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3 hours ago, Pingo said:

I may take a walk to the local bookstore later this morning for some much anticipated new releases.

 

Walk to the bookstore achievement unlocked.

 

The wispy ghostly remnants of the great storm have made it cool but uncomfortably humid in this distant reach of the country.

 

Picked up a couple of interesting new releases, one on modern Islamic women and the ways they dress (fabulously! it turns out) to add to my vast library of clothing and costuming books, and one by a brilliant, honest, compassionate, well-informed, fact-based, generous, clear-eyed politician.

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8 minutes ago, Pingo said:

... and one by a brilliant, honest, compassionate, well-informed, fact-based, generous, clear-eyed politician.

Self-professed, of course...

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Just now, Grayfax said:

Self-professed, of course...

 

Oddly enough, no. That was my own assessment, partly based on the lack of it from the subject.

 

(Oh, wait, they did claim to be basing their statements on facts, with citations. So "fact-based" could be considered perhaps a self-assessment, albeit one with evidence which can be examined.)

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*** Goes to fridge ***

*** Checks olives by eating several ***

Nope... not cold enough yet...

*** Drinks water ***

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I'd really appreciate it if we didn't have to tell the same people over and over and over and over to keep it in Beekeepers. It really just comes down to a lack of respect for others on the forum as a whole.

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1 minute ago, Grayfax said:

*** Goes to fridge ***

*** Checks olives by eating several ***

Nope... not cold enough yet...

*** Drinks water ***

 

COLD OLIVES????

 

 

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Just now, Glitterwolf said:

I eat them warm, lukewarm /room temperature.

 

I will eat them that way, but not normally at home.  Here in the States, there are not many locations to get "fresh olives", so they are typically sold in glass jars.  While I can and have eaten a whole jar in one sitting, that's a lot of sodium, so you refrigerate them after opening.  I'm too impatient to wait for them to warm back up to room temp before eating them, thus I usually have them cold.

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Just now, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I will eat them that way, but not normally at home.  Here in the States, there are not many locations to get "fresh olives", so they are typically sold in glass jars.  While I can and have eaten a whole jar in one sitting, that's a lot of sodium, so you refrigerate them after opening.  I'm too impatient to wait for them to warm back up to room temp before eating them, thus I usually have them cold.

 

Got it!

 

We have a lot sold in jars, but also a lot fresh ones.

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5 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

I eat them warm, lukewarm /room temperature.

 

I can do that too, but, as Dilvish says, they are made to be refrigerated here.  So, I do so.  

Heck, I'll eat black olives straight out of the can, but I usually chop them up for tex-mex, so they don't last long enough to make it to the fridge and I'm not sure which way I prefer those.  Green Queens though?  You betcha, cold and tasty!

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