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5 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

Well one other suggestion:  untill you know your oven, rotate the bread 90 degrees about halfway through the cook time or make sure you let your oven come to temperature and sit there for another 10 to 15 minutes before starting to bake to ensure even heating. Older ovens can have some interesting hot spots.

I watch Americas Test Kitchen regularly. I guess I like to imagine I could cook...someday. Anyways, they have shiny, new, gleaming wall ovens and they almost always rotate anything they bake by 180° at the halfway point. 

 

 

5 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

And you're trying to keep a little one fed?  I hope your lot improves Red.  Life with a little one can be trying in the best of situations.  I really admire your positive outlook in life!  When we had our first child my wife made it very clear SHE had a dishwasher... me!

Without running tap water even that option is gone.  :mellow:

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20 hours ago, redambrosia said:

No stove. No sink. And side that’s supposed to be countertops, has no countertop. 
 

Oh, and no dishwasher either.

 

Sounds like our kitchen during remodeling.  We had a microwave and the kitchen table left after demo of the old one.  We ate a lot of take out greek salads and gyros from the place up the street. And frozen/microwaved dinners.  Rinsed dishes with a hose in the back yard and washed in the tub, but mostly used disposable stuff.  (Had boxes of paper cups and plastic forks stashed, going back to our wedding!)  Set up one of the work tables in my sewing room with a power strip and had the coffee pot for hot water and tea, as well as a toaster for snacks. 

 

12 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

Hey everyone, just managed to finally kick a two day migraine into submission. Only took a scary amount of over the counter meds, keeping myself cold(it helps) and a lot of sleep <_< 

 

Glad you're feeling better. 

 

1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

Welcome to todays episode of "Seriously? They couldn't send stuff in a smaller box?" <_<

 

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Plenty of room left for a cat, I guess. 

 

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I am just beginning my day. I had toast, eggs, and bacon with apricot preserves and butter go breakfast.  

 

I hope some of you lot are in fine fettle. 

 

If anyone is: what is fettle anyway? and why is fine better than coarse fettle, if there’s such a thing as coarse fettle. 

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1 hour ago, Kuroneko said:

Welcome to todays episode of "Seriously? They couldn't send stuff in a smaller box?" <_<

 

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That looks like a recent Kickstarter delivery I had. 

40ish metal minis, crammed in little plastic bags, crammed in a larger plastic bag and placed in one corner of a box three times bigger than it needed to be (with no packing material :angry:).

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16 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

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I don't see how that's gonna help....::D:

 

 

 

(Yes, I know someone already made the joke. It was in my head, so I made it again anyway.::P:)

You know, I know someone that can probably come up with something tasty using Fireball.

 

I am tempted to get some, just to see what he comes up with.

 

Or do it myself, now. Easy one, Fireball bread pudding.

 

I am beginning to wish my school had had Home Ec now. Why did schools drop that?

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Got a call earlier that my aunt [77] was being taken in for emergency kidney surgery. Just got word she came through it fine! Thank God. We have family in for the week, for a coon dog competition, the garage is a temporary kennel. Hope the prelims go well for my nephew in law and his dog.

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13 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Game taking a break at the moment - Andrew needs to rethink some things.

 

He set up a Kings of War battle to determine how our retreat is going - his forces of the Faithful outnumbering us 4 to 3.

 

Megan and I wiped his entire army off of the table in five rounds

 

Jamie did well on her flank, but was slowly losing a battle of attrition against his biggest block of troops - a Horde of foot knights. (He had Kingdoms of Men with Basilean allies we had Kingdoms of Men with Forces of Nature allies.).

 

And then Megan hit his rear while I hit his flank on turn 3, and got to roll 64 dice for Megan, 30 dice for me... he needed us to roll snake eyes to survive, but he didn't get it.

 

He was not planning on losing the battle, let alone getting completely routed - it was to see how much damage we took before the retreat - and the answer was 'Not much' - mostly Jamie's forces, and she was still above two thirds when we brought the hammer down - Megan even got some Heal on Jamie's forces, so she was better when the battle was over than before we hit Andrew's flanks - Jamie was our exposed flank. She took all the real damage for a turn before we closed the trap.

 

And his Pontifex (wizard) was on the field - so his church forces have lost the equivalent of a Cardinal or Arch Bishop. He turned out to be pretty squishy - and was taken out by harpies.

 

Now Winter is setting in - giving us a full season to prepare for the retreat through the faerie gates. For now, one of the towns has been retaken.

 

We will see what happens, post-pizza.

 

I do not know why Andrew thought it was going to be an easy win - we used to play WH40K against each other - and he never, ever won against me.

 

The Auld Grump

You left out our other three allies: terrain, Terrain, and TERRAIN.

 

My units ignored the difficult terrain of the woods.

 

Your biggest unit ignored the woods.

 

His biggest unit COULD have ignored the woods, but crashed into Jamie's forces top of the second turn, so his having Pathfinder never mattered.

 

Not just Kindoms of Men, I think your biggest unit was elven cavalry, which makes perfect sense for your character.

 

Mine was druidy, which made sense for my witch.

 

Jamie had just humans, which makes sense, since she was playing the townsfolk.

 

Andrew REALLY wasn't planning on the two of us squishing him like a bug. I do NOT think he will let us have a field battle again. <_<

 

Him having a 25% points advantage did not make up for facing people that have been having battles at least twice a week for four years. ::P:  We both saw his weakness in the first turn. That was a TERRIBLE deployment. He was concentrating to do as much damage to the village as he could, and was completly unprepared on his flank.

 

And because his flank was so bare he ended up not even doing much damage to the villagers.

 

SQUISH! :lol:

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45 minutes ago, TGP said:

I am just beginning my day. I had toast, eggs, and bacon with apricot preserves and butter go breakfast.  

 

I hope some of you lot are in fine fettle. 

 

If anyone is: what is fettle anyway? and why is fine better than coarse fettle, if there’s such a thing as coarse fettle. 

"Fettle" is the condition of a thing, what kind of shape it's in, its status of being. Originally Old English, I think, but where it came from on its way there I couldn't say.

 

It's a "fossil word," or a word that only gets used as part of a common phrase in contemporary language. There was a time that one might have said, "that object is out of fettle," meaning it's in poor condition... Nowadays, the word is only in common usage as part of the phrase, "in fine fettle."

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2 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

Welcome to todays episode of "Seriously? They couldn't send stuff in a smaller box?" <_<

 

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Also, why is that Cloud Giant polymorphed into a dragon?

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Morning all, hope you all have had your coffee or choice go juice. well it is official, I am sick. My wife made me go to the doctor even though I told her I was fine this morning. shot of quills of the Day and not fit for a jig, but i am never fit for a jig. Doc gave me some pills to help with the meanness. we will see how they work. She did say one of the side effects are delusions of grandeur, I told that was ok I suffer from that already. the other intended effect is to dry me out. so when I became a Mummy i will raise my brother Tomb Lords and rule the earth. When I rule the earth things will  be interesting. I now return you to your regularly scheduled life. just be on the look out for the signs. 

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5 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Well, that was weird...I woke up, sat on the edge of the bed for a couple minutes trying to figure out what day it is, and then my alarm went off and I woke up, but for real this time.

 

This is not good. Dreaming that you woke up...that does not end well. :ph34r:

 

Lucky the alarm worked. 

 

28 minutes ago, Sanael said:

"Fettle" is the condition of a thing, what kind of shape it's in, its status of being. Originally Old English, I think, but where it came from on its way there I couldn't say.

 

It's a "fossil word," or a word that only gets used as part of a common phrase in contemporary language. There was a time that one might have said, "that object is out of fettle," meaning it's in poor condition... Nowadays, the word is only in common usage as part of the phrase, "in fine fettle."

Thanks. 

 

I will try and remember this. I am now out of fettle even though I was doing better right after I had that breakfast.

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1 hour ago, Corsair said:

Got a call earlier that my aunt [77] was being taken in for emergency kidney surgery. Just got word she came through it fine! Thank God. We have family in for the week, for a coon dog competition, the garage is a temporary kennel. Hope the prelims go well for my nephew in law and his dog.

 

Good to hear she's alright!

Coon dog competition? Is that a hunting dog event?

 

 

1 hour ago, Colonel Kane said:

Morning all, hope you all have had your coffee or choice go juice. well it is official, I am sick. My wife made me go to the doctor even though I told her I was fine this morning. shot of quills of the Day and not fit for a jig, but i am never fit for a jig. Doc gave me some pills to help with the meanness. we will see how they work. She did say one of the side effects are delusions of grandeur, I told that was ok I suffer from that already. the other intended effect is to dry me out. so when I became a Mummy i will raise my brother Tomb Lords and rule the earth. When I rule the earth things will  be interesting. I now return you to your regularly scheduled life. just be on the look out for the signs. 

 

Get well soon!

And stay hydrated, we don't wish to be ruled by a mummy yet...

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Good to hear she's alright!

Coon dog competition? Is that a hunting dog event?

Yup, hounds trained to track and chase raccoons up trees. A really good dog will sell for thousands of dollars and champions ten thousand and above. Stud fees, etc. Quite a sport that many folks are not aware of. Monday-Thursday here are the elimination/qualification rounds, over 300 dogs a night running. Friday and Saturday the finals. Top winners will get over 25,000 dollars.

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17 minutes ago, Corsair said:
1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Coon dog competition? Is that a hunting dog event?

Yup, hounds trained to track and chase raccoons up trees. A really good dog will sell for thousands of dollars and champions ten thousand and above

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