The Off Topic Thread #2

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by dc sunshine, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. dc sunshine

    dc sunshine

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    Just wanted to have a place like the the original off topic thread.  Yes, I know we are a cooking site, but this particular part of the site is for non-cooking issues, and I would really like to have somehwere to continue in that vein.

    So, I would like to respond to Yeti....

    You are most welcome.  I cannot do much about the weather, just learnt to manage it in my lab.  The  Finesse in this field is amazing to manage.  On some days where the temperatures were unmanagable, so we just didn't do some of the finer work on these days.  Or, which was pretty funny, trying to work in the dark in the lab, no backup generator when the power went out due to the local drain on power facilities, and having to use torches and candles.  Which again affected the temperature so all we could do was measure stuff like steel rulers, that sort of thing, with fairly rough requirements.  No fine work.

    That's amazing there is only one person in the world working with that international standard.  I envy that person actually, they would get to see a lot of companies in a lot of countries /img/vbsmilies/smilies//smile.gif

    I hope we can keep this new thread going, as there has been a lot of interesting conversation and input for a long time in the previous one.

    DC
     
  2. oregonyeti

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    DC Sunshine, it's been a while since I visited this site. It's great to see you here/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

    This site sure has changed, and frankly I've lost interest in the new setup. It's not the same site at all. I'll pm you my contact info so we can stay in touch if you like.
     
  3. dc sunshine

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    Yeti - I'm not even sure why your original thread was blocked.

    Moderators - the thread was a great way to chat about anything not regarding (but may have included) anything  to do with cooking and people could get to know each other.

    Confused I am.
     
  4. oregonyeti

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    I must have made it out to be a lot more interesting than it is. If Fluke totally depended on me, we'd be sunk! Luckily I have knowledgeable people around me, even if they aren't fixing things.
     
  5. oregonyeti

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    I really lucked out food-wise. I'm renting the basement of a 3-story house, with my own kitchen, bathroom etc. The owners live above me. They are originally Ethiopian, and when they cook, dang does their food smell good. When I told the guy I like injera, and that my Eritrean friends turned me on to their food, he said they would bring me something good to have with the injera. And DAMN is it good.

    One dish is a not-too-spicy fragrant beef dish with carrots, and the other, the one that really got me going, is a chicken and boiled egg dish in a sauce heavy with peppers, mostly sweet and with some hot to it. Sheesh, I'm hooked. I hope I can learn some things from them. There are probably some ingredients I never tried. I'm glad they're friendly. I'll make some things for them too if they want some. I have a happy tummy right now /img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif
     
  6. oregonyeti

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    And no, I don't want to do the facebook thing. Why can't I just post something here? Sheesh, I'm getting invaded with the facebook thing. Damn annoying. <---- Now THAT, what I just wrote I would agree to publish on Facebook.
     
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  7. dc sunshine

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    That food does sound good /img/vbsmilies/smilies//smile.gif   I'm glad you landed on your feet there - I'd not enjoy being a boarder with someone I couldn't get along with - so that's excellent my friend.

    Re Facebook - I find it, well, immature and too hard to use.  I'd rather be here or emailing.  Maybe it's a case of teaching an old dog (i.e. me!) new tricks - my kids swear by Facebook.  Oh well, each to their own.

    Summer is coming along here after a really long wet spell - gotta dig out the shorts and tank tops.  And finally maybe even get a tan happening (Yeah - a tan is not healthy, blah blah blah /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif).  I figure it's a good dose of vitamin D so experts - go away.  Had enough of doctors lately and I've never met one that didn't tell me off for something.  Arrgh.  So I take their advice in moderation.  As moderation should be taken - in moderation /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif   Also another excuse for some sun is that I lost the cats in the weeds after all that rain now sunshine - so I must do something about that.  Cats re-appeared eventually.  At suppertime, of course.

    P.S. What is injera?
     
  8. maryb

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    I am not on any "social networking" sites. Socializing to me is done in person. And I am not computer illiterate, I program, build computers, and all kinds of other electronic goodies.
     
  9. oregonyeti

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    I do use Facebook, but I don't do a lot of things there. I got in touch with old friends I hadn't seen in 30 years, friends I went to school with in India. That was great!

    The cats-in-the-weeds thing reminded me of something Jeff Foxworthy said. "You might be a redneck if ... you mow your lawn and find a car". /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

    Injera is kind of a big crepe that I think has yeast in it, and usually has teff flour in it, sometimes wheat too. Teff is a grain that's grown a lot in Ethiopia, that's got a lot of flavor to it. Injera is more chewy than pancakes are, and thinner. I haven't had anything else really similar to it.
     
  10. oregonyeti

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    In other words, you are not a redneck, eh?

    All in fun--I know some cool people who call themselves rednecks/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
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  11. nicko

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    The old thread became nothing more than a place for new members who wanted to get their post counts up. If you look at many of the posts they are one lines. The real deal is the old threads are a big demand on the server so please start a unique topic for what you want to talk about. 
     
  12. homemadecook

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    Yeah I agree, so that topics in this forum will be organized and not mixed up. /img/vbsmilies/smilies//smile.gif
     
  13. dc sunshine

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    Thank you for your response Nicko.

    Daina
     
  14. oregonyeti

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    Yeah it was all bullshit. But then again there was a hell of a lot of fun on that thread. We would shoot the breeze a lot, say what what was on our minds, casually, and there was a lot of friendship. We could bring up anything we wanted, and in my experience there was almost no meaningless chat. If you want to close that off, your choice of course, but you must not have been following that thread.

    I'll stay here as long as I can connect with my friends here, but it's not what it used to be.
     
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  15. oregonyeti

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    This is really puzzling me--why would anyone care about their post count? Are there prizes to be won or something?? This is weird.
     
  16. ishbel

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    Hello OY - long time no 'see'!

    Some new members want to up their post numbers in older threads so they won't be spotted until after they make the minimum number required to let them post links in messages, a subtler form of spamming!
     
  17. oregonyeti

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    I replied earlier but I must have messed up. It doesn't show here.

    Ishbel, nice to see you /img/vbsmilies/smilies//smile.gif

    In the off-topic theme, I just started a batch of basmati rice with some kachu-jang paste cooking in it. I think it will turn out good. I think eggs over-easy on that rice will be nice for a simple breakfast.

    One thing that I am liking about Lynnwood is that I have a choice of Korean restaurants. I can even get dolsot bibimbap here--I have to try that for sure! In Corvallis I could get bibimbap but not the stone-bowl kind.
     
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  18. oregonyeti

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    "I am liking" is excellent, grammatically. Right?
     
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  19. boar_d_laze

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    Originally Posted by OregonYeti  
    Usually not.

    BDL
     
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  20. dc sunshine

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    Our puppy dog has gone bird crazy.  Now it's mating season for the birds the are all screeching and fighting on the dog's lawn.

    He's up to a count of 6 so far /img/vbsmilies/smilies//smile.gif   But at least it's only the noisy ones.  He's a Kelpie, so loves to chase anything that moves.

    He tried it on with the cats, but soon learnt they have a pointy end, to his regret /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif   Silly puppy.