FenStar


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KtCallista wrote:That right there is very sad. My daughters both have best friends who are Asian. As in their parents are immigrants here. Ver1 talks weekly about taking a trip to Taiwan to visit friends. In their play they travel to Taiwan.

I'm not going to say it's safer here, we have our own eccentric extremist groups, but. . . .

Mostly it would be my paranoia, but you run across so real crazies now and then. I guess it isn't as bad as I make it out to be. It also depends on where in the south you are. Where I am it isn't too bad, but if you went into the hills or something, I'm guessing it would be.

Still single, can't imagine why.

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FenStar wrote:Mostly it would be my paranoia, but you run across so real crazies now and then. I guess it isn't as bad as I make it out to be. It also depends on where in the south you are. Where I am it isn't too bad, but if you went into the hills or something, I'm guessing it would be.



Since our extremist hate groups made national news they've been laying low. Still there are towns I wouldn't suggest going to if you aren't a member of the "good-ol boys" club, heck they even go after women that aren't women-ly enough.

I feel blessed to live where I am, I know it is unique and mostly because we have two Universities here and not much else. It gives the area an international crossroads feel while still being a small town. We've sacrificed a bit to stay here, but things are good right now.

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FenStar wrote:Are men allowed to wear Messenger Bags?

Yes, but you call it a Jack Bauer Bag.

EDIT: Ok, I don't think you could get away with calling THAT bag a Jack Bauer Bag.



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KtCallista wrote:Actually it wasn't just homophobia I was referring to, it's the culture down there, very closed minded, in a sad kinda way. It's very closed off and unwelcoming to change or outsiders. . .


I'm gonna start getting grumpy here in a bit.



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DA59 wrote:I'm gonna start getting grumpy here in a bit.



I've never been to Texas (in my memory - I went once as a baby), is it like the other South? I know the Southwest is different.

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KtCallista wrote:I've never been to Texas (in my memory - I went once as a baby), is it like the other South? I know the Southwest is different.

I think it's inappropriate to lump everyone together as being closed minded (or anything else) based on a geographical location, race, or gender. Such generalizations serve no purpose.



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Heading to bed before the discussion digresses more. Gnite.



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DA59 wrote:Heading to bed before the discussion digresses more. Gnite.



Yep, agree.

Night all. Tomorrow.



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FenStar wrote:If I was an African American, or an Asian, I would not live in the south. I would be afraid someone was going to kill me in the middle of the night.



It is not that bad!!!! I think it is probably worse in the small and more isolated towns, but I truly don't think it is that bad in more urban areas. It is just another stero-type to think that people in the south hate everyone who is non-white or straight.

As far as people mentioning that they know someone who is simply delightful when the subject is brought up - it could also just be a way to try to relate to the subject, or explain their views.

The bag was cute, but I wouldn't consider it business appropriate for either a man or a woman. But for personal use, sure.

I went to bed early and missed all kinds of interesting stuff!

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Mornin', folks.

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morning.

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Morning all. Going to be another beautiful day. (Any day without humidity is a beautiful day.)



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pooflady wrote:Morning all. Going to be another beautiful day. (Any day without humidity is a beautiful day.)



Agreed. Humidity is just about the worst thing ever.

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LittleMissRachel wrote:Agreed. Humidity is just about the worst thing ever.



I wouldn't know what a day without humidity is like. not in the Houston area. There is just humidity that feels like walking into a brick wall when you go outside, and humidity that isn't quite that bad.

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kdccrosby wrote:I wouldn't know what a day without humidity is like. not in the Houston area. There is just humidity that feels like walking into a brick wall when you go outside, and humidity that isn't quite that bad.



*shudder*



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Good afternoon . . . . for most of us!!

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kdccrosby wrote:I wouldn't know what a day without humidity is like. not in the Houston area. There is just humidity that feels like walking into a brick wall when you go outside, and humidity that isn't quite that bad.



*whimper*

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Almost time to fire up the grill!!

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AZGman wrote:Almost time to fire up the grill!!



Fired up and done!

Hamburgers and teriyaki chicken. Plus mushrooms all grilled.

Also, the assault on the carpenter bees continues. Just patched up about 10 holes on the underside of the slide of the wooden playset. And with my trusty tennis racket, the score is Human: 8, Bees: 0 for today.

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AZGman wrote:Almost time to fire up the grill!!



I'm glad it's finally warm enough to!

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LittleMissRachel wrote:I'm glad it's finally warm enough to!



Amen. And not too hot or mosquito infested either.

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SkekTek wrote:Fired up and done!

Hamburgers and teriyaki chicken. Plus mushrooms all grilled.

Also, the assault on the carpenter bees continues. Just patched up about 10 holes on the underside of the slide of the wooden playset. And with my trusty tennis racket, the score is Human: 8, Bees: 0 for today.



Also done - London Broil medium rare

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AZGman wrote:Also done - London Broil medium rare



Nice. I love grill steak.

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Top round roast is on the spit. Twice-baked potatoes in the oven. Creamed corn on the stove.



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SkekTek wrote:Nice. I love grill steak.



Cow is good!!

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pooflady wrote:Top round roast is on the spit. Twice-baked potatoes in the oven. Creamed corn on the stove.



Can I come over? yum. I'm getting ready to eat a salad.

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LittleMissRachel wrote:I'm glad it's finally warm enough to!



What ya doing? I think I have something marinating in the fridge. . . it should be meat.

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kdccrosby wrote:Can I come over? yum. I'm getting ready to eat a salad.



I'll let you come over here. . . bring salad to share!

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KtCallista wrote:I'll let you come over here. . . bring salad to share!



That would be good, if the salad wouldn't be a sad salad by the time I got there.

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kdccrosby wrote:That would be good, if the salad wouldn't be a sad salad by the time I got there.



still working on transporter theory, not making much progress either, sorry. . . .

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KtCallista wrote:still working on transporter theory, not making much progress either, sorry. . . .



Someone's gotta invent the LAN barbeque. That'll be real progress.

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SkekTek wrote:Someone's gotta invent the LAN barbeque. That'll be real progress.



That's tomorrow

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KtCallista wrote:That's tomorrow



I still don't really understand what you do at those. kind of, but not really. sounds interesting though!

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pooflady wrote:Top round roast is on the spit. Twice-baked potatoes in the oven. Creamed corn on the stove.



Usually I'll do a rump roast on the spit, but when I called to order it yesterday, the butcher said he didn't have any rump but he'd give me top round and that's better. I disagree as far as taste.



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kdccrosby


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pooflady wrote:Usually I'll do a rump roast on the spit, but when I called to order it yesterday, the butcher said he didn't have any rump but he'd give me top round and that's better. I disagree as far as taste.



it wasn't as good? it still sounded yummy though! you would think from the name it would be better.

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kdccrosby wrote:it wasn't as good? it still sounded yummy though! you would think from the name it would be better.



Didn't seem as good to us. Maybe more tender.



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kdccrosby


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pooflady wrote:Didn't seem as good to us. Maybe more tender.



well, next time you'll get a good rump then! hee hee.

still sounds better than my salad, even though it was good.

pooflady


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kdccrosby wrote:well, next time you'll get a good rump then! hee hee.

still sounds better than my salad, even though it was good.



How's this sound?

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Onions/Detail.aspx

I read the reviews and would make a couple changes, but I'm going to have to try this.



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SkekTek


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KtCallista wrote:That's tomorrow



Nice to see Starcraft still being LANplayed...

Night all... sleepies are attacking us.

kdccrosby


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pooflady wrote:How's this sound?

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Onions/Detail.aspx

I read the reviews and would make a couple changes, but I'm going to have to try this.



Those sound good! what changes will you make? some of the ones in the comments sounded interesting. I love grilled onions.