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The Pub / Re: A New Record?
« on: December 16, 2010, 10:27:21 AM »
Had something very similar happen to me as I was heading home from the hospital to get some stuff for my wife as they were going to induce labor the next day. RPMs go BURRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrppp.............. zero. Luckily, I was already at the top of the big hill near me AND had a slow lane so I was able to coast the entire way home. Called the tow truck for a reservation the following morning but he never showed, so I borrowed a friend's car to visit my wife, only to have the tow truck call as soon as I got there, saying that they were on there way, so I had to zoom back home (under the speed limit of course). Wouldn't you know it, the only time I ever skipped a stop sign and there were the Gendarmes waiting for me. My French wasn't so good at the time but I think they got the gist of 1. wife about to have a baby 2. car broke down 3. tow truck calling me constantly telling me that he's leaving in 2 minutes WITHOUT the car if I don't get there, etc etc.

That was a day. Hope yours is better!

The Pub / Re: A Christmas Story
« on: December 15, 2010, 01:59:17 PM »
Reported to moderator.

...for being AWESOME!

:-) Got any more where that came from?

The Pub / Re: Every episode of Star Trek, ever!
« on: December 15, 2010, 01:58:11 PM »
Apparently, in the future, all Europeans have given up their native languages and use British English.  ::)

But only if they're bad guys, right? Otherwise they talk like Mal from Firefly, all homey western-y like, y'all.

The Pub / Re: Every episode of Star Trek, ever!
« on: December 15, 2010, 01:56:42 PM »
LOL, I know, right? Although I do have to say, I see plenty of old dudes that look like Robert around here. One poor guy makes a habit of getting wasted at the local and the bicycling around the village. It's interesting, to say the least.

I didn't get too much into Voyager but I've been thinking about giving it another go.

The Pub / Re: Every episode of Star Trek, ever!
« on: December 15, 2010, 11:32:13 AM »
Watching "Family" -STTNG S04E02 - where Picard returns to his home village of La Barre. What I love is that every single person in that village seems to have been straight out of central casting for A Christmas Carol. Could they not find anybody with a French accent?

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: December 15, 2010, 11:09:45 AM »
Hrm, smoked bleu... That's got me thinking, in the winter-time here a traditional dish is oven-baked camembert. Typically you slice it in half, on the horizontal axis of the cheese, put a spoonful of creme fraiche on top and put it in a 375 deg oven for about 20 minutes or until it starts to brown. I've seen elsewhere that some people cold smoke camembert, but it seems to me that combining the two would be a worthy endeavor.

The Pub / Re: Blah, winter sickness
« on: December 14, 2010, 09:50:23 AM »

The Pub / Blah, winter sickness
« on: December 13, 2010, 01:01:22 PM »
Anybody else feeling under the weather?

Luckily SWMBO is making chicken noodle soup tonight.

Equipment and Software / Re: On a mission from beer......
« on: December 10, 2010, 05:54:25 PM »
Amish Nazis. I hate Amish Nazis.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 10, 2010, 02:46:45 PM »
Nope, got it from Intermarche in France.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 10, 2010, 01:45:51 PM »
I have to say, I haven't found Orval that enticing. My favorite Belgian so far has been Kwak... Not sure what it is about Orval I don't like. Last time I poured some I had wayyyyy too much foam, and there was a super strong bite to it. Too young maybe? Not treated properly?

All Things Food / Re: Help me clone Hillshire Farms
« on: December 09, 2010, 04:21:44 PM »
Geez...I can't see quite how you'd make that particular mistake, but I can see that he almost coulda been from Mill-Waaaauhkee.

That's even worse! Milwaukee is in da same state as da Packers!

Beer Recipes / Re: Please don't hate me: Heileman's Old Style clone recipe?
« on: December 09, 2010, 04:02:41 PM »
Thanks Matt!

Now, can someone explain to me what "Krausening" is? I know what Krausen is, but you turn it into a verb and I've got no idea.

The Pub / Re: Finishing an attic
« on: December 09, 2010, 01:24:43 PM »
A quick update - we had dinner with the Landlord the other night and talked about our plans. He was planning on redoing the entire attic and putting plumbing, new windows, etc sometime in the next five years. Basically, we offered to pay for up to 10k of the cost (which may end up being +- half of the total cost) in exchange for our rent not being raised for the duration of our lease. Obviously we need to get it in writing, but this seems like a pretty good deal to me. 10k spread over 8 years is about 100 per month, which would be less than what the rent would go to otherwise, since adding an extra floor to a house would bump it up 300-500 per month, typically. What do you think? Is it a good deal?

All Things Food / Re: Help me clone Hillshire Farms
« on: December 09, 2010, 01:09:48 PM »

Say it with me: polish saaaaahsejj.

Ahhhh go Paaak yer Caaah  :o

Fail! Wrong state! Surely you've herd of da searsss tower my frend?

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