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2 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

That’s why my most recent car (2009) had no electric or remote components.  It’s all latches, keys, cranks, and a stick shift...less to go wrong.


This one (2013) isn't all that tricked out. It's a stick shift and most everything works on manual like you'd expect.  Two exceptions are the windows are switch controlled,  and the broccoli hatch has a push button instead of a handle.  It doesn't pop open when it's unlocked and there is NO way to open it manually. It has to be done with the remote. 


Tomorrow, when it isn't 95* in the car, I'll try and figure it out.  It's not like I have anything else to do around the house these days. 


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I have heard a stick shift referred to as an Millennial Anti Theft Device.

Any how, got to play a Roll20Starfinder game last night, went a little long, but finally got my Vesk Soldier "Groo" to 4th level. Fun,with a couple guys from the East Coast joining us.

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9 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

My baby pulled my skirt off me. :wacko: :lol:


I remember incidents of inadvertent nudity caused by toddler. None in public, fortunately. Or rather, none of *mine* in public, and thereby hangs a tale.


When my favorite marsupial and I were living in Arizona, we were building/buying a house. Eldest was barely one at closing. Our realtor, being a nice lady, and wanting things to go as smoothly as possible, opted to hold the adorable baby while we signed the endless stack of papers. He was very quiet, apparently being as good as gold, through the whole process, right up until we all stood up to shake hands, and for her to hand the baby back - and discovered that he'd been quiet because he'd been busily undoing every button on her button-front dress. 


I didn't know you could button that many buttons that quickly, while handing over a baby safely.

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Bought some bread mixes because I can't find flour or yeast anywhere. Accidentally got gluten free, not a big deal. But it takes a whole egg and 3 whites along with a few other things. Looks like I'll be eating lots of egg yolks, cooked of course.

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3 hours ago, Crowley said:

Apparently I'm in a foul mood, and need to not be around people tonight. 




I will be so glad when my stress level isn't constantly hovering on the edge of red... 


No kidding. I am currently running the gauntlet of the physical effects of stress. Constant new stressors combined with the sudden loss of all my best coping strategies is making me unpleasant to be around most of the time. 

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2 hours ago, Unruly said:

So I'm thinking that the wild yeast in my kitchen just isn't capable of producing the sour I want. My sourdough starter is about as active as can be, but my breads just come out tasting almost exactly like if I'd used store-bought yeast.


I am learning to work on my dough, though. I'm getting better about eyeballing the flour-water ratio, since I'm using a starter that itself was eyeballed rather than measured and thus messes with existing recipe ratios. I also got my first good looking loaves today.






Both loaves are out of the same batch of dough. A consequence of eyeballing stuff is that I make too much. The top loaf is the first one, which I forgot to score before baking. The second one I scored, but I didn't score deep enough.


Based on how the first one tastes, I think I did well. They aren't sourdough though. There's no bite to them. They are a nice, crusty, chewy bread, though.

Give this a look for a starter:


Recommended because of the King Arthur Logo.


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Tonight's feature, inspired by last night's discovery of Bloodsport on Netflix: Double Impact, truly the most underrated film in Van Damme's catalogue. It and Time Cop are perpetually duking it out in my head fire that top spot.

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Best line from tonight's game - 'Just because he can sing doesn't mean he's not a villain'.


She was right - he is just about the nastiest villain in the setting - and kind of caused on of the other villains, who definitely caused even more villains.


The Auld Grump.

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Somehow my answer to having either only yolks (from making stuff like waffles or stuff that needs fluff of the white), or only whites (from making stuff like custard pies) is to add booze to it. Yolks? Shake an egg yolk into your favorite cream based cocktail. Thickens it and makes it really rich and yummy. Whites? Shake it into a tart drink and make a proper sour. Both take the edge off the alcohol so you can mix um pretty strong.


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2 hours ago, Keianna said:


No kidding. I am currently running the gauntlet of the physical effects of stress. Constant new stressors combined with the sudden loss of all my best coping strategies is making me unpleasant to be around most of the time. 


I should add that tonight was the best night I've had in a while. Roommate made ribs and I made deviled eggs and frog eye salad. I ate too much and it was lovely. 

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10 minutes ago, Keianna said:


I should add that tonight was the best night I've had in a while. Roommate made ribs and I made deviled eggs and frog eye salad. I ate too much and it was lovely. 


What's frog eye salad?

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