mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:Finished copyediting the book tonight! Yeah! Yippee! Man, am I tired and so are my eyes! It's a really good book, though. However, I do not like such a quick turnaround--especially when grades are also due! Next up: trip to Quebec--leaving next week Wednesday evening. I am thinking that this trip should be a walk in the park--only 41-8th graders!



Only 41 kids? ha ha ha

zTimothyBz


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klezman wrote:Yup, that sounds about right!
Now I need to go see what that Chicago gathering was about...sounds intriguing.


It caused Sparky, Java and I to go to Chicago during the month of January...

And speaking of which, what did TMR and L do to get 1 oz pours at that event?

In this post TMR said he didn't want Sparky to bring 1 oz pouring spouts because:

themostrighteous wrote:nope. IME, their start-stop action generates quite a bit of internal motion in the bottle - NOT desirable in older bottles. but thanks for offering!


So what did they do? Practice and eyeball it? Use measured shot glasses?

Official holder of unofficial, unauthorized, non-woot gatherings.

ddeuddeg


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zTimothyBz wrote:So what did they do? Practice and eyeball it? Use measured shot glasses?

Eyeball, IIRC. No need for true precision there.

Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge. - Hester Browne
Filmmaker/winemaker Francis Ford Coppola says his two professions are almost the same and that each depends on source material and takes a lot of time to perfect.
The big difference: "Today's winemakers still worry about quality."


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

MarkDaSpark


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Just a reminder for the 14th ...

MarkDaSpark wrote:Helping Men Survive Valentine's Day

Men often have a difficult time figuring out what to do on Valentine's Day -- and if they expect to get any ...uh, make the women in their lives happy, they need to know the basics. Here it is, guys, hours before you need it -- that's plenty of time.

Step One: Remember. The minimum requirement is to let the woman know you care. The least expensive way is to look at her -- preferably somewhere on her face -- and say, "I love you, [her name here]." If you forget her name, don't bother with the rest of the steps -- you already lack the skill to survive.

Step Two: Cards. A Valentine's card is an acceptable nonverbal token of appreciation. Best of all, it's cheap. Good Valentines are pink with lots of lace and have cute words such as "I'll love my sugar bunny forever and ever and ever and ...". Bad Valentine cards say, "Good for one free quart of motor oil."

Step Three: Candy. While a handful of M&Ms is OK, women tend to expect something a bit nicer. It should be in a box for starters, and wrapped in nice paper for that extra touch. The best way to explain why you must do this is: women regard chocolate the same way men view beer. Enough said?

Step Four: Jewelry. A bit pricier, but essential if you did not bother with Steps 1-3. If you did, you might get by with a small but hideously expensive ring, necklace, or tiara. Note: most women, even in Arkansas, do not consider aluminum, tin or a Mylar balloon to be a precious metal.

Step Five: Lingerie. Caution! Not only does it have to be the right size and caliber, it must also match any of the 8 billion feelings she currently has about herself. To be safe, tell the clerk you're looking for something that can't be used to strangle you in your sleep.

Step Six: Romantic Getaways. These are only good for couples with more than .2 children. Studies prove that not even bacteria can reproduce when a toddler is beating on the bedroom door with a Fisher-Price toy. Depending on the size of your family, a sufficient getaway may range from a motel in town to crossing at least three international boundaries.


The Most Important Thing to Know: Unlike men, women give points for trying. So do something -- anything is better than nothing. Every year, emergency rooms fill with men who didn't understand this simple point.



Just trying to help keep the Emergency Rooms clear in the 14th!

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MarkDaSpark


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cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area.
New list in the Gatherings tab. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All the news for the week of Feb 12.

Attend or Host a Get-Together in your area!

March
3/11: SoCal #46: All Things Roessler
3/19: NoVA/DC #37: Green

July
Mid-July:2017 RPM Tour Planning

Pending
TBD: NoVA/DC #??: Mystery Case Demystified
TBD: Atlanta #1: Looking for Wooters in the ATL!
TBD: Napa/Sonoma Weekend, Mourning the demise of DnD
TBD: NYC #21: Trying to kickstart the team Not to be confused with the NYC #21 below.
TBD: Seattle Area (Woodinville) Get Together
TBD: SoCal #3?: San Diego/Lakeside
TBD: NYC #21: A Syrah Grows in Brooklyn
TBD: Trip to Taldeschi, Hawley & Handal
TBD: NorCal #?: Open invitation to the New Muscardini Tasting Room


No events in your area??? Start one! Create an interest thread in the GATHERINGS Community Tab.





So join or create a WW Gathering!

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MarkDaSpark


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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!










Checklist for Men for Valentine's Day

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bahwm


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Happy Valentine's Day All! ❤❤❤

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

InFrom


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bahwm wrote:Happy Valentine's Day All! ❤❤❤

Same to you -- any interesting V-Day menu highlights to report?

North316


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InFrom wrote:Same to you -- any interesting V-Day menu highlights to report?



Taco Bell after leaving work at 10:30 PM.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

InFrom


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North316 wrote:Taco Bell after leaving work at 10:30 PM.

So sorry! One of those tacos where the shell is fried chicken?

North316


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InFrom wrote:So sorry! One of those tacos where the shell is fried chicken?



Nope, that doesn't even look good to me. I love taco bell though, nothing to be sorry about!

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R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

pseudogourmet98


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InFrom wrote:Same to you -- any interesting V-Day menu highlights to report?


I found a steal on sea scallops at Sams Club and seared them and served on a lemony leek & pea risotto.
Edit: trying to post a photo but clearly a fail.

bahwm


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InFrom wrote:Same to you -- any interesting V-Day menu highlights to report?


We went to a new-ish Cuban restaurant. They had a Prix Fixe menu special for V-Day. The food was quite excellent! They even had a live band!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

bahwm


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On our way to Quebec! We left about an hour ago! Just nine more hours to go! WooHoo! Apparently, there's quite a lot of snow in Quebec City. We have only a dusting at home.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

MarkDaSpark


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pseudogourmet98 wrote:I found a steal on sea scallops at Sams Club and seared them and served on a lemony leek & pea risotto.
Edit: trying to post a photo but clearly a fail.



IFIFY


You have to press and hold the picture on a tablet to open it in a new tab. Or select copy to clipboard elsewhere.

Basically, it needs to end in a .jpg or .png for it to work here.


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MarkDaSpark


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And the crack toffee is back!

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InFrom


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MarkDaSpark


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2 new Woot Monkeys !





Edit:
The Complete List of Screaming Woot Monkeys (all colors with pics and dates!) -- last updated July 2013


Monkey Trading Thread -- last updated Sept. 2016

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cortot20


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MarkDaSpark wrote:2 new Woot Monkeys !





Edit:
The Complete List of Screaming Woot Monkeys (all colors with pics and dates!) -- last updated July 2013


Monkey Trading Thread -- last updated Sept. 2016



They still sell these?! And people still buy them?!

CT

ThunderThighs


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Staff

MarkDaSpark wrote:2 new Woot Monkeys !





Edit:
The Complete List of Screaming Woot Monkeys (all colors with pics and dates!) -- last updated July 2013


Monkey Trading Thread -- last updated Sept. 2016



I wish I'd known about that list before I worked so hard to compile one a couple weeks ago. LOL. That has some I didn't know about.


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MarkDaSpark


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ThunderThighs wrote:I wish I'd known about that list before I worked so hard to compile one a couple weeks ago. LOL. That has some I didn't know about.



Serves you right for not asking in here!

I am the All-Knowing AllSparky!






Edit: And yet, still no York Peppermint Patty on that thread for posting it.



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MarkDaSpark


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cortot20 wrote:They still sell these?! And people still buy them?!



Of course! How else can we scare small children and animals?

People buy these for their dogs to play with.


Edit: Keep it up, and you'll find out how much fun when Uncle Sparky gives some to your kids! Muwahahahahahahahaha!

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ThunderThighs


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MarkDaSpark wrote:...
Edit: And yet, still no York Peppermint Patty on that thread for posting it.



You are soooooo needy. LOL


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MarkDaSpark


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ThunderThighs wrote:You are soooooo needy. LOL



Duh! It's from being ignored for re-posting Gatherings, birthdays, etc.

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klezman


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My phone is dying a slow and painful death...I don't want to spend a ton on a new one so I'm considering a few options:
-Refurbished S7 or S7 Edge
-New or refurb Oneplus 3 or 3T
-LG G5 refurb

What do y'all know about these phones? I have a couple microSD cards, so if the phone has a slot then no need to max out on internal storage.

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

bhodilee


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klezman wrote:My phone is dying a slow and painful death...I don't want to spend a ton on a new one so I'm considering a few options:
-Refurbished S7 or S7 Edge
-New or refurb Oneplus 3 or 3T
-LG G5 refurb

What do y'all know about these phones? I have a couple microSD cards, so if the phone has a slot then no need to max out on internal storage.



S7 Edge, no other choices exist.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

Cesare


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bhodilee wrote:S7 Edge, no other choices exist.



Google Pixel

-il Cesare
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“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” —George Taber

MarkDaSpark


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klezman wrote:My phone is dying a slow and painful death...I don't want to spend a ton on a new one so I'm considering a few options:
-Refurbished S7 or S7 Edge
-New or refurb Oneplus 3 or 3T
-LG G5 refurb

What do y'all know about these phones? I have a couple microSD cards, so if the phone has a slot then no need to max out on internal storage.



Unless you have tons of apps. Then you need the internal storage too! Some apps can't be split off to the SD card.


What Bluetooth items do you tie into your phone, and what brand are they?

My Samsung Gear S2 (smartwatch) ties in easily to my Samsung phone. I will be looking into a new phone too next month.

Can you wait a month or so? The new S8 should be out soon, and you'll see a price drop on the older ones.

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Cesare wrote:Google Pixel



+1

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




klezman


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Cesare wrote:Google Pixel



Yeah, that one looks pretty good, but I don't really want to spend that much. Hence the refurbs or ZTE Axon 7 is a contender along with the OnePlus.

I stopped counting bottles. My CT

bhodilee


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Cesare wrote:Google Pixel



You have to have Verizon and it costs, though a refurb option is likely. They also have issues with boot loops.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

mommadeb1


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klezman wrote:My phone is dying a slow and painful death...I don't want to spend a ton on a new one so I'm considering a few options:
-Refurbished S7 or S7 Edge
-New or refurb Oneplus 3 or 3T
-LG G5 refurb

What do y'all know about these phones? I have a couple microSD cards, so if the phone has a slot then no need to max out on internal storage.



I have the s7 and really like it. I had the Droid razr something and it did not hold up very well for me.

mommadeb1


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Just got back from a last min, kind of surprise, birthday cruise. Mr. Mommadeb decided since this was a "big" birthday (the big 50), that we needed to go on a cruise. He surprised me by actually booking it! It was a nice 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We have never been and I wasn't really looking forward to Mexico, but I have changed my mind. Our excursion wasn't too bad. Now it's back to the real world. yuck!


Oh, and Happy Anniversary Bahwm and ddeuddeg!

ddeuddeg


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mommadeb1 wrote:Just got back from a last min, kind of surprise, birthday cruise. Mr. Mommadeb decided since this was a "big" birthday (the big 50), that we needed to go on a cruise. He surprised me by actually booking it! It was a nice 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We have never been and I wasn't really looking forward to Mexico, but I have changed my mind. Our excursion wasn't too bad. Now it's back to the real world. yuck!


Oh, and Happy Anniversary Bahwm and ddeuddeg!

Thanks. We finally got to see each other 2 days after.

Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge. - Hester Browne
Filmmaker/winemaker Francis Ford Coppola says his two professions are almost the same and that each depends on source material and takes a lot of time to perfect.
The big difference: "Today's winemakers still worry about quality."


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

North316


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Just curious who lives anywhere near Ventura, CA? We have a friend that lives there and may possibly incorporate that location (and obviously additional parts of CA) into part of a trip that would happen sometime between the wide-ranging span of mid-May and November. Just curious which wooter(s) would be throwing our welcoming party if we made the trip?

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

mommadeb1


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Just checking to make sure everyone is ok... watching the crazy weather all over... wanted to make sure everyone is ok?

ddeuddeg


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mommadeb1 wrote:Just checking to make sure everyone is ok... watching the crazy weather all over... wanted to make sure everyone is ok?

You sure are right. Crazy weather here in Buffalo. Bright sunshine, temps about 20° above normal. Don't know what to do. We'll try to cope, and keep you posted.

Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge. - Hester Browne
Filmmaker/winemaker Francis Ford Coppola says his two professions are almost the same and that each depends on source material and takes a lot of time to perfect.
The big difference: "Today's winemakers still worry about quality."


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

mommadeb1


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ddeuddeg wrote:You sure are right. Crazy weather here in Buffalo. Bright sunshine, temps about 20° above normal. Don't know what to do. We'll try to cope, and keep you posted.



stay strong


bahwm


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mommadeb1 wrote:stay strong


I can't figure out what all this green stuff is outside! I just came from A LOT of SNOW in Quebec! Snow piled up past the tops of house windows sometimes up to the gutters; snow piled up way high above the tops of cars at the ends of driveways, making it impossible to see; snow so deep that you can sink in beyond your knees if you step off the packed down trail.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

klezman


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North316 wrote:Just curious who lives anywhere near Ventura, CA? We have a friend that lives there and may possibly incorporate that location (and obviously additional parts of CA) into part of a trip that would happen sometime between the wide-ranging span of mid-May and November. Just curious which wooter(s) would be throwing our welcoming party if we made the trip?



That's about an hour away from us west LA folk (me, tytiger58, time2testit) and a bit longer to get to the rest of the SoCal crew in Long Beach (ish) and areas a bit further east on I-10.

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