25 at smaller ones,
  20. My not-ossobuco is even tastier today than it was yesterday. I know that's to be expected, but I didn't realize just how much tastier it would be.
  21. It's actually pretty good even if it's not really ossobuco. Every ossobuco I've ever eaten has been made with beef (remember, I live in the Canadian prairies. We don't get out much here), and I think my version is comparable to the restaurant versions I've had. But now I'm curious about how veal changes the dish. I think that will be an October project for me, and then I'll make risotto milanese, too. May as well try it all! My mashed potatoes are really good, though. I haven't had them in years, and had forgotten how good they could be.
  22. I very very rarely say, "Eh?" I can't even remember the last time I might have said it. But I'm not part of the demographic that uses it most frequently. Re: high rising terminal, I think it's around to stay, at least among women when used as a hedge.
  23. I can't afford veal shanks! I managed to find some, but they were $40/kg but my beef shanks were only $15.38/kg. I only got 4 pieces, and it was 2kg, so veal shanks would have bankrupted me (ironically, given my profession)! I think if this is somewhat successful, I will try again with veal shanks and a better-quality wine. I ended up using the serious eats recipe, although with only a small can of tomatoes and with chicken stock instead of beef. I also realized much too late that my Dutch oven is in storage, and I do not own a brazier, so I had to use a stock pot. It's been simmering for 45 m
  24. High rising terminal is unfortunately still very common in Canada. I hear it a lot during teleconferences and Teams meetings and it annoys the shit out of me.
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