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Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 06:31:36 PM »
yep, good memory lol

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:58:36 PM »
I remember that and on best days I could complete that shit lol.
Remember the Tae Bo fad?

Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:57:29 PM »
This is unpopular in Texas, but seriously, fuck Greg Abbott

Chit Chat / Re: Recipe thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:53:05 PM »
Ive had several recipes marked in my Sopranos cookbook for a while and finally tried one this weekend.
Im going by memory here...

Rigatoni Sweet Sausage and sauce

In a bit of oil, if desired, I usually dont when browning meat, but I did here;
Brown a pound of Italian mild or sweet sausage once almost done recipe said add 2 cloves of garlic, I used 6.
Also, recipe said to buy sausage as in links, then remove casings, but I just bought it ground already, why bother?
At this point, I added mushrooms because I love mushrooms, however it is not called for in the recipe.
Add 1/2 cup dry wine; all I had was cooking sherry, works fine.
Simmer until most of wine evaporates.
Add a 28 oz can of whole tomatoes. Once added, I crush them with a wooden spoon, recipe says to run through a food mill, but whatever.
Bring to a simmer then lower heat for an hour to hour fifteen until sauce thickens.
Tear or cut as many basil leaves as you want and add in; recipe calls for five, I used a bit more.

During all of this, you should have been boiling a pound of pasta.
I salt the water straight away, get it to boiling, add a solid pat of butter, then in with the pasta.
I used rigatoni per the recipe. Penne would probably work, although I wouldnt go with egg noodles. I mean I guess you could use whatever you want lol.
Which ever way you prepare to serve (see note) now add a half cup of shredded Reggiano Parmasean or some other good aged parmasean. DO NOT USE THAT SHIT IN THE CAN.

If you toss your pasta in with the sauce before serving, be aware, this is a lot of pasta so make sure it doesnt bury the sauce.
I buy whole mushrooms and slice them myself, but use them or not.
San Marzano Italian tomatoes are always a win for me. You could use crushed tomatoes but I wouldnt use diced unless it's all you have because I just think it would affect the heartiness of the meal.
Lastly, I didnt have to let my sauce stand that long, but go as long as you want or need to in order to achieve desired consistency.

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:37:03 PM »
There is a book thread here somewhere because I updated my Star Wars reading salvo there not long ago.
Nice to see Lebowski and the Office crack any list lol

On the health front, I seriously need to lose weight, like a metric fuck ton as Im in the worst shape of my life.
I have completed a beginner 30 day course of yoga, twice, and am now just bouncing around through other beginner courses on line.
It was amazing to me how much strength I lost during the pandemic, and If Im being honest, it began before that but Covid just exacerbated everything for the worse.
So I picked up some cables not long ago just to get something going at the hosue, but man, as much as I hated going to the gym, I miss the results. My 1 rep max is probably equivalent to that of a junior high girl.
Once I hit my 14 day post second shot threshold, I may hit the gym again, although that means paying for it, and well, that's a whole other story...

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:01:07 PM »
The Knick
Clive Owen

Story surrounds doctors and others centered around the KNickerbocker Hospital in NYC in 1900.
Strong social commentary as well as historical look at medical practices and innovations.
Good character development on a wide array of actors.
This should get more notice I think

The Terror
Season 1 only

I was interested, but sort of put off for some reason I cant identify. I had to have subtitles on because I cannot understand these guys completely and was tired or rewinding, especially on Prime because their interface sucks.
I liked it well enough to suggest you wtch it but i wasnt enthralled.
It is based on Captain Sir John Franklin's sailing dont know anything about the true story so I cant comment.

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: April 04, 2021, 12:43:21 PM »
I need to get back to the gym so bad. This at home stuff aint cuttin it for me.
Although I dont look forward to the shortcomings you mentioned, getting my legs under me, literally lol

Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: March 26, 2021, 06:05:32 PM »
I'm always around, even if I don't talk as much (I wish I had your guys love and appreciation of music...) Still, especially during this pandemic but even before, it's been really nice to have BSB still here and to shoot the back and forth with you guys (with surprise appearances by BBB and Tider that one time).

I agree. I still check here almost daily, I just dont post near as much

Chit Chat / Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
« on: March 26, 2021, 12:24:09 PM »
Yea, we've all had some good ideas for threads and conversational posts but there's just three or four of us so I just sorta stopped because of inactivity.
I wish I knew people I could invite to start posting on the reg.

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: March 19, 2021, 03:30:24 PM »
A couple of months ago I was thinking about my dad who passed in 2004 and my thoughts rifted to his memorial service and I recalled how blown away I was that my old boss had shown up.
We were friends, as in friends you work with or in her case, for.
She knew what my dad meant to me and when I told her he died, she of course told me to take as much time as needed.
No way she knew his name, or where the funeral was, none of that, but she figured it out and showed up without fanfare, just sincerity.
That made me realize I hadnt talked to her in some time (we last worked together in 05, last spoke maybe in 14?) so I sent her a message and after the how are you's, we began discussing my industry. She had left our business in 05 to sell life insurance.
I told her how things were progressing slowly and how it's hurting financially. I mockingly said, hey, if you hear of anyone hiring...hahaha.
She responded with, well, ya know....
I've been looking to slow down and eventually retire, and how it works in this business is that I get another agent to take over my clients, but the problem is, once a renewal term comes up, they wont share the commissions with me and cut me out, so, Im sorta looking for someone I trust who can come in with me.
In a matter of weeks, I was enrolled in an online course, took the prep course and yesterday, passed my state licensing exam.
Im now able to sell insurance.
It's tough because these guys are just go go go all the time, but for me, I still have to work, especially since everything is at an even more reduced rate right now. But, Im going to try to intergrate as fast as I can and see what happens.
I'll be selling life, health and accident, so we dont delve in to the medical bs, and I know, there are negative connotations with insurance salesman, a lot like a car salesman, but what the hell.
Ill see what happens. Most importantly, I hope I like it. I hope I make more money than my current career so I can make it secondary. It would be nice if I could manage both but in the end, I just want more stability and happiness.
So, here's to what's next...

Chit Chat / Re: The Top 5 Thread
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:11:30 PM »
I like the NWA cover as well, and of course the VH ;-)
But like you said, too many options

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:25:21 PM »
The Sinner
Bill Pullman

Three seasons of eight episodes a season with one case per season.
Youre familiar with the adage good, better, best?
The Sinner operates in a backward fashion with regards to their seasons meaning it goes best, better....crappy.

Bill Pullman is a police detective who finds him self always seeking more in a case, or in other words, seeing what's under the surface to a case everyone else sees as open and shut.
Season 1 we get Jessica Biel, who is also EP for all three seasons, who commits cold blooded murder in front of witnesses on a beach.
From the very beginning we are given quick flashes of of the past, but of course we have no idea what it means. The storytelling mode is backwards, or, reveal as you go kind of thing. We are supposed to be putting together pieces the same as our protagonist and it is directed well enough to work, for two seasons.
Pullman's character does have a slow burn 3 series arch which is interesting and while seasons one and two were good, they just tried to go next level on three and missed. I wont see completely because it was actually a good idea, straddling normalcy and madness, question what is and isnt, but they just could not find a good way to demonstrate the third act IMO.
I wasnt going to watch the third because of the reviews, but, decided why not, only 8 episodes, go wtih it.
It wasnt the worst thing Ive ever seen by far but its just not on par with the first two.
Give it a go...

Archive pull...Road House

This movie just gets worse and worse every single time I see it and it's freakin awesome.

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: February 19, 2021, 03:41:36 PM »
You know, I feel pretty guilty because it hasnt been bad for me. I was never without power for more than say, 15 hours. So when the power went out, I just wallowed out a warm spot in bed, read a book and hibernated.
A pipe burst at my sisters house so we are having to deal with that, but it wasnt near as bad as it could have been. Course its easy for me to say, wasnt my house.
Im usually reasonably stocked with food just because Im a glutton so that wasnt a problem, plus, its just me and my dog. A lot less stressful I imagine when you dont have a family to worry about.
This is one time where living in the burbs was a benefit because Houston was hit hard. All my friends were in pretty bad shape for most of the storm.
As soon as we get a plumber to my sisters and get an estimate, we will be pretty much recovered.

Appreciate the check in dude  :D

Pro Football / Re: 2020 pro football thread
« on: February 14, 2021, 12:54:19 PM »
lol oh my gawd

yea she'd stroke out about the Cup.

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: February 12, 2021, 02:36:33 PM »
Sounds like we are on the same page lol
That's what I was hoping to at least get across, that you cant take it seriously and if you can ascend over that note, you'll have a good time.
Incidentally, the Uncut Gems reference...I liked the film too, although, seeing an anxiety ridden show like that as my norm, I probably wouldnt sign up.

Back to search party, keep me posted; I wanna hear what you think about the rest of it  :popcorn:

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