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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:41am

T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not?

G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff?

I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately?

F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did?

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Registered: 11-20-2013
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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:47am

T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not?

No. Just salt, pepper and butter on top. The turkeys I get are so juicy every year you need to do nothing to them.

G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff?

Good question as it is hard to remember before google lol. Probably just ask around or look up someplace else.

I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately?

Probably some minor mistake at work that I kicked myself for (you know like forgetting a period at the end of a sentence).

F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did?

Probably exercise class last night as while it is hard, I find it fun as we all laugh with one another so it makes for a good time.

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:50am

T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not?

I've never brined a turkey before. Too much hassle! It seems to come out juicy and delicious anyway.

G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff?

Dictionary, library, asking someone more knowledgeable than I about the topic.

I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately?

Accidentally trapped my kitty in DD's room.

When we moved in last month, I set up DD's room first and put the cat in there so we could move the rest of the furniture in without scaring her too much or tempting her to bolt for the door. Unfortunately she peed in there, and she must still be able to smell it because every time she goes in there she pees. I've already gone through a bottle of that pet odor eliminator. She only does it when we aren't home, so after the kids leave for school I shut the door. I came home the other day and heard muffled meows. I won't go into detail about the mess I had to clean up.

F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did?

An all-day Webelos activity camp at the boy scout campground. I knew it would be a good day, but I had way more fun than I'd even anticipated. DS and I get so little one-on-one time. We had a blast!

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:51am

T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not? I have only cooked the Thanksgiving turkey once, and I did brine it. It was good. In Danish traditional cooking it is common to brine meats before roasting or boiling them.

G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff? I used dictionaries (we have a large collection), the reference section in the library, university libraries (for the journals) although access was not always easy, our own library (about 15,000 volumes) and I used to ask DH :D, since he is like a walking encyclopedia on certain subjects.

I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately? I NEVER do anything stupid ;) Real answer? I don't remember.

F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did? I had great fun dancing at my party in September, but I try to laugh daily and usually succeed. I went for genetic counseling earlier this week, and had some great laughs with the geneticist. I usually have fun actually, even during otherwise bad times.

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:54am
"Probably exercise class last night as while it is hard, I find it fun as we all laugh with one another so it makes for a good time." ------- Come to think of it, I had a fun time in the gym last night too. All the kids were there, teens, and it was just a good atmosphere.
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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 9:56am
"Webelos activity camp" -------- What is "webelos"? I am impressed with the scout thing. We are a scout-impaired family on both sides. My mom and I lasted two weeks each. Dh got kicked out of scouts, because he decked the "platoon leader" or whatever it is called, and dd, being purebred, flatly refused to participate. Why? Because they wear uniforms@@
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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 10:00am

T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not?

Yes, I think it makes a huge difference.

G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff?

Books, library.

I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately?

I volunteered for a small thing that has someone blown up into a big commitment.  LoL

F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did?

Last weekend, dinner with 10 other couples, always a lot of fun.  

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 10:02am

<<I have only cooked the Thanksgiving turkey once, and I did brine it. It was good. In Danish traditional cooking it is common to brine meats before roasting or boiling them.>>

Over the summer at one of the family dinners, my brother cooked and he prepared pork chops brined in a balsamic vinegar based brine.  OH my, yum.   

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 10:03am

Webelo is the transitional time between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, when the boys learn how to do things independently. Webelo (my brother was one, but I never knew what it meant) stands for WE'll BE LOyal Scouts.

I love how much my son has learned and grown since joining, but we are not religious people so I don't see him going the distance with the organization, as it is a religious organization primarily.

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 10:05am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not?</p><p>G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff?</p><p>I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately?</p><p>F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did?</p>

N/A, The turkey is prepared by the host.  Card catalog at library, library books, dictionary.  I have a friend that's pursuing her masters in library science, she has some great things to share.  Too many, Lol.  Fun with friends at the local el rancho place;  With my family, at home cracking jokes this week, There's a funny mind game I got from my psychology professor that's a hit and I'm going to let my kids share it next week when we go to my sister's for Thanksgiving. 

 

 

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Fri, 11-22-2013 - 10:06am

T is for Turkey: do you brine it before roasting or not?

My husband experiments in different ways to cook turkey. He tried brining it, and we didn't like the results. Lately, he's been cooking one on high heat to marvelous results.

G is for Google: in the BTWG (Before There Was Google) era, how did you typically find answers to stuff?

I was a reference librarian in an earlier life. I called the library reference desk, or looked it up on my own.

I is for Idiot: what is something dumb you did lately?

Left something on in the car and woke up to a dead battery.

F is for Fun: what is a recent fun thing you did?

Went to parents weekend at dd's university.

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