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  1. Stan

    What's cooking?

    My favorite cut is "pork steaks". Odd cut from the shoulder, a blend of many muscles, but really good. Especially with a sweet glaze like apricot jam, pineapple and tomato thickened into a sauce with corn starch, even old standards like mint jelly, many others, very flexible cut.
  2. Stan

    What annoys you?

    Lived in a cheap apartment in Oklahoma for a while, 1/4" gap at the top of the door. Don't know if they were winged ants, but certainly could have passed. Loads of them suddenly appeared and crawled in. Vacuum worked very well, plugged the gap, they were gone the next day. My house is fully...
  3. Stan

    What Pleases You?

    My grandmother had a Pekingese, later a Shi-Tzu, both were terrified of fireworks. My black lab just snoozes through it all :) Such low maintenance.
  4. Stan

    The Addams Family and/or The Munsters

    Liked both when I was a kid, but as I've gotten older, definitely "The Addams Family". That "Munsters" remake in 2012 didn't help. So much promise, so little delivery.
  5. Stan

    What annoys you?

    My cat dragged kitty litter throughout the house, luckily not a "counter" cat. Her litter box was in the basement. Counting the stairs and where I placed the box, easily 40 feet from the main floor. Yet the floor and stairway were covered with litter, must have had very clingy paws. She's...
  6. Stan

    ROSEANNE reboot — what are your thoughts?

    Completely childish, I know, but I no longer watch Gibson's movies. Certain things a celebrity does completely destroy their past work. There are others I don't watch simply because because I don't like them, they're still good, talented people. An actor being a dork on a talk show is...
  7. Stan

    Changes in outlook on life via health issues.

    I think we all went through a little ocd, especially as an early adopter, I bought so much crap. Probably close to 2,000 discs, now thinned down to about 150 favorites. Last disc I bought was "Gravity", still in its shrinkwrap ;) I think some of the burnout and apathy comes as we get older...
  8. Stan

    What annoys you?

    Liked dark meat since I was a kid, never knew why until my late teens. To make it even worse, love it with a nice cream gravy on top. :D One of my favorite recipes is a chicken fried chicken thigh, just wonderful and incredibly easy.
  9. Stan

    What annoys you?

    After who knows how many millions of years, you should be thankful for palm trees. As they live and die, composting themselves into the soil your yard grows on. Without them, life would be a barren, dead rock.
  10. Stan

    What annoys you?

    Aren't government clerical employees wonderful? No matter where you go, monster is the most polite term that applies. They do just the bare minimum to collect their paycheck. Plus, once they get a permanent position, very rarely disciplined or fired.
  11. Stan

    What annoys you?

    One more. Scrolling through the MSN page, up comes the headline "See Oprah's new, stunning $8M island estate". To be polite, just a simple "who cares" will do. Don't know who writes this stuff, but Oprah is worse than a Kardashian, just cluttering up the internet with crap. Makes it easy to...
  12. Stan

    What annoys you?

    I have no idea. Maybe because it's a "free" website they just don't care. As I said above, I'll pay for good content compared to the local crap.
  13. Stan

    What annoys you?

    Web version of our local paper. They're still running a story dated May 24 about Memorial Day traffic and gas prices. It's 13 days old. They also list headlines for the same story 4-5 times. They often show a headline, another one, then the original less than an inch down the page. Spellcheck...
  14. Stan

    What annoys you?

    10's not that bad. Took me a good six months to adjust, hated it at first. But came pre-installed on a new laptop, not a lot of choice. I do miss 7.
  15. Stan

    What annoys you?

    How about the big "R" stories. I'm so sick and tired hearing about her. She has massively screwed up her life and many others. I see her name in a headline, I just pass right by, I refuse to read anymore on the subject.
  16. Stan

    At what point do you choose to put your dog down?

    Switching animals here, but had to put my cat own a few months ago. 16 years old, had a good life, something just changed. No appetite, she'd sit for hours with her mouth open with wet fur top and bottom of her lips. Took her to the vet, (been going there for almost 25 years). The vet didn't...
  17. Stan

    ROSEANNE reboot — what are your thoughts?

    Last comment ever on this subject. She's a rude, crude, ignorant bitch who pushed things to far. Loved the original show, reboot started well, then she opened her mouth. Normally a persons' attitude outside of their show doesn't bother me, but she just went way over the top. Financially won't...
  18. Stan

    ROSEANNE reboot — what are your thoughts?

    Ambien can do strange things, not that she was affected, doesn't sound like it. I'd get up and clean the house, cook meals. One time drove five miles to do my grocery shopping. Police came to my door the next day, apparently I bumped a car in front of me in the parking lot, thankfully no damage...
  19. Stan

    Dancing With The Stars - Season 26

    Adam was good, but I just found him very annoying. Was truly hoping Tonya Harding would have taken it.
  20. Stan

    Things that baffle you?

    Came across this headline today. How in the hell do people get so obese? She lost weight equivalent to almost two of me. Yuck. This is from that goofy Honey Boo Boo show, which thankfully I've never watched. Mama June Shannon Admits 'I've Gained a Few Pounds' After Dropping 300 Lbs. in From...
  21. Stan

    "Timeless" on NBC

    Glad go know there is still a bit of hope out there, maybe it will survive.
  22. Stan

    "Timeless" on NBC

    Used to run a system that about 250 people used. 12 megabytes upgraded to the 16 megabyte max, at a cost of about $10K. The memory board was about 3x3 feet, something that now fits on a tiny chip. We had disk drives that were 288 MB platters, bigger than a washing machine. Amazing how things...
  23. Stan

    Designated Survivor (ABC>Netflix)

    Nothing on the Dish schedule. Looks like it may be done although often the networks show the last few episodes just to fill airtime. Barely even recall the last episode, that's how memorable this show was. Oh well, more space on the DVR.
  24. Stan

    What annoys you?

    I missed everything, I'm so sad :lol: "Sarcasm" Did watch a show about Princess Diana's death, not fun but not a royal wedding fluff piece about a gown, her hair, who knows what else.
  25. Stan

    Things that baffle you?

    I remember listening to his comedy albums, early '70s, I was maybe 13-14. They were very good, of course my sense of humor was a bit different that long ago.
  26. Stan

    What Pleases You?

    N Nice to know, of course way to late now. My racks are always sticky and a pain to move in and out, didn't know the cleaning caused it. It's 35 years old, so might shop for a new one and get rid of the old one. Being extremely lazy. I'd bring in my BBQ grates and put them in during the...
  27. Stan

    What Pleases You?

    Yes, that's why mine has a locking mechanism. You can't open it while it's running, temp is so high. I'll have to start using the baking pan solution, way to obvious. :eek:
  28. Stan

    What annoys you?

    Got a notice in the mail from SCRAPS, our local Humane Society complaining about my dog barking. She's an indoor dog, outside maybe ten minutes a day unless I'm walking her on a leash. I know exactly who whined and when it happened. We had some nice weather a few weeks ago, so opened the...
  29. Stan

    Designated Survivor (ABC>Netflix)

    It truly was awful but in that fun way where these awful shows take themselves so seriously. The whole premise of the show was ridiculous and once it got going, all the back-stabbing and murders. The only redeeming quality was Maggie Q.
  30. Stan

    What Pleases You?

    Yeah, I used a spray years ago in an apartment. Disgusting. I had to wipe it out with damp cloths 4-5 times before I finally got rid of the film it left on everything. I'll try your solution. Self cleaning ovens are wonderful, just a tablespoon of ash to wipe up. I'm going to try searching for...