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By georgeha (Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 04:45:10 AM EST) beer, Ivy League, aliens, dead people (all tags)
That has beans in it's chili recipe!

Plus, Winter Solstice, future Ivy Leaguer, dead cousin, bday wrapup, and less.

Poll: Favorite Twilight Zone Episode?



Twelve year old toured Columbia while she was in NYC (her homecoming was Saturday evening), and wants to go there. I'm not sure an Ivy League is her best fit, given that she's extremely talented in math and science, but if she really wants to, she has to work her butt off to get in, and get a good financial aid package. Going by the inappropriate measure of picking Ivy League schools by the city I'd want to visit (again), Columbia is right up there with Harvard and Cornell, though for the last we'd have to avoid the extremely inappropriateness of asking her dormmates if they want to go skinny dipping in Potter's Falls.

I also brewed a batch of honey lager. I'm not sure what went wrong with my previous batch of Pilsner, though I did scorch some of the liquid malt extract, so this time I made sure the water was hot before I added the honey and dme. I may have it by Saint Patrick's Day, but the way the yeast is not working, probably not. It only started krausening yesterday, after reinforcing the Wyeast liquid Czech yeast with some expired dried yeast.

We tried to watch a movie this weekend, but Winter Solstice just couldn't hold our attention, it's a slow movie about a family dealing with a sudden death. Real slow, with not much in the way of dialogue. We watched about half, and figured our time is better spent watching old Twilight Zones. The Bewitching Pool is Mrs. Ha's favorite, that Earl Hamner Jr sure can write. I wonder if he wrote anything else? I liked Passage on the Lady Anne and got a big kick out of The Fear, I think it was the giant inflatable cylcopean alien. Oh yeah, how can you not like Mr. Garrity and the Graves, it's zombylicious.

Sunday we went sneaker shopping, and I found that 10 1/2 EEEE in Asics fit my way too wide feet, and for under $100. Woot.

Monday was my birthday, I made ribs in the crockpot, along with some black beans and rice and vintage corn bread, it was an improvement from our normal Monday dinner (leftovers, or pasta, or something else that only takes a short while). While the ribs were good, I still prefer them slow cooked in the oven. Seven year old said I should have stayed home, alone. While it was somewhat tempting, I could have broken out a kitchen table sized wargame, I passed, I'll probably need my vacation days to deal with taking care of the kids this summer. Twelve year old bought me a tin of little Hershey bar's while in NYC, she probably spent too much, and I feel a little guilty.

Speaking of wargames, I have a wish list going, but finances will be tight until the middle of March. I'm used to belated presents, though not from myself.

Mrs. Ha's cousin died, and surprisingly it made our local papers. She was living in Florida as a newspaper executive, so I suppose it's not surprising the AP carried her obit. I never met her, she was in Duluth or Florida the last few decades.

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twilight zone.. by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:13:15 AM EST

gosh, too many that are great..

Gotta stop thinking about them now and go work..

they've been fitting in very well with our life by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:15:09 AM EST
We usually can't commit to a two hour movie at night, be we can find time for a half hour Twilight Zone, when I can find them at our library.


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I love "The Monsters Are Due..." by greyshade (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 07:20:02 AM EST
I haven't seen "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?".  I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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WIPO: by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:15:28 AM EST
The one where Alyssa Milano gets her tits out.

Oh, hold on, that was The Outer Limits.  In which case I'd have to say...screw it.  I'm sticking with my first answer anyway.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

There was one with Elizabeth Montgomery by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:19:45 AM EST
who was hot in the days, as a brunette.


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heh by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:59:58 AM EST
I just watched a "Bewitched" episode the other day.  She was too hot for Darren.
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We saw a Darren in one of the Twilight episodes by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 06:01:53 AM EST
I forget which episode, and which Darren.


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WIPO: Airplane gremlins by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:37:35 AM EST
With a very young Shatner.

the one with that famous TV actor? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 05:42:41 AM EST



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Yeah by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 09:22:13 AM EST
Had to wait till I was home to look it up:

Nightmare at 20,000 feet, starring William Shatner.  I'm not much of a Shatner fan and honestly didn't even recognize him the first half of the show.  But as a pilot, that one episode has got to be my favorite. 

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He;s in that fortune telling diner one, too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 09:26:13 AM EST



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WIPO by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 06:11:46 AM EST
The Hunt
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Awe, it has a doggy, and it written by Earl by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 06:16:38 AM EST
Hamner Jr. I'll keep an eye out for that one, for Mrs. Ha.


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I'm a little sour on Ivy League grads by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 01:37:40 PM EST
right at this moment in my life.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
I can understand if it was Princeton or Dartmouth by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 02:35:12 PM EST



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Cornell / Yale actually /nt by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 03:21:46 PM EST

"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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I like Cornell by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 03:23:23 PM EST
well, at least the hippy hooeyness of Ithaca, and the gorges.


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Are there any strip clubs up there by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 03:34:13 PM EST
I'm just wondering...
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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There must be by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #19 Sat Feb 28, 2009 at 02:44:07 AM EST
considering all the young coeds working there way through med and law school.


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