Friday Follies

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 9:50am

1. Are you wearing purple for North America Lupus Awareness Day today?

2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite?

3. Bagels-cream cheese or butter?

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:12pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I suspect that this is the key to the bagel experience.  It's not just the taste of the bagel that people associate with New York, but the whole experience of being in the city, the sights, sounds, smells, associated tastes, etc.  I honestly doubt that if you blind taste tested people, that they'd be able to pick out the good New York-produced bagel from the good bagel produced elsewhere.   I am that way with certain foods.  I never want a hot dog unless I am at the ball park or in Chicago and I see a street vendor.   I drink coffee in the United States and in Italy, and tea in Great Britain and Ireland.  Coffee in the British Museum or the Institute for Historical Research is just wrong!  (Even though they have perfectly good coffee shops everywhere in London!)  And I eat more bread in a summer in France than I do the whole rest of the year at home.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I have to disagree. I think things taste different in different parts of the U.S. and world.</span></strong></p>

I think things taste different in different settings, too, but I think often it's more a case of the psychology of taste and the way your taste receptors are working and the way that your brain is perceiving the food than anything intrinsic to the food.  Of course, some things, like cheeses or butter, are going to taste different depending on what the cow or other animal was fed, so there regional differences do come into play.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:12pm

<<I suspect that this is the key to the bagel experience.  It's not just the taste of the bagel that people associate with New York, but the whole experience of being in the city, the sights, sounds, smells, associated tastes, etc.  I honestly doubt that if you blind taste tested people, that they'd be able to pick out the good New York-produced bagel from the good bagel produced elsewhere.   I am that way with certain foods.  I never want a hot dog unless I am at the ball park or in Chicago and I see a street vendor.   I drink coffee in the United States and in Italy, and tea in Great Britain and Ireland.  Coffee in the British Museum or the Institute for Historical Research is just wrong!  (Even though they have perfectly good coffee shops everywhere in London!)  And I eat more bread in a summer in France than I do the whole rest of the year at home.

I have to disagree. I think things taste different in different parts of the U.S. and world>>

Part of that could be that you have already formed an opinion and don't have an open mind about the topic.  You have always refused to consider than anything you have tasted in NY can be as good elsewhere.  



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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:13pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">1.  Not wearing purple, but I am wearing jeans to show my solidarity with rape victims.  And, because they are comfortable and I've been wearing them pretty much every day to celebrate my freedom this year. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I would love to wear jeans everyday. I am sure I would get tired of them though and want to dress up but it sounds good when you can't. lol.</span></strong></p>

I would be happy wearing jeans everyday personally.  I don't think bord said anything about can't dressing up if she chooses, just happy to wear jeans.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:14pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Well, it's been a year!  I occasionally dress up when I have to go to a meeting or something, and of course church on Sunday, but I am not tired of wearing jeans to the office yet.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="text-align:left">Nice!!! <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /></span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="text-align:left">We used to have a summer dress code but they did away with that so you can wear "summer" things all year long if you want. I thought maybe they would make it optional to wear jeans everyday and was excited to go shopping for more. lol. We haven't crossed that yet though as we have too many big companies and places that come in to the building so I guess they don't want the company to look "that" casual. Fridays we can wear jeans though which was a change from when I first started when it wan't like that and then went to every other week to every week.</span></strong></span></p>

I don't work with the public much, so on any given day I might see a secretary or two and maybe one or two colleagues and some grad students if they come into my office.  Otherwise, it's just me and my books.  My books do not seem to care whether I am wearing jeans or not.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:16pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">merella</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;By the way, when you refer to NY bagels, what do you mean?  Bagels found in NYC, bagels found in Long Island, bagels found upstate?  All of those places?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>My guess is that the water in those locations come from different places, thus if it "was the water" that made a difference then they would be different tasting in all of those places.</p>

Yes definitely, our water here is not soft.  I hate soft water.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:17pm

<<I think things taste different in different settings, too, but I think often it's more a case of the psychology of taste and the way your taste receptors are working and the way that your brain is perceiving the food than anything intrinsic to the food.  Of course, some things, like cheeses or butter, are going to taste different depending on what the cow or other animal was fed, so there regional differences do come into play.>>

I agree.  We did a wine tasting years ago with a winery that showcased three different wines, all the same grape and all processed in the exact same way, same equipment, winemaker and so forth.  But they were grown in three different elevations of soils, it was very interesting to taste the difference.  Dh also always tells me that Guinness only tastes like Guinness in Ireland, lol.  

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:24pm

Part of that could be that you have already formed an opinion and don't have an open mind about the topic.  You have always refused to consider than anything you have tasted in NY can be as good elsewhere.  

No, you THINK I have always have refused to consider that anything I have tasted in NY can be as good elsewhere. I am VERY open to foods and if I was the only one who has said that about certain foods, I would definately think it was just me. This is stated by many, many people. Especially ones that have moved out of state. There are just some things that are good in certain places that are not good in others. It is just the way it is. 
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:26pm

I don't work with the public much, so on any given day I might see a secretary or two and maybe one or two colleagues and some grad students if they come into my office.  Otherwise, it's just me and my books.  My books do not seem to care whether I am wearing jeans or not.

I don't either but we have people come in and out everyday so it is just not my dept, it is the overall look of the company. Yesterday we hosted a CEO Summit for the town so while it was all suit and ties and I am sure they didn't care how the employees looked, it just looks a little nicer not to come dressed down on days like that. 

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:28pm

<<No, you THINK I have always have refused to consider that anything I have tasted in NY can be as good elsewhere. I am VERY open to foods and if I was the only one who has said that about certain foods, I would definately think it was just me. This is stated by many, many people. Especially ones that have moved out of state. There are just some things that are good in certain places that are not good in others. It is just the way it is.>>

Well that's what you have always said when it comes up here for debate, without room to consider otherwise. Shrug, I can only go by what you post, even the above words were not open minded to the situation.  It's okay, I don't care as your food choices don't affect me a bit.  Although, I think I'm getting up early tomorrow morning and heading out for fresh warm NYC bagels in my little old hometown in the midwest.  ;)


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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 1:31pm

Well that's what you have always said when it comes up here for debate, without room to consider otherwise. Shrug, I can only go by what you post, even the above words were not open minded to the situation.  It's okay, I don't care as your food choices don't affect me a bit.  Although, I think I'm getting up early tomorrow morning and heading out for fresh warm NYC bagels in my little old hometown in the midwest.  ;)

Good luck as I am sure they are good but not the same Wink If you want to get some REAL NY bagels, let me know and I can get you a number to call and order. They are expensive to ship but worth it Laughing

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