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    Pizza. I made my (little corner of the) world famous pizza last weekend. I like kneading and tossing the dough by hand, making my wine-based sauce, sneaking a bite or two of the ingredients, and filling the house with the aroma of a baking pizza pie.
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    Did you make a " Sausage" pizza ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Pizza. I made my (little corner of the) world famous pizza last weekend. I like kneading and tossing the dough by hand, making my wine-based sauce, sneaking a bite or two of the ingredients, and filling the house with the aroma of a baking pizza pie.
    I hate you. I'm going to heat my leftovers now.
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    Put them on a pizza, it's one of the easiest ways to make a meal.
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    Yes, and no matter how unappetizing a food fragment might be, if you stick a toothpick through it and put it on a plate -- instant yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I hate you. I'm going to heat my leftovers now.
    Sorry, Treb. At least I didn't include the photo I posted on FB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Yes, and no matter how unappetizing a food fragment might be, if you stick a toothpick through it and put it on a plate -- instant yummy.
    That explains Mr. Bean's onions just before the turkey blew up.

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    One of my student's has a very loose grip on reality and we are never sure if he understands. I asked him if he would like to color a picture for his dad for father's day. He said "Ok." and set about coloring. While I was helping the others glue their drawings to a piece of folded construction paper, I noticed him wandering the room.

    Before I could jump up and wrangle him back to work on his project, I figured out what he was doing. He was taking down every piece of work he had ever done to put in his father's day card. I think he really got it.
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    ^nice!

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    Nice to know, Solfe. My nephew has a learning disability, so I can sort of relate.

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    It's cloudy this morning.

    That means that as I sit at the front desk computer at 6:37 the sun won't com streaming over the mountain, though the gap in the trees, past the two layers of window and door frames, and scar my retina this morning.

    I consider it a win. This is a long two months of the year...
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    Shopping for parts for my new catapult project. I'm like a kid in a candy engineer in a hardware store! Except the clothes part, of course.
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    Heh! Looking forward to seeing the new beast!

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    Breaking in a new wallet.
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    I've been breaking in my new wallet for about 25 years now...

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    That reminds me, I need to transfer all my stuff into the new wallet, my old one is literally falling apart.
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    Heh! Looking forward to seeing the new beast!
    Thanks Dave. I've just spent a couple pleasant hours drilling holes. Lots of holes. In aluminum and steel. IANAM (I Am Not A Machinist) but that was quite fun. And I got better at it as I went along. Perhaps I'll post a picture or send you one when I get to the "mockup complete" stage in a couple of weeks.

    ETA: Oops, forgot the edit note: I deleted the original content because it was in the wrong thread!! Off to post in the correct one now.
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    "Drilling a pilot hole generaly insures success." 'from the great book of tricks' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by danscope View Post
    "Drilling a pilot hole generaly insures success." 'from the great book of tricks' .
    Indeed. And despite 40 years of design experience, that didn't occur to me. Oh well, it didn't come out at all badly. I assembled one end and only had to run a drill bit into one hole to get the bolt to drop.

    With apologies in advance:

    1 And the gourd said:
    2 Let there be brackets.
    3 And let them be made of steel, and aluminum,
    4 According to their kind.
    5 And let them be attached to a small red trailer,
    6 Made in China, 'cause they do stuff cheap.
    7 And let them be attached with 3/8 inch bolts,
    8 National Coarse, because fine threads would be overkill,
    9 And require too much wrenching.
    10 And to the brackets thou shalt attach thy catapult,
    11 And with it thou shalt bombard thine enemies with pumpkins,
    12 Because that is awesome cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    1 And the gourd said:
    2 Let there be brackets.
    3 And let them be made of steel, and aluminum,
    4 According to their kind.
    5 And let them be attached to a small red trailer,
    6 Made in China, 'cause they do stuff cheap.
    7 And let them be attached with 3/8 inch bolts,
    8 National Coarse, because fine threads would be overkill,
    9 And require too much wrenching.
    10 And to the brackets thou shalt attach thy catapult,
    11 And with it thou shalt bombard thine enemies with pumpkins,
    12 Because that is awesome cool!
    Amen.
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    My best friend might be able to make it to the second weekend of faire, which will be the weekend with Simon. Since she's coming from Ohio, this is quite an occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    My best friend might be able to make it to the second weekend of faire, which will be the weekend with Simon. Since she's coming from Ohio, this is quite an occasion.
    Very nice! What's the schedule?
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    First weekend in August, Heather, Brandon, and I will be there together while Simon stays home with Graham. (Actually, we need to find a sitter for that Saturday; Graham has class the first three Saturdays in August, something I didn't realize when I was registering him for that class. But we'll figure something out.) Second weekend, we are definitely bringing Simon for the whole weekend and hopefully Gwen as well. I will be making Simon garb, possibly including Baby's First Kilt. Third weekend, Heather and Brandon will be in Virginia at her grandmother's. I will be packing most of the gear home by myself for logistical reasons. Simon will be with Graham; we have a babysitter for that Saturday already figured out.
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    Good! I've made myself a reminder for August 10. I'm thinking about getting a costume, perhaps an inexpensive monk's habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Shopping for parts for my new catapult project. I'm like a kid in a candy engineer in a hardware store! Except the clothes part, of course.
    Yes, engineers spend more money than kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Yes, engineers spend more money than kids.
    Men and Boys, price of toys, and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Good! I've made myself a reminder for August 10. I'm thinking about getting a costume, perhaps an inexpensive monk's habit.
    Be sure to get cotton, not polyester. Cotton breathes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Good! I've made myself a reminder for August 10. I'm thinking about getting a costume, perhaps an inexpensive monk's habit.
    A brilliant costume idea! I wouldn't need shave my head in a tonsure, I'm already that way naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Yes, engineers spend more money than kids.
    Try being a fly-fishin', gun-totin', woodworkin', sausage maker with a house full of DIY projects.
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    Oh...and what's making me happy today, is applewood smoke. Later, the brined and smoked pork chops will make me happy.
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