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Offline Mrs. Zog

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8220 on: October 23, 2019, 01:36:58 am »
No sharp knives, no food. You can take @Tom van Brits to McDonalds, it's not far.

I certainly can't repeat tonight's Mediterranean feta-stuffed chicken breasts on a bed of rice with dull knives. Sorry for you.  :P
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8221 on: October 23, 2019, 01:55:45 am »
No sharp knives, no food. You can take @Tom van Brits to McDonalds, it's not far.

I certainly can't repeat tonight's Mediterranean feta-stuffed chicken breasts on a bed of rice with dull knives. Sorry for you.  :P

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Sharpening knives sounds like a bargain!  :laughing4: McDonald's  ::) not  :lol8:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8222 on: October 23, 2019, 06:36:59 am »
All of my kitchen knives need sharpening. Just sayin'.  8)

 :patch: I always thought that an artisan looks after his own tools...?  :pot:

I have my own set of kitchen knives that I keep with a keen edge.
I draw the blade through a Vsharp Classic 2 ten times before using the knife.  :)



The family's other knives in the drawer are only good for pressing through butter or cheese
and the knives in the wooden block are dull and chipped from washing with all the other cutlery.  ::)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8223 on: October 23, 2019, 09:18:52 am »
And @Tom van Brits can go running with Mrs Zog 8)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8224 on: October 23, 2019, 03:01:15 pm »
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:patch: I always thought that an artisan looks after his own tools...? 

AS I was typing, I knew someone was going to say this. And yes, I used to. And then Mr. Zog bought some fancy schmancy sharpening tool kit set box thingy and from then on I was not allowed to sharpen knives anymore.  :(

@Ri, not a chance. @Tom van Brits will leave me in the dust. He's much fitter than I am.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8225 on: October 23, 2019, 03:16:24 pm »
Oh wait, Mr. Zog, let me save you the trouble of replying:

Did she say something?  :peepwall: 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8226 on: October 23, 2019, 03:19:20 pm »
All of my kitchen knives need sharpening. Just sayin'.  8)

Did she say something?  :sip:  :peepwall:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8227 on: October 23, 2019, 04:24:48 pm »
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:patch: I always thought that an artisan looks after his own tools...? 

AS I was typing, I knew someone was going to say this. And yes, I used to. And then Mr. Zog bought some fancy schmancy sharpening tool kit set box thingy and from then on I was not allowed to sharpen knives anymore.  :(

@Ri, not a chance. @Tom van Brits will leave me in the dust. He's used to be much fitter than I am.

Fixed that for you. Remember, he worked all hours and didn't have time to run so he's slowed down a bit. He might be hard-working fit, same as Mr Zog, but not so much running fit anymore. It's a good thing too, the extra weight makes him look healthier.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8228 on: October 23, 2019, 05:08:14 pm »
All of my kitchen knives need sharpening. Just sayin'.  8)

Did she say something:sip:  :peepwall:

Methinks Ma Zog is gonna change her name to Mrs Bobbitt...  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8229 on: October 23, 2019, 06:03:49 pm »
Nipples....find him lots of nipples....the greasy ones :laughing4:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8230 on: October 24, 2019, 01:10:19 am »
Nipples....find him lots of nipples....the greasy ones :laughing4:

The mower has a few greasy nipples...  :sip:

and maybe if he lies down under my bakkie he may find a few more  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8231 on: October 24, 2019, 01:14:58 am »
Something I don't somehow think I'll ever see in the USA  :eek7:

A buddy of mine from Pretoria sent me a few WhatsApp pics today of a Russian bomber that landed at the Waterkloof AFB....  :drif:

And heading home today I got caught at a train crossing. The trains run several times each day, sometimes as many as 120 cars, piled up with containers double-stacked. The rail industry works well here.  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8232 on: October 24, 2019, 01:19:56 am »
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:patch: I always thought that an artisan looks after his own tools...? 

AS I was typing, I knew someone was going to say this. And yes, I used to. And then Mr. Zog bought some fancy schmancy sharpening tool kit set box thingy and from then on I was not allowed to sharpen knives anymore.  :(

I started off sharpening the kitchen knives for my beloved. I used my super fancy Lansky sharpening set. Gets the knives razor-sharp, perfect cutting edges.  :biggrin:

Then after she cuts with them she just drops them into the steel sink, bangs them into the dishwasher, slams them into the knife drawer.  >:(

Perfect edge no longer.  :-\

I even put up a magnetic knife holder for her in the kitchen to protect the blades. She uses the magnetic holder, but still slams them into the sink, bangs them around in the dishwasher...  :xxbah:

Yes dear. I will sharpen your knives AGAIN....  :P
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8233 on: October 24, 2019, 05:38:33 am »
Sharp knives do this  :lol8:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8234 on: October 24, 2019, 06:19:03 am »
I started off sharpening the kitchen knives for my beloved. I used my super fancy Lansky sharpening set. Gets the knives razor-sharp, perfect cutting edges.  :biggrin:
Then after she cuts with them she just drops them into the steel sink, bangs them into the dishwasher, slams them into the knife drawer.  >:(
Perfect edge no longer.  :-\
I even put up a magnetic knife holder for her in the kitchen to protect the blades. She uses the magnetic holder, but still slams them into the sink, bangs them around in the dishwasher...  :xxbah:
Yes dear. I will sharpen your knives AGAIN....  :P

That is the very reason why I have my own set of chefs' knives.  ::)
Get her a present of a plastic container for spagetti.
Fill with soapy water and place used knives in it for soaking.
When all the other crockery and cutlery is done, wash the knives one by one.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #8235 on: October 24, 2019, 08:31:37 am »
I am starting a list.

I am figuring out what TVB and I will be doing while he is here.

Of course we will go fishing, that goes without saying. But there is other stuff we can do too...

One of the items on the list is servicing the mower. It needs an oil change, with new oil filter, maybe air filter too. The blades need sharpening, and we need to check the tracking of the blades. Check all the spindle and tensioner bearings. And give it a good pressure washing.

Another item on the list is to get another couple of sections of the East side fence done. Not because it's falling down, just because it doesn't look nice with the different sections, old and new. Different styles... Lets see.  :sip:

The front garden bed needs work, dig it up, put down a weed barrier, then add mulch over the top. Tom should be good at that seeing as he had spent the last few months working in agriculture  :peepwall:  :pot:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Soemthing like a 'working holiday' you planned for Tom?

Or 'earn you board and lodging'? ;)
 

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« Reply #8236 on: October 24, 2019, 09:07:11 am »
Be careful that you don't invalidate TvB's tourist visa by making him perform work...!  :pot:
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« Reply #8237 on: October 24, 2019, 10:20:20 am »
After finding all the nipples he can clear the LANDMINES :laughing4:

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« Reply #8238 on: October 24, 2019, 01:42:43 pm »
After finding all the nipples he can clear the LANDMINES :laughing4:

Yes I can train Sammy to become a MDD - mine detection dog  :deal:  :imaposer:

I will bring my part sure thing, got a couple dollars saved up and to help with projects will just add to the fun since Mr Z is a talented tradesmen trainer  :thumleft:

And yes not running fit but if Mrs Z feels like running al good.....maybe we can drag Mr Zog along on a 5 mile run  :laughing4:

Only 18 sleeps to go!!  :laughing4:
 

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« Reply #8239 on: October 25, 2019, 01:09:57 am »
After finding all the nipples he can clear the LANDMINES :laughing4:

Yes I can train Sammy to become a MDD - mine detection dog  :deal:  :imaposer:

I will bring my part sure thing, got a couple dollars saved up and to help with projects will just add to the fun since Mr Z is a talented tradesmen trainer  :thumleft:

And yes not running fit but if Mrs Z feels like running al good.....maybe we can drag Mr Zog along on a 5 mile run  :laughing4:

Only 18 sleeps to go!!  :laughing4:

I USED to run 7km every second day back in 2012.  :sip:

But now I don't run, not even if the cops are chasing me  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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