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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 1:03pm

1. What's for dinner?

2. When invited to BBQ's in the summer, what signature dish do you usually bring?

3. Where did your parents meet?

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 7:36pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Personally, I would not eat that. EVER. On a hot day, I like a simple fruit salad. Or a small ice cream cone. But twinkies plus canned fruit plus sugar and pudding and cool whip? I can honestly feel the bile rising in my throat just typing that. Blech and ick. ...... lol. My friends will like you for that as they love it and leave nothing left of it lol.

Gluttony is just not how my friends roll...

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 7:38pm

merella wrote:
<div><div><div><p>1. What's for dinner?  <strong><em>Dh is picking something up now to grill.  We are also having asparagus and salad with whatever he picks up.</em></strong></p><p>2. When invited to BBQ's in the summer, what signature dish do you usually bring?  <strong><em>Depends on what I'm asked to bring.  My favorite salad to make is a spinach salad with tortellini, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, slivered red onion, pine nuts and a oil-based caeser dressing.</em></strong></p><p>3. Where did your parents meet?  <em><strong>In an elevator heading to a party my mom's sister was having.  My mom was visiting her in Wash DC for the weekend (from Boston) and my father and aunt belonged to some club together.  My mom went home, saw my father two more times but corresponded daily by mail, and they got engaged the third time they saw each other.  They saw each other a total of five times before they got married.  They celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in three weeks.</strong></em></p></div></div></div>
Okay--your salad (minus the pine nuts, of course) sounds delicious!
merella wrote:
<div><div><div><p>1. What's for dinner?  <strong><em>Dh is picking something up now to grill.  We are also having asparagus and salad with whatever he picks up.</em></strong></p><p>2. When invited to BBQ's in the summer, what signature dish do you usually bring?  <strong><em>Depends on what I'm asked to bring.  My favorite salad to make is a spinach salad with tortellini, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, slivered red onion, pine nuts and a oil-based caeser dressing.</em></strong></p><p>3. Where did your parents meet?  <em><strong>In an elevator heading to a party my mom's sister was having.  My mom was visiting her in Wash DC for the weekend (from Boston) and my father and aunt belonged to some club together.  My mom went home, saw my father two more times but corresponded daily by mail, and they got engaged the third time they saw each other.  They saw each other a total of five times before they got married.  They celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in three weeks.</strong></em></p></div></div></div>

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 7:38pm
Gluttony is just not how my friends roll....... I guess they are more a vanilla ice cream variety of friends? lol.
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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 7:55pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Gluttony is just not how my friends roll....... I guess they are more a vanilla ice cream variety of friends? lol.

The crowd I run around with is obviously a bit more health conscious than the crowd you run around with. I grew up with a diabetic mother. Complications from diabetes killed her. I'd prefer not to drop dead of a heart attack at 60, so I'm very careful about what goes in my mouth and the amount of cardio I do every week...if you want to shorten your life by indulging in that sort of thing, more power to you. Obviously I chose differently. And if I am going to indulge, I indulge wisely. 1 small piece of dark chocolate would taste far better to me than anything made of twinkies. Obviously you feel differently. NBD.

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 8:21pm

I can see if you have diabetes in your family, absolutely.

All my friends are pretty healthy though, eating and exercising wise. When we go out to parties, bbq's and meet out at restaurants and bars, we do indulge in drinks and food. 

Moderation is the key. Deprivation is not. It just makes you grumpy :)

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 8:30pm

What's for dinner?

We went out for Tapas after seeing friends in a show-- amazing.. five of us shared lots of small plates.. omg so good!

2. When invited to BBQ's in the summer, what signature dish do you usually bring? wine ;-)

3. Where did your parents meet? they met doing graduate work together at Gallaudet University

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 8:30pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Why eat it in the first place? Seriously. Bananas or not--the whole thing just sounds utterly revolting. ...... To each his own I guess as I have taken it to about 5 or so parties and BBQs and everyone loves it lol

I keep seeing that sopapilla cheesecake thing at parties ... and I refuse to have it.  If I"m going to have that many calories, I want to use them on something I truly love.  

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 8:32pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Gluttony is just not how my friends roll....... I guess they are more a vanilla ice cream variety of friends? lol.

Vanilla ice cream is the opposite of gluttony? I don't think so.  But here you go again, living in only the extremes.  There are a whole lot of standard deviations in there that you seem to keep forgetting.

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 8:33pm

springfever2013 wrote:
>Moderation is the key. Deprivation is not. It just makes you grumpy :)</p>

Nobody said anyting about deprivation.  Not eating an artificial, chemical laden, caloric monstrosity does not equal deprivation. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 8:42pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&gt;Moderation is the key. Deprivation is not. It just makes you grumpy :)&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Nobody said anyting about deprivation.  Not eating an artificial, chemical laden, caloric monstrosity does not equal deprivation. </p>

Exactly. I eat a bit of dark chocolate every day. I'm not deprived...and Spring, I actually don't have diabetes in my gene pool. That would be the silver lining of my mother's infertility. But it's cool. I always enjoy watching you stick your foot in your mouth and make assumptions about my life.

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