Is it summer yet?

Yes, it's after Memorial Day   1 vote - 16 %
Yes, it's hot   2 votes - 33 %
No, it's not hot enough   2 votes - 33 %
Yes, school is out   0 votes - 0 %
No, school is not out   1 vote - 16 %
No, not until the Solstice   0 votes - 0 %
No, winter is about to start   0 votes - 0 %
It's an endless summer in Paradise.   0 votes - 0 %
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6 Total Votes
Where'd ya get your sourdough starter? by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri May 30, 2008 at 07:59:35 AM EST
Also, where in Loudon?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

The air, it's still free by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri May 30, 2008 at 08:08:04 AM EST
I mixed up some flour, water, added some Fleischmann's yeast, and left it loosely covered, in hopes some airborne yeast would infiltrate the starter. It has a nice sour tang, so something got there.

South Riding.

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if ya added yeast .... by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 30, 2008 at 08:51:12 AM EST
it isn't quite kosher. Didn't rusty do a big write up on starting his own ?

At least tell me you're using unbleached flour .. Though with the price of flour as it is, not sure you'll be saving that much..

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I was in a hurry by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri May 30, 2008 at 09:08:04 AM EST
I'm not able to sit on an island and watch the money roll in, I need to squeeze in a job around my cooking activities.

I think it was unbleached, Wegmans' Fod You Feel Good About flour (Wegmans should be infiltrating your neck of the woods soon, if not, check them out when you go North).

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Rusty did, Sourdough Success: Culture by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri May 30, 2008 at 09:37:20 AM EST

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I attended an arts school myself . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri May 30, 2008 at 08:18:35 AM EST
. . . in Toronto, it was actually the first of its kind in Canada, I think. Anyways, it was an awesome experience, and an amazing group of kids, just amazing - and it doesn't seem like I got lucky with my grade group or anything, you will get reviews like that across the board from my experience. So, I think your kid will really enjoy it.

Only thing I regretted from that time was an almost non-existant sports program, just too many other things going on to really fit it in. But, I wouldn't trade my time there for any other school alternative, nosirree . . .

the same art by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 30, 2008 at 08:51:59 AM EST
school that CBB went to ? I mean, his stories of skipping school, hippie teachers, and other hijinks make for a fun story of growing up, though I dunno how much learnin' went on..

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sort of . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri May 30, 2008 at 09:40:24 AM EST
. . . CBB went to the same high school as I, and it had the arts program; however, he was not in the arts program, but in the gifted program. He was no artsy, but a nerd.

I auditioned in grade 6 and luckily got in with two other kids (they took 60 kids in grade 4, and replaced 3 each year after until 8), continuing on in aforementioned high school arts progam in grade 9. I moved away in the summer, and although I returned for my OACs (gr 13) after a house fire, there was no getting back in the program at that point.

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This one has a decent sports program by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #8 Fri May 30, 2008 at 09:17:16 AM EST
maybe even eleven year old can try out for the swim team.

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Sounds pretty posh . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri May 30, 2008 at 09:41:32 AM EST
. . . to be having a swim team. Awesome, if not elitist.

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Not many civilians or large cities by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri May 30, 2008 at 08:34:14 AM EST
In the North Africa theatre in general so it was a traditional almost gentlemanly war by WW2 standards. The inept generalship of the british kept it going for far too long when they had overwhelming material advantage.

Sadly by barooo (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri May 30, 2008 at 09:19:46 AM EST
I threw out hooch, my starter.  I'm sure he was still living, but a. I haven't baked in months and with the apartment I doubt I'll be making bread.  if I do, I can start another one, he would have required much babysitting for a few weeks to reach a new equilibrium in chicago.

man, i need a beefy taco now.
Nintendogs by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #13 Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 05:33:12 AM EST
My girls love Nintendogs.

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
This is the third cartridge by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 07:16:08 AM EST
Eleven year old lost her first on the bus, the second came with six year old's DS (the pink paw print one) and the latest is number 3.

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DS by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #15 Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 03:55:40 PM EST
Only the elder daughter has Nintendogs, but they do share.  We younger got her DS because the elder lost her's at school. Eventually the  kid who had the locker below her's coughed it up.  I'm guessing it fell into his locker somehow and he took it home until his parents told him to bring the pink DS back.

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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White Knight always has a good game by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 07:12:20 AM EST
White Knight was the cornerstone of my White Power deck (mono white, predominantly anti-black cards, with Prismatic Wards thrown in for fun against other colors), along with Order of Leitbur (we always called it Order of Light Beer).

Hey, I'm talking a real game here by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 07:14:49 AM EST
cardboard map, cardboard chits, none of this buy lots of rare and uncommons to make a killer deck stuff.

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Oh by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 07:28:21 AM EST
Well, excuuuuse me. :) I was just fondly reminiscing about my college days.  I bet that my GPA would have been a good point higher had it not been for Magic and the newly-found internet (I was one of those that went to college in the fall of 1993 that grognards lament the coming of).

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I missed those lamentations by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 01:49:31 AM EST
I pretty much burned out on gaming as a teen, and in college pursued less intellectual activities like beer and girls.

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Intellectual? by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #21 Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 02:45:35 AM EST
You'd have to have a pretty liberal definition of "intellectual" to include MtG and pr0n.

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Darn the cultural chasm by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 05:54:32 AM EST
I technically browsed the internet when I was in college, I recall reading Dead show reviews on, but it was in a crowded computer lab, and I don't know if there were any binaries around. I didn't look for erotica, either.

I did have a very geeky friend who dialed in to the mainframes using his Commodore, or some such early presonal computer.

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Crowded Lab? bah! by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #23 Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 03:04:04 AM EST
I did most of my internetting from my dorm room via dialup (they hadn't wired the dorms yet).  Had to dial a special prefix to disable call waiting to avoid getting kicked off when a call came in.  One time, I remember a guy across the hall came over saying that my roommate's (who was 22 years old) girlfriend (10th grader) was calling, demanding I get off the computer so she can get through.  Roommate wasn't around, told the guy to just tell her to fuck off next time she calls.  She would call multiple times a day, even after I told her he wasn't home, and had already taken a message from her.  Very insecure girl, obviously.  Ahh, good times.

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sourdough by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 05:00:56 PM EST
making sourdough is on my never-ending "to-do" list.  maybe i'll start it next week, and everythign will go perfectly....and then we'll move to Austin and hose everything up.