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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2018, 11:34:07 am »
If you're vegan and enjoy it, that's fine by me .. but please don't get all preachy about it ;)

Nooooo, no, no, no. It's pretty much an open secret. I don't normally volunteer it to anyone.

Only reason I mentioned it here is because Pin made a public confession.

Take my professional life. It's straight out of the Sopranos. If you want to get your ass kicked, tell some goombah you're a vegetarian, while ordering dinner in the private party room at a mob restaurant. Mama Mia!

One of my fellow board members thinks it's funny to put me on the spot. "Hey, everybody. Hey, hey, hey, listen up. I want you to look around the table. One of us is a vegetarian. Tell me who you think it is." Then, it's the evil stares the rest of the night.

It's happened to me twice. Once in San Diego, and once in San Antonio... and, it wasn't pretty.

Anyway, I probably shouldn't have brought it up here. Thanks, Pin  ;D

Actually, I'm the same... keeping a low profile is the best.
There's no point in trying to convince anyone  ;)
Everyone is free to do whatever they want. Although, don't judge me and I won't judge you  :)
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2018, 12:29:56 pm »
Everyone is free to do whatever they want. Although, don't judge me and I won't judge you  :)

I take judgment to the next level, pin - theirs, not mine. As Monty Python would say, "I fart, in [their] general direction."





We make our own bread, here at the abode - 5 loaves a week. We bake on Sunday, leave a loaf the bread tray - pre-cut and freeze the others, for the rest of the week.

Did I mention... I don't like preservatives either  :-\

I've got a love affair with 'Texas 1015Y Super Sweet Onions'. For lunch, I take a couple of onion sandwiches to work, e.g. 2 pieces of bread with about an inch of raw sliced onions. Then, I drench them with Trappey's before eating them. Of course, as the name indicates, they're planted on 15-October and harvested in March to June. The rest of the year I eat 'sweets' from other regions, starting with North America, Central American, South American, then back to North America - completing the cycle-of-life.

Everyone in the plant knows when I'm eating lunch LoL   :D

I can't image them NOT judging me, but it's a constant source of entertainment, all the same. I don't voice a word - just smile.
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2018, 01:02:42 pm »
I've recently stopped chucking the slice of pickle away from McDonalds .. I'm working towards it slowly.
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2018, 02:06:51 pm »
Speaking of McDonalds...

When I'm on the trot, in any town in North America, I drink their coffee - 100% Arabica for a buck (small, large, senior, all the same price) - can't beat it.

OFF menu (special order), I get an egg and cheese biscuit (not their nasty muffin) with a round egg (real, not powdered).

That allows me to grab a quick meal (24 hours a day) for less than $5.00 USD

My sec/treasurer likes it, and it keeps me on budget (I'm allowed $100.00 USD a day).

It isn't as hard as one thinks. Just takes a little tweaking...  ;D
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2018, 02:35:23 pm »
Speaking of McDonalds...

When I'm on the trot, in any town in North America, I drink their coffee - 100% Arabica for a buck (small, large, senior, all the same price) - can't beat it.

OFF menu (special order), I get an egg and cheese biscuit (not their nasty muffin) with a round egg (real, not powdered).

That allows me to grab a quick meal (24 hours a day) for less than $5.00 USD

Egg biscuit, sub scrambled.  That will get you your scrambled egg for just a couple of bucks.  Senior coffees with unlimited refills for 93 cents.  Yeah, you can't beat it.  Sure wish we could modify those breakfast burritos, but we can't.  Also, I wish the place would go green.  McDonald's will probably be the last place on Earth to go green. 

It's funny but the folks that don't want, are disabled and don't know how, or can't afford, or have had it with their ISPs, all end up at McDonald's.  Within the last 6 weeks my ISP has swapped out my modem twice.  If this keeps up, I too will be doing my computing from Mickey D's.  For all I know, McDonald's may now be the most anonymous place on the planet to do computing from.
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2018, 02:55:47 pm »
You know...

I hadn't been in a McDonalds in decades, until I recently discovered their coffee.

The cheapest way to eat, on the trot, is to find an all-you-can-eat buffet that sells an all-day ticket. I get a 24-hour pass in Vegas for $55.00/day, for instance. Great food, that changes venue during the day. Nice place to hang out, away from the crowds and casino bling, but I digress.

I'm sure McDonalds will eventually find a way to mess it up, but it's great for Ovo-Lactos, and carnivores alike, at the moment.

Who woulda thunk?  :)

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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2018, 03:35:08 pm »
You know...

I hadn't been in a McDonalds in decades, until I recently discovered their coffee.

The cheapest way to eat, on the trot, is to find an all-you-can-eat buffet that sells an all-day ticket. I get a 24-hour pass in Vegas for $55.00/day, for instance. Great food, that changes venue during the day. Nice place to hang out, away from the crowds and casino bling, but I digress.

I'm sure McDonalds will eventually find a way to mess it up, but it's great for Ovo-Lactos, and carnivores alike, at the moment.

Who woulda thunk?  :)

Taco Bell does a good job to accommodate vegetarians too.  They've got their $1.00 bean and rice burrito as well as a tasty macaroni and cheese.  I'm sure you could ask them the hold the beef in their beefy quesadilla too.  With your budget, VinDSL, both Panera and Chipotle are excellent options too -- Asian restaurants too.  Yeah, it's not too difficult to be a vegetarian in the US these days. ;)  The vegan lifestyle, on the other hand, is a greater challenge.

Me?  I've WAS trying to go in the direction of more fish and veggies.  Then I saw on the NewsHour how much plastic a consumer of seafood eats these days without even knowing it.  I can't remember the amount, but the amount was appalling.  I mean they were micro-plastics, but still...

Who wants to eat just a little plastic with their fish lots and lots of times? ::)
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2018, 03:57:57 pm »
This thread is inspiring me to eat more bananas and drink more beer. :)

Back on topic  :D



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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2018, 06:19:23 pm »
This thread is inspiring me to eat more bananas and drink more beer. :)

Back on topic  :D



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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2018, 02:16:30 pm »
Ok, I have to admit... it wasn't any good  :-X
Yes, I had to try it out!

Conclusion... don't mix bananas with beer  >:(

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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2018, 03:27:38 pm »
Conclusion... don't mix bananas with beer  >:(

Okay, I'll stick to tradition.  I won't mix the two.  I'll eat the bananas in the morning, and I'll drink the beer at night. ;)
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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2018, 08:58:23 am »
I can't agree with that. This one is actually good:



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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2018, 09:45:04 am »
Hmm,... maybe!?
Never seen that one... although, chances for me to taste that one are rather slim.
Anything  <8% is light beer  :D

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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2018, 10:21:13 am »
In Britain that's sadly not the case. Anything over 7% will taste like it has been scraped from the undercarriage of a diesel road-painting machine and be marketed to the homeless.

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Re: Totally off topic
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2018, 11:56:23 am »
Yeap, strong poorly done beer is among the worst things one can have.
Although, I can think about two beers from britain that are among the best.
Obviously, http://www.thomashardysale.com/?age-verified=3ede6891bc
and https://www.traquair.co.uk/our-ales/

By the way, the banana beer you pointed at is available here in Sweden. I might buy some next time  ;)