My grandma came over from Poland and my older brothers and sisters told me "if she invites you over for soup and sandwiches take a hard pass." She called it "chocolate soup." It was really duck blood.
Lol, didn't think about that. One time I asked my Polish father about czernina. He laughed and said he knew about it, but his mother and other relatives didn't serve it. Mostly kielbasa and placek. His grandparents might have served it after they came off the boat, but they died before he was born.
Wow. I haven't looked at the cost of loving index for a while, that's for sure. Think I paid $200 at Roy's for a 1/4 carat engagement ring for Mrs. Z, that was 30 years ago. I may be a cheap bastard, but it WAS a diamond ring.
Four years later, paid about $1000 for diamond "wrap" for the first ring. Told me wife that was it on the diamonds, they'd have to last her a long time.
I do have to have the check engine light code ran again. The guy at Monro, a new guy, basically didn’t want to tell me the code that the tester spit out. Most likely because he is expecting me to come back in a week or so.
Is there an Auto Zone near you? I go to them whenever I have the CE light. They'll plug in a test module for free, tell me what the code is, and then give me a printout with more detail in case I have to take the car into the shop. Best to go early in the day, though.
Last summer my wife's car threw a code - Auto Zone said "transmission fluid sensor".. Car was still under the new warranty, turned out to need a whole new transmission, which the dealer took care of.
That cop did a damn sight better than the LAPD, which have to be either totally incompetent or hampered by the most restrict rules ever when stopping a car.
Mrs. Z and I were in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. The next day were watching a live car chase on the freeway on TV, driver had a felony warrant AND had hit a bicyclist while evading police. Cops used the PIT maneuver four (4) times, and let the guy get away each time.
Shoot, on the last PIT there were 3 cop cars involved, and they just sat there spread out while they let they guy run through them after spinning him around. They let the farce go on for 3 more hours until the guy ran out of gas - and then they shot him with a shotgun and beanbag round. Incredible.
Large sausage patty (typically 1/3 of a 1lb tube of Bob Evans mild sausage)
That's a heck of a lot of sausage, but if it works for you, hey ...... ..... actually, the whole thing sounds pretty good. And I love avocado. I'm not a huge fan of sausage, probably would sub with turkey, bacon, ham, etc.
My routine is eggs, turkey bacon, and coffee. Occasionally some toast..
Just finished "Tigerland" by Wil Haygood, the story of the (Columbus) East High School Tigers, who won both the state basketball and baseball championships in 1969, and the societal turmoil that shaped the players. Fantastic book, extremely well-written and engrossing. My wife is a first cousin of the one of the starters who played on both teams, so it was a chance for me learn more about her family , and also about an era I was unfamiliar with.
Also finished the latest Jack Reacher novel "Past Tense" by Lee Child. It's a look into Reacher's family's history, in particular his late father's past, which is not what it seems to be. Not quite as violent as the previous novels, in terms of Reacher constantly being challenged by local toughs and international goons (before easily dispatching them and righting injustices everywhere), but still pretty interesting if you're a fan like me. And plenty of black coffee is involved.
Nobody famous that I know of. I bought some hair clippers years ago. The model on the box had slightly darker hair, but otherwise it was like looking at myself in the mirror - hair style, beard, eyes, etc.. A bit unsettling, although I had to admit he was pretty handsome, lol.
Last week at the shopping mall, I saw an older-looking guy who looked familiar. After a minute I realized he could have been my twin - face, hair, build, the way he walked, etc.. On second thought, maybe didn't look THAT old .....
Read a thriller short story back in high school, first time I'd heard the word doppelganger. Pretty scary stuff. A few months later, it's the subject of a "Kolchak - The Night Stalker" TV episode, which is available on Youtube. Cheesy and fun.
How many of you don't exchange gifts with your partners? I couldn't tell you the last time my wife or I gave each other a gift.
I'm still kinda surprised at this. Believe, I'd never let Christmas go by without getting my wife something. I'm not the smartest husband in the world, but I have learned that much. Mrs. Z loves the Pandora jewelry line, and she loves unique watches, so I'm getting her both to add to her collection. And she expects me to use my noggin and select something appropriate.
In her mind, it's not how so much what I bought - and definitely NOT how much money I spent on her - it's about how much thought I put into it that counts.
Truth be told, nowadays I wouldn't mind terribly if I didn't get anything on Dec 25 - although the wife knows I do enjoy getting a small toy or handheld game to play with. A few years ago she got me a yo-yo, and I had a blast showing off for my sons while they rolled their eyes. It's important to still feel like a kid at Christmas, even if only for a few moments.
This year I asked for a new bass drum pedal, and she'll probably get me something like a small drone to go with it.
I don’t think they should be mandatory, but I don’t think your kid should be allowed in daycares or school without it. We all had to have certain shots to go to college, why is this different?
And all the dumb moms who don’t vaccinate were probly all vaccinated. It really doesn’t make any sense.
Re the moms against vaccinations - I know one lady in particular who is dead-set against vaccinations. She's constantly posting how thinks there's some conspiracy afoot about an increase in autistic diagnosises. What's weird is that her kids are now around 30, and I'm pretty sure they didn't get to go to kindergarten thru high school without those shots.
I do see an interesting correlation: The women I know warning of vaccine dangers are the same ones who are flocking to these "essential oils" as a cure-all for whatever ails you - where they used to go Longaberger or Tupperware conventions, now they travel to hear the gospel of essential oils and post updates how they have cleansed their home from harmful cleaners.
I don't remember Ohio State requiring shots when I went there in 1976?
But I honestly think his titanic fall and long-term disgrace are more a result of his unlikability rather than anything he actually did. His punishment seems extraordinarily disproportionate to his crime.
I guess I just can't believe this guy has the monster status he does all these years later. Am I missing something.
It's one thing to dope and keep your mouth shut. But Armstrong actually threatened people. He actually libeled and slandered people. He actually sued people successfully based on that lie. The Sunday Times in London was forced to pay him $1.3 million dollars ten years ago when he sued them because a reporter wrote an article suggesting he doped. He said on Oprah he was going to apologize to the reporter (who evidently did a ton of solid research to back up the article), but to date he never has. Armstrong did pay the money back to the newspaper. But from what I've read, he hasn't apologized to a lot of others whose lives he tried to ruin.
With apologies to Erich Segal, helping raise $300 million for cancer research apparently means never having to say you're sorry.