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The soup was a success... so much so that there is no more soup.

Now I need ideas for food for tomorrow, and I got nothin' .... I suppose I could take a shot at meatloaf. We have toes suitable to be mashed. o.O

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I have a credit card again! I have purchased a portable light for reapercon! WOo!

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2 minutes ago, Sylverthorne said:

The soup was a success... so much so that there is no more soup.

Now I need ideas for food for tomorrow, and I got nothin' .... I suppose I could take a shot at meatloaf. We have toes suitable to be mashed. o.O

Had stuffed baked 'toes for dinner here. :poke:

Plus, my package from Illinois, via Maryland, arrived today.  4 packs of Thanksgiving Mouslings [#03536]. ::):

GEM

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The experiment has been documented.

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59 minutes ago, knarthex said:

do you use some kind of [REDACTED] with that?::o:

As someone that has eaten his fair share of Meals Rejected by Ethiopians, the rations from the 1940's were in cans, and were called C Rations...

The MREs came into general use in the 80s, and were a VAST improvement.

Some of them were actually pretty good....

 

I've had C-Rations and MREs. I will take MREs every single time.

 

I've never had K-Rations, but they had the reputation of being worse than C-Rations.

 

Of course the UCMJ requires that every member of every military complain about anything issued as a ration, regardless of its provenance or quality.

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I now have a bowl of Trader Joe's mini ravioli. Wooooo. Dinner of champions. 

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The youtube channel I watch for the MRE information is: Steve1989MREInfo

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4 hours ago, knarthex said:

do you use some kind of [REDACTED] with that?::o:

As someone that has eaten his fair share of Meals Rejected by Ethiopians, the rations from the 1940's were in cans, and were called C Rations...

The MREs came into general use in the 80s, and were a VAST improvement.

Some of them were actually pretty good....

 

I got to try some MREs in 2005, when my then-girlfriend's dad brought them back from helping with the Katrina cleanup. I had 4 or 5 of them, and overall they weren't terrible. All dinner options, but I don't remember which ones. I know one had peanut butter and jelly in it, with compressed Styrofoam labeled as "bread" for the snack portion. I loved the mini bottles of Tabasco, and I fully understood their use as something of a currency by soldiers after trying to eat some kind of Tex-Mex chicken(or beef, couldn't tell) rice dish without it. Overall, though, I rated them pretty well. Definitely wouldn't want to eat them every day, but they were also definitely a palatable meal.

 

I also thought it was kinda neat that they included a little pouch with waterproof matches, gum, and toilet paper. But then I looked at the toilet paper, saw that it was both 1-ply and a small amount, and was like "yea, that's not gonna work." I got an education later that eating MREs results in not needing as much TP because even after eating just one a day for two days in a row I was, as Pam Poovey would put it, "bound up tighter than Dick's hat band."

 

3 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I've had C-Rations and MREs. I will take MREs every single time.

 

I've never had K-Rations, but they had the reputation of being worse than C-Rations.

 

Of course the UCMJ requires that every member of every military complain about anything issued as a ration, regardless of its provenance or quality.

 

I've seen the civilian equivalent of D-Rations at sporting goods stores lately. I've been very tempted to buy a couple, one to keep in my car as the absolute emergency food that it's intended to be, and one to eat just for the heck of it. It looks like an inch thick candy bar, but I know there's no way it's going to taste or chew like one. The original D-Rats were supposed to be chocolate flavored though, so who knows if modern times have made with any upgrades.

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A guest just asked to use my personal cell phone to log onto their Facebook. Hahahaha no<_<

 

12 hours ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

Thanks for the help.

The sarcasm there was impressive. If it were a boom it would have had a shockwave.

 

10 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Your next test:

Parallel park a big rig with a 53 foot trailer.

It can be done, if you know the trick.

GEM

When my dad was teaching me to drive he told me that you only need a little extra space to park anything. He could park a 45 foot bus in a 50 foot space, for example. Without wiggling back and forth.

 

4 hours ago, Cyradis said:

I eat small portions. *sniff sniff*

 

*pouts*

 

I should make myself some more actual food. To the kitchen, for mini ravioli! 

One of these days I look forward to having actual meals cooked in my own kitchen, rather than the fast food I've been eating since the end of July. 

 

Also really hoping this is the last time we have to move for a while. Three times in three and half months is too much.

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6 hours ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

Maybe this weekend. I'm enjoying listening to Critical Role on episode 6 right now. It's fun and inspiring listening to them play some cool D&D games while I paint. Gives me some ideas. 

Nah, we crazies need to stick together!

 

Thanks for mentioning Critical Role.  Looked it up this evening and sampled enough to know that this is something I want to delve deeper into.

Really good production values and entertaining people.

GEM

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Found out the company that owns the hotel is gonna sell it. Unsure whether they're selling to franchise or what. But our union contract keeps our jobs safe, at least for a while. 

 

Like, calm down universe. I don't need this right now.

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Fingers crossed for you, Red.

 

8 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Of course the UCMJ requires that every member of every military complain about anything issued as a ration, regardless of its provenance or quality.

TROOTH!

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8 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Of course the UCMJ requires that every member of every military complain about anything issued as a ration, regardless of its provenance or quality.

I know that I hated it that they limited me to only one lobster tail on surf n turf night on the sub.

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36 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I know that I hated it that they limited me to only one lobster tail on surf n turf night on the sub.

:lol:

 

Was the coffee limited?

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7 minutes ago, Crowley said:

:lol:

 

Was the coffee limited?

If there is one thing that you never run out of on a sub, it's coffee.  I've been on boats that have run out of flour and salt, but never coffee. (we did get down to less than 5 cans once; 20lb cans of coffee that is).

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