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Old 11-27-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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It's 7 here, I'm staying in. So glad we also shop once a week so we're well fixed.

 
Old 11-28-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Thanks for the info, HiW, my stepson has a kindle and he loves it, great suggestion.

I hope your 55 degree temps find me, we've had 14 inches of snow the last two days and it's still only 21F outside. But, the sun is shining and there's little wind, hopefully things will melt off quickly.
 
Old 11-28-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Hey Folks!

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!

The only "family" I have within 200 miles is my uncle who lives in Manhattan. We followed a tradition of getting together in Atlantic City, New Jersey of all places. Uncle is something of a gambler (likes to play poker) so he is always getting "comps" and this weekend he got a free room to stay at Resorts, the first casino to open up in AC over 30 years ago. I drove over there early Wednesday morning and just got back because I have to go back to work on Saturday afternoon. On Thanksgiving Day my housemate/tenant Professor Robert (he teaches at Drexel and moved into my place nearly 10 years ago when he divorced his wife) joined us for the day and we had a celebratory meal at the Borgata's sumptuous buffet. I was a bad boy and overstuffed myself. The three of us talked for hours and walked off our dinner by exploring the casinos and poking around the shops.

I decided not to have turkey and all the traditional trimmings in favor of some of the unusual offerings: I chose the "Salmon Wellington" in which the salmon was covered with a seafood mousse and baked in a puff pastry and covered with a creamy cognac sauce. It was delightful!
 
Old 11-28-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I decided not to have turkey and all the traditional trimmings in favor of some of the unusual offerings: I chose the "Salmon Wellington" in which the salmon was covered with a seafood mousse and baked in a puff pastry and covered with a creamy cognac sauce. It was delightful!
I think I too would have passed up the turkey (which I like) for something like you described. What a place that must have been! This is the first time I'm hearing of salmon Wellington.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Yum, Clark! Sounds like you had a great time, l'chaim!

Thankfully it did not get down to 6F as forecast last night, it's a balmy 15F out there.

From today's New York Times:

QUOTATION OF THE DAY


"In human history, there has never been a better time to be a drinker."

GARRETT C. PECK, who has written books on alcohol and Prohibition, on the explosion of distilleries and craft beer, reflecting demand for local products, including single-barrel $100-a-bottle bourbon.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Besides the salmon, I also had a piece of "Tequila Lime chicken breast." That was yummy too. Sides dishes included asparagus spears, paella, garlicky steamed clams and mussels, roasted herbed acorn squash, etc. For dessert, I did not go beserk - only limited myself to a slice of warm pecan pie and a warm fudge brownie topped with vanilla gelato.

I went to the gym earlier today ... and I'm going again tomorrow!
 
Old 11-29-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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For dessert, I did not go beserk - only limited myself to a slice of warm pecan pie and a warm fudge brownie topped with vanilla gelato.

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Old 11-29-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Listen, negirl: Professor Robert, who like myself can stand to lose 15 or 20 pounds, helped himself to the strawberry cheesecake, the warm fudge brownie with two scoops of chocolate gelato, an apple caramel cobbler and a eclair!!!

I asked the Professor if he was going to go up and help himself to another large dinner plate with an assortment of 4 or 5 more desserts!

If a person wants to lose weight, one must - absolutely MUST - stay away from buffets!
 
Old 11-29-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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People's attitudes toward their jobs and careers often come up in discussions in the Retirement Forum. On one extreme are the people who obviously hated their working lives and say things like, "We start living only when we retire".

On the other extreme are the people who can't imagine what they will do if they don't have their jobs and therefore don't want to retire. I just came across the most extreme expression of the latter point of view in a revived thread here. Poster TKramar (who hasn't posted on City-Data for years, had this to say:

"If you're done working, you're done living....."

That really jumped out at me because it's so extreme. Naturally I do not agree at all, but neither do I belong to the other camp, as I have often written that work is not separate from life, but part of it.
 
Old 11-29-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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People's attitudes toward their jobs and careers often come up in discussions in the Retirement Forum. On one extreme are the people who obviously hated their working lives and say things like, "We start living only when we retire".

On the other extreme are the people who can't imagine what they will do if they don't have their jobs and therefore don't want to retire. I just came across the most extreme expression of the latter point of view in a revived thread here. Poster TKramar (who hasn't posted on City-Data for years, had this to say:

"If you're done working, you're done living....."

That really jumped out at me because it's so extreme. Naturally I do not agree at all, but neither do I belong to the other camp, as I have often written that work is not separate from life, but part of it.
It would be nice if your job could be integrated into your life as long as you love your job. When I was teaching I kept job and life as separate as I could. My dad was a teacher and he said that was the best way to do it--you didn't want your students to see you walking around in shorts with a beer in your hand.

Maybe part of it is just personality. I am a private type of person. Others are more public and they don't value their privacy as much.
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