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Sometimes at work when my co-workers are in good moods and are ones I know I can joke around with when they ask for keys I'll say "I'm not hearin' the Magic Word here". They usually then laugh and say "pleaaaase!"
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I am 100% okay with eggnog, peppermint, gingerbread and pumpkin flavoring available year around. I am one of the people who snatches up what I can when it's available, and store what I can, so I enjoy my pumpkin cocoa on the cold rainy days of April.

I have only ever known pumpkin as a savoury vegetable (preferably roasted with a leg of lamb) so the idea of pumpkin cocoa boggles my mind as much as  a brussel sprout latte or an eggplant milkshake. I'm sure it's delicious but when I try to imagine the taste I just get a "does not compute" message and my brain shuts down.

I'm waiting with anticipation for the weather to turn cooler and the Pumpkin Lattes to come back in season! Pumpkin, cinnamon, espresso and milk, mmmm

Ishka, you've never had pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top?

On a side note, my dogs LOVE pumpkin. It also has the great benefit of balancing their digestive systems, firming the loose or loosening the blocked. I mix some with their food and give them spoonfuls now and then.

Never had pumpkin pie. I've just looked at some recipes and although I can sort of imagine the flavour profile I have to admit I just can't get my head around the idea of pumpkin as a dessert. I might have to make a pumpkin pie, just to expand my culinary horizons.
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I am 100% okay with eggnog, peppermint, gingerbread and pumpkin flavoring available year around. I am one of the people who snatches up what I can when it's available, and store what I can, so I enjoy my pumpkin cocoa on the cold rainy days of April.

I have only ever known pumpkin as a savoury vegetable (preferably roasted with a leg of lamb) so the idea of pumpkin cocoa boggles my mind as much as  a brussel sprout latte or an eggplant milkshake. I'm sure it's delicious but when I try to imagine the taste I just get a "does not compute" message and my brain shuts down.

I'm waiting with anticipation for the weather to turn cooler and the Pumpkin Lattes to come back in season! Pumpkin, cinnamon, espresso and milk, mmmm

Ishka, you've never had pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top?

On a side note, my dogs LOVE pumpkin. It also has the great benefit of balancing their digestive systems, firming the loose or loosening the blocked. I mix some with their food and give them spoonfuls now and then.
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We solved the birthday dinner issue. We found a restaurant that has no tomato products at all. It's a Chinese place. We are going there to eat. After dinner we will figure out the rest. I think I like the idea of buying new cutting boards and knives to leave here. Bfmom still hosts the major holiday dinners, so having those things here will make those meals easier.

That sounds like a great idea. Can you put them in a plastic storage bin and leave them there in her garage/basement/attic/whatever, so nobody will stumble on them and think to use them? Or just bringing them and taking them back home would work well too.

I am glad the visit went so well, and I bet she will be much more understanding for  future visits. It sucks that you had to end up in the ER, but I'm glad it was a "minor" reaction (for you - that sounds nothing like minor to me!). There's a big difference between knowing something factually, and really knowing it. And with allergies this severe, unless you've experienced it before, it's very very hard to really know. Now, she has a much better understanding of the situation.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Special Snowflakes: Pet Edition
« Last post by mmswm on Today at 02:04:36 AM »
Cookie the ancient co**atiel has just earned snowflake status.  Now normally we hardly even notice Cookie exists.  He's quite the elderly bird, having achieved the ripe old age of 23, and still going fairly strong.  He doesn't do much.  He hangs out in his cage, wanders down to his food and water a few times a day, and serenades us with the song of his people in the mid-morning hours.  If we take him out of his cage he flies just long enough to get back to the top of his cage and stares at the wall until somebody puts him back in.  He's an old bird; much older than most birds of his type generally live, so we're just caring for him and keeping him comfortable and letting him do his thing.  My desk sits in a corner against a window.  His cage sits right in front of the left hand drawers of my desk, against the wall, so he's right to my left when I'm sitting in my desk chair.

So why is he a snowflake?  I'm pretty sure I just got curse out by him for blowing my nose.  I didn't even make that much noise, but as soon as I blew into the tissue he flapped his wings and started squawking louder than I've ever heard him, and is currently attacking one of the toys in in cage with a fierceness I'd expect out of a female bird protecting her new hatchlings! He'd been quietly staring at the wall before that. Note to self: don't blow my nose  around the little bird.
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I am 100% okay with eggnog, peppermint, gingerbread and pumpkin flavoring available year around. I am one of the people who snatches up what I can when it's available, and store what I can, so I enjoy my pumpkin cocoa on the cold rainy days of April.

I have only ever known pumpkin as a savoury vegetable (preferably roasted with a leg of lamb) so the idea of pumpkin cocoa boggles my mind as much as  a brussel sprout latte or an eggplant milkshake. I'm sure it's delicious but when I try to imagine the taste I just get a "does not compute" message and my brain shuts down.
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Life...in general / Re: Forward rush from back of the plane
« Last post by MariaE on Today at 01:58:01 AM »
Sounds like it's regional. It's been ages since I last flew domestic in the US, so I couldn't say anything about the norms there, but international flights between Europe-US, Europe-Asia, Asia-New Zealand, and within Europe have all had the deplane rush. I cannot remember ever having seen or even heard of a row-by-row exit before.
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CRUD MONKEYS! Y'all, I think I found the cause of the potato smell and it was SO not what I expected.


It was a super nasty hairball that one of the cats horked up almost completely under the ottoman.  No freaking clue why it smelled like that.  Blergh!

I has a sweet potato? (SFW, but your co-workers may look at you funny when you laugh)
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Google has failed me, so I'll ask my wise ehellions if anyone knows what the heck is going on. 

I came home to the smell of raw potatoes, the big Idaho kind. Even though I'm a super smeller, I  cannot find/pinpoint where this smell is coming from. I thought I was losing my flipping mind, but my DH says he smells it too and he rarely smells the things I do.  It does not smell like a rotten potato either, it smells like a fresh raw dirt covered potato.

The is ZERO chance that there is a potato hiding in this house. I've checked the garbage, cleaned litter boxes, and checked the sink drains.

Any one have any ideas?

Does your trashcan use a liner? And does the liner ever get loose?  Maybe the potato is in the trash can under the liner.
Similar happened to me.  I forget what the object was, but I couldn’t figure out why the trash can reeked SO MUCH.  Finally, I actually looked in the trash can when I was pulling out the liner and discovered something was moldy in the bottom.

I never buy potatoes,  that's why I said zero chance of it actually being a potato. I only eat them when I eat out and even that is rare.  Besides, it's not a rotten potato smell.

Any digging going on near you? Maybe a critter in a crawl space or a basement that's digging in or out, and the freshly-dug dirt is what you're smelling?

I asked my DH (has a rather more refined nose than I do), and that's what he suggested. We got a bit of that when our yard was dug up to put in a new sewer line, but to me it's just olfactory background noise.
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Cobblestones. I was driving through a historic part of a town and was reminded how awful they are to drive over. Nice to look at. Horrible to drive on.

When I was in labor with our son, we took a cab from Queens into Manhattan. I said to my DH, "Is he deliberately hitting every pothole in Manhattan?"

DH didn't say anything. Imagine my embarrassment when, on the ride home several days later, I realize that we are going over cobblestones! I said to DH, "Why didn't you tell me that they were cobblestones, not potholes?!"

DH said, "I just wanted to get to the hospital. I didn't think it mattered. I thought you were going to deliver in the cab!"

A few more miles of that stuff and I might have!
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