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Old 02-10-2002, 04:00 PM   #166
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Jim,

It will take a better man than you to shut me up!!!

Mid 70's today, rained this morning.

Took my sister and brother-in-law down along the inter-coastal, this afternoon and was able to put the convertable top down.

It's sunny along the beach!!

John, did you see the cracked floor at the main entrance to the TCA?

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Old 02-10-2002, 06:41 PM   #167
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Chip,

Saw the cracks. I'm trying to assume the building was built before any actual tile people arrived on the scene. I also noticed that the expansion joint situation was wanting on the outdoor promenade leading to the testing labs. That walkway is coverered with thin bricks. Nothing seems to have broken up, though.

No one was there to greet us at TCA. We walked into the building and made our way to the large classroom at the back of the building. I didn't see Amy (current president), who I imagine is up managing her tile company, and the general manager wasn't there, either. Dave knows him -- can't think of his name. Suffice it to say my name wasn't up on a marquee there.
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Old 02-21-2002, 05:59 PM   #168
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Just couldn't stand to see this thread fade with only 166 posts on it.

Current conditions in Houston: Daytime temps in the seventies. Just experienced a little shower (duration about an hour). Weekend expected to be in the high sixties (a little chilly) and sunny.
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Old 02-21-2002, 06:20 PM   #169
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65 on LI unreal. Barbeques going full blast all over the place. We did Pok Chops with a new sauce Kathleen made. No more store bought.

Just heard temps this winter are averaging 4 degrees higher globally. What are those key strokes to make the degree symbol?
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Old 02-21-2002, 07:05 PM   #170
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I want the recipe. Bud ain't sendin' his, I'll try yours.
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Old 02-21-2002, 09:14 PM   #171
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Ah, yes, been havin' them 70s for sure. Hot sun too! And dumbass moi is out there digging footers for some concrete. I figured y'all wouldn't believe none of that there, so I taken some pichers with my very own (traded good and valuable services for it, I did) digital camera. Well, actually, I had the former owner take the pichers, which was obviously a mistake, on accounta onliest pichers he got were of some old, skinny, bald guy digging right next to my helper. Soooo, no pichers this time.

Big winds came from the direction of yankeeland this afternoon, though. Likely gonna get down into the 40s. 'Posta be nice this weekend, though.

How's things in "paradise" there, Bud?
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Old 02-25-2002, 01:46 PM   #172
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Do I sense a little attitude toward New Yawkas? It's 68 degrees here in upstate NY (we don't all speak with an accent). Warm enough to make the whole yard a sea of mud for my brain-damaged basset hound to play in.
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Old 02-25-2002, 03:33 PM   #173
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Diane, I'm guessing that's correct.

Glad to see you here, I need all the help I can get, these people are always picking on me, especially the Texans. Do you know what they call our majestic Catskill Mountains?...The Cat Hills, would you believe that? Closest those flatlanders come to a mountain is Mt Houston. (Do a search on the site)

Now, what is your question again?
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Old 02-25-2002, 03:45 PM   #174
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I'm reluctant to give YOU a recipe but...

2 tblspns butter
1/2 cup onion chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup beef stock
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tblspns worcestershire sauce
2 " lemon juice
2 " red wine vinegar
1-1/2 tspns dry mustard
1-1/2 " cracked black peppercorns

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In saucepan, cook onion in butter until softened. Add remaining ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes.
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Old 02-25-2002, 05:31 PM   #175
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How can you use the word "Majestic" in the same sentence with Cat Hills???


16 degrees when I woke up this morning, after getting up to 70 on Friday.

Had thirty people over for a campfire/weenie roast Friday night, great fun.
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Old 02-25-2002, 05:46 PM   #176
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For purple mountains majesty....

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Old 02-26-2002, 02:33 AM   #177
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Cheer up Yankees - These Texans do put down other folks.
Us Californians come in for a little flak from our Southern bretheren. We catch it for being the land of fruits and nuts. In fact, I agree - we are kind of wierd out here.

We get confused on days like today when it gets 80 degrees in February, and it stays so warm at night that every other house lights up the BBQ to sear their supper.

But, I gotta say, in all fairness - we got jagged, soaring mountains out here that'll make those majestic Catskills look like golf course hazards. Too bad I can't see them through the haze and smog and the swirling green house gasses sent up by all those BBQ's.
(choke, wheeze, chortle, splutter and gasp)

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Brother Kirk left out the part of the description that makes them the Granola State: All thems what ain't fruits or nuts, is flakes.
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As soon as they finish the new law making Enron the sole utility and supplier of mold they will be back on line.
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Old 02-26-2002, 10:41 AM   #180
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Enron's recent activities seem to be coming more the rule of big business than the exception. Personally, I think these escapades of big business (and government as well) are getting pretty moldy already.

What does all this have to do with weather anyway?

Could we please keep this thread on topic, please? I hate it when threads derail! Anyone seen Sharon lately?
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