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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9280 on: April 10, 2020, 05:10:32 am »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9281 on: April 10, 2020, 12:12:25 pm »
I don't put celery in.

Once at a farmers BQ in Virginia a german friend and I decided to make a big bowl of potatoe salad using a mixture of SA and the german way to make it.
The guests could not have enough of the salad and finally used buns to scrape the last out in the bottom of the bowl.
Then everyone asked how did we make it? We both answered for starters DO NOT USE celery!!!! ;) :lol8:

I don't like the stuff, falls under the same category as green peppers not to be used for human consumption :deal: :eek7:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9282 on: April 10, 2020, 12:34:55 pm »
I don't put celery in.

Once at a farmers BQ in Virginia a german friend and I decided to make a big bowl of potatoe salad using a mixture of SA and the german way to make it.
The guests could not have enough of the salad and finally used buns to scrape the last out in the bottom of the bowl.
Then everyone asked how did we make it? We both answered for starters DO NOT USE celery!!!! ;) :lol8:

I don't like the stuff, falls under the same category as green peppers not to be used for human consumption :deal: :eek7:

My wife is German, potato salad is a SERIOUS thing!  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9283 on: April 10, 2020, 01:07:23 pm »
Celery is vile.... Makes me burp for hours...

Also cucumbers, green peppers, etc.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9284 on: April 10, 2020, 02:31:08 pm »
Love homemade cream of celery soup, I also always add celery when making vegetable soup. Different taste buds maybe. :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #9285 on: April 10, 2020, 03:45:10 pm »
I don't put celery in.

I don't like the stuff, falls under the same category as green peppers not to be used for human consumption :deal: :eek7:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9286 on: April 10, 2020, 03:59:00 pm »
I don't put celery in.

I don't like the stuff, falls under the same category as green peppers not to be used for human consumption :deal: :eek7:
Fully agree.

Green Peppers, hollowed out and stuffed with pre-parcooked mince and onion, then cooked in a thick tomatoe based sauce, cook, let stand in the fridge until the next day, warm and serve with long grain rice.  :drif:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9287 on: April 10, 2020, 04:24:54 pm »
Celery is vile.... Makes me burp for hours...

Also cucumbers, green peppers, etc.
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I used to be the same - then I had a gastroscopy due to repeated indigestion.
They found that ulcer causing bacteria in my stomach.
Once treated and cured, the burping effect disappeared.
Get your gut checked out BE.
Really.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9288 on: April 10, 2020, 04:34:54 pm »
Celery is vile.... Makes me burp for hours...

Also cucumbers, green peppers, etc.
Me too especially green peppers. Days on end I have their taste in  my mouth because of the gas.
One thing I've learnt in life is some people like to eat some weird tasting stuff AND proclaim it to be very nice too!! :o :eek7:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9289 on: April 11, 2020, 01:19:04 am »
A good mate of mine eats chillies on everything.  :sip:
I like the peppers, but the chillies destroy my taste buds for days.  ::)
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9290 on: April 11, 2020, 02:16:24 am »
I must be weird.

I like celery.

And peppers. Green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers. Cooked, not raw.

I also like onions, raw or cooked.

Garlic I will kill for...  :sip:

You can keep the olives, the anchovies, and the peanut butter.

Generally I am very easy to please, when it comes to food.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #9291 on: April 11, 2020, 09:19:00 am »
Big plus on the celery, though I haven't had any for quite a while. I must look for some.

Onions and peppers too, but olives not so much, nor avos.

No real fads on most foods. Except canned pilchards - they're fucking revolting!  :puke_l: :puke_r:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9292 on: April 11, 2020, 09:53:43 pm »
Marmite on fresh white bread with lottsa butter.  >:D
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9293 on: April 11, 2020, 09:55:13 pm »
Marmite on fresh white bread with lottsa butter.  >:D
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9294 on: April 11, 2020, 10:52:09 pm »
 Except canned pilchards - they're fucking revolting!

Guess you have not tasted rollmops then?!!!! I was made to eat them by my father as a kid. He loved them as a inbetween snack. Made the whole house smell like fish. ;D :eek7:

Guess it's why I don't eat fish, not raw or cooked.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9295 on: April 13, 2020, 04:16:11 am »
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Another weekend gone.

I had a really kak day at work on Friday, and when 4pm rolled around and I didn't have any more work that needed doing I clocked out. On the way home I stopped off at a butcher shop and bought some meat for the next week. At home I poured myself a stiff rum & coke and took the weight off. Then I got an SMS from the boss; do I want to go sort out a pump that wasn't working?

As much as I really need the money and the overtime, I also needed some mental sanity, so I refused. Sometimes you just have to say no...

Saturday was an interesting day. Mrs Zog and I went past a store that sells the overstock from the major department stores called Ollies. The sell everything from food (dry goods and tins, nothing fresh) to clothes and fishing gear and hardware and flooring and household goods and garden stuff.... you get the idea.  We just went in to browse, but to my absolute amazement I found packets of biltong on the shelves!!!  :eek7:

I could not believe it, biltong! And at just $1.79 per pack I decided to get a few packs. My justification was that I can eat a pack of biltong for lunch, at just $1.79, or I can buy a burger from MacDonalds etc for around $4-5... And biltong is just so much healthier too  :drif:

Then to Home SDepot where I bought some Poplar planks for a project that has been waiting for around 3 years. It was about that long ago that I scored a garden bench that the steel sides and back were fine, but the wooden bits were completely rotted out. Mrs Zog informed me that the time to get it done was now.  :deal:  Eish...  :sip:  :imaposer:

After Home Depot Mrs Zog and I were debating whether we could afford to get some take-out for lunch. The consensus was that we couldn't, but screw it, we would get some anyway. So we joined the drive-through line at Chick-Fil-A, a place that makes the most amazing chicken. Way better than KFC...  :drif:

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We each ordered the chicken tenders, and when we got to the window to pay the dude informed us that the guy in the car ahead of us had already paid our bill  :eek7:   I was gobsmacked  :eek7:   Some complete stranger just decided that he would pay for our lunch. I looked at his car as he was driving away, it wasn't a fancy car, it was just a pretty old and beat-up crappy sedan... so definitely not a rich dude.

Mrs Zog and I were blown away.  :o

Back home we enjoyed our free lunch, then I got the weed eater and the mower out and got the lawn sorted out. After that I made a start on cutting up the wood for the garden bench, but around 4pm I was feeling the need, so I closed up the workshop and drove down to the pond for some fishing stress relief. I didn't catch anything, but I did feel a whole lot better when I got home.  :thumleft:

Today (Sunday) we took the dogglies down to the pond for some swimming and mud time... they really enjoyed splashing and swimming and chasing fishes and birdies and stuff... it got the crazy out, a bit  :biggrin:

Then back home I messed with my baits for a bit, I'm still trying to get the soft plastics moulding right. But today I finally think that I figured it out; the plastisol that I had was kak. It just never hardened / cured after heating. I'm guessing that somehow it didn't get mixed right at the factory. But today I melted down some of the old softies that I had collected and they worked quite well. So now I know.... v :thumleft:

Then some more work on the wood for the garden bench, until I decided that it was time to give the very muddy and smelly dogs a bath! When they were both done I also had a shower and called it a day. Only thing I still did was open the valve to allow the sprinkler to water the grass.

Mrs Zog made a lovely stew for supper with the stewing beef that I had bought on Friday, then after supper we watched an old classic on tv, James Bond in Doctor No  :ricky:

Thanks for reading y'all.  :thumleft:

Stay safe and stay happy.  :ricky:
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« Reply #9296 on: April 13, 2020, 06:00:05 am »

Makes you believe in Karma
"We each ordered the chicken tenders, and when we got to the window to pay the dude informed us that the guy in the car ahead of us had already paid our bill  :eek7:   I was gobsmacked  :eek7:   Some complete stranger just decided that he would pay for our lunch.'
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« Reply #9297 on: April 13, 2020, 08:06:36 am »
What a way to end the outing!!
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9298 on: April 13, 2020, 08:46:41 am »
We each ordered the chicken tenders, and when we got to the window to pay the dude informed us that the guy in the car ahead of us had already paid our bill  :eek7:   I was gobsmacked  :eek7:   Some complete stranger just decided that he would pay for our lunch. I looked at his car as he was driving away, it wasn't a fancy car, it was just a pretty old and beat-up crappy sedan... so definitely not a rich dude.

It is called "Paying it forward"   It is a thing.................go and Google it.
Its a goodwill gesture, that became popular, especially after the year 2000 movie called "Pay it forward" starring Kevin Spacey
which is by the way, one of the better and more inspirational movies I've seen in my lifetime.
If you can find it somewhere, do watch it. It will give you hope for mankind in difficult times like this.                   
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9299 on: April 13, 2020, 12:07:16 pm »
GARY,

I suspect you “Pay it forward” more often than you realise.

For example, doing the best work you can for customers, not stealing an item from a job, being nice to the elderly (and young ones) a kindly smile, picking up litter, being nice to a customers pets, kids, jump starting a Mexicans fucked out Chrysler Voyager van...........

All of this is constantly going into YOUR reserve Karma bucket.

Always remember that.

And to be honest, the person paying for your meal......... Think of how good he/she felt being able to do it. (It could in the most extreme case, be a satisfied customer who recognised you from a job you did for them before) YUP..... you never thought that, did you.

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