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General Discussion / Re: Local News
« Last post by goldshirt*9 on Yesterday at 11:35:19 PM »
Had to find and buy daughter a new motor last night or I should say she found the car.
First year of driving and she somehow rolled hers into a countryside ditch last sunday, was so deep that the police went passed her twice and dint notice the car.
She managed to climb out through the passenger window (as facing upwards) and scramble trough the brambles and thorn bushed, her legs are a mess.
Thankfully some kind women droves and stopped for her when the police turned up and then a ambulance by chance.
Not a phone call you want at 8pm sunday night after a few shandies.
Luckily her back is stiff and neck and the cuts is only thing wrong. Recovery chap said she was lucky to be alive as the car entering the ditch caused a dam stopping water escaping and if she was unconscious and no knew she was there then end of story, he produced a photo of another recovery where a similar accident causing the death of a person he attended as car on roof and no one knew lad was in it and drowned
As she drives like Miss Daisy it came as a shock.
Dreading the insurance bill next year for her.
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General Discussion / Re: Reader's Nook
« Last post by goldshirt*9 on August 13, 2020, 12:00:19 AM »
Right now I have Ivanhoe in the queue,
Its a good yarn
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General Discussion / Re: Reader's Nook
« Last post by dweez on August 12, 2020, 07:37:43 AM »
With great power comes great responsibility

Did somebody say something?
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General Discussion / Re: Reader's Nook
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on August 12, 2020, 07:30:55 AM »
have just received
The Elements of Eloquence: How To Turn the Perfect English Phrase to go with
The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
both by  by Mark Forsyth,  just awaiting
The Etymologicon: a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language to make the set

Those look like fun, readable reference books.  I really enjoyed The Light Brigade.  It just didn't let me down or degenerate in to sentimental twaddle at the end, like some of those feel good light books do.  I'll read others by the same author:  Kameron Hurley.

Right now I have Ivanhoe in the queue, so I'll probably read that, as I've been on a scifi tear lately.  The books take a day or two to get through and I suspect Scott will be a slower read.  It's so hot here, that I have been taking little naps or rests where I read for an hour or two.  So I'm getting through books rather quickly.

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General Discussion / Re: Reader's Nook
« Last post by smokester on August 12, 2020, 01:53:43 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Reader's Nook
« Last post by goldshirt*9 on August 11, 2020, 11:49:05 PM »
have just received
The Elements of Eloquence: How To Turn the Perfect English Phrase to go with
The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
both by  by Mark Forsyth,  just awaiting
The Etymologicon: a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language to make the set
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Food and Drink / Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Last post by 8ullfrog on August 11, 2020, 11:37:53 AM »
Yup, starchy like a less than fantastic tamale. I'm glad you were able to have a proper one.
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General Discussion / Re: Reader's Nook
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on August 10, 2020, 07:31:58 AM »
Reading The Light Brigade.  War stories from conscripted grunts in Earth's future.  Pretty entertaining.
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Food and Drink / Re: Babish just smoked my favorite food lie.
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on August 10, 2020, 07:30:24 AM »
I put on a few pounds just looking at that.  I'm sure it's tasty.
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Food and Drink / Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on August 10, 2020, 07:29:35 AM »
There is low sodium soy sauce.  I'm not sure what brand you used.  Most traditional soy sauce is not as high in sodium as regular table salt.  I put it on lots of stuff:  eggs, vegetables, rice, etc.

I had a grilled plantain last night, one that was picked recently, and it was like a party in my mouth.  Up until that moment I just didn't get the whole idea of plantains.  I had some in the States years ago and in San Juan recently, and they were just bland starchy and basically flavorless.  I didn't get what the fuss was about.  They are kind of like American supermarket bananas compared to the one I ate in Brazil.  The ones in the US are just bland and starchy.  The one I had in Brazil was like this burst of complex flavors.  There's something to be said for obtaining ingredients near their source. 
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