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  1. G/H has a rooftop scene that will drop your jaw
  2. How is this different from Dupuytren's contracture? My father and brother both had/have it.
  3. I have friends who moved to a Kia Soul when their Element died for good.
  4. I took part of a fresh peach, whizzed it up in a handheld blender container, added some water, whizzed again, and then added that mix to the original honey & oil mix with a bit of added honey. A tad more liquid than usual, but who noticed when spread over 10 cups of granola guts. Thanks for the hack.
  5. I'm making granola, and just realized I need a substitute for 3/4 c of applesauce unless I want to go to the grocery store. It's for the "liquid"/binding ingredients, the other two of which are 2 T oil and 1/3 c honey. Any suggestions?
  6. Watched the first 3 episodes on my laptop at hbo.com before I discovered that Hulu was also carrying it for free. Now to finish rest before it disappears after Sunday.
  7. Some sort of infuser for herbs/seeds for soups/stews?
  8. As I've always feared not getting the right texture and/or gumming it up, I simply buy in bulk the little amount that I might need for a recipe.
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    Agnes Varda

    For those of you with access to Kanopy, several Varda films are currently available: The Beaches of Agnes Cleo from 5 to 7 Faces Places Jane B Par Agnes V Cinevardaphoto Netflix has Faces Places Amazon Prime has: The Beaches of Agnes Daguereotypes Salut Les Cubains [part of Cinevardaphoto tryptich] and several others if you also have Fandor/Mubi/Doc Channel through Amazon Prime
  10. Day 3 of the boil-water notice here in Austin. I try to pretend I'm traveling where I can't open my mouth in the shower and ;have to pour water from a bottle to wet my toothbrush.
  11. I was sent that same notice, but because I save any NYT recipes as a bookmark of the recipe's page in two separate bookmarking sites/apps, Diigo and LinkLocker, I haven't noticed a problem with retrieving any NYT recipes. Maybe that will change, as I might be within that 25-day free window. Can't remember when I was sent the notice. Sure, it's not as convenient as having them all within a dedicated NYT Recipe Box, but I never used that and prefer to have all my recipes from a number of sites in one place, Diigo and LinkLocker [i know, that's 2 places, but I'm a pants and suspenders kind of
  12. From Letters of Note: In 1993 NY Post columnist Liz Smith wrote: "[Aretha Franklin] must know she’s too bosomy to wear such clothing, but she just doesn't care what we think, and that attitude is what separates mere stars from true divas.” Aretha wrote to her...
  13. I just attended my college 50th class reunion. And I too was very apprehensive about attending because of the list of those attending, few of which I really hung out with in college. However, just as I had not yet registered, many others had held back until the last minute. It turned out to be a grand time, partly because of some last-minute registrants, including one favorite drinking buddy, and because so many of us had grown up and mellowed to the extent that we could enjoy being around each other even it we hadn't necessarily done so 50 years ago. I must admit that this was a small
  14. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2018/02/23/everyone-take-a-deep-breath-your-instant-pot-pressure-cooker-has-not-been-recalled Not the model that includes a pressure cooker - very limited recall
  15. No, I tell you, they're just evil and are lying in wait for you to relax and forget this whole episode....
  16. I think they have light/dark sensors and are programmed to go off when it's pitch-black inside just to be evil. Don't bother with the 10-year lithium battery ones - one of mine crapped out after one year. I couldn't switch it off so ended up smashing it to bits and flinging it outside with gusto. It's worse if you're house/cat-sitting and there are four linked alarms going off, you can't figure out which one is the main one, one is up a flight of stairs just outside the cats' sleeping area, they're freaking out, and you have to go outside into a strange garage to find the ladder, all the w
  17. Other than chasing a mama raccoon through my old house that came in to chow down on cat food, my closest encounter with wildlife at home was a middle-of-the-night kerfuffle that woke me out of a dead sleep. When I entered the kitchen, lit only by an outside light, I noticed an owl quietly sitting on the edge of my sink. I carefully reached my left hand around behind the owl, grabbed him lightly, and then unlocked two back doors to throw him up to fly away. Not sure how it entered - either my cat caught it outside and brought it through two cat doors, or it chased my cat through two cat doors.
  18. 40+ million manufactured from 1973 to 2017 being recalled and replaced by Kidde https://inmarmarketaction.com/kidde/Kidde284US/
  19. No need to bother with any of the Black's bbq restaurants --whether Terry's or the original down in Lockhart--pedestrian, all of them
  20. Cuisinart replacement blade arrived - contrast between it and the 20+-year-old blade being replaced was very noticeable - old one almost as smooth as a butter knife.
  21. Your Social Security benefits may also be vulnerable "What should you do? At a minimum, I recommend immediately printing out and safely preserving your Social Security earnings record. The date may help prove that the real you has the earliest Social Security records. And if you are now collecting benefits? I’d start saving notices of benefits you’ve received or changes to your benefits. Also print out bank statements showing you’ve received benefits. Having these things in your possession with dates that pre-date when your benefits were redirected may help. Then again, Social Security may
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    Barbara Cook

    One of my major regrets is never finding my way back East to one of her concerts or cabaret stints. CDs have been on shuffle all afternoon.
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